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Harvard Project on Climate Agreements at COP-25

  • Casey Billings
| Nov. 24, 2019

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements will conduct two panel events at the Twenty-Fifth Conference of the Parties (COP-25) of the UNFCCC in Madrid, Spain during the week of December 9, 2019. In addition, Professor Robert Stavins, Director of the Harvard Project, and Professor Joseph Aldy will speak at several events hosted by other organizations. Events are listed below. COP-25 attendees who wish to meet with the Harvard Project during the conference should email Jason Chapman, Project Manager:

Harvard Project Events:

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Carbon Pricing: Recent Research, Analysis, and Experience

Monday, 9 December, 2019; 11:30 – 13:00
Location: Side Event Room 3

Speakers will present recent research and analysis of carbon-pricing policy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The panel will give some attention to experience and prospects in South America and to China’s emerging national system. A new research paper by Robert Stavins on the relative merits of cap and trade and carbon taxes will provide a basis for much of the discussion.

Speakers: Joseph Aldy, Harvard University; Simone Mori, Enel; Raffaele Mauro Petriccione, DG Climate Action, European Commission; Robert Stavins, Harvard University; Zhang Xiliang, Tsinghua University; government representatives to be invited.

Co-sponsors: Enel Foundation and Tsinghua University Global Climate Change Institute

Realizing the Potential of Article 6

Wednesday, 11 December 2019; 12:30 – 14:00
Location: Pavilion of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Panelists will discuss the potential of Article 6 to decrease mitigation costs and incentivize increased ambition. They will review the status of the negotiations on the Article 6 rulebook, including issues remaining to be resolved at that point in the COP — including potentially, ongoing discussion about double counting (environmental integrity) and the Article 6 — Article 13 interface (applications of the enhanced transparency framework to Article 6 transfers).

Panelists: Joseph Aldy, Harvard Kennedy School; Kay Harrison, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand; Kelley Kizzier, Environmental Defense Fund; Andrei Marcu, European Roundtable on Climate and Sustainable Transition; Robert Stavins, Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Project Participating in Other Events:

Seventh Global Climate Change Think Tank Forum

Tuesday, 10 December 2019; 18:00 – 20:00
Location: China Pavilion
Harvard Project Participant: Robert Stavins
Sponsor: National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, Ministry of Ecology and Environment

Enhancing Capacity of Developing Countries to Address Climate Change: Issues and Opportunities

Wednesday, 11 December 2019; 15:00 – 16:30
Location: Korea Pavilion
Harvard Project Participant: Robert Stavins
Co-sponsors: Korea University and others

Transparency in Global Climate Change Policy

Thursday, 12 December 2019; 16:45 – 18:15
Location: Room 4
Harvard Project Participant: Joseph Aldy
Co-sponsors: Resources for the Future, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, and Duke University

For more information on this publication: Please contact Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
For Academic Citation: Billings, Casey. “Harvard Project on Climate Agreements at COP-25.” News, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, November 24, 2019.

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Casey Billings