You will find below the list of IDDRI side events during COP27, as well as the publications that may be associated with them.

All times below are expressed in Sharm el-Sheikh Eastern European Time (EET).

Past events:

[Highlight] Tuesday November, 8 - 10:30 am - 11:30 am: Carbon removal using blue carbon ecosystems

Watch live

Location: IAEA Pavilion
Organized by: IAEA
Speakers include: Jean-Pierre Gattuso (for IDDRI)
Read on this topic: > The potential for ocean-based climate action: negative emissions technologies and beyond. (Gattuso J.-P., Williamson P., Duarte C. & Magnan A. K., 2021) 
> Carbon removal using coastal blue carbon ecosystems is uncertain and unreliable, with questionable climatic cost-effectiveness. (Williamson P. & Gattuso J.-P., 2022)

Tuesday, November 8 - 06.00 - 07.30 pm: Advancing R&D to secure a future for coral reefs in a warmer ocean

Location: Ocean Pavilion
Organized by: G20 Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP)
Speakers include: Jean-Pierre Gattuso (for IDDRI)
More information on official website
Read on this topic: > Designing a blueprint for coral reef survival (Scientific publication in Biological Conservation, Volume 257, 2021)

[Highlight] Wednesday November, 9 - 11.00 am - 12.00 pm: Adaptation Without Borders: strengthening cooperation to manage cross-border climate risks

The event would focus on needs and opportunities for enhanced national, regional and international cooperation on adaptation in response to transboundary climate risks. 

Location: EU Pavilion
Organized by: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and ODI (leading global affairs think tank) 
Co-organized by: IDDRI
Speakers include: Ariadna Anisimov (for IDDRI)
Read on this topic: > The transboundary implications of climate-related coastal migration: state of knowledge, factors of influence and policy pathways (IDDRI Study, Loiseleur, E., Magnan, A., Anisimov A., 2021)
> Questioning the scientific feasibility and policy relevance of assessing transboundary climate risks
(IDDRI Blog post, Magnan, A., Anisimov A., Klein J.T. R., Cilk M., Benzie M., Harris K., Vallejo L., October 2022)

[Highlight] Wednesday, November 9 - timings TBC - Global Stocktake negotiation session: Focused exchange on pathways towards low GHG emissions and climate-resilient development

Location: TBC (announced on the D-day)
Organized by: UNFCCC
Speakers include: Henri Waisman 

[Highlight] Wednesday, November 9 - 08.30 - 09.30 am: Engaging state-owned enterprises in decarbonization plans: barriers and strategies

Location: IDFC Pavillion
Organized by: AFD (French Development Agency)
Speakers include: Henri Waisman 
Read on this topic: > How countries can enable 15 transformations to achieve carbon-free prosperity (Blog post, Waisman, H., Vogt-Schilb, A., Torres-Gunfaus M., Bataille, C., Fazekas A., September 2022)

> Policy lessons on deep decarbonization in large emerging economies (Report, DDP Network, 2021)

Wednesday, November 9 - 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm: Nigeria long-term strategy elaboration

Location: Nigerian Pavillion
Organized by: Natural Eco Capital, DDP Nigeria 
Co-organized by: IDDRI, Nigerian Federal Ministry of Environment - department of climate change, Nigerian National Council on Climate Change, 2050 Platform, and AFD (French Development Agency)
Speakers include: TBC


Thursday, November 10 - 03:00 pm - 03:55 pm: What tools do we dispose to improve corals rapid adaptation and resilience?

This side event will discuss the extent to which adaptive mechanisms discovered in some corals can be adapted to coral reef restoration (NbS) interventions to increase their resilience to climate change, especially in the Pacific region.
Location: Moana Pavilion
Organized by: IRD
Speakers include: Jean-Pierre Gattuso (for IDDRI)
Read on this topic: > Designing a blueprint for coral reef survival (Scientific publication in Biological Conservation, Volume 257, 2021)

Thursday, November 10 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm: Swimming the talk: Scaling-up action to tackle climate change in the Mediterranean region. What does science tell us?

Location: Mediterranean Pavilion
Organized by: Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, MedFund, BeMed, CSM, OACIS
Speakers include: Jean-Pierre Gattuso (for IDDRI)
Read on this topic: > Ocean Solutions to Address Climate Change and Its Effects on Marine Ecosystems (Scientific publication in Frontiers in Marine Science, 2018)
Opportunities for increasing ocean action in climate strategies (IDDRI Policy Brief, 2018) 

Thursday, November 10 - 04:30 pm - 07:30 pm: Youth and entrepreneurs to the rescue: fostering synergy
between ecological and social progress

There is no fair ecological transition without taking social issues into account, and these social issues themselves lead to solutions for leading the transition. Among this, the inclusion of young people in decision-making is essential to ensure an innovative vision and a fair implementation of the transition.

Location: France Pavillion
Organized by: Ademe, Schneider Electric Foundation, Young Environmental Ambassadors

Speakers include: Lola Vallejo (for IDDRI)

Friday, November 11 - 10.00 am - 11.00 am: Planning the transition (organized by IDDRI) 

Location: French Pavilion
Organized by: IDDRI
Co-organized by: ADEME, I4CE
Speakers include: Anna Pérez Català and Yann Briand (for IDDRI)

Friday, November 11 - 11.30 am - 01.30 pm: Key success factors for ensuring adaptation to climate change in the agricultural sector 

The regional capitalization of the pilot projects supported by the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) West Africa project demonstrates that the good practices of climate-smart agriculture and agroecology are essential tools for achieving the climate objectives of West African public policies; and highlights their potential for scaling up in more policies and investment strategies.

Location: Pavilion West-African institutions 
Organized by: CEDEAO & Expertise France, and AFD (French Development Agency)
Speakers include: Alexandre Magnan (for IDDRI)

Friday, November 11 - 02.00 pm - 03.30 pm: Manage and mesure adaptation in a context of climate emergency - organized by IDDRI 

Location: French Pavilion
Organized by: IDDRI
Co-organized by: AFD (French Development Agency) Senegal, Expertise France and FERDI
Speakers include: Alexandre Magnan (for IDDRI), and Matthieu Wemaëre (Moderator)

Friday, November 11 - 06.30 pm: Enabling Senegal to realize ambitious commitments

The Glasgow climate pact encourages all countries to come forward with their long-term low emission development strategy. The government of Senegal has also started its endeavor to develop their own. They are being supported in this effort by AFD’s 2050 Facility to integrate low-carbon and resilience climate goals into their policies and develop decarbonization scenarios as part of the DDP initiative. The government is also receiving support to develop a long-term vision complementing the above efforts under Germany’s IKI initiative. This session aims to discuss the ongoing this ongoing work and the ways to support Senegal to further advance and realize its climate commitments under the long-term low emission development strategy.

LocationSenegal Pavilion
Organized by: Government of Senegal, ENDA-Energie within the DDPAfrica project
Speakers include: Henri Waisman (for IDDRI)

Saturday, November 12 - 10.00 am: The Global Stocktake – a health check for the Paris Agreement

Location: French Pavilion 
Organized by: Lancet Countdown and WHO (United Nations agency)
With Anna Pérez Català as moderator (for IDDRI)
Read on this topic: > The Global Stocktake: a health check for the Paris Agreement (IDDRI Scientific publication, Català, A.-P., Wyns, A. (2022)

Saturday, November 12 - 11.30 am - 01.00 pm: Long-term climate ambition and Implementation: Outcomes and next steps from the regional exchanges

Location: Room: Tutankhamun
Organized by: UNFCCC
With Marta Torres-Gunfaus
Read on this topic
: > Long-term strategies for decarbonization in Latin America: Learnings from actor-based insights onto the drafting process (Report, IDB-IDDRI, 2022)

Monday, November 14 - 12.00 pm - 01.30 pm: The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and climate-biodiversity nexus: what it means for Cities, Subnational and Local Governments and Non-State Actors

Location: Multilevel Action Pavilion
Organized by: Expertise France
Co-organized by: ICLEI, sCBD, Co-Chairs OEWG, European Commission, IDDRI, SNLGs, Expertise France, Business sector partner (BfN), WWF
Speakers include: Alexandra Deprez (for IDDRI)


> See the programme
> See more information about this side event on the Post-2020 website

Read on this topic: > Aligning climate action to 1.5ºC with biodiversity planetary boundaries: Three key priorities at COP26 and beyond (Policy Brief, IDDRI, Deprez A., Rankovic A., Vallejo L., November 2021)
Aligning high climate and biodiversity ambitions in 2021 and beyond (Report, Expertise France, April 2021)>
Aligning high climate and biodiversity ambitions and action in 2021 and beyond: why, what, and how? (Study, Deprez A., Rankovic A., Landry J., Treyer S., Vallejo L., Waisman H., 2021)
Towards a climate change ambition that (better) integrates biodiversity and land use (Study, Deprez A., Vallejo L., Rankovic A., 2019)

Monday, November 14 - 03.30 - 04.30 pmDevelopment pathways and how they can inform the Global Stocktake

The latest IPCC report highlights how development pathways structure GHG emissions, and how shifts in development pathways towards sustainability -- including in “energy use, land-use […], lifestyle and patterns of consumption and production” - can help limit GHG emissions and meet other development objectives. This could be achieved through broadening mitigation responses, and addressing their enablers and barriers.
This event will discuss both the concept and its practical implications. In fact, putting development pathways, their barriers and enablers at the forefront provides a guide to rethink climate ambition and cooperation. The event will focus on the ongoing Global Stocktake, and how it could usefully embark discussions on barriers and enablers, with a system change point of view.

Location: French Pavilion
Organized by: IDDRI and CIRED within the NDCAspects' project
Speakers include: Anna Pérez Català and Yann Briand (for IDDRI)
Read on this topic: > From COP26 to the Global Stocktake (IDDRI Blog post, 2021)

[Highlight] Tuesday, November 15 - 11.00 am - 12.00 pmBridging the gap to the Paris Agreement objectives: international collaboration to support enhanced national ambition 

This event presents a globally comprehensive multi-model stocktake on the gap between current pledges and the Paris Agreement goals. It then presents several scenarios to ratchet up ambition of the NDCs and long-term goals, as well as the global enablers for eight major economies to implement deep decarbonization pathways in their countries, according to in-country analyses and experts. These strategies and enablers constitute poignant themes for global climate discussions, including the GST.

Location: EU Pavilion    
Organized by: IIASA and IDDRI within the Imagine project    
Speakers include: Anna Pérez Català and Johannes Svensson (for IDDRI) 
Read on this topic: > How countries can enable 15 transformations to achieve carbon-free prosperity (IDDRI Blog post, Waisman, H., Vogt-Schilb, A., Torres-Gunfaus M., Bataille, C., Fazekas A., September 2022)

Tuesday, November 15 - 02.00 pm - 03.30 pmEnergy day at the Euroclima+ pavilion

The objective of the event is to support the narrative of the energy transition processes that are being implemented in Latin America, with an optimistic view of the work carried out. There are realities that are not very encouraging as the turbulence created by the post-pandemic scenarios and the unfortunate circumstances of the war in Ukraine, but we are convinced that these situations will not modify the agreed climate objectives. This transition process needs more and better transition and we want to build that message together with your contributions.

Location: Euroclima+ Pavilion  
Organized by IDB and Euroclima
Speakers include: Marta Torres-Gunfaus (for IDDRI) 

Tuesday, November 15 - 04.45 pm - 06.15 pmBuilding an inclusive Global Stocktake: Expanding on non-Party inputs to the Global Stocktake

Location: Room Amon
Organized by Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) - a consortium of civil society actors working together to support the Global Stocktake (GST)
Speakers include: Anna Pérez Català (for IDDRI) 

Tuesday, November 15 - 05.30 - 06.30 pm: Facilitating private and public coordinated actions towards deep decarbonization

Reaching global carbon neutrality requires deep transformations in all systems of the economies, which include structural and organizational changes in addition to technological changes. These systemic changes will require transitions in existing business models and value chain organizations. Companies are a central actor regarding these questions, but unfortunately the existing form of engagement or dialogue with the private sector do not enable to address them.

This event will share some experiences regarding the ways to engage the private sector and draw some lessons on how to advance the discussion.

Location: IDFC Pavillion 
Organized by: FFEM
Co-organized by: IDDRI, CDP, within the ACT-DDP project
Speakers include: Yann Briand (for IDDRI)

[Highlight] Tuesday, November 15 - 05.30 - 07.00 pmMaking effective progress on adaptation from project to national and global levels

Measuring progress on adaptation is key to understand how actions can effectively strengthen climate resilience. Speakers will share lessons from evaluations of international donors’ interventions, from national measurement frameworks and from global reviews, relevant for the Global Stocktake.
Location: Official UNFCCC  
Organized by: OECD
Co-organized by: IDDRI and DEVAL (German Institute for Development Evaluation), within the Adaptation GAP Track project
Speakers include: Lola Vallejo for IDDRI
The OECD will livestream the event on the virtual OECD COP27 Pavilion, on which the video will remain available after the event.
Read on this topic: > Global Adaptation Progress Tracker (GAP-Track) - Pilot study report 2021

Thursday, November 17 - 09.00 - 10.00 am: Revamping business value chain for global carbon neutrality and freight decarbonization

Many businesses and states are pushing to reach zero emission freight, including reaching zero emission shipping by 2050 to align with 1.5°C and global carbon neutrality. However, this will require systemic changes, such as supply chain reorganization, but current strategies for decarbonization only include vehicle and fuel transitions. A new organisation paradigm is already starting for many reasons (WIR 2020 UNCTAD report) and could be reinforced in the next decades towards more local and circular ecosystems associated to more regional trades. This could reduce long-distance overseas trips and lower the pressure on zero-emission fuels, as well as re-question the technological options.
The objective of this event is to present the related policy agenda and scientific evidences, and discuss with key invitees from the business sector, how do businesses consider and anticipate this reorganization and what are their challenges to implement such shift?

Location: WeMeanBusiness Pavilion 
Organized by: IDDRI 
Speakers include: Yann Briand (for IDDRI)
Read on this topic: > Companies and carbon neutrality, a story of systemic transformations and cooperation: Illustration on the freight transport sector (IDDRI Note, 2021)

[Highlight] Thursday, November 17 - 03.00 - 05.30 pm: Engaging key stakeholders in the implementation of long-term strategies: Finance ministers, private sector, public development banks

This event will share lessons from different in-country initiatives regarding the current implementation of long-term strategies and stakeholder engagement. It will facilitate a discussion with different stakeholders from finance ministries, from development banks, from the private sector, from experts from developing countries and from international institutions.

LocationIDFC Pavilion
Organized by: IDDRI and I4CE, within the IKI BIICS and ACT DDP projects
Speakers include: Marta Torres-Gunfaus, Anna Pérez Català and Yann Briand (for IDDRI)