This workshop, held in Glion, is part of the Informal Forum on Implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC process. This workshop followed the resumed SBSTA 48 Session held in Bangkok. Article 6 negotiations are carried out under Agenda Item 11. A joint reflection note by the presiding officers of APA, SBSTA and SBI was produced after the resumed SBSTA 48 which outlines the progress made to date and identifies ways forward, inclduding textual proposals.

This workshop intersected SBSTA 48 and SBSTA 49 (COP24 in Katowice) and aims to create an informal atmosphere where the main objective is to explore, discover, explain and understand different points of view related to the issues in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 5:00pm

ICTSD/ERCST and EUI are jointly working on a project which provides the opportunity for a public debate on the possibility of increasing the ambition of the EU climate policy in the 2030 perspective. In light of this project, a discussion paper was written outlining the various options to enhance the EU NDC and a set of criteria was developed against which these different options can be judged.

This meeting is the first of six 'Open Fora' to be held in the EU Member States, where stakeholders are given the opportunity to discuss the different options of increasing the EU NDC and the criteria to judge these options. A background paper on options and criteria to assess them will provide the input for debate.

The outputs of these Open Fora, together with the discussion paper, will be captured in a Policy Paper to be released on November 26 in Brussels, just before COP 24 in Katowice. 

 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Tuesday, 2 October 2018 - 9:30am to 1:30pm

This meeting is part of the “Informal dialogue on Response Measures" project, an independent initiative aimed at creating an informal atmosphere where the participants can explore, discover, explain and understand different points of view related to the issues in Article 4.15 of the Paris Agreement. The objective is to further understanding of the options available to define functions, modalities and work programme of the Forum under the Paris Agreement, as well as the consequences of adopting each option.

What is also very important is, to the extent that participants are willing to explain, to understand the different views, and more importantly, WHY these views are held. The discussions will be free and informal.

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Bonn, Germany
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Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

This meeting is part of the “Informal dialogue on Response Measures" project, an independent initiative aimed at creating an informal dialogue where the participants can explore, discover, explain and understand different points of view related to the issues in Article 4.15 of the Paris Agreement. The objective is to further understanding of the options available to define functions, modalities and work programme of the Forum under the Paris Agreement, as well as the consequences of adopting each option. The Informal Dialogue will also be a place where substantive issues that have not been included in the Agenda of the Informal Forum can be discussed.

What is also very important is, to the extent that participants are willing to explain, to understand the different views, and more importantly, WHY these views are held. The discussions will be free and informal.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Saturday, 1 September 2018 - 10:30am to 6:30pm

While the universally endorsed and widely ratified Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC aims to limit temperature increases to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, recent estimates indicate that countries' current added mitigation pledges only cover a third of the emissions reductions needed to achieve this goal.

To allow countries to scale up climate action at home without risking to see their efforts undermined by carbon leakage, some experts and policymakers are suggesting the introduction of border carbon adjustment measures.

While such measures have so far not been put to practice, the current climate urgency combined with the fact that the world’s largest economy and second largest emitter is now choosing to step aside has led John Odell, Professor Emeritus of International Relations with the University of Southern California, to revisit the border carbon adjustment topic.

At this talk, he will explain what a border carbon adjustment could look like if it is to be effective; compatible with the rules of the World Trade Organization; and sensitive to development considerations. These ideas are further elaborated in his recent think piece for ICTSD.

To attend the event, please register via the Graduate Institute at this link

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 5:45pm to 7:15pm

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA) addresses the issue of “cooperative approaches” under the Paris Agreement. A significant part of it aims to create the framework to ensure that international markets can be a tool to meet Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

After COP 21 in Paris, negotiators have a mandate to create a rulebook to ensure that this, and other parts of the PA, become operational. Negotiators are aiming to complete this task in 2018 at COP 23.

This side-event is an opportunity for stakeholders to be briefed by and enter in discussion with some of the most knowledge participants in these negotiations to understand the progress and challenges towards the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.       

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm