Video: Accelerating Climate Action Dialogue

I was very pleased to participate yesterday in the UNFCCC’s Accelerating Climate Action series of panel discussions here in Bonn. This series showcases the actions of both state and non-state actors implement ambitious climate plans in their various sectors, building on the groundswell of actions in the run-up to the 2015 Paris conference. The session programme is below. The video of the session is at 


We must continue to actively involve non-state actors in ratcheting-up near-term solutions, in order to honor the promise of Paris. This dialogue will highlight how non-state actors are already accelerating the implementation of the Paris Agreement through innovation, technology and, most importantly, collaboration. Guest speakers:

Dr. Martin Frick, Director Climate and Environment Division (FAO)  

Maryke van Staden, Director of the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (ICLEI)

Stephen Minas, Senior Research Fellow (King’s College London)

Bernhard Stormyr, Sustainability Director (Yara)

Dr Patrick Oliva, co-fondateur (PPMC Paris Process on Mobility and Climate)