Climate change

Annex I Expert Group Seminar with non-Annex I countries, May 2008, Paris


"Working Together to Respond to Climate Change"
Annex I Expert Group Seminar with non-Annex I countries

5-6 May 2008
OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France


The 2008 Annex I Expert Group Seminar with non-Annex I countries included 140 participants from 47 countries and organisations. The seminar benefited from a high level of participation from non-Annex I governments and experts -- including  Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Sudan and Tuvalu. It focussed on four main topics: (i) exploring different mitigation options; (ii) reducing emission from deforestation (REDD)– structuring mechanisms for environmental performance; (iii) how to boost clean technology innovation diffusion and transfer in the near to medium term; and (iv) adaptation in the post-2012 framework.

List of Participants


Agenda and Presentations


Welcome and Opening, Kuni Shimada (Japan), Chair of the Annex I Expert Group on the UNFCCC.


Session 1. Exploring different mitigation options

Facilitator: Christiana Figueres, Latin America and the Carribean, UNFCCC Bureau

Innovative Finance Mechanisms–The German International Climate Initiative
U. Fuentes, German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Turning the Corner: Taking action to fight climate change
J. Kerr, Environment Canada.
Enhanced nationally-appropriate mitigation actions in Indonesia.
L. Bratasida, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia
India: Growing Energy Needs and Mitigation Options
G. B. Pradhan, Ministry of Power, India
Measurable, reportable and verifiable: Sustainable development policies and measures
H. Winkler, Energy Research Centre-University of Cape Town, South Africa


Session 2. REDD: Structuring mechanisms for environmental performance

Facilitator: Michael Dutschke, Biocarbon Consult, Germany

Establishing the baseline to ensure environmental performance – the Indonesian approach
W. Wardoyo, Forest Planning Agency, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia
The Nested approach proposal for an emissions baseline
A. Parra, National Climate Change Program, Paraguay
Setting an emissions cap – the New Zealand approach
P. Lough, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand


Session 3. How to boost clean technology innovation, diffusion and transfer in the near to medium term?

Facilitator: Taha Balafrej, Ministry of Environment, Morocco

Filling the energy efficiency gap through domestic policies & programmes 
B. Lebot, United Nations Development Program
Opportunities and barriers for clean coal and other clean energy technologies 
J. Daniels, Department of Energy, USA
Accelerating clean coal technology diffusion in China
F. Yang, Energy Foundation, Beijing
Accelerating clean coal technology diffusion in China – ten draft recommendations from an IEA study
B. Ricketts, International Energy Agency (10 recommendations text only)
Innovation and Technology Transfer for Climate Change: Indicators and Analysis
N. Johnstone and I. Hascic, OECD


Session 4.  Adaptation in the post-2012 framework

Facilitator: Yvan Biot, Department for International Development, UK


Framing future action on adaptation: definitions, financing, measurable reportable and verifiable actions
S. Harmeling, German Watch, Germany
African perspective on incorporating community-based perspectives in future agreements
B. Osman-Elasha, Higher Council for Environment & Natural Resources (HCENR), Sudan
Adaptation in the post-2012 climate regime: some perspectives from Asia
A. Srinivasan, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Working together to address adaptation (oral presentation only)
J. Schaar, Commission on climate change and development, Sweden


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