Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) Dinner on the Circular Economy:
Driving Systems Transformation to Net-Zero
9 December, Casino de Madrid, Calle de Alcalá
18:00 – 22:30
IRP Co-Chair Izabella Teixeira will attend this year’s LESC Dinner. This dinner will promote dialogue between business, government and academia on what it means to realize a circular economy in various sectors and what are the key solutions to getting to net zero emissions across all sectors by mid-century.
Link to event: https://lowemissions.solutions/event/lesc-at-cop25-dinner/
UNEP - UNFCCC high-level side event:
The Emissions Gap Report 2019: Key Findings and Ways Forward
10 December, Room 6
13:15 - 14:45
Lead author Edgar Hertwich will present key messages from the Summary for Policymakers (some of which are included in chapter 7 of the Emissions Gap Report 2019) at this high-level presentation.
Link to event: https://unepdtu.org/meet-us-at-cop25/
European Commission side event:
Scaling-up climate action through the circular economy and nature-based solutions
10 December, European Pavilion
15:00 – 16:30
This event will showcase how the integration of circular economy measures and nature-based
solutions move the needle towards providing sustainable and effective solutions to climate change. IRP Co-Chair Izabella Teixeira will present key findings from the International Resource Panel on the potential contribution of resource efficiency to climate mitigation and adaptation. Other speakers will highlight the connections between nature-based solutions and the circular economy and best practices between the EU and Latin America countries.
Key Speakers: Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President, European Commission), Carolina Schmidt (Minister of Environment, Chile), Inger Andersen (Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme), Ms Pamela Castillo Barahona (Vice Minister for the Environment of Costa Rica) (tbc), Daniel Calleja (Director-General for Environment, European Commission), Mauro Petriccione (Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission) (tbc), Izabella Teixeira (Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel), Vicente Caruz (President of the Fundación Eurochile), Joss Blériot (Ellen McArthur Foundation), Peter Schmidt (EESC member, Workers' Group), Gonzalo Muñoz (Co-founder and Executive President of Triciclos) (tbc)
Launch Event: Summary for Policymakers
“Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future”
11 December, Italian Pavilion
18:00 – 19:30
Hosted by the Ministry of Environment of Italy, the United Nations Environment Programme and the International Resource Panel, this event will launch the Summary for Policymakers of the IRP report “Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future”. Results from this assessment will help raise awareness about the critical role of material efficiency strategies in climate mitigation plans and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This will be the first time that these connections are scientifically drawn at the global level.
Key Speakers: Edgar Hertwich (Lead author and member of the International Resource Panel), Sergio Costa (Minister of Environment, Land and Sea of Italy), Teresa Ribera (Minister of Environment of Spain) (tbc), Inger Andersen (Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme), Izabella Teixeira (Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel)
Enhancing resource efficiency and reducing material footprint to meet climate commitments
12 December, Blue Zone, San Pedro de Atacama Hall
Hosted by the One Planet Network, International Resource Panel and UNFCCC. Speakers at this event will demonstrate the contribution of increased resource efficiency to climate mitigation and the importance of applying resource efficiency policies and strategies to achieve the Paris Agreement goals. It will showcase the scientific evidence, as well as policies and actions taken to decrease the material footprint of the economy while also accelerating the reduction of GHG emissions.
Key Speakers: H.E. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez (Minister of Environment of Costa Rica) (tbc), H.E. Krista Mikkonen (Minister of Environment of Finland), Inger Andersen (Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme), Achim Steiner (Administrator, UNDP), Maria Helena Semedo (Deputy Director General, FAO), Martin Frick (Director of Implementation, UNFCCC), Izabella Teixeira (Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel), Gonzalo Muñoz (Founder, TriCiclos, High-Level Climate Champion)