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Harvard Project Leadership Presents Key Lessons at Official COP 14 Side-Event

| December 15, 2008

Architectures for Agreement: Interim Report of Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements

14th Conference of the Parties, Poznan, Poland

In the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements' official side-event in Poznan, Poland, Professor Robert N. Stavins presented key findings from the project's Interim Report, which synthesizes an extensive research effort conducted by 27 teams of leading experts from developed and developing countries, whose goal is to identify key design principles of a scientifically sound, economically rational, and politically pragmatic post-2012 international policy architecture.

Professor Stavins was joined by two academics from the project's 25 research teams, Carlo Carraro of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in Italy and Jing Cao of Tsinghua University in China. All three of their presentations may be downloaded below.

The event took place Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, 6 pm – 7:30 pm, at the official COP 14 conference center in Poznan, Poland.

The research products of the Project's research teams comprise the Harvard Project Discussion Paper Series. A few examples are those co-authored or authored by the side-event panel members:

"Linkage of Tradable Permit Systems in International Climate Policy Architecture" by Judson Jaffe and Robert N. Stavins

"Modelling Economic Impacts of Alternative International Climate Policy Architectures: A Quantitative and Comparative Assessment of Architectures for Agreement" by Valentina Bosetti, Carlo Carraro, Alessandra Sgobbi, and Maximo Tavoni

"Reconciling Human Development and Climate Protection: Perspectives from Developing Countries on Post-2012 International Climate Change Policy " by Jing Cao

Separately, Professor Stavins spoke at two side-events hosted by the International Emissions Trading Association. In one, "New Horizons in the Carbon Market," Stavins explored links between the European Union and non-EU Annex 1 countries. In the other, "The U.S. Carbon World 2013," Stavins looked at the future of U.S. national climate policy and the implications for sub-national programs. Both presentations can be downloaded below.

About the Project: The Harvard Project began its work in 2007 with the objective of informing the design of a scientifically sound, economically rational, and politically pragmatic post-2012 international climate policy architecture. The Harvard Project has briefed senior officials in the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, Australia, the UN, and other prominent leaders in the climate debate. You may learn more about the Harvard Project by visiting our website at:

http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/climate

For more information on this publication: Please contact Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
For Academic Citation: Stowe, Robert C.. “Harvard Project Leadership Presents Key Lessons at Official COP 14 Side-Event.” News, December 15, 2008.