Media Advisory: COP 25 Side Event – Enhancing Capacity of Developing Countries to Address Climate Change: Issues and Opportunities

Madrid, Spain – On December 11, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), along with Korea University, the Green Asia Organization, the Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP), Hawassa University, the UNDP Seoul Policy Center, and the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), with support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), will co-host the event on “Enhancing Capacity of Developing Countries to Address Climate Change: Issues and Opportunities”. The event will focus on Ethiopia as a case on how developing countries may better utilize various elements available under the Paris Agreement for their low carbon development.

Ms. Susanne Pedersen, GGGI Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), will provide the congratulatory remarks for the event. During the latter part of the event, GGGI’s Africa and Europe Regional Lead for MRV and Climate Diplomacy, Gebru Jember Endalew, will deliver a presentation and participate in a panel discussion on the issues and opportunities developing countries face on low carbon development.

Considering the importance of capacity building for developing countries to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, there are growing needs to better understand the issues on how to address climate change by developing and implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Among the issues that developing countries need to understand, identifying appropriate sectors, technologies, and financing needs are essential. It will be also equally important for developing countries to be able to use cooperative mechanism under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement so that they can have better access to finance and technology transfer.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019; 15:00-16:30


Korea Pavilion, IFEMA

Av. del Partenón,

Nº 5, 28042

Madrid, Spain