CCAP at Durban
11.28.11 - 12.9.11
Center For Clean Air Policy at COP17 in Durban, South Africa
The 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Durban, South Africa from Nov. 28 through Dec. 9. The event was the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The intense negotiations of COP17 held in Durban, South Africa, produced the Durban Platform, an agreement to negotiate a new international instrument that would create legally binding commitments for both developing and developed countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. During the COP negotiations CCAP hosted several events promoting more on-the-ground action and private sector investment in developing countries to reach emissions reductions pledges.
Policy Dialogue Breakfast
Saturday, Dec. 3, 07:30 – 09:45
CCAP and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment will host a policy dialogue to discuss the private sector and the Green Climate Fund. The breakfast will provide a space for senior negotiators to discuss enhancement of private-sector engagement in international climate change policy, leveraging of private-sector investment, and how the principles agreed to in the Transitional Committee for the Green Climate Fund can be integrated into bilateral assistance programs in advance of the full launch of the Green Climate Fund.
Contact: Michael Comstock firstname.lastname@example.org
IETA Side Event: The Future of the EU ETS – Pricing, Offsets and Other Adjustments
Monday, Dec. 5, 11:45 – 13:00
It is widely established wisdom that there is a future to the EU ETS also in absence of tangible results from the international negotiations. Yet, there are many other uncertainties on the road to 2020. This panel will look at the expected market developments in terms of pricing and offset use, as well as possible adjustments to the regulatory framework in the shorter and medium term.
- Simone Ruiz, EU Policy Director – IETA (Moderator)
- Stig Schjolset, Senior Analyst – Thomson Reuters Point Carbon
- Tomas Wyns, Director – Center for Clean Air Policy-Europe
- Philippe Chauveau, Head of Policy – Orbeo
- Lars Bach Jensen, Climate Policy Advisor – Danish Industry
Press Event: Release of new report: Climate Finance Works
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 16:00
Kosi Palm (ICC MR 21 ABCG) International Convention CenterCCAP-Europe’s new report, Climate Finance Works, showcases 40 success stories of low-carbon development activities in 27 different countries, all funded by European governments. Click here for more details on the event.
Speakers at the event will include:
- Costa Rican Minister of the Environment Rene Castro
- Head of Climate Change Office of the Ministry of Environment of ChileAndrea Rudnick García
- Directorate General on Climate Action at the European Commission Jos Delbeke
- President of CCAP Ned Helme
Contact: Tomas Wyns email@example.com
Side Event: Emissions Trading Around the World – Achievements and Prospects
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 18:00 – 20:00
Brussels Room, EU Pavilion
This event will highlight latest developments and prospects for emissions trading around the world. It will be opened with interventions by top decision makers driving ETS development around the world. Statements will be followed by a technical panel discussion of government representatives and carbon market experts, showcasing ETS developments from around the world. Speakers will be experts from a mix of jurisdictions with recent developments in ETS legislation, implementation or plans, selected to give a representative sample of developments worldwide. CCAP-Europe Director Tomas Wyns will moderate the event.
Side Event: NAMAs State of Play: Current Status, Challenges and Next Steps
Thursday, Dec. 8, 20:15-21:45
Durban Exhibition Centre, Room Apies River
The event will launch the Annual Status Report on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and highlight the activities of the joint Nordic Initiative on NAMAs. Representatives from Ecofys and CCAP will provide an up-to-date snapshot of current NAMAs around the world, including lessons learned and next steps needed to make the leap from NAMA proposals to implementation. Leaders from Norway and NOAK will describe their proposed efforts to improve the host country’s readiness to benefit from international climate finance and/or the carbon market for supporting up-scaled mitigation action. Representatives from NOAK will also present a case study on NAMAs with international finance.
- 20:15 Global overview of NAMA developments Speaker: Frauke Röser, Ecofys
- 20:35 Next steps for NAMAs: Proceeding to implementation Speaker: Ned Helme, CCAP
- 20:55 Case study on NAMAs with international finance. Speakers: Harri Laurikka, NOAK; Martina Jägerhorn, NDF
- 21:15 Discussion
Contact: Diana Movius firstname.lastname@example.org
- Harri Laurikka’s Nordic Partnership Initiative on Upscaled Mitigation Action
- Ned Helme’s Advancing Developing Country Actions
- Frauke Röser’s Status of Developing NAMAs
- Martina Jägerhorn’s Nordic Partnership Initiative in Vietnam
CCAP in the Media
- 11-27-2011 Washington Post As U.N. climate talks get underway in South Africa, local strategies are replacing the Kyoto global pact
- 11-28-2011 E&E TV CCAP’s Helme Previews Durban Negotiations
- 12-08-2011 ClimateWire Some understanding, some frustration over U.S. role in climate talks
- 12-11-2011 Washington Post At U.N. climate talks, delegates salvage last-minute compromise
Contact: Katy Nally email@example.com