Events > COP25


02 – 13 December 2019, Madrid


Please see below for a full agenda for COP25 week two. Please note this is subject to change.

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Time Event Organisation
Monday 9th December – Zero Emission Transport
12:00 – 13:00 International ZEV Alliance: funding the ZEV transition

This event will explore some of the smart approaches taken by International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance (IZEVA) members across the globe to fund the transition to zero emission vehicles, building on IZEVA’s recently launched paper ‘Funding the transition to all zero emission vehicles’
International ZEV Alliance
13:15 – 14:45 Accelerating the Low Carbon Transition: The case for stronger, more targeted and coordinated international action

Launching a report “Accelerating the Low Carbon Transition: The case for stronger, more targeted and coordinated international action”. Commissioned by the UK with support from the Energy Transitions Commission.

With UK Minister, Lord Duncan; the authors; and representatives of Mission Innovation, the World Economic Forum, and the Just Transition Centre.
UK Government
15:00 – 16:00 Cities & Transport

A presentation and panel debate on how cities are approaching the decarbonisation of the transport sector across the world. This event will explore how cities may transform, with a specific focus on policy and urban infrastructure and environment. 
UK Government, C40, Foster & Partners and ARUP
16:30 – 17:30 EV100: Business as ‘Ambassador for Change’

During the panel discussion, speakers will set out the actions that their organisations are taking to drive forward the Zero Emission Vehicle agenda, with a particular focus on how businesses that have signed up to the EV100 campaign can act as ‘ambassador for change’ beyond their commitments as signatories – and what they need from policy makers to achieve this.
The Climate Group
18:00 – close UK low carbon business reception

The UK pavilion will be hosting a networking event for industry representatives working within low carbon sectors. This event is an opportunity to meet with like-minded stakeholders to discuss low carbon technologies and opportunities around the world, in particular Latin America. Interested attendees will be UK companies and international buyers.
UK Government
Tuesday 10th December – Green Finance and Coal Transition
10:00 – 11:00 Pricing Climate Risk into Investment Decision Making

The Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) was launched at UNCAS by the UK, Jamaica, WTW, WEF, and the GCA. It aims to foster a more accurate integration of physical climate risks into investment decision-making, driving a shift toward a more climate resilient economy for all countries, including the most vulnerable. This session will provide further information and an update on the work of the Coalition.
The Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment
11:30  – 12:30 Sustainable Infrastructure: mobilizing private investment for low-carbon development in Latin America

This panel will discuss the case for sustainable infrastructure investment, showcasing the barriers and opportunities to bringing investments to reality as seen by both project developers and investors in Latin America. It will discuss how the UK and IDBG can mobilise private sector investments through the UK Sustainable Infrastructure Programme (UK SIP).
UK Government

InterAmerican Development Bank Group (IDBG)
13:00  – 14:30 Accelerating a Just Transition Through Carbon Pricing

This year's CPLC Annual Leadership Dialogue will focus on the role of carbon pricing in a just transition to a low-carbon economy. The event brings together high-level speakers from government, industry and international organisations.
Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC)
14:45  – 16:00 Announcement of the Partnership for Market Implementation

This event will bring together high-level representatives from governments and the World Bank to announce the Partnership for Market Implementation (PMI). The PMI is the successor programme to the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and will assist countries to implement carbon pricing instruments as they prepare to operationalise their NDCs.
World Bank
16:00 – 17:15 Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) leadership in LATAM and the UK

This event will follow the launch of the London Stock Exchange's (LSEG) new ESG leadership and revised sustainable bond segment with a specific look to promoting the adoption of ESG factors within investment portfolios across LATAM and the UK. Case studies and best practices of ESG leadership will be showcased from practitioners and users. 
UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office - British Embassy Santiago, Chile.

Event Supported by British Embassies in Latin America and UK Green Finance Institute.
17:15 – 18:00 Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA): Responding to the Global Imperative for Coal Phase-out

The Powering Past Coal Alliance has continued to grow and drive ambition in 2019, and momentum is still building. This event will showcase our achievements, recognising the urgency of phasing out coal power and how we plan to address this.
Ministers will speak to this progress, the next steps for the PPCA and announce new members and initiatives. Members will make announcements about their recent coal phase-out efforts and commitments to end the financing of coal.
Powering Past Coal Alliance
18:00 – close UK Green Finance Institute Reception

An opportunity to meet and network with key members of the UK green finance community. You will hear about the Green Finance Institute’s mission as a forum for public-private collaboration in green finance and its role supporting HMG’s plans for 2020, a significant year for climate action culminating in COP26.
UK Green Finance Institute 
Wednesday 11th December – Technology and Innovation / Resilience and Adaptation
09:30 – 11:00 Big Data and Al: Emerging Tools for Managing Climate Risks and Opportunities for Sustainable Finance

Recent years have seen a series of advances in a range of Data Technologies (e.g. AI, Blockchain) which offer promising opportunities to accelerate the transition to clean growth. However, global progress to materialise these opportunities is stalled owing to inconsistent data sharing models, policy and regulatory frameworks and market structures that have become barriers to the adoption of these emerging digital technologies. This session explores the pre-requisites for the roll-out of AI in managing physical and transition risks in the finance sector to fully implement TCFD recommendations.
Blockchain & Climate Institute 
11:30 – 12:30 The Atmosphere Restoration Accelerator: Creating a commercial market for greenhouse gas removal technologies

Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) technologies such as Afforestation and Direct Air Capture are likely to play a critical role in achieving net-zero emissions.  The scaling of these technologies in line with climate model requirements has the potential to be a multi-trillion pound industry. This session explores how to create a commercial market for GGR.
Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
13:00  – 14:15 Energy Storage in Emerging markets

This event will provide a platform for key stakeholders to dive into the challenges and opportunities of financing, developing, and deploying energy storage projects across a range of technologies in the developing world.

Participants will learn more about recent energy storage initiatives focused on developing countries including the recently established Climate Investment Funds’ Global Energy Storage Program (GESP), and the WB ESMAP-convened Energy Storage Partnership (ESP), among others undertaken by governments, development finance institutions and the private sector.
Climate Investment Funds

World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP)

UK Government 
14:30  – 15:30 Transforming industry: Developing carbon capture, utilisation and storage clusters

This event will highlight the critical role of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies in achieving climate and energy goals. It will focus on the potential for CCUS to support deep emissions reductions in industrial sectors that are important for economic growth and high-value job creation, including steel, cement and chemicals production. It will consider opportunities for accelerated deployment of CCUS within these and other sectors, in particular through the development of industrial CCUS clusters to support industrial competitiveness and drive low carbon products. The event will also consider how development of CO2 infrastructure can support carbon removal and CO2 use applications, highlighting significant technology developments.
International Energy Agency
15:40  – 16:40 The Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP): growing together

This session will provide a high-level panel and open discussion, and an update on progress of the Risk-Informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) since the UN Climate Summit in New York. This is an opportunity for new stakeholders to join the partnership and contribute to the priorities, value and approach of the partnership.
UK Government, Met Office and REAP Partners
16:50  – 17:50 The LDCs call for business unusual

The LDC Group are making ambitious commitments to deliver their 2050 vision of a climate-resilient future. At this event the LDC group leadership will share how they plan to deliver the LDC initiative for Effective Adaptation and Resilience in country, to develop transformational delivery mechanisms to reach communities at scale.
The LDC Group
18:00  – 19:00 Responding to the Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience UK and Egypt
19:00 – close Call for Action and Business Unusual reception

The UK, Egypt and the LDC group welcome event participants to join them in a reception to further discuss delivery of the UN Summit Call for Action and the LDC Initiative for Effective Adaptation and Resilience (LIFE-AR). 
UK, Egypt and the LDC Group
Thursday 12th December - Energy Transitions and Climate Finance
10:00 – 11:00 ASEAN and the UK - developing a 2020 partnership

This session is an opportunity to hear from thought-leaders and policy-makers on ASEAN’s climate priorities and challenges in the year ahead. The aim is to encourage an open discussion – including audience contributions - towards a shared understanding of ASEAN climate considerations that will inform collaborative approaches for a successful, impactful COP 26.
UK Government
11:30 – 12:30 How can considering co-benefits of climate action allow us to go further & faster cutting emissions?

Action on climate change has multiple benefits, including improvements in public health, growth in the low-carbon jobs market and a reduction in poverty and inequality. This event explores these co-benefits, how their incorporation into the decision-making process can accelerate emission reductions, and how cities and devolved regions are best placed to capitalise on these benefits. 
Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
13:00 - 13:45 Global Investor action towards COP26

This session will focus on global investor action on climate change answering key questions such as: How will the energy transition unfold?  What are the implications for key sectors and global investors? What action are global investors taking towards COP26 and net zero?
The session will highlight the new UN Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, new analysis from The Inevitable Policy Response on the implications of a delayed forceful policy response for key sectors, as well as a global investor perspective. 
Speakers will include Mark Lewis, Global Head of Research at BNP Paribas Asset Management, also a TCFD member and advisor to the Carbon Tracker Initiative; Thomas Kansy, Principal, Vivid Economics and an economist leading on The Inevitable Policy Response; and Edward Baker from the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, a co-convenor of the UN Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance.  
UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
14:00 – 15:30 International Climate Finance post-2020 and the future of climate finance

A diverse panel of experts will discuss the future of climate finance. The discussion will focus on likely trends beyond 2020, including current and potential future examples of best-practice.
Includes a short food and drink reception.
UK Government 
15:30 – 16:30 Collaborating to accelerate action: Colombia-UK partnership for Sustainable Growth

Following on from the landmark signing of the ‘Partnership for Sustainable Growth’ between Colombia and the UK in June 2019, this showcase of progress achieved across sectors of focus will show how coordinating interventions and investment can lead to significant impact and ambitious action on climate for the mutual benefit of both countries.

UK PACT is the UK’s £60 million capacity-building programme, that supports middle-income, developing countries to reduce carbon emissions. The programme responds to demand from countries and works in partnership with them to help deliver on their NDCs and take more climate action. This event will showcase examples from Mexico, Colombia and China, focussing on green finance, with a panel discussion on what has been effective and what more needs to be done. 
UK Government
17:00 – 18:30 Building Capacity & Greening Finance: Towards a Net Zero World

UK PACT is the UK’s £60 million capacity-building programme, that supports middle-income, developing countries to reduce carbon emissions. The programme responds to demand from countries and works in partnership with them to help deliver on their NDCs and take more climate action. This event will showcase examples from Mexico, Colombia and China, focussing on green finance, with a panel discussion on what has been effective and what more needs to be done. 
UK Government
18:30 – close UK PACT Reception

We hope you will be able to join us and carry on the conversation on green finance at the UK PACT reception. This will be an opportunity to meet UK PACT implementers and the team, ready to share their experience in mobilising investments and discuss ambitions.
UK Government