Research for Climate Action to Launch at COP22


Event Details

A side-event will be held at the 22nd Conference of the Parties to mark the launch of Research for Climate Action. Hosted by the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf Cooperation Council, the event will feature remarks by high-level advocates for climate action and a discussion amongst the research and decision making communities. 

Thursday, 17th November, 2016

12 - 1pm (Western European Time)

Gulf Cooperation Council, Blue Zone, Bab Ighli, Marrakech


Event Agenda

Opening Remarks

H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Minister of Climate Change and Environment

United Arab Emirates


Dr. Laurence Tubiana

High Level Climate Champion


Dr. Robert Orr

Dean of the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change


Panel Discussion

Academics from leading research institutions worldwide will discuss the key areas in which research institutions can help accelerate climate action, and how Research for Climate Action will support these efforts.

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Director General

The Energy and Resources Institute


Dr. Suzana Kahn-Ribeiro

Associate Professor, Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering (COPPE)

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro


Dr. Daniel M. Kammen

Pro­fes­sor of Energy, and Director, Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory (RAEL)

Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berkeley


Moderated by:

Dr. Nathan Hultman

Director, Center for Global Sustainability

University of Maryland


Closing Remarks

Lord Nicholas Stern

IG Patel Chair of Economics and Government

London School of Economics and Political Science