Week of 18 – 24th May 2020

Sustainable food, land, water and ocean. Global water security. Top 10 things to know about climate emergency planning. Nature-based solutions for climate change: from global ambition to local action. Developing an effective Heat Health Action Plan for your city. The European Green Deal and carbon capture and storage. Integrated ocean management. Offshore wind: the journey towards a zero-emission future. Find out about these and more online events of the week!

18 May, 9:00 – 10:00 AM CEST
“Greenhouse gas scenarios in mobility plans: Introducing the MobiliseYourCity Emissions Calculator” (by MobiliseYourCity)

Transport accounts for roughly 25% of energy related GHG emissions globally and transport emissions are growing faster than all other sectors. Cities and countries around the world have committed to reducing them and the first step is to start measuring. MobiliseYourCity Partnership developed an Emissions Calculator for its member cities and countries to project the GHG impact of their different future transport scenarios while preparing National Urban Mobility Programs (NUMPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), so that they can make the most informed choices for their cities and the planet. Join to find our more.

18 May, 9:00 – 10:30 AM CEST (4:00 PM JST)
“How Can the Asia-Pacific Achieve the SDGs in the COVID-19 Era?: Sectoral Integration and Social Inclusion” (by Institute for Global Environmental Strategies)

Policymakers are apt to have different views on how to make sectoral integration and social inclusion work in different countries and contexts. Civil society, youth groups, and development practitioners are also likely to have varying perspectives on these matters. The purpose of this 1.5-hour virtual side event is to share how countries and other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific can work across sectors and levels, while harnessing the energies of different social groups, to achieve the SDGs in the COVID-19 Era.

18 May, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“How to hack local community activation in cities in times of a lockdown?” (by Energy Cities)

In April, the Mayor of Križevci (Croatia) challenged the citizens to imagine a sustainable future for the city after the Covid-19 crisis. Local organisations mobilised the community thanks to a 24h challenge/hackathon “Today for Tomorrow – Križevci Version 20.30.” and are ready to share and discuss how they did it, why and what came out of it. Learn more about this successful initiative during the webinar.

18 May, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CEST (2:00 PM UAE Standard Time)
“Global Transition to 100% Renewable Energy and The Impact of Covid-19 On Energy Sector” (by Annual Investment Meeting – AIM Congress)

This online session will discuss several strategies adopted to stay on course towards achieving 100% renewable energy, creating sustainable energy systems, tackling CO2 Emissions and how does the current pandemic affect the energy sector and the economy.

18 May, 12:30 – 1:30 PM CEST
“Exploring potential climate change adaptation options for policy and decision-makers” (by Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change)

Adaptation options are measures and actions that can be implemented to manage climate risks to an acceptable level, taking advantage of any positive opportunities that may arise from climate change. Climate-ADAPT provides a catalogue of potential adaptation options that can be explored by climate impacts and adaptation sectors of interest. The catalogue aims at supporting policy and decision-makers, in particular at the local and regional scale, in their efforts to cope with the effects of climate change. Join the webinar to find out more.

18 May, 4:00 – 9:00 PM CEST
“Circular Economy Incubator: Virtual Demo Day” (by Circular Economy Transition)

One and a half years ago the Impact Hub Switzerland, Sanu Durabilitas and the Mava Foundation went on a mission to identify, select and accelerate some of the most promising solutions that will drive the transition towards a Swiss Circular Economy. For this edition of the CE Incubator, 27 are invited ventures to join the Circular Economy Incubator 2020. The entrepreneurs are now ready to share their vision, progress and learnings with you at this online celebration evening. The Demo Day will alternate between plenary pitching sessions (clustered by themes) and smaller networking breakouts.

18 May, 9:00 – 10:30 PM CEST
“Covid-19 crisis: Impact on Climate Policy” (by Oxford Climate Society)

Covid-19 has sparked the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression, and has dramatically altered our way of life for the foreseeable future. Given the pressure governments are under to keep people safe and recover the economy, what will be the implications of this crisis on climate policy going forward? How will future climate negotiations be impacted? And what are the most effective climate policies which are viable in this new political climate, and could any actually facilitate economic recovery? Join leading climate experts reflecting on these questions. Live streaming of the event via the link.

19 May, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CEST
“Copernicus Climate Change Service Symposium for the Energy Sector” (by World Energy & Meteorology Council)

This online workshop will be an opportunity to explore how the C3S Energy Operational Service can benefit research, energy planning decisions and policy. It will include a showcase of the C3S Energy climate service for the energy sector and explore the value of its data to two case studies. It will also be the official launch of the C3S Energy Demonstrator. This visualisation tool shows the climate and energy variations across Europe in addition to providing a wide range of climate and energy information, including fact sheets, methods and assumptions, key messages, case studies and FAQs.

19 May, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“Top 10 things to know about climate emergency planning” (by RICARDO)

Hundreds of local authorities have declared a climate emergency and ambitious climate action is now genuinely being driven from the local level. For many authorities there remains a significant challenge in how they will realise their climate change ambitions and where best to start. In this webinar, presenters be sharing some of the observations and lessons we’ve gained and our experts will cover useful information such as: why the emissions pathway to net zero (particularly over the next few years) is so important; the impact effective implementation sequencing can have on realising your plan; how you can give yourself more time in the next few years, to prepare for greater emissions cuts in later years; the role that your authority can play in leading the drive to net zero.

19 May, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CEST
“Deep renovation joint webinar” (by BuildUp EU)

The aim of the webinar is to raise awareness on the most innovative building renovation and energy saving solutions and to present the technologies developed by three innovative projects co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

19 May, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CEST
“Unlocking renewables in Southeast Europe through financial de-risking policies” (by Agora Energiewende)

South East Europe (SEE) has one of the largest renewable energy potentials in Europe. Yet, the power systems of many SEE countries rely on large shares of old lignite plants. High air pollution levels are a big concern in several regions and cities of the region. Renewable energy sources would allow to tackle these interlinked challenges. However, the current regulatory and policy environment governing investments in renewable energy inhibits this. How could these obstacles be overcome?

19 May, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CEST and 20 May, 5:00 – 6:00 PM CEST
“LEAP2020: A Major New Version of SEI’s Platform for Low Emission Development Planning” (by Stockholm Environment Institute)

LEAP stands for the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system which is a powerful, versatile software system for integrated energy planning and climate change mitigation assessment. It is a transparent and user-friendly tool that has been adopted by thousands of organizations in nearly 190 countries worldwide, including government agencies, academics, nonprofits, consulting companies and energy utilities. After more than 18 months of development, a major new version of LEAP will soon be released. Join SEI’s LEAP development team as they walk through some of the tool’s new capabilities and tell you how to get access.

19 May, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CEST
“Smart Integration of Local Energy Systems” (by COGEN Europe)

As Europe embarks on an ambitious decarbonisation journey, smart sector integration has been identified as a key enabler of our climate and energy objectives. To ensure that European industries, cities and domestic consumers are at the centre of the energy transition, net-zero carbon must be delivered across all sectors and energy systems at local level. The webinar will feature energy experts’ visions and stories on energy systems integration done at local level and empowering local consumers. In particular, attendees can expect to learn how cogeneration applications efficiently link electricity, heat and gas, for lower emissions, higher shares of renewables and overall a more flexible and cost-effective energy system.

19 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“How can education and schools support the energy transition?” (by Clean Energy for EU Islands)

We hear it all the time: the children are the future. Whilst this does not discharge the current adult generation from the responsibility to take fast and ambitious action against climate change and for the energy transition, it is indeed crucial to ensure that the generations that follow are empowered to take the next steps. How to involve schools and the younger generations in the energy transition? The speakers in this webinar will respond to exactly this question and share their experiences.

19 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Key findings from the Global off-grid solar market report Jul-Dec 2019” (by GOGLA)

Join this webinar to learn more about the key findings from the latest edition of the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, covering the period from July to December 2019. The content team of GOGLA, The World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program and Efficiency for Access Coalition will answer your questions on global off-grid solar lighting and appliance sales.

19 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“The European Green Deal and Carbon Capture and Storage” (by Global CCS Institute)

The European Green Deal is a sustainable growth strategy for the European economy and society, with an overall aim to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. In this upcoming fireside chat with a Director of DG CLIMA and Global CCS Institute’s senior policy advisor will explore the role of CCUS in the context of the European Green Deal and its extensive list of initiatives. The conversation will cover a range of topics including raised climate ambition, industrial decarbonisation, just transition, possible incentives for technological carbon removal, CO2 infrastructure and available financial streams.

19 May, 2:00 – 3:30 PM CEST
“Setting crediting baselines under a future Art. 6.4 mechanism” (by Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy)

The webinar is going to discuss ways and ideas to design approaches to determine crediting baselines for Paris Agreement’s Article 6.4 in order to make them „Paris-proof“, i.e. to account for the dynamic nature of the national climate policies as mirrored in the NDCs. Speakers from International Energy Agency, German Environment Agency, Wuppertal Instutute. Registration via e-mail jiko@wupperinst.org.

19 May, 2:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Business Leadership in the 2020s: The Climate Action Inspiration Sessions” (by EDIE)

This collection of free webinars will give you the information and inspiration you need to steer your organisation to sustainability success, from the comfort of your own home. Registrants will gain access to three live and interactive webinar sessions on the following topics: “Mission Possible – Shaping your sustainability strategy in the 2020s”, “In Action: Quick-fire case studies of sustainable business leadership”, “45-Minute Masterclass: How to become a highly effective sustainability leader”.

19 May, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Offshore wind: The journey towards a zero-emission future” (by Wärtsilä)

As the world’s energy sector moves away from fossil fuels and towards the use of renewable sources like wind power, established suppliers are outfitting old and new offshore vessels alike with the latest fuel-efficient technologies and systems to guarantee optimal asset performance and reliability. The offshore market is tough and demands are high. This webinar will look at the opportunity that the wind farm market represents and also the need for vessels to deliver installation, servicing and support. Discuss how these requirements can be met within safety and environmental regulations and targets, now and in the future.

19 May, 3:00 – 4:30 PM CEST
“Urban Home Ventilation: Moisture Control” (by Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, Oslo Metropolitan University and SINTEF Community)

Setting sustainable urban development goals and developing energy efficient solutions for buildings are crucial elements of climate action. Urban living is introducing new challenges both for architectural design and technical solutions. Ventilation systems have an important impact both on energy use as well as indoor climate and health in buildings. So, how can we develop good home ventilation solutions fit for urban living?

19 May, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST (9:00 AM EST)
“Science Based Targets Criteria for Financial Institutions – Summary of Stakeholder Feedback” (by World Resources Institute and Science Based Targets initiative)

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is developing a framework for financial institutions to set science-based climate targets in line with the ambition of the Paris Agreement. The project uses an asset class-based approach to link financial institutions’ investment and lending portfolios with climate stabilization pathways. During this webinar, we will share a summary of feedback on the SBTi’s draft target validation criteria, a central component of the framework. The SBTi collected feedback through a multi-stakeholder process, including consultation with an Expert Advisory Group, a series of in-person workshops in Europe and Asia and a public consultation period.

19 May, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Sustainability after COVID-19: The medical waste response” (by Green Growth Knowledge Partnership)

How can countries design effective COVID-19 medical waste management strategies and action plans? How can the international community support developing countries to manage COVID-19 medical waste? How can we avoid medical waste crises in the future? What are the opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses in sustainable medical waste management? In this webinar, international experts will address these critical questions around COVID-19 waste management.

19 May, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“CCS Talks: The European Green Deal and Carbon Capture and Storage” (by Global CCS Institute)

The European Green Deal is a sustainable growth strategy for the European economy and society, with an overall aim to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Explore the role of CCS in the context of the European Green Deal and its extensive list of initiatives. The conversation will cover a range of topics including raised climate ambition, industrial decarbonisation, just transition, possible incentives for technological carbon removal, CO2 infrastructure and available financial streams.

19 May, 4:00 – 5:30 PM CEST
“How to develop and finance projects and development strategies aligned with the 2030 Agenda?” (by IDDRI)

This session will provide an analysis of the approaches and methods to be developed to evaluate projects according to their full impact: how to make the 2030 Agenda the framework for future economic recovery plans and for the necessary structural changes? The coronavirus crisis indeed reveals the multiple and interrelated vulnerabilities of our societies: health systems, supply chains for basic necessities, social inequalities within and between countries, etc. The crisis has also highlighted the need to address the issue of the coronavirus. Beyond emergency responses, more structural responses are necessary. Event in French and English, with simultaneous translation.

19 May, 5:00 – 6:00 PM CEST
“Developing an effective Heat Health Action Plan for your city” (by Global Heat Health Information Network)

Effective prevention in a city requires a portfolio of actions at different levels: from health system preparedness coordinated with meteorological early warning systems to timely public and medical advice and improvements to housing and urban planning. These actions can be integrated in a defined heat–health action plan. There are several principles that should be used in planning for and responding to heat-waves. This online Masterclass is an introduction to heat health action planning, based on principles and guidance developed by WHO and from case studies of actual plans.

19 May, 5:00 – 6:00 PM CEST
“How can media organisations keep climate change top of the agenda at the dawn of a pivotal decade?” (by Reuters)

With the coronavirus dominating headlines, how can media organisations also do justice to the even bigger story of climate change? This will be an interactive webinar where speakers briefly kick off the conversation. Most of the hour will be devoted to collegial back-and-forth. Topics include how reporters and editors can: persuade newsroom colleagues that climate change deserves high-profile coverage; generate climate stories that cut through the noise and have impact; integrate climate across all reporting disciplines and beats; harness the huge interest in this topic to grow younger audiences and drive revenue.

19 May, 5:00 – 5:30 PM CEST (11:00 AM EST)
“Coronavirus Live Series: How can we Ensure a Sustainable Recovery?” (by World Bank)

Across the World Bank Group, efforts are underway to help governments respond to the crisis triggered by COVID-19. The priority today is to support overwhelmed health systems and the millions of workers and business owners who are being hit hard. Thinking ahead, however, the response also offers a significant opportunity to build a more resilient and sustainable future. Join the discussion with World Bank’s Global Director for Climate Change.

19 May, 6:00 – 8:00 PM CEST (12:00 PM EST)
“Wetlands and Disaster Resilience: Leveraging Ecosystem Services for Community Preparedness” (by Environmental Law Institute)

n the face of the global climate crisis, wetlands protection is arguably more important now than ever before. How can wetland conservation and restoration mitigate some of the most deleterious impacts of climate change? What actions can local and state governments, NGOs, and corporations take to fortify wetlands as natural bastions for more resilient communities? Join leading experts as they explore the relationship between healthy wetland ecosystems and disaster resilience.

19 May, 7:00 – 8:00 PM CEST (1:00 PM EST)
“Options for adaptation, risk management, and resilience building in a changing climate: Q&A about the IPCC Special Report” (by NOAA)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate in September 2019. The report outlines climate-related risks and challenges that people around the world are exposed to today and that future generations will face. It also presents options to adapt to changes that can no longer be avoided, manage related risks, and build resilience for a sustainable future. This webinar will share the findings of the report.

20 May, 10:00 – 11:00 AM CEST
“Cutting Emissions for a Post-Pandemic World: Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and Carbon Pricing” (by International Institute for Sustainable Development)

The webinar intends to discuss the links between carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform, reinforcing the importance of a holistic approach to those issues and the need for an alignment between energy and climate policies. Speakers will include experts on the topic and country delegates sharing their experiences. As part of the webinar, IISD will present findings of its forthcoming working paper “Cutting Emissions for a Post-Pandemic World: Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and Carbon Pricing”. This paper finds that governments continue to simultaneously apply taxes, subsidies, and carbon markets to many sectors of the economy, often for historical, institutional or political reasons.

20 May, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“The Global Energy Outlook: What Has Changed Due to COVID-19?” (by Resources for the Future)

This webinar will coincide with the release of the 2020 Global Energy Outlook—RFF’s annual report that synthesizes global energy market projections and analysis from leading energy organizations and corporations—and an accompanying interactive web tool. The only such report of its kind, RFF’s 2020 Global Energy Outlook harmonizes analyses from other organizations to allow for a clear understanding and easy comparison of potential future energy markets, energy security scenarios, climate trajectories, and policy options at global, regional, and national levels. The event will feature an in-depth panel discussion on some of the potential long-term outlooks for energy markets and the short- and long-term implications of COVID-19 for the global energy system.

20 May, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CEST
“Energy Transition 2020: The world in crisis” (by Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

This event is a part of webinar series replacing the Energy Transition 2020 Conference keeping as much of the original programme and speakers as possible. This webinar will include presentations on the following issues: Challenging the planetary boundaries; From climate targets to policies: the global, European and German perspective.

20 May, 12:00 – 1:30 PM CEST
“EV Infrastructure in the MENA Region: Landscape and Outlook post COVID-19” (by Clean Energy Business Council)

In this webinar experts will talk about the current landscape of the electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in the UAE and how is the outlook for EV’s and EV Infrastructure especially post COVID-19; lessons learned from leading countries in the MENA region (first-movers); lessons learned from European countries leading the transition to green mobility with strong infrastructure.

20 May, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CEST
“Climate Change – A 2020 Perspective: Global Water Security” (by Society for the Environment)

This event is a part of webinar series where chartered Environmentalists from across sectors and disciplines provide their perspectives of climate change within their specialisms. The webinar will introduce some of the general challenges of global water security and highlight the likely global impact of climate change, increasing population growth and pollution on water resources, including flooding and droughts as highlighted increasingly in the media. The nexus between water, food and energy will be introduced, along with the concept of virtual water, and the need for society, industry and governments to address water security challenges in a global framework.

20 May, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CEST
“India Wind Outlook Towards 2022: Report Launch & Roundtable” (by Global Wind Energy Council)

In the last decade, multinational utilities, investors and supply chain players have been attracted to India’s growing wind market. Wind is now the second most cost-competitive power source on the grid, but has experienced a series of market setbacks, from stalled installations to undersubscribed tenders. Join this webcast to mark the launch of a comprehensive report “Looking beyond headwinds: India wind outlook to 2022”, where authors are addressing three growth scenarios, and explaining what efforts must be taken at state and federal levels to lower barriers around pricing, grid and land infrastructure, in order to revive growth in India’s wind market.

20 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Green Homes Solutions: Daylight, Heath & Wellbeing” (by Irish Green Building Council)

The provision of daylight is crucial when designing healthy, comfortable homes. This webinar looks at EN 17037, the new European standard for daylighting. Why is it important? How does it apply to Ireland and how does it apply to residential sector? This event is a part of Green Homes Solutions webinar series. The aim is to help you discover a range of services, technologies and materials that can assist in creating high quality, energy efficient, green homes.

20 May, 2:30 – 4:00 PM CEST (8:30 AM EST)
“Integrated Ocean Management” (by High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy)

The world relies on the ocean to cover increasing needs for food, energy and transport. However, marine ecosystems are facing serious challenges from climate change, over-exploitation, loss of biodiversity and pollution. Now, more than ever, there is a pressing need to strike the balance between production and protection and better respond to the needs of all ocean users – both present and future. Join to hear how Integrated Ocean Management can deliver both ocean health and ocean wealth by highlighting experiences from five diverse regions that have all adopted this approach: Norway, the United States, China, the Coral Triangle and the Seychelles.

20 May, 3:00 – 4:30 PM CEST
“Sustainable Development and Transformational Change Methodologies” (by Initiative for Climate Action Transparency)

The ICAT Sustainable Development Methodology helps policymakers and other users systematically assess multiple environmental, social and economic impacts of policies and actions. An integrated approach can help governments achieve the objectives of both the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Join the webinar to learn more about two methodologies. A representative from Costa Rica will share the country’s experience with assessing sustainable development and transformational change impacts of their climate policies and measures.

20 May, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Integrated Energy Renovation Programmes and One-Stop-Shops: the Innovate experience” (by EuroACE and Energy Cities)

This webinar will focus on one-stop shops for energy renovation and on the experience of the EU-Funded, INNOVATE Project. The French partner, Énergies Demain, will share its experience and expertise on the subject. Through this webinar, policymakers and experts will share their policy recommendations to boost the roll-out of one-stop shops across the EU and provide ideas on how the upcoming Renovation Wave Initiative can be leveraged to dramatically scale-up their deployment.

20 May, 3:00 – 4:30 PM CEST
“Sustainable Development and Transformational Change Methodologies” (by Initiative for Climate Action Transparency – ICAT)

The ICAT Sustainable Development Methodology helps policymakers and other users systematically assess multiple environmental, social and economic impacts of policies and actions. An integrated approach can help governments achieve the objectives of both the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This webinar will provide a stepwise approach to assessing the the sustainable development and transformational change impacts of a policy or action towards targets such as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

20 May, 5:15 – 7:00 PM CEST
“Sustainable Food, Land, Water and Ocean” (by ETH Zürich)

This event is a part of Sustainable Development Goals Public Lecture Series aiming to answer the question: what are the major challenges and chances related to sustainability? The United Nations Agenda 2030 and its 17 SDGs provide an opportunity for the international community to shape the course of sustainable development. Join to gain insights from cutting edge science and leading societal actors.

20 May, 6:00 – 6:45 PM CEST (12:00 PM EST)
“Rural Investment Boosts Nature” (by Wildlands League)

Join us for a deep dive on the role that the rural landscape plays in a more resilient economy and connectivity for nature. How do farms and ranches provide ecosystem services? And how does that help grow green jobs and create food security? Tune in to the webinar to find out.

21 May, 4:30 – 5:30 AM CEST (10:30 AM Singapore Standard Time)
“The Future of Energy Innovation” (by by SGInnovate and ADB-DutchCham)

Energy is vital to our global economy and modern ways of life. As we progress, the world will need more energy to power homes and fuel transport for a growing population with rising living standards. Join the panel where industry experts will discuss the future of energy, innovations for decarbonising Singapore and the world, and the roles that corporates and startups could play to build a sustainable energy future for all.

21 May, 8:00 – 9:00 AM CEST and 5:00 – 6:00 PM CEST
“Communicating climate change during the Covid-19 crisis: what the evidence says” (by Climate Outreach)

The world has changed — and advocates are having to change with it, adapting campaigns and plans to a profoundly new external environment. Commentators and campaigners are reflecting and re-writing plans. But what does the evidence say? The social science of climate change communication provides insights into what effective communications could look like during the current crisis.

21 May, 10:00 – 11:00 AM CEST (4:00 PM Singapore)
“How green are Green Bonds? Deep dive into market standards and implications for investors” (by Climate Bonds Initiative)

Quick overview of the Standards currently available in the market. The requirements and the options of green bonds/ green loans. Reporting: how to do it simply and practically. Join the discussion with experts in the field.

21 May, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“Introduction to LIFE Programme” (by Scottish Enterprise)

The webinar will provide an introduction to EU’s LIFE Climate Action fund. The LIFE Programme for the Environment and Climate Change 2014-2020 is divided into two sub-programmes: Environment and Climate Action. LIFE Climate Action supports projects in the development of innovative ways to respond to the challenges of climate change, namely in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, farming, land use and peatland management. The Climate Action sub-programme provides €864 million in co-financing for climate projects between 2014 and 2020.

21 May, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CEST
“Leadership Dilemmas and Solutions” (by Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership)

Every leader faces challenges if they take it upon themselves to deliver lasting, positive change. The last in this series of webinars will consider common leadership dilemmas, challenges and practical solutions to these, such as: unlocking innovation and finance for a sustainable economy, breaking through gridlock to influence change; embedding values and personal purpose within organisational culture; balancing long-term objectives with short-term business imperatives.

21 May, 12:30 – 1:20 PM CEST
“The role of typhoons in the drying of the Maritime Continent” (by CMCC FoundationEuro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change)

Much work has been done to quantify tropical cyclone (TC)- induced precipitation and its role in determining flood events. A study that will be presented identifies the role of tropical cyclones in reducing precipitation over particular areas of the tropical domain. The study highlights a significant reduction in the precipitation over the Maritime Continent when the TC season is particularly active, which is in line with the net reduction in westward water flow into the Maritime Continent atmosphere – induced by TC-associated circulation over the region.

21 May, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CEST (12:00 PM BST)
“Food Talks – Addressing multiple emergencies” (by Impact Hub King’s Cross)

This #FoodTalks will explore how we can zoom out to address the multiple and intersecting climate, nature, obesity and democracy emergencies, and ensure they are not just firmly on the radar of politicians, businesses and food citizens, but are being addressed with the urgency they merit. As important as COVID-19 is, we must not let it push aside other critical issues. The discussion will also be around how many of these issues often have similar root causes and require unified efforts.

21 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Energy Efficiency: What role do financial instruments play in the framework of Long-Term Building Renovation Strategies?” (by Energy Community Secretariat)

Europe faces a major challenge to renovate its building stock and achieve its carbon emission targets. According to the data provided by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (2019), 97% of Europe’s existing building stock is inefficient and approximately 36% of CO2 emissions and 40% of energy consumption are originated by the buildings sector in Europe. The webinar will look at several types of financial instruments available for energy renovation in the framework of the Long-Term Renovation Strategy (LTRS), which is the main policy strategic document in achieving reduction targets. Pros and cons of each instrument along with experience in implementation will be evaluated.

21 May, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST (10:00 AM EST)
“Energy Innovation: Energy Storage Technologies” (by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative)

The energy sector is facing unprecedented challenges, with the global COVID-19 pandemic complicating an already challenging transition toward a low-carbon future. One of the key elements in addressing both the current pandemic and climate change is with forward-looking collaborations in technology development and innovation. Join the webinar to hear and discuss with the experts to better navigate these difficult times for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future after the current crisis.

21 May, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Build Back Better: Policymaking for a post-COVID19 World” (by ATA Insights)

The COVID19 crisis is going to be the largest social, political, and economic crisis in decades. Most governments reacted quickly to prop up the economy during the crisis by financing companies and jobs. But now the challenge will be how to stimulate a post-COVID recovery, that moves economies onto a more profitable, sustainable, and resilient path. And doesn’t just lock in outmoded ways of doing things, and therefore lead to the next crisis. In this webinar we look how policymakers in the energy space can stimulate climate-smart economic growth…

21 May, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“What impact is Covid-19 having on global emissions?” (by Carbon Brief)

A webinar to discuss the impacts that the coronavirus pandemic is having on global emissions with a panel of leading climate scientists and analysts who have all examined this issue. No formal presentations – just an informed, informal discussion with the panelists who will also be answering your own questions.

21 May, 4:30 – 5:30 PM CEST (10:30 AM EST)
“Planning for Climate Change during COVID-19 crisis” (by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance and Partners for Resilience)

Join us for an interactive discussion on major climate change and disaster risk reduction policy objectives in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. We will explore critical policy goals for 2020, identify ways risk management and humanitarian actions can contribute to climate change related planning, and explore how to adjust work in the contact of COVID-19. Can we use projects already identified in DRR and adaptation plans or in Nationally Determined Contributions as part of the stimulus and recovery? Speakers from the OECD, Practical Action, UNDRR, UNFCCC and the World Bank will share their thoughts. Direct Zoom link to join here.

21 May, 5:00 – 6:00 PM CEST
“The Green New Deal(s) the world needs now” (by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung)

The Green New Deal proposals emerging around the world call for transformation of our economies so they meet the needs of people and the planet. In this session we will explore trade alternatives that go beyond the false choice between right-wing nationalism and neoliberal free trade. How do current trade rules constrain us, and how could alternatives be designed that prioritize human rights and the environment? This will be the first session in a new series that will explore trade alternatives for human rights, renewable energy, and other sectors.

21 May, 7:00 – 8:00 PM CEST (11:00 AM Toronto Time)
“Municipal Leaders in Renewable Energy: Financing Solar Energy” (by PEMBINA Institute, Canada)

Starting a renewable project, no matter the size, can seem daunting. With financial advice and resources, solar projects are within closer reach than many realize. Join the next webinar for a presentation by panel of speakers who can help you become informed and learn about solar finance in a peer-to-peer setting. The discussion will cover solar financing options for residential, agricultural, non-profit, small business and corporate customers, followed by a Q&A so that you can find out how to make solar energy a reality for your organization.

21 May, 7:15 – 8:15 PM CEST
“Transition to a sustainable society and economy: How we will produce and distribute goods and services” (by Security and Sustainability Forum)

Join the discussion of futurist Hazel Henderson and Chris Skroupa. Christopher P. Skroupa is the Founder and CEO of Skytop Strategies, a global media firm. He facilitates discussions among executive-level corporate leaders, institutional investors, stakeholders, reputable industry experts, and authoritative NGO/government agencies around corporate resilience strategy. Chris was the Director of Marketing for Kaplan Fox LLP. Prior to that he was responsible for Information Management Network (IMN)’s portfolio of 50 conferences covering corporate governance, risk management, socially responsible investing and sustainability – in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

22 May, 3:00 – 4:15 PM CEST
“Nature-based solutions for climate change: from global ambition to local action” (by International Institute for Environment and Development)

The world is facing two unprecedented environmental crises: biodiversity loss and climate change. The causes of these challenges are interrelated, as are the solutions. This online event will bring together government, private sector and practitioners to discuss how we can translate global ambitions on nature-based solutions into local actions that can benefit those most vulnerable to climate change. How can nature-based solutions move us from business as usual and deliver changes we need urgently and at scale?

24 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Production” (by Emanate)

This webinar will be jam-packed with inspiring insights from Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) practitioners working in the sustainability sector. The following speakers will cover the applicability of LCA in the agriculture and energy sectors as well its use in circular economy.