Co-creation workshop | Ideation space


The Innovation
According to science, countries must cut global emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2010 levels to meet the Paris Agreement goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C. A new UNFCCC report shows that climate plans submitted so far by countries are very far from required levels of climate ambition.

Under the topic #TurningItAround for Climate action, the UNFCCC is hosting these multi-stakeholder dialogues with leading initiatives and solution providers. The objective is to explore systemic approaches to innovation that can enable and expedite transformative climate actions mainstreamed in SDG action while supporting countries to meet the Paris Agreement goals.

The Opportunity
There is an opportunity to expand the space of innovation for climate. This expansion is first expected to complement the current focus on reducing the carbon footprint of existing products with another focus on solutions that look for alternative products, alternative value-chains to satisfy the world core needs. This requires mainstreaming climate action into SDG action.

The second dimension of the expansion consists of targeting as solution providers clusters of enabling entities including policy makers, financiers, technology providers and consumers, delivering integrated 1.5 °C Low-Energy Demand compatible solutions, innovating on policy, financial instrument, technology and consumption behaviour.

The Participants
Climate Action must come from a whole spectrum of the civil society hence this session is designed for all actor of the SDG Community. More specifically, we are expecting climate solutions’ seekers, suppliers and enablers to join, be inspired and share their views through a web platform.

The Contribution
This session will provoke debate around (i) the expansion of the space of innovation for climate to address need-based and solution-oriented approach as well as (ii) the need for clusters addressing policy, finance, technology and business model innovation.

The dialogues will help defining what needs-driven climate solutions look like, what action from a new Generation of Solution Providers can be enabled and how to best bridge between the supply of and demand for transformative climate solutions. This can help countries accelerating the uptake of 1.5 C compatible solutions and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Take Aways
Attendees’ awareness on the need to enlarge the space of innovation for climate will be enhanced. They will understand the need of a collaborative effort addressing all the dimension of innovation for climate: policy, technology, finance as well as business model innovation. Option on how to best bridge between supply of and demand for climate solutions will be shared. All this is expected to lead to a broad network of innovation platforms all interconnected through the global UNFCCC innovation hub, mainstreaming climate actions, into SDG action.


March 26 @ 14:00
14:00 — 15:15 (1h 15′)

Ideation Space

Amanda Eichel, Ana Him, Dennis Pamlin, El Hadji Mbaye Diagne, Elena Haba, Elke Pfeiffer, Gonzalo Muñoz, Iluzka Bustamante, Jennie Donson, Kirsten Dunlop, Massamba Thioye, Patricia Espinosa, Salina Abraham, Smita Rakesh, Tareq Emtairah


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