The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
The conference furthermore serves to build ambition ahead of 2020, the year in which countries have committed to submit new and updated national climate action plans. Crucial climate action work will be taken forward in areas including finance, the transparency of climate action, forests and agriculture, technology, capacity building, loss and damage, indigenous peoples, cities, oceans and gender.
Emanuele Riva, Director of Certification and Inspection Department and Vice General Director of Accredia, participates as Vice Chair IAF, at the “IAF/ICAO (TBD) Multi-lateral action – Aviation using Accreditation” session, in the frame of “Carbon Neutral Transitions and Standards as a Measure, Reduce, Compensate Toolkit”, on December 4th. The event explores carbon neutrality commitments, with a keynote on Costa Rica’s leadership and supporting examples via UNFCCC Climate Neutral Now. Diverse approaches, profession-based considerations and the role of international (ISO) standards in neutrality and transition are all discussed.