Parties of Conference 1: Send-Off!


Event Details


Interested in Climate Change progress? Join Edinburgh celebrations for UN Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, 5.30-9pm, Tuesday 7 November at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), High School Yards, 12 Infirmary St EH1 1LZ.

Register via https://poc7nov.eventbrite.co.uk and via Facebook

The United Nations Conference of the Parties is from Monday 6 November to Friday 17 November 2017 in Bonn. Hosted by the Republic of Fiji, the theme is: Increasing engagement, increasing ambition.

Local opportunity: To complement the formal COP, Parties of the Conference are local, independent events organised by citizens groups across the globe to support the COP summit’s goals. Our objective is to connect local actions to global climate processes, empower local stakeholders, and raise awareness about on-the-ground projects.

Get Involved: Local experts and community members are invited* to share projects about our city’s own initiatives to encourage an in-depth and local perspective of the COP talks. As the Parties are initiated by citizens, the events are relevant to specific needs of the community and seek partners to gain a shared understanding of the COP.

*If you can contribute to one or both Parties please email EdinburghPOC23@gmail.com giving your full contact details and saying how you’d like to get involved.
Thank you, Clifton, David, Elisa and Pauline

Tentative Schedule [Note we’ve changed the Day / Date from 8 Nov to Tuesday 7 November!]
5.30pm Welcome
6.00pm Introductions of delegates going to Bonn
6.30pm – 8.15pm Activities (UN model climate negotiation game; World Cafe on issues such as food and water security, natural catastrophes, environmental injustice; several talks about worldwide and local actions)
8.30pm 9pm Closing and Socials

Note this is the first of TWO Parties! Second one will be:
Party 2: 5.30-9pm Fri 17 Nov, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards EH1 1LZ
Listen to live Skype reports from our delegates, catch up on agreements reached by the last day of COP23, and explore what they mean for Scotland and our capital city. Watch multiple screens and participate in roundtable discussions on main themes. Book the second one via Eventbrite: https://poc17nov.eventbrite.co.uk /

These events in Edinburgh have been inspired by:

Zero Carbon Britain Paul Allen Centre for Alternative Technology
Emergence – Fern Smith, artist and Creative Producer, Swansea
Zero Carbon Edinburgh – initiated by Transition Edinburgh et al.

Climate Action Network updates: www.climatenetwork.org

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