Exploring Global Climate Governance Solutions

The 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 about 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.

By invitation only.

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 the Global Challenges Foundation’s partners and friends.

     

    • Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director of the United Nations Association – UK

  • 14:15 Panel discussion - advice to the participants

    Panelists

     

     

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

  • 15:05 What’s up?

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

     

    • Richard Ponzio, Director, Global Governance, Justice & Security Program The Stimson Center

  • 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. The replies 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:

    • 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
      Introductions by Joachim Monkelbaan, Adjunct Professor at the International University in Geneva and Angela Churie Kallhauge, Senior Climate Change Specialist at the World bank and CEO of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition Secretariat
    • A global just transition including adaptation
      Introductions by Arunabha Ghosh, Founder-CEO Council on Energy, Environment and Water CEEW and Augusto Lopez Claros, Executive Executive Director of the Global Governance Forum
    • Accountability through strong international rule of law
      Introduction by Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Associate Professor in Public Administration and Policy Group at Wageningen University

  • 16:45 Reflections on Day 1

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

  • 17:00 End of Day 1

  • May 20, 14:00 Introduction

    Introduction and welcome by Mats Andersson, Vice Chairman 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 the Global Challenges Foundation’s partners and friends.

     

    • Aishwarya Machan, UN Foundation Next Generation Fellow

  • 14:35 Introduction to the breakout sessions

    Introduction to the breakout sessions and the various topics by:

     

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

  • 14:45 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
      Introduction by Arthur Dahl, President of the International Environment Forum
    • Connecting governance structures (national/regional/global) for impact
      Introduction by Karin Bäckstrand, Professor in Environmental Social Science at Stockholm University and member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council
    • Legal innovations
      Introduction by Stephen Hockman, QC, Specialist in Regulatory Law and Paulo Magalhães, Researcher at the Centre for Legal and Economic Research, University of Porto and President of the Common Home of Humanity
    • Governance structures to manage climate as a security risk
      Introduction by Georgios Kostakos, Executive Director of FOGGS – Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability

  • 15:45 Break

  • 15:55 What's up?

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

     

    • Augusto Lopez Claros, Executive Executive Director of the Global Governance Forum

  • 16:00 Reporting from breakout sessions

    • Reporting from the breakout sessions with feedback from Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Stockholm +50 Ambassador and Senior Advisor at the Ministry of the Environment/Swedish Government Offices.
    • Conclusions “where do we go from here” by Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research, Global Challenges Foundation.

  • 16:50 Closing remarks Day 2

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

  • 17:00 End of Day 2