German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
The Interconnections Zone during the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23, 6-17 November), only 5 minutes walking distance from the main negotiations venue (‘Bula Zone’), will facilitate dialogue towards more integrated and balanced development, which would both deliver on the 2030 Agenda (including 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Financing for Development Process) and the Paris Climate Agreement. As a transdisciplinary space, it welcomes civil society, researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore interconnections, and possible synergies, between climate change and sustainable development. The Interconnections Zone will be accessible to participants with and without COP23 accreditation.
Call for Side Event Proposals
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the organizing team of the Interconnections Zone evaluate proposals on the basis of quality and relevance, as well as take into account geographic balance and inclusiveness within the proposed side event (ensuring balanced participation from developed and developing countries, as well as striving for gender balance in panels, and among speakers). We may request applicants with similar content to consider merging their proposals. The overall programme of the Interconnections Zone should feature significant participation of, and attention to the global South.
We invite proposals for side events addressing one or more of the following thematic areas:
Successful side event proposals must meet the following minimal conditions:
Please submit your proposal by Friday 14 July 2017 using this link.
The Interconnections Zone during COP 23 is endorsed by:
Link to full announcement here (pdf)