Carbon Market Workshop

When:
25th September 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
2017-09-25T14:30:00+02:00
2017-09-25T17:30:00+02:00
Where:
Theatre, Badia Fiesolana
Via dei Roccettini 9
50014
San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence)
Organised in collaboration with DG Climate Action, European Commission

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170925 Carbon Market Workshop

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Presentations


Emissions trading in post-Paris world

Presentation: Felix Matthes, Research Coordinator Energy & Climate Policy, Oeko-Institute


State of play of carbon markets – panel discussion

California: Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board

Canada: Kate Rich, Director, Carbon Pricing Bureau, Environment and Climate Change Canada

China: Maosheng Duan, Director, China Carbon Market Center, Tsinghua University

EU: Jos Delbeke, Director General, DG Climate Action, European Commission

New Zealand: Kay Harrison, Lead Negotiator, International Carbon Markets, Ministry for the Environment


Emissions trading in a wider climate and energy policy framework

Presentation: Christina Hood, Head of Unit, Environment and Climate Change, International Energy Agency


Reflections on stakeholder engagement – panel discussion

Academia: Simone Borghesi, Director, FSR Climate, EUI

Business: Dirk Forrister [no slides speech], President and CEO, International Emissions Trading Association

IFI: Venkata Ramana Putti [no slides speech], Programme Manager, The World Bank

NGO: Femke de Jong, EU Policy Director, Carbon Market Watch

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As countries move to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, a growing number of them and of sub-national jurisdictions are considering using carbon markets to meet their mitigation commitments. The existing carbon markets already cover 9% of global emissions, and with the imminent launch of the national ETS in China, this will increase to 15%.  There is an emerging need to share the experiences on implementation of emissions trading systems to date, and to further promote emissions trading as a cost-effective climate policy tool.

This workshop gathered different stakeholders (from the academic, industry, NGO sectors) and senior policy makers from different carbon markets worldwide (California, Canada, China, EU and New Zealand), to discuss and exchange experiences in the design and implementation of emissions trading.

Event co-organised with DG Climate Action of the European Commission, within the framework of the LIFE SIDE project.  LIFE SIDE is co-funded under the LIFE Programme and is supporting policymakers with the implementation of the EU ETS.

Workshop by invitation only and held under the Chatham House Rule.

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EU ETS and its interaction with other climate and energy policies, 4 April 2017
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