COP28 event | Reimagining NDCs: Unlocking the potential of sustainable lifestyles

COP28| Europe in transition| Global transition

CAN Europe, in the framework of the CAMPAIGNers project, is organising a COP28 online side event ‘Reimagining NDCs: unlocking the potential of sustainable lifestyles’ on 6 December 13:00-14:30 CET (16:00-17:30 GST)!

COP28 represents a crucial moment in the global fight against climate change. While the Paris Agreement lays out the foundations for climate action, the role of governments, individuals, communities, and businesses in achieving our climate goals cannot be underestimated. Behavioural and lifestyle change are pivotal in driving sustainable practices and enhancing the effectiveness of national climate plans but remain largely ignored so far.

This event builds upon the experience from the Horizon2020 “CAMPAIGNers” research project and seeks to advance discussion on integrating lifestyle change into UNFCCC and its implementing measures.

Agenda
13:00-13:05 CET (16:00-16:05 GST)
Welcome & introduction
13:05-13:20 CET (16:05-16:20 GST)
Summary of findings and recommendations from the CAMPAIGNers project | Doreen Fedrigo, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe & Laura Cavalli, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
13:20-13:35 CET (16:20-16:35 GST)
Discussants’ reactions
13:35-14:25 CET (16:35-17:25 GST)
Panel discussion, with Q&A from the audience, moderated by Vanessa Timmer, OneEarth Living (Canada) | Speakers: Chiara Martinelli, Climate Action Network Europe (Belgium); Vitumbiko Chinoko, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (Kenya); Tenzin Wangmo, Climate Analytics (Bhutan);
14:25-14:30 CET (17:25-17:30 GST)
Closing

For any questions, please contact Agata Meysner at agata.meysner@caneurope.org.

The CAMPAIGNers project

This EU-funded project focuses on the role of lifestyle transformation research and sustainable lifestyles policies. Governments, scientists, companies and citizens must work together hand in hand to fight climate change through system change.

The CAMPAIGNers project aims to promote a transition to sustainable lifestyles by encouraging behavioural change amongst citizens, primarily through an interactive smartphone application. The app helps raise citizen awareness of lifestyle adaptations needed to combat climate change, and allows citizens to propose further ‘challenges’.. The findings help design an empirically-based scientific support for municipalities and national authorities to design and implement public policies that will efficiently promote sustainable lifestyles.

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