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Implementing NDCs: Next Steps and Support Needs

Tuesday 12 April 2016, 10:00am – 11:30pm by allison.towle Hits : 7

With the successful Paris climate change negotiations behind us, attention has now turned to implementing the Paris Agreement, including countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). To further explore these topics UNDP hosted a webinar to discuss possible ways forward in preparing for implementation of developing countries’ NDCs.

In January-February 2016, UNDP conducted a survey to assess countries’ envisioned next steps and capacity building/technical assistance needs as they prepare for implementation of their NDCs. The survey received responses from 66 developing-country government officials leading NDC work. These officials represent 58 countries around the world that had previously participated in the INDC technical dialogues organized by UNDP and the UNFCCC Secretariat in 2014-2015.

The webinar presented the results of this survey and discussed NDCs in the Paris Agreement, including a reflection from the UNFCCC and a presentation by the World Resources Institute (WRI) on possible ways forward in implementing NDCs. Finally, it highlighted the thought processes and planning that has taken place in Chile as they prepare for NDC implementation (developing an NDC implementation plan, integrating into development planning, establishing national systems and institutional arrangements, etc.) and provided a space for questions and discussion from the audience.

A full recording of the webinar can be accessed HERE. Individual presentations may be accessed below.

Presenters:

NDCs in the Paris Agreement (Bernd Hackmann, UNFCCC Secretariat)

Survey on NDC Implementation Support Needs (Michael Comstock, UNDP)

Ways Forward in Implementing NDCs (Kelly Levin, WRI)

National Planning for NDC Implementation (Fernando Farias, Chile)

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Clive Hamilton ‘Requiem for a Species’ book launch at ANU


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Uploaded on Mar 31, 2010

Professor Clive Hamilton public lecture and book launch at The Australian National University on 29 March, 2010. The lecture is introduced by Professor Will Steffen, Executive Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute.

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Geoengineering: Can We Save the Planet By Messing With Nature? Clive Hamilton


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Published on Jun 6, 2013

May 2013 “Democracy Now” interview with Clive Hamilton. Yale University Press published Clive’s recent book (2013) “Earthmasters,” discussing geopolitics and a sweeping push for “climate mitigation.” Will putting a lid on a boiling pot while stoking the fire beneath continue forever?

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Clive Hamilton on climate engineering: The Return of Dr Strangelove, ANU Aug 2010


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Uploaded on Aug 4, 2010

Professor Clive Hamilton discusses the various ideas floated in the area of climate engineering in a video recorded at The Australian National University on 4 August 2010.

In Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film, Dr Strangelove was a mad scientist whose character was modelled on Dr Edward Teller, the “father of the hydrogen bomb”. In the 1990s, Teller and his colleague at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lowell Wood (a weapons researcher nicknamed “Dr Evil”), were among the first to advocate climate engineering. This scheme aimed to transform the chemical composition of the Earth’s atmosphere in order to offset global warming. Taking control of the weather sounds like science fiction, but there is now a powerful alliance of scientists and venture capitalists backing it. The public is being kept in the dark, but with severe climate disruption now inevitable, the climate engineers may well succeed in their mission.

Professor Clive Hamilton is professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University, attached to the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at The Australian National University. For many years he was the executive director of the Australia Institute, a think tank he founded. He has written a number of bestselling books including Growth Fetish, Affluenza (with Richard Denniss) and The Freedom Paradox. His latest book, Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change, was published in March by Allen & Unwin (www.clivehamilton.net.au)

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Clive Hamilton: Consumerism, Self-Creation and Prospects for a New Ecological Consciousness. ACU Nat


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Published on May 2, 2013

Clive Hamilton addresses the idea of understanding nature through looking at ourselves. This lecture, entitled “Consumerism, Self-Creation and Prospects for a New Ecological…

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Political Utopianism in the Anthropocene. Clive Hamilton


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Published on May 2, 2013

Author Clive Hamilton addresses the Thinking For Yourself Conference on humanity’s failure to comprehend the extent of its impact on the environment. Presented by La Trobe University, March 2013

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Clive Hamilton Talks about the Geoengineering Issue


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Published on Jan 15, 2014

Clive Hamilton, PhD is is Vice-Chancellor’s Chair and Professor of Public Ethics at the Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), Charles Sturt University in Australia. He was the Founder and for 14 years the Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Australia’s leading progressive think tank, which is a joint center of Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Hamilton has held a number of visiting academic positions, including the University of Cambridge, Yale University and the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and in June 2009 was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to public debate and public policy. In 2012 he was appointed by the Federal Government to the Climate Change Authority. Clive Hamilton is the author of a number of best-selling books, the most recent of which is Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering (2013).

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Have we been conned? Flannery, Garnaut, Hamilton, McKibben


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Published on May 2, 2013

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3At this Sydney Writers’ Festival event highlight, ‘Have we been conned on climate change? An emergency Town Hall meeting’, four leading…

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Growth fetishism and the climate crisis. Clive Hamilton


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Published on May 2, 2013

Part 1 | Part 2 Professor Clive Hamilton explores the balances being struck between environmental protection and economic growth in the context of the current advice from climate..

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Clive Hamilton: Geo-Engineering/New Skies


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Published on Dec 2, 2014

Clive Hamilton was one of 45 leading scholars, authors and activists who convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, on October 25-26, 2014, for the public presentation: “Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth.” Speakers discussed the profound impacts—environmental, economic and social—of runaway technological expansionism and cyber immersion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all problems. For more info, see http://ifg.org/techno-utopia/program/ .

Clive Hamilton is an Australian public intellectual and writer. He is the author of a number of best-selling books, including Growth Fetish, Affluenza, Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change and, most recently, Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering. He is currently writing a book on the history of protest in Australia.

Clive was the founder, and for 14 years the executive director of the Australia Institute, the nation’s leading progressive think tank. He is currently Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra. He has held various visiting academic positions, including at Yale University, Sciences Po and the University of Oxford.

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