Hosted by the government of Malaysia in the city of Johor Bahru, Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) 2023 will take place on 13-17 November 2023. UNEP/GlobalABC will participate in a Track 2 main session led by the United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions (HLCs) team.
Event: Non-state Actors Perspectives on the 2023 Breakthrough Agenda Report in the Asia Pacific: Climate Resilient Built Environment, Green Infrastructure and Low Carbon Mobility
Date and time: Thursday 15 November 2023, 15:45 - 17:15 Malaysia Time (GMT+8)
Location: Hall ANJUNG PUTERI 302, Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
The Breakthrough Agenda Report is an annual collaboration between the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions (HLCs). It focusses on the need for strong and targeted international collaboration in high emissions sectors to deliver transitions that are faster, easier and cheaper for all. The report also examines the advances made and actions needed to meet the goals of the Breakthrough Agenda, a commitment signed by 48 countries representing close to 80% of global economic output and which announced a Partnership with the COP28 Presidency in Jan 2023.
The Breakthrough Agenda Report released in September 2023 shows that current efforts on clean energy and sustainable solutions, while improving, are not yet delivering the levels of investment and deployment required to meet international climate goals.
- It calls on all stakeholders to strengthen international collaboration on key issues such as – financial and technical assistance; research and innovation; standards and regulation; and market creation – to turbocharge the transition.
- In accordance with the theme of Track 2, this event will focus on three sectors: Climate resilient built environment (Buildings), Green infrastructure (Low carbon steel and cement) and Low carbon mobility (Road transportation and clean public transportation).
- It will collect the perspectives of non-state actors in the Asia Pacific on regional trends, assessment of implementation challenges and will provide an opportunity to showcase how leading organizations are creating impact by use of relevant case studies.
This session of the Asia-Pacific Climate Week aims to highlight the importance of international cooperation and the need to integrate the perspectives of non-party stakeholders in the process of delivering ambitious climate outcomes. It will lead to:
- Accelerating action on mobilising investment, research and innovation, standards and trade in three sectors to bring down the price of crucial technologies and sustainable solutions.
- Coordinating regional action on the recommendations of the 2023 Breakthrough Agenda Report by partnering with non-state actors.
- Providing a platform to non-party stakeholders to showcase their impact through case studies and success stories in the region.
- Session moderator: Emmanuelle Pinault, Department Director, Systems Transformations, Climate Champions Team (CCT)
- Roundtable discussion moderator: Kapil Narula, Senior Analyst, Breakthrough Agenda, CCT
- Mr. Mozaharul Alam, Regional Coordinator, Climate Change for Asia and the Pacific Office, UNEP
- Ms Frances WAY, Executive Director, Climate Champions Team
- Mr. Gulshan VASHISTHA, Asia Regional Green Investment Lead, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), South Korea
- Nandakumar JANARDHANAN, Deputy Director - Climate and Energy & Regional Coordinator - South Asia, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan
- Speaker, Singapore Green Building Council, Singapore (TBC)
- Stefan BÖßNER, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Asia