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Side Event 12
GLOBAL AWARENESS FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: PRIVATE SECTOR BEHAVIOUR WITHIN THE UN FRAMEWORKPartnering with the private sector is the foundation of any successful large-scale development strategy. The shared nature of the global development challenges we face today calls for collective action that is inspired and shaped by the challenges and opportunities of the next fifteen years. Building vibrant and systematic partnerships with the private sector is a vital prerequisite for the successful implementation of a transformative agenda to accelerate poverty reduction and sustainable development.
Side Event 13
CALIFORNIA CAP-AND-TRADE PROGRAM – RESULTS AND PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE
In 2013, California launched the U.S.’s first economy-wide cap-and-trade program, which has recently been extended through 2030. Panelists will provide an overview of key market design elements, discuss results of the first five years of market operation and lessons learned, and offer prospects for the next phase of the program.
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Side Event 14
ACHIEVING THE PARIS AGREEMENT THROUGH A GREEN ECONOMY TRANSITION: FISCAL RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Understanding the fiscal risks and opportunities of the transition to a green economy is an innovative area of research. The implications of this transition to a lower-carbon economy will include lower fiscal revenues from fossil fuels, either due to explicit carbon pricing or to lower prices for fossil fuels. In addition, there will potentially be new revenues from a green economy. Given that approximately 70% of fossil fuel reserves worldwide are owned or controlled by governments, these implications are particularly relevant for the value of fossil-fuel related assets, as well as for the fiscal position of governments.
Side Event 15
FULFILLING THE PROMISE OF PARIS – QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR
To combat climate change in all its impacts growing economies all around the world have committed themselves to contribute to the Paris Agreement. To achieve this, economies need to find sustainable ways of generating energy. Renewable energies and energy efficiency are the two main pillars. The diffusion and sustainable use of these technologies require an improvement of quality infrastructures in these areas. The importance of quality infrastructure for the energy sector and the transformation towards sustainable energy consumption will be elaborated and discussed during this session.
Side Event 16
FROM EARLY MOVERS TO CRITICAL MASS: HOW TO BUILD A MARKET FOR CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES
The EBRD is presenting two of its most valuable programmes for implementing new technologies to address climate change: the Finance and Technology Transfer Center for Climate Change (FINTECC), and the Green Climate Fund (GCF)-EBRD Renewable Energy Financing Framework. FINTECC promotes the use of advanced technology by rewarding early movers in markets where there are major barriers to the deployment of innovative low-carbon technology. The programme’s success is based on a combination of capital investment grants, policy dialogue and technical assistance.
Side Event 17CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENT AND MARKET TRENDS
The IEA will present three clean energy market publications: World Energy Investment Report 2017, Energy Efficiency 2017 and Renewables 2017 to highlight the latest trends and developments in these clean energy sectors.
Side Event 18
IETA & CMIA CLIMATE CHAMPION AWARD & RECEPTION
For the third year in a row, CMIA and IETA are partnering to celebrate carbon pricing leadership at the COP. Join us as we announce the Carbon Pricing Champion for this week at the COP, and raise a glass to the winner(s)!