Pacts, Bonds & Digital Innovation UN HLPF2020 Virtual Side Event

Pacts, Bonds and Digital Innovation for Youth Engagement in Climate Action and Agenda2030 Implementation“ webinar on Tuesday 14th of July 1.00 – 2.30 PM EDT (7.00 – 8.30 PM CEST) organized by the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI (ECOSOC accredited CSO, member of NGO MG and MGCY) in partnership with UNESCO MOST (Management of Social Transformations Programme), UN Habitat – Youth and Urban Economy Unit and the Climate Chain Coalition as official side event to the UN High Level Political Forum 2020.

The virtual side event is a follow-up to the #UN75 All Of Society Digital Cooperation for Global Goals and Climate Action webinar which has been held by IAAI GloCha and partners on 26th of June 2020 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter (video on demand:

This follow-up side event will show how the organizers and partners are envisaging the development of concrete digital tools and platforms for the mobilization of action and resources of individual citizens and their local communities for SDGs implementation on local and global level through (1) pacts (social contracts/social innovation), (2) bonds (resource mobilization innovation), (3) data and digital innovation infrastructure for climate action tracking, reporting and certification and (3) new organizational approaches to technology enabled youth engagement in climate action (Citizens/Youth Climate Action Empowerment Consortium, #PeoplesCOP/COP26 Digital Pavilion, et al. ..).


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Speakers and Topics
Introductory Session – Welcome and UK COP26 Preparations Context
Miroslav Polzer, IAAI GloCha & digital innovation community in the context of the UNFCCC process – Welcome on behalf of the organizers
UK COP26 presidency (to be confirmed) – Preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow/UK in November 2021 and the role of youth engagement and digital innovation
Thematic Block 1 –  Pacts – Reimagining social contracts (local, intergenerational and international) and collaborative action for the common good with digital innovation
John Crowley, UNESCO MOST – The need for social innovation and new forms of social contracts (local, intergenerational and international) for local and global Climate Action mobilization and the enabling role of digital innovation
Miroslav Polzer – IAAI GloCha – Context setting – example: European Climate Pact – The European Union Non-State Actors Engagement in Climate Action/European Green Deal implementation framework (background info:  recording from previous webinar Laura Maanavilja, European Commission – DG CLIMA
Miroslav Polzer, IAAI GloCha – #DigitalClimatePact: Enabling individual climate neutrality with digital innovation & Intro to digital finance thematic block: neighborhood climate action resource mobilization with blockchain tech
Thematic Block 2 –  Bonds – digital innovation for innovative resource mobilization for local climate action
Alexey Shadrin,, Climate Chain Coalition Finance Team lead – Digital innovation expertise of the Climate Chain Coalition and planned pilots: Digital municipal bonds & SDG accelerator ecosystem
Bobby Kia, People’s Prize and Sovereign Wealth – Family Office Alliance Climate Finance Innovation
Thematic Block 3 – data and digital innovation infrastructure for climate action tracking, reporting and certification
Tom Baumann, Climate Chain Coalition – D2I2 – data and digital innovation infrastructure for multistakeholder climate action coordination and incentivization
Martin Wainstein, Yale Open Innovation Lab – Digital Innovation and Radical Cooperation for Multistakeholder Climate Action Tracking and Accounting – The Open Climate Collabathon in November 2020
Matthew Phillips, UNFCCC Race to Zero campaign and NACZA climate action data portal – UN Climate Chain secretariat perspectives on digital innovation for non-party stakeholders climate action engagement
Thematic Block 4 – Youth Engagement Innovation
Douglas Ragan, UN Habitat, Programme Management Officer – Children and Youth, Human Rights & Social Inclusion Unit
Alexandre Caldas, Chief, Country Outreach, Technology, Innovation and Big Data Branch, UN Environment – World Environment Situation Room
Marie-Laure Burgener, GreenGoWeb – Digital innovation enabled gamification for citizens‘ engagement in climate action and SDGs implementation
Miroslav Polzer, IAAI GloCha – The way forward: Digital Climate Pact platform & app, Citizens/Youth Climate Action Empowerment Consortium, digital city climate action bond pilots, November 2020 events coordination (Open Climate Collabathon, COP26 Digital pavilion, World Environment Situation Room, #PeoplesCOP)

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