GRP at COP25 in Madrid

COP25 takes place from December 2-13, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

GRP Areas of work: Policy Theme: Climate change

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) activities at UNFCCC COP25 in Madrid.

COP 25 saw the launch of  Resilience and Adaptation Pathway, on which GRP collaborated with a wide network of non-state actors under UNFCCC Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA). The Action Table and the Vision to 2050 already provide some building blocks to start coalescing around a common vision. GRP will continue to support MPGCA and the newly appointed UK High Level Climate Action Champion to further refine and operationalize the Resilience Pathway.

GRP was involved in four events at COP25. We led two events under the UNFCCC Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA). GRP will also participated in the Development and Climate Days and the UNFCCC Means of Implementation Day at the 2nd Capacity Building Hub.  These events brought together a wide array of stakeholders from grassroots, indigenous communities, farmers, business leaders, scientists, international organizations, and government representatives.

Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action events

1. Agri-Food Roundtable: Advancing Climate Actions on Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture Food Chains for a 1.5 C Net Zero World

When: Thursday 5 December 11:30 – 13:00 | Watch the Agri-Food Roundtable livestream on demand.

Led by FAO, A2R and GRP, this roundtable aims to increase the ambition for climate action agriculture and food value chains to deliver inclusive, resilient and sustainable systems. The meeting is open to all stakeholders attending UNFCCC COP25. Organisations helping facilitate the roundtable include: AGRA, BSR, CCAFS/CGIAR, EAT, Earth Security Group, FAO, Farmer’s Major Group, FOLU, GCA, Hauirou Commission, ICCCAD, iDE, IFAD, IRENA, IUCN, SIWI, SEI, SUN, UNFCCC, World Bank, and WBCSD. Access the detailed programme overview on Eventbrite. Please note this event is now closed.

The outcome document is available here.

2. Resilience Roundtable: Accelerating Action to Build a Resilient 1.5 C World

When: Tuesday 10 December 15:00 – 16:30 | Watch the Resilience Roundtable livestream on demand

Participants at this high level roundtable will discuss how to accelerate action and investment into transformative change so that those most affected by climate change are able to thrive and live prosperous lives. This roundtable is led by GRP with many of our partners including A2R, GARI/The Lightsmith Group, FAO, FOLU, ICF, IDA, InsuResilience, IFAD, IUCN, Mercy Corps, Navigating a Changing Climate initiative, RCCC, UN Habitat, UNCTAD, UNDRR, WFP, Wetlands International. Access the full programme overview on Eventbrite. Please note this event is now closed.

Development & Climate Days (D&C Days)

When: Sunday 8 December

3. D&C Days Closing Plenary

This year’s D&C Days will occur over one day only, taking place on Sunday 8 December rather than Saturday and Sunday. This is due to the location change of COP25 from Santiago to Madrid. The Day will look ahead to 2020, when countries are due to report on how they will meet their Paris Agreement commitments.

2nd Capacity Building Hub – Means of Implementation Day

The purpose of the Means of Implementation Day is to showcase pathways to enhance capacities of developing countries in the implementation of NDCs and NAPs, with a focus on climate finance and technologies; identify capacity gaps and needs, understand the effectiveness of actions, and ways to mobilize resources.

4. Integrating climate risk in national processes: Capacity-building, finance & budgeting perspective 

When: Monday 9 December 11:00 – 12:30 (session during the Means of Implementation Day, Monday 9 December 9:00 – 20:30)

Led by GRP and the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA), this session will explore a new capacity development initiative currently being designed by  GRP, GCA, and the World Bank Group (WBG). The initiative supports countries to integrate climate risks into planning, administrative, budgetary and fiscal decision-making.

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