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Conference Agenda

Tuesday 2 May

Morning & Afternoon

Participants arrival & hotel check in


Participants meet to walk to the BMUB for Welcome Reception

Lobby, Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz


Registration open for Welcome Reception

Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)


Welcome Reception at BMUB

  • Dr. Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
  • Ambassador Seyni Nafo, Advisor to the President of Mali and Chair of the African Group of Negotiators (AGN)
  • Carlos Gentile, Sub-Secretary of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Argentina Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development


Close of Welcome Reception

Wednesday 3 May

Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz


Level 3


Aurora Borealis

Welcome & Opening

Keynote speeches

  • Dr. Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
  • Frank Fass-Metz, Commissioner for Climate Policy and Climate Financing, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Gebru Jember Endalew, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group, Institutions Development and Strategic Partnerships, Ethiopia Country Programme

Welcome by Hosts

  • Welcome from Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice Chairman, GIZ
  • In conversation with the conference organisers:
  • Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice Chairman, GIZ
  • Jo Scheuer, Director, UNDP and
  • Ron Benioff, Co-Chair LEDS GP Secretariat

Conference Logistics and Introduction of Participants

  • Conference objectives and agenda overview
  • Participant introductions
11.00-11:30   Break & Marketplace
11.30-13.00 Aurora Borealis

Integrated Governance - From concept to practical planning and action

A brief introduction will be provided on the landscape of integrated governance, including the benefits of long-term vision & planning, and the mutual benefits of linking planning processes such as NDCs, SDGs at all levels of government.

The intent of this session is to:

o   Introduce the integrated governance concept as a tool for NDC design and implementation

o   Share concrete country examples of integrated NDC planning and implementation, focusing on best practices, challenges, and lessons learnt.

Moderator: Jo Scheuer, UNDP

Integrated governance country cases:

o   Stephen King’uyu, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources of Kenya


o   Bonar Laureto, Executive Director at Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE)  

o   Adriana Murillo Ruin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica

13.00-14:30   Lunch & Marketplace
14.30-15.00 Aurora Borealis Introduction to the Breakout Sessions
15.00-16.30   Parallel Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: Integration of Mitigation, Adaptation and Development Agendas through NDC, NAPs, and SDGs

Breakout 2: Essential Building Blocks for NDC Implementation

Breakout 3: Near-Term Action Defined by Longer-Term and Deeper Decarbonisation

Breakout 4: Subnational Integration

Breakout 5: Incentivizing private sector engagement in NDC implementation

Breakout 6: Participant-led breakout session table discussion

16.30   Working Coffee - grab a coffee on your way to the final plenary session
16.30-17.30 Aurora Borealis

Close of the Day & Reflections

Report out on key messages and collaborative actions defined in breakout sessions

18.30-19.30 Aurora Borealis Drinks Reception hosted by LEDS GP
19.30 Restaurant Parallel Dinners


Thursday 4 May


Aurora Borealis

Welcome back

Flow of the day


Aurora Borealis

Scaling up Investment to Transition to Global Low Carbon, Climate ResilientEconomies

Moderator: Sam Bickersteth, CDKN


  • Mr Bright Ntare, FONERWA
  • Ms Trinh, Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam
  • Ms Alexia Kelly, Allotrope
  • Ms Jennifer Doherty-Bigara, Inter-American Development Bank
10.30-11.00   Break & Marketplace

Parallel Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: NDC Investment Strategies - From Planning to Practice

Breakout 2: Developing Project Pipelines and Blended Financial Instruments

Breakout 3: How to attract private investment to climate business opportunities in your NDC?

Breakout 4: National Climate Funds: Exploring how a national tool can drive global results

12.30-14.00   Lunch & Marketplace

Parallel Breakout Sessions continued

Breakout 5: Public budget allocation and tracking

Breakout 6: Mobilizing Private Sector Support through New Public Private Partnership Models for NDC implementation - clean energy examples

Breakout 7: Risk Reduction Instruments to facilitate green investment mobilization

Breakout 8: Investing in climate insurance instruments

Breakout 9: Participant-led breakout session table discussion

15.30-16.00   Break & Marketplace
16.00-17.00 Aurora Borealis

Mobilizing investment: where next?

Key messages and summary from breakout sessions.

17.00-17.30 Aurora Borealis Participant hosted collaboration and idea swap
19.30 Restaurant Parallel Dinners


Friday 5 May


Aurora Borealis

Welcome Back

Flow of the day


Aurora Borealis

Transparency as the link between NDCs, stock-taking and reaching the goal of the Paris Agreement

Moderator: Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC


  • Ilka Wagner, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany
  • Pascal Girot, Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica of Costa Rica (tbc)
  • Ekaterine Mikadze, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia
  • Monica Echegoyen, Initiative for Climate Action Transparency
11.00-11.30   Break & Marketplace

Parallel Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: Preparing for the enhanced transparency framework - learning from the development of sustainable MRV Systems

Breakout 2: Tracking progress towards NDCs

Breakout 3: Deep dive on mitigation MRV: harmonizing project-level mitigation activities with national inventories for effective NDC tracking

Breakout 4: Corporate Climate Reporting: Enhancing NDCs’ ambitions and mobilizing the private sector

Breakout 5: Participant-led breakout session table discussion

13.00-14.30   Lunch & Marketplace
14.30-15.30 Aurora Borealis Regional Cooperation & Action Planning


Aurora Borealis

Global Support

International donors and organisations share the support that is available to countries for taking next action steps.


Aurora Borealis 

Close of the Conference

  • Frank Fass-Metz, Commissioner for Climate Policy and Climate Financing, BMZ
  • Norbert Gorißen, Head of Division, International Climate Finance, International Climate Initiative, BMUB



Participants meet for departure to Networking Dinner on a River Boat



Networking Dinner on a River Boat


Saturday 6 May





Launch Event of BMUB’s IKI NDC Support Cluster

Closed Meetings


Optional excursion to the surroundings of Berlin