COP26 Backdoor

Daily live broadcasts from COP26 in Glasgow, and from hubs in Stockholm, Helsinki, Washington DC and Nairobi. November 1-12, 2021.

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November 1

09:00-10:00 — Nordic Climate Leadership

Nordic Pavilion: Nordic Climate Leadership — Drivers, barriers and opportunities on the road to and from Glasgow

The Nordic countries have long been climate policy pioneers. But what are the associated drivers, barriers and results, and how can the remaining gaps within targets be bridged? This workshop explores how lessons learned can be of value outside the Nordic Countries, and what can be learnt from efforts elsewhere.

Moderator:

  • Isabel Baudish

Speakers:

  • Mikael Karlsson, Associate Professor Climate Change Leadership
  • Tinna Hallgrímsdóttir

Organizer: Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University

10:00-11:00 — Sports for Climate Action

Nordic Pavilion: Sports for Climate Action — Exploring action and ambition to make sport more sustainable

We will showcase best practice examples of actions that Scottish and Nordic sport are taking to tackle the climate crisis. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the civic responsibility of sport and clubs that are rooted in their local communities, and government’s role in supporting sport sustainability.

Moderator: The event will be chaired by Claire Poole, CEO and Founder of Sport Positive

Speakers:  

  • Maree Todd MSP – Scottish Government Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport 
  • Philip Russell – The R&A, Assistant Director of Sustainability
  • Rune Arctander – Norwegian Sports Federation, Head of International Development Cooperation
  • Morten Thorsby – We Play Green, Founder

Organizer: Scottish Government

12:00-12:10 - The Glasgow COPpuccinos at The Resilience Hub - Episode 1

Resilience Hub: Three pioneers of large-scale innovation in climate resilience explain their motivation in collaborating to set up The Resilience Hub at COP26.

Speakers:

  • Dr Nate Matthews, CEO of The Global Resilience Partnership)
  • Kathy Baughman McLeod, Senior Vice President at The Atlantic Council
  • Seth Schultz, CEO of The Resilience Shift

Organizer:

The Resilience Shift

13.00–14.00 — Will the use of CO2 help to save the planet?

Will the use of CO2 help to save the planet?

There are in some areas we can and have to decrease emissions, but at least today there are still vast non-avoidable amounts produced, which demolish our atmosphere and climate. Should the circular mindset in the economy be extended to CO2 emissions and could those even be treated as raw material? One unique project of producing calcium carbonate for paints, flooring, or window frames from energy production ashes by using CO2 is proving, that almost everything is possible.

We should not limit the options around residue, waste, or emissions with yes or no instead we should be in search of new solutions beyond. Estonia is the stage, where a project was born with an international collaboration of scientists, organizations, and companies. The country has a compelling and inspiring story to tell, how to make a 180 degrees turnaround in the challenging energy sector and linear economy. In addition, these 600 million tons of oil shale ash hills and hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 if treated as raw materials will decrease the demand for virgin material mining somewhere else. Is this one of several ways, we should use to take our civilization out of the climate crisis?

Speakers:

  • Kadri Simson, European Union Energy Commissioner
  • Alar Saluste, OSA Project Manager
  • Arnaud Marquis, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tarkett
  • Pär Larshans, Chief Sustanability Corporate Resonsibility & Public Affairs

Organizer: Ragn-Sells

ICC Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum.

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14:00-15:00 — Climate change, resilience and new pandemics in the Arctic

Nordic Pavilion: Climate change, resilience and new pandemics in the Arctic — Nordic perspectives and solutions

The Arctic is warming at a rate twice the global average. The region is extremely vulnerable to both infectious diseases and natural disasters. Leading Nordic scholars discuss effects of and solutions to climate change on humans, animals and communities in the Arctic and the Nordic countries.

Speakers: 

  • Birgitta Evengård, professor, Umeå University
  • Nils Christian Stenseth, professor, University of Oslo
  • Rico Kongsager, associate professor, University College Copenhagen

Moderator:

  • Guttorm Aanes, NordForsk

Organizer: NordForsk

14:30-16:15 — Industry Transformation in a rapidly changing world

Swedish Pavilion: Industry Transformation in a rapidly changing world

The purpose of this session is to share and showcase the Swedish experience of industry transformation and green transition. The session is divided into two distinct parts. 

Part I: CEO session with SSAB, Volvo Group, Ovako and a customer around the topic of “Driving the transition of transport and infrastructure – new industry partnerships emerge”. 

Part II: Panel discussion with different Swedish stakeholders on the topic of “Green transition now - action not words”

Speakers: 

  • Mattias Frumerie, Swedish Ministry of Environment - Head of Delegation to the UNFCCC and COP26
  • Martin Pei, EVP & CTO, SSAB
  • Martin Lundstedt, CEO of Volvo Group
  • Marcus Hedblom, CEO of Ovako
  • Ian Clough, Managing Director Network Logistics and Transport, DHL Supply Chain
  • Niklas Gustafsson, Vice President Public and Environmental Affairs at Volvo Group
  • Theodor Swedjemark, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer at ABB Group
  • Darja Isaksson, Director General of Vinnova
  • Pär Larshans, Director of Sustainability and Public Affairs at Ragn-Sells

Moderator: 

  • Catarina Rolfsdotter Jansson, We Don’t Have Time 

Organizer: Business Sweden



15:10-15:30 — Lunch briefing: COP26 - what is at stake?

Nordic Pavilion: Lunch briefing: COP26 - what is at stake? We open the backdoor to the UN Climate Change Negotiations and give you the latest updates straight from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow. Tune in!

Live from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow we give you access to the ongoing negotiations at COP26.

With Marianne Karlsen, Chair of UNFCCC Subsidiary Body of Implementation


15:35-15:55 — A greener Greenland - a briefing by the Premier of Greenland

Nordic Pavilion: A greener Greenland - a briefing by the Premier of Greenland - Greenland attends this COP with a strong commitment to counter climate change, and with ambitious political action points

Speaker: Mute B. Egede, Prime Minister of Greenland

Organizer: Government of Greenland

16:00-17:45 — How to deliver a climate-tech collaboration program across ten countries

Nordic Pavilion: How to deliver a climate-tech collaboration program across ten countries — Hear from key contributors from the participants and what governments can learn from cross-sectoral collaboration

Exploring the ground-breaking CivTech Alliance COP26 Global Scale-up Program: what happens when you bring together 8 governments and 3 academic/not-for-profit institutions across 10 countries to provide a unique access program for climate tech companies in the run up to, and during, COP26. Hear from key contributors from the participants and what governments can learn from cross-sectoral collaboration. Explored wastage and decarbonization for fast-growth companies with global ambitions to solve.

Speakers: 

  • Alexander Holt, Scottish Government
  • Mie Weile, Technical University of Denmark
  • Nima Tisdall / Christine Hebert, Blue Lobster

Organizer: Scottish Government

Co-organizer: Technical University of Denmark

17.00-17.45 — How we accelerate decarbonization in transport and industry

Swedish Pavilion: How we accelerate decarbonization in transport and industry

Discussion on the role of how companies and value-chains partnerships can help accelerate the decarbonization of transport and industry, contribute to reaching the climate goals.

Speakers:

  • Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO, SSAB
  • Martin Lundstedt, CEO & President, Volvo Group
  • Lord Adair Turner, chair, Energy Transitions Commission

Moderator: Jan Larsson, CEO, Business Sweden

Organizer: SSAB

17:30-21:00 — Exponential Climate Action Summit IV — Day 1: Food Production & Nature-based Solutions

We Don't Have Time: Food Production & Nature-Based Solutions. Exponential Climate Action Summit IV — COP26 Backdoor

Welcome to our first daily broadcast, live from the ground at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

Today’s theme, Food Production & Nature-based solutions, is part of the Exponential Climate Action Summit IV — brought to you live from Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC, and Stockholm.

Listen to renowned speakers such as Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the UN Conventions to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); Johan Falk, founder of the Exponential Roadmap Initiative; and Emelie Öhlander, Climate Action Program Manager at Ericsson. You will also hear about two great solutions to restore degraded land and learn about the world’s first climate-positive hamburger chain.

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November 2

08:00-08:10 - The Glasgow COPpuccinos at The Resilience Hub - Episode 2

Resilience Hub: Sheela Patel describes to Peter Willis the incongruous history of urban growth and development in the global south, pointing out the impossibility of aligning the consumption-driven ‘modernity model’ and the more protective ‘sustainability model’. Within the COP negotiations, she believes cities are still too marginal, despite cities being the major point of engagement between people and resources.

She finds extraordinary capacity for resilience amongst the slum communities, but in the absence of even basic necessities. Now is the time for forming a chain of solidarity. This is a global venture that needs to be done locally.

Speakers:

  • Sheela Patel (Founder& Director, Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres and associate of Slum Dwellers International)

Organizer:

The Resilience Shift

09:00-10:00 — Nordics spur global uptake of private investments in climate action by 2030

Nordic Pavilion: Nordics spur global uptake of private investments in climate action by 2030 — Nordic and U.K announcement of ambitious climate investments towards 2030

Announcement of Nordic and UK financial commitments towards green investments by 2030, to be reported on annually. Presented by Nordic governments and pension funds, it builds on the 2019 Danish pension fund commitment of US$50bn to be invested in climate solutions and green investments by 2030. 

Government leaders from the Nordic countries and UK

  • H.E Sauli Niinistö , President of the Republic of Finland
  • H.E Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark
  • H.E Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister, Government of Sweden
  • H.E Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister, Government of Norway
  • H.E Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister, Government of Iceland
  • H.E Bárður á Steig Nielsen, Prime Minister, Government of the Faroe Islands
  • H.E Mute B Egede, Premier, Government of Greenland

Private sector speakers

  • Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) (facilitator)
  • Jens Nielsen, CEO, World Climate Foundation; Managing Director, Climate Investment Coalition (facilitator)
  • Bo Foged, CEO, ATP (in-person)
  • Thorey Thordardottir, Managing Director, Icelandic Pension Fund Association (in-person)
  • Odd Arild Grefstad, CEO, Storebrand (pre-recorded video statement)
  • Frans Lindelöw, CEO, Skandia (pre-recorded video statement)
  • Reima Rytsola, Chief Investment Officer, Varma (TBC)
  • Jan Jakobsen, Group CEO, Lív Pension Fund (pre-recorded video statement)
  •  Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency (pre-recorded video statement TBC)
  • Kent Damsgaard, CEO, Insurance and Pension Denmark (in-person)
  • Peter Damgaard Jensen, Co-Chair, Climate Investment Coalition (pre-recorded video statement)

Organizer: Climate Investment Coalition 

Others involved: Government of Denmark, Insurance & Pension Denmark, Finance Denmark, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and World Climate Foundation



10:15-11:00 — Sustainable Cold Chain: For the People, For the Planet

Nordic Pavilion: Sustainable Cold Chain: Addressing Climate Change, Hunger and Energy

Access to sustainable cold chains is an indispensable element for sustainable agricultural and rural development and to reduce global emissions.

This event will showcase the global status of cold chains and successful approaches to sustainable cold chains from countries and private sector, with the goals to inspire accelerated action.

Moderator: Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

Speakers: 

  • Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, Co-Chair of UN-Energy
  • Faustin Munyazikwiye, Deputy Director General, Rwanda Environmental Management Authority
  • Jürgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Climate Solutions

Organizer: United Nations Environment Programme; Cool Coalition; United for Efficiency

Co-organizer: Sustainable Energy For All Initiative

11:15-13:00 — Rural Policies & Climate Change

Nordic Pavilion: Rural Policies & Climate Change — Why rural areas are crucial for the green transition?

Rural areas are crucial for the green transition. They cover around 80% of OECD countries’ territories and contain natural resources, ecosystem services and people with necessary skills to ensure livelihood. However, climate change makes these areas vulnerable. Join the OECD and Nordregio event to discuss the crucial contribution of rural regions in the transition to net-zero economies.

Master of Ceremony:

  • Michael Funch (Nordic Council of Ministers) 

Welcome remarks:

  • Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (Virtual)
  • Karen Refsgaard, Deputy Director, Nordregio

High-level panel and opening case:

  •  Opening Case
  • Alfons Röblom, Minister of Development, Autonomous Region of Åland, Finland

High-level Panel:

Moderator: Jose Enrique Garcilazo, Head of Unit, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

  • Tom Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department for Agriculture, USA (Virtual)
  • M. Yoshiki Takeuchi, Deputy Secretary General, OECD (Virtual)
  • Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Forestry and Agriculture, Finland Agriculture and Forestry, Finland (Virtual)
  • Johan Krafft, Director General, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden (Virtual)
  • Màiri McAllan, Minister, Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform, Scotland 

Best Practices Unveiling Rural Opportunities:

  • 1st session: Rural bio-economy – promoting rural development by harnessing the opportunities created through the transition to a bio-economy

Moderator: Alberto Giacometti, Researcher, Nordregio

  • Kajsa Resare Sahlin, PhD Student, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden (Virtual)
  • Ilaria Re, EU Project Officer, Consorzio Italbiotec, Italy (Virtual)
  •  2nd session: Renewable energy in rural areas – realising the rural competitive advantage in generating renewable energy to power rural development

 Moderator: Lisanne Raderschall, Policy Analyst, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

  • Christopher Sorensen, CEO of GreenLab Skive, Denmark
  • Nikolaos Komineas, Mayor of Astypalea, Greece
  • Justin Maxson, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, USA

Concluding words

  • Dorothée Allain-Dupré, Head of Division, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (Virtual)

Organizer: Nordregio 
Co-organizer: OECD


13:00-15:00 — The Path Forward with Volvo Group and Yale University

Swedish Pavilion: The Path Forward with Volvo Group and Yale University — Innovations, Sustainable Solutions and Green Chemistry


This session will focus on green chemistry and engineering and on partnerships between companies and universities to facilitate the green transition. We all wonder, what is the role of market-based solutions from companies and universities in addressing climate change?

Speakers:

  • Martin Lundstedt, CEO Volvo Group
  • Paul Anastas, Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment, Yale University
  • Victoria Gramuglia, Masters of Environmental Management student, Yale School of the Environment
  • Ines Ayostina, Masters of Environmental Management student, Yale School of the Environment
  • Urvi Talaty, Environmental Innovation Fellow, Center for Business and the Environment, Yale School of the Environment
  • Jamie Ying Feng Lee, Masters of Environmental Management student, Yale School of the Environment

Moderator:

  • Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, We Don't Have Time

Organizers: Business Sweden

13:00-14:00 — The Circular Economy and International Trade

The Circular Economy and International Trade

Speakers:

  • Christophe Bellman, Senior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development,
  • Pär Larshans, Chief Sustanability Corporate Resonsibility & Publi Affairs
  • Joss Bleirot, Executive Lead, Institutions, Governments and Cities, Elllen MacArthur Foundation
  • Sierra Leder, Global Policy, International Chamber of Commerce

Organizer: ICC

ICC Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum.

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13:15 - 13:45 — Lunch Briefing: COP26 from a Finnish perspective with Head of Finnish UNFCCC delegation Marjo Nummelin

Nordic Pavilion: Lunch Briefing: COP26 from a Finnish perspective with Head of Finnish UNFCCC delegation Marjo Nummelin

Live from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow we give you access to the ongoing negotiations at COP26. In a joint event with the Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki you get a unique opportunity to ask your questions straight to the people in charge.

Speaker: 

  • Marjo Nummelin, Head of the Finnish UNFCCC delegation

14:00-15:00 — Islands as Hubs of Climate Innovation

Nordic Pavilion: Islands as Hubs of Climate Innovation

An interactive panel discussion at Ministerial level between Scotland, Greenland and the Alland Islands focusing on good practices stemming from islands acting as hubs of climate innovation.

Moderator: Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

Organizer: Scottish Government

15:15 -15:45 — DEAL- Data for the Environment Alliance

Nordic Pavilion: DEAL- Data for the Environment Alliance

Neither COVID-19 nor environmental problems respect borders or social class. Effective response to global challenges, as well as to environmental problems, largely depends on accessible, interoperable and authentic environmental data and data-driven digital solutions. For this reason, Estonia has announced a new global cooperation initiative called the DEAL - Data for the Environment Alliance.

Speakers: 

  • Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia
  • Kaja Tael,  Ambassador at Large for Climate and Energy Policy
  • Shereen Zorba, Head of the Secretariat of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment
  • Dr. Chris K. Kiptoo, Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Kenya (Virtual)

Organizer: Ministry of Environment of Estonia

16:00 - 17:00 — Climate and Citizen Participation — Co-creation and Co-benefits

Nordic Pavilion: Climate and Citizen Participation — Co-creation and Co-benefits

Showcase of Nordic and Scottish examples of holistic approaches and citizen participation informing action on emissions, adaptation, biodiversity, environmental quality, public health and a socially just transition to net zero. A panel will discuss tools and resources needed to successfully apply co-created approaches with a particular focus on rural communities. 

Speakers: 

  • Ian Gilzean, Chief Architect, Scottish Government
  • Stefanie O’Gorman, Director of Economics, Ramboll
  • Ruth Wolstenholme, Managing Director, Sniffer
  • Stephen Willacy, Former Chief Architect, Aarhus
  • Heidi Erikson, Process Manager Citizen Dialogue, Municipality of Indre Østfold, Norway (Virtual)

Organizer: Scottish Government


17:15-21:00 — Exponential Climate Action Summit IV – Day 2: Industry & Buildings

We Don't Have Time: Industry & Buildings. Exponential Climate Action Summit IV — COP26 Backdoor

Welcome to our second daily broadcast from the negotiations floor at the UN Climate Change Conference.

Today’s theme, Industry & Buildings, is part of the Exponential Climate Action Summit IV – brought to you live from Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC and Stockholm.

Listen to speakers from ABB, Volvo Group, and the UN Alliance on building and construction, and hear representatives from SSAB, Tata steel and H2 Green Steel talk about the production of sustainable steel.

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November 3

08:00-08:10 - The Glasgow COPpuccinos at The Resilience Hub - Episode 3

Resilience Hub: Prof Johan Rockström talks with Peter Willis about the two fundamental understandings of resilience that we are required to integrate if we are to reduce the greatest threats from climate change.

He focuses particularly on the critical importance of the earth’s buffering systems, which have afforded us all considerable protection from the damages that rising temperatures could already have brought us. We absolutely have to strengthen these systems if that quiet, often invisible protection is to be extended and not switched off.

Speakers:

  • Prof Johan Rockström, Joint Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Organizer:

The Resilience Shift

08:30-10:00 — Interconnecting Europe

Nordic Pavilion: Interconnecting Europe

Energy transition is at the heart of our decarbonization journey with electricity as the backbone and renewables playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of sustainable energy. This session will focus on how interconnections between countries and regions can help the evolution of renewable energy solutions in Europe.  

Moderator: Giles Dickson, CEO of Wind Europe 

Speakers: 

  • Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy
  • Hilde Tonne, CEO of Statnett
  • Alistair Phillips-Davies, CEO of SSE

Organizer: Hitachi Energy & Bussiness Sweden 

09:00-10:00 - Boosting sustainable financing – a Nordic perspective

Swedish Pavillion: Nordic companies have solutions which are required for cleaner energy systems. The session will discuss what is required to make sustainable investment happen at large scale, in the Nordics but also emerging markets.

Speakers:

  • Anders Langworth, Head of Sustainability, Nordea
  • Marie Aglert, Director, Head of Business Area Large Corporates, EKN – The Swedish Export Credit Agency
  • Johan Henningsson, Head of Sustainability, SEK – The Swedish Export Credit Cooperation

Moderator: Emma Modeer Wiking, Head of International Sustainable Business, Business Sweden

10:00-10:45 — CODE RED - Can cities save the planet?

Nordic Pavilion: Can cities save the planet? — How do we catalyze the necessary change?

No doubt. Fire, Flooding, Freezing. The world is on code red! How do we change the decisions we make today in our cities to get a better tomorrow? We ask the city manager, the builder, the architect and a voice for the future how we can catalyze the necessary change.

Moderator:

  • Mark Isitt

Organizer: Nordic Council of Ministers

11:00 – 12:30 — New leadership for climate action in the cities!

Nordic Pavilion: New leadership for climate action in the cities! — Networks for co-creating and constructing carbon-smart and resilient cities

The Nordics are developing carbon neutral construction in cities that incorporate climate actions, citizens wellbeing, thriving milieu for business, participatory governance and science-based services. The strength lies in building networks for collaboration with the cities’ multi-stakeholders. We discuss best practices, identify gaps, and showcase examples of Nordic cities.

Moderator: Mark Isitt

Speakers: 

  • Mayor Pekka Timonen, City of Lahti 
  • Governing Mayor Raymond Johansen, City of Oslo 
  • Mayor, City of Stockholm 
  • Prof. Leena Järvi (keynote), University of Helsinki 

Organizer: 

  • City of Lahti
  • Kuntaliitto (Association of Finnish Municipalities)
  • Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (ACCC), University of Helsinki

12:30-13:00 — Beat the Heat — Cool Cities for a Cooler Planet

Nordic Pavilion: Beat the Heat — Cool Cities for a Cooler Planet

As temperatures rise, cities around the world need to create strategies to cool down, reduce GHG emissions and safeguard vulnerable populations. This session will showcase tools and solutions cities can use to tackle urban heat in sustainable and comprehensive ways, to protect the people and the planet alike.

Moderator:

  • Andy Deacon, Acting Managing Director, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM)

Speakers:

  • Jules Kortenhorst, Chief Executive Officer, RMI
  • H.E. Yvonne Denise Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Pham Van Tan, Deputy Director General for Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam

Organizer: United Nations Environment Programme; Cool Coalition

13:00-14:00 —  Innovative Clean Energy Financing in Emerging Markets

Swedish Pavilion: Innovative Clean Energy Financing in Emerging Markets


Our energy and climate future particularly hinges on whether emerging and developing economies can successfully transition to cleaner energy systems. Held in collaboration between Hitachi Energy and the World Economic Forum, this session aims to surface innovative financial mechanisms that can unlock clean energy investments needed in emerging and developing markets.    

Speakers: 

  • Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia
  • Anna-Karin Jatko, Director-General, EKN
  • Riccardo Puliti, Vice President for Infrastructure, World Bank Group
  • Claudio Facchin, CEO, Hitachi Energy

Moderator:

  • Antonia Gawel, Head of Climate Action and Deputy Head of Platform for Public Goods at World Economic Forum

Organizer: Business Sweden

13.15 - 13.45 — Financing the Green Transition

Nordic Pavilion: Financing the Green Transition — The Role of Finance Ministries and International Financing Institutions

What is the Nordic-Baltic angle on climate action? Where are political decision-makers and the international finance community heading in terms of sustainable financing? This briefing will provide you with insights from a Nordic minister member of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, and the head of the international financial institution of the Nordic and Baltic countries, the Nordic Investment Bank.

Moderator:

  • Mr Jukka Ahonen, NIB Head of Communications

Speaker:

  • Mr André Küüsvek, NIB President and CEO
  • Ms Annika Saarikko, Finnish Minister of Finance and Co-Chair of the Coalition of Finance Ministers

Organizer: Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)

13:30–15:00 — From Kunming to Glasgow: Uniting Global Businesses to Tackle Nature Loss

From Kunming to Glasgow: Uniting Global Businesses to Tackle Nature Loss

Climate change and the continued loss of biodiversity represents a major risk to economic growth and sustainable livelihoods. Mainstreaming biodiversity into businesses, alongside delivering net zero for climate is not only critical for the planet, but also fundamental for business success as we build back better and create new opportunities. Biodiversity and climate are inextricable linked, and collective action by businesses, governments and civil society is needed for nature and climate.

Our objective is to bring Kunming to Glasgow – through international business participation and engagement at the UN Biodiversity Conference we will bring the key elements to the COP26. We will highlight the practical solutions businesses are taking to unite against biodiversity loss – this is in recognition that while COP26 is focused primarily on stimulating international action on climate, this itself cannot be achieved without also addressing biodiversity loss and the need for nature-based solutions. To make the necessary transformative changes, we need to drive the discussions forward, from international policy and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to practical implementation and solutions for businesses.

Speakers:

  • Kat Bruce, Director, Nature Metrics
  • Bianca Brasil, Business Engagement at UN Biodiversity
  • Michael Carroll, Board Member and Technical Director of the Grasslands Alliance.

ICC Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum.

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14:15-15:00 — Setting strategic direction and targets for net zero commitments

Swedish Pavilion: Setting strategic direction and targets for net zero commitments

Many actors set net-zero targets for 2050. While this is useful, climate action is required here and now. In this session, we will explore short-term target setting and action happening in the next 2-3 years.

Speakers: 

  • Anders Langworth, Head of Sustainability, Nordea
  • Marie Aglert, Director, Head of Business Area Large Corporates, EKN – The Swedish Export Credit Agency
  • Johan Henningsson, Head of Sustainability, SEK – The Swedish Export Credit Cooperation

Moderator:

  • Nick Nuttall, We Don’t Have Time

14:15 – 15:15 — Building Materials and bioeconomy in the Global Climate Agenda

Nordic Pavilion: Building Materials and bioeconomy in the Global Climate Agenda — UN 2030 Agenda based assessment framework for circular built environment

The OPN Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme will launch its Circular Built Environment reports from the Global South in a Side Event organized together with the Nordic Council of Ministers. The importance of building materials will be discussed and action points for collaboration debated.

The panel debates

  • The importance of embodied carbon in building materials in climate mitigation
  • The challenges of using local materials in emerging economies
  • Global opportunities for circularity
  • Good case study examples from around the globe.

Opening: Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Finland

Keynote: Matti Kuittinen, Senior Advisor, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Moderator: Mark Isitt

Panel:

  • Annette Blegvad, UIA 23, Denmark
  • Christina Cheong, Global Green Growth Institute
  • Matti Kuittinen, Ministry of the Environment and Climate, Finland

Launch of the Circular Built Environment reports from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Organizer: Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Co-organizers: Nordic Council of Ministers



15:30-16:30 — Business panel: New leadership for climate action in business

Nordic Pavilion: Business panel: New leadership for climate action in business — For better cities and the built environment

The business of the future is under transition. Sustainability requirements are rising, and companies need to adapt to new demands, new legislation and changing values. Several larger companies that take leadership and go far further. They just do it. They show the way. But why? And how?

Moderator:

  • Mark Isitt

Organizer: Nordic Council of Ministers


17:00-17:45 —  Leading the future. Nordic Talk from COP26 to UIA23

Nordic Pavilion: Leading the future. Nordic Talk from COP26 to UIA23

In 23 the Nordic countries host the UIA World congress in Copenhagen with a focus on the UN SDG’s and how to archive the goals. The transition need a collaboration and a leadership not seen before and the UIA bring the necessary part together to find the needed solutions.

Moderator:

  • Mark Isitt

Organizer: UIA23

17:00-18:00 — 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders: release of the Supplier Engagement Guide

Swedish Pavilion: 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders: release of the Supplier Engagement Guide

Launching the 1.5°C Supplier Engagement Guide-a new collaborative platform to engage with suppliers to halve GHG emissions before 2030 The guide is launched by the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders, an initiative hosted by the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, founded together with Ericsson, Telia Company, IKEA, BT Group and Unilever.

Corporate giants from various sectors such as telecommunications, home furnishing and consumer goods are today openly sharing tools and examples from their work to engage suppliers in climate action. Meanwhile, they are asking their peers to drive greater emissions cuts in their value chain and encourage their suppliers to halve emissions by 2030 - which is the speed and scale of action needed to get the world on track to keep a global temperature rise under 1.5°C.

The 1.5°C Supply Chain leaders will provide highlights of the 1.5°C Supplier Engagement Guide, including leading examples from the companies. Hear from Ericsson, Telia Company, BT Group, Unilever, Race to Zero and BSR.

18:15-19:00 — Creation of the Systematic Observations Financing Facility

Nordic Pavilion: Creation of the Systematic Observations Financing Facility — Innovating finance for weather and climate observations 

At this high-level event, WMO, UNEP and UNDP will announce the creation of the Systematic Observations Finance Facility. SOFF provides the foundations for effective international response to climate change. It will fill critical data gaps from the most vulnerable countries that undermine efforts to build climate resilience across the globe.

Moderator: Christopher Gunness

Opening remarks:

  • Selwin Hart, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General for the Climate Action Team (in person), referring opening remarks by Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General
  • Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary General (in person)
  • Usha Rao-Monari, Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of UNDP (in person)
  • Inger Andersen, UNEP Executive Director (in person)

Interventions:

  • H.E. José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva, Prime Minister, Cabo Verde (virtual)
  • H.E. Michael Linhart, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Austria (virtual)
  • H.E. Jeppe Kofod, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denmark (virtual)
  • Henrik Franklin, Nordic Development Fund (virtual)

Signing (only additional speaker mentioned below):

  • Jennifer Topping, Executive Director, UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund (UN-MPTF) Office

Closing remarks:

  • Selwin Hart, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General for the Climate Action Team (virtual)

Organizer: WMO

19:15-22:00 — Exponential Climate Action Summit IV – Day 3: Finance

We Don't Have Time: Finance. Exponential Climate Action Summit IV — COP26 Backdoor

Welcome to our third daily broadcast from the negotiations floor at the UN Climate Change Conference.

Today’s theme, Finance, is part of the Exponential Climate Action Summit IV – brought to you live from Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC and Stockholm.

Listen to key representatives from Ericsson, Storebrand and Investor talk about the how finance can drive the transition to a sustainable economy. And don’t miss the panel discussion on carbon pricing!

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November 4

08:00-08:10 - The Glasgow COPpuccinos at The Resilience Hub - Episode 4

Resilience Hub:

Wanjira Mathai detects levels of ‘smoke and mirrors’ in the way adaptation finance is being negotiated and calculated, which echoes the low degrees of trust between South and North. She highlights the importance for the negotiations of acknowledging the climate ‘loss and damage’ that is already locked into the climate system and which will be picked up by the global South. It is, she says, an issue not only of solidarity but also of the entanglement of African minerals and products (coffee for our COPpuccinos, for example) in global supply chains.

She believes the best indicator that someone is genuinely switched on to resilience is that they are losing sleep over the very low levels of climate finance for adaptation in the global South.

Speakers:

  • Wanjira Mathai , AfricaDirector, World Resources Institute

Organizer:

The Resilience Shift

08:15-09:45 — Connecting the Dots: Human Rights and Climate Change

Nordic Pavilion: Connecting the Dots: Human Rights and Climate Change — Pathways for Just Transition: A Rights-based Approach to Climate Change

It is clear that climate change impacts human rights. Reflecting on real-life experiences and scenarios, this workshop aims to reinforce youth groups’ knowledge of the interlinkages between human rights and climate change, and identify strategies to leverage a rights-based approach to catalyze climate action and adaptation that is fairer and more inclusive.

Speakers: 

  • Windi Arini
  • Victor Bernard
  • Sumudu Atapattu

Organizer: Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights


10:00-10:45 — World Energy Outlook

Nordic Pavilion: World Energy Outlook — The International Energy Agency (IEA)’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) provides critical analysis and insights on trends in energy demand and supply, and what they mean for energy security, environmental protection and economic development

The International Energy Agency (IEA)’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) provides critical analysis and insights on trends in energy demand and supply, and what they mean for energy security, environmental protection and economic development. This event will showcase the latest findings from the WEO scenarios, highlighting the key choices, consequences and contingencies that lie ahead in the path of clean energy transition. It will also illustrate how the course of the energy system might be affected by changing some of the key variables, including the climate actions adopted by governments around the world.

Speakers:

  • Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA
  • H.E. Diego Mesa Puyo, Minister of Energy and Mining, Colombia
  • Rt. Hon John Selwyn Gummer, Lord Deben, Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change
  • Christophe McGlade, Head of Energy Supply Unit, IEA (Moderator)

Organizer: Nordic Energy Research and International Energy Agency


11:00-12:00 — Ocean Acidification in the North East Atlantic, Arctic and Baltic Waters

Nordic Pavilion: Ocean Acidification in the North East Atlantic, Arctic and Baltic Waters — Another reason for enhancing the ambition for CO2 emissions reduction

Ocean acidification, caused by ocean uptake of nearly 30% of CO2 emission to-date, is impacting ocean ecosystems, fisheries and dependant societies in waters surrounding Nordic nations. High-level speakers and science experts will look to raise ambition for emissions reduction towards achieving the Paris Agreement, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Moderator

  • Carol Turley, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Speakers: 

  • Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Minister for Env & Natural Resources, Iceland
  • Dr Bill Turrell, Head of Environment Monitoring and Assessment, Marine Scotland

Science panellist:

  • Peter Haugan, Chair of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, former vice-Chair of the European Marine Board & Programme Director at the Institute of Marine Research, Norway
  • Richard Bellerby, Senior Researcher and Research Coordinator at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway & Director of the Centre for Marine and Coastal Climate Research, State Key Laboratory for Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University
  • Helen Findlay, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK & Chair of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Networks (GOA-ON) Northeast Atlantic Hub
  • Melissa Chierici, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway Co-chair of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Networks (GOA-ON) Arctic Hub
  • Natalya Gallo, University of Bergen and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research & member of the UN Ocean Decade Early Career Ocean Professionals, Norway
  • Marko Reinikainen, Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat, Sweden, & programme leader of the Baltic Ocean Acidification programme
  • Emma Susanna Turkki, Masters student in Nature Management at Copenhagen University & Member of the Danish Youth Delegate, Denmark

Organizer: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

11:00–12:30 — ICC Carbon Pricing Principles

ICC Carbon Pricing Principles – Bringing clarity and coherence to carbon pricing globally and making the case for a successful agreement on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

In the absence of an agreement on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement on international carbon markets, many countries are moving ahead fast and develop carbon pricing instruments and businesses/sectors also use a shadow carbon price in their models. Over 60 carbon pricing schemes, including carbon taxes, have been implemented at national level whilst others are still being developed, which has created a fragmented international climate policy landscape, compounded by administrative complexity.

Yet a stronger and more coordinated approach to carbon pricing is critical if we are to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Governments also lack specific guidance on the design of carbon pricing policies that support the real economy and incentivize enhanced climate action and ambition. This event aims to bring together experts involved in developing the ICC Carbon Pricing Principals as well as key stakeholders from the public sector for an in-depth exchange on the challenges and prospects for carbon pricing globally, considering ICC’s 10 clear steps for developing and implementing effective carbon pricing.

Organizer: ICC

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12:15 - 13:00 — The San José Declaration: a vision for sustainable hydropower

Nordic Pavilion: The San José Declaration: a vision for sustainable hydropower — How can hydropower best contribute to meeting climate targets?

The world cannot achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without the flexibility and balance that sustainable hydropower provides to clean energy systems. Appointed by representatives of governments, NGOs, hydropower industry, financial institutions and academia, the 2021 San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower outlines a new progressive vision for sustainable hydropower to play its best role in the clean energy transition. 

Moderator: Eddie Rich, CEO of the International Hydropower Association

Keynote speech from: Hon Andrea Meza, Minister of Environment and Energy, Government of Costa Rica

Speakers: 

  • Hon Malcolm Turnbull, former Prime Minister of Australia
  • Hon Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation of Iceland
  • Marianne Kleiberg, Regional Managing Director, Europe, The Nature Conservancy

Organizer: International Hydropower Association

Co-organizers: Costa Rican government


13:30-15:00 — Energy transitions for 1.5°C — Scaled and enabled by energy efficiency, innovation and digitalization

Swedish Pavilion: Energy transitions for 1.5°C — Scaled and enabled by energy efficiency, innovation and digitalization

Most of the reductions in CO2emissions through 2030 can come from technologies already on the market today.But in 2050, almost half the reductions must come from technologies that are currently under development. This session will focus on what actions are needed to support the industry with clean energy innovation.

Speakers: 

  • Jonas Gustavsson, President, CEO, AFRY
  • Madeleine Gilborne, Vice President Clean Tech, Alfa Laval
  • Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability, Ericsson
  • Johan Söderström, EVP, Head of EMEA, HitachiEnergy
  • Lena Hök, SVP Sustainability, Skanska

Moderator:

  • Nick Nuttall, We Don't Have Time

Organizer: Business Sweden

13.15 - 13.45 — Lunch briefing - Greenland, the World’s Largest Energy Island

Nordic Pavilion: Lunch briefing - Greenland, the World’s Largest Energy Island — We open the backdoor to the UN Climate Change Negotiations and give you the latest updates straight from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow. Tune in!

Greenland has initiated a rapid process towards green transition. This summer, the Greenlandic Government announced an immediately halt for all new oil explorations in the country. Instead focus will be upon developing the country’s large hydropower potential and production of different e-fuels.

Live from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow we give you access to the ongoing negotiations at COP26.

Speaker: Kalistat Lund, Greenlandic minister for Energy and the Environment

14:00-15:00 — Let’s start the ocean data revolution in the Nordics!

Nordic Pavilion: Let’s start the ocean data revolution in the Nordics! — Building partnerships for integrated nature-based solutions to climate change

Blue Carbon is instrumental to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Directing the required projects and investments in the Blue Economy requires data, expertise and cross-sectoral partnerships. Solutions in the Nordic region have the potential to catalyze transferable, actionable partnerships for the benefit of the world’s blue ecosystems.

Moderator: Richard Sanders, Director, ICOS Ocean Thematic Center (Norway)

Speakers: 

  • Lovisa Bergman, Accenture (Sweden) 
  • Kikki Flesche Kleiven, Director, Bjerknes Center (Norway)
  • Dorothee Bakker, University of East Anglia

Organizer: Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) 

co-organizers: Accenture (Sweden) and Bjerknes Center (Norway)

15:15 - 15:45 — Finding Green Solutions in Blue Forests

Nordic Pavilion: Finding Green Solutions in Blue Forests — Can kelp combat climate change?

Nordic blue forests are important natural sinks for carbon and can contribute to reaching ambitious climate goals in the Nordic region. The event will discuss findings from the Nordic Blue Carbon project and address the importance of maintaining and strengthening blue forests as carbon sinks.

Speakers:  

  • Solrun Figenschau Skjellum, Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning (NIVA), Nordic Blue Carbon project
  • Marianne Olsen, leader of the Nordic Council of Ministers Ocean and Climate group, Norwegian Environment Agency

Organizer: NMR HavKli, Nordic Council of Ministers - Ocean and Climate group


16:00-17:00 — Ocean Connections from the Arctic across the globe

Nordic Pavilion: Ocean Connections from the Arctic across the globe


This workshop will explore the importance of the ocean in the global and north west European climate, the need to ensure we are measuring the strength of ocean currents and the ocean’s properties, and how this information can be incorporated into climate models, climate services and decision-making at national and international levels.

Speakers: 

  • Bee Berx (Scottish Government)
  • Mark Payne (Danish Meteorological Institute[1] )
  • Jacob Høyer (Danish Meteorological Institute, GHRSST Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature)
  • Noel Keenlyside (Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Bergen)
  • Marit Reigstad (UiT the Arctic University of Norway)
  • Siân Henley (University of Edinburgh)
  • Finlo Cottier (Scottish Association for Marine Science)

Organizer: Scottish Government

17:15-21:00 — Exponential Climate Action Summit IV – Day 4: Energy & Transportation

We Don't Have Time: Energy & Transportation. Exponential Climate Action Summit IV — COP26 Backdoor

Welcome to our fourth daily broadcast from the negotiations floor at the UN Climate Change Conference. Today’s theme, Energy & Transportation, is part of the Exponential Climate Action Summit IV – brought to you live from Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC and Stockholm.

Highlights: Keynote speech from Niklas Heuveldop, President & CEO, Ericsson, North America. Transport panel with representatives from Maersk and Scania. Lost voices from Pakistan.

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November 5

08:15-09:45 — Solutions to tackle Climate Change in Agriculture and Food Sector

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: Solutions to tackle Climate Change in Agriculture and Food Sector — Agriculture is crucial for the self-sufficiency of the country, while it also contributes significant greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts

Solutions to tackle Climate Change in Agriculture and Food Sector

This workshop presents the ongoing trends in agriculture and food sectors, after which a panel discussion will be held, in which future challenges, research needs, and solutions are discussed.

Moderator: 

  • Antti Asikainen, Natural Resources Institute Finland

Speakers:

  • Mila Sell, Natural Resources Institute Finland
  • Eliisa Malin, Baltic Sea Action Group

Panel

  • Saara Kankaanrinta, Baltic Sea Action Group
  • Juha Nousiainen, Valio
  • Jyrki Niemi, Natural Resources Institute Finland
  • Hanna L. Tuomisto, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
  • Andreas Saari, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, [Stealth CO2 repurposing company], former CEO of Slush

Organizer: Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Others involved: Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG)

08:30-10:00 - The unsung hero on the path to decarbonization

Nordic Pavillion: The unsung hero on the path to decarbonization and the energy efficiency movement

To speed up the transition towards a decarbonized future we need to have multiple solutions along the road. One of them is energy efficiency where there is a huge untapped potential to reduce carbon dioxide emission already today. 

Moderator:

  • Jakob Kiefer, Group Head of Public Affairs, ABB
  • Madeleine Gilborne, Vice President CleanTech, Alfa Laval

Speakers: 

  • Brian Motherway, Head of Energy Efficiency, IEA
  • Morten Wierod, President Business Motion, ABB
  • Julien Gennetier, Vice President Energy Division, Alfa Laval

Organizer:

  • ABB, Alfa Laval, Business Sweden

10:00-11:00 — LEAF: A Coalition of Leaders for Forest Protection

Nordic Pavilion: LEAF: A Coalition of Leaders for Forest Protection — Creating the world’s largest public-private initiative to protect tropical forests

The LEAF Coalition is a public-private initiative which aims to mobilize $1 billion in finance for tropical forest protection. Join us during COP to hear from corporate, forest country, and Nordic leaders about how together they can support an end to tropical deforestation.

Speakers: 

  • Rt Hon Zac Goldsmith, UK Minister for Pacific and the Environment
  • Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy, Deputy Director, Office of the State Steering Committee for The Program on Sustainable Forest Development and REDD+ Implementation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam
  • Roselyn Fosuah Adjei, Director, Climate Change, National REDD+ Focal Point, Forestry Commission of Ghana
  • Nathaniel Keohane, President, C2ES, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • Eron Bloomgarden, Founder and Executive Director of Emergent

Organizer: LEAF Coalition

Co-organizer: Emergent and Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)


10:15-11:15 — Livestock’s Role in Sustainable Food Systems and Society

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: Livestock’s Role in Sustainable Food Systems and Society - Expert Panel discussion around the current debate in relation to the future role of livestock in sustainable food systems

Livestock’s Role in Sustainable Food Systems and Society


An expert panel discussion will illuminate, expand, and add nuance to current (mis)understandings of the interconnected roles livestock play in food systems and as a part of making food systems more/less sustainable. 

Speakers:

  • Minna Kaljonen, Research Professor, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) – Behavioural Change
  • Annukka Vainio, Associate Professor, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) - Behavioural Change towards Sustainability
  • Agustín del Prado, Professor, Basque Centre for Climate Change – Land use and climate changes from agriculture
  • Dr. Irina Herzon, University Lecturer, Agroecology, University of Helsinki

Organizer: Helsinki Institute Of Sustainability Science (Helsus)

Others involved: Miriam Torres-Miralles, Rachel Mazac

11:30-12:30 — Data for forest and farming – building from below

Nordic Pavilion: Data for forest and farming – building from below — Digital and other innovative solutions to smallholders for climate action

Data is needed for result-oriented climate action. We present cases on North-South collaboration using data to engage smallholders. The Vietnam case presents a digital solution in smallholder forestry and the Kenyan cases the digital platform for grain producers, the application of precision farming and the participatory forest inventories.

Moderator: Tiina Huvio, FFD

Speakers: 

  • EAFF/PAFO – Elizabeth Nsimadala 
  • FFD, Noora Simola 
  • IFFA - Lennart Ackzell
  • DAFC - Niels Peter Nørring

Organizer: Food and Forest Development Finland

Co-organizers:  International Family Forestry Alliance, Farm Forestry Smallholder Producers Association of Kenya, Simosol, East African Farmers Federation, Danish Agriculture and Food Council


12:00–13:00 — Business and Government Contributions to a Just Low-Carbon Transition

ICC: Business and Government Contributions to a Just Low-Carbon Transition

Business and Government Contributions to a Just Low-Carbon TransitionFor just transition planning to be effective, it should be aligned with broader government action on climate resilience. Governments too have a critical role to play in the transition. They are responsible for providing social protection and regulation, education and reskilling to support a just transition.

This virtual webinar will present the World Benchmarking Alliance's Just Transition methodology and assessment findings, inform understanding of business contributions to a the transition through company case studies and examples of good practice, and explore how governments enable a just transition.

Organizer: World Benchmarking Alliance

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12:00-12:10 - The Glasgow COPpuccinos at The Resilience Hub - Episode 5

Resilience Hub: Okalani describes the roots of her climate activism in her cultural legacy and her fear of loss, and how her own activism brought her family’s experience of changing weather into a larger realization of how humans were affecting the climate.

In the Pacific the changes are coming thick and fast, so helping people change their perception is not hard. Okalani’s activism draws her to help disadvantaged girls and women to develop their skills and livelihoods. Her message to the leaders at COP is that they should accelerate the movement of funds to help reinforce coastal infrastructure on the Pacific islands.

Her source of hope? Her fellow Pacific islanders! The infrastructure of hope.

Speakers:

  • Okalani Mariner, Pacific climate activist, member of 350.org

Organizer:

The Resilience Shift

12:40-13:10  — Climate change impacts on Saami reindeer herding pastures

Nordic Pavilion: Climate change impacts on Saami reindeer herding pastures — Co-production of a plan to study climate impacts on pasturelands

This event will provide information on the NCM-funded project CITE--Climate Impacts on Terrestrial Environments, a pilot study to demonstrate co-production of a project plan between Saami reindeer herders and terrestrial/climate researchers to document climate-related changes on reindeer pasturelands in Fennoscandinan Sápmi.

Speaker:

  • Gunn-Britt Retter, Saami Council

Organizer: Saami Council/AMAP


13:15-14:00 — Accelerating exponential climate action among businesses to halve emissions by 2030

Swedish Pavilion: Accelerating exponential climate action among businesses to halve emissions by 2030

We need to cut emissions by half by 2030, and this requires exponential scaling of climate solutions to shift out the fossil-based. The UN Race We need to cut emissions by half by 2030, and this requires exponential scaling of climate solutions to shift out the fossil-based. The UN Race to Zero, Exponential Roadmap Initiative and the SME Climate Hub have established sharp requirements to halve emissions every decade. Ericsson and the Exponential Roadmap Initiative invite you to this session to showcase the strategies and actions taken by some world-leading companies, showing that sharp climate action is possible and creates a competitive advantage—and discuss actions beyond their own business to reach the tipping point required.

Hosted by: Exponential Roadmap Initiative

  • Börje Ekholm, CEO of Ericsson
  • Johan Falk, CEO ofExponential Roadmap Initiative
  • Fiona Macklin, Race to Zero
  • Kerry Constabile, Lead for Sustainability Strategy and Engagement at Google
  • Kristina Kloberdanz, SVP, Chief Sustainability Officer at Mastercard

Moderator:

  • Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, We Don't Have Time

Organizer: Business Sweden


13:15-13:45 — Lunch Briefing: COP26 from a Danish perspective

Nordic Pavilion: Lunch Briefing: COP26 from a Danish perspective — We open the backdoor to the UN Climate Change Negotiations and give you the latest updates straight from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow. Tune in!

Live from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow we give you access to the ongoing negotiations at COP26. In a joint event with the Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki you get a unique opportunity to ask your questions straight to the people in charge.

Speaker:

Anette Ejersted, Head of the Danish UNFCCC delegation



14:00-14:50 — Wetland/Peatland conservation, restoration, and management: from Scotland to the Arctic

Nordic Pavilion: Wetland/Peatland conservation, restoration, and management: from Scotland to the Arctic — Explore the importance of resilient wetlands for climate and biodiversity

Effective conservation, restoration and management of wetlands, including peatlands, holds enormous potential to contribute to climate adaptation and mitigation, and conservation of biodiversity. Here, policy makers and experts from Scotland and Arctic states will explore the challenges and opportunities that are emerging as we collectively seek to protect and restore these crucial ecosystems.

Moderator
  • Tobias Salathe, Ramsar secretariat
Speakers
  • Mairi McAllan, Scottish Government – Minister for Environment and Land Reform
  • Gustaf Hugelius, CAFF/University of Stockholm
  • Terhi Lehtonen, State Secretary, Ministry for the Environment, Government of Finland
  • Andrew Coupar, NatureScot – Policy and Advice Manager, Uplands and Peatlands

Organizer: Scottish Government

Others involved: NatureScot, CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna), The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency



14:15-15:00 — Enabling Exponential Climate Policy

Swedish Pavilion: Enabling Exponential Climate Policy

Science makes it clear that policies need to enable and support businesses to align with the carbon law. The report Governing our Climate Future launched by the Global Challenges Foundation together with the Exponential Roadmap Initiative focuses on the policies and governance solutions needed to achieve this, building on the Exponential Roadmap: scaling 36 solutions to halve emissions by 2030. The policies should be purposeful and exponentially scalable. This event will inspire and educate policymakers, business leaders and civil society in the policies and governance solutions needed to halve global emissions by 2030 and scale the 36 solutions identified.

Hosted by: Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Speakers:

  • Linda Burenius, Head of Development at Global Challenge Foundation
  • Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
  • Mattias Frumerie, Head of Delegation UNFCCC at Swedish Ministry of Environment
  • Jimena Leiva Roesch, Head of Peace and Sustainable Development at the InternationalPeace Institute and Guatemala's former lead negotiator for the Paris Agreement
  • Tomer Shalit, CPO and Founder of ClimateView
  • Stefan Henningsson, Senior Climate Specialist, Nordea
  • Johan Falk, CEO of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Moderator: 

  • Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, We Don't Have Time

Organizer: Business Sweden



15:00-17:00 — Two Global Crises Interlinked

Nordic Pavilion: Two Global Crises Interlinked  — The need for balancing and win-win actions for nature and climate

Two global crises interlinked: biodiversity loss and climate change. Actions to mitigate one should not worsen the other. 

Two interactive panel debates considering examples that require the balancing of needs as well as win-win action for both climate and nature with the participation of policy makers and experts.

First a panel debate on dilemma of balancing conservation and protection biodiversity whilst building offshore wind parks. The panel consists of Vestas, Danish youth delegates, a Danish government member and others.

Second a speaker from IPBES Denmark will share 8 cases and 10 policy options from the Nordic countries, proving that Nature-based solutions offer a way forward. We conclude with a panel discussion on the subject with panelists from IUCN (Europe), Miljødirektoratet (Norway) and others. 

Speakers: 

  • H.E. MS Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Finland

 Offshore windfarms and nature

 Panel:

  • Nadia Gullestrup Christensen, Danish Youth Delegate to the UN for Environment and Climate 
  • Morten Dyrholm, Senior Vice President, Vestas 
  • Tomas Anker Christensen, Climate Ambassador, Denmark 
  • Yuri Artioli, Lead of the Climate Science to Impact Challenge at Plymouth Marine Laboratory

8 cases from the Nordic countries - proving that Nature-based Solutions pay off

Speaker: Lars Dinesen, IPBES Denmark

Nature-based solutions panel:

  • Daisy Hessenberger, IUCN Øyvind Christophersen, Norwegian Environment Agency, Norway 
  • Halldór Thorgeirsson, Icelandic Climate Council, Iceland

Organizer: 

  • Sigga Jacobsen, Nordic Working Group on Biodiversity, NBM, under the Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Jóna Ólavsdóttir, Nature Based Solution Vision 2030 Project under the Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Emma Turkki, Danish Youth Delegate to the UN for Environment and Climate
  • Nadia Gullestrup Christensen, Danish Youth Delegate to the UN for Environment and Climate

Organizers: Nordic Working Group on Biodiversity, NBM, under the Nordic Council of Ministers, Nature Based Solution Vision 2030 Project under the Nordic Council of Ministers

17:00-18:00 — How partnerships across the value change enable circular transformation

Swedish Pavilion: How partnerships across the value change enable circular transformation

Almost 50% of the CO2 we use are embedded in the products and the infrastructure or the food we are consuming. To have a possibility to reach the ambitions set in the Paris agreement we will need to create circular material flows. In our current linear system, we work in silos. This will not be the case in a future circular economy where the ability to collaborate will be a key component. In this session the focus will be on the importance of partnerships in creating circular material flows.

Moderator: Pär Larshans, Director of Sustainability at Ragn-Sells Group

Speakers:

  • Jan Svärd, CEO, EasyMining
  • Madeleine Gilborne, Vice President CleanTech, Alfa Laval
  • Fredrik Pettersson, Managing Director, Stena Recycling Sweden
  • Fredrik Ekström, Vice President Energy Division, Alfa Laval
  • Mikael Hedström, Managing Director, Ragn-Sells Group
  • Anette Blücher, Director Energy, Infrastructure Solutions Nordic, E.ON
  • Anna Lundbom, Head of Marketing, EasyMining
  • Krister Nilsson, State Secretary to Anna Hallberg – Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs

17:15-21:00 — Exponential Climate Action Summit IV: Innovation & Digitalization

We Don' Have Time: Innovation & Digitalization. Exponential Climate Action Summit IV — COP26 Backdoor

Welcome to our fifth daily broadcast from the negotiations floor at the UN Climate Change Conference. Today’s theme, Innovation & Digitalization is part of the Exponential Climate Action Summit IV – brought to you live from Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC and Stockholm.

In today’s show you’ll meet: Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; Hanna Grahn, Sustainability Lead, Spotify; Börje Ekholm, CEO, Ericsson; Gabrielle Giner, Head of Environmental Sustainability, BT; and many others.

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17:30-22:00 — 2021 SDG Media Summit

The SDG Media Summit is an invitation only event that highlights the power of media to drive social change and strategize campaigns around pressing global issues.

Organized by the United Nations Office for Partnerships and PVBLIC Foundation since 2014, the summit showcases innovative social campaigns and movements through keynotes, interviews, case studies and roundtables and provides a unique opportunity for delegates to engage and learn from the brightest minds in media and build lasting partnerships that further social progress.

Program

17:30 Opening Remarks:

Stephen Keppel, President PVBLIC Foundation
Annemarie Hou, Acting Executive Director, UN Office for Partnerships & Senior Communications Advisor
Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Chairman PVBLIC Foundation

17:40 Fireside Chat: Creative Content to Advance the Climate Agenda
Sergio Fernandez de Cordova
, Chairman PVBLIC Foundation
Boaz Paldi, Global Engagement & Partnership Manager at United Nations Development Programme

18:15 Panel: Bridging the Digital Divide and Achieving the 2030 Agenda

Moderator: Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications at United Nations
Panelists: John Frank, Vice President of UN Affairs at Microsoft
Raj Kumar, President/editor in chief, Devex

18:45 Creative Solutions for Change: Ariana Stolarz, Board Member, PVBLIC Foundation

18:50 Panel: Accelerating Action on the SDGs through Data and Technology

Moderator: Michael Melillo, Director of Product Experience, Broadcom  
Panelists: Dr. Vin Menon, Co-Founder at iBG Finance, CGCX, BGBF
Dr. Eva-Marie Muller-Stuler, Chief Data Scientist and CTO AI, IBM
Mik Thobo-Carlsen, CEO, Mindpool
Pat Cummens, Director of Government Strategy and Policy Solutions, Esri

19:30 Fireside Chat: Impact Journalism in Latin America

Moderator: Estefania Grajales, Project Manager PVBLIC Foundation
Lyng- Hou Ramirez, Director of Content and Operations, Grupo de Diarios de América-GDA

19:50 Panel: Media Amplifying the New Era of Fashion

Moderator: Lucie Brigham, Chief of Office, United Nations Office for Partnerships
Sara Maino, Head of Special Projects, Vogue Italia
Sheena Butler-Young, Senior Business Correspondent, Business of Fashion
Kerry Bannigan, Executive Director, Fashion Impact Fund

20:20 Fireside Chat: COVID -19, the Media & Global Solidarity

Moderator: Sergio Fernadez de Cordova, Chairman PVBLIC Foundation
Robert Skinner, Deputy Director and Chief of Partnerships and Global Engagement, Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Global Communications

20:40 Panel: Misinformation and its impact on achieving climate and sustainable development goals

Moderator: Enrique Acevedo, CBS News Correspondent
Peter Adams, SVP of Education, The News Literacy Project
Jose Zamora,  SVP of Strategic Communications, Univision

21:10 Fireside Chat: SC1.5NCE NOT SILENCE

Moderator: Sergio Fernadez de Cordova, Chairman PVBLIC Foundation
Heeta Lakhani, Global-South Focal Point, YOUNGO
Matt Tranchin, President, March for Science

21:20 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH: I Love This Planet

Kerry Bannigan, Executive Director, Fashion Impact Fund
Ketan Patel, Chairman, Force for Good Platform and Initiative
Jonathan Miller, Senior Advisor, Advancit Capital

21:30 Panel: Media Partnerships for the Goals

Moderator: Rose Stark, Senior VP of Marketing at EarthX
Anchal Leela Chand, President at Rukus Avenue Radio
Gabriela Goldman, Communications Specialist at UNDP
Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO at We Don't Have Time

22:00  Closing Remarks

You need to pre-register to watch this event: https://www.pvblic.org/sdgmediasummit


Organizers: United Nations Office for Partnerships and PVBLIC Foundation

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November 6

08:00-09:30 — Circular Economy – Good for Climate, Good for Business

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: Circular Economy – Good for Climate, Good for Business - Circular Economy from strategy to implementation: the future working business models and ecosystems – examples from the Nordics

Circular Economy – Good for Climate, Good for Business

Our overuse of natural resources drives increased regulatory pressure, investments are shifting towards responsible businesses and new consumption patterns are needed. Sustainability and circularity are the two key factors for our society in the transition towards carbon neutrality, minimizing the negative impact on the environment. Locally, regionally and globally.

We invite to a discussion on the green transition and how to employ circular business models. We seek to further explore how circular economy can be moved from strategy to business, and how one by supporting new ecosystems and piloting new circular economy solutions can contribute to improving circularity in business and organizations to support the green shift. The green transition has already begun within Nordic companies, but how do we ensure a continuous focus on the circular approach? 

Moderator:

  • Elina Hiltunen, Futurist

Speakers:

  • Niina Aagaard, COO, Nordic Innovation
  • Jyri Arponen, Project Director, Sitra
  • Anna Töndevold, Nordic Lead Sustainability Strategy, Accenture
  • Satu Kaivonen, Sustainability Manager, Konecranes Global Corporation
  • Sara Nordbrand, Head of Group Sustainability, Telia

Organizer: Nordic Innovation 

Others involved: Accenture

09:00-09:45 — A vision for people, conservation and production in the Amazon

Nordic Pavilion: A vision for people, conservation and production in the Amazon

In this quick event, IPAM will present its integrated approach that aims to reconcile the livelihoods of people with conservation and production in the Brazilian Amazon, allowing for the NDC targets to be met, whilst ensuring a stable climate.

Speakers:

  • André Guimarães, Executive Director at IPAM
  • Ane Alencar, Science Director at IPAM
  • Gabriela Savian, Associate Director for Public Policy at IPAM


Organizer: IPAM (Amazon Environmental Research Institute)

Co-organizer: Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

09:45-10:45 — Trade unions, climate change and climate action!

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: Trade unions, climate change and climate action! — Trade union perspectives on Just Transition, labour markets and climate policies

Trade unions, climate change and climate action!


The magnitude of the transition required is difficult to grasp. It is perfectly clear however that as the characteristics of production change as a result of climate policy, workplaces will also change, or at worst disappear. Our basic premise is therefore that any transition must be just. 

Trade unions have played a prominent role as drivers of structural change before. This seminar will demonstrate and provide with some samples on how climate action is connected to collective bargaining and traditional trade union work and why this a key element of Just Transition.

Moderator:

  • Dr. Philipp Fink, Director of the Nordic Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 

Speaker

  • Antti Palola, president of STTK Finland and the Council of Nordic Trade Unions 
  • Tove Ahlström, CEO, Global Utmaning, Sweden 
  • Jaana Ylitalo, Collective Bargaining Director, Service Union United PAM  Finland 
  • Frederik Moch, Director Structural Policy, Industry and Services, German  Trade Union Confederation DGB 
  • Chloe Bourguignon, Member of the European Trade Union Confederation Youth Committee 

 

Organizers: Council of Nordic Trade Unions (NFS) and Global utmaning 

Others involved: The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and German Trade Union Confederation (DGB)


10:00-10:45 — The value of our villain

Nordic Pavilion: The value of our villain — CO2 in the circular economy

Nordic companies have developed sustainable solutions for using CO2 as a resource as well as permanently transforming it to stone, thereby eliminating any negative effect it has on climate. They have found innovative ways to create value of our villain. Experts from the Nordics will discuss solutions and prospects.

Moderator: Halldór Þorgeirsson, a former Director for Strategy at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn and Chairman of the Icelandic Climate Council.

Panel discussion with four nordic companies.

Speakers

  • Edda Sif Aradóttir , CEO of Carbfix
  • Jóhann Snorri Sigurbergsson, Director of Business Development at HS Orka
  • Steffen Jacobsen, CEO of Evergas and Danunity
  • Valborg Lundegaard, CEO of Aker Carbon Capture

Organizer: Green by Iceland
Co-organizer: Hs Orka, Carbfix (ON Power), Aker, Danunity


11:00-14:00 — Climate Action Talkshow

Nordic Pavilion: Climate Action Talkshow — How can we all engage in the solutions? Join us for a Nordic climate action Talkshow hosted by Nordic Council of Ministers

Program: 

11.00 Welcome

11.05 Are the Nordics leading the Green Transition?

  • Fanny Ejder, Senior Advisor, Nordic Council of Ministers  
  • Aldis Mjoll, President of the Nordic Youth Council
  • Professor Dag O Hessen, Oslo University (via zoom)
  • Riina Pursiainen, Specialist at Prime Minister's Office, Finland

11.30 Just Transition – social injustice and stolen futures

  • Tove Ahlström, Director, Global Utmaning
  • Peggy Hessen Følsvik, President LO Norway och Vice President NFS - Council of Nordic Trade Unions

11.55  Towards a sustainable Food System

  • Will LaFleur, Doctoral student, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) 
  • Nora Backlund, Ombudsman at Young Farmers at The Central Union of Swedish-speaking Agricultural Producers in Finland (SLC)

12.20 Coffee break

12.30 Scaremongering or hope – how should we communicate the climate?

  • Jonathan Lynn, Head of Communications, World Meteorological Organisation IPCC
  • Ina Parvanova, Head of Communications, UNFCCC 

13.00 Status on the COP26 negotiations

  • Marjo Nummelin, Head of Delegation, Finnish UNFCCC Delegation 
  • Mattias Frumerie,  Head of Delegation, Finnish UNFCCC Delegation 

13.15 Culture: a game changer in the green transition

Moderators

  • Daniel Urey, Co-Founder and Head of LABLAB Research and Design Think Tank
  • Mary Gestrin, Head of Communications, Nordic Council of Ministers

Speakers

  • Taru Elfving, (FI) Curator and writer on art and ecology, founding director of Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA)
  • Emma Turkki, Danish Youth Ambassador to the UNFCCC 
  • Rosanna Lewis (UK) Lead of British Council’s Culture and Development agenda 

Organizers: Nordic Council of Ministers

Others involved: Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Talks


13:00-14:00 — Accelerating climate action through science and  innovation

Swedish pavillion: Accelerating climate action through science and innovation

In this high-level panel Key Executives representing business and industry will be sharing insights into how important innovation is to achieve climate goals from a community building perspective, digitalization perspective, technological perspective and B2B as well as the research / government perspective that the external person can provide. We will take part of a survey conducted in 2021 that clearly points to the importance of implementing innovation and collaborations to push forward innovation in electrification, digitization and forms of energy such as hydrogen to achieve the goals.

Join us to hear what science and innovation can do to combat climate change.

Moderator: Emelie Öhlander, Climate Action Program Manager, Ericsson

Speakers:

Börje Ekholm, CEO, Ericsson

John Denton, ICC

Jonas Gustavsson, CEO, AFRY

Theodor Swedjemark, Communications and Chief Sustainability officer, ABB, and member of the EC Committee.

Catarina Paulson, Vice President Sustainability, Alfa Laval.

Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability, Ericsson.

13:15-14:00 — Culture: A game changer in the green transition

Nordic Pavilion: Culture: A game changer in the green transition

Artists all over the world have put the climate crisis on the agenda. However, the role of culture in the climate crisis goes beyond the individual artist. Art, culture and design in social and built environments are growing in importance as agents of change, both on a societal level and in relation to sustainable lifestyles. The Nordic Region provides both visions and examples.

Moderator:

  • Daniel Urey (SE)

Co-moderator:

  • Mary Gestrin (FI)

Speakers: 

  • Taru Elfving (FI) Curator, researcher and leader of the new research project on Sustainable Futures at the University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Rosanna Lewis (UK) Lead of British Council’s Culture and Development agenda
  • Emma Turkki (DK) Denmark’s youth delegate to the COP26


Organizer: Nordisk kulturkontakt

14:30 - 15:30 — Accelerating the transition in shipping through digitalization and partnerships

Nordic Pavilion: Accelerating the transition in shipping through digitalization and partnerships

As shipping looks to accelerate its decarbonization in line with UNFCC climate ambitions, Alfa Laval believes there is no single solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping to net-zero. Partnerships are crucial to deliver the innovative technologies, digital breakthroughs and big ideas that will drive decarbonization in shipping.

Moderator:

Catarina Paulson, Vice President Sustainability Alfa Laval (on stage)

Speakers: 

  • Søren Andersen, CEO StormGeo
  • Peter Nielsen, President, BU Marine Separation & Heat Transfer Equipment Alfa Laval
  • Dr. Markus Hoffmann, Business Unit Manager, Marine Separation & Heat Transfer Equipment. Member of CIMAC, ISO and Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.

Organizer: Alfa Laval

Co-organizer: StormGeo

14:30 - 15:15 - Sustainable Fashion – Role of fashion industry in Climate Action

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: Sustainable Fashion – role of fashion industry in Climate Action - Interested in innovations and technology to advance sustainable fashion? Cases from Accenture in the Nordics

Sustainable Fashion – role of fashion industry in Climate Action

Shifting to a circular economy presents a paradigm change for the fashion industry— modernizing fashion’s global production and consumption in a way unseen since the Industrial Revolution. Accenture will share cases of the work done with H&M foundation to advance circular fashion, and how different technologies such as 3D and Virtual Reality (VR) have the potential to reduce material usage and logistics emissions. Collaboration is needed for fashion industry to change – welcome to feel inspired and see the potential of innovations and technology.

Speakers
  • Anna Töndevold, Nordic Sustainability Strategy and Service Lead at Accenture
  • Olesja Hännikäinen, Service Designer at Accenture Liquid Studio, Founder of Exthereal, Fashion Illustrator

Organizer: Accenture

15:30-16:30 — Sustainable fashion in the Nordic countries

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: Sustainable fashion in the Nordic countries - Fast fashion industry’s negative effects and how to combat them

Sustainable Fashion in the Nordic countries

The Nordic countries are big fast fashion producers and consumers, but in recent years there has been a strong pull toward more sustainable lifestyles. How do we put the Nordic countries at the forefront of the fight for circular fashion, and how do we create a sustainable wardrobe for ourselves? 

Moderator:

  • Fiona Sjöberg, Coordinator of Fashion Revolution Sweden

Panellists:

  • Outi Pyy, Sustainability influencer and speaker 
  • Mari Nordén, Part of the 'sewing revolution' team Fæbrik
  • Jeppe Meier, Co-founder of slow fashion brand Forét

Organizer: Nordic Culture Point

16:00-17:00 — Engineering real solutions for climate action

Nordic Pavilion: Engineering real solutions for climate action - Evidence-based, deliverable national energy scenarios that help deliver agreed NDCs

The recent 2021 IPCC report highlights the urgent action needed to reduce large-scale greenhouse gas emissions.  

Future Climate – Engineering Solutions is a network of professional engineering associations. They have developed a peer-reviewed framework methodology to produce clear, science-based, actionable national energy and climate plans, which support governments and policymakers to meet their NDCs, mitigate climate change  and achieve the Paris Agreement goals.

This event will present the methodology, example national energy and climate plans developed by engineers and discuss the processes involved. 

Speakers: 

  • Alana Collis, IChemE Learned Society and Policy Manager, Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom, Co-Chair Future Climate-Engineering Solutions
  • Jonathan Symonds, Managing Director, Products Division, Cambustion, United Kingdom
  • Kurt Emil Eriksen, Senior Political Advisor, VELUX Group and Board Member, IDA Buildings (Danish Society of Engineers)
  • Beatriz Fernandez, Associate Programme Management Officer UNEP, Co-Chair Future-Climate

Organizer: Future Climate Engineering Solutions

co-organizers: The Society of engineers, Denmark. IchemiE

17:15-20:00 — Building Momentum for Change

We Don't Have Time: Building Momentum for Change — COP26 Backdoor

Welcome to day six of our daily broadcasts from the negotiations floor at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. We bring COP26 to you –  live from Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC and Stockholm.

Highlights: Voices from the youth movement, Marco Rodzynek, Founder at NOAH Advisors Ltd. and NOAH Conference, and Tech solutions.

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November 7

14:00-15:00 — Will the use of CO2 help to save the planet?

14:00-15:00 — Will the use of CO2 help to save the planet?

Welcome to this special broadcast, pre-recorded in Estonia in the run-up to COP26.

It is an inspiring story on how 600 million tons of oil shale ash hills and hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 can be used as raw materials, thereby decreasing the demand for virgin material mining somewhere else.

The unique project was born in Estonia, through an international collaboration of scientists, organizations, and companies. It is a story on how to make a 180 degrees turnaround in the challenging energy sector and linear economy, by developing a method to use CO2 to produce calcium carbonate for paints, flooring, or window frames.

Is this one of several ways, we should use to take our civilization out of the climate crisis?

Participants

  • Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid
  • Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas
  • EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson
  • OSA Project Manager Alar Saluste
  • Tarkett’s Chief Sustainability Officer Arnaud Marquis 

Moderator: Ragn Sells Sustainability Director, Pär Larshans

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November 8

08:15-09:00 — Nordic Sustainable Aviation – skymiles ahead?

Nordic Pavilion: Nordic Aviation – skymiles ahead? — Can one region influence the global aviation industry?

The Nordic countries have ambitious plans to reduce the carbon footprint of flying. All Nordic countries are about to get blend-in requirements for sustainable aviation fuels. In addition, use of electric aircrafts - either batteries or hydrogen/fuel cells - are considered by several countries and airline companies. Blending fuels – e-fuels and electrons. Reducing emissions from aviation is crucial and challenging!

Speakers: 

  • Niels Buus Kristensen, Chief Research Economist, Institute of Transport Economics 
  • Maria Fiskerud, Project Manager – Nordic Network for Electric Aviation (NEA) 
  • Arvid Løken, Senior Adviser, Avinor  
  • Tore Skoglund, Project Manager – Nordic Drone Initiative

Organizer: Nordic Energy Research and Nordic Innovation

09:15-10:00 — Fit for 2055? En route to decarbonising the maritime sector - Turning a cargo ship

Nordic Pavilion: Fit for 2055? En route to decarbonising the maritime sector -Turning a cargo ship — The maritime industry represents 3 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. Ships last for 20-30 years. Unless shipowners act now their global share will rise. The Nordic region is upping the game.


The maritime sector has an obligation to cut emissions. Once efficiency measures are exhausted and slow steaming has become widespread – new ship types and low or no-carbon fuels has to take over.  Are the maritime sector prepared for this quantum leap? What are the supporting routes to decarbonizing the industry? What are the concrete projects and measures currently being implemented in the Nordic region?

Speakers:  

  • Jari Kauppila, Head SG office and Quantitative Policy Analysis ITF
  • Nanna Thit Hemmingsen, Project Manager, The Connected Ship project, MARLOG 
  • Hege Økland, CEO, Maritime Cleantech (video)

Organizers: Nordic Energy Research (NER) and Nordic Innovation

10:00-11:30 — Decarbonizing shipping in line with the Paris agreement: what will it take?

Nordic Pavilion: Decarbonizing shipping in line with the Paris agreement: what will it take?What will it take for the industry to decarbonize in line with the Paris agreement?

To decarbonize by 2050, the maritime sector must be well underway by 2030, with a share of 5%  sustainable fuels and 200 deep sea vessels running on sustainable fuels. This event will discuss the main challenges incl. supply of green fuels at scale and enabling policy- and regulatory measures.


Moderator: Katharine Palmer, Climate Champion for Shipping

A collaborative Nordic project

  • The HySeas Ferry development programme (Green hydrogen), Martin Smith, University of St. Andrews

Nordic ambitions for green shipping

  • Brian Johnson, CEO, UK MCA & Rikke Wetter Olufsen Deputy Director Danish Maritime Authority

Panel debate: What will it take for shipping to decarbonize in line with the Paris Agreement: What is the role of regulation and how do we enable first movers?

Insights from Nordics, provided by:

  • Wayne Jones, OBE Executive Board Member  and Chief Sales Officer, MAN Energy Solutions,
  • Morten Bo Christiansen, VP Head of Decarbonisation, Maersk
  • Bernhard Stormhyr, VP for Corporate Sustainability, Yara
  • Roel Hoenders, IMO

Summary - what will it take for the industry to decarbonize in line with the Paris agreement?

  • Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO, MMM Center for Zero Carbon Shipping 

Organizer: 

  • Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
  • University of St. Andrews
  • Global Maritime Forum

10:15-11:00 — SÓLIN - Icelandic Environmentalists' youth led initiative to create political pressure

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: SÓLIN - Icelandic Environmentalists' youth led initiative to create political pressure - The Icelandic Youth Environmentalist Association’s rating for the 2021 parliamentary elections

SÓLIN - Icelandic Environmentalists' youth led initiative to create political pressure

In correlation with the newly concluded parliamentary elections in Iceland, youth environmentalists developed SÓLIN, a comprehensive grading system to evaluate policies of the running parties. The grades had a substantial impact on all discussion, resulting in the public voting in a more informed manner and demanding more ambition from every party. 

Speakers: 

  • Aðalbjörg Egilsdóttir, The Icelandic Youth Environmental Association
  • Sigrún Perla Gísladóttir, The Icelandic Youth Environmental Association

Organizer: The Icelandic Youth Environmental Association

11:30-12:30 — Water Management in Future Nordic Cities

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: Water Management in Future Nordic Cities: Envisioning the Nordics as the world’s most water-smart region

Water Management in Future Nordic Cities

The Nordics are strong in water-efficient, smart technologies and advanced in utilizing them for circularity, energy withdrawal and resource efficiency, but we are still far from closed water loops and face several challenges, for instance related to increased storm water. Nordic Innovation invites you to discuss the vision of Nordics as the world’s most water-smart region.

Moderator: 

  • Professor Riku Vahala, Head of the Department of Built Environment, Aalto University, School Of Engineering

Speakers:

  • Mari Heinonen, Director of Wasterwater Treatment and Services, HSY
  • Yvona Holbein, ‘Overvannskoordinator’ / Stormwater Coordinator, City of Oslo: Agency for Planning and Building Services
  • Topi Helle, Managing Director, Finnish Water Forum

Organizer: Nordic Innovation

11:45-12:30 — Shorepower for Cruise Ships

Nordic Pavilion: Shorepower for Cruise Ships — A Decarbonization Tool To Reduce Air Pollution in Ports

The panel will raise awareness among participants at COP26 on shorepower for cruise ships as a solution in the transportation sector that can reduce air pollution in ports. One cruise ship in a port for an hour pollutes comparable to 3,500 diesel cars per hour.

Speakers: 

  • Christian Hald-Mortensen, Special Advisor, Danish Ministry for Environment, Department
  • Maria Bos, Plug  
  • Pelle Erik Bjerg Mortensen, Copenhagen Municipality   
  • Ragnhild Møller-Stray, Oslo Kommune 

Organizer: Danish Ministry of Environment

12:45-13:10 — Insights from the Emissions Gap Report 2021

Nordic Pavilion: Insights from the Emissions Gap Report 2021

What is the impact of the new climate pledges for 2030 on global emissions? Are G20 members on a clear path towards their net-zero targets? What are the global warming implications? Join us for a presentation and discussion of the key findings of the new UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2021

Moderator: Susanne Pedersen (UNEP DTU Partnership)

Speakers: 

  • Anna Maria Gran (welcome, NKL)
  • Anne Olhoff (presenter, UNEP DTU Partnership)

Organizer: UNEP DTU Partnership

13:15-14:00 — Let’s talk about adaptation

Nordic Pavilion: Let’s talk about adaptation — Which solutions would work best in the developing countries?

In this participatory event we get down to the roots of climate change adaptation. What are the main obstacles? How can we find the way around them? You can throw the ball to our public and private sector experts and help define the main challenges and solutions, with a focus on lowincome countries

Moderator: Leena Klossner, Director, Business Development and Outreach, Nordic Development Fund 

Opening remarks: Flemming Møller Mortensen, Minister of Development Cooperation, Denmark

Panel discussion

  • Amal-Lee Amin, Climate Change Director, CDC Group
  • Jay Koh, Founder & Managing Director, The Lightsmith Group
  • Arghya Sinha Roy, Principal Climate Chance Specialist, Asian Development Bank
  • Barbara Buchner, Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative

Closing remarks: Karin Isaksson, Managing Director, Nordic Development Fund

Organizer: Nordic Development Fund

14:15-15:00 — Carbon neutrality in cities through sustainable energy transitions

Nordic Pavilion: Carbon neutrality in cities through sustainable energy transitions — An outlook on district heating and cooling, and building energy systems

Cities are on the frontlines of global climate change, and sustainable energy transitions are required for cities' long-term carbon neutral development. The side event will focus on what roles of cities can play in connecting technologies of district heating and cooling, and building energy efficiency for their carbon neutrality targets.

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Lars Grundahl
  • Ang Ye, dena

Moderator:

  • Dr. Zhuolun Chen, UDP

Organizer: UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP)

Co-organizers: Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena)

15.00–16.00 — Removing and Storing Carbon: Responsible Forest Management as a Tool to Limit Climate Change to 1.5*C

Removing and Storing Carbon: Responsible Forest Management as a Tool to Limit Climate Change to 1.5*C

In the corporate climate debate, there are many mixed messages about the role of carbon offsetting and investments in forests. To support robust climate action aimed at halving emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero latest 2050, this session seeks to stimulate debate about the role of forests and related investments, and how companies can find the potentials within or connected to their value chain, instead of outside. In a live panel, WWF will share best best practices to enhance biodiversity and protect people who depend of forests.

FSC will share insights on how to secure that corporate actions do not contribute to deforestation or conversion of natural ecosystems. World Resources Institute (WRI) and/or World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) will share progress on an new accounting guidance in the the GHG Protocol standard for removing and storing carbon through forestry and agriculture. Science-based Targets initiative (SBTi) will share progress on their new guidance on setting science based targets for forest, land and agriculture sectors called the FLAG standard.

Speakers: 

  • Representatives from: WWFFSC World Resources Institute (WRI)Science-based Targets Initiatives (SBTi)

Organizer: Inter IKEA Group

ICC Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum. You need to sign up on this website to access broadcast: https://hopin.com/events/icc-make-climate-action-everyone-s-business-conference/registration

15:15-16:00 — Global and Nordic Scenarios and Global Clean Energy Technology Progress

Nordic Pavilion: Global and Nordic Scenarios and Global Clean Energy Technology Progress — Does it match up?

The Nordic countries have a joint ambition of becoming Carbon-neutral by 2050. The Nordic Clean Energy Scenario describe 3 possible pathways to meet this ambition. The New Energy Outlook (NEO) is BloombergNEF’s annual long-term scenario analysis on the future of the energy economy. Tracking Clean Energy 2 / 2 Progress provide an up-to-date status on key technologies to achieve deep emission reductions. Does these reports align?

Moderator:

  • Svend Søyland, Nordic Energy Research

Speakers: 

  • Kevin Johnsen, Senior adviser NER
  • Daniel Wetzel, Head of Tracking Sustainable Transitions Unit, IEA
  • Albert Chung, Global Head of Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Organizer: Nordic Energy Research & IEA

16:15-17:00 — Capturing Golden Opportunities

Nordic Pavilion: Capturing Golden Opportunities — Scotland and Nordic countries striving to deliver success in carbon capture, usage and storage

Working together to deliver success in carbon capture, usage and storage. IPCC have stressed the importance of CCS in order to meet climate targets.  The event will showcase the opportunities that exist for knowledge sharing and collaboration across the Nordic countries and Scotland on CCS, drawing upon decades of respective experience at the leading edge of the global energy sector to accelerate the transition to net zero.

  • SSE and Equinor’s joint plans to develop the UK’s first CCS-equipped power station at Peterhead.
  • The Danish Energy Islands project and planned CO2 storage infrastructure  

Moderator: Svend Søyland, Nordic Energy Research

Speakers:

  • Klaus Skytte, CEO, Nordic Energy Research
  •  Irene Rummelhoff, EVP, Equinor
  • Martin Pibworth, Energy and Commercial Director, SSE
  • Hanne Storm Edlefsen, Chief Strategic Planning, Energinet
  • Rune Volla, Director, Department of Energy, Norwegian Research Council

Organizer: Nordic Energy Research

Partners: Equinor, SSE, Energinet


17:15-18:00 — Wind-Win: Communities and Conservation

Nordic Pavilion: Wind-Win: Communities and Conservation

Can wind energy be part of an ecologically and socially sustainable development? In a green and just transition, all relevant stakeholders must be involved – local communities as well as nature. Examples from the Nordics and neighbours could show how offshore wind projects may support biodiversity and be supported by society.

Moderator:

  • Svend Søyland, Senior Adviser at Nordic Energy Research

Speakers:

  • Rachel Asante-Owusu, PhD, Programme Manager – Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, IUCN
  • Jan-Willem van Bochove, Senior Principal Consultant, The Biodiversity Consultancy
  • Marte Rusten, PhD, Principal Consultant – Environmental Risk and Preparedness, Energy Systems, DNV
  • Morven Smith, Head of Community Investment, SSE
  • Dean Cooper, Global Lead, Energy Transition – Climate and Energy Practice, WWF

Organizer: Nordic Energy Research

Partners: 

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • The Biodiversity Consultancy
  • DNV
  • SSE

18:15-19:00 — What is the role of carbon capture and storage in climate mitigation?

Nordic Pavilion: What is the role of carbon capture and storage in climate mitigation? — Dialogue on frameworks to scale carbon capture and storage and Negative Emissions Technologies

Technologies to capture carbon for storage (or use) and Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs) are critical to reach 1.5°C pathways. Join us for an evening reception and dialogue on possible enabling frameworks for scaling NETs and CCS or CCU, and their role in broader mitigation strategies. 

Speakers: 

  • Ruth Herbert
  • Kiane de Kleijne
  • Matthias Honegger
  • Hanna-Mari Ahonen
  • Vincent de Gooyert

Organizer: Climate Strategies

19:15-22:00 — Small Cities - Big Impact

We Don't Have Time: Small Cities — Big Impact. COP26 Backdoor

Welcome to day eight of our daily broadcasts from the negotiations floor at the UN Climate Change Conference. We bring COP26 to you – live from Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC and Stockholm.

Meet changemakers from Samsø, Denmark; Guadalajara, Mexico, and Mariestad, Sweden – And hear their stories on finding climate solutions that could inspire the world.

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November 9

08:00-09:00 — Arctic Science Breakfast

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: Arctic Science Breakfast - The Arctic is a highly relevant and often overlooked region when it comes to climate change and climate vulnerability.

Arctic Science Breakfast

This event starts participants’ day with a breakfast and an informative set of speakers exploring Arctic climate science and the international collaboration driving it, highlighting the outcomes of the IPCC’s sixth assessment report (AR6). 

Moderator:

  • Saara Olsen, PhD, Limnologist and Climate Change Adaptation expert, City of Espoo

Speaker:

  • Dr Helen Adams, Head of Science Engagement for COP26

Keynote

  • David N. Thomas, Professor of Arctic Ecosystems Research at the University of Helsinki

Panellists:

  • Dr Raisa Mäkipää, Research Professor, Natural Resources Institute Finland
  • Dr Pekka Niittynen, BioGeoClimate Modelling Lab, Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki 
  • Holly Jenkins, PhD candidate, SPITFIRE DTP & Changing Arctic Ocean (NERC), UK Polar Network

Organizer: British Embassy Helsinki


08:00-08:10 - The Glasgow COPpuccinos at The Resilience Hub - Episode 6

Resilience Hub:

Through the lens of his own awakening to the climate crisis, Reverend James Bhagwan paints a picture of the challenges faced by the Pacific Islands, not only physically as the ocean around them changes, but also in being heard in the global policy discussions.

He emphasizes the pragmatism and deep-grained hopefulness of his compatriots, but knows that what happens in the Pacific may be the early warning that finally wakes up the global North.

Speakers:

  • Rev. James Bhagwan, General Secretary of the Pacific Council of Churches

Organizer:

The Resilience Shift

08:30-10:00 — Circular vision

Nordic Pavilion: Circular vision

Phosphorus is an element that is the cornerstone for all life. By creating circular flows of phosphorus where the resources are used over and over again, we will both reduce the CO2e emissions as well as reducing the risk of dead seabeds. 

Moderator: Pär Larshans, Director of Sustainability Ragn-Sells 

Speakers: 

  • Jan Svärd, CEO, EasyMining
  • Pär Dalhielm, CEO, Svenskt Vatten
  • Anna Lundbom, Head of marketing EasyMining (via link)


Organizer: Ragn-Sells & Business Sweden

10:00-12:30 — Nordic approaches to support global carbon market cooperation

Nordic Pavilion: Nordic approaches to support global carbon market cooperation

How do we ensure continued ambition raising and sustainable development at the same time as a robust trading market? The Nordics plays an important role in putting the Paris Agreement mechanisms into practice. The event will outline the Nordic perspectives and give an overview of ongoing activities supporting the development of a global carbon market.

Session A: The road to implementation - What shape will the future carbon market take?

  • Ash Sharma, Head of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) and Chair for Nordic Initiative for Cooperative Approaches at Nefco
  • Fenella Aouane, Head of Carbon Pricing Unit, GGGI
  • Kari Hämekoski, Senior Programme Manager, Nefco
  • Bianca Gichangi, Coordinator, Eastern Africa Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance
  • Abdelghani Boucham, Head of Climate Change, Department of Environment, Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Moroccoä

Session 2:

Moderator: 

  • Ingvild Solvang, Department Director and Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development Unit at Global Green Growth Institute (GGI) (Moderator)

Speakers: 

  • Aglaja Espelage, Consultant, Perspectives Climate Group
  • Pham Van Tan, Deputy Director General for Climate Change, Climate Focus, Vietnam
  • Jeannette Gurung, Executive Director, WOCAN
  • Karen Olsen, Senior Researcher, UNEP DTU Partnership
  • Felipe de Leon, Advisor to the Climate Change Directorate, Ministry of Environment, Costa Rica and lead for the San José Principles

Organizer: Nefco - The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation

Co-organizers:

  • Eastern Africa Alliance
  • Ministry of Climate and Environment of Norway
  • Perspectives Climate Group
  • Swedish Energy Agency
  • UNEP DTU Partnership
  • WOCAN

12:45-13:15 — Reykjavík Green Deal – Sustainability, Innovation and the Healthy City

Nordic Pavilion: Reykjavík Green Deal – Sustainability, Innovation and the Healthy City  

The Reykjavík Green Deal is a short term and long term plan which touches upon every aspect of city life. In this short lecture, the Mayor of Reykjavík will talk about innovations like Carbfix, sustainability in a healthy city and the race to zero. 

Speaker: Dagur B. Eggertsson, Mayor of Reykjavík

Organizer: City of Reykjavík, Mayor of Reykjavík


13:15 - 13:45 - Lunch Briefing: COP26 from a Swedish perspective

Nordic Pavilion: We open the backdoor to the UN Climate Change Negotiations and give you the latest updates straight from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow. Tune in!

Live from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow we give you access to the ongoing negotiations at COP26. In a joint event with the Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki we give you a unique opportunity to ask your questions straight to the people in charge.

Speaker:

  • Mattias Frumerie, Head of Swedish UNFCCC delegation


14:00-15:00 — Towards a climate resilient Africa through Green and Blue Economies

Nordic Pavilion: Towards a climate resilient Africa through Green and Blue Economies

The workshop will present findings from the Technology Needs Assessment in the energy sectors for Africa, conducted under the UNFCCC process, and showcase the continental initiatives for climate change and blue and green economy, the opportunities in Africa, and explore partnerships with Nordic countries, private sector and organizations.

Organizers: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and UNEP – DTU Partnership (UDP)

Co-organizers: African Union Commission (AUC)


15:05-15:25 — Launch of Project on Action to Avert and Address Displacement Related to the Effects of Climate Change

Nordic Pavilion: Project on Action to Avert and Address Displacement Related to the Effects of Climate Change

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and the Platform on Disaster Displacement will initiate an innovative and forward-looking, multi-year project to enhance the understanding of displacement as an issue of loss and damage, and strengthen action and support to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse effects of climate change.

Organizer: Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

15:30-16:30 — The Nordics as pioneers in developing jobs and skills in Africa

Nordic Pavilion: The Nordics as pioneers in developing jobs and skills in Africa — The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa contributing to employment within the off-grid sector

Off-grid energy is still a largely untapped opportunity for creating jobs for youth. The sector is emerging as a significant employer in emerging economies that suffer from high rates of joblessness. Supporting the development of the off-grid energy sector can therefore have a wide and positive job creation impact in addition to support countries in mitigate their climate impact and accelerate their green transition.

Moderator:

  • Ash Sharma, Head of Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa, Nefco

Speakers:     

  • Simon Trace, Principal Consultant, Oxford Policy Management

Organizer: Nefco - The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation

Co-organizer: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Sida


15.30-16.30 — Time for action – how we accelerate emissions reductions through value-chains

Swedish Pavilion: Time for action – how we accelerate emissions reductions through value-chains

Discussion among members in the UN Leadership Group for Industrial Transition (LeadIt) on need for implementation of solutions to accelerate emissions reductions through-value-chain co-operation.

Speakers:

  • Per Bolund, Swedish Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister
  • Martin Pei, CTO, SSAB
  • Jan Moström, CEO, LKAB
  • Annika Ramsköld, Head of Sustainability, Vattenfall
  • Lars Stenqvist, CTO, Volvo Group
  • Lena Hök, SVP Sustainability, Skanska

Moderator: Robert Watt, Head of Communications, SEI

Organizer: SSAB

16:45-17:30 — Towards and beyond carbon neutrality – What role for voluntary carbon markets?

Nordic Pavilion: Towards and beyond carbon neutrality – What role for voluntary carbon markets? — Summary Using voluntary carbon markets for the net zero transition

The event explores key terms and concepts relating to carbon neutrality and net zero, focusing on the role of non-state actors and use of voluntary carbon markets. The event is organised as part of the Nordic Dialogue on Voluntary Compensation.

Moderator

  • Hanna-Mari Ahonen, Perspectives Climate Research

Speaker

  • Peer Stiansen, (NCM representative), 
  • Helen Mountford, (Panellist, WRI, Co-Chair of the Task Force on Net Zero Goals and Carbon Pricing)
  • Mark Kenber, (Panellist, Co-Executive Director for External Affairs for the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative)
  • Matti Kahra, (Panellist, Nordea Bank Abp) (Helsinki)
  • Kari Hämekoski, (Panellist, NEFCO) (Helsinki)

Organizer: Perspectives Climate Research

Co-organizer: Carbon Limits, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Tyrsky Consulting


17:00–19:00 — Enhancing Global Governance to Address the Climate Crisis

Enhancing Global Governance to Address the Climate Crisis

Given the gravity of the current climate crisis, stronger global climate and environmental governance is urgently needed. Improving legal accountability at the global level would assist with the implementation of a whole range of policies, principles and obligations that are already widely accepted in a large number of international environmental treaties. The Climate Governance Commission’s new Interim Report, Governing our Climate Future, explores global governance proposals to address the climate crisis. Link to report: https://globalchallenges.org/governing-our-climate-future/

Speaker:

  • Maud Sarlive, Human Rights and International Criminal Lawyer

Organizer: ICC

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18:00-19:00 — No climate policy is gender neutral. Here is why.

Nordic Pavilion: No climate policy is gender neutral. Here is why — How climate policies impact gender in a Nordic context

No climate policies are gender neutral. Still gender-neutral thinking tends to threaten socially responsible climate policies. This COP26-event will shed light on how climate policies impact gender in a Nordic context. We raise the critical question of who enjoys the benefits of the transition to a carbon neutral Nordic region?

Speakers:

  • Rikke-Fischer Bogason
  • Katrine Weber 
  • Nina Lander Svendsen 
  • Aaron Tuckey

Organizer: The sustainable consultancy PlanMiljø


19:15-22:00 — Circular Electronics

We Don't Have Time: Circular electronics. COP26 Backdoor

Welcome to day nine of our daily broadcasts from the negotiations floor at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. We bring COP26 to you – live from Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC and Stockholm.

Listen to top speakers like Sacha Ghiglione from Prime Computer AG, Ingmar Rentzhog, founder & CEO of We Don't Have Time, and Dr. Richard Swannell, Director, WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). You will also hear about the challenges, meet the players who, moving ahead of their competition, lead the way through bold climate action, and solutions.

Read more here.

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November 10

08:00-08:10 - The Glasgow COPpuccinos at The Resilience Hub - Episode 7

Resilience Hub:

With her unusual perspective from within local government, Debra identifies what she sees as critical ingredients of a more resilient future for African cities. They include knowledge exchange between science, local government practice and community sources; a more roundtable approach to government, distributing the power; and embracing the reality of urban informality, where many people are already ‘walking the future’ in terms of the levels of uncertainty and precarity they confront and the ingenuity they have to manifest to survive.

She sees social safety nets would and ground-level access to power and decision-making as important steps towards helping them build resilience. All of this change requires enormous courage from those who would lead.

Speakers:

  • Dr Debra Roberts, Head of Sustainable and Resilient Initiatives, eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa & Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group 2

Organizer:

The Resilience Shift

08:30-09:15 — Stockholm+50 — A healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity

Nordic Pavilion: Stockholm+50 - A healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity - A commemoration, A reflection - A time to act

Five decades after the watershed moment of 1972, Stockholm again welcomes the world in June 2022 to “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity.” Anchored in the Decade of Action, Stockholm+50 provides opportunities to collaboratively identify action-oriented solution and delivery for sustainable development.

Speakers: Sweden Ambassador, Johanna Lissinger Peitz

Moderator: Rob Watt, SEI

09:30-11:00 — Awareness without action is worthless — Political commitment to climate change action

Nordic Pavilion: Awareness without action is worthless — Political commitment to climate change action

This is a partly joint event between the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow and the Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki. In Glasgow, parliamentarians, ministers and young climate leaders take part in a ‘tour de table’. In Helsinki, youth representatives discuss their experiences and demands for political action. Finally, takeaways will be shared between the two sites through a link.

Major policy reforms are required to become frontrunners in decarbonisation. Have Nordic parliamentarians responded with the necessary urgency and how can the Nordic Region become a permanent and global showcase for climate solutions? Welcome to a debate on climate solutions and political commitment.

Welcome speakers

Glasgow: Ms. Annette Lind, Vice-President of the Nordic Council, Denmark

Helsinki: Ms. Anu Vehviläinen, Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Finland

Presentation of the global report on climate change from the IPCC, by Mr. Oras Tynkkynen, Senior Advisor, Sustainability solutions, Sitra, Finland. Streamed from Glasgow.

Moderators and keylisteners

  • Glasgow: Mr. Magnus Ek, member of the Nordic Council and Chair of the Committee for a Sustainable Nordic Region and Ms. Tinna Hallgrímsdóttir, UN Youth delegate for Sustainable Development and Chair of the Icelandic Youth Environmentalist Association, Iceland.
  • Helsinki: Ms. Annika Lepistö, Nordic Youth Biodiversity Network & founding member of Regeneration 2030, Åland

Organizer: Nordic Council



10:00–11:00 — Spurring Sustainable Trade: How Trade Facilitation can Help Cut Carbon Emissions?

Spurring Sustainable Trade: How Trade Facilitation can Help Cut Carbon Emissions?

The aim of this session is to initiate discussion on the link between trade facilitation and climate change. As international trade volumes have increased and supply chains have become more complex, trade has become central to all global conversations. While the economic benefits associated with trade facilitation are well documented, the possible environmental impacts are only starting to be explored. For instance, a recent paper found that efficiency gains from replacing paper-based trade processes with digital ones in Asia and the Pacific can lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Correlations have also been observed between improved port processes and a reduction in CO2 emissions, with several ports investing in initiatives to actively reduce their environmental footprint. Being at the forefront of trade facilitation trends, the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is eager to deepen the discussion on the environmental benefits associated with improved trade processes and capture these in the measurement of the wider impact of its projects. This session will bring together key public and private stakeholders to discuss the role that trade facilitation is playing in the fight against climate change.

Organizer: Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

ICC Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum. You need to sign up on this website to access broadcast: https://hopin.com/events/icc-make-climate-action-everyone-s-business-conference/registration

11:15-12:00 — Can farmers be at the forefront of the green transition?

Nordic Pavilion: Can farmers be at the forefront of the green transition?

Increasing carbon storage in the soil is one of the most cost-effective climate measures, and it has a positive impact on both biodiversity and soil fertility. Knowledge and interest are developing fast, but how do we move from aware-ness to action? 

Speakers/panellists: 

  • Ms. Elisa Vainio, Carbon Action, Finland, nominated to the Nordic Environment Prize 2021 
  • Mr. Pär Holmgren, member of the European Parliament, Sweden 
  • Ms. Annika Hirvonen, member of the Nordic Council, Sweden

Takeaways by Tinna Hallgrimsdottir, UN Youth delegate for Sustainable Development/Chairperson Icelandic Youth Environmentalist Association, Iceland.

Organizer: Nordic Council


11:45-12:30 — Exponential climate transition in the automotive industry

Swedish Pavilion: Exponential climate transition in the automotive industry — How can transparency and climate action future proof EV:s supply chain?

Panel discussion moderated by Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, moderator, TV- program host, and sustainable development lecturer. By going electric, the automotive industry has an opportunity to become a catalyst for change. But to achieve climate neutrality, OEMs and suppliers alike must embrace transparency on how to measure and communicate carbon footprint. Which tools and solutions do we need to build a sustainable and resilient supply chain? And how do we create a market for climate-neutral material and technologies?

Hosted by: Polestar

Speakers:

  • Thomas Ingenlath, CEO at Polestar
  • Håkan Samuelsson, CEO at Volvo Cars
  • Martin Pei, EVP and CTO at SSAB
  • Emma Nehrenheim, Chief Environmental Officer at Northvolt
  • Rebecka Carlsson, Sustainability entrepreneur, business advisor and author

Moderator: 

  • Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, We Don´t Have Time

Organizer: Business Sweden

12:00-12:30 — Lunch Briefing: COP26 from a Norwegian perspective

Nordic Pavilion: We open the backdoor to the UN Climate Change Negotiations and give you the latest updates straight from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow. Tune in!

Live from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow we give you access to the ongoing negotiations at COP26. In a joint event with the Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki you get a unique opportunity to ask your questions straight to the people in charge.

Speaker:

  • Henrik Hallgrim Eriksen, Head of Norwegian UNFCCC delegation

12:30-14:00 — We have a dream — Solutions and demands by young people

Nordic Pavilion: We have a dream — Solutions and demands by young people

We young people have worries, hopes, and demands for the future. During this event, you will get to know our dreams through personal stories and the presentation of the Mock COP Treaty, containing 18 climate policies agreed on by young people from more than 140 countries, and the Nordic Youth Position Paper on Biodiversity, with 19 action points to save biodiversity. 

Keynote: Why we should all listen to young people

  • Mr. David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, the Convention on Biological Diversity, Canada (tbc)

Keynote: What ambitious but realistic climate policies look like

  •  Ms. Emma Sairanen, Youth Delegate for Climate Finnish Youth Council Allianssi, Finland

Keynote: To us, the climate and nature crises are fundamental threats

  •  Ms. Lova Eveborn, Nordic Youth Representative and member of WWF Sweden Youth, SwedenSweden

PANEL 

From Glasgow

  • Ms. Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Finland
  • Mr. Jakop Dalunde, Member of the European Parliament, Sweden
  • Mr. Jonas Kittelsen, Nordic Youth Delegate Representative, Norway

From Helsinki

  • Ms. Annika Lepistö, Nordic Youth Biodiversity Network & founding member of Regeneration 2030, Åland

Key Listeners:

  • Mr. Magnus Ek, member of the Nordic Council and Chair of the Committee for a Sustainable Region, Sweden

Organizer: Nordic Council

13:30-14:15 — How can Automotive Companies and Governments Work Together to Accelerate the ZEV transition?

Swedish Pavilion: How can Automotive Companies and Governments Work Together to Accelerate the ZEV transition?

What do OEMs and governments need to do to ensure science-based deadlines for 100% ZEV sales for cars and HGVs are reached, and how can they work together?

Hosted by: Volvo Cars

Speakers: 

  • Håkan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Cars
  • Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar
  • Martin Lundstedt, CEO of Volvo Group
  • Christian Levin, CEO of ScaniaMa
  • Mattias Frumerie, Head of delegation to UNFCCC
  • Jakob Lundgren, Political expert atthe ministry of environment

Moderator: 

  • Angela Hultberg, Road Transport Lead, Climate Champions COP26

    Organizer:
    Business Sweden

14:00-15:15 — Catalysing the last mile of climate finance

14:00-15:15 — Catalysing the last mile of climate finance

Exploring case studies from India to West Africa where satellite data and AI is enabling last mile of climate finance.

Voluntary carbon markets can meet one third of the 45% emissions reductions required by 2030 through rapidly scaling natural climate solutions that also protect and promote livelihoods, yet they are a small $300m market struggling to finance its growth.  The lack of transparent, deep tech, data-driven approaches in measuring carbon and continuously confirming the existence of the underlying carbon assets through auditing, means many forest protection projects over the last decade have failed to preserve and protect forest (e.g. 90% coverage reduced to 46% and even 0% within 20 years). In this event, Earthbanc will showcase how its deploying its technology for incentivizing small holder farmers in Meghalaya and Sunderbans India.

Registration HERE.

This event will also be live via zoom – link HERE.

Meeting ID: 840 1284 6643

Passcode: 175524

14:30-15:45 — Sustainability for whom?

Nordic Pavilion: Sustainability for whom? — How the rights of local communities and climate solutions can go hand in hand

The rights of traditional and local communities need to be safeguarded as demand for land and minerals increases. Some traditional livelihoods are facing challenges due to climate change and developments of climate-friendly solutions. How do we ensure the rights of local communities when designing climate policies?

Keynote speakers

  • Ms. Jojo Mehta, Executive Director of Stop Ecocide International, UKCo-Founder & Executive Director, Stop Ecocide International, Chair, Stop Ecocide Foundation
  • Mr. Tomas Kuhmunen, Sami Parliament, Sweden

Panel 

From Glasgow

  • Mr. Lasse Björn, Saami Council, Norway
  • Mr. Per Bolund, Minister for Environment and Climate, Sweden[LH1] 
  • Ms. Alice Bah Kuhnke, Member of the European, Parliament, Sweden

From Helsinki

  • Mr. Tomas Kuhmunen, Sami Parliament, Sweden
  • Mr. Mikko Kärna, Parliamentarian, Nordic council, Finland

Takeaways by

  • Mr. Simon Holmström, member of the Nordic Council, Åland and Ms. Tine Sille Svendsen, Nordic Youth Representative, Denmark.
JOINT PROGRAM WITH THE NORDIC CLIMATE ACTION WEEKS IN HELSINKI

Organizer: Nordic Council

14:30-14.55 — A Swedish roadmap for a sustainable economy

Swedish Pavilion: A Swedish roadmap for a sustainable economy

The Swedish national coordinator for the 2030 Agenda is collaborating with municipalities, businesses and NGOs to accelerate progress towards the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals. The economic system needs to change in order to speed up the transformation to achieve economic, social and environmental wellbeing. This requires, amongst others, redesigning institutions, infrastructure, market sentiments and laws. The forum supporting the Swedish roadmap for sustainable economy has identified over one hundred activities that support the wellbeing of both people and the planet as well as bringing sustainable economic development. Some of these activities will be discussed by our panel that includes some members of the forum.

Speakers:

  • Anders Kärrberg, Head of Global Sustainability at Volvo Cars
  • Erik Thedéen, Director General of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Hanna Grahn, Sustainability Lead at Spotify
  • Karin Lexén, Secretary General of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation – SSNC   

Moderator: 

  • Gabriel Wikström, Sweden’s National coordinator for Agenda 2030


Organizer: Business Sweden


16:00-17:45 — Code Red for Parliaments

Nordic Pavilion: Code Red for Parliaments — Vital institutions in the climate emergency

There are fundamental challenges for parliaments in how to actively represent their people and scrutinize government action on the climate. Join us for a high level discussion on this issue involving parliamentarians, advisory groups, and young people. 

Speakers:

  • Ms. Alison Johnstone, member and Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Scotland 
  • Ms. Annette Lind, Vice-President of the Nordic Council, Denmark 
  • Ms. Emma Turkki Rasmussen, UN Youth Delegate, Denmark

Organizer: Nordic Council


18:30-21:00 — Pioneering Fossil-free Solutions

Swedish Pavilion: Pioneering Fossil-free Solutions — Sweden International Business Day (Business Sweden’s Pavilion)


Welcome to day ten of our daily broadcasts from the negotiations floor at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. We bring COP26 to you – live from the diplomatic zone in Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC and Stockholm.

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November 11

08:00-08:10 - The Glasgow COPpuccinos at The Resilience Hub - Episode 8

Resilience Hub:

Bijal outlines the MHT approach to helping women in poor urban communities to organize, including forging ‘disruptive collaborations’ with scientists, technologists and governments.

“The intersection of climate change, urbanization and informality is going to deprive the poor the most.”

Bijal ends by describing how she and her team draw courage and energy from the poor women they work with, “…who go on and on, relentlessly, happily and in a smiling way.”

Speakers:

  • Bijal Brahmbhatt, Executive Director, Mahila Housing Trust, India

Organizer:

The Resilience Shift

08:00-10:00 — Demystifying the EU Taxonomy for Nordic SMEs

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: Demystifying the EU Taxonomy for Nordic SMEs - Best practices and guidelines for companies seeking growth financing  

Demystifying the EU Taxonomy for Nordic SMEs

What does EU taxonomy alignment mean? How can small and medium-sized companies integrate the taxonomy mindset in their operations? Understanding the EU Taxonomy will be critical for SMEs especially when seeking financing opportunities. The workshop will share best practices from green Nordic companies and practical guidelines from investors. 

Moderator:

  • Ms. Josefin Hoviniemi, Head of Communications, Nefco

Expert panel:

  • Ms Mirka Lummaa, Senior Advisor, Gaia Consulting
  • Mr Mikko Eloranta, Head of Sustainable Finance Nordic, Danske Bank
  • Ms Ágústa Thorbergsdóttir, Managing Director, Navigo
  • Mr Søren Berg Rasmussen, Investment Manager, Nefco

Case Companies:  

  • Thor Ice Chilling Solutions, Iceland
  • Noaq Flood Protection, Sweden
  • Sensible 4, Finland

Organizer: Nefco – The Nordic Green Bank 

Others involved: Green by Iceland, Business Sweden


10:00-11:00 — How Open Government principles can help deliver Climate Action

Nordic Pavilion: How can Open Government principles help deliver Climate Action?

This workshop will recognize the important and necessary contributions the public make to delivering Climate Action; will outline ambitions to meaningfully, transparency and accountability involve people; will share learning through good practice examples; will identify practical steps to involve people in delivering Climate Action, including how Open Government can help.

Speakers: 

  • Chair: Yamide Dagnet, Director Climate Negotiations, World Resources Institute
  • Patrick Harvie, Scottish Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights
  • Krista Mikkonen, Finnish Minster of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Simonas Gentvilas, Lithuanian Minister of Environment

Organizer: Scottish Government

Co-organizers: Lithuanian Government, open Government Partnership

11:15-12:15 — Towards a more liveable planet

Nordic Pavilion: Towards a more liveable planet — How does Nordic financing contribute to the green transition? 

How are the Nordics addressing climate change and contributing to a liveable planet? What is the role of Nordic green financing models in building sustainable and competitive economies? Owned by the Nordic countries, NDF, Nefco and NIB showcase impactful climate actions on a global scale. By invitation only, streaming available for the public.

Panel: 

  • Mr Trond Moe, Managing Director Nefco 
  • Ms Karin Isaksson, Managing Director NDF 
  • Mr André Küüsvek, President & CEO NIB 

Moderator in Helsinki: 

  • Josefin Hoviniemi, Head of Communications, Nefco Jukka Ahonen, Head of Communications, NIB 

Host in Glasgow: 

  • Aleksandra Reskalenko, NDF and  Lia Oker-Blom, Nefco

Organizers: NIB, Nefco, NDF

12:30-13:15 — Nordic Baltic countries sharpen their climate financing

Nordic Pavilion: Nordic Baltic countries sharpen their climate financingNIB to launch new Sustainability Policy  

The Nordic Investment Bank is the most tangible example of the Nordic and Baltic countries cooperating on climate issues through sustainable financing. Welcome to this launch event of their new Sustainability policy for the bank. The new policy sets out to speed up NIB’s sustainable finance offering, whilst doing what is necessary to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement and UN SDGs.

Moderator

From Helsinki

  • Mr Jukka Ahonen, Head of Communication at NIB

Speakers: 

From Helsinki

  • Ms Julie Sonne, Member of NIB’s Board of Directors, Head of Division, Denmark’s Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs
  • Mr Luca De Lorenzo, Head of Sustainability and Mandate

Organizer: Nordic Investment Bank

13:15-13:45 — Lunch Briefing: The Icelandic Youth Environmentalist Association

Nordic Pavilion: Daily briefing from COP26: We open the backdoor to the UN Climate Change Negotiations and give you the latest updates straight from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow. Tune in!


Live from the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow we give you access to the ongoing negotiations at COP26. In a joint event with the Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki we give you a unique opportunity to ask your questions straight to the people in charge.

Speakers:

  • Tinna Hallgrímsdóttir, chairperson of the Icelandic Youth Environmentalist Association and UN Youth Delegate for Sustainable Development 
  • Finnur Ricart Andrason, climate representative of the Icelandic Youth Environmentalist Association and UN Youth Delegate for Climate Change

13:15-14:45 — Transforming our built environment: from net-zero commitments to action

Swedish Pavilion: Transforming our built environment: from net-zero commitments to action

How to secure a sustainable city that will support our citizen demands, our climate challenges and our future needs of healthy environments for living. Circular material flows will be the key enabler to support the transformation.

Speakers: 

  • Pär Larshans, Head of Sustainability at Ragn-Sells
  • Gregory Craig, CEO of Skanska UK
  • John Kornerup Bang, Senior VP Sustainability transformation, Stora Enso
  • Magnus Tengberg, Business area Manager, RealEstate Vasakronan  
  • Joachim Rosenberg, Head of Volvo Energy

Moderator: 

  • Catarina Rolfsdotter Jansson, We Don’t Have Time

Organizer: Business Sweden

14:00-15:00 — The future of finance - sustainable impact

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: The future of finance - sustainable impact — The financial sector as a force to reach societies goals 

The future of finance - sustainable impact


Nordea wants to actively engage with its customers and key stakeholders. This event will discuss forward looking solutions and the financial sector's important role to drive towards society's goals through collaboration with customers and partners.

Introduction speech
  • Anders Langworth, Head of Sustainability, Nordea
Moderator
  • Hanna Silvola, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hanken School of Economics
Panel
  • Nina Arkilahti, Head of Business Banking and Group Leadership Team, Nordea
  • Hanna Kaskela, Director of Responsible Investments, Varma
  • Arjen Berends, CFO, Wärtsilä
  • Petri Vuorio, Director EU/SME/Climate Issues, Confederation of Finnish Industries

Organizer: Nordea


14:00-15:00 — The subsidy swap

Nordic Pavilion: The subsidy swap — Reform and reallocate subsidies from fossil fuels to deliver a fair energy transition

Nordic countries have been trailblazers in implementing environmental fiscal policies including reforming fossil fuel subsidies, pricing carbon and supporting renewable energy. This event will explore how the Nordic experience can inform fiscal policy in the global south and make the case for subsidy reform and reallocation to clean energy.

Opening Remarks

  • Mary Gestrin, Head of Communications Nordic Council of Ministers

Transforming energy, transforming the fiscal system: Clean energy and environmental fiscal reform in Denmark

  • Mads Dalum Libergren Chief Consultant in the Ministry of Finance

Presentation 2: Reform and reallocate: Swapping subsidies for a fair energy transition

  • Chido Muzondo, IISD

Response: A youth perspective on subsidies and tax

Nadia Gullestrup Christensen, Danish Climate Youth Ambassador

Organizer: International Institute for Sustainable Development


14:00–15:00 — Making Business Sense of Scope 3 Emissions

Making Business Sense of Scope 3 Emissions

In this session, Carbon Trust experts will help make business sense of value chain emissions, featuring the latest expert thinking on how Scope 3 emissions are defined, measured and the benefits engaging your value chain on decarbonization can deliver. We will be joined by Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, Senior Director of Sustainability & Communications of the Carlsberg Group, who will discuss the challenges and opportunities Carlsberg have experienced when addressing their Scope 3 emissions.

Our session will allow attendees to grasp the full context of the business case for managing Scope 3 emissions, including the environmental and economic imperatives for alignment, as well as to learn first-hand from a corporate case study on the steps that a business has taken to implement solutions and recommendations for socializing with stakeholders.

Speaker:

  • Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, Senior Director of Sustainability & Communications, Carlsberg Group

Organizer: Carbon Trust

ICC Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum. You need to sign up on this website to access broadcast: https://hopin.com/events/icc-make-climate-action-everyone-s-business-conference/registration

15:30-16:15 — Finance Ministries engaging on climate change

Nordic Pavilion: Finance Ministries engaging on climate change — How Nordic Finance Ministries are developing new green macroeconomic models

How are Finance Ministries integrating climate into policy planning? The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra will share experiences with developing green economic models and driving collaboration in the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action on how to anchor climate change issues in Finance Ministries.

Speakers: 

From Glasgow

  • Mads Libergren, Senior Advisor, Danish Ministry of Finance
  • Jesper Svejgaard Jensen, Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Finance
  • Dr. Saara Tamminen, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra [video stream via Helsinki]

Organizer: Ministry of Finance, Denmark

Co.organizer: The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra


16:45-17.30 — More space for women’s leadership

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: More space for women’s leadership - Lessons from Nordic Efforts to Integrate Gender Equality in Climate Finance

A new report about lessons from Nordic efforts to integrate gender equality in climate finance points at both best practices, and possibilities for improvement. Learn about the results from the research and listen to the reaction from the governments. 

Moderator: Secretary General DanChurchAid and moderator of the ACT Alliance, Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen, (Glasgow)

Speakers: 

  • Minister for the Environment of Sweden, Per Bolund (Glasgow)
  • Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources in Malawi, Nancy Tembo (Glasgow)
  • Member of the Finish Parliament, Inka Hopsu (Helsinki)
  • INKA consult, Christopher Roy,  (Glasgow) 

Organizer: DanChurchAid

Others involved: ACT church of Sweden, FinChurchAid, FELM and Norwegian Church Aid


18:00-19:00 — Green and Liveable Cities in Africa

Nordic Pavilion: Green and Liveable Cities in Africa - How can innovative urban development unlock sustainable economic recovery?

Urbanization is a big challenge in Africa, but a people-centred and climate-proof approach can turn this to an opportunity. Experiences from Nordic cities and businesses show that such a model can bring economic growth, jobs for youth, services and liveable neighbourhoods.

Moderator:

  • Henrik Franklin, Director, Nordic Development Fund

Speakers:

  • Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson, Mayor of Reykjavik
  • Astrid Haas, Urban Adviser, African Development Bank 
  • Tatiana Gallego, Urban Chief, Inter American Development Bank 
  • HE Prof Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, Governor of Kisumu county, Kisumu, Kenya (in person)

Rapporteur:

  • Aage Jorgensen, Nordic Development Fund

Organizer: Nordic Development Bank

CO-organizer: African Development Bank (AfDB)

19:15-22:15 —Awarding Climate Action

We Don't Have Time: Awarding Climate Action. COP26 Backdoor


Welcome to our final broadcast from the negotiations floor at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. We bring COP26 to you – live from Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC and Stockholm.

On this special evening we will call out the winners of Startup4Climate, a Swedish challenge aimed at startups and young companies with ideas that can speed up the energy transition. We will also announce – and interview – the winners of We Don’t Have Time’s Climate Review Awards.

Read more here.

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November 12

07:00–08:00 — Carbon Emissions Peak and Carbon Neutrality? Chinese Business Action

Carbon Emissions Peak and Carbon Neutrality? Chinese Business Action

ICC Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum

You need to sign up on this website to access broadcast: https://hopin.com/events/icc-make-climate-action-everyone-s-business-conference/registration

08:00-10:00 — The economy - tool or goal?

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: The economy - tool or goal? What changes in the economy are needed to realize the Paris Agreement?

The economy - tool or goal?

With the Paris Agreement, the countries of the world have committed themselves to limit global warming to stay well below 2 degrees, preferably at 1.5 degrees. To achieve this, the use of fossil fuels needs to almost cease. What does this mean for the economy? Does the economy need to be a tool instead of the goal? What are we going to measure? In the conversation, the guests discuss the path to a fossil free economy that not only minimizes the damage of its activity but instead contributes to a sustainable world.

Moderator

  • Peter Buchert, Journalist

Speakers

  • Alfons Röblom, Minister of development Government of Åland
  • Ella Turta, The Secretary General at ReGeneration
  • Tuuli Hietaniemi, Expert in sustainable solutions at Sitra
  • Anna Häger, Ambassador for European Climate Pact and Citizen Engagement Manager at Flexens Oy Ab

Organizer: Ålands landskapsregering-Government of Åland


09:00-10:30 — Fair Climate Transformation Governance

Nordic Pavilion: Fair Climate Transformation Governance — Interlinking carbon budgets, fair governance and COP26

How can societies transform in order to fit within carbon budgets? This seminar describes Paris Agreement-based carbon budgets as a foundation for discussing the merits and shortcomings of various governance strategies, including potential COP26 outcomes, with a focus on social fairness and effectiveness in meeting climate targets. 

Facilitator: 

  • Phil Lic Jens Ergon 
  • Isabel Baudish 

Speakers: 

  • Professor Doreen Stabinsky
  • Associate Professor Mikael Karlsson 
  • Mikael Leyi 
  • Clair Stockwell 
  • Harriet Mackaill 
  • Jytte Guteland 
  • Karin Lexén

Organizer: Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University

09:15-10:15 — Towards sustainable living in the Nordic Region

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: Towards sustainable living in the Nordic Region. How can we engage the Nordic citizens in living sustainably?

Towards sustainable living in the Nordic Region

A big part of the green transformation takes place in the private homes. New data shows that the Nordic Region still has a way to go, when it comes to sustainable private consumption. This event will take a deep dive into the possibilities and challenges of a green transition of the Nordic lifestyle. We will discuss how we can help Nordic citizens make smart, green choices. 

Joining the event are steering group members of the cross-Nordic program “Sustainable Lifestyles in the Nordic Region” who will share their ambitions and insights.

Moderator:

  • Anders Fink, Head of Section l Office for EU & International Affairs, Ministry of Environment


Speakers: 

  • Sebastian Hielm, Director of Food Safety, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
  • Solveig Korum, Senior advisor R&D, Kulturtanken, Norway
  • Anna Mikander, Senior Ministerial Adviser at Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland
  • Karen Dahl Jensen, Manager, Product Development at Nordic Ecolabelling
  • Julian Lo Curlo, Nordic Expert Group for Sustainable Development member
  • Kristin Mattsson, Specialist in gender equality, Government Offices, Åland

Organizer: Sustainable Lifestyles in the Nordic Region 

Others involved: The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands for the Nordic Council of Ministers


10:30-12:00 — COP26 - A milestone for Combating Climate Change? Swedish and German Perspectives

Nordic Pavilion: COP26 - A milestone for Combating Climate Change? Swedish and German Perspectives — Live reporting with expert discussions on priorities and roles

A panel with negotiators and youth representatives will report live from the ongoing negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow and together with experts take the pulse of the negotiations and discuss the priorities and roles of Sweden, Germany and the other negotiating parties on the road towards implementing the Paris Agreement.

Moderator: Oliver Hasenkamp, Officer for Public Affairs, United Nations Association of Germany

Speakers:

  • Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Mattias Frumerie, Swedish Climate Ambassador and Chief Negotiator
  • Jule Zentek, young freelance journalist for Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Instagram channel "klima.neutral"
  • Fredrika Andersson, Swedish Youth Representative to COP26
  • Per Thöresson, Sweden’s Ambassador to Germany
  • Karsten Sach, Director General at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety

Organizer: Swedish Embassy in Berlin

12:00-12:10 - The Glasgow COPpuccinos at The Resilience Hub - Episode 9

Resilience Hub:

Tahseen opens up the tricky question of how finance that is provided to developing communities for building resilience actually matches genuine needs of the people, especially women. How does their voice find its way up the chain to the sources of finance? She shares the example of a village provided with solarpanels and lights to substitute kerosene lamps that most villagers turned ou tnot to use. And how do power dynamics determine who in the village gets the solar equipment?

Speakers:

  • Prof Tahseen Jafry, Director of the Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University

Organizer:

The Resilience Shift

12:45-13:15 —COP26 Outcome - what did we achieve, what’s next?

Nordic Pavilion: Join us for an interesting discussion around the key outcomes from COP26

In a joint event with two panels with Young Key Listeners both in Glasgow and Helsinki, we will be discussing the outcomes of COP26 and what lies ahead.

From Helsinki:

Speakers:

  • Joel Ahlgren, Programchef Hållbara Städer, Tankesmedjan Global Utmaning (SE)
  • Aðalbjörg Egilsdóttir, medlem i Unge miljöaktivister (Ungir umhverfissinnar) (IS)

11:00-12:30 — Tackling climate challenges together — Solutions and tools from Helsinki-Uusimaa Region

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki:  Tackling climate challenges together — Solutions and tools from Helsinki-Uusimaa Region

Tackling climate challenges together - Solutions and tools from Helsinki-Uusimaa Region

In Helsinki-Uusimaa we have ambitious climate goals and many solutions, tools and cooperation models to offer. What do the young think about solutions and courses of action? Every speaker will be challenged by two young climate activists: Zahra Karimy and Anton Keskinen. We wish to include young people in the climate discussions and hear their opinions.

We will share our experiences of how collaboration can meet climate challenges. The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council will present its model of cooperation, where the public and private sector, as well as R&D&I actors along with the inhabitants contribute to the climate change mitigation by acknowledging the limits of the environment. The cities of Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Porvoo will present their most impressive cooperative climate actions. The Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY, Kausal Ltd and the Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC) will bring you new tools for climate work.

Tackling global and local challenges together

  • New ways of collaboration, quintuple helix -model and accelerated learning process in regional climate work, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
  • Helsinki Energy Challenge - creating the future of urban heating, City of Helsinki
  • Low carbon district -tool, Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY)
  • New model of development commitment in Kera District, City of Espoo
  • AVIA Network´s Green Deal Manifesto, towards climate neutral airport area 2030, City of Vantaa
  • The accelerator of sustainable living - the city as an enabler of sustainable everyday life, City of Porvoo

Tools for collaboration and accelerated pathway

  • Kausal Watch and Kausal Paths, monitoring tool for climate actions and scenario tool for assessing and visualizing climate scenarios, Kausal Ltd
  • Carbon handprint method for solution developers, Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC)

Organizer: Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional council 


13:30-14:15 — Youth advancing lighter and better living

Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki: Youth advancing lighter and better living

Youth advancing lighter and better living

Citizens as consumers have a profound effect on how we shape society. The daily choices we make and how we design our lives are directly linked to how we use resources and impact ecosystems across the globe. Consumption is the main driver of economic growth while increasing consumption is also the main cause of global challenges we face today.  

To reduce consumption's negative climate and environmental impact, we must change how and what we consume. But how do we get there? How can consumption be made more sustainable? What can be done to make it easier for consumers to make climate-smart choices? What is the role of young people as agents of change?

Moderator 
  • Ella Turta, Secretary General at ReGeneration 2030 
Speakers 
  • Kirsi Salonen,  Executive Director at Pro Ethical Trade Finland  
  • Lasse Leipola, Climate policy specialist at Finnwatch 
  • Violetta Massala, Chairperson at ReGeneration 2030 
  • Mikael Heiskanen, Communications Specialist at The Nordic Swan Ecolabel  
  • Isaac Parkes, ReGeneration 2030 

Organizer: ReGeneration 2030



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