CODATU @ COP22 to present MobiliseYourCity

CODATU @ COP22 to present MobiliseYourCity
Mael Martinie
CODATU
MobiliseYourCity Coordinator
CODATU News Tuesday 8 November 2016

From
7th to 18th November 2016, the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) will be hosted by Morocco in the city of Marrakesh.

The Paris Agreement was adopted in December 2015 at COP21 in Paris and has entered into force, since at least 55 Parties to the Convention, accounting for at least 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance and approval with the United Nations.

This COP will be the COP of action stakeholders agree, and the international climate community is looking towards to concrete implementation to start now international efforts to reduce GHG.
CODATU will take an active part to this mobilisation towards a low carbon future. In the field of urban mobility indeed, MobiliseYourCity, the multi-stakeholder that CODATU originated, is taking-off: much has been achieved since its official announcement by French Minister of Environment and President of COP21 Ségolène Royal in Paris last year: together with our partners (AFD, ADEME, CEREMA, GIZ), we raised funds and structured the methodology and the governance of the initiative. We will soon establish a secretariat in Brussels and are now ready to start implementing the initiative on the ground. In some countries (Cameroon, Morocco), first workshops have even already taken place.
During the COP22, Ms Royal will officially launch the implementation phase of the initiative, and announce the first cities and countries selected to be part of the initiative during a high level event on the French Pavilion on the 11th November, just after the very first steering committee of the initiative.

Please find below the detailed agenda of all the interventions where CODATU will be involved. We hope to see you in Marrakesh for this exciting moment!

Friday, November 11th

8 am – 11am         MobiliseYourCity 1st Steering Committee meeting (by invitation only)

Es Saadi, Gardens and ResortOrganized by MYC

Adoption of governance documents; approval of first applications from partner governments for MYC partnership and support; status report on MYC operationalisation and further steps.

11:30 am – 1pm   Transforming Ambition into Local Action: NDC Implementation towards Sustainable, Low Carbon Mobility

Room Bering (150) (Blue zone) – Co-organized by ITDP, FIA, MYC

Short presentation of the initiative, round table discussion.

3pm – 4pm           High Level Event on Urban Mobility & MobiliseYourCity

 French Pavilion (Blue Zone)Organized by MEEM

Integrated into the Global Climate Action Agenda, MobiliseYourCity is an international multi-donor initiative that supports Non-Annex 1 local and national governments in the implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and Policies. One year after its official launch during COP21, its main supporters (France, Germany and the EU Commission) together with its implementing partners (ADEME, AFD, CEREMA, CODATU and GIZ) wish to kick-start implementation through the signing of a series of agreements and the announcement of the first beneficiaries joining the initiative.

Speakers:

·       Ségolène Royal, COP21 President and French Minister of the Environment, Energy and The See (MEEM)

·       Representative from the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) (tbc)

·       Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development (tbc)

Saturday, November 12th

10.00-12.30: Action Event on Transport

Atlantic Room (Blue Zone)

Showcase Segment: MobiliseYourCity will be showcased as one of those GCAA initiatives on transport and climate change that represent examples to be followed or best practices.

19 am -20:30 am: Conference “Climate Finance and sustainable mobility”

Conference center – Green Zone co-organised by SNCF, CODATU, ONCF, UIC, UITP, I4CE, IPEMED

How to finance commitments taken during COP21 in the transport sector?

Sunday, November 13th

 8:30 AM – 8 PM                 Transport Day

Es Saadi, Gardens and ResortOrganized by PPMC / SLoCaT

Similar to Transport Day 2015, it is planned that the program will be a combination of plenary and break-out sessions with possibilities for interaction through coffee breaks, lunch and a reception at the end of Transport Day 2016. The plenary sessions will be moderated by a single moderator, while break-out sessions will be moderated by SLoCaT members and others who have volunteered to organize those break-out sessions.

more information: http://www.ppmc-transport.org/transportdaymarrakech/

10:45-12:00 Breakout Session 1C on Urban Transport and Multimodality

Organized by CODATU, Alstom and GIZ

Space for discussion among stakeholders on urban specific challenges towards a climate-friendly mobility regime in cities (including presentation on MYC etc.).

Tuesday, November 15th

9 am – 11 am       MobiliseYourCity Side event

Moroccan Pavilion (green zone)Organized by MobiliseYourCity

Accelerating the implementation of MobiliseYourCity in Morocco. Dialogues with local governments.

MYC BackgroundMobiliseYourCity (MYC) is a global climate initiative for integrated urban mobility planning, and is one of 18 international transport initiatives of the UN Global Climate Action Agenda (GCAA). MYC is supported by the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and The Sea (MEEM), the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO). The initiative was launched as a multi-donor initiative at COP21 in Paris by the founding partners: ADEME, CODATU, AFD, CEREMA and GIZ. Besides the contribution to the international climate process, the MYC initiative contributes to the UN’s Agenda 2030, specifically Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.