10:03 a.m. | Berlin Main Station
"Train to Bonn" with Barbara Hendricks. A special train to Bonn will depart from Berlin Main Station at the start of COP 23. A large number of the members of the German delegation will travel with a chartered Deutsche Bahn train from Berlin to the conference in Bonn. Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks, State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth and Parliamentary State Secretary Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter will be on the train as well. More information
2:30 p.m. | German Pavilion
"The Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests and the Bonn Challenge: From Commitments to Action" with State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth
In order to support and accelerate achievement of all the global forest goals embedded in the New York Declaration on Forests, including that on forest landscape restoration advanced through the Bonn Challenge, a Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF Platform) will be launched at this event with support from the German government. This event will provide an overview on the NYDF Platform’s role as a catalyst to achieve the goals stated in the Declaration by assisting NYDF endorsers to accelerate implementation of their commitments. This event will lend particular emphasis to progress being made under the Bonn Challenge in forest landscape restoration, advancing the achievement of Goal 5, which to date has seen over 40 governments, companies and private associations pledge to restore over 156 million hectares of degraded land until 2020.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Bonn Zone
Key results of the German G20 Presidency and the way forward to Argentina in 2018
Despite a difficult political environment the German G20 Presidency in 2017 was able to add new momentum and to revive multilateralism, including to further implementation of the Paris Agreement with the adoption of the G20 Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth. The G20 summit in Hamburg sends out clear signals for the necessary economic transformation in the areas of climate and energy. The panel will consist of Lars-Hendrik Röller, Economic Adviser to Chancellor Merkel and G7/G20 Sherpa who will be looking back on the key results of the German G20 Presidency in his key note. Pedro Villagra Delgado, Argentinian G7/G20 Sherpa will follow with an overview of the thematic issues of the Argentinian G20 Presidency. Gabriela Ramos will highlight how G20 countries can create conditions for sustainable growth, improving livelihoods and tackling climate change. Christoph Bals, Policy Director of Germanwatch will also be on the podium.
Guiding questions for this event: What are the key deliverables from the G20 summit in Hamburg – what is its impact on multilateralism? What role does the G20 have in its implementation and how can we ensure progress? How can the G20 organise a just and efficient transformation of our economies in line with the Paris Agreement? How can we enhance mobilizing private finance?
2:30 p.m. | German Pavilion
BMUB side event with State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth "Sustainable Chemistry - a key to climate solutions"
Together with the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Center ISC3, which was recently opened in Bonn, the question is discussed how innovative climate protection solutions from the chemical sector find their way onto the market and can be distributed faster and more widely.
8:00 p.m. | German Pavillon
Save The Date: Al Gore at German Pavilion - screening of „An Inconvenient Sequel - Truth to Power“
On November 10th the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is pleased to welcome former US Vice President Al Gore to the German pavilion at COP23. A discussion with Al Gore and German Environmental State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth on international climate action and current topics of COP23 will be followed by a screening of the film "An Inconvenient Sequel - Truth to Power". The film not only raises awareness for the consequences of climate change but also presents impressive examples of people and projects working to protect our climate.
Procedure: 8:00 p.m. – discussion with Al Gore and Jochen Flasbarth; 8.30 p.m. – screening. The movie is shown in English. The discussion is facilitated by Michael Schroeren, communications director of BMUB.
Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders. Sunday is marked by sub-national climate activities.
1:00 p.m. | Bonn Zone
Presidency Event. The first of a total of five events of the Fijian Presidency will take place. It starts with the topic of climate change and health.
6:00 p.m. | Foyer Deutsche Telekom AG
Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks passes the CARE Millennium Aword to Christiana Figueres
"Global Climate Action Agenda". High-level events continue to be held under the Global Climate Action Agenda. This includes topics like innovation and resilience. There are also high-level talks on the connection between climate protection and the fight against hunger. Another topic is climate protection and gender justice.
9:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. | BMUB, Bonn
Workshop Fostering renewable energy in UNECE countries’ electricity sectors.
(German Energy Agency (dena) in close cooperation with the UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy (GERE))
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. | Amphitheater in German Pavilion
"Small Island States and Climate Action". With Dr. Karsten Sach, Head of Climate Protection at BMUB, and Anote Tong, former President of the Pacific Island State of Kiribati.
These questions will be discussed: What is possible to protect small island states from the consequences of climate change? What can Germany contribute to this? How are the negotiations at the world climate summit COP 23 on this topic?
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | German Pavilion
Under2Coalition – taking full advantage of mitigation opportunities by improving measurement and disclosure
(Baden Wuerttemberg, California, The Climate Group, The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB))
> Helen Clarkson (The Climate Group), Edmund G. Brown (Governor of California), Winfried Kretschmann (Minister President of Baden-Wuerttemberg, tbc), Tanja Gönner (GIZ)
1:00 p.m. | Bonn Zone
Presidency Event on Climate insurances. With this Presidency Event, the Presidency emphasizes resilience and insurance against climate harms. The Federal Government (BMZ) will be highly represented.
3:00 to 4:30 p.m. | Bonn Zone, Room 7
Initiating a just transition to a low-carbon climate resilient future: Implications for our societies, economies, infrastructure and policy choices
This event brings together a high-level panel to discuss how climate action can support economic growth, while ensuring a socially inclusive "just transition". It will explore the climate and energy related implications of the German G20 presidency for national policies and infrastructure choices in the context of NDCs and long-term strategies. It will also highlight key results of the major OECD report "Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth".
> Speakers: Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany; Sergio Bergman, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina; Masaharu Nakagawa, Minister of the Environment, Japan (invited); Masamichi Kono, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
> Facilitation by: Adnan Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
10:00 a.m. | Bula Zone
Final sessions. According to plan, the closing sessions for the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP), the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) and the Paris Agreement (CMA) will begin. Depending on the status of negotiations, they can be continued into the evening.
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. | German Pavilion
Perspectives for the Global Energy Transition: Investment Needs for Achieving the Well Below 2 Degrees Target
(Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi))
>Rainer Baake, BMWi; Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA; Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA; Wang Zhongying, CNREC; Miriam Maes, Energy Transition Forum
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Talanoa Space
Low Carbon Cities in Action: Delivering on the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. | German Pavilion
The role of foundations in international climate action
(German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), Stiftung Mercator)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Talanoa Space
Schools for earth: Youth World Café for Climate Action Empowerment with Barbara Hendricks
(Greenpeace, Klima-Allianz Deutschland)