Post COP22 Forum: COP of Action

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COP22, also known as the COP of action as articulated by Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was said to pave the way and adopt practical means of implementation to the Paris Agreement. The forum will discuss the key contentious issues that arise at COP22 in regards to implementing the Agreement.

Date: 15 January 2017
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: The University of Nottingham Teaching Centre (KLTC) – Level 2, Chulan Tower, No. 3 Jalan Conlay
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Schedule

  • 1:30pm – Registration Opens
  • 2:00pm – 2:05pm – Opening Speech by MYD
  • 2:05pm – 2:20pm – Presentation by MYD
  • 2:20pm – 2:35pm – Presentation by Ms Ivy Wong Abdullah, Yayasan Hasanah
  • 2:35pm – 2:50pm – Presentation by Dr Gary Theseira, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm – Presentation by Ms Meena Raman, Third World Network
  • 3:15pm – 3:20pm – Opening Speech by Mr Nithi Nesadurai, EPSM/MCCG (moderator)
  • 3:20pm – 4:00pm – Panel Discussion with:
    • Dr. Gary Theseira (NRE)
    • Ms Meena Raman (TWN)
    • Ms Ivy Wong (Yayasan Hasanah)
  • 4:00pm – 4:15pm – Q&A
  • 4:15pm – Token of appreciation and group photo

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Panelists include:

  • Dr Gary Theseira, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment – Deputy Undersecretary of Environment Management and Climate Change Division Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. He is responsible for policy analysis, development and support for environment management and climate change and sustainable development.
  • Ms Meena Raman, Third World Network – Senior Legal Advisor to the Third World Network and coordinator of its Climate Change Programme. She has written many papers and articles on environment and development issues, especially on climate change and the negotiations in the UNFCCC. She has also has taken part in numerous national and international seminars and conferences and has presented papers on a wide range of issues, including sustainable development and environmental protection, agriculture and food, climate change, globalisation and trade. The meetings include the UN Rio Plus 20 Summit (2012), the World Trade Organisation Ministerial conferences, and the UNFCCC Conference of Parties. She also served as the Active Observer to the Board of the Green Climate Fund, representing civil society organisations from developing countries.
  • Ms Ivy Wong Abdullah, Yayasan Hasanah – leads the environment pillar at Yayasan Hasanah. She develops conservation priorities and strategies, formulates partnerships, and enhances collaboration with partners to protect Malaysia’s natural capital and build environmental consciousness.
  • Mr Nithi Nesadurai, Malaysia Climate Change Group – President of the Environmental Protection Society Malaysia (EPSM). He represents EPSM in the Malaysian Climate Change Group, a coalition of NGOs involved in climate change. He attended the annual United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) on climate change from 2000-2009, and more recently in November 2016. Between 2001 and 2009 he served as Editor of ECO, the daily news bulletin of the Climate Action Network at these COPs. In 2007 Nithi delivered the presentation on ‘Climate Change and Poverty Reduction’ to Commonwealth Finance Ministers at their meeting in Guyana. In 2010, Nithi conducted the 10-year review of the Malaysian Government’s performance on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7, entitled Ensure Environmental Sustainability, as a Consultant commissioned by the United Nations.

Come along and bring friends to show support for the vital issue of tackling climate change!

#MYD – Malaysian Youth Delegation – Malaysian youth climate movement at international United Nations climate conferences, UNFCCC, participants will be mentored and hold engagements with various climate expert bodies and dialogue with Malaysian policy makers and negotiators.

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