What’s going on in Bonn? Join Edinburgh delegates by skype from the UN Conference of the Parties (COP23), 5.30-9pm, Friday 17 November at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), High School Yards, 12 Infirmary Street EH1 1LZ. Register via https://poc17nov.eventbrite.co.uk and Facebook
The United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP23) is from Monday 6 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
6.30pm Multiple Screenings of COP23 Highlights: View short documentaries plus many different snippets of the conference proceedings … and to research the trends and analyse the final statement emerging.
7.30pm Break (feel free to bring your songs and fiddles)
8.00pm Collective Reflections on how COP23 impacts Edinburgh and Scotland: Skype interview with some of the delegates; interactive chat about how it went
9.00 – 9.30pm Closing and Socials
Note this is the second of TWO Parties! Party 1: Send off! is from 5.30-9pm Tue 7 Nov, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, EH1 1LZ:
Meet the Edinburgh delegates going to Bonn, hear local updates, view short videos, join in a mini workshop and explore the issues we want our delegates to take to COP23. All invited to come for a night of art, music and fun.
Book the first one via Eventbrite: https://poc7nov.eventbrite.co.uk or via Facebook
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.
See Climate Action Network: www.climatenetwork.org