Carbon Market Watch at COP18
For two weeks in Doha, Qatar delegates from close to 200 countries negotiated the future of the planet at COP18 in Dec 2012. Carbon markets were an important topic. Decisions on the future of the CDM, the JI, AAU surplus and New Market Mechanisms were made.
Carbon Market Watch was in Doha to advocate for fair and ambitious climate solutions. Our main message for the climate negotiators in Doha was simple and clear. First and foremost countries must dramatically increase their pledges now to reduce emissions. Otherwise we will not stand a chance to prevent catastrophic effects of climate change. A summary of key decisions in relation to carbon markets can soon be found here.
Below is more information about our work and activities in Doha.
Visit our Facebook AAU campaign here.
Watch the UNFCCC Webcast of the CDM Executive Board Q&A – Carbon Market Watch poses several questions
Carbon Market Watch Events at COP18:
- Saturday 01, December: “Conquering the Phantom Menace: Solutions to the Kyoto Surplus” hosted by Carbon Market Watch via the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development (20:15—21:45, Side Event Room 4)
- Wednesday 28, November: “Transitioning Away From Large Scale Power Plants Projects To Fix CDM? Buyers Beware!” hosted by SEI (17.00–18.30, GREEN AREA Hall 3, Next to EU Pavilion)
- Tuesday 27, November: “Luxury of necessity: A Framework for Various Approaches (FVA) under UNFCCC” hosted by CEPS (13:15—14:45, Side Event Room 4)
Interview by RTCC of our Senior Policy Researcher, Anja Kollmuss, on the AAUs issue.
Carbon Market Watch Publications on Carbon Market Watch at COP18
Reports & Studies:
- Policy Brief: Doha decisions on the Kyoto surplus explained
- Carbon Market Watch Analysis COP-18: We won a game of poker on the Titanic!
Submissions on Policy Issues to UNFCCC:
- Carbon Market Watch COP18 Intervention at Joint Implementation Contact Group
- Open letter to Environment Ministers and delegates of all UNFCCC Parties: Increase ambition and close loopholes at COP18
- Recommendations to the CMP8 on Joint Implementation
- Recommendations for AWG-KP18
- Recommendations to the CMP8 on the CDM
- Recommendations to the SBI-37 on CDM Appeals Procedure
- Recommendations to SBSTA-37
Publications by Others:
- CAN-I ECO3 Article: Will Doha Burst the Hot Air bubble?
- Film Screening at COP18: The Carbon Rush
- CAN-I ECO2 Article: Right to appeal is not a game of two halves
- SEI Policy Brief: Transitioning away from large-scale power projects: A simple and effective fix for the CDM?
- Expert Policy Paper: Standardized Baselines for the CDM – Are We on the Right Track?
Carbon Market Watch Newsletter:
Carbon Market Watch Newsletter Articles:
- Doha on AAUs: The Future of the Phantom Menace
- The Phantom Menace: How to tackle the 13 billion Kyoto surplus (Newsletter #1)
- Doha – Negotiating the Future (Newsletter #1)