Climate change

Benefits of Climate Policy: Improving Information for Policy Makers, Paris, 12-13 December 2002

 

Benefits of climate policies are an important determinant of the level, type and timing of policies that governments will undertake to address climate change. This OECD project aims to improve information for climate policy makers by outlining a conceptual framework to assess benefits (avoided impacts) at different levels of mitigation. Workshop papers focus on direct mitigation policy benefits, though some also cover ancillary benefits as well as the interaction of adaptation and mitigation. Discussions also identified gaps in existing information, methods and analyses that inhibit complete assessment and recommended areas for policy-relevant research. Workshop documents are available here with the objective to widely disseminate the ideas they contain and to facilitate the input to the project.

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Agenda

Workshop Chair: Ken Ruffing, Acting Head, OECD Environment Directorate

I. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
  • Welcome, meeting objectives and background
    by Tom Jones, Head of Division, Global and Structural Policies, OECD Environment Directorate

  • A UNFCCC perspective on benefits issues
    by Dennis Tirpak, UNFCCC Secretariat

  • Dealing with benefits in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report
    by Martin Parry, IPCC Co-Chair of Working Group II
II. UNDERSTANDING IMPACTS, DAMAGE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF MITIGATION POLICY
III. ESTIMATING BENEFITS

a) NON-MARKET IMPACTS

b) MARKET IMPACTS

c) CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES

IV. USING INFORMATION ON BENEFITS AND COSTS FOR POLICY ASSESSMENT
V. WRAP-UP SESSION- DISCUSSION
  • Assessing benefits: towards a conceptual framework and priorities for policy-related research
    by Jan Corfee-Morlot , Global and Structural Policies Division, OECD Environment Directorate

  • Concluding remarks
    by Ken Ruffing, Workshop Chair

 

SUMMARY COMMENTS FROM WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

 

Project Manager: Jan Corfee Morlot (jan.corfee-morlot@oecd.org)