Gas Event Calendar COP23

During all of COP23

  • Art space – Make visuals on gas. Place: Dorotheenstraße 99, Bonn.
  • Follow us on twitter (@gastivists)
  • Join the Gastivist Whatsapp Group (text +447927110002) to be updated about events, time/locations and last minute actions.

Download our flyer with key gas events (coming soon)

Thursday, Nov 02

Friday, Nov 03

  • 09:00 – 10:30 Workshop: Gas, the Forgotten Fossil FuelJoin us to better understand the intersectional impacts of gas on our climate and communities. Discover how people are resisting new gas extraction and infrastructure around the world and how you can join the fight!We will brainstorm together why the role of youth is central in the gas fight and what we can do about it at COP23 and in the future. Place: Conference of Youth (COY), IGS Bonn-Beuel, Room C101.
    (Only for COY participants)

Saturday, Nov 04

Sunday, Nov 05

Monday, Nov 06

  • 09:30 – 12:00 Workshop: Not coal, and definitely not gas: a space to learn about and strategise on how to fight fossil gas. While the fight against coal is soaring, gas is still being described as a “clean” fuel that will enable our energy transition. New gas infrastructure is being developed in Europe, stimulating gas extraction in Northern Africa, the Middle East, the US, etc. Join us to lean about the fight against gas and strategise on how to stop gas at COP and in the years to come!
    This workshop will be divided in two parts. It will first explore the climate impacts of gas, and how the oil&gas industry is actively lobbying for new fossil gas infrastructure to be built. Gas is not just a climate issue – we will also see how the fight against gas is a fight for democracy, for safety, for land rights, for transparency. The workshop will then become a space to discuss and strategise together.
    We will breakout into groups according to interest:
    – share and develop the opportunities to talks and act against gas at COP23,
    – learn about the many struggles against gas and how to support them,
    – learn how to be involved in the fight against gas and along supply chains.      Place: GSI-R5, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Langer Grabenweg 68, Bonn

Tuesday, Nov 07

Thursday, Nov 09

  • COP23 Action on Gas. Time to be confirmed. COP23 Action Space, Bonn or Bula Zone.
  • 16:45-18:15 COP23 Side event: Fossil Gas: pathway to a clean energy future or route to dangerous climate change? 
    So-called “natural” gas is being sold by industry lobbyists as a ‘transition fuel’ and ‘partner’ to renewables. Yet new fossil gas infrastructure is driving dangerous climate change and won’t keep us within a safe and fair carbon budget. Hear the facts – and how people are resisting on the ground. Facilitator: Dipti Bhatnagar (Friends of the Earth Mozambique) Speakers: Professor Kevin Anderson (Uppsala University), Jagoda Munic (Friends of the Earth Europe), Pascoe Sabido (Corporate Europe Observatory), Naomi Kreitman (UKYCC), Roger Domingo (Support Center for Land Change, South Africa). Place: Meeting Room 10, COP23, Bonn Zone.

Tuesday, Nov 14

  • All day World Climate Summit 2017 & La Galerie by WE“Premier business and investment-driven platform for climate solutions.” Place: Kameha Grand Bonn, Am Bonner Bogen 1. 
  • Second COP23 Action on Gas. Time to be confirmed. COP23 Action Space, Bonn or Bula Zone.

Wednesday, Nov 15

  • Strategy session on gas with UNFCCC observer groups. Time to be confirmed. Place: COP23, Bonn Zone, Meeting room tbc.
  • 16:45 – 18:15 COP23 Side-event: Russia’s Contribution to Low-emission Economies. The panel will gather top-level executives and experts to discuss the role of Russian resources such as natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy in mitigating climate change. Speakers: Representatives of state entities and leading Russian business companies. Place: Meeting Room 12, COP23, Bonn Zone.
  • All day World Climate Summit 2017 & La Galerie by WE. Place: Kameha Grand Bonn, Am Bonner Bogen 1.

Thursday, Nov 16

We forgot something? Shoot us a message at and we’ll add it.