Climate and Energy
UNFCCC COP19 Official Side Event:

Assessing knowledge gaps on future climate policy:
- Implications from an overview across mitigation and adaptation initiatives-

The aim is to identify knowledge gaps on the implications for EU stakeholders of possible directions of climate policy during the Kyoto protocol and the Durban Platform. Through synthesising the knowledge on climate polcy directions it will support policymakers’ decisions by reducing uncertainties.

Date and Time November 18, 2013 11:30-13:00
Venue Room Wroclaw, National Stadium (Warsaw Poland)
Organisers Joint Implementation Network (JIN) ,
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES),
Joanneum Research (JR)
11:40-11:45 Welcome and opening remarks
Richard Baron, OECD
11:45-11:55 Presentation of POLIMP and knowledge needs
Vlasis Oikonomou, Joint Implementation Network(JIN)
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11:55-12:05 Presentation of IGES and mitigation pledges
Kentaro Tamura, IGES
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12:05-12:10 EU Climate policy perspective on knowledge gaps
Serena Pontoglio, European Commission
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12:10-12:15 Perspectives from developing countries on climate knowledge gaps
Jiang Kejun, Energy Research Institute National Development and Reform Commission(ERI) (China)
12:15-12:20 NGO perspective on climate policy knowledge requirements
Wendel Trio, Climate Action Network(CAN)
12:20-12:25 Business perspective on climate policy knowledge requirements
Nick Campbell, Business Europe
12:25-13:00 Floor discussion on climate policy knowledge gaps and requirements  
13:00 Closing remarks
Richard Baron, OECD

Vlasis Oikonomou (Joint Implementation Network: JIN) announced the “POLIMP” research project that bridges the knowledge gap in current mitigation and adaptation policies through online interviews, and also indicates a future policy regime.

Kentaro Tamura reported on issues regarding institutional arrangement to share the information of mitigation efforts under the framework on climate change. He also proposed an initiative to establish a research consortium to review and assess emissions reduction targets in specific areas. Following the above presentations, Jiang Kejun (ERI, China) pointed out that it is necessary to gain consensus on frameworks and on the intensity of Parties’ commitments towards 2015 agreement. Wendel Trio (Climate Action Network: CAN) stressed the consideration on equity even though review and assessment is one important element. Nick Campbell(Business Europe) stated that it is useful to discuss the possible direction of climate change policy from the view of the business sector. Barbara Buchner (Climate Policy Initiative: CPI), moderator of this side event, concluded that it is necessary to synthesise and provide necessary information in a timely manner.


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