Milan 2021 Youth Climate Action Celebration #DigitalArt4Climate #GloCha #All4Climate

Date: 28 September 2021 – 3 – 5 PM CEST

Venue: MEET Digital Culture Center Milan & virtual participation through various platforms including Youtube, Facebook and UN WebTV

Organizer:

In cooperation with

Aims

Background:

COP26, ACE, ACE_AT, IAAI & ECOS:  https://unfccc.int/news/action-for-climate-empowerment-new-drive-for-society-wide-climate-action

Why Milan?: Italian COP26 co-presidency Pre-COP youth event in Milan and All4Climate campaign context

DigitalArt4Climate: resource mobilization innovation for ACE, spin-off initiative of ACE_AT project – rooted also in the Digital Innovation Community in the context of the UNFCCC process – and DA4C beneficiaries.

With the event we are building a new narrative of hope and collaboration in light of the climate crisis. The event title provides a thematic framework: The Storm, the Haven and the Angel (themes that are also guiding the DigitalArt4Climate art competition). The Storm: uncertainties and fears in a rapidly changing world. The Haven: people/communities joining hands towards mastering the climate crisis and The Angel: the individual global citizen as the centre of a value and cultural shift towards empathy, solidarity, who creates with his/her individual climate action legacy (documented/certified with digital badges) the foundation for a good life for all.

Draft Agenda:

  • Welcome & links to Pre-COP Youth Event
  • Climate Action Panel and Presentation of Youth Climate Action Empowerment Solutions
  • Presentation of the #DigitalArt4Climate (DA4C) initiative
  • Creative Industries for Climate Panel I – Visual art & fashion
  • Hands-on Session – DA4C Milan 2021 event badge/NFT airdrop
  • Creative Industries for Climate Panel  2 – Music & Outlook on DigitalArt4Climate Music NFTs plans & invitation to donate/invest in DA4C/ACE

Link to latest version of the detailed draft agenda and run of show: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cbTi1UhSa-Ua_hIH8kgeOZWMObPrqhwL/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101929178719990517253&rtpof=true&sd=true

About the Action for Climate Empowerment Innovation Project ACE_AT:

Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) is a term adopted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to denote work under Article 6 of the Convention (1992) and Article 12 of the Paris Agreement (2015). The over-arching goal of ACE is to empower all members of society to engage in climate action, through education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international cooperation on these issues. (source: https://unfccc.int/topics/education-youth/the-big-picture/what-is-action-for-climate-empowerment)

The Project ACE_AT is a collaborative global effort towards strengthening Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) within and beyond the UNFCCC process. The goal is to empower all members of society to engage in Climate Action and to change the perception on ACE.

The main task of the non-party stakeholder partners of ACE_AT IAAI & ECOS is to develop the plan for a self-sustaining ACE non-Party stakeholders support structure/office (potentially in the institutional setting of a quasi-international Organization as offered by Austrian legal system: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/european-foreign-policy/international-organisations-in-austria/ngos-and-quasi-international-organizations/) with a corresponding business plan, resource mobilization innovation and digital tools and a digital global ACE platform (more information: https://action4climate.support/2021/03/29/ace_at-rethinking-and-reorganizing-action-for-climate-empowerment-ace/)

About DigitalArt4Climate:
DigitalArt4Climate is a multi-stakeholder partnership initiative which uses blockchain technology to turn art into digital assets or NFTs, which can be collected and traded, thus opening up a socio-technological innovation space which helps to unlock extraordinary potential for resource mobilization and climate empowerment, which is being used to enable realization of youth focused ACE programs of IAAI GloCha and UN Habitat.  https://digitalart4climate.space/

References (related events and initiatives organized by IAAI GloCha in the past):

Contact:         

Miroslav Polzer, polzer@glocha.info, https://digitalart4climate.space/

DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition Launch & IYD Commemoration 12 August 4-6 PM CEST

Thursday August 12th  2021  4-6 PM CEST

Live & On-demand on UN WebTV webtv.un.org/   www.youtube.com/user/iaaiglocha   www.facebook.com/unhabitatyouth

In commemoration of the International Youth Day (IYD) 2021, the DigitalAr4Climate initiative celebrates and mainstreams meaningful and rewarding youth engagement in sustainable development goals implementation and launches its art competition as an innovative mechanism to engage the creative community and to mobilize resources for youth climate action empowerment in the run-up to the 2021 UN Climate Conference COP26.

Agenda:

Welcome by the Moderators:

  • Timothy Damon, Global Youth Development Institute, YOUNGO (UNFCCC Youth Constituency) ACE Working Group & ECOS (Climate Education, Communication and Outreach Stakeholders Community)
  • Quratulain Tejani, IAAI youth delegate to the UN HQ in NY, co-founder Generation Next Youth network

Part 1 –   Action for Climate Empowerment flagship initiatives & Youth Climate Action Empowerment Needs

  • Miroslav Polzer IAAI GloCha – Systemic Solutions for Youth Climate Action Empowerment (ACE_AT, IAAI COP26 pavilion, DigitalArt4Climate, DigitalArt4Climate/ACE marketplace, ACE Youth Fund)
  • Doug Ragan, UN Habitat Youth Programme & The World Environment Situation Room Youth Engagement Programme
  • Emmanuel Tachie-Obeng, Deputy Director Climate Change EPA Ghana & UNFCCC ACE National Focal Point in Ghana –  Action for Climate Empowerment Innovation for and with youth in Ghana/Africa

Part 2 – DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition Launch by UN Habitat Youth Programme, IAAI GloCha and the Consortium Partners

Launch of the DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition: Themes, terms, conditions and submission process (visit https://digitalart4climate.space/ for more info)

Questions and Answers Session and Closing

International Youth Day is celebrated annually on 12 August to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society.

International Youth Day (IYD) gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement. Text Box: https://www.un.org/en/observances/youth-day

DigitalArt4Climate is a multi-stakeholder partnership initiative which uses blockchain technology to turn art into digital assets or NFTs, which can be collected and traded, thus opening up a socio-technological innovation space which helps to unlock extraordinary potential for resource mobilization and climate empowerment. www.digitalart4climate.space/ – explanatory video: www. youtu.be/UObkHpLTjDk 

UN Habitat, IAAI and GloCha  Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) flagship initiatives: – Action for Climate Empowerment Innovation project ACE_AT www.action4climate.support/https://unfccc.int/news/action-for-climate-empowerment-new-drive-for-society-wide-climate-action
– ACE & Digital Innovation pavilion at the UN Climate Change conference COP26 in November 2021 in Glasgow,
– the World Environment Situation Room youth engagement programme www.wesr.unep.org/citizen  

Contact:          polzer@glocha.info, +43 664 4203648, www.linkedin.com/in/miropolzer/  https://digitalart4climate.space/

DigitalArt4Climate Designathon

DigitalArt4Climate is a multi-stakeholder partnership initiative which uses blockchain technology (non-fungible tokens/NFTs) to turn artwork into digital assets, which can be collected and traded, thus opening up a socio- technological innovation space which helps to unlock unprecedented potentials for resource mobilization in support of Sustainable Development Goals/ UN Agenda2030 implementation in general and Action for Climate Empowermentin particular.

Why a Designathon?

In order to design the initiative’s front-end solutions in a time efficient and attractive manner, the DigitalArt4Climate consortium decided to invite the „crowd“ of designers, software and game developers to help design – under the guidance of the DigitalArt4Climate Lead Technology Partner Unique Network NFT Platform, which provides the blockchain based back-end of the DigitalArt4Climate digital collectibles/NFTs solution and the Lead Creative Community partner of the DigitalArt4Climate initiative, Exquisite Workers – the user experience (UX)/user interface (UI) of the DigitalArt4Climate platform and app as well as easy to use software solutions for participating artists, collectors, the climate action community and the general public.

What: Crowdsourcing of design and software solutions for a digital collectibles /NFTs platform and app in the context of the all of society climate action empowerment initiative #DigitalArt4Climate, which is using blockchain technology based digital collectibles (non-fungible tokens/NFTs), to document, tokenize, trade and gamify contributions to local and global climate action empowerment in the context and in support of the Action for Climate Empowerment program of the United Nations  (links to further information: https://www.glocha.org/digitalart4climate/ & Video on demand of the first presentation of the initiative 4th of June 2021 in the context of the World Environment Day 2021: https://youtu.be/SsgTJqfeByI?t=3262)

Aims of the Designathon:   

(1) Finding UX/UI (User experience/User interface) design solutions (the “look and feel”) for (a) a digital art collectibles/NFTs platform and app for artists, collectors, the public and (b) a #DigitalArt4Climate marketplace for digital art collectibles/NFTs trading, which is envisaged as some kind of foundation for a future Action for Climate Empowerment resource mobilization marketplace on which different types of contributions to local and global climate action empowerment (art, ideas, funding, volunteering, etc.) as well as verified climate action outcomes/impact will be presented and traded as unique digital collectibles/NFTs, thus enabling new forms of innovative climate related social entrepreneurship   

(2) Development of Front-end software solutions for the DigitalArt4Climate initiative, built on the backend of the technical ecosystem of the Unique network NFT platform for the Polkadot and Kusama proof-of-stake blockchain ecosystem (Tech details: https://unique-network.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

(3) forming a community of design and software solutions providers, who will work with the #DigitalArt4Climate consortium on implementation of the identified solutions and designs 

Who(Organizer)The designathon is being organized by the Austria based UN accredited civil society organization International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI GloCha in partnership with the UN Habitat Youth Programme (=Lead UN Partner of the initiative), Unique Network NFT Platform (Tech Partner), Exquisite Workers (Creative Community Partner), Hubzine Italy, Palette69/Boolien (UX/UI Design partner) and Social Alpha Foundation.
Who(Participants)UX UI designer, web designer, digital market place designersindividuals and teams

Website/Landing Page: https://www.glocha.org/digitalart4climate-designathon/

Awards   

  • monetary: 500 € for the best design solutions and 500 € for the best software solution
  • non-monetary: (1) participation in DigitalArt4Climate hackathon award ceremony on 12th of August (=launch of the DigitalArt4Climate Call for Art) and potentially also in future DigitalArt4Climate edutainment shows and (2) opportunity to work with DigitalArt4Climate consortium (especially Unique Network tech team on the implementation of the winning solutions and potential employment opportunities)

Registration:   https://forms.gle/HXceHwhJXpdca9gx5

Designathon Communication: Discord (link will be shared upon completed registration)

    EVALUATION CRITERIA 

  • Sustainability
  • Scalability
  • Technical Applicability
  • Implementability
  • Accessibility

Contact:

office@digitalart4climate.space

DigitalArt4Climate Virtual Exhibit in the Context of the UN High Level Political Forum 2021

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2021#exhibit

DigitalArt4Climate elements and timeline:

  • World Environment Day 2021 webinar (pre-launch of the initiative), 4th of June 2021 (please find detailed event information as well as a link to the video on demand on UN WebTV in this article below)
  • virtual exhibit (content: presentation of the aims, partners and activities of the initiative) in the context of the UN High Level Political Forum 2021, 6 – 18th of July (see virtual exhibit above, from 6th of July onwards)
  • virtual hackathon, 14 – 28 July, GOAL 1: Design the #digitalart4climate user Interface, bridge among unique network NFT platform backend and user devices ; GOAL 2: Design of an digitalart4climate gallery and market place (more info: www.glocha.org/digitalart4climate-hackathon)
  • launch of the DigitalArt4Climate contest and Call for contributions (to the competition/contest), 12th of August 2021 (International Youth day)
  • accompanying activity (timing to be determined): resource mobilization (auction of high profile art of digital artists (example of successful digital art for climate fundraising: CarbonDrop) or/and crowdfunding
    • for DigitalArt4Climate presence at COP26 (exhibit at ACE COP26 pavilion, see attachment, COP26 press conference, .. ) and
    • for DigitalArt4Climate / ACE marketplace development
  • 30 September – DigitalArt4Climate exhibit and edutainment show in Milan/Italy in the context of the Pre-COP Youth event of the Italian co-presidency of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26
  • 31st October – 12 November – DigitalArt4Climate exhibit and edutainment show at the IAAI Action for Climate Empowerment Innovation Space (pavilion) at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow

DigitalArt4Climate Partners:

InstitutionRole in DigitalArt4Climate
–   IAAI – International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges, Klagenfurt  (Austria)
–   GloCha Global Challenges Foundation New York (501c3 public charity in the US)
–   GloCha Tech GesmbH, public benefit limited liability corporation, Klagenfurt
Co-ordinator:
 IAAI is the organizer of DigitalArt4Climate initiative, GloCha Fdt NY and GloCha Tech GesmbH will be used as institutional vehicles where tax deductability in the US and/or limited liability company structures will be needed
Unique Network NFT platform https://unique.network/Lead Tech partner :
–   NFTs minting –   Smart contracts –   Gallery https://whitelabel.market/#/all-tokens –   Marketplace https://whitelabel.market/#/market –  online payments –   support in marketing and general communication (Discord channel) –   support in hackathon organization –  organization of events
Hubzine Italy
(Domenico Vito)
Co-ordinator hackathon 14-21 July
Lead local partner for activities in the context of the Pre-COP in Milan (end of September)
UN Habitat Youth programme https://www.unhabitatyouth.org/ https://wesr.unep.orgDigitalArt4Climate Lead UN Partner –   Outreach –   Events in UN context –   Local events with city partners –   Resource mobilization beneficiary (World Environment Situation Room youth engagement programme)
Excuisite Workers https://exquisiteworkers.com/Lead Creative Community partner – creative director of the DigitalArt4Climate initiative
Social Alpha Foundation https://www.socialalphafoundation.org/Philanthropy Partner




DigitalArt4Climate Marketplace Vision:

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#DigitalArt4Climate World Environment Day 2021 Webinar, Friday 4th of June 2021 3-5 PM CEST

#DigitalArt4ClimateHarnessing the Power of Culture and Technology for Action for Climate Empowerment

Webinar in the context of the World Environment Day 2021, the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, 2021 and the #All4Climate Event Series of the Italian Co-Presidency of the UN Climate Conference COP26

When: 4 th of June 2021 ● 3.00 – 5.00 PM CEST / 9.00 – 11.00 AM EDT

Where: Milan / Italy & Streamyard, https://www.youtube.com/user/iaaiglocha, fb

and live web-broadcast on UN WebTV http://webtv.un.org/

Organizer:

  • International Association for the Advancement of innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI www.glocha.info
  • GloCha Global Challenges Foundation New York www.glocha.org

In cooperation with

The Challenge:

Paris Agreement implementation – a climate safe future – requires all of society engagement in climate action.

The UNFCCC Action for Climate Empowerment programme ACE is the governance innovation space for national governments and non-party stakeholders to find pathways towards all of society climate action empowerment. A key issue is lack of resources (reference: UNFCCC Future of ACE Options document)

The #DigitalArt4Climate / #DigitalCollectibles4Climate initiative recognises the value of artistic expressions (ideas/text, images, videos, music, …) as enabling resources for climate action. By means of transforming conventional art with the help of technology (enabled by blockchain technology) into digital assets (digital collectibles, non-fungible tokens NFTs) the potentials of art for climate action empowerment can be significantly increased. IAAI, as an associated partner of the Action for Climate Empowerment innovation project ACE_AT and as coordinator of the GloCha Global Challenges Action Empowerment consortium and its partners are planning to establish a mechanism/marketplace for climate related digital art through which auctions and other forms of value exchanges can be organised in order for ACE stakeholders, on all levels of society, to be equipped with the needed financial resources for their work and rewarded for well documented climate action and impact (=ACE marketplace, which has been called for by several stakeholders in the UNFCCC Future of ACE consultations, see above listed UNFCCC reference document).

During the DigitalArt4Climate webinar there will be launched a “Call for visual art for climate action empowerment” as an experiment on systemic Action for Climate Empowerment innovation with the transformative power of art and technology.

Tentative Agenda:

Moderation: Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr, Cointelegraph

Welcome

Thematic introductions

#DigitalArt4Climate Call Launch

  • Miroslav Polzer – DigitalArt4Climate roadmap: GloCha Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) digital art gallery, DigitalArt4Climate/ACE marketplace, ACE edutainment and digital art auction shows & Call to action for artists and young software developers/game designers
  • Irina Karagyaur, Unique Network NFT Platform  – Information about creation of low-carbon-footprint digital assets/digital collectibles/NFTs on the Kusama Proof-of-Stake blockchain
  • Domenico Vito, Climate Leader, Climate Reality EU Team Italy  – Pre-announcement of a Youth hackathon for ACE marketplace development

Future prospects

  • Emmanuel Tachie-Obeng, Ghana Environmental Protection Agency and UNFCCC ACE Focal Point for Ghana – Action for Climate Empowerment Innovation for and with Youth in Ghana/Africa
  • Subnational governments and local authorities, local communities, youth networks
  • ..

Contact:      dr. Miroslav Polzer, IAAI GloCha, www.glocha.info, polzer@glocha.info, +43 664 4203648, www.linkedin.com/in/miropolzer/  

Another #DigitalArt4Climate / #DigitalCollectibles4Climate resource mobilization for ACE
mechanism will be voluntary carbon footprint compensation cryptostamps/digital collectibles, which we are going to introduce as a tool for city and citizens level climate neutrality goals implementation (for more info see https://daringcities.org/program/with-blockchain-technology-and-digital-innovationtowards-
climate-neutral-cities-and-citizens/ & https://youtu.be/4w5twspoqFY?t=6585
).

recommended reading: Digital SDG Finance Bulletin May 2021: https://www.climatechaincoalition.io/digital-finance-2

ACE_AT & GloCha Side Event to the UN STI Forum 2021

Empowering Climate Action of Citizens/Youth and Communities with Science, Technology and Innovation

ACE_AT & GloCha Side Event to the Sixth Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

https://sdgs.un.org/tfm/STIForum2021

Date and time: Monday, 3rd of May 2021 5.00 – 8.00 PM CEST (11 AM-2 PM EDT)

Organizer:  International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI

Organizing partners:

Where?   On Streamyard platform with live webbroadcast on https://www.youtube.com/user/iaaiglocha, www.facebook.com/unhabitatyouth/ & UN WebTV http://webtv.un.org/

The ACE_AT & GloCha side event to the UN STI Forum 2021 is going to showcase systemic, knowledge-based solutions for the youth focused empowerment of climate action of citizens and communities developed by the UN ECOSOC, UN DGC and UNFCCC accredited NGO IAAI www.glocha.info and partners (see list of organizing partners).

Themes of the side event:

  • The Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) research project initiative Knowledge4ACE (= data and information management focussed applied research and multistakeholder climate action innovation system model development)
  • the Action for Climate Empowerment Innovation project ACE_AT (for more detailed information please visit  https://action4climate.support/2021/03/29/ace_at-rethinking-and-reorganizing-action-for-climate-empowerment-ace/)
  • technological and non-technological solutions for global and local Action for Climate Empowerment, developed by the Global Challenges Action Network GloCha www.glocha.org and its links to the UN Digital Cooperation Agenda
  • Partnership with UN Habitat Youth Programme on “Climate Action Empowerment as a Service”
  • Resource Mobilization for Climate Action Innovation & Mass mobilization for climate action with the power of music

Speakers:

  • Miroslav Polzer, Executive director – IAAI, Chairperson – GloCha Ftd.NY, CEO – GloCha Tech GesmbH  
  • Talieh Wögerbauer, Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action – ACE focal point, Republic of Austria, ACEAT project coord.
  • John Crowley, UNESCO Management of Social Transformation Program – Climate Action Empowerment through Knowledge
  • Doug Ragan, UN Habitat Youth Progamme – Youth Engagement in World Environment Situation Room w. UN Environment
  • Yunus Arikan, Local Governments for Sustainability ICLEI, Action for Climate Emppowerment Innovation for and with Cities
  • Tim Damon, Co-Focal ppint, Education, Communication and Outreach Stakeholders Community ECOS
  • Marie Claire Graf, Co-Focal Point, YOUNGO – Children & Youth Constituency – UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Tom Baumann, Climate Chain Coalition, Data and Digital Innovation Infrastructure for Climate Action Empowerment
  • Katherine Foster, Open Earth Foundation – (Youth) Climate Action Tracking and Reporting
  • Alexey Shadrin, Evercity.io & Climate Chain Coalition – Digital Finance for Climate Action Empowerment
  • Jim Fournier, Tru.net – The next generation of purpose driven social networking
  • Eileen Doohan, GloCha Fdt NY, ClimateHacks.org
  • Ali Mustafa, GloCha Fdt NY / Generation Next Voice of Youth
  • Hawa Diallo, UN Department for Global Communications, Chief, Civil Society Engagement Unit  
  • Tihomir Divjak and Blaž Golob, GoForesight Institute, Satellite based internet access and e-learning solutions for Africa
  • et al.

ACE_AT Webinar Earth Day 2021

In order to strengthen ACE in global climate governance and in order to celebrate the return of the United States as party to the Paris Agreement, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action in collaboration with the UN Climate Change Secretariat, ECOS, ICLEI and GloCha’s partner organization IAAI organizes on Wednesday 28th of April 2021, 3-5 PM CEST / 9-11 EDT the webinar “Stepping Up Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)” to celebrate and strengthen international collaboration towards all of society climate action in the context of the Earth Day 2021 Climate Summit convened by US President Joe Biden”.

For more information please visit: https://action4climate.support/ace_at-webinar-earthday2021/

Youth Climate Action Empowerment Innovation: The European Climate Pact and its Global Dimension (European Climate Pact Launch Satellite Event)

Presentation of social innovations, networks and digital tools for citizens’ engagement in climate neutrality goals implementation with a particular focus on youth climate action empowerment on local, European and global level in the context of the European Climate Pact, the Action for Climate Empowerment project ACEAT and the multi-stakeholder partnership GloCha.

When:              Friday 29th of January 2021, 15:00 to 17:00 h CET

Organiser:        IAAI International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges www.glocha.info

Registration: https://forms.gle/8oJBYuYrxc81u4kr7 

Where? streamyard streaming platform with live and on-demand webcast on https://www.youtube.com/user/iaaiglocha and & www.facebook.com/GloChaPartnership

Event Info

Citizens‘ engagement is a key prerequisite for successful implementation of global, regional, national and local climate neutrality goals. The European Climate Pact (which has been launched in December 2020) is a ground-breaking public sector innovation that aims to create an ecosystem and engagement opportunities for citizens and other non-state actors to make individual climate action pledges and thus to contribute in an action and impact oriented manner their passion, knowledge as well as other resources to the climate neutrality goals of the European Green Deal.

Fascinated by the innovation leadership of the European Climate Pact and convinced of its huge potentials for inspiring innovative approaches for the empowerment of non-state actors’ climate action on a global level, Miroslav Polzer, one of the first-generation EU Climate Pact ambassadors, initiated this European Climate Pact launch satellite event with a focus on Youth Climate Action Empowerment. The aim is to build bridges between the European Climate Pact and global youth/multi-stakeholder Climate Action Empowerment efforts in the context of the United Nations system and to connect digital innovation solution providers with the climate action community to develop concrete climate action apps & tools. (See reference: IAAI GloCha & Climate Chain Coalition ICLEI Daring Cities Forum 2020 side event „With Blockchain Technology and Digital Innovation Towards Climate Neutral Cities and Citizens“ (see video: https://youtu.be/gkrE35IlLO4)). This initiative of Miro Polzer/IAAI is part of the Action for Climate Empowerment project ACEAT, initiated, funded and coordinated by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, in collaboration with the UN Climate Change Secretariat as lead partner.

Speakers and Topics:

Miroslav Polzer, IAAI GloCha, European Climate Pact ambassador – Welcome and Thematic introduction

Joris Overmeer, European Commission, DG for Climate Action, Presentation of the European Climate Pact (link to slides of the presentation)

Marie Claire Graf, YOUNGO – The European Climate Pact & global youth climate action empowerment needs

Talieh Wögerbauer, National Focal Point for ACE, Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Ambassador for ACE for the UNFCCC – Presentation of the Action for Climate Empowerment innovation project ACEAT

Tim Damon, Climate Education, Communication and Outreach Stakeholders Community ECOS

Yunus Arikan, ICLEI – With Youth and with the European Climate Pact towards Climate Neutral Cities

Tom Baumann, ClimateCheck & Climate Chain Coalition – Digital innovation for climate action measurement, reporting and verification

Alexey Shadrin, Evercity.io & Climate Chain Coalition, Digital finance for climate action empowerment (e.g. cryptostamps & digital green bonds)

Miroslav Polzer – Presentation of the Action for Climate Empowerment research initiative #Knowledge4ACE, plans for ACEAT pilot initiatives and engagement opportunities

Discussants:

Ali Mustafa, Generation Next, UN Department for Global Communication Youth Steering Committee member, IAAI GloCha youth delegate to the UN in New York

Danaé Espinoza, Co-Founder of the Latin American & Caribbean Youth Climate Movement (CLIC!)

Minna Aslama Horowitz, researcher, educator University of Helsinki & St. John’s & vice president of IAAI

Stefan Wagner, City of Bonn/Department of International Affairs and Global Sustainability

Wiseman Mkhize, eThekwini Municipality/City of Durban & IAAI Representative in South Africa

Badin Borde, Siemens Stiftung

Raymond Van Ermen, European Partners for the Environment, #EUClimatePact ambassador

Registration: https://forms.gle/8oJBYuYrxc81u4kr7

Celebration of the Third Anniversary of the Climate Chain Coalition with the Virtual Event „Building the Digital Infrastructure for Climate Action Empowerment“ 11 December 2020, 3-5 PM CET

CCC Online Event in Celebration of :

 5th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Paris Agreement

3rd Anniversary of the Climate Chain Coalition

1st Anniversary of the Digital Innovation Community

And for Charting the Road Ahead

Date: Friday, 11 December 2020, 3-5 PM CET

Virtual event platform: Streamyard with live webcast on youtube and facebook

Rationale and goals of the event

On 12th of December 2015 leaders of the countries of the world agreed at the United Nations Climate Change conference COP21 in Paris to strengthen the global collaborative response to the threat of climate change and to keep the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and if possible, below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

5 years have passed since then and very much still needs to be done in order to get all of society engaged in a meaningful and rewarding manner in climate action.

An important enabler of climate action are emerging technologies, like e.g. blockchain technology, internet of things and artificial intelligence. 12th of December 2020 it will be the third anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the Climate Chain Coalition www.climatechaincoalition.io which has been set up in cooperation with the UN Climate Change secretariat (https://unfccc.int/news/un-supports-blockchain-technology-for-climate-action) with the aim to facilitate coordination, communication and collaboration of all relevant stakeholders in the field of blockchain technology deployment for enhanced multi-stakeholder climate action.

With this online event we are going to assess the status quo, the accomplishments and future challenges in building the data and digital innovation infrastructure for multi-stakeholder climate action and to envisage options for CCC to best contribute to scaled-up and effective use of digital innovation for enhanced climate action.

The thematic introductions of the first part of the virtual event will be concluded by a presentation of the Action for Climate Empowerment initiative ACEAT (a partnership initiative of the UN Climate Change secretariat, the Austrian Federal Ministry for climate action, ICLEI and CCC member IAAI) and its data and digital innovation infrastructure dimension.

In the second part of the event, CCC members (especially CCC team leaders) and CCC partners will provide insights in their work and plans, like eg. in the field of digital finance, climate action tracking and accounting, regional cooperation in Latin America and East Asia etc. and engage in collaborative planning of the work of the Climate Chain Coalition in the year 2021 and beyond.

Draft Agenda

Welcome by Tom Baumann, CCC co-chair

Thematic introductions – The many dimensions of the data and digital innovation for climate action challenge:

Julie Maupin, INATBA Chair, Harnessing the potentials of blockchain technology with good governance and multi-stakeholder collaboration – EU perspectives

Katherine Foster  – UN SG task force on digital finance & digital cooperation related presentation

Susan David Carevic , World Bank , Climate Warehouse – Catalyzing the Next Generation of
Climate Markets

Nena Dokuzov – Slovenian government, European Blockchain Partnership representative, The Slovenian blockchain strategy and plans for the Slovenian EU council presidency II/2021

ACEAT presentation:

Miroslav Polzer, IAAI & CCC, Talieh Wögerbauer, Austrian Federal Ministry for climate action – Presentation of the ACEAT initiative and its data & digital innovation infrastructure dimension

Presentation of CCC activities and partners (2nd hour)

Martin Wainstein, highlights of Open Climate Collabathon – Digital and Social Innovation for Climate Action Tracking and Accounting (5-10 minutes)

CCC team leaders presentations (5-10 minutes each)

East Asia Team – Neo Lin and Nick Manthey
o Latin American Countries Team – Juan David Durán Hernández
o Digital Finance Team – Alexey Shadrin
o Mitigation Team – Joseph Pallant
o Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets – CCC response – Jim Whitestone
o Amy Seidman

Closing remarks Event recap and outlook – Tom Baumann and Miroslav Polzer (5-10 minutes total)

UN Alliance of Civilizations‘ 2020 Youth Video Festival PLURAL+ IAAI GloCha Award winners presented

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IAAI GloCha is happy and proud to be again a partner of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival https://pluralplus.unaoc.org/partners/

Friday 4th of December 2020 IAAI executive director Miroslav Polzer present the PLURAL+ IAAI GloCha Award 2020 winning video „Let the Music Begin!“ – a collaborative effort of a group of young people from Mexico: Ana Victoria Villanueva, Xose Pablo Flores, Monroy Brothers and Silvana, Carlo and Luciano Villanueva, who have won

Congratulations to our winners. We will connect soon to explore how we can include the video and the team in our work in 2021.

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You can find a video of the PLURAL+ 2020 Award ceremony with all winning videos here

Note: Info about 2012 PLURAL+ IAAI GloCha Award winner https://pluralplus.unaoc.org/2012-winners/my-dad-musician/#LetTheMusicTalk