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Side Event 51
ACR WELCOME TEA & COFFEE TIME
Side Event 52
DEMONSTRATING IMPACT IN SUSTAINABLE RICE SUPPLY CHAINS
The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is a multi-stakeholder alliance co-convened by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and UNEP to promote sustainability in the global rice sector. Winrock International, through its ACR enterprise, has been working since 2016 on an adaptation of the SRP Standard for Sustainable Rice Certification for the U.S. including rigorous quantified environmental impact metrics. Panelists will discuss the importance of the global standard to achieving sustainable rice supply chains and lessons learned for other agricultural commodities.
Side Event 53
MARS INC. WELCOME TEA & COFFEE TIME
Side Event 54
ROUNDTABLE ON CORPORATE CARBON ACTION IN AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY CHAINS (ON INVITE ONLY)With many corporations setting science based climate targets, there are a proliferation of different tools and methodologies for accounting for supply chain emissions, particularly related to accounting for land use change and agricultural practices. Undertaking these actions outside of a company’s direct operations is a significant challenge. The situation gets even more complicated when determining how best to account for emissions reduced or sequestered. COP 23 provides an opportunity to convene an invite-only, roundtable discussion of some of the key users and developers of these tools to address gaps and barriers, establishing a more standardized way forward. (If you are interested in seeking an invitation, please email Ashley.Allen@effem.com)
Side Event 55
MARS INC. NETWORKING LUNCH (ON INVITE ONLY)
Informal invite-only lunch for participants of the Roundtable on Corporate Carbon Action.
Side Event 56
LINKING EMISSIONS TRADING SYSTEMS - PAVING THE WAY TOWARD A LOW-CARBON FUTURE
Many governments are turning to carbon pricing as a means of reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement, including designing and operating ETSs. By working together though linking their ETSs, mitigation becomes cheaper, governments have the opportunity to demonstrate climate leadership. ICAP has been working with governments to facilitate discussions on ETS design compatibility and a pathway toward more connected markets. 2017 has seen key advances in linking, with Ontario joining the California-Québec carbon market and the progress of the ratification process of linking agreement for the EU-Swiss carbon market. Join us for a behind the scenes look at how these agreements came into effect and for a sneak peek of ICAP’s forthcoming Guide to Linking.
Side Event 57
POLICY IS THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE (CCS) MITIGATION
The world needs to substantially reduce its carbon intensity while the world’s energy consumption keeps pace with income growth, and where governments need to ensure reliable and secure access to affordable energy. There is a clear way forward without the need for a rapid abandonment of the world’s fossil resources, and that is to avoid the emissions from entering the atmosphere in the first place. This can only be done through a far greater utilisation of CCS by all nations.
Side Event 58
HOW CAN NUCLEAR POWER CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION?
Nuclear power is likely to be an indispensable part of a reliable, low cost and low carbon power supply if we are to stay below the 2°C target. Currently it accounts for a third of global low carbon electricity. The event will discuss the current outlook for nuclear energy development, identify major barriers to a larger contribution to climate change mitigation and explore recommendations on how these can be overcome, with a focus on energy/climate policies, electricity market and finance.
Presentation - L. Stankeviciute
Presentation - Peter Janoska
Presentation - Jean-Yves Caneill
Presentation - Anurag Gupta
Presentation - Pal Kovacs
Side Event 59
CHINESE NATIONAL ETS LAUNCH AND ITS MARKET POTENTIAL IN 2018
China is launching its national ETS: how to interpret the messages from the Chinese government during COP23? Will the national ETS start with ambitious coverage or only focus on power sector? Are the covered entities well prepared to kick off at full scale? First-hand knowledge from the ground will be shared, to address the challenges and the way forward in the Chinese carbon market in 2018 from the global and local point of view.
Side Event 60
CANADA AND THE CARBON PRICING LEADERSHIP COALITION (CPLC)
The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition brings together leaders from government, business, academia, and civil society to expand the use of carbon pricing policies. In Canada CPLC includes the federal government, provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Northwest Territories, along with nearly 40 companies across numerous sectors of the Canadian economy. This panel will highlight opportunities for Canadian business to further contribute to both the domestic and global conversation on carbon pricing and competitiveness.
Side Event 61
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FORESTRY AND CARBON MARKETS
Side Event 62
IETA COP23 NIGHTCAP RECEPTION
Closed Event, On Invitation Only