Exploring Global Climate Governance Solutions

Global Challenges Foundation invites partners and friends to our New Shape Forum in May, where we focus on exploring Climate Governance Solutions. As we need to get carbon emissions down to reach targets set in the Paris Agreement, the global community is reaching for efficient governance structures. Thus, even though we will be specific around climate governance at this meeting, we hope to explore solutions that can benefit global governance in general.

We value your knowledge and experience to this on-line meeting and would be delighted if you would join!

The New Shape Forum will consist of two meetings during 2021. The first meeting on the 19th and 20th of May is designed for GCF partners and friends and will focus on sharing insights around some key problems in climate governance and exploring viable solutions. The results from this meeting will be taken forward to form the second part of the New Shape Forum 12th - 13th October 2021.

Information and briefing material before and during the New Shape Forum will be available on this site.

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The program for the 19th and 20th May is under construction but the confirmed parts are:

Agenda

  • May 19, 14:00 Introduction and welcome

    Introduction and welcome by Jens Orback, Executive Director of the Global Challenges Foundation.

  • 14:10 What’s up?

    New and ongoing initiatives from Global Challenges Foundation’s partners and friends.

  • 14:15 Panel discussion

    Panelists

    • Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Stockholm +50 Ambassador and Senior Advisor at the Ministry of the Environment/Swedish Government Offices.
    • Nigel Topping, UK’s High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26
    • María Fernanda Espinosa, former President of the United Nations General Assembly

    Additional panelists TBC.

  • 15:00 What’s up?

    New and ongoing initiatives from Global Challenges Foundation’s partners and friends.

  • 15:10 Break

  • 15:25 Current Climate Governance Gaps

    The Global Challenges Foundation asked its partners to record which gaps they find most urgent in climate governance at present. They will be shown as a short film.

  • 15:30 Climate Governance Commission

    Introduction to and overview of the Global Challenges Foundation’s Climate Governance Commission.

    The breakout sessions are introduced by:

     

    • Jens Orback,  Executive Director Global Challenges Foundation
    • Linda Burenius, Head of Development Global Challenges Foundation
    • Maja Groff, Convenor of the the Climate Governance Commission

  • 15:45 Breakout sessions

    Breakout sessions to discuss relevant global governance to advance policy clusters such as:

    • Financial and trade governance for a transition to a fossil-free economy
    • A global just transition including adaptation
    • Accountability through strong international rule of law

    Specific policies will be introduced in each breakout session.

  • 16:45 End of Day 1

    Reporting and reflection from breakout sessions including end-of-day remarks.

  • May 20, 14:00 Introduction

    Introduction and welcome by Jens Orback, Executive Director of the Global Challenges Foundation.

  • 14:15 Weapons Governance - a lesson for Climate Governance?

    The treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons provides a variety of lessons for efforts in global governance. How can similar ideas take hold in actions on climate governance?

     

    Jens Orback, Executive Director Global Challenges Foundation, converses with Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

     

     

  • 14:30 What's up?

    New and ongoing initiatives from Global Challenges Foundation’s partners and friends.

  • 14:35 Introduction to the breakout sessions

    Introduction to the breakout sessions and the various topics by:

     

    • Jens Orback, Executive Director Global Challenges Foundation
    • Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research Global Challenges Foundation
    • Maja Groff, Convenor of the Climate Governance Commission

  • 14:40 Breakout sessions

    Breakout session to discuss the impact and implementation of relevant global governance solutions within areas such as:

    • Global institutions to safeguard the earth system
    • New and reformed governance structures to manage climate as a security risk
    • Connecting governance structures (national/regional/global) for impact
    • Legal innovations
    • Integrating climate into all decision making

    Specific governance proposals will be introduced in each breakout session.

  • 15:55 What's up?

    New and ongoing initiatives from Global Challenges Foundation’s partners and friends.

  • 16:00 Reporting from breakout sessions

    Reporting from breakout sessions and feedback from Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Stockholm +50 Ambassador and Senior Advisor at the Ministry of the Environment/Swedish Government Offices.

  • 16:50 End of Day 2

    Closing remarks by Jens Orback, Executive Director of the Global Challenges Foundation.

  • 17:00 End of Day 2