The Heinrich Böll Foundation is organising a series of events at the Bali Climate negotiations. Our main contact there is Jörg Haas, phone +62 81 338 989715 (from Friday December 7, 1pm onward until the end of the negotiations).

Official Side Events

Global Warming and Human Rights: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change“

The goal of this side event is to highlight the human dimensions of climate change. Current and future actions designed to promote mitigation, adaptation, and disaster relief through rights based approaches will be emphasized. Presentations will be given by representatives of those communities of the Small Island Developing States, Africa, and the Inuit that are truly affected by climate change. At the conclusion of the side event, a Human Dimensions of Climate Change Declaration will be presented.

This side event is registered under the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). (Responsible: Arne Jungjohann)

Date: December 3, 18:00-19:30pm Room Biofuel

„The right to development in a climate constrained world“

What will it take to stabilize the climate below +2 degrees Celsius while also guaranteeing the right of poor people to sustainable, dignified development? Greenhouse Development Rights is a reference framework designed to provide a means of judging the negotiations as they unfold against clear and transparent indicators of climate protection and development equity. This side event will present this new framework developed by EcoEquity and Stockholm Environment Institute, supported by Christian Aid and Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

Paul Baer, EcoEquity and Sivan Kartha, Stockholm Environment Institute, will introduce the Greenhouse Development Rights reference framework.
The Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn, UK Secretary of State for environment (tbc)
Martin Khor, Third World Network and adviser to G77
Philip Gwage, Lead negotiator, Uganda
Mohamed Adow, Northern Aid, a Christian Aid partner in Kenya
Chaired by Barbara Unmüssig, Executive Board, Heinrich Böll Foundation.

This side event is registered by the World Council of Churches for Christian Aid and its co-organisers Heinrich Böll Stiftung , Stockholm Environment Institute and EcoEquity.

Please find the Webcast of the Side Event here (Real Player needed). And the presentation here.

(Responsible: Jörg Haas)

Date: December 10, 10:30-12:00 Grand Hyatt Hotel, Room Hydro

„Adapation and Gender Equality: Experiences from the South“

This is a COP 13 side event on the challenges, learning and next steps in ensuring gender equality in adaptation. The event is co-organised by ActionAid, Heinrich Boell Foundation, WEDO and UNDP.

Panellists from Bangladesh, Senegal and Trinidad and Tobago will speak about poor women’s adaptation priorities, challenges in integrating gender into a National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) and lessons learned. Presentations will be followed by an interactive session with participants focused on next steps to ensure gender equality in adaptation. Winnie Byanyima, Director of UNDP’s Gender Team, and Helga Flores Trejo, Executive Director of Heinrich Boell Foundation North America, will open the event.

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Date: December 10, 20:00-21:30 Grand Hyatt Hotel, Room Biofuel

Nuclear power: Myth and Reality“

As nations around the world seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nuclear energy is once again promoted as a solution to climate change. This side event brings together nuclear and energy experts from Europe, Australia, Brazil, South Africa and India to discuss the role of nuclear energy in combating climate change, and to present the alternatives. (Responsible: Arne Jungjohann).

Click here for a short summary of the event.

Maya Aberman, Earthlife Africa Cape Town, South Africa
Sergio Dialetachi, Assessor of the Green Party, Brazil
Rebecca Harms, Member of the European Parliament, The Greens
Dr. Felix Matthes, Öko-Institute, Berlin, Germany
Senator Christine Milne, Australia
Dr. M.V. Ramana, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India
Moderation: Arne Jungjohann, HBF Washington DC

Date: December 13, 13-15 h, Room Solar

More information

Report on the event (German) , Presentation of Felix Chr. Matthes

Other Events

Outside the official side event schedule, a number of other events are being organized.

Africa speaks up on Climate Change„. This event will discuss the response of African Countries to climate change, and gather support for the African Climate Appeal. The video „Hotspots: Africa speaks up on Climate Change“ will be shown.

With Dr Alfred Omeya (Kenya)

Please visit the Climate Appeal Website for more information

(Responsible: Marc Engelhardt)

Date: 8 December, 16:30, Climate and Development Days, Conrad Hotel

Welcome reception for partners and friends. Welcome: Barbara Unmüssig)

Date: December 9, 7 pm Goodway Hotel (Invitation only)

(Responsible: Rita Hoppe/Lili Fuhr)

Dinner Roundtable on a Changing Climate. It brings together policymakers from the United States and Europe with their counterparts from the major developing countries in the South. Fostering an atmosphere of trust, we aim to strengthen global cooperation in the fight against climate change. (Responsible: Arne Jungjohann/Helga Flores)

Date: 11 December 19:00 (Invitation only)