COP24 Pacific and Koronivia Pavilion

The COP23 Presidency, with support from the New Zealand Government and working with regional agencies, is hoping a significant part of COP24 will be events at a Pacific & Koronivia Pavilion.

Koronivia is the name of the joint work plan on Agriculture agreed at COP23 in a historic negotiation breakthrough. It highlights that agriculture will be an important priority focus of this Pavilion alongside Ocean/climate issues following the successful COP23 launch and subsequent work of the Ocean Pathway Partnership. We wish to highlight Pacific regional and national leadership as well as transformative, scale-able solutions in other thematic areas of the Global Climate Action Agenda, including resilience, transport, energy, human settlements, decent work and water.

While we are still confirming the availability of a suitable Pavilion with COP24 hosts and specifications related to space, time is getting tight, so we issue this call for side event applications.  Please submit your applications in 500 words or less by 5pm CEST 17 September 2018 through this LINK.

The following criteria will be taken into consideration in the assessment of applications, acknowledging agriculture and ocean issues will constitute around half of side events:

  1. Consistency with Fiji’s COP23 Presidency Vision
  2. Event focus must be on transformative and scale-able solutions (not just showcase current work)
  3. Alignment with Agriculture or Ocean themes in priority
  4. Alignment with Marrakech Partnership Global Climate Action themes, including resilience, transport, energy, human settlements, decent work and water
  5. Communications excellence and impact (events capable of live streaming)
  6. Gender, youth and national diversity
  7. Breadth of coverage of Pacific Island countries and/or of potential benefit to Pacific countries

The Pacific & Koronivia Pavilion will host various events, predominantly initiated by Pacific Island stakeholders (including those from Fiji and other Pacific Island governments, private sector and CROP+ agencies) as well as the New Zealand government and other partners, under the umbrella of the COP23 Presidency.

Please note that organisers are required to organise marketing and publicity materials for their own side event, and we encourage the use of digital innovation to minimise unnecessary use of resources.

We will work to advise applicants as early as possible in October to enable participants ahead of COP24 in Poland this December. There will be at most 5 or 6 events per day with most regular sessions will be 60 minutes and some at 90 minutes.

Should you experience any challenges with using the online application form, please send an email to info@cop23.com.fj with details of the issue and our team will guide you through alternative means of making an application.

CAPP Conference II Guidance

For those of you who missed the bulletin just after the CAPP Conference II key announcements, speeches and other material can be found on our website.

We are working to finalise Talanoa Dialogue reports from both the Pacific Leaders Talanoa Dialogues as well as the thematic talanoas that took place within the CAPP Conference itself.  These will be shared with you when finalised.

We were delighted by the support for this partnership and Conference to continue. As participants in the 2018 CAPP Conference II we seek your anonymous feedback and guidance to help preparations for the CAPP Conference III and ask you take five minutes to complete this survey using this LINK.

The first 10 respondents will each receive a COP23 gift pack, containing a hand-crafted clutch piece, a bamboo USB, a water bottle and a notebook.

For questions about the above please do not hesitate to contact us at info@cop23.com.fj.