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COP23 Bonn

Watch this page for details of INTO’s delegation to COP23 being hosted by Fiji in Bonn.

INTO Resources

INTO has been an active advocate for the issues that National Trust face dealing with climate change for many years. Our team has attended most of the COP events since 2009. INTO has produced several relevant declarations, these are the Dublin Declaration, the Victoria Declaration, and the Entebbe Declaration. Most recently the delegates at the 17th INTO Conference in Bali supported the creation of the Gianyar Declaration by our conference hosts, BPPI (The Indonesian National Trust).

A LIST OF SIDE EVENTS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST IS AVAILABLEAS A PDF.     List of side events of particular interest

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OLIVER’S BLOG

  • The devil’s in the COP 23 detail (From the Climate News Network) For a probably final look at the UN climate conference in Bonn, a Canadian writer explains what the COP 23 detail means. By Mitchell Beer OTTAWA, 21 November, 2017 – A key takeaway from this year’s United Nations climate change conference (COP 23) is that, when it comes to putting a practical foundation under the high-minded pronouncements ...
  • Leaving on a high! The 8th blog from COP 23 How time flies when you are enjoying yourself though somehow the end came almost too suddenly and as I walked away from the Bonn Zone on Friday afternoon and left behind the memories of all the great people I had met during the previous 2 weeks, I felt a distinct tinge of sadness. Having said ...
  • UN Climate Talks: We really are all in the same canoe “We’re all in the same Canoe” With these words, the Prime Minister of Fiji opened proceedings at the UN climate change talks in Bonn last week. Hosting a COP (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is an expensive and complicated business, so while the Pacific Island of Fiji holds the ...
  • What a Reception! Blog 7 from COP 23 Leonardo DiCaprio, on being presented with the Best Actor Award at the 2016 Oscars, rather than thanking his family etc. said this: “Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders ...
  • People Power. The 6th Blog from Bonn It is amazing how the Bonn Centre, where all the exhibitions and pavilions are based, has filled up at the start of the second week. There has been talk of 25000 expected at the COP but it seemed relatively quiet during week one. All that has now changed and the queue at the German Pavilion ...
  • A weak end to the weekend! The sun hasn’t shined yet during the 8 days that I have been in Bonn, at least not as far as I am aware although it is fair to say that in the Conference complex it is hard to know what is going on outside. At least the journey to and from my Airbnb has ...

OLIVER’S PODCASTS

Oliver’s final report from COP23

Today I spoke to Oliver and he gave the final report on the two weeks at COP23 in Bonn.


Oliver’s Report, November 16th from COP23 in Bonn

As #COP23 is drawing to a close I talked to Oliver at the end (well at least the end of the daytime part) of a long day in Bonn.


Oliver’s November 13th Report from Bonn

At the beginning of the second week of COP23 we caught Oliver at a bus stop in Bonn and recorded this interview. It has been a busy week and the second week is shaping up to be just as busy.


COP23 First Report from Bonn

In this podcast Oliver gives us a report on the first days of COP23 and of the INTO side event just completed. It is exhausting and exciting and it is so important for INTO to represent the issues facing heritage and island communities.


COP23 Preparations for COP

Oliver is leaving for Bonn on November 4th. In this interview he outlines the plans for this year’s meeting. INTO has 6 events scheduled over the length of the conference. Oliver will be joined by partners from INTO member trusts bringing a broad perspective on the issues that Climate Change presents to National Trusts around […]

Other COP Notices and Events

Anika Molesworth of INTO Farms posted this relevant article: https://intofarms.org/climate-smart-agriculture-empowerment-rural-women/

The INTO delegation has been able to establish a number of events during COP23

Wed 8 Nov – Room 10, Bonn Centre 11 30 – 13 00

Side Event in collaboration between Global Ecovillage Network, INTO, OpenTeam and Nordic Folkecenter

SDGs: Heritage, Green Technology, Collaboration & Ecovillage Solutions for Peace & Prosperity

An innovative array of proven and inspiring regenerative solutions addressing the challenges created by climate change, implementing the Paris Agreement and the SDGs, while fostering resilient communities with social, cultural, environmental and economic sustainability principles.

 

Fri 10 Nov – UK Pavilion  11 30 – 13 00

Side Event in collaboration between Global Ecovillage Network, INTO, OpenTeam and Nordic Folkecenter

SDGs: Heritage, Green Technology, Collaboration & Ecovillage Solutions for Peace & Prosperity

An innovative array of proven and inspiring regenerative solutions addressing the challenges created by climate change, implementing the Paris Agreement and the SDGs, while fostering resilient communities with social, cultural, environmental and economic sustainability principles.

 

Sat 11 Nov – 10 00 – 14 00 Haus der Evangelischen Kirche (House of the Evangelical Church)

  Adenauerallee 37, 53113 Bonn (click here for a map), 15 mins from Conference venue
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The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) together with Open Team, the Nordic Folkecenter, International National Trusts Organisation, and Centre for Alternative Technology, is hosting a Symposium on the Power of Community-led Action for Carbon Drawdown. This will be an interactive space for participants to learn from one another and share ideas. We invite interested and passionate individuals to discuss and design community-led solutions for drawdown in an interactive and collaborative way.

 

Sun 12 Nov  Fiji Pavilion 15 45 – 16 45

“Challenges and solutions to Heritage Management in the face of a changing climate”

 

This side event will show how the National Trust and other organisations in the UK and elsewhere are mitigating  and adapting to the worst effects through seeking to be more energy efficient and finding innovative solutions or technologies for generating renewable energy and managing the environmental impacts of climate change.

It will also show how INTO member organisations and others, through their education programmes for visitors to heritage sites, are raising awareness of the risks and impacts of climate change and getting communities and individuals involved.

 

Wed 15 Nov UNESCO Pavilion (9:45 – 10:30 am)

“Cultural Sites, Resources and Climate Change”

This side event will show how the National Trust and other organisations in the UK and elsewhere are mitigating  and adapting to the worst effects through seeking to be more energy efficient and finding innovative solutions or technologies for generating renewable energy and managing the environmental impacts of climate change.

It will also show how INTO member organisations and others, through their education programmes for visitors to heritage sites, are raising awareness of the risks and impacts of climate change and getting communities and individuals involved.

Speakers will be Oliver Maurice and Andrew Potts

 

Fri 17 Nov UK Pavilion 11 45 -13 00

 

“Challenges and solutions to Heritage Management in the face of a changing climate”

This side event will show how the National Trust and other organisations in the UK and elsewhere are mitigating  and adapting to the worst effects through seeking to be more energy efficient and finding innovative solutions or technologies for generating renewable energy and managing the environmental impacts of climate change.

It will also show how INTO member organisations and others, through their education programmes for visitors to heritage sites, are raising awareness of the risks and impacts of climate change and getting communities and individuals involved.

The UK Minister of State for Climate Change and Business, Claire Perry, has agreed to speak at our side event.

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