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Climate CoLab in Bonn for COP 23


Members of the Climate CoLab team will be participating in this year’s United Nations climate talks, also known as COP 23, hosted by the Government of Fiji and held in Bonn, Germany.  Thomas Malone, Laur Hesse Fisher, and Kathleen Kennedy will be on the ground, meeting with organizational and governmental partners about how crowds and online collaborative tools can help support and enhance action on climate change.

The focus of this year’s conference will be is accelerating the implementation of countries’ national climate change goals, pledged as a part of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

See below for details about Climate CoLab events at COP 23, and you can follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and via UNFCCC live webcasts.


Photo Credit: UNFCCC


We’ll be speaking here:

Mobilizing private finance towards sustainable infrastructure: Latin America’s experience of NDC Implementation

Tuesday November 14th, 2017, 16:45 – 18:15 pm, Room: 4

Latin America and the Caribbean are at the forefront for efforts to move onto a sustainable development pathway consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. The event will consider approaches towards mobilizing private and public investment in sustainable and resilient infrastructure for implementation of countries Sustainable Development Goals and Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement.

Thomas Malone, Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and Founder of Climate CoLab, will highlight how countries and subnational actors can integrate large-scale stakeholder engagement, rapid evaluation & assessment, and deep climate modeling expertise to support Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement.


Panelists at the event include:

• Rafael Pacchiano, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico
• Peter Betts, Director of International Climate Change, UK
• Prof. Thomas Malone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
• Lord Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics, LSE
• Juan Pablo Bonilla, Inter-American Development Bank


Left to right, Peter Betts, Rafael Pacchiano, Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor Thomas Malone, and Juan Pablo Bonilla.

MIT & Partner Events:

Energy, Health and Climate Change: Examining Linkages for Inclusivity and Sustainable Development
Monday, November 6, 2-4 pm, Interconnections Zone, Hörsaal room
Event details / FAQ about the Interconnections Zone / Interconnections Zone program


World Climate Simulation at Bonn University
Tuesday, November 7, 4-7 pm, Nußallee 1, Institut für Städtebau, Seminarraum, 2nd floor (1. OG in German): 2.003


Creating a Path to Achieve the Paris Goals
Wednesday, November 8, 6:45-7:45 pm, Energies 2050 Pavilion, Bonn Zone, COP23


Using Decision-Maker Tools and Climate Education to Build Momentum on Climate Change
Friday, November 17, 11:30am-1pm, Meeting Room 4, Bonn Zone, COP23

MIT Climate CoLab Winner Speaks at COP23: 

Rommel Lo, winner of the Anticipating Climate Hazards contest Judges Choice award, spoke at Development and Climate Days 2017 event. This year’s themes included: resilience through empowerment and access, valuing lived experience, and local knowledge, shared resilience, and more.

See more details about event.

Rommel Lo pictured with Climate CoLab Project Manager Laur Hesse Fisher, Barney Dickson of UNEP, and Roman Malec of FOA.


Rommel Lo spoke at Development and Climate Days 2017 event at COP23.