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Climate Change Negotiation Forum at ZU, Abu Dhabi

Discussion on implications of COP21 and challenges and opportunities for the GCC and MENA regions

| | Mar 15, 2016 | 6:13 pm
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Zayed University College of Sustainability and Human Sciences in collaboration with the Directorate of Energy and Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA), is holding a programme titled Climate Change Negotiation Forum: The Road from Paris, on March 16, to discuss the implications of COP21 and the agenda of the road ahead, at the Convention Center of the Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus, from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

The organisers have provided the following programme details:

Date: Wednesday March 16

Location: Convention Center – Entrance from Gate 3

8.30: am Registration and networking

9.40: am Conference Introduction

  • Dr Chris Southgate (Dean – CSSH) and Professor Fares Howari (Chair of Organising Committee)
  • Welcome and remarks – H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance and President of Zayed University

10 am: Key results of COP21 and major impacts thereafter on the United Arab Emirates and GCC region

  • Shaima Al Aydarous (emphasis on the UAE) Directorate of Energy & Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Dr Abdul Majeid (emphasis on GCC and MENA region), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)- Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA)

11 am: UAE green growth strategy as a tool to mitigate climate change

  • Sameer Assaf, Directorate of Energy & Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

11.30 am: Remaining grand challenges and opportunities: Improving the policy framework for climate action

  • Eva Ramos Perez Torreblanca, Director – Environmental Analysis and Economics, Integrated Environment Policy & Planning, EAD

12 noon: Sustainable development and energy policy under conditions of economic and climate change

  • Dr Li-Chen Sim, ZU, Abu Dhabi

12.30 pm: Lunch Break – Auditorium

1.30 pm: On COP21: Turning a Loss into a Gain

  • Dr Chris Southgate, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

2 pm: Historical Perspectives of Developing Nations at COP meeting with Emphasis on COP21

  • Dr Sabrina Joseph, Zayed University, Dubai

2.30 pm: Understanding and responding to the technological challenges post-2015 Paris agenda

  • Dr Ben Herbert, Stopford, UK

3 pm: Coffee Break

3.30 pm: The road map for low-carbon and climate-resilient future (ZU/EAD)

Dr Fatima Anouti, Dr Fares Howari, ZU students affiliated with UNESCO Environmental Programme

4 pm: Innovative Adaptation: The role of Public Health in Climate Change

  • Dr Ludmilla Scott, Zayed – Abu Dhabi

4.30 pm: Panel Students: Results of COP21: Implications and Opportunity

  • Students from ZU, NYUAD, ADU, KUSTAR and MASDAR, coordinated by Alya Arbi (ZU-AUH)

Contact: Sara Hassan for any further inquiries

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