Side Event

Pathways towards Enhanced Capacity to Implement the Paris Agreement — Regional Leaders Dialogue

DUBAI: This COP28 side event at Japan Pavilion will discuss strategies to increase institutional capacity and partnerships for carbon-neutrality.

- Asia/Dubai
COP28 Japan Pavilion (Blue Zone OA09G3)

On 6 December 2023, UNU-IAS will organize a side event at the Japan Pavilion of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP28). The event will highlight the urgent need to develop institutional capacity to implement various requirements under the Paris Agreement, such as the enhanced transparency framework, nationally determined contributions, national adaptation planning process, global stocktake and credit market mechanism.

The session will convene leading experts and youth to discuss the current status and challenges to enhancing institutional capacity. It will also explore innovative solutions and the role of partnerships in realizing carbon-neutral and climate-resilient development across the globe, including the UNU-IAS Postgraduate Degree Specialization on the Paris Agreement launched in September 2023.


This in-person event will take place at the COP28 Japan Pavilion (Blue Zone OA09G3) and will be open to all participants of COP28 with access to the Blue Zone. 

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This event will be held in English.


14:45–14:50 Opening Remarks

14:50–14:55 Overview of the UNU Postgraduate Degree Specialization on the Paris Agreement

14:55–15:55 Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Akio Takemoto (Head of Programme and Administration, UNU-IAS)
  • Huy Luong Quang (Head, Division of GHG Emission Reduction and Ozone Layer Protection, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam)

  • Takahiro Morita (Director General, Global Environment Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency)
  • Philip Osano (Centre Director, Stockholm Environment Institute and Chair, UNU-IAS Board)
  • Kitzia Irina Oribe Aguilar (Student, UNU-IAS)

15:55–16:00 Closing Remarks

  • Yutaka Matsuzawa (Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment of Japan)