23-May-2013

English, PDF, 1,680kb

Renewable Energy: a Route to Decarbonisation in Peril? (RTSD 29)

How variable renewable energy (VRE) can contribute to secure, low-carbon electricity generation, and how the rise of unconventional gas may affect its deployment.

3-October-2012

English, PDF, 1,131kb

Business, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Policy priorities for engaging business to improve the health of ecosystems and conserve biodiversity (RTSD 28)

Policy options for leveraging the abilities and financial resources of the private sector to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystem services.

24-May-2012

English, PDF, 359kb

The Role of Institutional Investors in Financing Clean Energy

What role can institutional investors such as pension funds and insurers play in financing clean energy projects in developing countries?

23-January-2012

English, PDF, 1,268kb

Green Growth and the Future of Aviation (RTSD 27)

Is the predicted growth of aviation in a carbon-constrained world possible given the existing operational and technological options? To what extent do aviation biofuels form part of the answer?

14-December-2010

English, PDF, 102kb

Strategies for Green Growth: Framing the Issues (RTSD 26)

The objective is to explore with participants whether we are thinking and writing about Green Growth in a way that is useful and can help make an appealing case for practical policy measures.

14-December-2010

French, Excel, 124kb

Stratégies de croissance verte: cerner les questions (RTSD 26)

Ce document vise à permettre d’examiner avec les participants si notre façon de penser et de décrire la croissance verte est utile et peut contribuer à montrer de façon convaincante qu’il y a des arguments solides en faveur de mesures pratiques.

2-February-2010

English, PDF, 594kb

Livestock and Climate Policy: Less Meat or Less Carbon? (RTSD 25)

Leading figures in the international climate change community argue that reducing meat consumption would be a valuable contribution to efforts to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

29-October-2009

English, Excel, 863kb

Border Carbon Adjustment and Free Allowances: Responding to Competitiveness and Leakage Concerns (RTSD 23)

Competitiveness and leakage concerns arise when countries implement policies and measures (PAMs) which other countries do not, or when PAMs differ between countries. This leads to different costs and risks to producers, leading to concerns that production of goods will relocate to other countries. Such concerns have been sufficient to dilute or even derail proposed environmental policies and measures in the past. This scenario applies

30-September-2009

English, PDF, 649kb

Comparing Climate Change Committments: Technical versus Political Judgement (RTSD 24)

Ensuring comparable effort amongst countries‟ commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a key issue in the current negotiations towards a post-2012 agreement on climate change. However, defining a broadly acceptable basis for comparison is challenging. A sceptical or minimalist view might regard comparability as limited to judgments that are essentially political and subjective. A more ambitious view is that

5-August-2009

English, Excel, 460kb

Competitiveness, Leakage, and Border Adjustment: Climate Policy Distractions? (RTSD 23)

The 23rd meeting of the Round Table on Sustainable Development on 22-23 July 2009 discussed competitiveness, leakage, and border adjustment.

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