Project Co-Directors Robert Stavins and Joseph Aldy at the workshop.
International Policy Architecture for Global Climate Change International Workshop
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy, May 14–16, 2008
June 3, 2008
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
The International Workshop on "Post-2012 International Policy Architecture for Global Climate Change" was organized by the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, the International Centre on Climate Governance (a joint initiative of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini) and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change.
The workshop was held in Venice, on May 14–16, 2008 and took place in the magnificent setting of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, a celebrated monastery located on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore facing Saint Mark's Square. Participation in the workshop was by invitation only.
The workshop was structured as follows. On May 15th, a one-day academic workshop presented preliminary results of work in progress from the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements. This was useful to obtain feedback from colleagues on research-in-progress and exchange ideas about international climate change policy.
On May 16th, a stakeholders meeting provided leaders from business, environmental advocacy, and government an opportunity to engage in a discussion about international climate change policy with one another and with academic experts. The main results of the academic workshop were presented at the beginning of the stakeholder workshop on May 16th. Then, three panels of experts discussed: "Post-2012 Emissions Carbon Markets and their Implications for Competitiveness", "The Role of Developing Countries in International Climate Agreements" and "Alternative Approaches to Post-2012 Global Climate Change Agreements". Also, both local and international press were present at the workshop. In this case, the event was on background, meaning that its proceedings cannot be quoted directly by the media, but press were welcome to interview workshop participants outside of the event. For any further details please refer to the workshop web site at: http://events.cmcc.it/ifcg_cp08/, a complete reference point for information on all the workshop practical and logistic matters.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14TH, 2008
19:00 Welcome Reception and visit to the exhibition "Rome and the Barbarians, the Birth of a New World" at Palazzo Grassi (dress code: informal)
THURSDAY, MAY 15TH, 2008
9:00 - 9:30 WELCOME ADDRESS
Robert STAVINS - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA
Joseph ALDY - Resources for the Future, USA
Carlo CARRARO - Ca' Foscari University, Venice, and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
9:30 - 11:00 Alternative International Policy Architectures I
Chair: Joseph ALDY - Resources for the Future, USA
9:30 - 10:00 A. Denny ELLERMAN - MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
"EU Emissions Trading Scheme as Model for a Global Regime"
10:00 - 10:30 Robert STAVINS - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA
"Linkage of Domestic Trading Systems as a Bottom-Up Architecture"
10:30 - 11:00 Akihiro SAWA - The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo and The 21st Century Public Policy Institute, Keidanren, Japan
"A Sectoral Approach as a New Post-Kyoto Framework"
11:00 - 11:30 Break: Refreshments served in the Cipressi's cloister
11:30 - 13:00 Economic Development, Adaptation, and International Climate Policy
Chair: Carlo CARRARO - Ca' Foscari University, Venice, and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
11:30 - 12:00 E. SOMANATHAN - Indian Statistical Institute, India
"Development and Climate Change"
12:00 - 12:30 Jing CAO - School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China
"China's Role in Post-2012 Climate Change Policy"
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch: served in the Cipressi's cloister
14:00 - 16:00 Alternative International Policy Architectures II
Chair: Robert STAVINS - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA
14:00 - 14:30 Ramgopal AGARWALA - Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India
"Towards a Global Compact for Managing Climate Change"
14:30 - 15:00 Richard NEWELL - Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke
"International Technology Agreements"
15:00 - 15:30 Break: Refreshments served in the Cipressi's cloister
15:30 - 16:00 Fei TENG - Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, China
"A Measurable, Reportable, and Verifiable Post-2012 Climate Framework"
16:00 - 16:30 Carlo CARRARO - Ca' Foscari University, Venice, and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
"Modeling Economic Impacts of Alternative International Climate Policy Architectures"
16:30 - 16:45 Summary, Conclusions, and Adjourn
20:00 Cocktail, Concert and Social Dinner at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini's Palladio cloister
(dress code: informal)
To read a summary of the May 16th stakeholders meeting, click here.
- See a PDF of the workshop agenda (82K 05.08.PDF)
For more information about this publication please contact the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements Coordinator at 617-496-8054.
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