SB 56

This page is the main repository of information for RINGOS for SB 56.  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 here 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.

Introduction to UNFCCC Webinar

Prior to COP 24 RINGO prepared an Introduction to the UNFCCC webinar.  While some content was specific to COP 24, much is still relevant and will be helpful to understanding the UNFCCC for SB50.

Logistics from Secretariat:

SB 56 virtual platform: The SB 56 virtual platform has been launched for all registered participants. Please make sure to check your access and log in in advance. Once you enter the platform, you will find a support function by clicking the floating Chat button on the bottom corner of every page.  You can also email the Support Hub by clicking the headphone icon in the top right of your screen. There will be no remote active participation, including for Parties. Negotiations and interventions in negotiating groups will take place in-person only. So, observers and Parties joining remotely will be able to watch only.

Information for participants (IFP): The IFP with logistical and practical information on SB 56 is available online here.  Please note that updated information will be posted here as it becomes available. Please check back regularly.

COVID code of conduct: Please ensure your constituency members read and comply with these updated guidelines for SB 56.

RINGO Constituency meetings:

****Week 2 RINGO meetings are available to join virtually! Click here for the Microsoft Teams Link. ******

RINGO will meet each morning beginning Monday, June 06 during SB 56 at 9:00 AM in Meeting Room H-1-07 (located in WCC main building, second floor (+1) using the “short staircase” above New York plenary room, down hallway accessed by a door labeled Business 1 (see photo below). These daily meetings are intended to provide a platform for discussion about the ongoing negotiations, as well as facilitate networking and provide the opportunity to share research results.

Each day’s agenda will be determined on-site by present Steering Committee members. Short presentation topics are scheduled on the following selected days:

  • Monday June 6 – Welcome, Intro to RINGO and SB56
  • Tuesday June 7 – Negotiation updates and networking
  • Wednesday June 8 – Miriah Kelly, RINGO Steering Committee Member and oceans interest group lead: update on RINGO oceans interest group work (oceans-ppt)
  • Thursday June 9 – Matthias Honegger, RINGO CTCN AB liaison: report on recent CTCN AB meeting and RINGO engagement on tech mech issues (CTCN Notes)
  • Friday June 10 – Pam Pearson, cryosphere interest group lead: update on RINGO cryosphere interest group work (PPT)
  • Saturday June 11 –Zoha Shawoo, RINGO Steering Committee Member: briefing on Loss and Damage issues, particularly the Glasgow Dialogue (glasgow-dialogue PPT)
  • Monday June 13 –Axel Michaelowa, RINGO Steering Committee Member: Article 6 update (Article 6 PPT)
  • Tuesday June 14 – Negotiation updates and networking
  • Wednesday June 15 – GST TD roundtable report out
  • Thursday June 16 – Negotiation updates and networking

We are open to your suggestions about other special topics you would like RINGO to offer – email tracy@ringofocalpoint.org.

Constituency meetings are not posted on the SB 56 daily programme after the first day, but the date and time remain the same unless otherwise indicated.

Briefings with observer organizations

Please visit this page to see the current status regarding briefings specific for observer organizations.

Meeting notes from constituency members:

It is impossible to be everywhere during the SBs.  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 beth@ringofocalpoint.org. Meeting notes will be posted on the notes page as they become available.

Side events and exhibits:

Note: Due to the smaller scale (than a COP) of SB56, we are able to highlight below side events of interest that RINGOs have noted at our daily coordination meetings.  This table was kindly created by RINGO member Jeffrey Qi (IISD). Please see the UNFCCC side events webpage for a full schedule of side events.  There are no exhibits scheduled for SB56.

DateTime & LocationEvent Name & DescriptionContact
Wednesday08 June16:45—18:15Room BerlinOcean action is climate action: challenges & opportunities to integrate ocean action into NDCs/NAPs Ocean action is key to solving the climate crisis. What can we learn from countries with robust ocean action goals in their NDC & NAP? What are the challenges preventing others from following? How can deepening our understanding of the human-ocean-climate nexus catalyse ambitious climate action? Speakers: Steve Trent, (EJF) Mario Finch (WRI) Ilka Wagner Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMUV) (requested) Madeleine Rose Diouf Sarr, Programme sur le Climat, Senegal Miriah M. Russo Kelly, Ph.D. – Southern Connecticut State University, RINGOConnecticut State University System (SCSU)Ms. Miriah M. Russo KellyKellyM38@southernct.edu+1 860 6851543
Thursday09 June11:30—13:00KaminzimmerOECD-IEA CCXG Side Event: Promoting effective outcomes of the global stocktake Enhanced climate ambition and action is needed, and the GST could help this. While inputs to the GST have been agreed, specific outputs and outcomes have not. This event will discuss recent CCXG analysis to explore how the GST can meet its aims and support the goals of the Paris Agreement. Speakers: Suggested speakers: Hyunsoo Yun (Republic of Korea, CCXG Chair) Sirini Jeudy-Hugo (OECD/CCXG) Other speakers from different regions/negotiating blocs (tbc once side event is confirmed).Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)Ms. Dominique Halevadominique.haleva@oecd.org+33 1 45248283
Friday10 June09:00—11:00Location TBDResearch Workshop on Governance Principles for Carbon Dioxide Removal At the invitation of the CDR PoEt research consortium you are welcome to join us for a conversation on the normative dimensions of CDR policy design centering on the co-creative development and validation of a set of Governance Principles that may guide CDR policy. Please indicate your participation here (URL: https://forms.gle/yTbuAfzrQQthPHaB9).Perspectives Climate Research gGmbHMatthias Honegger+49 (0) 176 644 23 919honegger@perspectives.cc
Friday10 June11:30—13:00Room BerlinIncentivizing Carbon Dioxide Removal: Long-Term Strategies, Cooperation and Policy Design The expectation that carbon dioxide removal (CDR) will play a key role in the climate transition is gaining traction in policy. We portray recent CDR policy developments, discuss the possible application of carbon border adjustments to CDR, and showcase research on options for incentivization. Speakers: Mathias Fridahl (Linköping University), Alexandra Buylova (Stockholm University), Oliver Geden (German Institute for International & Security Affairs), Liv Lundberg (RISE), Florian Claeys (European Commission), Gunilla Reischl (Swedish Institute of International Affairs)Stockholm UniversityMs. Naghmeh Nasiritousinaghmeh.nasiritousi@statsvet.su.se+46 8 163466
Saturday11 June18:30—20:00Room BerlinThe Global Goal on Adaptation Ambition: A global challenge is more than the sum of its parts Adaptation progress is uneven and too slow, says IPCC. And risks are complex and more difficult to manage than thought at first. More ambition is needed. This should inspire the Glasgow–Sharm el-Sheikh work programme to discuss adaptation ambition in the face of systemic, cross-border climate risks. Speakers: Speakers sharing their interpretations of adaptation ambition are Johanna Nalau (IPCC), Emilie Beauchamp (IIED), Thibyan Ibrahim (Maldives), Giuliana Torta (DG Clima, AC member), María del Pilar Bueno (CONICET), Katy Harris (Adaptation Without Borders), Mikko Ollikainen (AF), Annett Möhner (UNFCCC).Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)Mr. Richard Kleinrichard.klein@sei.org+49 152 9081560
Monday13 June13:15—14:45Room BonnGlobal launch: Unpacking freshwater’s role in climate change mitigation Climate action cannot succeed without water. This event presents the latest science on the key role of water in climate mitigation. It outlines how sustainable water management can reduce emissions, secure carbon sinks, and underpin successful transition towards renewable energy sources. Speakers: UNFCCC Ovais Sarmad BMZ Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk UNDP Cassie Flynn SIWI Torgny Holmgren presentations on: Water utilities Freshwater ecosystems NDC case studies Here is a link to the SIWI webpage promoting it: Bonn event: Unpacking freshwater’s role in climate change mitigation | SIWI – Leading expert in water governance Here is the YouTube link for the online audience Global launch: Unpacking freshwater’s role in climate change mitigation – YouTube Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)Mr. Jakob Schabusjakob.schabus@siwi.org+46 7 20506039
Monday13 June13:15—14:45KaminzimmerThe Global Methane Pledge – from assessment to action: science, planning and implementation The Global Methane Pledge (GMP) aims to reduce methane emissions by at least 30 percent from 2020 levels by 2030. The session demonstrates a science-based roadmap from planning to implementation of sector-specific methane emission reduction activities to reach national GMP targets. Speakers: CCAC, GIZ, IASS, SEI, U.S. State Department, national government representatives (tbc)Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)Ms. Kathleen Markathleen.mar@iass-potsdam.de+49 331 28822366
Monday13 June15:00—16:30Room BerlinUnpacking the Global Goal on Adaptation: Perspectives from vulnerable communities Discussing urgent adaptation action from a science, practice, and policy lens to build global understanding on adaptation and shaping multilateral momentum. Situate effective adaptation policy at the core of global climate decision making and ensure gender justice. Speakers: James Bhagwan (Pacific Conference of Churches); Adriana Vásques (La Ruta del Clima); Patricia Nying’uru (IPCC Focal Point, Kenya & G77 Science focal point); Khulekani Magwaza (ELSCA); Alejandra Scampini (PODER); EU negotiator on Adaptation (tbc)Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU)Valeriane Bernardvalerianebernard@gmail.com
Tuesday14 June11:30—13:00KaminzimmerNature-based Solutions to Climate Change: Unpacking the Potential and Pitfalls This session will take stock of the role of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in addressing the interlinked climate and biodiversity crises. It will critically evaluate their contribution to date towards both decarbonisation and adaptation, and identify and address barriers for implementation at scale. Speakers: Speakers will include senior representatives from IUCN’s State and NGO members and partners and other experts on NbS and climate changeThe Nature Conservancy (TNC)Mr. Daniel Morchaindaniel.morchain@tnc.org+1 607 7936188
Wednesday15 June11:30—13:00KaminzimmerAdaptation Communications: Catalyzing the shift from planning to implementation This event will explore the role that Adaptation Communications can play in raising the profile and visibility of adaptation, documenting learning, informing the Global Stocktake, and highlighting gaps and needs in order to accelerate adaptation planning and implementation. Speakers: Anne Hammill, Senior Director, Resilience, IISD; Gerard Howe, Deputy Director, Adaptation, Nature and Resilience Department, United Kingdom; Rockendy RENE, Ministry of Environment, Haiti; Danise Dennis, Environmental Protection Agency, Liberia; Representative of the Adaptation Committee (TBC)International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)Mr. Christian Ledwellcledwell@iisd.ca+1 613 8071154
Wednesday15 June15:00—19:00Chamber HallThe Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue 2022 The Conference of the Parties at COP 26, by its decision 1/CP.26 paragraph 61, invited the Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) to convene at its fifty-sixth session (June 2022), and subsequently annually, a dialogue on the ocean and climate change to consider how to strengthen ocean-based action on climate change. The SBSTA Chair invited Parties and non-Party stakeholders to submit inputs via the submission portal to inform the dialogue. The COP requested the Chair of the SBSTA to prepare an informal summary report on each annual dialogue. See the website link on the right for more information.https://unfccc.int/event/ocean-and-climate-change-dialogue-2022
Wednesday15 June18:30—20:00Room BerlinStrengthening the UNFCCC collaborative process How might party and non-party actors better work together to implement the Paris Agreement? What innovations can strengthen UNFCCC processes? What mechanisms best support the inclusion of youth and Indigenous voices? A participatory dialogue on UNFCCC deliberation and decision-making Speakers: Christine Peringer, Mediators Beyond Borders International Dr. Katharine Rietig, Newcastle University Kassim Gawusu-Toure, Negotiator, Ghana Dr. Gregg Walker, International Environmental Commmunication Association Srishti Singh, Centre for Environment Education, Gujarat, IndiaMediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI)Ms. Christine Peringerchristine@peringer.ca+1 613 3261596