"Linkage: A Promising Approach to Achieving the Goals of the Durban Platform" Side-event Panel at COP-19, Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 18, 2013.
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Harvard Project Conducts Highly Successful Side-Event at COP-19
December 16, 2013
Author: Robert C. Stowe, Former Associate Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements hosted an official side event at the Nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-19) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Warsaw, Poland on November 18, 2013. The event was titled "Linkage: A Promising Approach to Achieving the Goals of the Durban Platform." Panelists evaluated what may be an important component of global climate-policy architectures for the post-Durban era: linkage of regional, national, and sub-national cap-and-trade systems with other such systems; with carbon-tax regimes; and with non-market-based regulatory systems. The event was co-hosted by the Enel Foundation and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).
- Daniele Agostini, Head of Regulation of Wholesale Markets, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Enel
- Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy, California Environmental Protection Agency
- David Hone, Chairman of the Board of Directors, IETA and Senior Climate Change Advisor, Shell
- Gilbert Metcalf, Professor of Economics, Tufts University
- Robert Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School, and Director of the Harvard Project
The presentations were based in part on a Harvard Project Discussion Paper by Robert Stavins and Matthew Ranson, "Linkage of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems: Learning from Experience." David Hone also provided a background brief titled "Carbon Pricing, the FVA and the NMM: Charting a Course to a New UNFCCC Agreement."
Attendance was extraordinary, relative to most side-events at COP-19—a nearly full room with a capacity of 250.
The speakers' presentations and David Hone's background paper may be downloaded below.
- "Linking ETS Systems: The Need for a Pragmatic Approach" (1.4 MB PDF)
- "Should and Could the UNFCCC Develop a Linking Framework within the ADP" (755K PDF)
- Hone Background Paper: "Carbon Pricing, the FVA and the NMM" (114K PDF)
- Metcalf: "Linkage: A Promising Approach to Achieving the Goals of the Durban Platform" (117K PDF)
- Stavins: "Linkage: A Promising Approach to Achieving the Goals of the Durban Platform" (169K PDF)
For more information about this publication please contact the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements Coordinator at 617-496-8054.
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