Global brainstorming on pathways to low emissions at COP23.

Low-emissions Solutions Conference

2017 conference details coming soon

The successful implementation of the Paris Agreement will depend on the deployment of Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDSs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Technological developments and innovative practices will be key in this process.

The Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) is aimed at problem solving, brainstorming, and global co-creation to inform nations about the latest technology developments. It brings together technical experts and world-leading scientists, engineers and innovators from business, academia, and cities, to share knowledge, exchange information, identify bottlenecks, discuss best practices, and prioritize future research in order to set common technological trajectories for a decarbonized economy as well as the transformations necessary in each sector.

The first LESC was launched at COP22 and was the first large-scale technical-solutions conference organized for country delegations, placing innovative technological solutions at the core of the COP meeting.

Planning is currently ongoing to position LESC at the heart of COP23.

The specific objectives of the conference are:

  • Strengthen the technical capacities of the 196 signatory governments of the UNFCCC to design and implement long-term low greenhouse gas emissions development strategies
  • Chart key technology pathways for decarbonized energy systems, based on public-private partnerships
  • Create an intensive global dialogue among engineers and technology specialists on best practices and innovative solutions for a low-emissions future

Participants include:

  • Senior representatives from government with responsibility for the design, promotion and implementation of NDCs and LEDSs.
  • Technical experts in related fields, world-leading scientists and engineers, high level research representatives from the business sector and guests from cities and regions around the globe.

The key outcome of the Solutions Conference will feed into the Global Climate Action Agenda.