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European Parliament Event: RE-PLUMBING THE EU ETS: low-carbon innovation and carbon leakage in a post-Paris world

   Tuesday 15th March, 15:00 – 17:00 European Parliament – Room 5G1  With presentations from:  PETER ZAPFEL, DG CLIMA, European Commission “Innovation and carbon leakage in the EU ETS reform proposal” TOMAS WYNS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel “Post 2020 industrial and innovation policy” FEMKE DE JONG, Carbon Market Watch “Carbon leakage” and industry ambition in a post-Paris world […] more »






COP21 SIDE EVENT: A reality check: climate change and impacts on the ground – 12/6

Day: Sunday, 6 December Venue: People’s Summit – Climate Forum The impact of climate change on human rights is a two-fold problem. For one, man-made climate change has significant effects on several human rights, such as the right to life, health, food water and housing, among others. On the other hand, also certain actions to address […] more »






COP21 SIDE EVENT: What are NAMAs and how is civil society engagement important for their success – 12/9

Day: Wednesday, 9 December   Venue: Civil society space, Room 8 Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) were established as a vehicle to help developing countries pursue their development and mitigation goals. However, owing to the absence of regulations on stakeholder engagement and lack of environmental criteria, NAMAs face several challenges. The need for an event on […] more »






COP21 SIDE EVENT: Accountability of results based finance- build on the best and learn when things go wrong – 12/4

Day: Friday, 4 December Venue: Official COP venue, Observer room 1 On 4 December 2015, as part of the COP21 in Paris, Carbon Market Watch together with Both ENDS and Transparency International organized a side event on accountability of results based finance. Programme Eva Filzmoser, Director at Carbon Market Watch, Lessons learnt from the Clean Development Mechanism […] more »






COP21 SIDE EVENT & CAPMAN LAUNCH: The role of ambition under the Paris climate treaty and the impact of hot air on the EU’s climate policies – 12/2

A key consideration for the Paris treaty is how to incentivize real additional climate action while avoiding the build-up of “hot air”. The lack of environmental integrity of market mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol -such as the Joint Implementation- has undermined the viability of this international climate treaty. Similarly, experience with emissions trading systems to date shows that they are severely oversupplied and have accumulated a large amount of hot air permits. How can we avoid the problems of the past and keep hot air out of the Paris climate treaty + the EU’s climate policies? more »











SB42 SIDE EVENT: Effective stakeholder engagement in NAMA development and implementation

Effective stakeholder engagement is widely recognized as a key success factor for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). In this event, experts from the civil society, business and the NAMA facility will discuss the role of civil society in development and implementation of NAMAs and share experiences and best practices. more »











SB42 SIDE EVENT: Environmental and social accountability for results based finance – lessons learnt and way forward

The need for safeguards and accountability mechanisms is widely recognised in international financial institutions (IFIs). This event will discuss how lessons from IFIs can inform the design and operation of appropriate redress mechanisms for the GCF and other private and public climate finance flows. more »











NGO strategy workshop to develop a common position on recommendations for an institutional safeguards system under the UNFCCC

It is a pleasure to invite you to a workshop to discuss and develop a joint position on the need for accountability of climate finance flows as part of the Paris climate treaty. Background: The Paris climate treaty to be adopted by the end of this year will set the framework for a wave of […] more »






European Parliament Event: ”THE MISSING LINK – Is there a future for other carbon markets joining the EU ETS?”

The number of regions and countries that are putting a price on carbon pollution is vastly increasing. China, for example, announced that it will roll-out a national carbon market from 2016 onwards, South-Korea’s national cap-and-trade system started early 2015 and South Africa will implement a carbon tax from 2016.
The role carbon markets will play in a future climate treaty to be adopted by the end of this year is still unclear. Yet, several countries and regions, such as Japan and the European Union (EU), see an important role for international carbon markets. more »











European Parliament Debate – A Human Rights Based Approach To Climate Action: What Accountability For EU’s Climate Finance Contributions?

2015 marks an important year that will culminate with the adoption of a new set of sustainable development goals and an international climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol. At the UNFCCC negotiations in February 2015 the Geneva Pledge, an initiative to better understand the connection between human rights and climate change, was launched. This upcoming lunch debate builds on the momentum of the need to protect human rights and the discussions around the accountability of climate finance and aims to discuss this important topic for the first time from a European perspective. more »