Side Event Documentation

Climate policy: timely, just and people-centered   

Organizer: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Germanwatch and German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)


13 December 2018, 18:30 – 20:00, COP24 UNFCCC Katowice 


The effective implementation of NDCs and leveraging increased ambition to achieve the long term goals of the Paris Agreement requires an integrated policy perspective that considers those transitioning to a climate friendly economy and those affected by climate impacts.


Opening and Moderation


Christoph Bals, Policy Director Germanwatch




John Schellnhuber, Director Emeritus PIK: “Just & In-Time Climate Policy – Four Initiatives for a Fair Transformation”


Denise Margaret Matias, Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme: “Climate risk insurance for indigenous peoples – pro poor and human-rights based“


Panel Discussion


Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, Germany

David Paul, Minister of Environment, Marshall Islands 

Maja Göpel, Secretary General WBGU

Dirk Messner, Chair WBGU and Director UNU-EHS


What are concrete policy solutions for a just and people centered climate policy?

How can different perspectives help to deliver ambitious climate policy in time? 

We kindly invite you to a discussion of these and other questions.


Look also at IISD reporting service

Photo gallery