8th Dialogue on Action fro Climate Empowerment (ACE)
The objective of the Dialogue is to provide a forum for Parties and other non-Party stakeholders to advance the discussions on recommendations and views on future work to enhance implementation of Action for Climate Empowerment. Virtual regional dialogues aim at providing background to and sharing knowledge among Parties and non-Party stakeholders of each region, bringing all onto the same page regarding the current status of ACE implementation. The in-person session will allow participants to further elaborate on the issues discussed during the virtual dialogues, which will inform the negotiation at the 52nd session of SBI.
Each session of the regional dialogues will focus on the following topics:
- Fostering in-country cross-sectoral collaboration on ACE;
- Promoting regional knowledge sharing and highlighting good practices to follow-up on and review the implementation of the Doha work programme on ACE; and
- Providing recommendations and views on future work to enhance ACE implementation towards 2030.
Participation: The 8th Dialogue will be open for participation by Parties, representatives of relevant bodies established under the Convention, relevant experts, practitioners, and stakeholders. The Doha work programme specifies that key stakeholders include intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, in particular women, indigenous peoples, youth-focused organizations, the private sector, and the media.
With a view to foster virtual participation, the following groups of experts whose work closely relates to the discussed topics will be targeted: ACE focal points, ACE negotiators, UNFCCC focal points, staff responsible for updating the NDCs at the national level, Ministries of education, and other stakeholders engaged in ACE issues.
Registration for virtual participation requires an INDICO account: https://indico.un.org/user/register