Side events at COP25

COMMIT has two side events at COP25 in Madrid: one at the EU pavilion, and one official UNFCCC event.

NDCs, the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals: Tracking progress and finding synergies
11 December 12:30-14:00 | EU Pavilion, Room Brussels

This side-event (part of ENGAGE/CD-LINKS/COMMIT projects) presents the collaborative work of more than 20 national institutions from various countries worldwide on the latest quantitative assessments of projected greenhouse gas emissions pathways and key energy indicators for major emitting countries. These policy scenarios are put in the context of the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and development of long-term, low-emission strategies, and compared with various below 2°C and 1.5°C scenarios at the country-level.
Flyer for the side event at the EU pavilion

Moving from commitment to action: combining mitigation and development objectives
13 December 11:30-13:00 | Room 5

Starting from national policies to ratchet up climate ambitions consistent with the Paris climate targets, we present several studies that analyzed how long-term, low-emission pathways interact with the SDGs. The OECD explores mitigation through a wellbeing lens, CD-LINKS studies synergies and trade-offs between mitigation and sustainable development and the COMMIT project combines global targets with national policies and mid-century strategies.
Flyer for the UNFCCC side event