The Paris Agreement (PA) is the international community’s blueprint for achieving the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) goals. The agreement requires countries to adopt “fair and ambitious” voluntary actions to combat climate change. In addition, the PA includes transparency provisions to monitor progress with its implementation, thus helping build trust in the international climate-change regime.
A number of voluntary platforms exist for businesses to assess sustainable development impacts resulted from their climate actions. However, limited or no guidance and mechanism is available on a number of key issues: What are the sustainable development co-benefits of the climate actions for businesses? How can the sustainable development impacts of the climate actions be measured? The goal of our project is to help strengthen such mechanisms.
During the webinar, participants will be introduced to the selected existing protocols for monitoring and reporting on sustainable development impacts, particularly applying the ICAT Sustainable Development Methodology, which helps users such as private sectors systematically assess multiple impacts of their actions.
Not least, the webinar will introduce a self-assessment template that businesses can use to assess and report their Sustainable Development Impacts as well as SDGs.
Documenting the private sector’s and other non-state actors’ Sustainable Development and SDGs will be instrumental in furthering their engagement in the necessary enhanced ambition required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda. The webinar seeks to contribute to this effort.
List of speakers:
Alicia Medina, Libélula Project Management Lead, Libélula-Peru.
Alicia has more than 8 years of experience in developing relationships with the private sector, international cooperation and academia to facilitate the design and implementation of sustainable solutions in the current global context. She has contributed with the measurement of different sustainability indexes (e.g. carbon emissions inventory, water footprint, etc.); as well as in the formulation of appropriate strategies for the management and reduction of carbon emissions to enable effective climate action by the private sector in Latin America, aligned with the SDGs and a low carbon economy.
Currently, Alicia is leading the project “Increasing transparency and documentation of private sector contributions to NDCs“, which Libélula is carrying out in partnership with the UNEP-DTU partnership.
Mirko Dal Maso, Programe Associate, Technical University of Denmark.
Mirko holds a MSc in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, and a BSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Padua (Italy). He works with international, national, sub-national, public and private institutions to support them in analysing their climate, sustainable development, and transformational change impacts, and in developing strategies to align to the global goals of the Paris Agreement and SDGs. In particular, Mirko works, or have worked, on the implementation of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) in Costa Rica, Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, and Kenya. He also works with development finance institutions on the topic of climate footprint and climate strategies. Mirko’s main focus is on development and application of methodologies and frameworks for assessing climate, sustainable development, and transformational change impacts of climate actions.
|Times are in CEST (Copenhagen time)|
|15:30 – 16:00||Speakers join to test audio|
|16:00 – 16:02||2 min||Wait for participants to join|
|16:02 – 16:12||10 min||LBL Representative- Alicia Medina|
|16:12 – 16:47||35 min||Mirko Dal Maso|
|17:12 –17:27||15 min||Q&A/Discussion|
(Moderated by UDP staff)