Download the Side Events Program guide.
Side Event 3
FUTURE-PROOFING VOLUNTARY CARBON PROJECTS POST-2020The voluntary carbon market has played a significant role in delivering climate action at scale, raising corporate climate ambition over 10+ years. As commitments under the Paris Agreement fall short of limiting temperature rises to ‘well below 2°C,’ voluntary climate action can and must help bridge the ambition gap. Yet the voluntary carbon market and its projects on the ground face challenges to adapt to the new paradigm posed by the Paris Agreement, specifically to manage risks of double counting and ensure environmental integrity. This side event will explore solutions to future-proof voluntary carbon markets by assessing and managing the double counting risk.
Side Event 4
IETA PRESS HUDDLE
Side Event 5
SUPPORTING ENHANCED TRANSPARENCY OF CLIMATE IMPACTS
In this panel, experts from the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) will share newly developed guidance that can help inform policy and action design and assessment. Panelists will focus on assessing a given policy’s potential to create transformational change and the greenhouse gas impacts of agricultural and forest policy. We will also hear how the guidance is being implemented on the ground. This is a panel for anyone who needs to develop and implement climate-smart, socially responsible policies across key sectors, including commodity supply chains.
Presentation - ICAT
Side Event 6
CORSIA CHECKLIST - GETTING READY ACROSS THE DECK
The event objective is to discuss different actors state of readiness for ICAO’s CORSIA and to explore ways and means of ensuring all are supported in good time for a successful launch and implementation of the scheme. We will talk to key stakeholders including Governments, Aircraft Operators and carbon market participants. Actions and steps forward on how best to support implementation will be noted.
Presentation - Renat Heuberger
Side Event 7
CONNECTING ROADMAPS FOR INNOVATIVE NUCLEAR ENERGY TO THE NDC TIMELINE
This event will present roadmaps for nuclear energy innovation, and connect them to the timeline of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the global response to climate change. It will cover enabling conditions for research and development, the regulatory framework and infrastructure to support Member States’ NDC updates from 2020 to 2050.
Side Event 8RESTART THE CARBON MARKET
Side Event 9
5 YEARS OF EXPERIENCES GAINED FROM THE JOINT CREDITING MECHANISM (JCM) - LESSONS LEARNED AND WAY FORWARD
This event will explore the JCM of the Japanese Government. JCM developments, methodologies, examples of registered projects and lessons learned from the JCM to date will be presented by experts from IGES and Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting. A panel discussion will follow, with the aim to discuss the way forward for the JCM and the interlinks with existing markets, with Article 6 of the Paris Agreement as well as the ICAO CORSIA mechanism.
Presentation - Shinichiro Sano
Side Event 10
RAISING AMBITION THROUGH INTERNATIONAL CARBON MARKETS
The current NDCs represent insufficient mitigation action to reach the objective of the Paris Agreement and to limit global warming to well below 2°C. Carbon pricing advocates often claim that these policy instruments can support countries in their efforts to combat climate change. Specifically, international cooperation through carbon markets entails the potential to increase ambition. Though, it is not clear so far how, an increase in ambition will occur as a result of international cooperation. This side event will explore on the question how a carbon market framework could incentivize deepening and broadening the scope of NDCs and what role the private sector can play.
Presentation - Leila Surratt
Side Event 11
BMUB NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION