COP 25

Updated Tuesday 10 December 2019.

This page is the main repository of information for RINGOS for COP25.  More details will be added here as they become available.  Last minute updates (ie meeting location change or new meeting added and occurring in the next few hours) will be posted on the COP 25 Opportunities and Updates page as well as posted as a new blog entry.  To subscribe to the blog entries so that you will receive an email with the new post, please see the information on the right hand panel.   Note – edits to this post will not generate an email – so please plan on checking this regularly.  

Key Information for RINGOs

RINGO Constituency Coordination Meetings

Ringo will meet each morning beginning Monday, December 2  from 0900 – 1000  in Action Room 2 (Torres del Paine) which is located in Hall 4 – Side Events and Global Climate Action Area of the COP25 Blue Zone.  These daily meetings are intended to provide a platform of discussion about the ongoing negotiations, as well as facilitate networking and provide the opportunity to share research results.  Constituency meetings are not posted on the daily schedule after the first day, but the date and time remain the same unless otherwise indicated.

During daily coordination meetings, RINGO features daily updates on the negotiations as well as an opportunity for community building.  We invite guest experts to provide more detail on negation topics.  Our COP 25 schedule is:

  • Monday, December 2:
    • Welcome and orientation
  • Tuesday, December 3: Research Into Practice Thematic Day!
    • Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP)  Update – Detmer Kremer, QUNO
  • Wednesday, December 4: Negotiations update
  • Thursday, December 5:
    • Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) – Archer Christian
  • Friday, December 6: Negotiations update
  • Saturday, December 7:
    • Second Nature with:
      • Jill Tiefenthaler – President, Colorado College
      • Wim Wiewel – President, Lewis and Clark College
      • Mark Mitsui – President, Portland Community College
  • Monday, December 9:
    • Welcome to week 2 and orientation
  • Tuesday, December 10
  • Wednesday, December 11
    • TEC Update
      • Igor Onopchuk, TEC member and Ariesta Ningrum, TEC staff member
    • Climate Interactive – Presentation on  En-ROADS, a global climate simulator
      • Andrew Jones(Co-founder)
      • Ellie Johnston (Climate and Energy Lead)
  • Thursday, December 12:
    • TEP-A, Richard Klein of SEI
    • CTCN Advisory Board, Matt Kennedy – International Energy Research Centre, Cork, Ireland, RINGO representative
  • Friday, December 13

Registration (Getting your badge)

Registration desk opening hours

  • Friday, 29 November 2019 from 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 30 November 2019 from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. IFEMA will be closed as of 5.00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1 December 2019 from 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
  • Monday, 2 December 2019
  • For Parties, United Nations and IGOs– 6.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • For NGOs – Registration is suspended until 1.00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 3 December, to Saturday, 7 December 2019, 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 8 December 2019 – The conference venue, including registration, will be closed.
  • Monday, 9 December, until Friday, 13 December 2019, from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Early registration, before Monday, 2 December, is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the conference.

Briefings with observer organizations:

Briefings with observer organizations will be posted on the COP 25 Opportunities and Updates page.

Tickets for limited access meetings

Information on limited access meetings/events for which tickets are distributed, will be posted on the COP 25 Opportunities and Updates page.

Meeting notes from constituency members

It is impossible to be everywhere at COP or to even be there at all!  To support one another, RINGO members are often willing to share notes from meetings they attend.  Please email notes that you are able to contribute to Meeting notes will be posted on the notes page as they become available.

Side Events and Exhibits

Note: Because of the large number of side events and exhibits organized by our members, we are unable to promote individual side events on this page.  Please see the UNFCCC side events webpage for a schedule of side events and the UNFCCC exhibits page for a list of exhibits.

Side Events Webcast Page: Side Events will be broadcast live at the time and date indicated (CET), and are available to view on demand for a limited time after the event.

Ringo is sponsoring:

Tuesday 3 December 1500 – 1630 Room 5
Contributions of higher education to climate action and implementation of the Paris Agreement
Universities have an important role in enhancing sub-national and national action on climate change, through applied and scalable research, modeling and supporting best practices within communities, and educating the next generation. This event will showcase such climate leadership and its impact.

Speakers: Confirmed: Dr. D. Husic, Dean, Moravian College, Dr. J. Tiefenthaler, President, Colorado College, Dr. LA Dundon Director, Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative. The RINGO steering committee will solicit additional case studies and presenters from our broad international constituency membership.

Young RINGO Booth #32 06/07 December hosted by Colorado State University- Educating Youth as Future Climate Leaders: Opportunities and training in academic programs in ecosystem science and adaptation in a changing climate. This booth will showcase academic and certificate programs from different universities

Research Into Practice Day

The RINGO Steering Committee is delighted to announced that Tuesday 3 December is  Research into Practice thematic day

A majority of the side events occurring on Tuesday 3 December feature this theme and highlight ways critical research can be linked to practice to advance climate action.

Resilience Lab

Building resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change will require imaginative, long-term thinking and a readiness to harness emerging trends and technologies to spark transformative adaptation. In this spirit, for the first time, COP 25 will feature a Resilience Lab, which will serve as a central hub for forward looking resilience-related events and engagement workshops throughout the duration of the UN Climate Change Conference.

Click here for more information and the schedule.