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Sustainable industrial areas: Be part of the climate solution

Participation in international conference in Morocco

13th - 15th March 2017 // Rabat, Morocco

As hubs of economic activity, industrial zones and the companies located within are often highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The conference “Sustainable industrial areas: Be part of the climate solution” brings together numerous international and Moroccan experts from industry, science, politics and development cooperation to tackle this issue.

The detailed conference programme is available on the website: http://siaconference2017.com/   

The 6th SIA Conference is organized by the Moroccan Deputy Ministry in charge of the Environment under the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in collaboration with the Moroccan Collective of Industrial Areas for the Environment (Collectif des Zones Industrielles pour l’Environnement, COZINE). The event is held in English and French. 

The PSACC project will contribute to the conference by sharing insights from its work with industrial zones in Morocco during the following sessions:

  • March 14, session 3 “Be Part of the Climate Solution: How to Address Adaptation Actions in Industrial Areas” 
  • March 15, working group 3 “Tools and mechanisms to facilitate the implementation of adaptation measures in industrial areas”

Particularly the PSACC “Guide for Climate Change Adaptation in Industrial Zones”, which was released at COP22 in November 2016, is in high demand. For more information on the guide, click here

 

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SIA Conference Programme

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GUIDE FOR IZ MANAGERS (FRENCH)

GUIDE FOR IZ MANAGERS (FRENCH)


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Climate Change: Opportunities and challenges for SMEs export development

PARTICIPATION IN SIDE EVENT AT THE COP22

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 3 pm // Room Souss, Green Zone, Marrakesh, Morocco

Climate change and the private sector – definitely a crucial topic at COP22! In addition to the side events on “Climate Change Adaptation in Industrial Zones” and “Demystifying Adaptation Finance” (see previous news) our team member of the PSACC project will yet again participate in an exciting side event.

The event – which is organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, Global Affairs Canada, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development – aims to explore the challenges and opportunities that SMEs must face with respect to increasing their climate resilience while maintaining their competitiveness. During this panel, representatives from government, businesses and international financial institutions will share their experiences and recommendations on sustainable products and market development under the climate agenda and resulting benefits for SMEs’ development in emerging/developing countries. Topics to be discussed include intellectual property, green technology transfer, climate risk management by SMEs, and others.

During the side event, PSACC expert Mohammed Rahoui (GIZ Morroco) will illustrate how the private sector can adapt to climate change. He will showcase examples from the Climate Expert approach and illustrate lessons learned from two years of successfully conducting workshops, capacity building activities, trainings and company assessments in Morocco. Mohammed Rahoui will also focus on the strategic approaches of SMEs and the public sector to adapt to climate change in Morocco.

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN INDUSTRIAL ZONES

LAUNCH OF NEW GUIDE During side event AT COP22

Thursday 10 November 2016, 7 pm // Blue Zone, Marrakesh, Morocco

The side event on the theme "Private sector contribution to the climate solution: Industrial zones as a case study" is organized by the German cooperation GIZ-Morocco and the Deputy Ministry in Charge of Environment, together with the Millennium Challenge Account-Morocco, and in partnership with the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, the Ministry of Urbanism and Territory Planning and the Collective of Industrial Zones for Environment (COZINE).

Considering that the COP22 is "the action taking COP", the signature of a framework convention will follow the opening remarks and the debates. Six stakeholders including public sector, private sector and international cooperation will sign this convention, with a main objective to stimulate synergy and reinforce the transition action towards sustainable, low-carbon and climate-resilient industrial zones in Morocco. This event will gather key public and private stakeholders including international cooperation, national and international experts and key players in the Moroccan process for the transition towards sustainable industrial zones.

During this event, a new Guide for managers of Industrial zones will be launched. This "Guide Methodologique" was developed by the Global Program of GIZ "Private Sector Adaptation to Climate Change (PSACC)". It examines how industrial zones and their companies are affected by climate change and offers a methodological approach to conduct a climate risk analysis and develop an adaptation strategy.

Find out more about the Guide here

 

DEMYSTIFYING ADAPTATION FINANCE FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR

LAUNCH OF NEW STUDY AT COP22

Monday 07 November 2016, 3 pm // Blue Zone, Marrakesh, Morocco

What are the adaptation needs of private sector actors? How can adaptation be financed? What are the barriers that inhibit private adaptation finance flows? What is the appropriate role of public finance and policy to catalyse private financial flows towards adaptation?

These and other questions are discussed by a joint study between UNEP-FI and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented by the German Development Corporation (GIZ) and conducted by the Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, the German Development Centre (DIE) and Acclimatise. Second of a series of UNEP FI contributions to the multilateral negotiations on climate finance, the Green Climate Fund, and its Private Sector Facility.

The study examines why businesses find it difficult to adapt (e.g. access to finance, lack of information on expected climate change) and what governments and public finance institutions can do to support private sector investments.

It was officially launched at COP22 on 7 November 2016.

Find out more about the study here!

 

BUSINESS ADAPTATION ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE

The PSACC Project at the COP22 in Morocco

The project “Private Sector Adaptation to Climate Change” (PSACC) participates in several side events at the COP22. It will present the result of its work in Morocco and join its project partners in discussing the challenges and opportunities for private sector adaptation to climate change.

  • On 10th November, the project will present the new “Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Industrial Zones” at the side event "Private sector contribution to the climate solution: Industrial zones as a case study" (Blue Zone, 7 pm). The Guide provides information and recommendations how industrial zones can manage climate-resilient activities.
  • On 7th November, a new study on adaptation finance for the private sector will be launched at the side event “Demystifying Private Adaptation Finance & Action - breaking it down to planning and decision-making” (Blue Zone, 3 pm). Experiences from different projects - including PSACC - have greatly contributed to identifying barriers and policy solutions for private sector adaptation.

The COP22 takes place in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016. At this international conference, thousands of participants from Morocco and abroad will come together to discuss solutions for low-carbon, climate-resilient development around the globe.

 

 

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE CAN AFFECT BUSINESSES

Business Event Morocco

Thursday 22 September 2016, 6pm // Hotel Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay, Agadir, Morocco

At this high-level event, more than 200 company representatives and experts came together to discuss the opportunities and risks of climate change adaptation for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). In an open and inspiring atmosphere, participants shared insights on how their businesses adapt to the changing climate and market conditions. Focus was also placed on how adaptation investments can be financed. The event, which was organized in cooperation with our local implementation partners, took place under the label of the COP22.

 

 

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RENCONTRE-DÉBAT AFFAIRES DU CLIMAT - Invitation


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Climate change adaptation and SMEs

Session at the Adaptation Futures Conference in the Netherlands 

PR 10.1 Climate change adaptation and SMEs – case studies from several parts of the world and different sectors

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 3.45 pm // Penn Room, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

How can small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries and emerging economies adapt to climate change while dealing with ‘typical SME’ challenges, e.g. short-term planning, resource constraints and limited technical expertise?

At the Adaptation Futures Confrerence in Rotterdam, the PSACC Project held a session to demonstrate a range of tools to build adaptation capacity in the private sector, including on awareness raising and on developing individual adaptation strategies. The aim of the session was to engage with practitioners and academia on private sector adaptation and to provide an overview on how SMEs can be supported to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

 

 

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Climate Change  Adaptation by the  Private Sector - Experiences in Central America

Climate Change Adaptation by the Private Sector - Experiences in Central America

Presentation by Maria Jose Gutierrez

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Climate change adaptation and SMEs

Climate change adaptation and SMEs

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The role of private finance in adaptation

SESSION AT THE ADAPTATION FUTURES CONFERENCE IN THE NETHERLANDS

PR 10.6 Adaptation finance for private sector

Wednesday 11 May, 1.30 pm // Diamond Room II, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

In developing economies, small and medium enterprises (SME) constitute the majority of businesses whilst generating a considerable portion of economic activity. However, by their nature, SME face considerable financial barriers particularly for planning and implementing measures to respond to climate change.To address the financial challenge a joint study on “Demystifying Private Adaptation Finance” between UNEP-FI, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Development Corporation, (GIZ) will provide insights and experiences in private adaptation finance. The study is being implemented by Frankfurt School-UNEP Centre, Acclimatise and DIE and is set to be launched in November 2016.

At the Adaptation Futures Conference in Rotterdam, the PSACC Project together with its partners held a session to provide an overview of the study context, its methodological approach and key messages. Three working groups discussed practical cases with a focus on Microfinance, Corporate Finance and Public Private Partnerships for financing climate resilient infrastructure.

 

 

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Demystifying Private Adaptation Finance

Demystifying Private Adaptation Finance

Presentation by L. Druce, C. Gruening, U. Moslener, P. Pauw and R. Connell

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Adaptation finance for the private sector

Adaptation finance for the private sector

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