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Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change - September 2020

15 - 16 September 2020
09h30-17h30
Paris, France
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This virtual Global Forum encouraged active engagement from participants to further discussions important to the international climate negotiations, and to implement countries’ climate responses. The two focus topics for discussion were: Common Reporting Tables (CRTs) for the reporting of national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, and how to encourage a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. During this virtual Global Forum, participants had the opportunity to hear recent OECD and IEA analysis on the impacts and potential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DAY 1: Tuesday 15 September, 2020

10:00 - 10:45: Welcoming remarks

  • Helen Plume, CCXG Chair
  • Mechthild Wörsdörfer, IEA
  • Rodolfo Lacy, OECD
  • Ambassador Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, SBSTA Chair

 

11:00 – 13:00 Session 1: Common Reporting Tables (CRTs) for GHG inventories (Part I) – Structure of CRTs and reporting software

During this session, speakers and participants were invited to discuss key issues related to the overall structure of the tables, including typologies of tables to be included in the set of CRTs and any adjustments that may be needed to comply with new reporting requirements. During the session, participants also had the opportunity to discuss technical aspects and opportunities for the development of new reporting tools and software.

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Facilitator: Amr Osama Abdel-Aziz, Egypt

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 13:30 – 15:30 Session 2: Common Reporting Tables (CRTs) for GHG inventories (Part II) – Operationalising flexibility 

During this session, speakers and participants were invited to discuss main options and related challenges related to the operationalisation of flexibility within CRTs.  

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Facilitator: Jenny Mager Santos, Chile

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16:00 - 16:45: Session 3: Sustainable COVID-19 recovery: Setting the scene

During this session, speakers and participants were invited to discuss a possible framework for assessing countries’ recovery measures and their economic, environmental and socio-economic implications, and highlight the implications for climate mitigation and NDCs.

Facilitator: Simon Buckle, OECD

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Day 2: Wednesday 16 September, 2020

09:30-11:30 Session 4: Country experiences: Sustainable COVID-19 recovery and climate action (Discussion group 1)

During this session, countries were invited to share their experiences in integrating climate and other concerns into their COVID-19 recovery measures in order to build more resilient economies.

Document

  • “Addressing the COVID and climate crises: Potential economic recovery pathways and their implications for climate change mitigation, NDCs and broader socio-economic goals”, Buckle, S., Ellis, J., Aguilar Jaber, A., Rocha, M., Anderson, B. and Bjersér, P.(2020, draft).

 

Co-facilitators: 

  • Jacob Werksman, European Commission
  • Andrew Marquard, South Africa

 

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13:30 - 15:00 Session 5: OECD and IEA presentation of recent work

During this session, participants had the opportunity to hear insights from recent OECD and IEA publications exploring key impacts and implications of COVID-19 and related recovery efforts. 

Facilitator: Helen Plume, CCXG Chair

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15:30 - 17:30 Session 6: Country experiences: Sustainable COVID-19 recovery and climate action (Discussion group 2)

During this session, countries were invited to share their experiences in integrating climate and other concerns into their COVID-19 recovery measures in order to build more resilient economies.

Document

  • “Addressing the COVID and climate crises: Potential economic recovery pathways and their implications for climate change mitigation, NDCs and broader socio-economic goals”, Buckle, S., Ellis, J., Aguilar Jaber, A., Rocha, M., Anderson, B. and Bjersér, P.(2020, draft).

 

Co-facilitators: 

  • Andrew Marquard, South Africa
  • Jacob Werksman, European Commission

 

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