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A profound transformation of our societies is required to curb anthropogenic emissions while supporting economic and human development. This session explored how capacity building, environmental policy and innovation systems can enable low-carbon energy transitions and contribute to inclusive, sustainable development. 

Much of the theoretical and empirical research on this topic has not made its way to the world of implementation. In this session, the findings from research were applied to international institutions currently under development, such as several UNFCCC institutions and the United Nations “Sustainable Energy for All” (SE4All) initiative.

This session provided research-based, practical and productive insights and policy recommendations to encourage green technology transitions both in developed and in developing countries. It contributed to a more practical differentiated understanding of the role of capacity and innovation systems, with specific attention to the SE4All initiative, the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism and the Green Climate Fund, and to the specific challenges faced by developing countries. 

ICTSD was represented by Ahmed Abdel-Latif who spoke about the role of partnerships in enhancing the transfer and diffusion of climate change technologies.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Realizing the Potential of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism: Perspectives on the Way ForwardThe Climate Technology Mechanism: Issues and Challenges
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Date: 8 July 2015

Time: 17:30-19:00

Venue: UPMC Jussieu, ROOM 309, Block 24/34

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 9:47am

The concept of “climate clubs” has emerged and matured in several expert-driven processes over the past few years. The idea is that multilateral negotiations can be complemented with “coalitions of the willing” on various climate-related issues, in particular where there is a need for a high degree of policy coordination. Among the areas which have been identified as suitable for carbon clubs are carbon pricing or technology.

Within the multilateral process of the UNFCCC, Workstream 2 of the ADP explores opportunities for cooperative initiatives to accelerate action on climate change.

This half-day workshop, organised by the Stanley Foundation, Climate Strategies, IDDRI and ICTSD, examined and further developed the proposition of nurturing a “club” of enhanced climate ambition based around the interrelationship of carbon pricing, technology investment and trade. The objective was to inform policymaking towards a climate agreement at COP 21 as well as the implementation phase.  

The workshop addressed a range of relevant questions, such as the motivations for clubs, reasons for linking pricing and technology, the issue of “club goods”, possible interactions with the multilateral trading system and ways to take this club approach forward in the context of COP 21 and beyond.

Attendance was by invitation only.

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Addressing Climate Change: A WTO Exception to Incorporate Climate ClubsThe Case for Climate ClubsJoin the club: Group approaches to tackling climate change Linking Emissions Trading Schemes: Considerations and Recommendations for a Joint EU-Korean Carbon Market
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Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 1:00pm