Sessions, Panels and Side Events

COP24 // Climate Action, Land and the Nexus

The event will feature two panel discussions. The first panel will focus on examples of climate action in the domains of energy and food and linkages to land use policies. The second panel will focus on African stakeholders at the Nexus and discuss what research, innovation and new knowledge are required in the long run in order to strengthen their preparedness for the impacts of climate change.

The side event will be complemented by and exhibition of 20 Copernicus satellite image posters illustrating the land degradation – climate change interactions extracted by the JRC World Atlas of Desertification.

Where and when

COP24 - UN Climate Change Conference 
EU Pavilion
Room Vienna 
Katowice
Poland

13 December 2018
18:00-20:00

Speakers

  • Michael Cherlet (JRC) and Cesar Morales (CEPAL; Chile) - Dialogue on land degradation and climte change. 
  • Floor Brouwer (WR) - The Nexus approach and policy coherence in cliamte action. 
  • Robert Oakes (UNU-EHS) - Sustainable Development Goals and global environmental change.
  • Uta Wehn (IHE Delft) - The future knowledge base for water and climate change in Africa.  

Organisers

  • Wageningen Economic Research (The Hague; The Netherlands)
  • European Commission (Research and Innovation)
  • IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (Delft; The Netherlands)
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)

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Further information

For further information, please visit the European Commission website

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