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Truth and Ambition

Global Parliamentary Commission on the Paris Agreement
3-4 December 2023, Dubai, UAE 

Sunday 3rd December

09:00 - 09:30

Session 1: Parliamentarians for the Paris Agreement 

Introductory scene setting session 


Opening remarks by Laurence Tubiana, CEO, ECF 

Parliamentarians for Paris Agreement Initiative and the Global Stocktake 

Presentation by Sergio Missana, Secretary-General, Climate Parliament 

The role of parliamentarians in combatting climate change 

09:30 - 11:00

Session 2: Climate impacts 

Discussion on the impacts of climate change and vulnerabilities of ecosystems, biodiversity and human communities 


Keynote speech by TBC 

Q&A with MPs moderated by Yacob Mulugetta, Professor of Energy and Development Policy, University College London and lead author, IPCC reports (TBC)  

11:30 - 13:00

Session 3: Nationally Determined Contributions 

Discussion on the gap between the Paris Agreement targets and the national commitments, and the role of MPs on implementation of NDCs in their own countries 


Presentation by Climate Action Tracker (TBC) 

Q&A with MPs moderated by Kandeh Yumkella, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General and founding CEO and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All (TBC)  

14:30 - 16:00

Session 4: Global Stocktake 

Report on the conclusions of the Global Stocktake and discussion on the way forward: the role of parliamentarians 


Presentation by Lola Vallejo, co-Chair of the Mitigation Work Programme, UNFCCC (TBC)   

Q&A with MPs moderated by Siddharth Pathak, Director of Partnerships, 2050 Pathways Platform, European Climate Foundation (TBC)   

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