Climate change

"Key Issues of the Post-2012 Climate Change Framework" Global Forum on Sustainable Development


4-5 March 2009
OECD, Paris, France


Representatives from 51 countries attended this Global Forum on Sustainable Development on climate change, including government officials and experts from Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Rwanda, in addition to the regular participation of EIT countries and OECD member countries. This Global Forum focussed on the topics: (i) sectoral approaches, carbon markets and beyond; (ii) measuring, reporting and verifying GHG mitigation actions; (iii) boosting investment and clean technology for mitigation; and (iv) implementing adaptation: towards a programmatic approach.


Wednesday 4 March 2009

Welcome and Opening, Dagmar Droogsma, Chair of the Annex I Expert Group


1. Sectoral Approaches, Carbon Markets and Beyond

Facilitator: Justine Sefton, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand

a)  Issues in implementing sectoral crediting mechanisms at domestic level. Richard Baron, IEA.
b)  Expanding carbon markets to sectors. James Lingard, Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK.
c)  International cooperation in sectors and markets: the Mediterranean Solar Plan. Tewfik Hasni, Former CEO of the New Energy Algeria (NEAL).
d)  Climate Change & Development: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. Federica Bietta, Coalition for Rainforest Nations.


2. Measuring, reporting and verifying GHG mitigation actions

Facilitator: Liana Bratasida, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia

Context Setting: Monitoring and reporting GHG mitigation actions: current requirements and future options, Jane Ellis, OECD

a)  Registering Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, Hyo-Eun Jenny Kim, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea
b)  Measuring results of US GHG mitigation actions, Scott Bartos, Environmental Protection Agency, USA
c)  Monitoring and reporting of information in the Indian power sector, R. K. Sachdev, Former adviser to the Ministry of Coal, India
d)  Measuring mitigation - What are the challenges? Hilary McMahon and Rob Bradley, World Resources Institute
Thursday 5 March 2009


3. Boosting Investment and Clean Technology for Mitigation

Facilitator: Christiana Figueres, Adviser to the Ministry of Environment, Costa Rica

Chair's conclusions

a) Financing a low carbon future: panel discussion

i. Overview of finance: recent trends & key questions, Jan Corfee-Morlot, OECD
ii. The role of development finance: the Paris Declaration, Remy Paris , OECD
iii. The role of domestic and international policies – a perspective from Mexico, Adrian Fernandez, National Institute of Ecology, Mexico
iv. A business perspective: mitigation opportunities in the power sector in Latin America, Juan Alvarez, Endesa

b) Technology innovation and transfer - business models & policy: panel discussion
i. Overview of technology innovation & transfer challenge in the climate policy context, Mark Radka, UNEP
ii. Cross‐border transfer of climate change mitigation technologies: the case of wind energy from Denmark and Germany to India. Emi Mizuno, Cambridge University, UK
iii. Transfer of technology between climate change and trade regimes. Ahmed Abdel Latif, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
iv. How can governments incentivize markets for clean technology and efficiency investments? An energy technology business perspective, Bernd Utz, Siemens


4. Implementing Adaptation: Towards A Programmatic Approach

Facilitator: Anton Hilber, Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland

Context Setting: Project vs. Programmatic Approaches to Adaptation. Shardul Agrawala, OECD

National Experiences:
a)  Mexico: Arnoldo Matus Kramer, OECD
b)  UK: Michael Mullen, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
c)  The Philippines: Rosa Perez, Regional Climate Systems Programme, Manila Observatory
d)  Rwanda: Charles Uramutse, Ministry of Natural Resources, Rwanda
e)  Bolivia: Javier Gonzales Iwanciw, Nur University, Bolivia


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