Wednesday 13 November, 15h30-17h30
EU Pavilion, Room Brussels, National Stadium, 2nd floor
The Research Collaborative on Tracking Private Climate Finance is an OECD-led network of interested governments, relevant research organisations and international finance institutions that partner, share and combine best available expertise. The main objective of the project is to identify, develop and assess methodological options both for tracking private climate finance and for measuring mobilised private climate finance. The side event featured presentations of on-going research activities under the project and of initial results on methods currently in use for measuring mobilisation. It also allowed attendees to exchange ideas with, and provide inputs to participants in the project.
Friday 15 November
EU Pavilion, Room Brussels, National Stadium, first floor
This event showcased new work by the OECD/IEA Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) that explores what mitigation commitments put forward under the 2015 agreement might look like, what guidance or “bounded flexibility” might be agreed for the different dimensions of the commitments proposed, and which “rules of the game” would need to be agreed before draft commitments for the post-2020 period are put forward.
Tuesday 19 November, 20h15-21h45
The OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has called on governments to adopt a coherent approach to carbon pricing, to ensure that the signals sent by prices and regulations to consumers, producers and investors alike are consistent and facilitate the gradual phase-out of fossil fuel emissions. Collectively we need to completely eliminate fossil fuel emissions to the atmosphere in the second half of the century. To do so, every government needs to review its policy settings and rigorously assess if their overall impact helps or hinders climate action.
This side event explored important issues in national climate policy design and implementation, based on the experience of different countries in establishing credible and consistent policies. It also explored how these countries are addressing the policy reform challenges, and realising the opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy, aiming to share experience across developed and developing countries.
-Simon Upton, Director, Environment Directorate, OECD
-Serge Tomasi, Deputy Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
-René Castro Salazar, Minister of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications, Costa Rica
-Kwang-Yeol Yoo, Director-General, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea
-Kaare Barslev, Head of Department and Principal Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
-Rodrigo Suárez Castaño, Director of the Climate Change Directorate of the Ministry of Environment, Colombia
-David Concar, Head of the Climate Change & Energy Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
-Anthony Hobley, President, Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA), and Global Head, Sustainability & Climate Change, Norton Rose Fulbright