Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

  • 4 November 2016

The ECI at COP 22 in Marrakech

COP22 street signage in Marrakech

COP 22 street signage in Marrakech. Photo by Takver/Flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

The ECI is co-organising various side-events at COP 22 in Marrakech, 7 - 18 November 2016. You can watch all of the side-events mentioned below, which will be live-streamed on YouTube:

On the first day of the conference of parties, Monday 7 November, 15:00—16:30, the ECI’s Dr Rachel James will speak at ‘Perspectives and options: What would an inclusive framework to address L&D look like?’ (Arabian Hall, Blue Zone, COP22 Village Bab Ighli). Researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers are invited to come together to discuss perspectives and options for L&D, and to take stock of the latest developments in science and practice.

The ECI will co-organise an event on the 'Co-benefits of climate change mitigation' on Wednesday 9 November, 10:30-12:00 (EU Pavilion), highlighting the substantial potential for climate action to generate co-benefits and pay for itself, for example through avoided healthcare costs or fuel savings. The ECI's Alison Smith will open the discussion, giving an overview of latest evidence on co-benefits.

Beginning the second week of the COP, on Monday 14 November, 15:00—16:30 (Mediterranean Hall), the ECI is co-organising a side-event with CICERO on ‘Quantitative scientific evidence for Loss and Damage’. In a line-up straight from the ECI's 1.5 Degrees conference earlier this year, featuring Dr Jan S. Fuglestvedt (Research Director CICERO, Norway), Prof Lavanya Rajamani (International Environmental Law, New Delhi), Dr Saleemul Huq (Director ICCAD, Bangladesh) and Dr Friederike E. L. Otto (Senior Researcher, ECI, University of Oxford), recent advances and remaining challenges in relating greenhouse gas emissions to both slow-onset events and changing probabilities of extreme events will be explored. Ayman Cherkaoui, Special Advisor for Negotiations COP 22 Presidency - Kingdom of Morocco, will chair the event.