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WRI Digest: LandMark Platform Launches | US Wildfires | Renewable Energy in 2030

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Post-2015 Digest #142

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REPORTS AND PROPOSALS

  • US Government Fact Sheet: U.S. Global Development Policy and Agenda 2030. This fact sheet reflects on U.S. contributions towards global development and the Obama administration’s initiatives that lend themselves towards meeting the SDGs, such as PEPFAR and Power Africa, among others. A related publication released this past week by USAID on ending extreme poverty is available here. Remarks by President Barack Obama from his address at the UN General Assembly Hall are here, and remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry are available here.
  • UNEP: Uncovering Pathways Towards and Inclusive Green Economy: A summary for leaders. This guide describes challenges relating to the refocusing of political attention and financial resources to drive markets and institutions towards better alignment with the SDGs, starting with the breaking down of a business as usual approach. It outlines the main principles of a green economy, the global cooperation needed to get there, and the scaling up and communications efforts that will be needed to inspire further action.
  • UNCTAD: Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development. This policy toolkit is meant to assist countries and regional groupings review and revise their investment laws and regulations at strategic, normative and administrative levels. This revision outlines the changing investment policy environment, principles for investment policymaking, national investment policy guidance, options for international investment frameworks, and how to promote investment in the SDGs.
  • Institute of Development Studies: Evidence Report Number 150: Reducing Hunger and Undernutrition. The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) ranks governments on their political commitment to tackling hunger and nutrition. The most recent HANCI report, released in September 2015, builds upon the previous findings first presented 2013 and 2014. It uses the same methodology to give an updated picture of how the countries in the Index are tackling hunger and undernutrition. A brief write-up on IDS’s website that shows how HANCI can support the SDGs is also available, here.

RECENT CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

  • ICYMI: SDG Summit. In case you missed it, a summary from IISD Reporting Services, covering the UN Sustainable Development Summit, held 25-27 September 2015 in New York, is available in the above link.

NEWS AND BLOGS

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WRI Digest: The Vatican and Climate | US Emissions Reduction | GHG Reporting

 

pics with the Pope

From left to right: Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme, President Felipe Calderon, HE Liliane Ploumen, Paul Polman, Naina Lal Kidwai, Andrew Steer, Jeremy Oppenheim and His Holiness, Pope Francis. Photo by © L’Osservatore Romano

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The Obama administration committed to reduce U.S. emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. A new WRI study reveals how to achieve that target – and go even further – through existing federal policies and state action. Learn more.

Businesses can help move international climate action forward through direct interventions in their own operations and by creating a surround sound of support. Global Director of WRI’s Business Center Kevin Moss lays out a five-point checklist. Learn more.

At least 40 countries and several sub-national regions have implemented greenhouse gas reporting programs. A new report provides step-by-step guidance on how policymakers can design them effectively. Learn more.

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WRI Digest: Climate Finance | Seven Extreme Droughts | Cutting Car Congestion

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Post-2015 Digest #124

ISSUE #124

The Post-2015 Digest provides a weekly compilation of news, opinion, reports, and events on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and related processes.

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REPORTS AND PROPOSALS

  • CESR and TWN: Universal Rights, Differentiated Responsibilities: Safeguarding human rights beyond borders to achieve the SDGs. This briefing presents the human rights framework as a way to understand cross-border obligations under SDGs, suggesting that it could help to clarify common and differentiated responsibilities as well as policy coherence for sustainable development. It is divided into three parts: 1) external constraints to sustainable development; 2) human rights obligations of states beyond their borders; and 3) post-2015 policy implications. The third section offers 10 recommendations to align SDG commitments with existing extraterritorial obligations.
  • Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky: Human rights must be at the core of development financing. This commentary commissioned by the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights analyzes how the revised draft text of the Addis Ababa Accord could be improved to provide for better coherence  with  international  human  rights  standards  and  obligations. It proposes specific edits paragraph-by-paragraph.
  • The ONE Campaign: The 2015 Data Report: Putting the Poorest First. ONE suggests key commitments that can be game-changers at the Addis Ababa Conference, particularly for those living in the poorest nations, the least developed countries (LDCs). It advocates for a mutual accountability pact to meet the most basic needs, like health and education. Key components of which include increasing domestic government revenues, increasing ODA to meet the 0.7% commitment, and specific investments in agriculture, infrastructure, technology and energy.
  • FAO: The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015: Meeting the 2015 international hunger targets: taking stock of uneven progress. This year’s report provides an update on progress towards meeting MDG1 and World Food Summit targets and examines underlying drivers of hunger and food insecurity, such as economic growth, trade, social protection systems, and the status of family farming. It finds that 795 million people are undernourished, with 72 of 129 countries having achieved MDG target 1c. However, significant regional disparities persist, and many of the countries who have not met the targets have faced human or natural disasters as well as political unrest.
  • UN ESCAP: Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015, Part II: Balancing the three dimensions of sustainable development: from integration to implementation. This report launched at the 71st session of ESCAP held this past week, This report examines what the integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development means for implementation. It outlines a conceptual framework for integration based on 1) development between planetary boundaries and social needs, 2) balanced investments in all forms of capital, 3) efficiency in both demand and supply, and 4) redefining the understanding of growth. Based on these, it suggests normative shifts in policy stance, strategies and policy options at the national and regional level. The study notes that regional cooperation will be critical to maximize opportunities and mitigate the “first-movers risk” that may be presented.

RECENT CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

  • Intersessional Consultations for FfD3. This second intercessional consultation in the Financing for Development discussions was held 26-29 May 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York. A write-up from the first day by IISD is available here.
  • ECOSOC Forum on Partnership. This forum was held 28 May 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York, focusing on promoting human resources and bringing fresh ideas to the ways in which multi-stakeholder partnerships can support SDG implementation.
  • Third International Open Data Conference. This conference held 28-29 May 2015 in Ottawa, Canada aimed to broaden the dialogue on open data by including experts from a variety of sectors, taking stock of and scaling up innovative approaches.

NEWS AND BLOGS

  • Christine Lagarde (IMF Managing Director) in the IMF’s Finance & Development newsletter. “Path to Development.”
  • Charles Kenny (CGDev) in the IMF’s Finance & development newsletter. “Aiming High.”

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Subject: climate-l digest: March 26, 2015
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Digest for Thursday, March 26, 2015.

1. CCB News – Latin American Project Open for Public Comments
2. New Books – Review Copies
3. MSc Climate Change and Development
4. CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Learning by Doing’ in Global Carbon Markets: Making a Virtue of Vice

esilverstein@v-c-s.org
To:
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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:02:55 -0500
Subject: CCB News – Latin American Project Open for Public Comments
The following project is undergoing its Validation audits against the CCB Standards:

Project name: GUAPIAÇU GRANDE VIDA
Region, Country: Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Cachoeiras D Emacacu
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Design Document
Public comment period: 16 March – 15 April 2015

Project documents may be downloaded at http://www.climate-standards.org/category/projects/open-comments/

Comments are invited from the public about whether these projects meet the requirements of the CCB Standards. Comments received will be considered by the auditor during the validation process.

For the latest CCB news, please visit: http://www.climate-standards.org/category/news/

Best regards,

Elizabeth Silverstein
CCBStandards@v-c-s.org
www.climate-standards.org

“Smith, Megan” <megan.smith@taylorandfrancis.com> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:33:04 +0000 Subject: New Books – Review Copies

Dear all,

I am pleased to announce a selection of new and forthcoming titles by Routledge:

If you are a book review editor or have had a review proposal accepted by a journal/publication and would like to review any of these titles, please email Megan.Smith@taylorandfrancis.com ensuring you provide a full delivery address, recipient name, contact telephone number and the title of the publication you are reviewing the book for.

Biochar for Environmental Management Science, Technology and Implementation, 2nd Edition Edited by Johannes Lehmann and Stephen Joseph
This second edition includes not only substantially updated chapters, but also additional chapters: on environmental risk assessment; on new uses of biochar in composting and potting mixes; a new and controversial field of studying the effects of biochar on soil carbon cycles; on traditional use with very recent discoveries that biochar was used not only in the Amazon but also in Africa and Asia; on changes in water availability and soil water dynamics; and on sustainability and certification.
Read more

Published February 2015 by Routledge

Transport, Climate Change and the City By Robin Hickman and David Banister
This book seeks to develop achievable low CO2 emission futures for transport in a range of international case studies. The aim is that the scenarios as developed, and the consideration of implementation and transition issues, can help us plan for and achieve attractive future lifestyles at the city level, rather than ‘sleepwalk’ into climate change difficulties, oil scarcity, poor qualities of life, and to continue with the large casualty figures.
Read more

Published February 2015 by Routledge

Experiment Earth Responsible innovation in geoengineering By Jack Stilgoe
Drawing on three years of sociological research working with scientists on one of the world’s first major geoengineering projects, this book examines the politics of experimentation. Geoengineering provides a test case for rethinking the responsibilities of scientists and asking how science can take better care of the futures that it helps bring about.

Read more

Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

Published February 2015 by Routledge

Please send us your published reviews!

We’d be extremely grateful to receive any published reviews – for this or any other Routledge book you may have recently reviewed – so that we can add review quotes to our website and flyers, and circulate them via our social media accounts. Routledge will ensure we always quote your journal name – publicity for you too! Please feel free to email them to Megan.Smith@taylorandfrancis.com.

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Martin Todd <m.todd@sussex.ac.uk>
To:
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Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:54:35 -0500
Subject: MSc Climate Change and Development
The University of Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) invites applications for the MSc in ‘Climate Change and Development’ for entry in September 2015.

Scholarships are available and information is provided below.

This masters is a unique, state of the art course focusing on the implications of climate change for international development. The course is taught by researchers from the world renowned Institute of Development Studies (ranked 1st ‘Best University-Affiliated Think Tank’ in the UK and 3rd in the world*), the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU, ranked 6th in world*) and the School of Global Studies. It provides a rich learning experience, combining teaching with professional training workshops, and guest seminars by a diverse range of speakers including researchers, policy makers and practitioners from across the profession.

The course is multidisciplinary and students acquire specialist knowledge on the causes of climate change, the physical and human consequences, and processes to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate in the context of increasingly complex development challenges.

This degree equips both those new to the field and development practitioners with the key skills and knowledge to work within the rapidly expanding climate change profession. Our graduates are highly marketable and are now influencing policy within international development organisations and agencies (including the UN), NGOs, national governments, and the private sector as well as offering consultancy services to a range of private and public organisations. This course offers students the opportunity to undertake their dissertation on a placement with a relevant organisation.

What our students say:

“I was really excited about coming to IDS because of the staff and lecturers, but what makes IDS special to me was the sense of community – I haven’t met one student here that I wasn’t amazed and impressed with.” Nella Canales Trujillo (Climate Finance advisor, Overseas Development Institute, London).

”Overall the experience [at IDS] helped my career development, not only through exposure to world-class teachers and researchers, but also to the varied academic and job experiences of classmates, which contributed to dynamic and exciting debates.”
(Blanche Ting, Senior Specialist in Biotechnology, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa)

”one of the greatest strengths of the MSc in Climate Change and Development at Sussex is the chance it offers its students to benefit from the expertise at Sussex, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS)  and SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research.  As a result, this course gave me a thorough overview of the subject while particularly encouraging me to question where climate change and development meet
Gloria Cheche (Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office, Washington D.C.)

See also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DELHCk6214

For further information on the programme and on-line application process access this link:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2015/taught/3931/31677

Scholarships:
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme 2015/16: IDS and the University of Sussex are offering one award for candidates from any eligible Commonwealth Country with an offer of a place on MSc in Climate Change and Development. Applicants for this scholarship MUST have a first class degree. The deadline is 16th April 2015.

For instructions see the link the CSSC for the MSc Climate Change & Development at http://www.ids.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding

(See more at: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/eas/applicants/shared-scholarships/)

Further information on other scholarships available can be found at:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2015

Please direct queries to globalstudiespg@sussex.ac.uk. For questions about academic aspects of the course, please don’t hesitate to contact Prof. Martin Todd (Geography; m.todd@sussex.ac.uk) or Dr Lars Otto Naess (IDS;  l.naess@ids.ac.uk).

* (University of Pennsylvania: Global Go To Think Tanks Report 2012)

GHALEIGH Navraj-Singh <n.ghaleigh@ed.ac.uk> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:01:27 +0000 Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Learning by Doing’ in Global Carbon Markets: Making a Virtue of Vice

CALL FOR PAPERS
‘Learning by Doing’ in Global Carbon Markets: Making a Virtue of Vice International Workshop, Edinburgh Law School, June 12th 2015
Learning by doing (LBD) has been a familiar refrain in the development of the EU’s climate change policy, especially its emissions trading scheme (ETS). Initially deployed to describe an interim period of experimentation, with the ongoing ineffectiveness of  European climate policy the term risks being used to mask policy failings, making a virtue of vice by deferring the delivery of a successful climate change policy. This one-day workshop seeks to explore the concept of LBD and consider its implication for climate governance in the EU and beyond. See attachment for further details.
Papers are welcomed from colleagues, in particular early career researchers. Please send abstracts of around 250 words to globalcarbonmarkets@gmail.com by 20 April 2015. Please direct queries to n.ghaleigh@ed.ac.uk.   Navraj Singh Ghaleigh Senior Lecturer in Climate Law Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

 

 LBD Workshop June 2015 – Call for papers

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1. Climate Change Daily Feed – 26 March 2015 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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Digest for Saturday, March 21, 2015.

1. Workshop on adaptation to climate change in major river basins of Asia

Ancha Srinivasan <asrinivasan2009@gmail.com> To:  Cc:  Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2015 20:12:47 +0800 Subject: Workshop on adaptation to climate change in major river basins of Asia

Dear colleagues,
We are organizing an international workshop on adaptation to climate change in major river basins of Asia from 27 to 28 April 2015 in Bogor, Indonesia. We are actively looking for recent research on adaptation in 4 major areas:
(1) Current and future impacts of climate change in Asian river basins (climate change modelling, vulnerability and impacts assessment)
(2) Current coping strategies and measures of adaptation to climate change in Asian river basins
(3) Innovative financing and technology options for adaptation in Asian river basins
(4) Synergies for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Asian river basins
If you are working in the above areas, please send a short abstract (less than 500 words) to Dr. Rizaldi Boer (rizaldiboer@yahoo.com) with a copy to me (asrinivasan2009@gmail.com). Travel support may be provided to selected authors to present their research, insights, and successful practices at the workshop, but they will be required to submit full length manuscripts of about 3000 words. Preference will be given to young researchers exploring innovative options to guide future processes of adaptation to climate change in Asian river basins.
Sincerely,
Ancha Srinivasan, Ph.D. (Cantab.) FCPS, FCCS Principal Climate Change Specialist Asian Development Bank 6 ADB Avenue Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila Philippines Tel: +63-2-632-4786 Fax: +63-2-636-2231 E-mail: asrinivasan2009@gmail.com

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Digest for Friday, March 20, 2015.

1. UNFCCC: Call for experts to serve on CDM panels, working groups and registration and issuance team

Nathalie Sneider <NSneider@unfccc.int>
To:
Cc:
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:03:54 +0100
Subject: UNFCCC: Call for experts to serve on CDM panels, working groups and registration and issuance team
UNFCCC: Call for experts to serve on CDM panels, working groups and
registration and issuance team

Dear Climate-L readers,

The CDM Executive Board, at its eighty-second meeting, launched a call for
new members of panels and working groups and for experts for the
Registration and Issuance Team.  In particular, new members are sought for
the following:

- CDM Accreditation Panel (AP)
- CDM Methodology Panel (MP)
- CDM Small-scale working group (SSC WG)
- CDM Afforestation and reforestation working group (AR WG)
- CDM Carbon dioxide capture and storage working group (CCS WG)
- CDM Registration and issuance team (RIT)

The terms of reference, required qualifications and conditions of service
are available on the CDM website: https://cdm.unfccc.int/Panels/index.html

Interested experts possessing required qualifications are invited to apply.
You will be requested to complete an application form and a UN-standard
Personal History Form (P.11).

The call is open until 31 March 2015, 24:00 GMT and accessible at
https://cdm.unfccc.int/Panels/index.html

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Sergey Makarov
< SMakarov@unfccc.int>

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Digest for Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

1. Professional Training Courses, including climate change and water security at UEA this summer
2. Invitation for applications to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law in Malta
3. Online Course on Climate Change and International Law
4. Discussion paper: Greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for international shipping
5. Climate Change Daily Feed – 25 March 2015 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
6. Climate Change Job Vacancies Update – 25 March 2015 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
7. Coastal Hazard Wheel system 2.0 released

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From: Vanessa Tarling <devco.train@uea.ac.uk>
To:
Cc:
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:27:34 -0500
Subject: Professional Training Courses, including climate change and water security at UEA this summer

Dear Colleague,

I wanted to let you know about the training about various international development subjects at UEA, which may be of interest to you and your colleagues, both those new to the field, and more experienced professionals who would like to be updated on the latest research based theory and practices in these fields. Course Directors are leading researchers in their fields.

1st-5th June 2015                             Beyond Surveys and Experiments – Other Approaches to Impact Evaluation
https://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/professional-training/beyond-surveys-and-experiments

8th-19th June 2015                          Impact Evaluation for Evidence-Based Policy in Development
https://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/professional-training/impact-evaluation

29th June – 4th July 2015              Climate Change and Development
https://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/professional-training/climate-change-and-development

13th-17th July 2015                         Organisational Change for Gender Equality: Practical skills and approaches
https://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/professional-training/researching-gender-concepts-and-methods

24th Aug – 4th Sept 2015              Forest Governance – Operationalising Equity and Justice in REDD+, PES and FLEGT
https://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/professional-training/forest-governance

7th – 11th Sept  2015                      Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners
https://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/professional-training/water-security-for-policy-makers-short-course

We would also be able put together a bespoke course together, depending on your specific requirements, if desired.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can offer further assistance, further details are available from devco.train@uea.ac.uk

I look forward to hearing from you

Regards,

Ms Vanessa Tarling BSc (Hons), PGCE,
Training and Skills Development Manager
School of International Development
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ

raf.callaerts@law.kuleuven.be To:  Cc:  Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:24:48 +0000 Subject: Invitation for applications to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law in Malta

Dear Colleague,
Dear Climate-l subscriber,
Kindly disseminate within your network the announcement that applications are still open for the 2015/6 Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law!
The programme is being offered by the Institute for Environmental and Energy Law (IEEL) of the University of Leuven, Belgium and the Law Faculty of the University of Malta. A close collaboration resulted in this distinctive programme with a unique four pillar structure, consisting of teaching, special seminars, an internship and a dissertation. Each session of the master programme is open to individual participation – thus giving practitioners the opportunity to attend a given topic of their choice. Find more information about this programme in our short online folder or on the website. 

We look forward to warmly welcome students in Malta,

Prof. Dr. Kurt Deketelaere (co-director), Prof. Dr. Simone Borg (co-director) and Prof. Dr. Bram Delvaux (programme coordinator)
by Raf Callaerts
Institute for Environmental and Energy Law
Faculty of Law, Collegium Falconis, KU Leuven 
Tiensestraat 41 B- 3000 Leuven Belgium
“Waters, Eleanor” <waters@ehs.unu.edu> To:  Cc:  Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:56:45 +0000 Subject: Online Course on Climate Change and International Law

Dear Climate-L readers,
The University for Peace (UPEACE) and UNU-EHS are calling for applications for an online training course on the topic of “Climate Change, International Law and Human Security”. This six week course will be co-taught by experts from both institutions and will take place from April 8th to May 19th, 2015.

The course is intended for staff members of the United Nations and its agencies; staff members of other inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, and government agencies; academics; practitioners; and students, who are working or researching in fields related to climate change and environmental, human rights, international law, development, and migration, amongst others. UPEACE and UNU-EHS aim to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.

Please note that the course has a limited number of seats available. Qualified participants will be admitted on the combined basis of first-come-first served, gender equality and regional representation.

For more information, and to apply, visit: http://www.upeace.org/academic/partnership-programmes/upeace-unu-ehs-online-programme

 

: Martin Cames <m.cames@gmx.de> To:  Cc:  Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:41:32 -0500

Subject: Discussion paper: Greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for international shipping Dear Climate-L reader!
The latest report of the IPCC suggests that in 2050 global greenhouse gas emissions need to be 40 to 70% below their 2010 levels in order to prevent a global temperature increase of more than 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels. However, the third greenhouse gas study of the IMO (International Maritime Organization) projects shipping emissions to increase by 50 to 250% by 2050. This would result in an increase in the share in global emissions from the current level of 2 to 10% if the rest of the world is on a path towards the 2°C target. Taking into account that reducing emissions globally is more cost-effective when all sectors contribute and that shipping has significant technical and operational potential to reduce emissions, we analyse potential greenhouse gas mitigation targets for the shipping sector and the extent to which these targets can be achieved by efficiency improvements only.
Download: http://www.oeko.de/oekodoc/2241/2015-023-en.pdf
Dr. Martin Cames – m.cames@oeko.de Head of Energy & Climate Division (Berlin) Oeko-Institut e.V. – http://www.oeko.de Institute for Applied Ecology Freiburg – Darmstadt – Berlin Schicklerstr. 5-7, 10179 Berlin, Germany Tel.: +49 (30) 40 50 85-383, Fax: -388
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Digest for Saturday, March 28, 2015.

1. WIl Burns on Geoengineering the Climate: Noon Weds on The National Climate Seminar

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Subject: WIl Burns on Geoengineering the Climate: Noon Weds on The National Climate Seminar

Bard Center for Environmental Policy present

National Climate Seminar: GeoEngineering

Wil Burns, Co-Executive Director Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Noon Eastern

Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100 Code: 253385

Wil Burns, PhD, is a Scholar in Residence at the School of International Service, at American University. From 2012 to 2014 he founded and directed the MS in Energy Policy and Climate Program at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught courses in domestic and international climate change law and domestic energy law. He holds a PhD in International Environmental Law from the University of Wales-Cardiff School of Law. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association and is the President of the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences. He is also the former Co-Chair of the International Environmental Law interest group of the American Society of International Law. He has taught at Williams College, Colby College, Santa Clara University School of Law and the Monterey Institute of International Studies of Middlebury College.

For more information, e-mail ebangood@bard.edu,  or visit http://www.bard.edu/cep.

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Eban Goodstein Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy &

Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability www.bard.edu/cepwww.bard.edu/mba 845-758-7067 ebangood@bard.edu

 

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Digest for Friday, March 27, 2015.

1. UN CC:Learn News: Launch in Burkina Faso and collaboration with Central America
2. Call for Researchers To Examine How Nations Have Considered Or Ignored Ethics and Justice In Formulating National Climate Change Policies, Second Phase

Vincens COTE <Vincens.COTE@unitar.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Subject: UN CC:Learn News: Launch in Burkina Faso and collaboration with Central America

Dear Climate-L readers,

 

UN CC:Learn is happy to report on the launch of the development of Burkina Faso’s Climate Change Learning Strategy, as well as further discussions that were had with the integration system in Central America (SICA) regarding the strengthening of skills and knowledge to address climate change in the region.

Full Room for the Launch of the Development of the National Climate Change Learning Strategy of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has started the process of systematically strengthening learning and skills development related to climate change: close to 50 people from the government sector, as well as civil society, training institutions and development partners took part in the National Planning Workshop for the Development of Burkina Faso’s National Climate Change Learning Strategy. The event, which took place at the Palm Beach Hotel in Ouagadougou on 11 March 2015, was an occasion to ensure all national partners were on board, agree on a number of priority sectors, as well as to validate the background report and work plan for the development of the strategy. The event was organized by the Secrétariat Permanent du Conseil national pour l’environnement et le développement durable (SP-CONEDD) of Burkina Faso with support from UN CC:Learn and financing from the Swiss Development Corporation.  Representatives from neighbouring countries, Benin and Niger, also attended. Read more…

Regional Integration on Climate Change Education in Central America – UN CC:Learn Ambassador Mr. Ramirez Tejada Tells Politicians and Diplomats that It Is Time to Focus on the Next Generation

Omar Ramirez has a way with words, and he has a passion for climate change education. In his home country of the Dominican Republic, he has been helping to transform the education sector by building political alliances and by working on curriculum reform with all national agencies. But, it is the whole Central American region that is becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change, not only the Dominican Republic and its nearest neighbour Haiti. This was the message to the environment ministers, vice-ministers and ambassadors of member countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) last week in Antigua, Guatemala. Omar is Executive Vice-President of the Dominican Republic’s National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL), and also a UN CC:Learn Ambassador for Climate Change LearningRead more…

About UN CC:Learn 

UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to  design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme.  Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Regards,

Vincens COTE (Mr.)

UN CC:Learn Secretariat 

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Tel: +41 22 917 8730 / Fax: +41 22 917 8047

Email: vincens.cote@unitar.org / Website : www.unitar.org

From: Donald Brown <dabrown57@gmail.com> To:  Cc:  Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015  Subject: Call for Researchers To Examine How Nations Have Considered Or Ignored Ethics and Justice In Formulating National Climate Change Policies, Second Phase

This is a call for researchers from different nations around the world (we already have researchers in 19 countries) to report on how nations in formulating climate change policies and debates within nations about national climate change policies have actually considered or ignored ethics, justice, and equity issues.

This project is a joint project of Widener University School of Law, Environmental Law Center and the University of Auckland, School of Architecture and Planning. The project has also received support from the IUCN Ethics Specialists Group.

The first phase of this project produced reports on Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, Fiji, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mauritius New Zealand, Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, and Uganda, the United States, and Zimbabwe which are available on Nationalclimatejustice.org We are requesting that researchers who produced reports on these nations in the first phase of the project to also prepare reports for the second phase of this project given that all nations will be producing new commitments this year.

This research project now seeks reports on additional nations than those prepared in the first phase and in light of the fact that all nations have agreed to produce Independently Determined National Commitments (INDCs) this year before COP 21 in December in Paris. The reports will be published on nationalclimatejustice.org, the website for this project, and reported on at a side event at the Paris COP

Researchers must agree to answer 11 questions for all nations and 3 additional questions for developed nations.  The “Guidance for Researchers” on the project website contains all the research questions and guidance for researches for the second phase of this project under the tab “Resercher’s Guidance.”

Each researcher who would like to submit a report should submit a proposal which agrees to conduct research that answers the 11 questions for all nations and 3 additional questions for developed nations listed under Researchers Guidance on the project website.

Researchers interested in preparing reports should contact Donald A Brown at dabrown57@gmail.com and Prue Taylor at prue.taylor@auckland.ac.nz with the following information.

Proposal Information:

  1. Country for which the report will be prepared;
  2. Brief biographical sketch including current     institutional affiliations;
  3. Brief description of prior engagement in climate change     policy/law issues, environmental ethics, or environmental research;
  4. Statement of willingness to answer research questions     and follow the guidance for researchers, including research format rules     listed under “Guidance for Researchers” above ;
  5. Statement that the report will be completed by November     1, 2013.

Shortly after receiving a proposal to do a national report, we will respond with acceptance or rejection. When we receive the draft country report, we will either accept the report (with or without proposed revisions), or reject the project for failure to abide by researchers’ guidance.

Additional information on the project is available on the project website

Prue Taylor

University of Auckland

prue.taylor@auckland.ac.nz

Donald A. Brown Scholar In Residence and Professor
Sustainability Ethics and Law dabrown57@gmail.com Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
http://ssrn.com/author=1331896 (papers published on SSRN )
717-802-1009 (cell)
Climate Change Ethics: Navigating the Perfect Moral Storm; http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415625722/ dabrown57@gmail.com Ethicsandclimate.org

 

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Digest for Monday, March 23, 2015.

1. The Evolution of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Policy and Practice
2. LAST SLOTS AVAILABLE:  PAGE e-learning course on Green Economy: promoting inclusive, low-carbon development, 20 April – 12 June. Fellowships available
3. Invitation for stakeholder consultation on “Feasibility Study for a Waste NAMA in India”
4. Resilient Cities RESURBE Program call for contribution
5. Climate Change Daily Feed – 24 March 2015 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
6. Finance for sustainable energy – Funding opportunities under the Horizon 2020 programme
7. Assessment and Review under a 2015 Climate Change Agreement
8. Webinar Announcement: Lorna Inniss – Coastal Zone Management Unit Barbados, April 10 at 1 PM EDT
9. New UNDP/ANME Report, Tunisia: Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

Terry Hills <ebasurvey2015@gmail.com>
To:
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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015
Subject: The Evolution of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Policy and Practice
Conservation International(CI) is conducting a survey on Ecosystem-based Adaptation(EbA).  CI undertook a baseline survey in May 2013 and is now interested in the extent to which knowledge, information needs and behaviour related to EbA have changed since that time.

The ideal respondents for this survey are those directly involved in policy, planning and projects in climate change adaptation, but perspectives from people not directly involved in these areas will also be valuable. Your input is vital to establishing an understanding of EbA and will be used to help produce a public report that will draw broad lessons on the evolution of EbA in international policy over recent years, and inform decisions on future programs.  The survey is part of a project funded by the German government’s International Climate Initiative.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to answer, and can be accessed through the following link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMGWV7K

The survey will remain open until Thursday the 9th of April 2015.

We appreciate your participation in this study.  If you have any questions about the survey, please send an email to ebasurvey2015@gmail.com

Regards,

Conservation International

From: <egp-elearning@unitar.org>  Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Subject: LAST SLOTS AVAILABLE:  PAGE e-learning course on Green Economy: promoting inclusive, low-carbon development, 20 April – 12 June. Fellowships available

Dear Climate-L Readers,

Last slots are available for the e-learning course “Introduction to a Green Economy” taking place 20 April – 12 June 2015!

The course introduces participants to various concepts and applications of green economy, including its contribution to addressing climate change and advancing low-carbon development.  For further information on the course methodology, structure, registration and fellowship opportunities, please consult the course announcement below.

Yours,

UNITAR E-learning Team

Environmental Governance Programme

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Email: envgov@unitar.org / Website:  www.unitar.org

Email: envgov@unitar.org / Website:  www.unitar.org

http://www.unitar.org/sites/default/files/uploads/course-announcements/introduction-to-green-economy2015-2.html

Tue, 24 Mar 2015  Subject: Invitation for stakeholder consultation on “Feasibility Study for a Waste NAMA in India”

Dear Climate-L readers,

Together with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, (MoEFCC) Government of India, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India is implementing the four-year project “Development and Management of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in India” under the Indo-German bilateral cooperation. The overall objective of the project is that the Government of India starts using NAMA as one of the mechanisms for addressing climate change mitigation. To achieve this objective, the project would design NAMA approaches in selected sectors, including the waste sector.

As part of this project, a “Feasibility Study for a Waste NAMA in India” is currently being developed. The specific objective of the study is to explore the possibilities of developing NAMAs in the Solid Waste Management sector and to assess the ‘readiness’ of possible sub-sectors in waste management to be developed into NAMA concepts.

We are pleased to invite you for stakeholder consultation on March 26th, 2015, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at “Magnolia hall”, Habitat World, at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi to share the major findings of the project and to jointly discuss the topic.

Kindly refer to the attached agenda of the event.

Please drop a line of confirmation at Kamna.swami@giz.de

Kamna Swami

Technical Expert

Deutsche Gesellschaft für

Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

GIZ Office (India), B – 5/2 Safdurjung Enclave, 03rd Floor

New Delhi, 110029, India

M: 9899456608

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH; Sitz der Gesellschaft Bonn und Eschborn/Registered offices Bonn and Eschborn, Germany; Registergericht/Registered at Amtsgericht Bonn, Germany; Eintragungs-Nr./Registration no. HRB 18384 und/and Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Eintragungs-Nr./Registration no. HRB 12394; USt-IdNr./VAT ID no. DE 113891176; Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats/Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Friedrich Kitschelt, Staatssekretaer/State Secretary; Vorstand/Management Board: Tanja Goenner (Vorstandssprecherin/Chair of the Management Board), Dr. Christoph Beier (Stellv. Vorstandssprecher/Vice-Chair of the Management Board), Dr. Hans-Joachim Preuss, Cornelia Richter 
Nicola Tollin tollin@catunesco.upc.edu  Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Subject: Resilient Cities RESURBE Program call for contribution

RESILIENT CITIES RESURBE CALL FOR
CONTRIBUTION
Deadline March 29      View this email in your browser

WM Call 4 Contribution 2015

The call for contribution for the RESURBE Program is launched!! We are looking for highly qualified and motivated research/practitioners to join RESURBE working groups and to author scientific articles within the seven edited books of the “Resilient Cities: Re-Thinking Urban Transformation” series by SpringerRESURBE program aims to realize research, capacity building and urban development projects worldwide, as well as to support informed policy making, on urban resilience and climate change adaptation.RESURBE program operates through an interdisciplinary and international platform, including CRPP from UN HABITAT, UNESCO, UNISDR and RECNET,  facilitating knowledge co-creation and exchange between local and regional governments, universities and research centres, international organizations and other stakeholders from private and public sectors. RESURBE adopts a participatory community development approach, by favouring innovation of socio-ecological systems in order to reduce the vulnerability of local communities and to improve human wellbeing.
RESURBE is structured by seven thematic areas and Working Groups.
WG 1. Risk management, adaptation and resilience WG 2. Methodologies and tools for resilience and systemic eco-innovation. WG 3. Process design and strategic urban/regional planning. WG 4. Intangible heritage and appropriate technologies. WG 5. Circular economy and urban metabolism. WG 6. Participatory processes, co-design and co-evolution. WG 7. Climate change and healthy cities.   RESURBE, during the initial 2014-16 phase, is expecting to deliver, at least, the following basic outputs:
  • A book series, one book for each working theme, summarising best practices;
  • An open database (wiki), a systematic collection of best practices on urban resilience;
  • A series of research and policy briefs, summarising key findings of the working groups;
  • A series of international conferences, aiming to expand the network and outreach;
  • A series of side events, organized within major international conferences and fora;
  • A series of television programs/talk shows to further disseminate key findings;
  • An education program, dedicated to policy makers and technical officers;
  • A series of capacity building workshops and trainings courses.

RESURBE is an open and dynamic programme that will grow and expand, following co-evolution principles, along its entire duration. New organizations and individuals are invited to join the consortium and the working groups.
Submission document: Call for Contribution Info  More info: RESURBE program 2014-2016
http://www.resurbe.com http://www.recitynet.org

 

http://www.recitynet.org

 

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Centre for Sustainable EnvironmentsUniversity of Bradford
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Bjoern.ZAPFEL@ec.europa.eu>    Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Subject: Finance for sustainable energy – Funding opportunities under the Horizon 2020 programme

Dear Climate-L readers,

Horizon 2020 is the EU programme for research and innovation. Its Energy-efficiency call for proposals builds on the experience of the previous Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (http://bit.ly/1aWGYgW).

The Energy-efficiency Call supports the implementation of the EU’s energy and climate policies. It covers the following areas, including topics covering all sustainable energy fields: Buildings & consumers, Heating & cooling, Industry & products and Finance for sustainable energy. More information is available on http://bit.ly/1EOJGVS, as well as material from the Infoday that took place in December 2014: http://bit.ly/1EjN1ui.

In particular, funding is available for proposals addressing “Finance for sustainable energy”. Sustainable energy refers to investments in energy efficiency and renewables.

Below this email you will find a summary of the topics addressed by the call; you will find a more detailed presentation at http://bit.ly/1DMaR1p, as well as a list of the projects selected in 2014 at http://bit.ly/1LClFTL (pages 5-6).

Please be aware that only the Call for proposals has a legal value.

Funding is available for projects aiming at:

-       improving the attractiveness of sustainable energy investments,

-       project development assistance,

-       roll out of innovative energy services and financial schemes,

-       capacity building on innovative financing schemes.

Hardware investments cannot be directly funded. The deadline for applications is 4 June 2015.

We are also looking for independent experts in the finance field to evaluate the proposals; more information is available on http://bit.ly/1d7Qmjs.

For general information on how to apply to Horizon 2020, please see http://bit.ly/1dpOYgg. For any question related to the Energy Efficiency Call, please contact EASME-Energy@ec.europa.eu.

Please be aware that feedback on specific project ideas cannot be provided. For more information also the relevant H2020 Energy National Contact Point can be contacted: http://bit.ly/1dLyu0y.

Please forward this email to any contact who you think could be interested.

Be aware that this email does not constitute any commitment from the European Commission.

Best regards,

Björn Zapfel

European Commission Executive Agency for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

(EASME – formerly EACI – managing the Energy Efficiency call of Horizon 2020) Unit B1 Energy
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/

http://ec.europa.eu/easme

EE 19: Improving the financeability and attractiveness of sustainable energy investments

Proposals should address among others:

-         Development of frameworks for the standardisation and benchmarking of investments

-         Targeting public institutional investors (e.g. public or semi-public pension schemes)

-         Setting up and running sustainable energy financing platforms at EU and national levels to organise dialogue between stakeholders, develop roadmaps, improve the legal frameworks, create template documents, etc.

Proposals must include at least three different legal entities from three eligible countries, except for the financing platforms where a single legal entity can apply.

The call description is available on http://bit.ly/1khrivU.

EE 20: Project development assistance (PDA)

This topic is the continuation of the MLEI PDA topic under the IEE programme. It supports the development of lighthouse investment projects in EE & RES by funding e.g. feasibility studies, stakeholder and community mobilisation, financial engineering, business plans, technical specifications or procurement procedures.

Proposals can be submitted by 1 public or private entity, such as project promoters, public authorities, infrastructure operators, retail chains, SMEs, industry.

Each Euro of EU support must lead to EUR 15 investments in EE & RES by the end of the project.

Investment projects should target:

-         public and private buildings,

-         retail energy market infrastructure, e.g smart grids, e-mobility charging points, public lighting networks, district heating networks, distributed renewables (on-site PV, micro-CHP…), demand response…

-         commercial and logistic properties and sites

The call description is available on http://bit.ly/19xLQw8. For frequently asked questions please check http://bit.ly/1B6d60Q.

EE 21: innovative energy services and financial schemes for sustainable energy

Proposals should address amongst others:

-         Roll-out of business models for innovative energy efficiency services (e.g. energy performance contracting), enabling to fully monetise the resulting energy savings

-         Replication of successful innovative financing solutions and energy services already implemented across the EU. Particular attention should be given to innovative solutions enabling aggregation, securitisation, project bundling, structuring of clearing houses, or developing new investment mechanisms (e.g. crowd-funding for sustainable energy).

-         Large-scale capacity building for public authorities and SMEs to set-up or use innovative financing schemes for sustainable energy

Proposals must include at least three different legal entities from three eligible countries.

The call description is available on http://bit.ly/18R2piR.

Disclaimer: The content of this email is for information purposes only. The relevant legal instruments and the text of the call shall take precedence over the information contained in this email. The European Commission or EASME does not accept responsibility for any use made of the information contained therein.

Johannes Magnus <joma@norden.org>  Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Subject: Assessment and Review under a 2015 Climate Change Agreement

Dear colleagues,

In 2013, Parties to the UNFCCC were invited to prepare and communicate their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) under a 2015 agreement. Assessment and review of INDCs can help to ensure that these contributions are in line with internationally agreed objectives and principles, help establish and enhance transparency, trust and accountability between Parties, and raise ambition over time.

The Nordic Council of Minister’s report analyses the existing review processes both under and outside the UNFCCC. It suggests that some form of ex ante assessment and review process of INDCs could help ensure that they are ambitious and fair. Such process can be complemented by assessments by observer organizations and informal discussions among Parties. In addition, a periodic review of collective ambition is desirable from the perspective of environmental effectiveness, and can build on existing review processes.

Download the report for free here: http://dx.doi.org/10.6027/TN2015-530

Vennlig hilsen/Kind regards
Johannes Magnus Rådgiver/Kommunikasjon  Adviser/Communication
Direct +45 21 71 71 27  joma@norden.org

Nordisk Ministerråd Nordic Council of Ministers
Ved Stranden 18 DK-1061 København K Tel +45 33 96 02 00 www.norden.org

 

Agenda WASTE NAMA stakeholder consultation 26 March 2015

 

SAGE Inniss webinar April10

 

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Digest for Sunday, March 22, 2015.

1. Announcing @IISDRS coverage of the Ninth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board #GCFund
2. REDD: A gallery of conflicts, contradictions and lies
3. Climate Change Daily Feed – 23 March 2015 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
4. NEFCO Publishes its 2014 Carbon Finance Operations Review

Sun, 22 Mar 2015
Subject: Announcing @IISDRS coverage of the Ninth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board #GCFund

Ninth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board 

24-26 March 2015 | Songdo, Republic of Korea

 http://www.iisd.ca/climate/gcf/gcf9/

The Ninth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board will be held from 24-26 March 2015 in Songdo, Republic of Korea.

The meeting is expected to discuss, among other things: the Board’s work plan for 2015; the expected role and impact of the GCF; the terms of reference for a pilot phase on “enhanced direct access”;  and potential approaches to mobilizing funding at scale for the Private Sector Facility, in addition to numerous items related to its own operational modalities.

IISD Reporting Services will provide a summary report of the meeting on Sunday, 29 March 2015.

The summary report will be available at http://www.iisd.ca/climate/gcf/gcf9/.

Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) — United Nations Office 300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA

Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Plaxo public business card: http://kimogoree.myplaxo.com

Email: kimo@iisd.org Mobile phone: +12128107701 Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree

Where: NYC except 30-31 March in Winnipeg, 6-7 April Brussels, 8 Stockholm, 9-13 Moscow, 14-15 Vienna, 16-17 Geneva

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

Subject: REDD: A gallery of conflicts, contradictions and lies

Dear colleagues,
I would like to draw you attention to the following publication launched on March 21st (International Day of Forests) by the World Rainforest Movement (WRM):
“REDD:                                                      A gallery of                                                      conflicts,                                                      contradictions and                                                      lies” ,                                                    available here: http://wrm.org.uy/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/REDD-A-Collection-of-Conflict_Contradictions_Lies_expanded.pdf
It summarizes                                                    reports from 24 REDD                                                    projects and                                                    programs around the                                                    world. They all                                                    share one common                                                    characteristic: they                                                    all show a number of                                                    structural                                                    characteristics that                                                    undermine forest                                                    peoples´ rights, or                                                    fail to address                                                    deforestation. As                                                    carbon offset                                                    projects, they all                                                    fail to address the                                                    climate crisis,                                                    because by                                                    definition, offset                                                    projects do not                                                    reduce overall                                                    emissions: emissions                                                    reductions claimed                                                    in one place justify                                                    extra emissions                                                    elsewhere.
Regards,
Lili Fuhr
Why this publication?

 

23 years have passed since the United Nations Earth Summit adopted the Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, and 18 years have gone by since most industrialised countries agreed to moderate emission reductions when they signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. Yet, emissions caused by burning oil, coal and natural gas have continued to rise, including in those industrialised countries that share the main responsibility for the increase in atmospheric emissions since coal and oil began to fuel the ‘industrial revolution’.
In December 2015 in Paris, France, at the annual UN climate summit, governments are expected to adopt the next big international climate agreement. The role of forests in this future agreement has been a controversial topic of debate since the proposal for “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation” (REDD) was first discussed at the 2007 UN climate meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Hundreds of millions of euros have been spent since 2007 in parallel to the UN talks on REDD. International agencies like the World Bank and governments in favour of forests linked to a carbon trading mechanism have organised meetings and funded programs to promote their version of REDD, consultants have been preparing methodologies for REDD projects, carbon companies and conservation NGOs implement REDD pilot initiatives and model projects, and another set of consultants has begun certifying those projects and the methodologies they use.
Key aspects that have marked the discussion over REDD include:
• Despite many years of debate about REDD, the controversies over how to integrate forests into an international climate regime remain the same as in 2007. In fact, they remain pretty much the same as they were in 1997 when governments – for good reasons – decided not to include forests into the Kyoto Protocol’s carbon trading mechanisms;
• All those years, a big part of negotiating time has been spent on how to make forests fit into a financing regime – a carbon market of sorts – with very little time and no progress made on how governments envisage to actually tackle the underlying causes of forest loss or respect and strengthen the rights of forest peoples;
• Forest peoples – indigenous peoples and traditional communities whose way of life has protected and maintained forests against outside pressure of destruction – have been much talked about in the negotiations but their voices, analysis of what actually causes deforestation and experiences of how to protect and restore forests have had at best a marginal presence in these international climate meetings. Yet, the proposals debated and the REDD pilot programmes and projects already underway substantially affect this way of life – not least because the REDD debate continues to be characterized by the false analysis that vilifies shifting cultivation and agroforestry as a major driver of deforestation. This report exposes how that false analysis is already jeopardizing ways of life that have protected forests against outside pressure;
• REDD has shifted the climate debates at the UN and beyond away from the main driver of the climate crisis: burning of fossil fuels and the need for system change, including drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, first and foremost in industrialized countries.
REDD will remain a ‘hot topic’ ahead of the decisive UN climate meeting in Paris, France, in December 2015. In this context, the World Rainforest Movement considered it important to compile the documented experience of what has happened when the REDD project salesmen (and sometimes, saleswomen) of often-cited model REDD projects arrive in the forest.
REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies presents summaries of reports from 24 REDD2 projects or programmes with a common characteristic: they all show a number of structural characteristics that undermine forest peoples’ rights, or fail to address deforestation. As offset projects, they all fail to address the climate crisis because by definition, offset projects do not reduce overall emissions: Emission reductions claimed in one place justify extra emissions elsewhere. What is needed, however, are overall reductions – and steep ones, in particular in industrialized countries. Offsets by definition cannot help achieve that goal, they are a distraction.
The collection is based on already existing documentation, and the compilation is far from complete. An expanded Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies exposing REDD projects that have weakened or caused harm to forest communities’ way of life could also include:
the 1989 Applied Energy Service Inc. and CARE/Guatemala Agroforestry Project, the first forest project funded explicitly to offset greenhouse gas emissions; • the Juma Sustainable Development Reserve Project in the Brazilian state of Amazonas; • the Russas and Valparaiso REDD projects in Acre, Brazil; • the Walt Disney and Conservation International REDD project in Peru6; • the Profafor tree planting project in Ecuador7; • the Ibi Bateke tree planting project in the Democratic Republic of Congo; • the Mai N’dombe REDD project in the Democratic Republic of Congo9; • the Kibale forest carbon project in Uganda; • the Makira Forest REDD project in Madagascar; • the Climate Care forest conservation and biodigester project in Ranthambore, India; • etc.
They are all known to have caused harm and given rise to grievances from communities in the project area. One aspect that makes documenting the realities of REDD projects difficult, however, is that they are often located in remote, hard to reach places where access to and contact with those critical of the project is easy to control by project proponents.
Yet, even the selection of experiences presented in this Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies shows that in many cases, communities were never asked in the first place whether they consented to the forest carbon project. In many cases, the information provided to communities has also been biased or incomplete. Where REDD project plans were presented to communities, many promises of benefits and employment were made by project proponents if the community agreed to the proposed REDD activity. What the villagers got in return for the promises, however, was mainly harassment, restrictions on the land use that provides their livelihood and blame for being responsible for deforestation and causing climate change. In very few of the examples, communities had been informed that the ‘product’ these projects generate, carbon credits, would be sold to polluters in industrialized countries, and that the buyers include some of the largest corporations whose business is built on fossil fuel extraction – and thus destruction of the territories of indigenous peoples elsewhere. Small-scale peasant farming, in particular where it involves shifting cultivation, is vilified in the large majority of REDD projects as cause of deforestation while the major real drivers of deforestation – extraction of oil, coal, mining, infrastructure, large-scale dams, industrial logging and international trade in agricultural commodities – remain unmentioned or unaddressed in REDD initiatives.
Experience also shows that implementation of REDD on the ground has overwhelmingly failed to secure peoples’ rights to their lands. Even where land title might be recognized on paper, implementation of REDD projects – especially those that generate carbon credits – is likely to lead to forest peoples effectively losing the very control over their territories that a title document might initially grant. Tradable REDD credits are a form of property title. Those who own the credit do not need to own the land nor the trees on the land, but they do own the right to decide how that land will be used. They also usually have the contractual right to monitor what is happening on the land and request access to the territory at any time they choose for as long as they own the carbon credit.
Finally, it is worth noting that many of the REDD projects presented in this Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies have been ‘independently certified’ – by consultancies paid by REDD project promoters – with ‘silver’ or ‘gold’ distinctions awarded to them for supposedly providing outstanding social benefits. Contrary to the illusion built with such certification logos, as well as glossy brochures and fancy videos, however, the REDD experiences documented here highlight some of the many risks of REDD for forest peoples.
Neither the certification reports nor the case studies reviewed for this collection provide adequate information about the particular impact of REDD on women. Some contain sections discussing some gender aspects of REDD. However, in none of the documented examples, gender aspects or the impact of REDD on women were the focus of investigation, and most contain very little information specifically on how REDD affects women. In many regions where REDD projects take place women depend on access to forests in particular for providing for their families.
The logic of offsetting that characterizes the majority of REDD projects is not unique to REDD. Offsetting has gained momentum as a tool in the context of the ‘Green Economy’ – because offsetting allows the continuation of an economic model built on destruction of ‘nature’ under the pretence that damage caused has been compensated. Having realized the potential of this tool in facilitating expansion of corporate activities, mining companies like Rio Tinto and Newmont, food processing and bio-technology corporations like Monsanto and Bunge, international agencies like the World Bank and FAO, and conservation NGOs like Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy are pushing the use of offsetting in new contexts. ‘Landscape REDD’, ‘climate-smart agriculture’, ‘biodiversity offsets’, ‘forest restoration credits’, ‘community development credits’ have all been proposed as ways to allow the continuation of corporate destruction.
The calls on governments and international agencies to stop supporting the expansion of ‘offsetting’ initiatives, in particular its most advanced model, REDD, have been many. They continue to fall on deaf ears.
Nonetheless, these calls must be repeated because when governments talk of ‘scaling up REDD’ or ‘introducing climate smart agriculture’ the consequence will be more experiences like those compiled in REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies.
Lili Fuhr Referentin Internationale Umweltpolitik / Department Head Ecology and Sustainable Development Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Schumannstraße 8 D – 10117 Berlin T +49 (0)30 285 34 304 F +49-(0)30 285 34 5304 M +49 (0)151 40201775 E: fuhr@boell.de / www.boell.de
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1. XIV World Forestry Congress – deadline for events extended
2. NEWS UPDATE – About new and planned UNDP Knowledge Products related to our global Mountain EbA Programme

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Tine Rossing tine.rossing@undp.org Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015   Subject: NEWS UPDATE – About new and planned UNDP Knowledge Products related to our global Mountain EbA Programme

Dear colleagues,

The following is an update about UNDP’s latest and upcoming knowledge products related to our global Mountain EbA Programme.

First of all, on behalf of our Peru country pilot team colleagues, I am very pleased to share with you a series of new Photo Stories. These stories provide wonderful illustrative snapshots of key aspects of our EbA work carried out in all three Peru pilot sites – Tanta, Miraflores and Canchayllo – within the larger Nor Yayos Cochas Landscape Reserve. You can access these new Photo Stories in Spanish, English and French through the following weblinks:

Photo Essay 1: Highland Rodeo

SP: https://eba-mountain.exposure.co/ruedo-en-las-alturas

EN: https://undp.exposure.co/highland-rodeo

FR: https://undp.exposure.co/rodo-sur-les-hautsplateaux

Photo Essay 2: Gods of Water

SP: https://eba-mountain.exposure.co/dioses-del-agua

EN: https://UNDP.exposure.co/the-water-gods

FR: Forthcoming

Photo Essay 3: Guardians of Tradition

SP: https://EbA-Mountain.exposure.co/guardianes-de-la-tradicin

EN: https://UNDP.exposure.co/guardians-of-tradition

FR: Forthcoming

We are also very pleased to inform you that we wil be producing similar Photo Stories for the work we are doing in our Uganda and Nepal country pilot projects later this year.

Please also check out our new guest article for the IISD Climate Change Policy & Practice community. It concerns the importance of connecting the dots between climate change, biodiversity and broader development and the article establishes a link to EbA through the included specific references to our Mountain EbA Programme and EbA work.

http://climate-l.iisd.org/guest-articles/connecting-the-dots-between-development-biodiversity-and-climate-change/

In terms of upcoming Programme knowledge products led by UNDP, the following written publications are in the works:

 

  • A series of 8 Learning Briefs about current topics within EbA.
  • A global publication on Making the Economic Case for EbA, based on our country pilot work in Peru, Nepal and Uganda.

 

We will share these upcoming publications, when they have been finalized.

Kind regards,

Tine

Tine Rossing 
UNDP Knowledge Manager (Consultant)
BMUB-UNDP-UNEP-IUCN Global Ecosystems-Based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems Program
Working from Vancouver, Canada
Skype: tine.rossing
Events deadline extended until 13 MarchDon’t miss the extended deadline of 13 March 2015 to apply to organize an event at the XIV World Forestry Congress.
We welcome proposals for side events, networking events, launches, performances or regional events that will help share experiences, showcase the latest developments and innovations for forests and forestry, and increase opportunities for dialogue at the Congress.All event proposals should relate to the central theme of the Congress, Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future, and on relevant topics that also align with any of the six Congress sub-themes.

Full call for events | Guidelines |Online event registration system

Congress registration fees now online

Registration for the XIV World Forestry Congress will open soon and registration fees have now been published online. Discounts are available for citizens of eligible countries, students, retirees, companions, and participants wishing to attend only part of the Congress.

To receive an alert when registration opens, please sign up to the World Forestry Congress mailing list by completing the online form.

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La fecha límite del evento ha sido aplazada hasta el 13 de marzo de 2015
No pierda usted la ocasión de organizar un evento en el XIV Congreso Forestal Mundial, dado que el plazo de participación ha sido prorrogado hasta el 13 de marzo de 2015.Acogemos con satisfacción las propuestas de eventos colaterales, eventos de redes de contactos, lanzamientos, actuaciones o eventos regionales destinados a compartir experiencias y presentar las últimas novedades mundiales del sector forestal, así como a aumentar las oportunidades de diálogo entre los participantes en el Congreso.

Todas las propuestas de eventos deben estar relacionadas con el tema central del Congreso, “Los Bosques y la Gente: Invertir en un Futuro Sostenible”, y con otros asuntos vinculados a uno de sus seis subtemas.

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Tarifas de inscripción para el Congreso ahora disponibles en línea

Las inscripciones para el XIV Congreso Forestal Mundial abrirán pronto y las tarifas de inscripción han sido ya publicadas en Internet. Existen tarifas especiales para los ciudadanos de algunos países, estudiantes, jubilados, personas acompañantes de los participantes, y para aquellos que deseen asistir solamente a una parte del Congreso.

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Date de limite pour la proposition d’événements étendue au 13 mars

Vous pouvez encore proposer votre événement au XIVe Congrès forestier mondial. La date de soumission a été reportée au 13 mars 2015.

Pour partager les expériences, offrir une vitrine mondiale des progrès et innovations les plus récents du secteur et accroître les possibilités de dialogue entre les participants, nous acceptons les propositions d’événements parallèles, d’activité de réseautage, de lancements, de manifestation-spectacles ou des événements régionaux.

Toutes les propositions d’événements doivent être en lien avec le thème principal du XIVe Congrès forestier mondial, « Les forêts et les populations : investir dans un avenir durable », et sur un des sujets pertinents en rapport avec l’un des six sous-thèmes du Congrès.

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Digest for Thursday, January 15, 2015.

1. Call for Abstracts – Institutional Economics of Climate Change Adaptation at ECCA 2015 Copenhagen – submit abstract 1 FEBRUARY
2. Inter-agency dynamics on climate finance in contributor states – new study published in World Development
3. A questionnaire on the effect of oil price drop on the bioenergy industry
4. Invitation I Negotiating the Climate Cliff: India’s Climate Policy & INDCs I 3 Feb 2015
5. GHG Protocol Standards for accounting for mitigation goals and policies and actions

Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015

Subject: Call for Abstracts – Institutional Economics of Climate Change Adaptation at ECCA 2015 Copenhagen – submit abstract 1 FEBRUARY

    Dear colleagues,
Below and attached a CfP for the session “Institutional Economics of    Climate Change Adaptation” at the 2nd European Climate Change    Adaptation (ECCA) conference, 12-14 May 2015, Copenhagen. Please    consider to submit your abstract by 1 FEBRUARY online:     www.ecca2015.eu/abstract-submission. The session number is no. 6.iv.
This session continues the workshop series previously held at ECCA    2013, Humboldt-University (September 2013 & March 2014), at the    Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop (WOW5, June 2014), and at Oldenburg    University (October 2014).
Among the expected outcomes of this session are joint publication    activities in the form of a special issue on the institutional    economics of climate change adaptation.
Best,     Christoph
Call for Abstracts       as part of the session “Institutional Economics of Climate Change      Adaptation” (session no. 6.iv) at the 2nd European Climate Change Adaptation conference,      12-14 May 2015, Copenhagen Abstract Submission: http://www.ecca2015.eu/abstract-submission    (by 1 FEBRUARY 2015).
This session seeks to advance the contemporary debate about the    governance of climate adaptation by leveraging frameworks, theories    and tools of institutional economics. In recent years, research on    the economics of adaptation emphasized assessments of costs and    benefits of adaptation; suggested general strategies for efficient    adaptation; identified roles and responsibilities for governments    and markets in adaptation; and examined policy instruments for    adaptation. A key direction to advance this research agenda is to    understand why, when, and how specific adaptation strategies are    actually chosen by involved actors, particular roles and    responsibilities accepted and fulfilled, and specific policies    adopted. Moreover, economic research needs to move beyond    oversimplifying dichotomies of institutional arrangements so as to    incorporate and disentangle the diversity of institutional details    that crucially shape decision-making in adaptation situations. A    considerable pool of knowledge is available with reference to the    governance of adaptation. Yet, most work conducted under this label    is explorative and descriptive, for instance, looking at ‘which’     barriers and opportunities of adaptation exist. Explanations of     ‘why’, ‘when’, and ‘how’ particular barriers or opportunities emerge    are rare, and those explanations provided usually remain    case-specific. Moving beyond typologies and enumerations of    opportunities and barriers of adaptation towards systematically    diagnosing, explaining and theorizing about their occurrence,    interdependence, and dynamics seems paramount so as to provide solid    scientific foundations for informing ways to successfully adapt to a    changing climate.
The session contributes to this debate by using conceptual and    theoretical groundwork of institutional economics. Based on    empirical, theoretical and meta-analytical research, the assembled    papers diagnose, explain and theorize about patterns of individual    and collective adaptation decision-making at various governance    levels, trace the effects of institutions, and investigate how    institutions change. The session focuses on the following research    questions: 1) How can we disentangle and explain the patterns of    individual decision-making and social interaction that foster resp.    impede climate adaptation? 2) How can we usefully decompose the many    attributes of institutions and uncertainty that shape adaptation    situations? 3) How can we explain the interactions between    institutions and adaptation decision-making and performance? For    instance, what role do transactions costs, property rights, and    institutional fit play? 4) When and how do institutions change in    the face of climate impacts? 5) How do processes of    institutionalizing monitoring and evaluation arrangements for    adaptation create specific meaning for the notion of successful    adaptation? 6) What can we learn from studying adaptation for    theories of institutional economics?
Session Conveners: Klaus Eisenack (U Oldenburg), Matteo    Roggero (HU Berlin), Christoph Oberlack (U Freiburg).
Expected Outcomes
  • Exchange among participants to take stock about the most        recent answers given to the research gaps and directions in the        economics and the governance of adaptation as described in the        abstract.
  • Launch of joint publication activities (special issue).

Christoph Oberlack

University of Freiburg
Department of Economic Policy and Constitutional Economic Theory

Mail: Platz der Alten Synagoge, 79085 Freiburg, Germany
Tel: +49-(0)761-203-2318, Fax: +49-(0)761-203-2322
Web: www.wipo.uni-freiburg.de/teamfolder/oberlackc

Jonathan Pickering jonathan.pickering@anu.edu.au  Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015   Subject: Inter-agency dynamics on climate finance in contributor states – new study published in World Development

Dear colleagues,

The journal World Development has just published the results of a case study we conducted on the role of government agencies in shaping contributor countries’ policies and implementation practices on climate finance:

Jonathan Pickering, Jakob Skovgaard, Soyeun Kim, J. Timmons Roberts, David Rossati, Martin Stadelmann, Hendrikje Reich (2015),  ‘Acting on Climate Finance Pledges: Inter-Agency Dynamics and Relationships with Aid in Contributor States’, World Development, Vol. 68, Pages 149–162.

The paper investigates intra-governmental dynamics in decision-making in seven contributor countries (Australia, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the UK, and the US). We find that while development assistance agencies have retained considerable control over implementation, environment and finance ministries have played an influential and often contrasting role on key policy issues, including on the balance between mitigation and adaptation and on the distribution of funding among geographical regions.

The article is available free of charge until 12 February 2015 via the following link: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1QFUf,6yxCsKCX.

Best wishes,

Jonathan and co-authors

Dr Jonathan Pickering 

Visiting Fellow

Development Policy Centre

Australian National University

https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/pickering-jr

https://devpolicy.crawford.anu.edu.au/

Bharadwaj V Kummamuru bharadwaj.v.kummamuru@worldbioenergy.org
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015

Subject: A questionnaire on the effect of oil price drop on the bioenergy industry
Dear all,

The global oil prices have dropped by almost 60% since summer of 2014. This has led to lower fuel costs globally. Although it is positive news for end consumers and for auto manufacturers, this has serious environmental impacts. The increased use of fossil fuels may lead to lower investments in renewable energy technologies, higher carbon emissions and negative impact on global climate change negotiations.

However, this is the right time for policy makers to act. Lower global oil prices are perfect opportunities for higher carbon taxes and elimination of fossil fuel subsidies.

To understand the effects on the bioenergy industry, World Bioenergy Association (WBA) has prepared a questionnaire. The aim is to get the opinion of companies working in bioenergy industry on the recent oil price drop and how it is affecting their business.

You can access the survey here: http://goo.gl/forms/ReecahNCEj. Your participation is purely voluntary and greatly appreciated. It takes 5 – 10 minutes to complete the survey. Kindly forward the questionnaire within your networks.

Your responses will be recorded and used for preparing a policy paper. The results will be shared among the survey participants. Only aggregated responses will be used so as to protect the identity of the company. The deadline for submissions is 25th January 2015.

If you have any queries, email us at info@worldbioenergy.org

Kind regards

Bharadwaj V Kummamuru
Project Officer, World Bioenergy Association
www.worldbioenergy.org

From: Kanika Chawla <kanikachawla8@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015

Subject: Invitation I Negotiating the Climate Cliff: India’s Climate Policy & INDCs I 3 Feb 2015
Dear Friends and Colleagues

It is our pleasure to invite you to a conference on “Negotiating the Climate Cliff: India’s Climate Policy and Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)” to be held at Hotel Le Meridien, Janpath, New Delhi, India on 3 February 2015, organised by the Council on Energy, Environment & Water (CEEW).

With INDCs at the centre of the recently concluded Lima climate negotiations, countries are working towards announcing their respective targets by October 2015. Any strategy for India has to be based on analytical approaches, that would combine access, efficiency and externalities within the climate negotiation agenda.

The four sessions of the conference focus on:
INDCs: A Pathway to Paris
Power to All: Energy access, power sector strategies, and renewable energy goals
Energy Efficiency: Industry, infrastructure and the role of demand side interventions
Externalities: Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and other deep mitigation options
Speakers who have confirmed their participation for the conference are:

· Ambassador Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

· Dr Anil Kakodkar, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission

· Dr. Deepak Dasgupta, Former Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Alternate Board Member (India), Green Climate Fund

· Dr R.R. Sonde, Executive Vice President, Thermax India (Formerly with Department of Atomic Energy and NTPC)

· Prof. P R Shukla, IIM Ahmedabad

· Prof. Dinesh Mohan, IIT Delhi

· Dr. Sukumar Devotta, Former Director, NEERI

· Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej, CMD, Godrej and Boyce

· Mr. Siddharthan Balasubramania, Country Head – India, Global Green Growth Institute

· Mr. Bhaskar Deol, Natural Resources Defense Council

· Ms. Hanne Bjurstrom, Special Envoy for Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Government of Norway

Please find attached a draft agenda for your reference.

It would be our privilege to host you at this workshop. We would appreciate a word of confirmation via email to ceo.office@ceew.in

I look forward to hearing from you and also request you to kindly circulate this invitation among your colleagues.

Very Best

Arunabha Ghosh
Chief Executive Officer
Council on Energy, Environment and Water

From: kelly levin <kelly.levin@wri.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015
Subject: GHG Protocol Standards for accounting for mitigation goals and policies and actions
Dear colleagues,

The World Resources Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard and Mitigation Goal Standard – new international standards for assessing the greenhouse gas effects of policies and actions and accounting for national and subnational GHG reduction goals.

The standards as well as executive summaries and accompanying documents are available at:
•       http://ghgprotocol.org/policy-and-action-standard
•       http://ghgprotocol.org/mitigation-goal-standard

We will be translating the documents into several languages, including Spanish and French, which will be posted on our website shortly.

WRI is convening a series of launch events and training workshops to promote the standards. We held four events in November and December (in Mexico, Colombia, Washington DC, and Lima). We’ll be holding several more events, including trainings in January and February in Ethiopia, India, and Thailand. If you would like to attend any of these events please let me know.

We hope you will find the standards useful in your work. Please also share the standards widely with others who may find them useful.

All the best,

Kelly Levin
Senior Associate  |  Climate Program
World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002 USA
WRI.org

klevin@wri.org  |  +1 202-729-7910 | Skype: kellylevin

WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.

Brazil | China | Europe | India | Indonesia | United States

CfP Institutional Economics of Climate Change Adaptation at ECCA 2015

CEEW Climate Day Draft Agenda 16Jan15

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Digest for Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

1. New Climate-Smart Agriculture Country Profiles
2. Carbon & climate law review – call for papers on REDD+ legal frameworks
3. An online questionnaire survey on the likely outcome of Paris agreement (Deadline 30 January 2015)
4. Call for papers ETFRN News 57: Effective forest and farm producer organisations
5. We invite applications to the 2015 Oxford Adaptation Academy
6. 2nd International Conference on Fire Behaviour and Risk 26-29 May, 2015 Sardinia (Italy) – Abstract Deadline Extension
7. Climate Change Job Vacancies Update – 14 January 2015 – Climate Change Policy & Practic
8. Climate Change Daily Feed – 14 January 2015 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
9. Last reminder: Registration for the FAO-run online conference closes 16 January 2015
10. My Opinion Piece on Climate Smart Cities in Business Line!

Tue 13 Jan 2015
Subject: New Climate-Smart Agriculture Country Profiles
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), a member of the CGIAR Consortium, has developed seven Climate-Smart Agriculture Country Profiles and two sub-national ones, prepared with the active participation of government ministries and agencies as well as representatives of the private sector and civil society.

Each profile sets the baseline in climate-smart agriculture (CSA) for all or part of one of these seven countries: Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Grenada, Mexico, and Peru.

The CSA concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs), and require planning to address tradeoffs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation. The priorities of different countries and stakeholders are reflected to achieve more efficient, effective, and equitable food systems that address challenges in environmental, social, and economic dimensions across productive landscapes.

While the concept is new, and still evolving, many of the practices that make up CSA already exist worldwide and are used by farmers to cope with various production risks. Mainstreaming CSA requires critical stocktaking of ongoing and promising practices for the future, and of institutional and financial enablers for CSA adoption. These country profiles provide snapshots of a developing baseline created to initiate discussion, both within countries and globally, about entry points for investing in CSA at scale.

Access the profiles at: http://ciat.cgiar.org/featured_products/csa-country-profiles

“Chiarella, Marisa” Marisa.Chiarella@bakermckenzie.com

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 Subject: Carbon & climate law review – call for papers on REDD+ legal frameworks

Dear all – a reminder to please send in your abstracts relating to the below by Thursday 15 January 2014.

Best regards

Martijn

 

Carbon & Climate Law Review A Journal on Climate Regulation and the Carbon Market [CCLR]

 

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon & Climate Law Review is welcoming abstracts for a special issue on Implementing REDD+ in Context: Developing National and Sub-national Legal Frameworks scheduled for publication in June 2015. It will be edited by Martijn Wilder, Sophie Chapman and Arjuna Dibley. 

In 2005 developing countries first presented the concept of what is today known as “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and the Role of Conservation, Sustainable Management of Forests and Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks in Developing Countries” (REDD+) at the UNFCCC negotiations.

In 2013 the COP in Warsaw produced a series of decisions (the Warsaw Framework for REDD+) which, combined with COP decisions since 2005, brought the UNFCCC rules on REDD+ to a level of completeness sufficient to guide REDD+ implementation domestically.

Little progress was made to the Warsaw Framework at the most recent COP 20 in Lima, but instead, calls were made for countries to commence implementing REDD+ under the Warsaw Framework.This special issue of CCLR will therefore focus on REDD+ implementation, and particularly how domestic legal frameworks can facilitate or inhibit the implementation of REDD+ at the national and sub-national level.

We invite contributions regarding different issues related to this theme, including those discussing the experience of different countries and regions, and offering a variety of perspectives from different stakeholders. 

Abstracts of approximately 150 words should be sent to martijn.wilder@bakermckenzie.com, smc70@cam.ac.uk and arjuna.dibley@bakermckenzie.com by 15 January 2015 (for later abstract submissions, please contact the editors to ensure they can still be considered).

Authors will be informed by late January 2015 on the outcome of the initial review process. First drafts will be due by 30 March 2015 and final manuscripts by 15 May 2015. Publication is scheduled for 30 June 2015.

 In order to ensure quick turnaround and policy relevance, articles should be concise, ranging from 3,500-6,500 words in length. Commentaries on recent decisions, new legislation, and other current developments can range from 1,500 to 2,500 words.

 Launched in 2007, Carbon & Climate Law Review was the first academic journal dedicated to climate regulation and the carbon market. It is published on a quarterly basis under the guidance of a distinguished editorial board, and brings together representatives from the legal discipline and other stakeholders in one specialized journal to engage in a dynamic debate on the law of climate change. Recent issues have addressed carbon markets in developing countries, legal aspects of geo-engineering, and the post-2020 climate change regime.

For further information on the editorial process, submissions on other topics or general questions relating to the journal, kindly contact the editor at mehling@lexxion.de.

Please feel free to forward this call for papers to interested colleagues.

With best regards, 

Martijn Wilder, Sophie Chapman and Arjuna Dibley

Martijn Wilder AM

Partner

Baker & McKenzie

Level 27, AMP Centre, 50 Bridge Street | Sydney NSW 2000 | Australia

T +61 2 8922 5276 | M +61 (0) 414 863 313

martijn.wilder@bakermckenzie.com | www.bakermckenzie.com

Yasuko Kameyama <ykame@nies.go.jp

14 Jan 2015  Subject: An online questionnaire survey on the likely outcome of Paris agreement (Deadline 30 January 2015)

Thinking from “bottom-up”: an online questionnaire survey 2014 for the research project “What is the likely outcome of the Durban Platform process?”

Dear all,

You are kindly invited to participate in an online questionnaire survey, conducted by the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan, in cooperation with Nagoya University, University of Hyogo and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and is greatly appreciated.

You can get access to the questionnaire at:

https://rsch.jp/f96f70a0ba246a97/login.php

The purpose of this questionnaire is to get a better idea of the new international institution negotiated under the Ad hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), that will become “applicable to all parties”. Results of the previous survey, conducted in 2013 and 2014 can be downloaded from:

http://www-iam.nies.go.jp/climatepolicy/adp/reports/2e-1201-1.pdf

As a brainstorming exercise, we have come up with a structure of a legal agreement that set “transparency” at the beginning. The purpose of this round of the survey is to gather your opinion on how the elements “transparency” “means of implementation (MOI)”, adaptation, and mitigation could be expressed in the legal instrument or other types of non-legally binding instrument under the 2015 agreement.

Confidentiality: There are a few inquiries at the beginning of the survey regarding your general affiliations, but there are no requests for any personal data that could lead to your identification. When the results of the survey are published and opened to the public, only aggregated responses in groups sufficiently large enough to protect the anonymity all individual survey respondents will be shown.

The site is open until 30 January 2015. All who are interested in climate change negotiation is welcome.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Yasuko Kameyama at ykame@nies.go.jp.

Dr. Yasuko Kameyama, Head

Sustainable Social Systems Section

Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research National Institute for Environmental Studies

NIES is an independent, non-profit research institute established in 1974. For more information about NIES, please check the website:

http://www.nies.go.jp/index.html

This survey is conducted under the research project, “2E-1201 Study on an Agreeable and Effective International Institution Concerning Climate Change for Years after 2020,” funded by the Environment Research Fund of Japan’s Ministry of the Environment. For more information about the project, please check the website:

http://www-iam.nies.go.jp/climatepolicy/adp/index.htm

Participating institutions:

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan, Nagoya University, University of Hyogo, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

Dr. Yasuko Kameyama

Head

Sustainable Social Systems Section

Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research

National Institute for Environmental Studies

16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, 305-8506 Japan

Tel: +81-29-850-2430

Fax: +81-29-850-2960

Subject: Call for papers ETFRN News 57: Effective forest and farm producer organisations

For more information download here the complete announcement

14 Jan 2015 Lesley Downing <ldowning@climateadaptation   .cc

Subject: We invite applications to the 2015 Oxford Adaptation Academy 2015 Oxford Adaptation Academy for Leaders & Practitioners
Jointly organised by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University and the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP), the Academy brings climate practitioners together to discuss the links between climate science, vulnerability and decision making. Now in its 6th year, previous participants include representatives from the UNFCCC, Asian/African/Inter-American Development Banks, NGOs and national governments.

date 9 – 28 August 2015  venue University of Oxford  location Oxford, UK  contact ldowning@climateadaptation.cc
For further detail and how to apply http://www.climateadaptation.cc/our-work/adaptation-academy/what-we-offer/oxford-adaptation-academy
CMCC Press Office <ufficiostampa@cmcc.it> To:  Cc:  Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:46:44 +0100 Subject: 2nd International Conference on Fire Behaviour and Risk 26-29 May, 2015 Sardinia (Italy) – Abstract Deadline Extension

    Dear Colleagues,
We recall your attention to the Second International Conference on    Fire Behaviour and Risk, that will be held in Alghero, Sardinia    (Italy), from 26 to 29 May, 2015.
We inform you that the abstract submission deadline will be extended    until January 31st, 2015.
All accepted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of the    Conference (a book with ISBN number)
Further information regarding the Conference is provided at www.icfbr2015.it.
We would be grateful if you could promote the Conference and    disseminate this announcement to all persons interested in attending    the Conference.
With our best regards.
The Organizing Committee
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Digest for Monday, January 05, 2015.

1. Communications Update: New CIF Blogs, Videos, Photos and News Articles on the CIF from global media outlets
2. New Publication! Adapting to Climate Change for Sustainable Agribusiness in High Mountain Watersheds: A case study from Nepal
3. Registration for the FAO-run online conference closes 16 January 2015
4. Climate Change Daily Feed – 6 January 2015 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
5. Free Online Trainings in Systems Thinking for Climate Action
6. Local ‘adaptation’ projects don’t always directly address climate change risks
7. Reminder: Call for abstracts: Planetary boundaries, societal interactions, and sustainability transitions within the Earth system (EGU-ERE2.1)

Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:49:06 +0000
Subject: Communications Update: New CIF Blogs, Videos, Photos and News Articles on the CIF from global media outlets
Dear CIF Partners,

We would like to share with you recent updates to the CIF Voices blog, YouTube videos, and news articles on CIF projects.

You can stay up to date with the CIF’s latest developments by following us on Twitter @CIF_Action<https://twitter.com/CIF_Action>

CIF Voices (Blogs)

CIF pledges hit $8.3 billion; to continue operating alongside GCF<https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/blog/cif-pledges-hit-83-billion-continue-operating-alongside-gcf>
CIF AU, Dec 8
The first two weeks of December have shifted all our attention to Lima, Peru where the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties is taking place. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueras has said that she hopes the broad coalition of actors in climate change will be focused on “turning potential into reality on the ground without delay.” As countries look for action to make 2014, the Year of Climate Ambition, yield tangible results, there could not be better news than to receive a fresh injection of contributions to the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) amounting to approximately $765 million.

Climate change journalism training shows results<https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/blog/climate-change-journalism-training-shows-results>
CIF AU, Dec 2
Mauricio Ortega Santos is one of the reporters that completed a regional journalism training on climate change co-hosted by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) in Jamaica this past June.  A broadcast journalist, he planned to translate what he learned from the training to help his national radio audiences in Honduras better appreciate and manage the challenges of climate change. “The training is a special motivation to deal more deeply with climate change issues that deserve more attention in our countries,” said Santos, a reporter for Honduras’ Radio America.

CIF News from MDB partners

Peru to improve rural land registration and titling with an IDB loan<http://www.iadb.org/en/news/news-releases/2014-12-04/rural-land-registration-and-titling-in-peru,11007.html>
IDB, Dec 4
Peru will improve its rural land registration and titling to encourage land-related investment and agriculture productivity with financing from a $40 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for the rural poor. In Peru, 60 percent of the poor people live in rural areas, most of them are farmers who rely on small plots of land and their own labor to produce food for their own consumption and income.

EBRD finances its first wind farm in Kazakhstan<https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/content/ebrd-finances-its-first-wind-farm-kazakhstan>
EBRD, Dec 4
In a landmark project for Kazakhstan’s renewables industry, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the first large-scale wind farm in the country to be financed under the new feed-in-tariff mechanism. The EBRD and the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) will finance the construction, connection to the power transmission grid, commissioning and launch of a greenfield 50 MW wind power plant located in Yereymentau in central Kazakhstan. The EBRD will provide a KZT 14 billion (€59.2 million) loan to Wind Power Yereymentau, a special purpose vehicle incorporated in Kazakhstan, while up to €18 million of concessional financing will be provided by the CTF. The loan will be guaranteed by JSC Samruk-Energo, Kazakhstan’s national energy company and the ultimate owner of the company.

CIF News from other Global Networks

Sky Solar Announces Project Financing Packages<http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/12/22/693559/10113227/en/Sky-Solar-Announces-Project-Financing-Packages.html>
Sky Solar, Dec 22
The Board of Directors of the IDB approved a financing package for the Arica 1 plant that consists of (i) a loan to Sky Solar’s subsidiary, Arica Solar Generación 1, Ltda., of US$27.7 million from the ordinary capital of the IDB (the “IDB Loan”), (ii) a loan of up to half the amount of the IDB Loan, or US$13.9 million, from the China Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (the “China Fund”), and (iii) a loan of US$8.5 million from the Clean Technology Fund (the “CTF”). The final commercial terms for the loans have not yet been decided

SunEdison Secures $146 Million Funding For Solar Power Project In Honduras<http://cleantechnica.com/2014/12/20/sunedison-secures-146-million-funding-solar-power-project-honduras/>
CleanTecnica, Dec 20
A part of the debt financing will come from the Clean Technology Fund, a funding window of the Climate Investment Funds. The Clean Technology Fund has provided debt financing to several large-scale solar power projects in 15 countries and the MENA region. The Fund has so far approved $3.9 billion in financing to 70 renewable energy projects with a total capacity of 16.6 GW.

Nepali company seeks to develop hydroelectric generation facilities greater than 25 MW<http://www.hydroworld.com/articles/2014/12/nepali-company-seeks-to-develops-hydroelectric-generation-facilities-greater-than-25-mw.html>
HydroWorld, Dec 19
On Dec. 17, Hydroelectricity Development & Investment Co. Ltd. (HIDCL) announced it is seeking to lead development of hydroelectric projects in Nepal that have a generating capacity greater than 25 MW. HIDCL is based in Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal. Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) formally registered HIDCL in July 2011, as one of several Nepali organizations approved to receive its investment funds for use to develop hydroelectric generation facilities. According to SREP, state-owned HIDCL has an authorized capital of US$790 million, and existing capital of US$63.2 million. HIDCL said it is authorized to invest US$158 million in hydropower projects above 25 MW.

Jamaica Receiving Funding to Improve Climate Change Resilience<http://www.caribjournal.com/2014/12/14/jamaica-receiving-funding-to-improve-climate-change-resilience/>
Caribjournal, Dec 14
Jamaica is receiving new funding from the Inter-American Development Bank to improve the country’s resilience to climate change. The funding includes a $10 million “highly” concessionary loan and a $7,895,000 grant approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. The project is the first adaptation programme implemented by the IDB under its “Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience of the Climate Investment Funds.”

CIF YouTube

Saweto, Living Memory<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgdXhyJWViE> (Spanish<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWPQN6oqnLk>)
Dec 18
In recognition of the crucial role of indigenous communities in protecting and conserving Amazonian rainforests in Peru, the World Bank via a $5.5 million program funded by the FIP’s Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, is working in partnership with communities of the Peruvian Amazon to strengthen indigenous capacity and governance in land titling and forest management, along with a focus on gender equality. The program has identified 20 million hectares of land that need titling and community-based services that support sustainable forest management. A National Steering Committee composed of members from large national Amazon indigenous organizations AIDESEP and CONAP has been established to develop the project with the World Bank, and the World Wildlife Fund-Peru has been selected as executive agency.

Please look out for further updates soon.

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[cid:1__=8FBBF722DF8371588f9e8a93df93869091@local] @CIF_Action<https://twitter.com/CIF_Action>

[cid:2__=8FBBF722DF8371588f9e8a93df93869091@local] https://www.youtube.com/user/CIFaction<https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUvkqPQ2dcoCR7mfqxjzPow>

[cid:3__=8FBBF722DF8371588f9e8a93df93869091@local] https://www.flickr.com/photos/cifaction/

Sincerely,

Steven Shalita
Senior Communications Officer
Administrative Unit
Climate Investment Funds

Shiva Hari Khatri  Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015   +0545 Subject: New Publication! Adapting to Climate Change for Sustainable Agribusiness in High Mountain Watersheds: A case study from Nepal

With apology for any cross posting.

Dear Friends,

ICIMOD is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, ‘Adapting to Climate Change for Sustainable Agribusiness in High Mountain Watersheds: A case study from Nepal’.

http://lib.icimod.org/record/30105

This publication includes the findings of a participatory action research (PAR) carried out between 2010 and 2012 in two geographically and climatically different mountain watersheds in Mustang and Jumla districts in Nepal.

The study was conducted under ICIMOD’s High Mountain Agribusiness and Livelihood Improvement (HIMALI) project. It aimed to identify communities’ key adaptive practices, with a focus on agribusiness in high mountain watersheds. Using a multi-stakeholder approach, the project documented people’s perceptions of climate risks and vulnerabilities, and provided climate-adaptive agribusiness and livelihood technology packages to farmers. The research findings clearly show that mountain agribusiness can be adapted and made financially rewarding by building the capacity of stakeholders, strengthening institutions, introducing technologies, and promoting climate smart investments. The learning from the project is expected to contribute in developing effective local watershed management plans to ensure the sustainability of agribusiness for the local communities.

The full publication can also be downloaded from HIMALDOC at

http://lib.icimod.org/record/30105/files/HIMALI%20Report__15.pdf [1.49 MB]

Print copies can be requested from our Distribution Unit at distri@icimod.org

We hope that you find this publication useful and would be happy to receive your comments.

Happy reading!

Best regards,

Shiva Hari Khatri

Communication and Distribution Associate

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

GPO Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel +977-1-5003222 Ext 112 Fax +977-1-5003277 Web www.icimod.org

Connect to ICIMOD:

ICIMOD publications on-line — download or order direct at http://www.icimod.org/publications

Connect to ICIMOD:

Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015
Subject: Registration for the FAO-run online conference closes 16 January 2015

WM Econ Climate Banner Only 10 days remaining to register for a unique FAO-run online climate change conference

Forestry policy makers, forest economists, scientists and researchers from all over the world are expected to register for a unique online conference entitled The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector. The conference, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), will take place in six sessions during 6 -27 February 2015. More than 900 registrations have been received from 121 countries already. The conference will focus on the costs and benefits of ways in which the forest sector can mitigate climate change, and examine how different countries mitigate climate change through forest management interventions and improved use of wood. Discussions will also showcase the lessons learned from mitigation efforts and their impacts on the value chain of forest products.

The deadline for registration is 16 January. Visit the conference web page www.fao.org/forestry/cc-mitigation-economics to read more and register. See the draft conference programme at http://www.fao.org/forestry/41762-05d11445e737ad9f209f0724851d10028.pdf.

For more information, contact Illias Animon (illias.animon@fao.org) or Eros Fornari (eros.fornari@fao.org).

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Ellie Johnston <ejohnston@climateinteractive.org>  Tue, 6 Jan 2015 Subject: Free Online Trainings in Systems Thinking for Climate Action

Today, Climate Interactive is launching The Climate Leader, a free five-week online training series in systems thinking designed for people working to address climate change. Sign up now at: http://climateinteractive.org/the-climate-leader/
This online course will share some time-tested insights into navigating the complex world of taking action on climate. Included will be video lessons offering some practical and proven approaches for leading in complexity, being strategic, and drawing on both your own rational brilliance and your own deep intuitive instincts through systems thinking.
Join more than 1,600 other Climate Leaders for this training: http://climateinteractive.org/the-climate-leader/
When you sign up, you will begin receiving the series of lessons via email. There will also be opportunities to participate in exercises to deepen your understanding and connect with others participating in the course.
Behind the Climate Leader are decades of experience from the team at Climate Interactive and powerful ideas developed at MIT. Our cutting edge tools have been helping people see what works to respond to climate change. We’ve helped students, business leaders, activists, and UN negotiators determine the choices that will put us on a pathway to a healthy climate. Lessons will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Sawin and Drew Jones, co-directors of Climate Interactive, who will share their wealth of insights on systems thinking with you.
Our goal with The Climate Leader is to help you be as intentional as possible, as bold as possible, and as visionary and clear as you can be. Through the eleven lessons, this course will help you answer questions like:
  • How can I best look at the big picture, and why is that so useful?
  • How do I identify places that will have the most impact?
  • How can my efforts best be amplified?
  • What are the root causes of the challenge I’m facing?
The course is free and you can sign up to begin at anytime. In return for what we provide, we invite you to use what you can to make a difference, share what you like, and give us feedback.
All the best,
Ellie Johnston
Climate Interactive

William Yeates <w.yeates@odi.org.uk>   Tue, 6 Jan 2015 Subject: Local ‘adaptation’ projects don’t always directly address climate change risks

Dear colleagues

*with apologies for cross posting*

Recent ODI research finds that local projects labelled adaptation and funded by donors and national governments, do not always directly address climate change risks. This presents difficulties for tracking adaptation finance. There are also challenges in accessing information from some donors and national government agencies on how adaptation funds are actually dispersed.

The study also looks at the institutions shaping the delivery of adaptation finance at the sub-national level, identifying roles for different actors in assuring transparency and accountability. Sub-national level analysis has not been widely explored, so evidence at this scale is new.

A number of fund -and country-specific, and generic recommendations are made on the basis of these tracking experiences of how to enhance accountability for adaptation funds.

You can read it here http://www.odi.org/publications/9041-going-right-direction-tracking-adaptation-finance-at-subnational-level

Best wishes,

William Yeates Communications Officer

Climate and Environment Programme

Overseas Development Institute 203 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8NJ United Kingdom
Tel+44 (0)20 3327 7250 | | E-mailw.yeates@odi.org.uk   Webwww.odi.org.uk |

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  06 Jan 2015 18:04:17 +0100
Subject: Reminder: Call for abstracts: Planetary boundaries, societal interactions, and sustainability transitions within the Earth system (EGU-ERE2.1) Dear colleagues,
Global change processes cause a large challenge for society. Significant changes in some of our current ways of living are necessary in order not to transgress important natural boundaries. For example, CO2 emissions need to be drastically reduced to avoid severe effects from climate change. These changes in society are likely to cause an overall transition of the global socio-ecological system.

We (James Dyke, Sarah Cornell, Jonathan Donges, Axel Kleidon, Alice Bows-Larkin, and Dominik Reusser) would like to advance this discussion at the next assembly of the European Geoscience Union (EGU), as a platform to present scientific approaches, consolidate existing knowledge and facilitate a collaboration between disciplines. More details on our session ERE2.1 “Planetary boundaries, societal interactions, and sustainability transitions within the Earth system” can be found here: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/session/17147

We would like to encourage you to contribute to this session by presenting recent results of your related work. Please also consider to forward this mail to colleagues who might be interested in the subject.

EGU 2015 takes place in Vienna from April 12-17. Deadline for submissions is January 7th 13:00 CET (TOMORROW, there will be no extension!). Instructions on how to submit an abstract can be found at: http://www.egu2015.eu/abstract_management/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html.
The European Geoscience Union organizes the most important annual meeting for Geosciences in Europe, bringing together scientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. EGU increasingly shows interest also in the interactions between human behaviour and the earth system and has mechanisms to promote especially young scientists.

We look forward to see you at the EGU 2015!
On behalf of the conveners,

– Dr. Dominik Reusser
Co-Coordination “TESS Towards European Societal Sustainability” www.tess-transition.eu
Flagship speaker: Sustainable Transition Pathways
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Research Domain 2: Climate Impacts & Vulnerabilities Reserach Area III: Climate Change and Development

Telephone +49 331 288 26 46 Fax            +49 331 288 20709
P.O.Box 60 12 03, 14412 Potsdam, Germany Visiting adress: Pappelallee 20, 14469 Potsdam

 

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Digest for Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

1. New book: “Earth System Governance: World Politics in the Anthropocene” (MIT Press, 2014)
2. What’s the time…? Reflections on a missing element from Lima
3. Water-Climate-Policy in Mongolia :ISBN: 978-3-86219-861-0 (e-book)-open access
4. What happened in Lima? Climate Science & Policy: news, stories and updates
5. Climate Change Daily Feed – 18 December 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
6. @IISDRS Summary & Analysis from #UNFCCC #COP20
7. Significant Step for Carbon Finance Investments in Coastal Wetlands
8. Gold Standard Sustainable Cities Framework – Open for Consultation
9. Upcoming WWF Learning Session: REDD+ Outcomes from COP20,  6 January
10. Save the date | 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation | 24-30 April 2014, Nairobi
11. Enhancing Urban Resilience – New World Bank Publication
12. Outlook from the Lima Climate Conference Summit in Lima:  Foggy view looking ahead towards Paris  – Germanwatch analysis
13. New Publications from the Water Partnership Program

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:57:26 +0000 Subject: New book: “Earth System Governance: World Politics in the Anthropocene” (MIT Press, 2014)

Dear CLIMATE-L colleagues,

Please find below information on a new book:

EARTH SYSTEM GOVERNANCE: WORLD POLITICS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

By Frank Biermann

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014

Summary:

Humans are no longer spectators who need to adapt to their natural environment. Our impact on the earth has caused changes that are outside the range of natural variability and are comparable to major geological processes such as ice ages. Some scientists argue that we have entered a new epoch in planetary history: the Anthropocene. In such an era of planet-wide transformation, we need a new model for planet-wide environmental politics.

This book proposes “earth system” governance as just such a new paradigm. It offers both analytical and normative perspectives. The book provides detailed analysis of global environmental politics in terms of five dimensions of effective governance: agency, particularly agency beyond that of state actors; architecture of governance, from local to global levels; accountability and legitimacy; equitable allocation of resources; and adaptiveness of governance systems.

It goes on to offer a wide range of policy proposals for future environmental governance and a revitalized United Nations, including the establishment of a World Environment Organization and a UN Sustainable Development Council, new mechanisms for strengthened representation of civil society and scientists in global decision making, innovative systems of qualified majority voting in multilateral negotiations, and novel institutions to protect those impacted by global change. Drawing on ten years of research, the book formulates earth system governance as an empirical reality and a political necessity.

URL: http://www.earthsystemgovernance.org/publication/biermann-frank-earth-system-governance

With best regards,

Biermann Professor and Head, Department of Environmental Policy Analysis

Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) VU University Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1087 1081 HV Amsterdam The Netherlands

Marion Vieweg <marion.vieweg@current-future.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Subject: What’s the time…? Reflections on a missing element from Lima

Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Subject: Water-Climate-Policy in Mongolia :ISBN: 978-3-86219-861-0 (e-book)-open access.
Dear all,

We are delight to inform that our collaborative research study in Mongolia (2012-2014), titled “(Re)configuration of Water Resources Management in Mongolia: A Critical Geopolitical Analysis” has been published. This research study is based on the environmental flow assessment. You can access full research paper at http://www.uni-kassel.de/upress/online/OpenAccess/978-3-86219-860-3.OpenAccess.pdf

Please share with your colleagues and other network this piece of work.

Many thanks

Sisira

Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture,
Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences,
University of Kassel
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Germany
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Email:- sisirawitha@uni-kassel.de

 CMCC Press Office ufficiostampa@cmcc.it

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Subject: What happened in Lima? Climate Science & Policy: news, stories and updates
Dear Climate-L subscribers,
the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change is glad to inform you on updates of news and stories around Climate Science&Policy
(Apologies for cross-mailing)

All stories and articles are available at this web page:
http://www.cmcc.it/newsletters/cmcc-newsletter-112014

From Lima to Paris 2015: challenges on the road to 2°C
A lot is yet to be done, but there also are important steps forward. In “Nature Climate Change”, the outcomes of a research coordinated by Massimo Tavoni
http://www.cmcc.it/article/from-lima-to-paris-2015-challenges-on-the-road-to-2c

A different view on COP 20
Carlo Carraro comments the outcomes of the COP20 in this post taken from his blog: “The emphasis on emission reductions somehow obscures the real issue at the core of the COP 20 negotiations (that will be at the core of COP 21 as well)”.
http://www.cmcc.it/article/a-different-view-on-lima-cop-20

Climate talks: what was agreed in Lima
As expected, the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties in Lima wrapped up with a compromise text, a road map pushing for 2015 deal in Paris
http://www.cmcc.it/article/lima-climate-talks-what-was-agreed-and-what-wasnt

Think Forward Film Festival, your consumption impact your ecosystem
The 4th edition of the Film Festival on climate change and renewable energy is going to start, with a special focus on our consumption choices and an invitation to be responsible for the Planet. On 12th and 13th December, in Venice, the “seventh art” tells the climate changing and the challenges we’ll have to face in the future
http://www.cmcc.it/article/think-forward-film-festival-your-consumption-impact-your-ecosystem-2

Global technology for climate policy strategies
An inter-comparison of 18 energy-economy and integrated assessment models. The importance of individual mitigation options such as energy intensity improvements, carbon capture and storage (CCS), nuclear power, solar and wind power and bioenergy. All the results from the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum Study 27, in a paper on Climatic Change
http://www.cmcc.it/article/global-technology-for-climate-policy-strategies

Safe navigation in the Mediterranean sea
Discover how works VISIR, the ship routing system designed and developed by the TESSA project. Watch the video and follow the instructions
http://www.cmcc.it/article/safe-navigation-in-the-mediterranean-sea

Safer routes: a video of the IONIO project
A video tutorial to present the SRS – DSS of the IONIO project while illustrating how the system works and how route requests can be submitted and displayed on its web interface. Watch the video
http://www.cmcc.it/article/ship-routing-and-safety-srs-of-the-ionio-project-the-video

First step for a global network for improving regional climate change adaptation and impact assessment
Climate modelers, satellite observation experts and the climate change impacts researchers met at the first CORDEX MENA – CA meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 27-28 November 2014. Among the participants, CMCC researcher E. Bucchignani
http://www.cmcc.it/article/first-step-for-a-global-network-for-improving-regional-climate-change-adaptation-and-impact-assessment

All stories and articles are available at this web page:
http://www.cmcc.it/newsletters/cmcc-newsletter-112014

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 18 December 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice.
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 Langston James Goree VI kimo@iisd.org
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Subject: @IISDRS Summary & Analysis from #UNFCCC #COP20

Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014

1-12 December 2014 | Lima, Peru

http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop20/

Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) — United Nations Office 300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Plaxo public business card: http://kimogoree.myplaxo.com

Email: kimo@iisd.org Mobile phone: +12128107701 Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree

Where: 25 December – 3 January cycling in California

 2012-12 Outlook from Lima, Germanwatch

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Digest for Thursday, December 18, 2014.

1. 9th Issue of the Africa Adaptation Newsletter.
2. Climate Change and Development short course, International Development short course, 29 June to 4 July 2015
3. Seventh issue of the FS-UNEP Centre’s Newsletter is available !
4. Wuppertal’s take on COP20 in Lima
5. Nordic Climate Facility’s fifth Call for Proposals on Climate Resilience is open
6. New MAPS Publication: Choice of form of INDCs
7. Climate Change Daily Feed – 19 December 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

WM UN Afri Adaption bannerThe Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) is pleased to present the 9th Issue of the Africa Adaptation Newsletter with theme CLIMATE TECHNOLOGY AND AFRICA: A NEEDED IMPETUS TO BUILD CLIMATE RESILIENCE?. 

This issue offers a comprehensive overview of the latest adaptation practices and technologies, policy issues, project news, events and climate warnings amongst many in Africa and beyond.
We highly appreciate your support and contributions as always and we urge you to continue to send and share your adaptation news with AAKNet! 
We invite you to download the 9th issue at  webpage link >> http://aaknet.org/index.php/component/k2/item/179-aaknet-newsletter-issue-9
NB: Please email to Richard.Munang@unep.org suggestions on relevant next areas of coverage you will want the newsletter to cover in the next issue. Also suggest the key topics and sectors which could be looked  into and explain why you think those should be the priority and strategic areas for coverage

Best regards

Richard Munang, PhD ● Africa Regional Climate Change  Coordinator● Regional Office for Africa (ROA)- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ●
“Sarah Gore (SSF)” S.Gore@uea.ac.uk  Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014  Subject: Climate Change and Development short course, International Development short course, 29 June to 4 July 2015

Dear Climate L readers

International Development UEA is pleased to present its perennially popular short course, Climate Change and Development at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Follow the link to find out more and apply:

https://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/professional-training/climate-change-and-development

“I feel empowered and skilled-up. State of the art knowledge is presented to us with an opportunity to question the status quo” recent course participant

Directed by Dr Heike Schroeder Senior Lecturer in the School of International Development and supported by a teaching team which draws together expertise from some of the world’s leading researchers on climate change.

The course is aimed at professionals who do not have an existing specialism in the field but who may have new responsibility or interest in the integration of climate change management into development planning, projects and policy.

http://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/professional-training

Sarah Gore

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International Development UEA

University of East Anglia

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FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance unep@fs.de  To:  Cc:  Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014   Subject: Seventh issue of the FS-UNEP Centre’s Newsletter is available !

Dear Colleagues,

The Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) has now released its sevenths newsletter to offer a transparent look into its recent activities and international project work.
Please download the new issue of our Newsletter and read about: •       The Centre’s project portfolio in the field of microfinance for ecosystem based adaptation (MEbA) and it’s role at COP20, •       a number of recent Centre workshops: the Renewable Energy Finance Workshop in Ghana, a Stakeholders Workshop on Women Entrepreneurs in the field of energy in Bhopal and Indore, MEbA’s regional workshops in Peru and Ecuador, •       a number of recent publications: the CFAS Guide to the biennial assessment, the European Commission report on shifting climate finance •       the e-learning course “Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance” – an opportunity to widen your scope and become a green energy finance expert from home. Registration is now open! •       updates on the projects Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Capacity building for MFIs in Ethiopia and Nepal, finalising the NIE Accreditation Application to the Adaptation Fund of the Cook Islands and our UNEP projects MEbA and SCAF II.
The Newsletter can be downloaded on our website: http://fs-unep-centre.org/publications/newsletter-volume-7
Enjoy reading, Your FS-UNEP Centre team

Hermann Ott hermann.ott@wupperinst.org  Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Subject: Wuppertal’s take on COP20 in Lima

Dear friends and colleagues,
please find here the first take of our team from the Wuppertal Institute on Lima (a more thorough will follow in January):
Lima Climate Report: COP20 Moves at Snails Pace on the Road to Paris http://wupperinst.org/uploads/tx_wupperinst/lima-results.pdf
The paper provides on overview of developments and an assessment. We do identify some of the more positive developments (yes, they exist!), but all in all our assessment is rather critical. This concerns not only the “inside” view of what COP20 was supposed to deliver on the road to Paris, but also the “outside” view of whether the whole process is adequate to meet the challenge of climate change. Besides of some suggestions for the next year we recommend to additionally forge an alliance of forerunners (climate clubs) after Paris.
Dr. Hermann E. Ott Senior Advisor for Global Sustainability and Welfare Strategies
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and  Energy
Neue Promenade 6 10178 Berlin
fon *49 – 30 – 288 74 58 22 fax *49 – 30 – 288 74 58 40 mail hermann.ott@wupperinst.org

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 Subject: Nordic Climate Facility’s fifth Call for Proposals on Climate Resilience is open

Nordic Climate Facility’s fifth Call for Proposals (NCF5) with the theme of Climate Resilience in Urban and Private Sector Contexts is open until 30 January, 2015.

Links to Letter of Invitation and NCF5 Description and Pre-Qualification Guidelines are found below as well as on the online application platform www.ncfapplication.org. Registration is open on the platform. Deadline for questions is 9 January 2015.

http://www.ndf.fi/news/nordic-climate-facility%E2%80%99s-fifth-call-proposals-open

http://www.nefco.org/financing/nordic_climate_facility

In its previous calls, NCF has received some 538 applications, and the facility has 51 climate projects in various stages of implementation with 16 fully completed projects since the inception in 2009. NCF is financed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and administered by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO).

http://www.ndf.fi/project/awarded-ncf-projects

Sincerely,

Mr. Kari Hämekoski

Manager, Carbon Finance and Funds & Nordic Climate Facility

Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)

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Aisling de Klerk aisling@southsouthnorth.org
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Subject: New MAPS Publication: Choice of form of INDCs

WM Maps Publication

INDC Working Paper

Dear Colleagues
The MAPS team would like to share their latest publication: Thoughts on the choice of form of an INDC. This working paper aims to support country teams involved in building their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. It looks at the various forms these contributions could take and the considerations that should be involved in choosing a particular form.
The paper builds on work initiated under the MAPS Programme in the INDC Lab in Lima, July 2014, together with the experiences of countries involved in MAPS.
The development of INDCs are complex and we are all learning by doing. The authors of the paper will refine and add to the paper after COP20 in Lima. Any feedback would be greatly welcomed as part of this improvement effort. Please email Marta Torres (marta.torresgunfaus@uct.ac.za) and Andrea Rudnick (rudnick.andrea@gmail.com) in this regard.
The MAPS COP20 side event, Innovation in the development of INDCs. The MAPS experience video can be viewed here.
Best wishes for the festive season!
MAPS International

http://vimeo.com/114115385

 IISD Reporting Services iisd-rs@iisd.org
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 19 December 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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1. ENB Vol. 12 No. 619 – Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014 – Summary & Analysis
2. NExus Conference – Water-Food, Climate and Energy – registration and side events now open

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Subject: NExus Conference – Water-Food, Climate and Energy – registration and side events now open
Dear Friends

The Nexus Conference on Water, Food, Climate & Energy (15-17th March, Chapel Hill, USA) is now open for side events and registration a great chance for stakeholders to influence the SDGs in an interlinked way http://earthsummit2012.blogspot.com/

Warmest regards

felix

PS for your enjoyment as we approach Christmas http://earthsummit2012.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-green-christmas-carol.html

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Digest for Monday, December 15, 2014.

1. ISO climate change standards roadmap – now is your chance to share your opinions
2. The “US-German Clean Energy Leadership Series” Volume 2
3. New publication on NAMA and INDC – GIZ TUEWAS/UNEP DTU
4. New CCAFS papers on governance, climate adaptation and food security
5. Save the date: Adaptation Futures 2016, 10-13 May 2016, the Netherlands
6. Second European Climate Change Adapation conference (ECCA2015)
7. Call for Chapters: IGI Global Book on Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Supply, Use, and Management
8. Climate Change Daily Feed – 16 December 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
9. Final report of the Mesoamerican Workshop on National Emissions Inventories and Mitigation Plans in Agriculture, Land use, Land use change and Forestry now available online!!
10. OzoNews Vol. XIV, 15 December 2014 issue is now available.

Tom Baumann <tbaumann@interactiveleader.com> To:  Cc:  Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:00:35 -0500 Subject: ISO climate change standards roadmap – now is your chance to share your opinions Hello All Climate Change Professionals and Stakeholders,
Now is your chance to share your opinion with ISO in the development of a new climate change standards roadmap to be launched in 2015. An online survey is open until December 21 to collect input to help shape the roadmap. The survey takes about 2 minutes to complete – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5SMHZYV.
Thanks to all contributing their ideas towards better climate change standards.
Tom Baumann International Chair, ISO Climate Change Standards (ISO TC207/SC7) CEO, ClimateCHECK and Interactive Leader | Collaborase CoFounder and Director of Knowledge Management, GHG Management Institute Certified Knowledge Manager Environmental Economist and Engineer
O: +1 (613) 241 8000 x110 C: +1 (613) 795 1158 E: tb@climate-check.com E: tbaumann@interactiveleader.com E: tom.baumann@ghginstitute.org LinkedIn: ca.linkedin.com/in/tombaumann Twitter: @TomCollaborase Skype: skypetombaumann
“US-German.CELS” <US-German.CELS@ecofys.com>  Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014   Subject: The “US-German Clean Energy Leadership Series” Volume 2

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to take notice of the second issue of the “US-German Clean Energy Leadership Series.” The transition from a fossil-based to a renewables-based electricity system relies on active engagement with the public. As renewable energy continues to expand and the public becomes more aware of the downsides of fossil-based electricity, engagement on these issues is expanding. This volume of the US-German Clean Energy Leadership Series discusses the popular view of clean energy in these two countries and then explores approaches to how this opinion is being expressed through political and financial means.

The US-German Clean Energy Leadership Series features best practices in renewable energy policy in Germany and the United States. It is compiled by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and Ecofys.

See the second volume of the “US-German Clean Energy Leadership Series” here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments at: m.gephart@ecofys.com.

With best regards,

Malte Gephart (on behalf of the “US-German Clean Energy Leadership Series” Team)

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“Dorr, Tobias GIZ IN” <tobias.dorr@giz.de>  Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014  Subject: New publication on NAMA and INDC – GIZ TUEWAS/UNEP DTU

   Dear colleagues,

It gives me immense pleasure to share with you a first draft of our discussion paper ‘How are INDCc and NAMAs linked?’

This is a collaborative, in-house research effort by the GIZ TUEWAS NAMA/MM Working Group and the UNEP DTU Partnership.

The objective of this discussion paper is to present a pre- and post-2020 greenhouse gas mitigation context, highlight facts on the schemes of NAMAs, INDCs and LEDS, analyse their linkages and finally conclude with key messages for policy makers.

We are seeking comments from experts in the field. Feel free to annotate and give your inputs.

For this, kindly get in touch with one of the authors:

Daniela Boos daniela.boos@giz.de

Hauke Broecker hauke.broecker@giz.de

Tobias Dorr tobias.dorr@giz.de

Sudhir Sharma sudr@dtu.dk

You can access the discussion paper here.

With best regards,

Tobias Dorr

Development and Management of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in India

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“Schubert, Cecilia (CIAT-CCAFS)” <C.SCHUBERT@cgiar.org>  Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014  Subject: New CCAFS papers on governance, climate adaptation and food security

Dear colleagues,

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) recently published two working papers related to climate change adaptation, food security and governance:

The paper, the Comparative Turn in Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security Governance Research (PDF), proposes that concepts and methods of comparative politics can shine light on political factors important for catalysing positive change on the governance climate change adaptation and food security in the developing world. Author Mark Purdon is an expert on climate change policy and international development, currently a visiting fellow at Le Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CÉRIUM) at the Université de Montréal.
In Systematic Review Approach to identifying key trends in adaptation governance at the supranational level (PDF), authors have analyzed peer-reviewed literature on adaptation governance focused on food security at the supranational level. A total of 281 papers were collected, of which 52 met the focus. In these papers, authors explored key aspects of food security, identified types of governance measures and major challenges, and finally developed an understanding of the location of the research teams and involved countries. Authors, Livia Bizikova, Director of Knowledge for Integrated Decisions Program, Daniella Echeverría, Project Officer of Resilience Program and Energy Program, and Anne Hammill, Director of Resilience Program, are all affiliated with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Best,

Cecilia Schubert

Communications Officer 

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Contacts: c.schubert@cgiar.org I +46708661383

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16 Dec 2014
Subject: Save the date: Adaptation Futures 2016, 10-13 May 2016, the Netherlands[Adaptation Futures 2016]<http://www.adaptationfutures2016.org/>Save the date! Announcement conference

December 2014

[Adaptation Futures 2016]<http://www.adaptationfutures2016.org/>

Save the date: 10-13 May 2016, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). In 2016 the European Commission and the Government of the Netherlands will co-host the fourth edition.

Adaptation Futures 2016 leads to major progress in climate change adaptation. It fosters an active exchange of new and practical ideas, experiences and insights among governments, businesses, researchers and civil society from around the world. The conference combines discussion of the latest adaptation research with an Adaptation Practice Expo and Business Fair. At the Business Fair knowledge based supply will be connected to practitioners’ demand. It will contain stands, matchmaking facilities and signing ceremonies. At the Expo cutting edge adaptation projects are shown.

Adaptation Futures 2016 is where scholars, practitioners and policymakers go to connect, learn and inspire. It highlights adaptation practices and solutions for people, governments and businesses. The programme will address all sectors and all parts of the world, with a special focus on urban and coastal areas.

Adaptation Futures 2016:
… is a conference and market-place for practices and solutions
… strengthens ties between science and practice
… engages communities of practice and builds new partnerships
… links adaptation action to current development, investment and planning decisions

The programme of the conference will offer a variety of plenary and parallel sessions, round tables, excursions, exhibition, side events and back to back meetings.

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June

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August

Registration open, early bird till 15 March 2016

October

Call for scientific and policy/practice abstracts closed

December

Notification of abstract/poster selection

2016

January

Publication draft final programme

February

Publication final programme

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The second biennial European Climate Change Adaptation Conference will be held at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen from 12-14 May 2015, organised by three projects co-funded by the European Union’s 7th Research framework programme.
The hosts of Adaptation Futures 2016 (PROVIA, European Commission, Government of the Netherlands) will convene a two hour session on ‘The Future of Climate Change Adaptation: from Strategy to Implementation’ at the ECCA 2015. This public session will be the first consultation on the planning and concept of Adaptation Futures 2016.

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Hans Sanderson <sanderson@envs.au.dk> To:  Cc:  Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014  Subject: Second European Climate Change Adapation conference (ECCA2015)

Dear Colleagues,
ECCA 2015 – Call for presentation abstracts
The second European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA) will take place in Copenhagen, 12–14 May 2015.
Presentation abstracts can be submitted here until 1st of February 2015
The conference will offer a unique platform for researchers, policy makers, and businesses to share new research results, novel policy developments, and practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts and adaptation, as well as highlight opportunities for business innovations aimed at supporting the transition to resilient low carbon societies.
Session topics include:
1. Business 2. Economics 3. Adaptation in cities 4. Adaptation in different sectors 5. Infrastructures 6. Adaptation policy and governance 7. Social science and participation 8. Climate services and communication 9. Dealing with risks 10. Regional challenges & opportunities (Arctic, Mountains, Mediterranean)
You are welcome to submit your abstract by 1 February 2015, if you wish to contribute with a presentation. Each presentation will last 15 minutes plus 5 minutes of discussion. Abstracts should include meaningful title, name and contact data of authors, and a short description of the presentation (limited to 400 words).
Read more here: http://www.ecca2015.eu/about-ecca-2015
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Prakash Rao <prakash.rao@siib.ac.in> To:  Cc:  Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 Subject: Call for Chapters: IGI Global Book on Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Supply, Use, and Management

Call for Chapters: Reconsidering the Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Supply, Use, and Management

It is estimated that by 2050, one quarter of the world’s population will live in countries affected by chronic water shortage. Given regional climate scenarios, it is perceived that future food and water security can be seriously undermined in the entire region leading to serious concerns of food security across the region. Aquatic ecosystems are critical components of the global environment. In addition to being essential contributors to biodiversity and ecological productivity, they also provide a variety of services for human populations. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) the impact of climate change on water resources is likely to have significant implications for resource conservation, businesses dependent on water, agriculture, and livelihoods, river ecosystems and habitats, species diversity etc. Global climate variability is expected to further exacerbate the vulnerability of various regions in terms of reduced freshwater availability, food shortages, health related risks, reduced adaptation of the poor and vulnerable. Regionally, the repercussions could be critical for economies like Brazil, India , China, etc. as well as industrialised nations. The book seeks to present an understanding of current state of knowledge on impacts of climate change on water resources and its management in various regions of the world with special reference on the linkages between water, energy and climate, and water resource use and efficiency. Additionally, the book will explore the various mitigation and adaptation strategies and technology options being developed for supporting water resource based ecosystems in the face of climate change.

The proposed book will be a comprehensive reference publication on the subject of water resources and climate change and will further enhance the knowledge base of the sector for researchers, policy makers, and others. The publication is also expected to throw light on the various dimensions of environmental, social, and economic issues that drive water management in the region in the face of adverse impacts of climate change

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 28, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis .All proposals should be submitted through the “Propose a Chapter” link at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1491.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints.

For  enquires please contact Dr Prakash Rao ( prakash.rao@siib.ac.in) or Dr Yogesh Patil (head_respub@siu.edu.in) .

Regards,

Prakash Rao, Ph.D.

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1. BioRes Lima Update #3 | UN climate meet clinches decision, Paris deal up for negotiation

Subject: BioRes Lima Update #3 | UN climate meet clinches decision, Paris deal up for negotiation

Dear Climate-L readers,

Please see below the final Bridges Trade BioRes Lima Update outlining the last days of COP20 and information on the new decision adopted as a step towards sealing a global climate deal next December in Paris, France.

As always, feedback welcome.

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1. University of Oxford short course in Financing Urban Sustainability
2. Apply now – New online courses on Climate Change, Diplomacy, Negotiation and Protocol
3. THE LIMA DEAL: DIFFERENTIATION ENDS, NEGOTIATIONS BEGIN FOR SHARING THE GLOBAL CARBON BUDGET
4. Blog: What the Lima Call for Climate Action means for Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

“Thompson, Chris” <christopher.thompson@conted.ox.ac.uk> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:48:28 +0000 Subject: University of Oxford short course in Financing Urban Sustainability

Dear colleagues,

*with apologies for cross-posting*

Sent on behalf of Dr Idalina Baptista.

The University of Oxford is delighted to announce a new three-day residential short course in Financing Urban Sustainability.  We would be grateful if list members would share this information with students, colleagues and associates for whom it will be of interest.

The course provides an overview of the rapidly evolving field of financing for sustainability in the context of climate change, with a particular focus on urban infrastructures around the world.  It is tailored to the needs of mid- to high-level professionals involved in infrastructure project development and assessment who want to seize the opportunities inherent in the transition to a robust low-carbon economy.

Further information, including the early registration offer, is available at www.conted.ox.ac.uk/fus.  If you have any questions or want to know more please contact us on sud@conted.ox.ac.uk and +44 (0)1865 286952.

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UNITAR e-Learning MDP Team <mdp-elearning@unitar.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014  Subject: Apply now – New online courses on Climate Change, Diplomacy, Negotiation and Protocol

Dear Climate-l readers,

We are pleased to inform you about our new upcoming on-line courses.

We offer discounts for group bookings.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions

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The MDP Team

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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) offers online courses on Multilateral Diplomacy. These courses are targeted to diplomats and government officials who are involved in inter-governmental negotiations, and professionals who are working in an international environment.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:08:59 +0530 Subject: THE LIMA DEAL: DIFFERENTIATION ENDS, NEGOTIATIONS BEGIN FOR SHARING THE GLOBAL CARBON BUDGET

Dear Colleagues,
The Lima Deal opens the door for a global pact on ‘who has to do what’.
The next step is to agree on the criteria to determine the “aggregate effects” of the national contributions in terms of ‘fairness’, ‘ambition’, ‘different national circumstances’, the requirement to ‘treat in a balanced manner mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology and capacity building’ and  ’achieving the Objective of the Convention’.
Agreement will also be needed on criteria to assess how different national circumstances will impact on the contributions of countries’ whose emissions have peaked and contributions of countries who are modifying their growth pathways considering mitigation and adaptation; both are really about sharing the global carbon budget.
You might find the piece below of interest. Comments are welcome
Best regards
Mukul Sanwal
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THE LIMA DEAL: DIFFERENTIATION ENDS, NEGOTIATIONS BEGIN FOR SHARING THE GLOBAL CARBON BUDGET

Time to consider climate change as a social and energy rather than a physical and environmental problem

Mukul Sanwal[1]

Lima witnessed the end game of a 20 year old negotiation around doing away with differentiation between countries at different levels of development and the beginning of negotiations on a global pact for sharing the carbon budget. It is all about geopolitics, not about the global environment.

The Lima Call for Climate Action recognises that the national actions under the new regime will continue to focus on achieving the objective of the Convention and will address in a balanced manner mitigation, adaptation, finance, and technology transfer and development, as currently provided in the Convention. However, the new regime will “reflect”, rather than be based on, the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, and fairness is referred to in terms of national circumstances rather than historical responsibility. Consequently, developed countries will “provide and mobilize financial resources” and there is no reference to technology transfer. “Loss and damage” is relegated to the preamble. In effect, the principles of the Convention will not apply to the new regime and in this respect it echoes the China-United States Climate Agreement.

The issue

The issue was not about what countries are prepared to do to meet the challenge, because that does not require a multilateral treaty. This has been made clear by the pre-Summit bilateral China-United States Agreement and the unilateral emission reductions announced by the European Union, covering more than two-third of global emissions.

The issue at Lima was how to ensure equity, fairness and justice in the new global pact. The Climate treaty accommodated the concerns of the developed countries in 1992 by only prescribing an “aim” for them to reduce their emissions. Only two developed countries, Monaco and Norway, have ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, negotiated in 1997, and the legally binding arrangement is withering away. Following Copenhagen, in 2009, the ‘Intended Nationally-Determined Contributions’ (INDC) now required of all countries, was the third response by developing countries to accommodate the developed countries. At Lima, the principles that guided relations between countries have themselves been negated.

The developed countries have insisted on doing away with differentiation because, having occupied more than their fair share of the carbon budget, they would be obliged to make significantly deeper emissions cuts and provide resources for adaptation as the adverse effect of climate change unfold.

Doing away with the legal differentiation between countries at different levels of development will bring centre-stage the political problem of balance between contributions of countries that are required to cap their emissions (developed countries) and countries that will do so later (developing countries), in a manner that will ensure that the late developers can continue to use energy for infrastructure, urbanization and moving the rural poor into the urban middle class.

The China-US Agreement

The issue of planetary limits has now become the centre of the negotiations because of the global agreement in 2010 on keeping increase in global temperature below 2 degrees centigrade; that is, keeping within a global carbon budget. The China-United States Agreement deals with the knotty problem of countries’ responsibility through different peaking years for countries at different levels of development: a peaking year is really about sharing the global ‘carbon budget’.

Concretely the US has agreed to cut net emissions by 12-14 percent of 1990 levels. China can increase its emissions by around 30 percent till 2030, by which time China will have completed its infrastructure development and urbanisation process, and will have a GDP per capita of $ 20,000, the gap between their per capita energy use and emissions will narrow and China would be a developed country.

Critically, the agreement recognises the evolution in our understanding of the problem. Urbanisation is a mega-trend as urban areas are responsible for three quarters of all emissions and energy use; buildings and transportation are responsible for about one-third of final energy consumption; urban dietary patterns have changed, with meat production accounting for a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. This process was completed in the industrialized countries by the 1970’s, and three-quarters of the population of China will move into cities by 2030. Replicating the agreement, it is very possible that defining peaking points until the urbanization process are completed in India and other late-developing nations, around 12 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per capita, forms a part of the new global consensus.

Bridging the divide                          

Countries still need to agree on the global goal against which national actions will be reviewed, and this includes longer term transformations, availability of carbon space and shifting poor rural populations into the urban middle class. Moving away from reviewing emissions reductions primarily concerns developing countries, and India and China must continue to play a leadership role by focusing on the recommendation of the UN’s scientific body, the IPCC, that global emissions need to fall by 40-70 per cent from 2010 levels by 2050 “with multiple pathways to achieve this objective”. How the different pathways link in achieving the Objective of the Convention needs to be agreed at the next meeting in Geneva, in February 2015.

For taking into account different ‘national circumstances’ of countries at different levels of development, or early and late developers, the world community needs three sets of rules to measure modification of consumption patterns in developed countries (emission reductions), developing countries pursuing more sustainable paths (renewable energy, energy efficiency and adaptation aims) and ensuring the equitable distribution of risks and benefits from the transformation (sharing renewable energy and agriculture technology and insurance costs), while keeping within planetary limits. Also needed is a methodology to assess the adequacy of these separate ‘pathways’ in the 2020-2050 periods, and that should be agreed at Bonn, in June 2015.

Agreeing on even broad parameters for sharing of the global carbon budget within the climate regime is not going to be easy, and strategic interventions outside these negotiations are needed to focus on the core issues of energy and food security. With sanctions on Iran likely to end soon, a network of gas pipelines will do away with the need to set up new coal fired plants after 2030. This cooperation could be extended to joint development and sharing of renewable energy and new agriculture seed technologies to ensure energy and food security. As two-thirds of future global growth is going to take place in Asia, the Asian giants should now take the lead for sharing responsibility and prosperity.

 ”Niklas Höhne” <n.hoehne@newclimate.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:26:23 +0000 Subject: Blog: What the Lima Call for Climate Action means for Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)
Dear Climate-l readers,
Please see our blog on “What the Lima Call for Climate Action means for Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)”.
Best regards,
Niklas Höhne
NewClimate Institute

What the Lima Call for Climate Action means for Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

By Niklas HöhneHanna FeketeThomas Day

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By providing an agreed set of options for the elements to be included in the agreement and underlying principles, the outcomes of COP20 in Lima – the Lima Call for Climate Action – sets the framework for negotiations throughout 2015.

As the curtain finally comes down on yet another very long round of COP negotiations, NewClimate Institute takes a look at what the Lima Call for Climate Action means for the development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) over the coming months.

Under the Ad-Hoc Durban Platform, countries are currently negotiating a new global climate agreement, the first international climate change agreement expected to explicitly commit all countries to specific climate change mitigation plans (for a blue print of such an agreement see the output of the ACT2015 project).

Countries have started to prepare their nationally determined contributions, most prominently the EU, USA and China. A major question is whether these contributions will be sufficient in aggregate to stay within the internationally agreed 2°C limit for global temperature increase. In the Climate Action Tracker, we calculated that the announcements of the EU, USA and China for 2025 and 2030, if fully implemented, would reduce global temperature increase by 0.2 to 0.4°C by 2100. In this case, the global temperature increase would still be around 3°C above pre-industrial levels, well above the internationally agreed limit of 2°C, let alone 1.5°C.

By providing an agreed set of options for the elements to be included in the agreement and underlying principles, the outcomes of COP20 in Lima – the Lima Call for Climate Action – sets the framework for negotiations throughout 2015.

In an attempt to accommodate all Parties’ priorities and to create a way forward for the development of a broadly supported international agreement in Paris in 2015, the final COP20 text is a relatively vaguely constructed compromise. The language in the Lima Call for Climate Action leaves much room for countries to set their own priorities when developing and communicating their INDCs. Nevertheless, some aspects have been defined. Here is what the text tells us about different aspects to be considered when developing INDCs:

Level of ambition and review of INDCs

The Lima text reiterates the global objective of holding global temperature increase limits below 1.5° C or 2° C compared to pre-industrial levels, and recognises that there is still a significant emissions gap towards this goal.

The Lima text specifies that “each Party’s intended nationally determined contribution […] will represent a progression beyond the current undertaking of that Party” (paragraph 10, Lima Call for Climate Action), meaning that the ambition of the INDCs should go beyond current targets and/or reference development. The text does not provide guidance on the level of ambition per country.

With the Lima outcomes, the UNFCCC Secretariat is required by 01 November 2015 to publish a synthesis that aggregates the anticipated effect of INDCs submitted by 01 October 2015, with respect to the latest available science pertaining to the achievement of the internationally agreed goal to limit global temperature rise to maximum 2°C or 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The intention is that the timing of this report allows sufficient time for pledges to be revised, where necessary, ahead of the COP21 negotiations which will begin on 30 November 2015. It remains to be seen if one month is really sufficient.

An element which could not be agreed upon by all Parties in Lima was the proposed formal peer review process under which Parties would be invited to review each other’s pledges, and subsequently to revise their own. However, the text does provide the conditions for such a process to take place informally outside the UNFCCC. It states that all INDC submissions will be published in their entirety on the UNFCCC website. Research institutions, civil society and other UN bodies, such as UNEP, will use this information to undertake an informal review. Civil society is to take part in this informal review process, and to encourage governments to maximise the level of ambition on the table at the beginning of the COP21 negotiations in Paris. (For a discussion on options for a formal ambition mechanism see the Act2015 paper).

Components and information to be included in the INDC

One of the crunch points at Lima was the question of which components should be contained in the INDCs. In principle, countries may submit the information in any format they wish, since it is a nationally determined contribution. However, the intention in Lima was to clarify expectations and make a few components mandatory.

In addition to the mitigation of climate change, the final text includes an invitation to Parties to consider the topic of adaptation in their INDCs. It does not, however, mention finance as an element to be included. This means that countries are free, but are not explicitly asked, to explain how much support they would need to implement their mitigation or adaptation actions or to enhance the level of ambition with additional support. Countries are not explicitly expected to put forward “finance commitments”  as part of their INDCs, however, the document does request developed countries to provide finance for ambitious mitigation actions in developing countries and for the preparation of INDCs in countries which need support to do so.

To be able to understand the submitted INDCs and to aggregate the global effect, the Lima Call for Climate Action asks for the following information to be submitted alongside INDCs, where appropriate (paragraph 14, Lima Call for Climate Action):

  • Quantifiable information on the reference point (e.g. base year, or reference level if the form of the INDC is a reduction below reference)
  • Time frames for implementation (e.g. the target year(s) or period)
  • Scope and coverage of plans (inclusion of sectors and gases)
  • Assumptions and methodology for estimating and accounting for GHGs
  • Self-assessment of how the INDC is fair and ambitious, given the countries’ national circumstances.
  • Explanation of how the INDC contributes to the objective of the Convention to hold global warming below 2°C or 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
  • Information on the “planning processes” (e.g. how they arrived at the INDC or how they plan to implement it).

Parties are also invited to submit details of their national adaptation plans along with their INDCs, although this is not given high priority within the text.

Differentiation between countries

The Lima Call for Climate Action reiterates that the new agreement should reflect the principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in light of different national circumstances”. It further specifies that the submission of action based commitments rather than hard outcome based targets is a valid option for INDCs, especially for least developed countries and small island developing states (paragraph 11, Lima Call for Climate Action).

Otherwise, the text does not suggest any differentiation between countries in the INDCs. However, it is clear that through the bottom-up nature of the process and the nationally determined manner in which countries develop the INDCs, the outcomes will be diverse and reflect national circumstances.

The way ahead

The approach of nationally determined contributions – which feature very little guidance on form and ambition but cover all countries – is a departure from the Kyoto Protocol where only a number of (developed) countries took on legally binding commitments to reduce emissions. To what extent the initial bottom-up contributions will be sufficient to hold global warming below the agreed limits, depends on each country’s submission, their review and possible strengthening over time. It is still unclear which mechanisms the Paris agreement will put in place to guarantee that the ambition level is increased over time, if necessary. This mean that the initial contribution should be as ambitious as possible, to not run the risk of locking in insufficient action. A strong target also provides stakeholders in the country with a clear vision for actions in the short and long term future.

A thorough analysis on a country level can support the process of developing INDCs, taking into account for example mitigation potentials and costs (see INDC guide), as well as opportunities where economic development and climate change action go hand in hand (see for example the New Climate Economy report). Building on existing activities and strategies in the countries, including NAMAs and LEDS in developing countries, will play an essential role given the short time frame until the initial submissions of INDCs. In addition, a country could set aspirational, ambitious targets, providing a societal vision for planning actions in the country. Such targets would drive the development of additional ambitious actions in the country and potentially trigger more ambitious commitments by other countries.

The long negotiations in Lima have shown that it may be difficult to agree on detailed specifications for contributions, review processes and potential mechanisms to increase ambition in the final 2015 agreement: one hopes that a process of regular contributions, for example, in five-year cycles, is launched in Paris with increasing levels of sophistication in each round. Whether this process can raise ambition for mitigation action quickly enough to stay below the agreed temperature limits will be the main challenge.

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1. Climate Change Daily Feed – 15 December 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
2. Newsletter: The UN climate talks just failed – now for the real battle, by Assaad W Razzouk. Published by The Ecologist.
3. IIEA Analysis | The Lima Call to Climate Action and National Pledges
4. article : carbon-pricing regime : dodgy arguments

 

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December 15, 2014

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Read our latest thought leadership article – “The UN climate talks just failed – now for the real battle, by Assaad W Razzouk.  Published by The Ecologist.

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8. Webinar: Leveraging the Capital Market for Climate Change: Exploring the Opportunity of Green Bonds in Asia, Tuesday December 16
9. weADAPT: COP20 Zero-Zero, culture and risk, climate information and more…
10. NAMA Facility Press Conference Results of the Second Call at COP in Lima
11. Invitation to COP 20 Side event, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 16:45-18:15: “Animal Agriculture & Future Climate Policy: Supply and Consumer Action”
12. OUTREACH COP 20 Lima, Day 6 – Climate and Health
13. Invitation to COP 20 Side event : Achieving Universal Energy Access: A development imperative in addressing climate change
14. Climate Action Tracker update: China, US and EU post-2020 plans reduce projected warming
Mounir Adhoum <mounir.adhoum@aramco.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:17:47 -0600
Subject: DEAR COLLEAGUES WE ARE EXPECTING YOU AT TODAY’S GCC SIDE EVENT  – 13:00 at GCC PAVILION, ZONE F
GCC ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Monday, December 8, 2014
13:00 to 14:00
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Pavilion, Zone FSaudi Arabia Demand Side Energy Efficiency Program
Abdullah N. AlSarhan, Secretary General, Designated National Authority (DNA) for CDM, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral ResourcesEnergy Efficiency at SABIC
Baker Fallatah, General Manager, WPs and Energy division at MCE, SABICConservation and Energy Efficiency and its Impact on the Environment in the State of Qatar
Abdulla Al Khulaifi, Head of Conservation Technology, Conservation Program & Energy Department, KAHRAMAA, QatarRefreshments will be served.
Hoping to see you there!
From: ”Hoevener, Sabrina GIZ” <sabrina.hoevener@giz.de> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:52:30 +0000 Subject: How to involve cities and other sub-national actors in NAMAs? GIZ has analysed good practise and provide recommendations for V-NAMAs http://bit.ly/1w0HTN9.

Ladies and Gentleman, dear colleagues,

In time with the current COP20 in Lima the Gesellschaft fü Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH would like to inform you about the just published V-NAMA guidance:

“Vertically Integrated Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (V-NAMAs) – Policy Recommendations, case studies and tools for the integration of sub-national actors in national mitigation actions”

The guidance documents can be downloaded here. For additional information please see below.

During the current COP20 in Lima V-NAMA will be represented at the following events:

  • Dec 6 NAMA Day

Poster presentations of both the Indonesian and the South African GIZ V-NAMA

  • Dec 8 Lima Dialogues “Raising Global level of ambition through Local Climate Action”

at High Level Segment Opening Event

Presentation on the South African V-NAMA in a session called “Global Efforts and Insights on Ambitious Local Climate Action”.

  • Dec 9 ICLEI Side Event

Short Speech from a South-African V-NAMA partner on vertically integrated mitigation action. 

Further information on the V-NAMA publication

Cities and other sub-national governments have an increasingly important role to play in actions which contribute to the implementation of national climate change strategies and commitments. Sub-nationals have key competences in sectors with high greenhouse gas emissions such as transport, buildings, waste management, energy generation and energy use. But how can national governments effectively involve them in their mitigation strategies?

GIZ’s V-NAMA project gained initial experience with vertically integrated Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (V-NAMAs) in Indonesia and South Africa and analysed several other examples of sub-national involvement in the development of national mitigation strategies and actions.

From these experiences and built on current research and practitioner insights, the V-NAMA project in collaboration with ECOFYS and ICLEI distilled key lessons and formulated “Policy and Implementation Recommendations”. These help guide governments and international donors to improve NAMA design and implementation through strengthening vertical integration. The recommendations are accompanied by “Case Studies” for vertical integration among sub-national and national governments in climate change mitigation. In an additional document an overview of key “Tools and Resources” specifically relevant for efforts to enhance integration of climate action between national and sub-national levels are being provided.

With best regards,

Sabrina Hövener

BMUB-IKI-Projekt “Vertikal integrierte NAMAs (V-NAMA)”

Praktikantin / OE 4720

Kompetenzcenter Umwelt, Ressourceneffizienz, Abfall

Deutsche Gesellschaft für

Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Postfach 5180  /  65726 Eschborn  / Deutschland

+ 49 6196 79-1584  / F  + 49 6196 79-80 1584  / E  sabrina.hoevener@giz.de  /  I  www.giz.de

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Sitz der Gesellschaft Bonn und Eschborn/Registered offices Bonn and Eschborn, Germany;
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Vorstand/Management Board: Tanja Goenner (Vorstandssprecherin/Chair of the Management Board), Dr. Christoph Beier (Stellv. Vorstandssprecher/Vice-Chair of the Management Board), Dr. Hans-Joachim Preuss, Cornelia Richter
From: Dominik Reusser <reusser@pik-potsdam.de>
To:
Cc:
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:02:26 +0100
Subject: Call for abstracts: Sustainability transitions of the socio-ecologic system (EGU-ERE1.10)
Dear colleague,Global change processes cause a large challenge for society.
Significant changes in some of our current ways of living are
necessary in order to not transgress important natural boundaries. For
example, CO2 emissions need to be drastically reduced to avoid severe
effects from climate change. These changes in society are likely to
cause an overall transition of the socio-ecological system.We (James Dyke, Sarah Cornell, Jonathan Donges, Axel Kleidon, Alice
Bows-Larkin, and Dominik Reusser) want to
advance this discussion at the next assembly of the European
Geoscience Union (EGU), as a platform to present scientific
approaches, consolidate existing knowledge and facilitate a
collaboration between disciplines. More details on our session ERE2.1
“Planetary boundaries, societal interactions, and sustainability
transitions within the Earth system” can be found
here: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/session/17147We would like to encourage you to contribute to this session by
presenting recent results of your related work. Please also consider to
forward this mail to colleagues who might be interested in the subject.EGU 2015 takes place in Vienna from April 12-17.
Deadline for submissions is January 7th 13:00 CET (there will be no
extension!). Instructions on how to submit an abstract can be found at:
http://www.egu2015.eu/abstract_management/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html.The European Geoscience Union organizes the most important annual
meeting for Geosciences in Europe, bringing together scientists from
all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the
Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. EGU increasingly shows interest
also in the interactions between human behaviour and the earth system
and has mechanisms to promote especially young scientists.We look forward to see you at the EGU 2015!On behalf of the conveners,
Dominik ReusserDr. Dominik ReusserCo-Coordination “TESS Towards European Societal Sustainability”
www.tess-transition.euFlagship speaker: Sustainable Transition PathwaysPotsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Research Domain 2: Climate Impacts & Vulnerabilities
Reserach Area III: Climate Change and DevelopmentTelephone +49 331 288 26 46
Fax            +49 331 288 20709P.O.Box 60 12 03, 14412 Potsdam, Germany
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From: tim.dixon@ieaghg.org To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:32:15 +0000 Subject: CCS Projects Side Event = World’s first coal power plant CCS project operational

Dear Climate L subscribers

You are invited to come and hear about the world’s first operational full-scale CCS project on a coal power plant, and Brazil’s and USA’s large-scale projects, at the following UNFCCC Side event:

New large-scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects operating in the Americas

Tuesday, 09 Dec 2014. 18:30—20:00. Room: Caral  

UNFCCC Side-event on Tuesday the 9th December, organised by the University of Texas, IEAGHG and the CCSA. In terms of understanding the role of CCS in future climate ambitions, it was significant that the recent UNFCCC ADP Technical Expert Meeting on CCS held in Bonn focussed on CCS project experiences, and our event builds on that in looking at large-scale project experiences in the Americas. These include the world’s first full-scale CCS project on a coal power plant, at Boundary Dam in Canada, and Petrobras natural gas offshore operations in Brazil, USA large-scale onshore projects, and the initiative on a global offshore demonstration project. 

Speakers:

Mike Monea, Saskpower.

Paulo Negrais Seabra, Petrobras.

Katherine Romanak and Vanessa Nunez, University of Texas,

Tim Dixon, IEAGHG

Refreshments will be available.

Tim Dixon | Manager Technical Programme and Manager CCS and Regulatory Affairs | IEAGHG

Pure Offices. Cheltenham Office Park. Hatherley Lane. Cheltenham. GL51 6SH. UK . tel: +44 (0)1242 802988 | www.ieaghg.org |

From: Adeline Dontenville <adeline.dontenville@efi.int> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:25:16 +0000 Subject: Invitation – ‘Forests and REDD+: Learning lessons from South-South cooperation’ at COP 20 in Lima

‘Forests and REDD+: Learning lessons from South-South cooperation’ at COP 20 in Lima

The EU REDD Facility and the Sustainable Amazonas Foundation (FAS) are pleased to invite you to a side event hosted at the EU Pavilion, Roma room, on Thursday 11 December, from 10.30 to 12.30.

South-South exchanges are an effective way to build capacity of forest and REDD+ stakeholders and develop innovative approaches to land use challenges. Increasingly, exchanges of experiences and good practices among REDD+ countries are organised and supported, yet only a few concrete technical or political cooperation initiatives have emerged thus far. Join us to hear from stakeholders who have developed South-South cooperation initiatives and learn from their experiences and lessons.

For more details contact Adeline Dontenville, EU REDD Facility: adeline.dontenville@efi.int

“Koch-Kraft, Andrea” <Andrea.Koch-Kraft@dlr.de> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:41:29 +0000 Subject: Tuesday  9th December 2014 @ COP20: Side event – Lima: Water for Cities in Times of Uncertainty

Dear Colleagues,
Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), you are cordially invited to the side event:
Water for Cities in Times of Uncertainty – How Participatory Scenario Planning Contributes to Cities’ Sustainability
Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 15:30 – 17:00
COP 20, EU Pavilion (Zone F)
Room Brussels
LiWa: “Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management in Urban Growth Centers Coping with Climate Change – Concepts for Lima Metropolitana (Peru) – Lima Water” is a successful German-Peruvian research project.
It is part of the BMBF research program “Future Megacities”. The scope and results of the Future Megacities Program, the Climate Change/City /Water Nexus, good practices and pilot measures from LiWa for Lima and beyond in the field of sustainable water and wastewater management under climate change will be presented. Experts and stakeholders will introduce the LiWa-Action Plan 2040, its recommendations for metropolitan policy makers and implications for urban planning strategies.
Speakers:
•       Eduardo Calvo, San Marcos University, Lima
•       Liliana Miranda, FCPV, Foro Ciudades para la Vida, Lima
•       Ana María Acevedo, FOVIDA, Fomento de la Vida, Lima
•       German Embassy in Peru
•       Hartmut Schug, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Presentations by Peruvian and German representatives will be followed by discussions with the audience and by networking. Refreshments will be served.
For event-details please refer to the flyer attached.
For further information please visit:
Best wishes,
Dr. Andrea Koch-Kraft
Project Management Agency
Member of the German Aerospace Center
Environment, Culture, Sustainability
Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 Bonn
Germany
From: Juliana Knapp <jknapp1@worldbank.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014
Subject: A Conversation with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Climate Change

Dear Colleagues,

Today at 12:15pm World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will be speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations about his suggested priorities for the international community seeking a 2015 global climate agreement in Paris. Please find additional information below.

Warm regards,

Juliana Knapp <jknapp1@worldbank.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:52:31 +0000 Subject: A Conversation with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Climate Change

Dear Colleagues,

Today at 12:15pm World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will be speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations about his suggested priorities for the international community seeking a 2015 global climate agreement in Paris. Please find additional information below.

Warm regards,

Juliana Knapp
Operations Analyst
www.worldbank.org/climate
1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433 USA

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A Conversation with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Climate Change

In a speech today at the Council on Foreign Relations, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will lay out what the UN climate conference in Paris needs to deliver in order for every country to manage their economies in a way that can spur economic transition, invest in resilience and shift the pathway to clean development.

WHO:               Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

DATE:              Monday, December 8, 2014

TIME:               12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

WEBCAST: Event will be live streamed here: http://live.worldbank.org/economic-management-for-a-climate-change-solution

Follow the conversation online with #wblive

Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/worldbank Be updated via Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/worldbank For our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/worldbank

 From: Peter Schierl <pschierl@worldbank.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:17:50 +0000 Subject: Webinar: Leveraging the Capital Market for Climate Change: Exploring the Opportunity of Green Bonds in Asia, Tuesday December 16

The World Bank Treasury and the World Bank Climate Change Group cordially invite you to participate in a:

WEBINAR

Leveraging the Capital Market for Climate Change: Exploring the Opportunity of Green Bonds in Asia Tuesday December 16, 2014 

Sydney 1:00pm // Seoul 11:00 am // Beijing 10:00 AM // Jakarta, Hanoi, Bangkok 9:00 AM // New Delhi 7:30 AM // Washington, DC 9:00pm (on December 15)

Check the exact time at your location: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/

Click HERE to register for the webinar,  or click the following link:

http://worldbankva.adobeconnect.com/e1r4zbl66xa/event/event_info.html

Asia’s fast-growing cities and developing countries face a significant challenge in raising financial resources to face the climate change challenge – and it’s clear that public funding and international concessional sources will not be enough.  Green bonds are debt instruments placed in international financial markets that have captured public attention due to their unique features and the almost twofold volume jump in the past two years – so far in 2014, green bonds have mobilized US$30 billion (and counting).

But, what are the characteristics of issuers of green bonds and what determines their access to capital markets?  What are the expectations of investors buying them so far? Assuming creditworthiness requirements are met, how do they compare to the traditional sources of financing for state agencies, state-owned enterprises, or local governments?

This Webinar intends to provide a basic understanding about green bonds and how they fit in  the climate finance landscape.  Background in finance and economics is desirable although not required as speakers will describe financial pre-conditions for potential new issuers of green bonds. 

This Webinar is intended as an introduction to green bonds for anyone interested in climate finance and especially those looking to work with potential issuers to introduce them to the green bond market and help grow the market. We will look into the following questions:

What are green bonds and what is driving the growth of this market?

How can Green Bonds be relevant to Asian countries’ climate mitigation and resilience projects?

What attracts institutional investors to green bonds?

What are the benefits and steps involved in issuing a green bond for public sector issuers focused on “green” development?

Thank you in advance for your consideration and looking forward to your active contribution in this event.

SPEAKERS unnamedP1NZKD84  Heike Reichelt is Head of Investor Relations and New Products at the World Bank Treasury.  The World Bank borrows around USD 40 billion annually in the international capital markets. Her team manages relationships with bond investors and rating agencies, and develops new debt products for investors – such as the World Bank Green Bonds.  Heike plays a key role in the World Bank’s outreach to the sustainable and impact investing community.unnamedPHV8Z5Y1  Talieh Williams is the Manager of Governance and Sustainable Investment at UniSuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds. Talieh is responsible for managing the integration of environmental, social and governance considerations within UniSuper’s AU$45B investment portfolio (across all asset classes). UniSuper is an early investor in green bonds as these instruments began to be offered in the Australian market. unnamed219E1EYC  Joon-Suk Lee is the Senior Deputy Director in Treasury Department of KEXIM. Mr. Lee has worked in various capacities including Loan officer of the Project Finance Department & Buyer Credit Department, where his major responsibility was to take due diligence and to extend credit support for eligible overseas projects. KEXIM was the first agency issuing a green bond in Asia in support of Korea’s green investment programs.    

MODERATOR

unnamed 1   Jane Ebinger is the Manager for Climate Change Policy in the World Bank’s Climate Policy and Finance Department. She leads a team that works on climate policy, tools and metrics. Jane leads the team working on financial innovation for climate projects and serves as Co-Chair for the LEDS Global Partnership.

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For additional information, please contact Laura Tlaiye at ltlaiye@worldbank.org or Amanda Jerneck ajerneck@worldbank.org

Sukaina Bharwani <sukaina.bharwani@sei-international.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14

Subject: weADAPT: COP20 Zero-Zero, culture and risk, climate information and more…

New climate change adaptation articles on weADAPT        View it in your browser.

Dr. Sukaina Bharwani | Senior Research Fellow | Stockholm Environment Institute

29 Grove Street, OXFORD, OX2 7JT, UK  

T: +44 1865 355605 | Skype: sukaina_b | Twitter: @weADAPT1 
QuickShare your climate adaptation projects with the weADAPT CommunityCheck out the latest content in weADAPT’s Newsletter
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NAMA-Facility <contact@nama-facility.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:22:18 +0000 Subject: NAMA Facility Press Conference Results of the Second Call at COP in Lima

NAMA Facility press conference on the results of the second call

The results of the second call will be announced by German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change  Ed Davey.

The press conference will take place on 11 December at 10 am, press conference room 1, COP Lima.

In addition, an online webcast will be available at UNFCCC webcast. http://unfccc.int/meetings/lima_dec_2014/meeting/8141/php/view/webcasts.php

For further information please visit www.nama-facility.org

Geoffrey Orme Evans <gevans@hsi.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014
Subject: Invitation to COP 20 Side event, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 16:45-18:15: “Animal Agriculture & Future Climate Policy: Supply and Consumer Action”
Dear Climate-L Readers,

You are cordially invited to our upcoming COP 20 side event:
Animal Agriculture & Future Climate Policy: Supply and Consumer Action
Wednesday, 10th December
16:45-18:15
Side Event Room Maranga

Panelists will discuss how to equitably and sustainably address animal agriculture in the framework of current and future negotiations. They will elaborate key principles and examples and present new research on the potential for demand side actions, including the need for enhanced public awareness
Speakers:
Nik Sekhran, Chair, UNDP
Christiana Wyly, Avatar Alliance Foundation
Antony Froggatt, Chatham House
Nicole Oliveira, Humane Society International
Mary Lou Malig, Global Forest Coalition/Brighter Green

Thanks!
Geoff Orme-Evans
Public Policy Manager, Farm Animals
Humane Society International

Our mailing address is:

weADAPT

29 Grove Street

Oxford, Oxfordshire  OX2 7DL

United Kingdom
Dr. Sukaina Bharwani | Senior Research Fellow | Stockholm Environment Institute

29 Grove Street, OXFORD, OX2 7JT, UK  

T: +44 1865 355605 | Skype: sukaina_b | Twitter: @weADAPT1

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Find weADAPT on: Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Google+

NAMA-Facility <contact@nama-facility.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:22:18 +0000 Subject: NAMA Facility Press Conference Results of the Second Call at COP in Lima

NAMA Facility press conference on the results of the second call

The results of the second call will be announced by German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change  Ed Davey.

The press conference will take place on 11 December at 10 am, press conference room 1, COP Lima.

In addition, an online webcast will be available at UNFCCC webcast. http://unfccc.int/meetings/lima_dec_2014/meeting/8141/php/view/webcasts.php

For further information please visit www.nama-facility.org

Amy <acutter@stakeholderforum.org>

Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014
Subject: OUTREACH COP 20 Lima, Day 6 – Climate and Health

 

COP 20
Day 6: Climate and                    Health
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Download a PDF                   of today’s edition on                      Climate and Health.
 edition
Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum from the World                        Health Organization explores the                      interlinkages between climate change and public                      health, and offers suggestions for a cleaner,                      healthier world
Bryndís Arndal Woods from University of                        Iceland and Aarhus University highlights the                      success of using public health as a way of                      communicating the impacts of climate change.
Isobel Braithwaite and Erica Parker from                        the Global Climate and Health Alliance                      highlight the many ways that mitigating climate                      change and improving resilience to its impacts                      also help safeguard public health.
Yeniva Massaquoi and                          Latha Swamy from Women’s Environment and                          Development Organization explore the                        intrinsic link between climate change, health                        and gender.
Claudel P-Desrosiers from the IFMSA                      highlights their work in bringing medical                      professionals forward as advocates for climate                      change action.
Khalid Md. Bahauddin                          from Hope for Humanity and the University of                          Leuven exposes the disproportionate focus                        of health funding and attention in the                        developing world, and highlights the urgent need                        to address the impact of climate change on                        neglected tropical diseases.
Improving the                          ability of healthcare to cope using risk-based                          partnership approaches

Stephen Leyshon                            and Bobbie Ray-Sannerud from DNV GL                            Strategic Research and Innovation                          explore the impacts of climate change on                          public health, and offer ideas to help                          strengthen the resilience of healthcare.

 

Diego Ramos and                          Vital Ribeiro from Projeto Hospitais Saudáveis                        explore the impacts of climate change on food                        and agriculture and the ramifications for public                        health, using Brazil as an example.
Reflections from                          COP20 and the Global Landscapes Forum

Luciano Frontelle                            and Milena Rettondini from the Youth Press                            Centre highlight the messages that                          YOUNGO delivered to negotiators on Friday, and                           Johanna Lee Sadik from Wageningen                            University reflects on her experiences                          from the Global Landscapes Forum this weekend.

 



Side event:                          Protecting Health, Fighting Climate Change

Organised by:                          World Health Organization, International                          Monetary Fund, in collaboration with Ministry                          of Health of Peru                             Venue: Paracas                             Date: Monday 8 December, 15:00 – 16:30 

Printed Editions of                          Outreach
Participants attending                        COP 20 in Lima can collect printed copies of                        each daily edition of Outreach from Exhibit                        Booth 103 in Zone G of the Conference venue. Do                        come by to meet the Outreach team.
Outreach is produced by: Outreach is made possible by the generous                    support of:


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1. REMINDER: RSVP for Global Climate Governance at the Intersection of Human Security and Justice
2. ENB Vol. 12 No. 614 – Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014 – Issue #7
3. ENB on the Side – Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014 – Issue #6

“M. Appiah (The Hague Institute for Global Justice)” <m.appiah@thehagueinstitute.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 00:27:58 +0000 Subject: REMINDER: RSVP for Global Climate Governance at the Intersection of Human Security and Justice

Climate governance experts participating in the COP in Lima are welcome to partake in a breakfast expert consultation co-hosted by  The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson Center on “Global Climate Governance at the Intersection of Human Security and Justice” on 9 December 2014 from 08:00am – 10am at the Huascaran Meeting Room, Hilton Lima Miraflores in Peru, in connection with the work of the Commission on Global Security, Justice, and Governance.

The Commission is composed of a select group of eminent statespersons and public intellectuals and co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former Foreign Minister of Nigeria Professor Ibrahim A. Gambari. A chief goal of the Commission is to issue, in June 2015, a focused set of global policy and institutional reform recommendations in advance of the September 2015 United Nations’ 70th Anniversary Summit in New York and the December 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference.

In addition to seeking expert views from Lima Climate Change Conference participants, the consultation will present research findings from four background papers on climate governance and technological responses. The research findings and the draft program will be shared upon registration. The expert consultation will be chaired by Commissioner Mrs. Erna Witoelar (Founder of the Indonesian Environmental Forum and Former UN Special Ambassador for the MDGs).

RSVP for the consultation with Ms. Manuella Appiah.

We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday at 8am at the Hilton Lima Miraflores.

Kind regards,

Manuella Appiah

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Researcher

The Hague Institute for Global Justice

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The Netherlands

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1. @IISDRS Video Coverage during second week of #COP20
2. Costa Rica temporary retirement from the Coalition for Rainforest Nations situation
3. RFF@COP20: 10/9 Event on Comparing Levels of Effort in INDCs
4. Art and Climate Change at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lima (MAC Lima in Barranco)
5. Invitation COP20 Side Event FRIDAY Dec 12th, 1:15-2:45pm “Tools for Climate Finance Readiness”
6. BioRes Lima Update #2 | First week of UN climate talks in Lima makes marginal progress
7. Side Event Dec 8: Managing forest landscapes for multiple returns
8. Monday 8th @ COP20: IETA supported side event – Climate Finance to enhance Green Growth in Ethiopia
9. COP20 high-level discussion on low-carbon transformation, Monday 8 Dec, 1-3 p.m., with representatives of Germany, Costa Rica, Mongolia, South Africa and WRI
10. Climate Strategies at COP20 in Lima
11. Integrating national and city / sub-national climate action | Resource Guide

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Video Coverage of Selected Side Events at the Lima Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 20/CMP 10)

 

1-12 December 2014 | Lima, Peru

http://www.iisd.ca/videos/climate/cop20/

Side events provide an opportunity to observer organizations to highlight an array of climate change issues at UNFCCC conferences, and focus on information dissemination, capacity building, policy discussions and legitimizing global governance. Most side events present the opportunity for debates on key issues, often engaging the audience in a Q&A session.

IISD RS, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin on the Side (ENBOTS), has been providing daily web coverage and summaries of selected side events. You can find our written reports and photographs for this meeting here: http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop20/enbots/.

In addition, the ENBOTS Video Team has been providing video coverage of selected COP20 side events. Our video coverage continues this week, with video coverage of the following events:

Launch of the Geothermal Development Facility (GDF) for Latin America

Monday, 8 December, 10:30 -12:30 @ the European Pavilion, Room Brussels

Organized by KfW Entwicklungsbank, this event will feature the launch of the Geothermal Development Facility (GDF) – the first multi-donor climate initiative to promote geothermal energy in Latin America.

Actions for Low Carbon Development in Developing Countries through the Joint Crediting Mechanism

Monday, 8 December, 15:00 – 16:30 @ Room Maranga

Organized by the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) and the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC), this event will present current status of and future expectations for the implementation of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM). The JCM aims for facilitating diffusion of leading low carbon technologies and is under operation between Japan and the 12 partner countries.

Launch of the Global Protocol for Community-Scale GHG Emission Inventories

Monday, 8 December 16:00 – 17:30, Lima City Hall

The World Resources Institute (WRI), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) have partnered to create the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC). This event will feature the launch of the GPC.

High-Level Event on Gender and Climate Change

Tuesday, 9 December, 13:15 – 14:45 @ Room Paracas

Organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat, this event will bring together influential leaders to envision a way forward to a sustainable future in which fully empowered women and men can be drivers of change.

From Vision to Action Plan – Raising the Global Level of Ambition through National and Local Action

Tuesday, 9 December, 18:30 – 20:00 @ Room Maranga

This side event is organized by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and will focus on the ADP process, noting that the progress in the ADP process is accelerating the global climate advocacy of local and subnational governments and their collaboration with national legislators.

Innovation in the development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions -  The MAPS Experience

Tuesday, 9 December, 18:30 – 20:00 @ Room Paracas

In collaboration with the Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) programme, the Governments of Chile, Colombia and Peru together with the Brazilian Climate Change Forum, have been conducting stakeholder-led research processes for the development of  long-term climate mitigation scenarios. This side event, organized by the Government of Switzerland and the University of Cape Town, will discuss these country-led processes exploring the relevance of their results.

Africa in the Post-2015 Agreement

Wednesday, 10 December, 11:30 – 13:00 @ Room Paracas

Organized by the African Union Commission (AUC), and the Governments of Tanzania and Mozambique, this side event will explore the role and opportunities of the African region in the post-2015 climate agreement.

Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform: Maximizing Contributions to Emissions Mitigation

Wednesday, 10 December, 15:00 – 16:30, Room Machu-Picchu

Organized by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Government of New Zealand, this side event will focus on: how to include fossil-fuel subsidy reform within mitigation contributions; country progress towards measurement of subsidy reform and emissions reductions; and country examples of managing reform and maximizing emissions benefits through investment in renewables and sustainable energy for all.

A New Security Agenda: Safeguarding Water, Food, Energy and Health Security in a Changing Climate

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 16:45 – 18:15 @ Room Caral

Organized by Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA), Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA) and WWF, this event will bring together leaders from around the world to explore dependencies on natural resources in their regions and the nexus, synergies and trade-offs between water, energy, food and health security.

Integrated Climate Risk Management for a Resilient World

Thursday, 11 December, 11:30 – 13:00 @ Room Sipan

This side event is organized by ZOI Environment Network (ZOI), the Delta Electronics Foundation (DEF), Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO) and the Government of the Netherlands. The event will present Integrated Risk Management as an answer to these challenges and offers a highly relevant contribution to climate change adaptation discussions.

Tools for Climate Finance Readiness: Building Capacity to Support Increased Finance Flows

Friday, 12 December, 13:15 – 14:45 @ Room Maranga

Organized by Transparency International and Adelphi Research, this event will feature an open exchange around insights and experiences with capacity building tools for improving climate finance readiness: approaches to supporting coherent national finance frameworks, effective and transparent spending structures, access to international climate finance and strengthening integrity.

Specific funding for video coverage of these events by IISD Reporting Services has been provided by the organizers.

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Ricardo Ulate <ricardo.ulate@hotmail.com> To:  Cc:  Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 14:18:39 -0600 Subject: Costa Rica temporary retirement from the Coalition for Rainforest Nations situation

DEAR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES:
 
DUE TO MULTIPLE REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION ON THE SITUATION OF COSTA RICA AND ITS TEMPORARY RETIREMENT FROM THE COALITION FOR RAINFOREST NATIONS, I AM LEASED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.
 
REGARDS​

Costa Rica’s temporary retirement from the Coalition of Rainforest Nations.

The REDD+ team of Costa Rica decided last Sunday, November 30th, to temporarily retire from the Coalition for Rainforest Nations after having been one of the co-sponsors and active promoter of REDD+ as an option to generate positive incentives to conserve and restore forests. The decision of Costa Rica responds to the lack of transparency in the process to decide on the rotation of the Chairmanship of the Coalition as well as on the process to select the incoming Chair.

We hereby state that we were not formally notified of a plan for rotating the Chairmanship of the Coalition neither consulted on the process and criteria to nominate the incoming Chair, and consider this practice as a violation of the principles of transparency, good democratic governance and the consensus based tradition for decision making historically applied during the Coalition’s meetings.

The reasons for that have been provided in the sense that this issue has been discussed during the last two years and that Costa Rica has been rarely attending meetings over this timeframe are not accepted as valid arguments. Also we do not agree on the need to be always able to sign all CfRN statements and submissions as a condition to be taken into account in such an important decision, since we firmly believe that the right to dissent is a key feature of any democratic practice and that there is no precedent in the Coalition to deny the right to dissent. Our country has always defended democratic principles.

Costa Rica is fully confident that the Coalition country members have witnessed Costa Rica’s active participation in the Coalition meetings, including during last COP in Warsaw and our key engagement to finally achieve the result contained in the Warsaw Framework. Statements and submissions presented during the last two years during formal UNFCCC meetings that are in the official records are an undeniable proof of our active participation. Accordingly, we believe that making decisions without fully engaging the total membership of the CfRN is inappropriate in the context of a group led by principles of transparency and democratic governance.

Finally, Costa Rica reiterates its support for Panama’s candidacy to chairing the Coalition. We are eager to return and continue working together as part of the Coalition if there is full guarantee that democratic and transparent management and procedural principles are formally agreed, respected and made publicly available in order to ensure consistency in the future.

Ricardo Ulate on behalf of the Costa Rican REDD+ team

“Munnings, Clayton” <Munnings@rff.org>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014
Subject: RFF@COP20: 10/9 Event on Comparing Levels of Effort in INDCs
Resources for the Future Event in Lima, Tuesday at 10 AM:
“New Methods for Comparing Levels of Effort.”
RFF will host a side event<http://www.rff.org/Events/Pages/New-Methods-for-Comparing-Levels-of-Effort-A-Side-Event-at-COP20-in-Lima.aspx> on Tuesday, December 9 from 10–11:30 AM in the Japan Pavilion on “New Methods for Comparing Levels of Effort.” The event will focus on meaningful ways to compare countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) so as to foster collaborative negotiations.
Comparing levels of effort represented by the NDCs is a challenging exercise, given the heterogeneity of the proposed actions of various countries. Nonetheless, meaningful comparison of those proposals is critical for a collaborative and functional negotiation process around the agreement. Rather than using a single metric, experts suggest that a better approach would be to decide on a set of principles that the metrics should follow, evaluate metrics against those principles, and score commitments on the basis of several metrics.

Scholars from Resources for the Future (RFF), Japan’s Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Harvard University, and Duke University have better refined the analytics underlying ex ante and ex post evaluations of NDC proposals and performance.  The partners will present their modeling framework for empirical scoring of NDCs, as well as their application of these tools to develop scores for a subset of proposed contributions.

Panelists include:

*   Keigo Akimoto, Group Leader, Systems Analysis Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, and Guest Professor, Graduate School of Art and Science, the University of Tokyo
*   Joseph Aldy<http://www.rff.org/rff/Aldy.cfm>, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and Visiting Fellow, RFF
*   Raymond Kopp<http://www.rff.org/kopp>, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of RFF’s Center for Energy and Climate Economics, RFF
*   William Pizer<http://www.rff.org/rff/Pizer.cfm>, Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Faculty Fellow, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University; University Fellow, RFF
For more information, feel free to contact me via e-mail.
Sincerely,
Clayton Munnings
Research Associate
Resources for the Future
Follow me on Twitter<https://twitter.com/claytonmunnings>
Connect on LinkedIn<https://www.linkedin.com/pub/clayton-munnings/45/4b5/b86>

Haresh Bhojwani <haresh@iri.columbia.edu  Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 12:32:46 -0500 Subject: Art and Climate Change at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lima (MAC Lima in Barranco)

////HAWAPI EXHIBITION 2014////
LIMA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART – MAC LIMA -
Av. Almirante Miguel Grau 1511, Barranco (10:00-16:00 daily except Monday)
3 DEC-4 JAN
>>>In late October, a group of 20 artists spent 10 days exploring Pariacaca, the rapidly melting glacier that supplies most of Lima´s water. Their work is now being exhibited at the Contemporary Art Museum of Lima – MAC. The show is timed to coincide with COP 20 to allow delegates, artists and the public to interact.
>>>Peru has the largest concentration of tropical glaciers in the world, all of which are being impacted by global warming. Lima is the second largest desert city in the world. Pariacaca feeds Lima’s four major rivers and is its most important source of water for agriculture, electricity generation and human consumption.
////HAWAPI ////
>>>HAWAPI is an independent art event, which takes artists to remote and often overlooked locations in Peru to create site-specific public interventions, murals and performances.
Each year we bring together a group of artists, academics and socialy engaged individuals from a diverse range of practices to create public interventions in locations affected by specific social, political or environmental issues.
Each edition of HAWAPI is followed by a large-scale exhibition in Lima which documents the interventions on location and presents new original works created by the artists based on their experiences during the event.
////ARTISTS////

Alejandro Jaime

Christians Luna

Colectivo ¿Emergentes?

Dana Bonilla

Diego Vizcarra

Eduardo Valdez Modonese

Eliana Otta

Frank Cebreros

Giuseppe De Bernardi

Haresh Bhojwani

Ishmael Randall Weeks

Johannes Laumer

José Urteaga

Mark Dorf

Maxim Holland

Pamela Arce

Radio Hawapi

Teresa Borasino

Dennis Taenzler – adelphi <taenzler@adelphi.de> To:  Cc:  Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 18:05:12 +0000 Subject: Invitation COP20 Side Event FRIDAY Dec 12th, 1:15-2:45pm “Tools for Climate Finance Readiness”

Dear colleagues,

adelphi and Transparency International are pleased to invite you to the following side event at COP20 in Lima:

Tools for Climate Finance Readiness: building capacity to support increased finance flows

Friday 12th Dec, 1:15-2:45pm, Room Maranga,

Spanish and French translation of the panel will be provided

This side event aims at an open exchange around insights and experiences with capacity building tools for improving climate finance readiness: approaches to supporting coherent national finance frameworks, effective and transparent spending structures, access to international climate finance and strengthening integrity.

SPEAKERS

Yamil Bonduki (UNDP), Xing Fu-Bertaux (GIZ), Zakir Hussain Khan (TI Bangladesh),

Belynda Petrie (OneWorld), Dennis Tänzler (adelphi)                              

Facilitator: Brice Böhmer (Transparency International)

See also:

Transparency International’s Programme on Climate Governance Integrity:

http://www.transparency.org/programmes/detail/cgip

adelphi’s Training Programme on Climate Finance Readiness CliFiT:

http://www.clifit.org

We are looking forward to an exciting and productive event

Best regards

Dennis Tänzler Director of International Climate Policy

Phone: +49 (30) 89 000 68 – 20 Fax:       +49 (30) 89 000 68 – 10 Mail:      taenzler@adelphi.de Skype:  dennis.taenzler Web:     http://www.adelphi.de Twitter.com/adelphi_berlin Linkedin.com/company/adelphi-berlin Facebook.com/adelphi.de   logo

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Kimberley Botwright <KBotwright@ictsd.ch> To:  Cc:  Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 18:07:49 +0000 Subject: BioRes Lima Update #2 | First week of UN climate talks in Lima makes marginal progress

Dear Climate-L subscribers,

Please see below for the latest BioRes Lima Update on the first week of talks at the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This edition covers progress in the negotiations towards a global climate deal, hurdles in international carbon market discussions, and much more.

As always, we appreciate feedback. If you are in Lima, you can also drop by stand 75 in Zone G to pick up printed copies of our publications.

Cheers,

Kimberley Botwright 

ICTSD, Editor, Bridges Trade BioRes Tel: +41 (0)22.917.89.47

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Claudia Stickler <sticklerlists3180@gmail.com>  Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014  Subject: Side Event Dec 8: Managing forest landscapes for multiple returns

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 19:31:44 +0000 Subject: Monday 8th @ COP20: IETA supported side event – Climate Finance to enhance Green Growth in Ethiopia

Dear Climate-L reader,

The Ethiopian Railways Corporation welcomes you this Monday (Dec 8th) to join us during the “Climate Finance to enhance Green Growth in Ethiopia” event, organised by IETA.

The programme is as follows:

1.    Opening by Zerihun Getu, chair

2.    Introduction by Dirk Forrister, CEO and President of IETA: Private sector engagement possibilities in climate finance in Africa

3.    Introduction by Ghrmawit Haile, Ministry of Environment and Forests of Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy, green growth institutionalised

4.    Introduction by Rutger de Witt Wijnen, General Counsel of the GCF: financing possibilities for green growth offered by the GCF.

5.    Introduction by Zerihun Getu, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Ethiopia: Green Projects financed under the CRGE Facility.

6.    Introduction by Shewangizaw Kifle, Ethiopian Railway Corporation: Climate finance for railway development in Ethiopia.

7.    Panel Q&A, moderated by Adriaan Korthuis, Climate Focus

Date: Monday Dec 8th @19:15 – 20:45

Location: IETA Pavilion

For more information on the Ethiopian Railways transport project, please check outwww.ercclimatefinance.com or follow us on https://twitter.com/ERC_COP20.

With Kind Regards,

Adriaan Korthuis

+31 6 46 42 64 82

contact@ercclimatefinance.com   

: ”Lutz, Annette GIZ” <annette.lutz@giz.de> To:  Cc:  Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 20:13:27 +0000 Subject: COP20 high-level discussion on low-carbon transformation, Monday 8 Dec, 1-3 p.m., with representatives of Germany, Costa Rica, Mongolia, South Africa and WRI

Dear climate-L readers,

You are cordially invited to the high-level discussion 

“Towards low-carbon transformation – get ready!”

Side event of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Monday, 8 December 2014, 1–3 p.m.

COP20, EU Pavilion (Zone F of the Pentagonito area),

Speakers:

  • Gerd Müller (Germany), Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Edgar E. Gutiérrez-Espeleta (Costa Rica), Minister of Environment, Energy, Oceans, Coasts and Wetlands
  • Oyun Sanjaasuren (Mongolia), Minister of the Environment and Green Development
  • Edna Molewa (South Africa), Minister of Environmental Affairs, tbc
  • Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute

Facilitator:

  • Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven (Germany), Director General for Global issues, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Climate change is one of the most complex challenges in the history of humankind and a serious threat to development. It poses a risk to development goals and achievements, including those related to poverty reduction, food security and economic growth. The two-degree target can only be achieved if we act now. What is needed is nothing less than an all-encompassing transformation towards low-carbon and climate-resilient economies.

Transformational change requires an active involvement of, and cooperation among, a country’s key economic and political sectors. Energy production and consumption, land use and forest management need to be geared towards low-emission development in order to avoid countries’ lock-in to high-carbon paths. Germany’s Energiewende, the transformation towards renewable energies, is one example of how climate-friendly development can become a reality. On the adaptation side, forward-looking agricultural development, infrastructure and urban development, to name a few examples, must take into account the risks of climate change. Substantial investments will be necessary – the sooner, the better, since inaction will lead to increased costs at a later stage.


Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH; Sitz der Gesellschaft Bonn und Eschborn/Registered offices Bonn and Eschborn, Germany; Registergericht/Registered at Amtsgericht Bonn, Germany; Eintragungs-Nr./Registration no. HRB 18384 und/and Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Eintragungs-Nr./Registration no. HRB 12394; USt-IdNr./VAT ID no. DE 113891176; Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats/Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Friedrich Kitschelt, Staatssekretaer/State Secretary; Vorstand/Management Board: Tanja Goenner (Vorstandssprecherin/Chair of the Management Board), Dr. Christoph Beier (Stellv. Vorstandssprecher/Vice-Chair of the Management Board), Dr. Hans-Joachim Preuss, Cornelia Richter

 From: Climate Strategies Info@climatestrategies.org Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 17:41:59 -0500 Subject: Climate Strategies at COP20 in Lima

Dear All,

We are happy to inform you that Climate Strategies will be hosting a number of side events at the COP20 in Lima (in partnership with various organisations).

Please find below the details about the events.

For agendas and other downloads available for each event, please visit our website: http://climatestrategies.org/cop20-lima/

We hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, Dec 9, at 18:00, EU pavilion Room: Roma:  (co-hosted by IDDRI) EU 2030 climate and energy package – enough contribution to global emission reductions? (presentation of the ongoing work convened by Climate Strategies and IDDRI on the EU 2030 package).

Wednesday, Dec 10, at 15:30, EU pavilion Room Roma: (co-hosted by The Stanley Foundation) Strengthening the research-policy interface on the way to Paris 2015 – identifying and overcoming roadblocks (this is a kick-off event of a new project called Global Interface 2015. 

Thursday, Dec 11, at 15:00, UNFCCC Room: Maranga (co-hosted by CCS and GEI): International Insight on China & Supporting Chinese Subnational Governments Achieve Carbon Targets (this event is partly based on the upcoming special issue of the Climate Policy Journal on the Chinese climate policy).

Friday, Dec 12, at 13.00, EU Pavilion Room: Roma

Planetary Economics: A presentation on the new book by Michael Grubb

On behalf of the Climate Strategies team,

Eleonora Arcese

Climate Strategies Research Associate

c/o UCL Energy Institute, Central House

14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN

T: +44 (0) 203 108 5936

E: eleonora.arcese@climatestrategies.org

W: www.climatestrategies.org

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Nicholas Harrison <N.Harrison@ecofys.com> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 00:04:40 +0000 Subject: Integrating national and city / sub-national climate action | Resource Guide

New resource guide on integrating national and sub-national climate action

With increasing emphasis placed on the role which cities and sub-national governments must play in delivering climate resilient low emissions development, the need for effective integration of efforts between national and sub-national government is now more important than ever.

A new resource guide, prepared by Ecofys for the LEDS Global Partnership, identifies the barriers and opportunities for unlocking this mitigation potential and signposts useful tools and resources to improve integration.

More information on the Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership 

Nicholas Harrison MSc. MBPsS

Senior Consultant | International Climate Policies

30jaar-final

Ecofys

Am Wassermann 36 | 50829 Cologne | Germany

T: +49 (0)221 27070161 | M: +49 (0)162 214 2390 | SkypeID: nick_harrison

E: n.harrison@ecofys.com | I: www.ecofys.com | LinkedIN: www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasjharrison/

 

 

 COP20-Flyer              /      LEDSGP SNI Resource Guide

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http://bit.ly/1vSJfb0.      https://germanwatch.org/en/9475.

For details of the public inputs, please visit:
< https://www.jcm.go.jp/vn-jp/information/68>

For more information on the JCM between Viet Nam and Japan, please visit:
< https://www.jcm.go.jp/vn-jp>

Kind regards,

The secretariat of the Joint Committee for the JCM between Viet Nam and Japan
vn-pm-pi@jcm.go.jp (for public inputs)

JUST A CLICK AWAY. Indonesia Pavilion Lima COP20/CMP10  Presentation Slides available for download
I am sharing with you the information on the side events we are organizing, starting Saturday.
Further details are available online http://www.thegef.org/gef/events/unfccc-cop-20
Best,
Patrizia
 enb12612e         /         side-events-flyer (1)         Browser Version 
Carlos Rittl, PhD. Skype:carlos.rittl
“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” – Hesse
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Digest for Wednesday, December 10, 2014.1. Video Coverage of Selected Side Events at the Lima Climate Change Conference
2. INDONESIA PAVILION, Thursday  11 December 2014.
3. Video material from 2014 Global Landscapes Forum available online now
4. Side event on linkage in the 2015 agreement: IETA, Arizona State Univ., Harvard Project
5. Forest Bioenergy for Europe
6. ENB Vol. 12 No. 617 – Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014 – Issue #10
7. IISD/ENB Video Coverage: From Vision to Action Plan: Raising the Global Level of Ambition through National and Local Action
8. IISD/ENB Video Coverage: Innovation in the Development of INDCs. The MAPS Experience
9. IISD/ENB Video Coverage: Men and Women Taking Action on Gender Equality and Climate Change: How Far Have We Come?
10. ENB on the Side – Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014 – Issue #9
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:22:21 -0600
Subject: Video Coverage of Selected Side Events at the Lima Climate Change Conference
11 Dec 2014 02:20:56 +0000 (UTC) Subject: INDONESIA PAVILION, Thursday  11 December 2014.

Dear Climate-L collegues
We have 2 sessions at the Indonesia Pavilion on Thursday, 11 December 2014
SESSION 1: 10.00 – 12.00
The role of MRV in Mitigation Actions: Measuring the Progress of 
Emission Reductions Achievement, and GHG Inventory
The Government of Indonesia sees the value of exchanging information and views regarding MRV to other countries in order to understand directions countries are taking in terms of institutional arrangements for MRV, scope of MRV, linkage with inventory, linkage with REDD+, etc. This will be a follow up exchange from the exchange workshop on institutional arrangements for MRV in Berlin on 26-27 March 2014, participated by representatives of Chile, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines.
Time
Agenda 11 December
10.00 – 10.15
Opening remarks
Mr. Arief Yuwono, Deputy Minister for Control of Environmental Degradation and Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
10.15 – 10.25
Introduction of Presenters
Moderator
10.25 – 10.45
National Policy on MRV and Inventory and Implementation of MRV in Indonesia
Ms Emma Rachmawaty, Assistant Deputy Minister for Mitigation and Atmospheric Function Protection, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
10.45 – 11.00
MRV implementation of Annex I countries and European Union
Anke Herold, Research Coordinator International Climate Policy, Oeko-Institute /European Union
11.00 – 11.15
National target and MRV-ing the progress of achievement
Ms. Monica P E Lopez, Director of Global Environmental Policy, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico
11.15 – 11.30
The relationship between National Climate Change Action Plan, domestic MRV system and GHG Inventory Implementation Plan in the Philippines
Sandee Recabar, Senior Science Research Specialist of the Climate Change Commission the Philippines
11.30 – 12.00
Discussion and conclusions
SESSION 2: 14.00 – 15.30
Developing Countries Perspectives toward Market-based Instruments 
as LEDS Policy Tool
In this session, we will see several developing countries’ initiatives in developing market-based instruments as a part of their LEDS. It is understood that developing countries also has to contribute in the global mitigation actions in order to stay within the 2 degrees but how that can be achieved without comprimising their economic growth is always interesting to see. Four emerging economies, including Indonesia, will present their views and development status toward market-based instruments (MBIs) to provide a clearer understanding of how developing countries foresees MBIs role in LEDS.
Time
Agenda 11 December
14.00 – 14.15
Opening Remarks
14.15 – 14.30
Indonesian Experience on Market Based Instrument
Andi Samyanugraha, Indonesia National Council on Climate Change
14.30 – 14.45
South Africa Experience on Carbon Tax
Mkhuthazi Steleki, Ministry of Environment, South Africa
14.45 – 15.00
Piloting market based-instruments for GHG emissions reduction in Vietnam
Dr Luong Quang Huy
Office of National Climate Change Commitee Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam
15.00 – 15.30
Discussion & Answer
Amanda Katili Niode
Indonesia National Focal Point, Article 6 UNFCCC

“Reisdorf, Kerstin   (CIFOR)” <K.Reisdorf@cgiar.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014  Subject: Video material from 2014 Global Landscapes Forum available online now

Dear colleagues,

The 2014 Global Landscapes Forum took place in Lima, on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP20, last weekend. It brought together more than 1700 people from 90 countries, including climate negotiators, ministers, CEOs, indigenous leaders, civil society leaders and researchers. Important take-aways from the Forum were calls for more climate finance and respect for human rights. Keynote speeches and other footage are are now available in our video archive. You can watch

Unilever CEO Paul Polman admit that businesses have ignored the rights of local communities

·       Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón call for sustainable investments that protect the environment by offering people payment for ecosystem services

·       Panamanian indigenous leader Cándido Mezúa Salazar deliver compelling arguments for rights-based policies, wearing his traditional outfit

·       UNDP Administrator Helen Clark urge the private sector to eliminate deforestation from all supply chains.

Several of the over 50 sessions are available as videos too such as:

Making Forest Information Systems work for REDD+ and beyond, organized by FAO

Financial forces in the landscape: Can fiscal and trade policies reduce deforestation?, organized by UNEP

Technologies and innovations to better understand changes in land use, organized by World Resources Institute

All material from the 2-day event on the sidelines of the COP20 will be uploaded into the archive in the coming 2 weeks, watch this space.

Kerstin Reisdorf

“Stowe, Robert” <Robert_Stowe@hks.harvard.edu> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:19:07 +0000 Subject: Side event on linkage in the 2015 agreement: IETA, Arizona State Univ., Harvard Project

Dear Climate-L Readers: We are pleased to invite you to attend the following event at COP-20:

Linkage among climate policies in the 2015 Paris agreement

Panelists will discuss how the Paris agreement might facilitate or impede linkage among cap-and-trade, carbon tax, and non-market regulatory systems. Panelists will also address related issues involving market mechanisms in the new agreement.

Thursday, December 11  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Room: Caral

Sponsors: International Emissions Trading Association, Arizona State University, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Speakers: Daniel Bodansky, Foundation Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University; Alexia Kelley, Senior Climate Change Advisor at U.S. Department of State; Nathaniel Keohane, Vice President for International Climate at Environmental Defense Fund; Dirk Forrister, President & CEO, IETA; Ulrika Raab, Senior Advisor Climate Change, Swedish Energy Agency; Robert Stavins, Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.

See also background paper:  http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/publication/24568

“Institute of Green Economy (IGREC)” igrecd@gmail.com Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 Subject: Forest Bioenergy for Europe

Dear All
A book titled “Forest Bioenergy for Europe” edited by Paavo Pelkonen, Mika Mustonen, Antti Asikainen, Gustaf Egnell, Promode Kant, Sylvain Leduc and Davide Pettenella has been published in ‘What Science Can Tell Us’ series of the European Forestry Institute. It is a collaborative effort of 37 experts from 12 countries representing 28 academic and research organizations, including the Institute of Green Economy, Noida, India.
Biomass provides about 10–15% of the global total primary energy supply, of which 60% is used in traditional households mostly in developing countries, some 25% for heat and power generation largely in developed countries, and the remaining in informal sectors such as charcoal and brick making, almost entirely in developing countries. It is easily the most versatile energy source that can be converted to solid, liquid, gaseous states, and as electricity, enabling its carriage to end consumers through existing supply networks. Forests form the largest source of biomass that becomes available when the opportunity and transportation costs are favorable for energy production, and the negative consequences for biodiversity conservation, soil fertility and local usage are within acceptable limits.
A massive increase in the use of bioenergy in its renewable energy mix is a core aspect of the climate change mitigation strategy of the European Union and is expected to form an important component of its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions required to be submitted to the UNFCCC by March 2015. More than 10 million ha of set-aside fields are presently available in the EU for the cultivation of dedicated biomass tree crops. Cultivation of these and other suitable land areas needs appropriate policies that reward short rotation tree cultivation for bioenergy and reduce uncertainties that deter the private sector from investing in new biomass to energy conversion technologies.
The enormously increased demand for biomass in the European market presents large economic opportunities for several countries even as it also raises severe challenges of sustainability. Russia, with its vast forest resources and physical proximity, is the biggest potential source of biomass both as wood and also as syngas after blending with natural gas and using the existing gas pipeline network. Belarus also has good potential for export to EU with careful monitoring against radiation exposure. Pellet supplies from North America are environmentally compatible with EU sustainability requirements, but would likely diminish over the coming decades as domestic needs grow. Improving social and environmental sustainability of sourcing biomass from Brazil would be necessary before its natural advantages as biomass producer could bring large benefits to all stakeholders. Africa should benefit from increased demand for the biomass it can produce at low costs, but social sustainability of large scale production will remain a central challenge. Measures taken by the EU to ensure sustainability should be WTO compatible.
Dr Promode Kant
Member, FAO’s Asia Pacific Forest Policy Think Tank, and
Director, Institute of Green Economy (IGREC)

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