Georgetown Climate Center and subnational leaders head to COP25 in Madrid

December 4, 2019

Georgetown Climate Center is once again supporting U.S. state and local government officials’ participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP). COP25 runs through December 13, 2019, in Madrid, Spain, where delegates from countries around the world are engaging on reducing carbon emissions and meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. The conference seeks to build ambition ahead of 2020, the year in which countries have committed to submit new and updated national climate action plans.

GCC is partnering with Institut québécois du carbone (IQCarbone) and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) to host an official COP25 side event on December 12 from 3 - 4:30 pm local time (15:00 - 16:30). “Subnational Efforts to Reduce Transportation Emissions in North America” will include government officials from California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Québec, as well as academic partners, discussing efforts underway at the state, provincial, and regional levels to reduce carbon emissions and build cleaner, more resilient transportation systems. GCC Senior Associate Matthew Goetz will moderate the event, which will take place in the conference Blue Zone, Area 4, Room 2. All are invited to attend.

US subnational leaders to make a strong showing at COP25

GCC is proud to support the participation of several state leaders at COP25, helping them showcase the leadership of U.S. states addressing the climate crisis and elevating the visibility of state and regional initiatives in this vital conversation. The U.S. subnational delegation includes leaders representing Massachusetts, Maryland, Washington, California, Hawaii, Minnesota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, the cities of Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, the Quinault Indian Nation, and the Makah Tribe, as well as representatives from academia, NGOs, and businesses. The list below includes events sponsored by GCC and our partners and friends occurring throughout the COP that feature state and local leaders:

Friday, December 6

AGs Are Still In: How U.S. State Attorneys General Are Fighting the Trump Administration's Anti-Climate Agenda
2 - 3 pm (14:00 - 15:00) at the US Climate Action Center
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Subnational Collaboration Across Borders: Reducing Food Waste
3 - 4 pm (15:00 - 16:00) at the US Climate Action Center
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Saturday, December 7

The Road to Zero-Carbon Transportation
4 - 5 pm (16:00 - 17:00) at the US Climate Action Center
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Monday, December 9

Ocean-Climate Leadership at the Blue COP
11:30 am - 12:45 pm at the US Climate Action Center
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Accelerating America’s Pledge: Going All-In to Build a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Economy for the United States
12:45 - 3 pm (12:45 - 15:00) at the US Climate Action Center
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Strength in Numbers: American Climate Leadership
3 - 4 pm (15:00 - 16:00) at the US Climate Action Center
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Subnational Strategies in North America for Meeting Paris Commitments
4:45 - 6:15 pm (16:45 - 18:15) in the COP25 convention area
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Tuesday, December 10

Decarbonizing Transportation: Challenges & Opportunities
9:30 am - 12:30 pm in the IETA Pavilion, Hall 8, Blue Zone
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Statewide Coalitions for Climate Leadership: Georgia and Minnesota
11:00 am - 12:30 pm in the US Climate Action Center
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Acceleration of Strategies and Collaboration to Reduce Carbon by US States
1 - 2 pm (13:00 - 14:00) in the US Climate Action Center, Blue Zone
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Press Conference: North American Subnational Climate Collaboration and Progress
4 - 4:30 pm (16:00 - 16:30) in the UNFCCC Press Center, MOCHA in Hall 4
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Wednesday, December 11

Enhanced Climate Action: Recent Climate Policy Developments in Germany and International Experience on Climate Legislation and Fuel Emissions Trading
5:30 - 7 pm (17:30 - 19:00) in the German Pavilion, Hall 6, stand 6A36
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Thursday, December 12

Subnational Efforts to Reduce Transportation Emissions in North America
3 - 4:30 pm (15:00 - 16:30) in the COP25 Blue Zone, Area 4, Room 2
Hosted by the Georgetown Climate Center, Institut québécois du carbone (IQCarbone) and École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM)

 

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