IETA Side Events at COP 18

November 29 & December 4, 2012,  Doha, Qatar

The 18th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Doha. Alongside the summit, IETA will host a range of side events and networking opportunities in collaboration with other organizations. This year, IETA SIDE EVENTS AT COP18 will be consolidated into two full days spanning both weeks of the conference: Thursday 29 November and Tuesday 4 December. This focused side-event program will help IETA make a greater impact in reaching a cross-section of international delegates and opinion leaders.

There is no fee to attend and no registration is necessary.

DIRECTIONS: The events will be held at the Diplomatic Club, P.O. Box 3395, Doha, Qatar. The Diplomatic Club is easily accessible by Taxi from anywhere in Doha or by shuttle from the QNCC. From the QNCC take shuttle #21 which is approximately a half hour transfer. A Private Shuttle will run every 15 minutes from Hub #21 to the Diplomatic Club during the two days of IETA events. For more information on the Official Conference Shuttle service visit www.cop18.qa/participantinfo/transport.

An overview of the events is below. The full program guide is available for download here or else you may stop by the IETA booth (#100) at the QNCC to pick up a copy.


Overview of IETA Side Events at the Diplomatic Club

Day 1 Thursday November 29th

Day 2 Tuesday December 4th

 

Roshana 1

Roshana 2

 

Roshana 1

Roshana 2

9:00-10:15

Middle East – Hot Spot for Climate Action & Leadership

The private sector and how it interacts in REDD+ (Sponsored by IISD & ASB)

9:00-10:15

The International Governments Workshop on Emerging Domestic Markets

(8:30 – 10:15, RSVP Required)

The CDM and JI at Doha: Taking the CDM Policy Dialogue's Recommendations into Action.

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00

The Business Partnership for Market Readiness (B-PMR): An open Q&A between IETA and the World Bank PMR Secretariat

Climate Leadership and Future Trends for Voluntary Carbon Markets

10:45 - 12:00

Intensity-Based Measures & Policy Innovation: Lessons Learned from Alberta and Beyond

‘Building the Blocks:' Creating a Future Global Policy Architecture for Emissions Trading

(Sponsored by Shell)

12:00 - 13:30

Break

12:00 - 13:30

Break

13:30 - 14:45

Developing the EU ETS – temporary back-loading, structural measures, and derogations for the aviation sector

Reaching the $100 Billion – A Business Perspective on the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

13:30 - 14:45

Environmental Integrity and Community Acceptance of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

(Sponsored by GCCSI)

How to stimulate and scale up private sector demand for forest carbon credits in an increasing carbon market patchwork?

(Sponsored by ERA & FCG)

14:45 - 15:15

Coffee Break

14:45 - 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:30

The Road To Linking: Building Bridges Along a Fragmented Pathway

Taming the Tiger: Guidelines for Border Carbon Adjustment

(Sponsored by ENTWINED)

15:15 - 16:30

Taking Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Projects Forward

(Sponsored by Chevron)

Financial Instruments for Green Growth

16:45 - 18.00

Trading Developments in North America

Who's on base? Ensuring access and demand for the CDM and JI with new mechanisms in the ballpark.

17:00 - 19.00

IETA Annual General Meeting

(Closed Member Session)



Doha Position Paper
IETA is pleased to provide a list of high-priority issues that governments should address during the two weeks in Doha. Read the report here.




Member Calendar
As a convenience to members, the IETA Secretariat has provided a curated list of events taking place in Doha. Members may access the calendar through with their login details though this link: My Member Center




Additional IETA Events in Doha:

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29 18:30 to 20:30 IETA and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Evening Reception: Taking Stock on New Market Mechanisms SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30 16.00 - 17.30 IETA and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD): Business Ideas For a New Market Mechanism QNCC BINGO ROOM

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1 10.00 - 11.30 IETA and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD): Carbon Price Communiqué QNCC BINGO ROOM

SUNDAY DECEMBER 2 8.00 - 19.00 World Climate Summit 2012, Ritz-Carlton

MONDAY DECEMBER 3 15.00 - 16.30 IETA and Harvard University Belfer Center: Market Mechanisms in a Post-Durban International Climate Regime QNCC Hall 5 ROOM 7

MONDAY DECEMBER 3 17.00 - 18.30 IETA and Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE): High Level Panel for the CDM Policy Dialogue QNCC BINGO ROOM

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5 9.00 - 10.30 Strategy and Practice of Low Carbon Development in the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) QNCC CHINA PAVILION

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5 13.00 - 15.00 Carbon Market and China Green Development QNCC CHINA PAVILION



IETA has gathered together a summary or recent document released by the UNFCCC in advance of COP18. These documents provide a thorough understanding of all the issues relevant to IETA members to be discussed in Doha. Download the summary.



On-the-ground updates from the IETA Team
Midweek One
Week One Summary
Midweek Two



IETA would like to thank the sponsors who have already committed to supporting the IETA Side Events at COP18.


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