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Harvard Project on Climate Agreements at COP-24

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  • Robert C. Stowe
| Nov. 16, 2018

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements will conduct two panel events at the Twenty-Fourth Conference of the Parties (COP-24) of the UNFCCC in Katowice, Poland during the week of December 10, 2018. In addition, Professor Robert Stavins, Director of the Harvard Project, will speak at several events hosted by other organizations. Events are listed below.

COP-24 attendees who wish to meet with the Harvard Project during the conference should email Jason Chapman, Project Manager: jason_chapman@hks.harvard.edu.

Events in Brief:

China’s National Emissions Trading System
Robert Stavins, Panelist
Hosted by the Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Ecology and Environment (China), and others
Monday, December 10; 9:30 – 12:30
Location: China Pavilion (Area E, Level 0, Space 6)

A Dialogue on Promoting China and US Climate Action
Robert Stavins, Panelist
Hosted by the Counsellors’ Office of the State Council (China) and World Resources Institute
Monday, December 10; 15:30 – 17:00
Location: China Pavilion (Area E, Level 0, Space 6)

Elaborating and Implementing Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
Hosted by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements and the Enel Foundation
Tuesday, December 11, 2018;  15:00 – 16:30
Location: Side Event Room “Wisla”

Governance of Solar Geoengineering Deployment
Hosted by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
Wednesday, December 12, 2018;  11:00 – 12:30
Location: Pavilion of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Enhancing Capacity of Developing Countries to Address Climate Change: Issues and Opportunities
Robert Stavins, Keynote Speaker
Hosted by Korea University, Global Green Growth Institute, and others
Wednesday, December 12, 2018;  15:00 – 18:00
Location: Korea Pavilion

Sixth Global Climate Change Think Tank Forum: Global Climate Governance and a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind
Robert Stavins, Keynote Speaker
Hosted by the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (China) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Union
Wednesday, December 12, 2018;  17:30 – 19:30
Location: China Pavilion (Area E, Level 0, Space 6)

Harvard Project Events in Detail:

Elaborating and Implementing Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
Hosted by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements and the Enel Foundation
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
15:00 – 16:30
Location: Side Event Room “Wisla”

Participants:

Daniele Agostini
Head of Low Carbon and European Energy Policies
Enel

Kelley Kizzier
Co-Chair, Article 6 negotiations
UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

Michael Mehling
Deputy Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert Stavins
A. J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development, Harvard Kennedy School
Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Other participant(s) to be determined

Abstract:

Speakers will consider progress in elaborating Article 6 and what remains to be done, with reference to the potential of Article 6 to enhance ambition. Discussion will be based on practical experience with market mechanisms, academic research, and a close reading of the Paris-Agreement negotiations. The discussion will be based in part on a background paper by Michael Mehling, which can be downloaded here.

Governance of Solar Geoengineering Deployment
Hosted by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
11:00 – 12:30
Location: Pavilion of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Participants:

Susan Biniaz
Former Lead Legal Officer
U.S. Climate Change Negotiating Team

Daniel Bodansky
Regents’ Professor
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

David Keith
Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government
Faculty Director, Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program

Janos Pasztor
Senior Fellow and Executive Director
Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative

Robert Stavins
A. J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development, Harvard Kennedy School
Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

 

Abstract:

“Solar geoengineering” (SG) refers to technologies that help reduce radiative forcing and cool the planet. Governing SG deployment poses some unique challenges, in part driven by the incentive structure associated with SG, its risks and uncertainties, and its interaction with mitigation. Panelists will discuss these challenges and the potential role of SG in addressing climate change – relative to mitigation and adaptation. The panel is based in part on a research workshop held at Harvard Kennedy School in September 2018 (See: https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/harvard-project-conducts-research-workshop-governance-solar-geoengineering.)

For more information on this publication: Please contact Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
For Academic Citation: Stowe, Robert. “Harvard Project on Climate Agreements at COP-24.” News, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, November 16, 2018.

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