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10/12/2017 - 10/12/2017 | Berlin

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa at the Hertie School

Presentation of the Momentum for Change 2017 Lighthouse Activities with Patricia Espinosa (Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), Christian Flachsland (Hertie School), Lisa Heemann (United Nations Association of Germany), and Sarah Marchildon (United Nations Climate Change Secretariat).
Hosted in cooperation with the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat and the United Nations Association of Germany (DGVN).

The UN Climate Change’s 'Momentum for Change' initiative recognises some of the most exciting and innovative global examples of solutions to combat climate change, across businesses, governments, institutions and the public. Selected initiatives, called ‘Lighthouse Activities’, demonstrate the unprecedented amount of climate action happening around the world.

Each year, winning Lighthouse Activities are celebrated at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Ahead of this year’s conference, taking place in Bonn on 6-17 November, the 19 winners will be announced and introduced by Patricia Espinosa (UN Climate Change Executive Secretary), Christian Flachsland (Assistant Professor of Climate and Energy Governance, Hertie School of Governance) and Lisa Heemann (Secretary General, United Nations Association of Germany) at the Hertie School of Governance.

Providing tangible solutions to pressing climate challenges, this year’s winning activities comprise of an impressive range of projects and personal stories from both developed and developing countries, across the private and public sector and civil society. The projects are at the forefront of sustainability, climate protection, environmental consciousness and social responsibility. Three Europe-based winners will present their projects. The three short presentations will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Sarah Marchildon (Momentum for Change Initiative, United Nations Climate Change Secretariat).

A light lunch will be served after the event.

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10/12/2017 11:00 - 10/12/2017 12:00

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Hertie School of Governance
Forum, 1st floor
Friedrichstraße 180
10117 Berlin

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all interested persons

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Energy, Environment / ecology, Oceanology / climate, Politics, Zoology / agricultural and forest sciences

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Presentation / colloquium / lecture, Seminar / workshop / discussion




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