OECD COP27 VIRTUAL PAVILION

OECD participation in  physical events at COP27 

The OECD is actively participating in a number of physical events during COP27 in Sharm-El-Sheikh. Find out more on a variety of topics from our expert speakers below... 
All times are in local Egyptian time (EET). 

Monday 7 November

Latin America 

Launch of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2022: Towards a green and just transition 

The Latin American Economic Outlook 2022 (LEO) illustrates the ambitious agenda Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) faces to make the green transition an opportunity to achieve a more just and sustainable development model. The launch of the LEO 2022 will provide key policy messages and recommendations for the governments of the region as well as to inspire the debate among experts. 
Time: 15:30 - 16:30 EET 
Location: EUROCLIMA+ Pavilion
OECD speakers: Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General
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Measuring & monitoring 

High-level launch of the IPAC Climate Action Monitor

Alongside the French Minister for the Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Norwegian Minister for Climate and Environment Espen Barth Eide, Environment Undersecretary of Chile Maximiliano Proaño Ugalde and the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Johan Rockström, OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann presents the OECD’s International Programme for Action on Climate (IPAC), with latest analysis on countries’ progress towards the transition to net zero.
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 EET 
Location: French Pavilion 
OECD speakers: Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, Jo Tyndall, Director, Environment Directorate

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Tuesday 8 November

Finance; water

Financing climate resilience through investments in water

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 EET
Location: Water Pavilion
OECD speakers: Jo Tyndall, Director, Environment Directorate

Reaching net zero 

How can sustainable and transition finance support the journey to net zero in Asia?

In order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, efforts to tackle climate change are underway throughout the world. Asia is a key region when it comes to achieving net zero globally. Asia accounts for half of the world’s GHG emissions, and approximately 85% of the energy consumption there is from fossil fuels, which is projected to double in 2030. Therefore, it is salient, especially in Asia, to develop transition finance approaches and practices.  
Time: 17:00 - 18:30 EET
Location: Japan Pavilion
OECD speakers: Jo Tyndall, Director, Environment Directorate
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Wednesday 9 November

Finance

Climate Investments for emerging and developing markets

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 EET 
Location: Nordic Pavilion
OECD speakers: Jo Tyndall, Director, Environment Directorate

Finance

Climate Finance and the USD 100 billion goal: Lessons learned to date and future scenarios

This panel will discuss progress by developed countries on their goal to provide and mobilise USD 100 billion in climate finance for developing countries as set out under the Delivery Plan agreed in 2021. Speakers include COP26 President Alok Sharma, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault and Germany’s State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action Jennifer Morgan. OECD experts, including the Organisation’s Environment Director Jo Tyndall, will provide context with a technical presentation on 2020 climate finance figures and the forward-looking scenarios (published in 2021) prepared by the OECD to support donor countries with their Plan.
Time: 12:30 - 14:00 EET 
Location: Canada Pavilion 
OECD speakers: Jo Tyndall, Director, Environment Directorate

Finance, Resilience & adaptation

Investing for community resilience in an age of climate mobility

Time: 15:00 - 16:00 EET
Location: Africa Climate Mobility Pavilion
OECD speakers: Brilé Anderson, Policy Research and Advice, OECD Sahel and West Africa Club

Green Gross Domestic Product

Time: 16:00 - 17:00 EET 
Location: Hall B, Green Zone
OECD speakers: Paul Schreyer, Chief Statistician and Director, Statistics and Data Directorate

Global Co-operation

Multilateral collaboration to drive clean energy ambition 

Time: 16:30 - 17:15 EET
Location: Canada Pavilion
OECD speakers: Jo Tyndall, Director, Environment Directorate

Finance; Developing countries 

Financing of technologies to enable LIFE Movement in developing countries

Time: 17:00 - 18:30 EET 
Location: India Pavilion
OECD speakers: Michael Mullan, Economist, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate

Resilience & adaptation

Adaptation in the global stocktake of the Paris Agreement

Time: 17:30 - 18:30 EET
Location: Korea Pavilion
OECD speakers: Jane Ellis, Principal Administrator, and Sirini Jeudy-Hugo, Policy Analyst, Climate Change Expert Group & Research Collaborative, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate

Finance

From billions to trillions – to impact? Lessons for the international development community on climate finance

This panel event with speakers from Germany’s Institute for Development Evaluation (Deval), the Belgian and Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will examine how climate finance is translating into real impacts for people and the planet with evaluations of climate finance flows and a discussion on political prioritisation of financing and questions around relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency.
Time: 17:30 - 19:00 EET 
Location: EIB Benelux Pavilion
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Thursday 10 November

Resilience & adaptation

Facing increasing droughts: how can insurers help build resilience through prevention and protection?

Time: 9:30 - 11:00 EET 
Location: Egypt Pavilion
OECD speakers: Jo Tyndall, Director, Environment Directorate

Reaching net zero 

The role of nuclear energy in the hydrogen economy

Time: 13:30 - 14:30 EET
Location: IAEA Atoms @ Climate Pavilion
OECD speakers: Michel Berthelemy, Nuclear Energy Analyst, Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, Nuclear Energy Agency

Friday 11 November

Reaching net zero 

The role of advanced nuclear technologies for hard-to-abate sectors

Time: 13:30 - 14:30 EET
Location: IAEA Atoms @ Climate Pavilion
OECD speakers: Diane Cameron, Head of Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, Nuclear Energy Agency

Carbon pricing

Carbon pricing and trade: What future?

Time: 13:30 - 14:30 EET
Location: We Mean Business Pavilion
OECD speakers: Marion Jansen, Director, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

Agriculture

Soils as an asset

Time: 16:00 - 17:00 EET
Location: Food Systems Pavilion
OECD speakers: Marion Jansen, Director, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

Saturday 12 November

Agriculture

Future of farming: The role of innovations and innovation enabling policies to climate-proof farming systems

Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Location: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Pavilion
OECD speakers: Marion Jansen, Director, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

Sunday 13 November

Finance; Developing countries

New finance in developing countries and emerging markets for net-zero alignment

Time: 13:30 - 14:30 EET
Location: World Climate Summit, Park Regency
OECD speakers: Walid Oueslati, Acting Head of Division, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate

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Monday 14 November

Measuring & monitoring; Resilience & adaptation

Measuring progress in implementing national adaptation policies

Time: 9:30 - 11:00 
Location: Korea Pavilion
OECD speakers: Walid Oueslati, Acting Head of Division, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate

Africa

Putting local authorities at the heart of adapting and solving water problems in African cities

Time: 11:15 - 12:15
Location: SDGs Pavilion
OECD speakers: Barbara Pompili, Chair, OECD Water Governance Initiative

Water

From the World Water Forum in Dakar to COP27: Next steps towards implementation

Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Location: UCLG-Africa Pavilion
OECD speakers: Barbara Pompili, Chair, OECD Water Governance Initiative

Finance; Resilience & adaptation

Scaling-up effective investments in climate adaptation and resilience

Time: 13:15 - 14:45
Location: Amon Room, Blue Zone
OECD speakers: Walid Oueslati, Acting Head of Division, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate

Gender & climate

Placing gender equality at the heart of green jobs: Transforming the world of work

Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Location: Nordic Pavilion 
OECD speakers: Tadashi Matsumoto, Head of Unit, Sustainable Development and Global Relations, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Gender & climate

COVID-19 and climate change: Women at the centre of planning and response

Time: 15:00 - 16:00 
Location: Room P-14
OECD speakers: Walid Oueslati, Acting Head of Division, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate

Tuesday 15 November

Climate risks, water and biodiversity

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 EET 
Location: Osiris Room 
OECD speakers: Oriana Romano, Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Reaching net zero

SMR – Powering a net-zero future

Time: 10:45 - 11:30 EET
Location: UK Pavilion
OECD speakers: Diane Cameron, Head of Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, Nuclear Energy Agency

Reaching net zero 

Launch of the Equitable Framework and Finance for Extractive-based Countries in Transition (EFFECT)

For the world to reach net zero, fossil fuel producing countries need to play their part. But they need support. Our new EFFECT toolbox for policy makers provides guidance and policy options to help countries achieve low-carbon development in ways that are realistic, just and sustainable. Join ministers and experts from both producer and importer governments as we discuss: 
• How the EFFECT toolbox can be implemented at the country and regional level. 
 • How sharing responsibility between economies can drive systemic change and decarbonisation, while accounting for development priorities of developing economies.
This event is being held by the OECD Development Centre and Natural Resources Canada.
Time: 11:30 - 12:30 EET
Location: Canada Pavilion
OECD speakers: Ragnheidur Elin Arnadottir, Director, Development Centre

Water

High-level panel: Exploring groundwater-based solutions for water security in a changing climate

Time: 11:30 - 13:00 EET
Location: Osiris Room
OECD speakers: Barbara Pompili, Chair, OECD Water Governance Initiative

Just transition; Transport

Just transition to sustainable mobility

Time: 11:30 - 13:00 EET 
Location: Amon Room 
OECD speakers: Jari Kauppila, Head of Quantitative Policy Analysis & Foresight, International Transport Forum; Elisabeth Windisch, Deputy Head of Quantitative Policy Analysis & Foresight & Team Lead, International Transport Forum

Reaching net zero 

Nuclear energy and low-carbon hydrogen in future energy systems with a high proportion of renewables

Time: 14:00 - 15:30 EET
Location: France Pavilion
OECD speakers: Diane Cameron, Head of Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, Nuclear Energy Agency Michel Berthelemy, Nuclear Energy Analyst, Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, Nuclear Energy Agency

Reaching net zero

Ambition and implementation: 2030 NDC and beyond to keep 1.5C alive

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 EET 
 Location: Korea Pavilion 
 OECD speakers: Walid Oueslati, Acting Head of Division, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate

Reaching net zero

Delivering on transport decarbonization: companies, cities, regions and countries working together 

Time: 14:30 - 18:00 EET 
Location: We Mean Business Pavilion
OECD speakers: Elisabeth Windisch, Deputy Head of Quantitative Policy Analysis & Foresight & Team Lead, International Transport Forum

Resilience & adaptation

Making effective progress on adaptation from project to national and global levels 

Measuring progress on adaptation is key to understand how actions can effectively strengthen climate resilience. OECD Special Advisor for COP27 Michael Mullan and other speakers at this side event by the OECD, the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) and the Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI), will share lessons from evaluations of international donors’ interventions, from national measurement frameworks and from global reviews, relevant for the Global Stocktake.
Time: 18:30 - 20:00 EET
Location: Amon Room
OECD speakers: Michael Mullan, OECD Special Advisor for COP27 
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Resilience & adaptation

High-level ministerial side event: Towards global action for drought resilience  

Time: 18:30 - 20:00 EET
Location: Osiris Room
OECD speakers: Walid Oueslati, Acting Head of Division, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate

Wednesday 16 November

Resilience & adaptation

Biodiversity conservation and the climate crisis: challenges and adaptive solutions 

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 EET 
Location: Israel Pavilion 
OECD speakers: Walid Oueslati, Acting Head of Division, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate

Reaching net zero; Africa

Nature-based solutions as a lever for implementing and accelerating NDCs in Africa

Time: 10:00  - 11:30 EET 
Location: UCLG-Africa Pavilion
OECD speakers: Oriana Romano, Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Transport

Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA): Breakthrough lab event on transport

Time: 17:00 - 18:30 EET
Location: Lotus Room
OECD speakers: Jari Kauppila, Head of Quantitative Policy Analysis & Foresight, International Transport Forum

Reaching net zero 

Nuclear energy: A promising pathway to zero-carbon hydrogen at scale

Time: 11:30 - 12:30 EET 
Location: Clean Air Task Force Pavilion 
OECD speakers: Diane Cameron, Head of Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, Nuclear Energy Agency

Cities & regions

The contribution of urban regeneration to climate neutrality in cities

Time: 11:30 - 13:00 EET 
Location: Room 3 
OECD speakers: Tadashi Matsumoto, Head of Sustainable Development and Global Relations Unit, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities; Walid Oueslati, Acting Head of Division, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate

Transport

Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA): transport action event

Time: 12:30 - 14:30 EET 
Location: Ibis Room, Green Zone
OECD speakers: Elisabeth Windisch, Deputy Head of Quantitative Policy Analysis & Foresight & Team Lead, International Transport Forum

Reaching net zero 

Is development possible without fossil fuels?

Time: 13:15 - 14:45 EET
Location: Thutmose, Blue Zone
OECD speakers: Diane Cameron, Head of Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, Nuclear Energy Agency

Cities & regions

Localizing NDCs to unlock more ambitious climate solutions in cities

Time: 15:00 – 16:00 EET 
Location: ONE-UN Pavilion
OECD speakers: Tadashi Matsumoto, Head of Unit, Sustainable Development and Global Relations, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Thursday 17 November

Resilience & adaptation

Adapting to a changing climate: The role of climate risk mapping applications across governance

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 EET 
Location: Israel Pavilion 
OECD speakers: Walid Oueslati, Acting Head of Division, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate

Global Co-operation

Quad workshop on subnational climate action

Time: 13:00 - 14:30 EET
Location: Japan Pavilion 
OECD speakers: Tadashi Matsumoto, Head of Sustainable Development and Global Relations Unit, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Cities & regions

Leading actions towards zero-carbon cities

Time: 14:50 - 15:50 EET
Location: Japan Pavilion
OECD speakers: Walid Oueslati, Acting Head of Division, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, Environment Directorate; Tadashi Matsumoto, Head of Sustainable Development and Global Relations Unit, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Transport

Glasgow Breakthrough on Road Transport

Time: 18:00 - 19:30 EET 
Location: UK Pavilion 
OECD speakers: Elisabeth Windisch, Deputy Head of Quantitative Policy Analysis & Foresight & Team Lead, International Transport Forum

See also: IEA at COP27