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"Harvard Project to Conduct Side-event on Linkage of Climate Policies at COP-20"

Announcement, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center

November 18, 2014

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

 

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements will co-sponsor an official side event at the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP-20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru:

"Linkage among Climate Policies in the 2015 Paris Agreement"

Thursday, December 11

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Room: Caral

We cordially invite all of our friends and colleagues attending COP-20 to join us.

Panelists will discuss how the new international agreement to be concluded in Paris, in December 2015 at COP-21, might either facilitate or impede linkage—not only among cap-and-trade systems, but among cap-and-trade, carbon tax, and non-market regulatory systems. This is an important topic, as linkage has the potential to increase the cost-effectiveness, political feasibility, and environmental effectiveness of regional, national, and sub-national climate policies. The event is co-hosted by the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Arizona State University, and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.

Confirmed speakers will be:

  • Daniel Bodansky, Foundation Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University;
  • Dirk Forrister, President and Chief Executive Officer, IETA;
  • Alexia Kelley, Senior Climate Change Advisor, U.S. Department of State;
  • Nathaniel Keohane, Vice President for International Climate at Environmental Defense Fund;
  • Ulrika Raab, Senior Advisor Climate Change, Swedish Energy Agency;
  • Robert Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; and Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.

Presentations will be based in part on a Harvard Project Discussion Paper, co-authored by Daniel Bodansky, Seth Hoedl (J.D. student, Harvard Law School), Gilbert Metcalf (Professor of Economics, Tufts University), and Robert Stavins: "Facilitating Linkage of Heterogeneous Regional, National, and Sub-National Climate Policies Through a Future International Agreement." The paper was prepared with the support of—and in collaboration with—IETA.

The paper and its executive summary may be downloaded here.

We look forward to seeing you on December 11 in Lima.

Additional event on market mechanisms

Robert Stavins, Director of the Harvard Project, will also participate in a panel at COP-20 hosted by IETA examining market mechanisms in the 2015 agreement:

Tuesday, December 9

4:30 – 6:10 pm

IETA Pavilion

Confirmed speakers will be:

  • Dirk Forrister, President and Chief Executive Officer, IETA;
  • David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser, Shell International Petroleum;
  • Anna Lindstedt, Chief Climate Negotiator, Sweden;
  • Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board;
  • Amber Rudd, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change;
  • Robert Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; and Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.

 

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

For Academic Citation:

"Harvard Project to Conduct Side-event on Linkage of Climate Policies at COP-20." Announcement, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center, November 18, 2014.

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