Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW): Side Event

Carbon Dioxide Removal, determining transformation opportunities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals


The  Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) and  the  United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia, and the Pacific  (UN-ESCAP) jointly organized a webinar on "Carbon Dioxide Removal, determining transformation opportunities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals", during a side event in the Asia Pacific Climate Week 2021 (APCW), on Tuesday, 6th July 2021. Bangabandhu Chair Professor Joyashree Roy was invited as a panelist to the side event.


The side event fosters an assessment of best practice in society-wide and economy-wide approaches to cutting greenhouse gases, building resilience and, how broad economic packages to enable recovery from the COVID19 pandemic can support the achievement of the Paris Agreement goals. The impact of these approaches on other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular gender equality, decent work and reducing inequalities and synergies will be identified. [source: C2G]


Speakers:

  • Dechen Tsering, Regional Director and Representative Asia and the Pacific Office United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

  • Oliver Geden, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs.

  • Jan Kairel Guillermo, Young climate activist and artist.

  • Saleemul Huq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development.

  • Joyashree Roy, Bangabandhu Chair Professor, Asian Institute of Technology.

  • Stefanos Fotiou, Director, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP).

  • Luiz Fernando Krieger, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC).


Facilitator:

  • Qi Zheng, Outreach Officer and Special Assistant to the Executive Director, Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G)


Moderator:

  • Aneta Nikolova, Environmental Affairs Officer United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)



Watch the full event video here:

For more information about the event, log on to: C2G