June 3, 2008
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 will be 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.
September 30, 2014
The Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has appointed Jairam Ramesh as a fall 2014 Fisher Family Fellow. The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements is also supporting Mr. Ramesh as a Visiting Scholar. Mr. Ramesh is the former Minister of Environment and Forests for India—and India's Chief Climate Negotiator. A Member of the upper house of India's Parliament from Andhra Pradesh, Ramesh was chief climate negotiator for India during the late 2000's. He has been a leading figure in international climate diplomacy for years.
October 24, 2013
The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements will co-host an official side-event panel at the Nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-19) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Warsaw, Poland, on November 20, 2013. This side event will review a number of options for a new international climate regime, based on social-science research, that might be embodied in the 2015 agreement.
October 23, 2013
The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements will conduct 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. Panelists will evaluate 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.
November 5, 2012
The event is titled "Market Mechanisms in a Post-Durban International Climate Regime" and will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012, in Side Event Room 7 from 3–4:30 PM in Doha, Qatar. We cordially invite all of our friends and colleagues attending COP-18 to join us.
February 10, 2012
Geoengineering Policy Fellowships Offered by Belfer Center's Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group at Harvard Kennedy School
The Belfer Center's Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group will be offering research fellowships in geoengineering policy for 2012–2013. These fellowships are for postdoctoral scholars and Masters-level scholars with extensive experience. The purpose of these fellowships is to improve understanding of the options for governance of geoengineering—deliberate large-scale manipulation of the Earth's climate to partially offset the climate risks caused by greenhouse-gas emissions.
Applications for these fellowships for the 2012–2012 academic year will be accepted until April 12, 2012.
April 5, 2011
By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa
The U.S. book launch event for The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa by Calestous Juma will be Friday, April 22, 2011, 10:30am – 12:00pm at Preston Auditorium, The World Bank, 1818 H Street, Washington, D.C. RSVP for this event here: http://bit.ly/hmE773
June 4, 2009
The current negotiations in Bonn, Germany, mark a major step on the road to the next international climate agreement. With the negotiating text now being discussed, the Harvard Project has a wide array of research papers and policy ideas, each condensed into a two-page summary, which may be useful to those working on these issues. We have chosen to highlight some of those most relevant to the Bonn negotiating agenda.
September 12, 2008
We are pleased to announce that Larry Karp (University of California, Berkeley) and Jinhua Zhao (Michigan State University) have been chosen as the winners of the open research paper competition of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements. Their paper, "A Proposal for the Design of the Successor to the Kyoto Protocol", was selected based on its innovative and realistic approach to post-2012 global climate policy.
January 22, 2008
The Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements invites submission of papers focused on the design of international climate policy architectures. Papers should propose a complete policy framework to succeed the Kyoto Protocol in the post-2012 period.