The 8th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) taking place on 26 August 2020 is for Asia and the Pacific.
ACE denotes work under Article 6 of the UNFCCC and Article 12 of the Paris Agreement and their six elements: Climate Change Education, Training, Public Awareness, Public Access to Information, Public Participation, and International Cooperation on these issues. Implementation of all six elements is recognized as crucial in solving climate change. This is also reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (for example SDG targets 4.7 and 13.3) to which the ACE agenda is closely related.
At COP 18, Parties adopted the Doha work programme on Article 6 of the Convention and requested that the SBI organize an annual in-session Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) in order to enhance work in the areas of climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international cooperation on these matters.
At COP 25 in Madrid, Spain, Parties adopted the terms of reference for the review of the Doha work programme on Article 6 of the Convention. By this Decision, Parties requested the secretariat to organize the 8th Dialogue on ACE in 2020 to advance the discussions on recommendations and views on future work to enhance implementation of ACE Decision.
The Dialogue will seek 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.
The 8th Dialogue Webinar will be open for participation by Parties, representatives of relevant bodies established under the Convention, relevant experts, practitioners, and stakeholders.
date: 26 August 2020