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Harvard Project Conducts Highly Successful Side-Event at COP-19

"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

News, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

December 16, 2013

Author: Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

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).

Speakers were:

  • 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.

 

For more information about this publication please contact the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements Coordinator at 617-496-8054.

For Academic Citation:

"Harvard Project Conducts Highly Successful Side-Event at COP-19." News, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, December 16, 2013.

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