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COP 21 RIPPLES: What are the key elements of an adequate global response?

The Dialogue focuses on technology, finance, industrial transformations and the political economy, which are identified by COP21 RIPPLES as key leverage points for triggering transformation.

Date: October 22, 2019, 12:00 pm Topic: Green economy

The global response to the Paris Agreement is insufficient to meet the long-term temperature goals. The current gaps refer not solely to NDC targets and underlying emission projections, but notably to inadequate international enabling conditions that would permit governments and non-state actors to effectively increase ambition.

The COP21 RIPPLES Policy Dialogue will bring together diverse perspectives (researchers, EU and government representatives, high level decision makers and influencers, and other interested stakeholders) to engage in an open dialogue on the key elements to strengthen so as to keep the Paris goals within reach, based on a shared diagnosis of the adequacy of the global response to date.

The Dialogue will focus on technology, finance, industrial transformations and the political economy, as have been identified by COP21 RIPPLES research as key leverage points for triggering transformation. Particularly focus will be given to the EU contribution to this global response – both as an international actor and as a means to lever domestic progression.

This workshop is open only to Bruegel’s members and select experts. 

Schedule

Oct 22, 2019

10:30 – 12:30

High Level Round Table: Adequacy of the global response and how to enhance it, views from a global and EU perspective (invitation only)

Chair: Sébastien Treyer, Executive Director - IDDRI

Brief inputs: COP21 RIPPLES researchers Key discussants: Senior representative(s) from DG Energy, DG Clima, DG Grow DG Development, DG Trade and DG Fisma (invitation only)

12:00-13:00

Check-in and lunch (Participants of the afternoon sessions to arrive at lunch)

13:00-13:30

Opening address: Diagnosis of the adequacy of the global response to the Paris Agreement

Miles Perry, Energy and Climate Economist, DG CLIMA

Marta Torres-Gunfaus, Senior Research Fellow, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)

Henri Waisman, Senior researcher, IDDRI

13:30-15:00

Enabling Framework Dialogue, Session 1: Global industrial transformation and political economy in emerging economies

Lukas Hermwille, PhD candidate at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)

Ramiro Parrado, Scientist of the Economic analysis of Climate Impacts and Policy (ECIP) Division at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)

Hilton Trollip, Senior Researcher at UCT

Tomas Wyns, Doctoral Researcher at the IES

Aleksander Śniegocki, Head of the Energy, Climate and Environment Programme, WiseEuropa

Structured group discussions

15:00-15:15

Coffee break

15:15-16:30

Enabling Framework Dialogue, Session 2: Finance and innovation gaps and how to facilitate access to capital and technology in a fair manner

Annela Anger-Kraavi, Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Sustainability Leadership, at the University of Cambridge, and Chief Executive of the Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics

Maciej Bukowski, President of the Board, WiseEuropa

Hugues Chenet, Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London – Institute for Sustainable Resources

Michael Grubb, Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at University College London, London, UK

Tomas Wyns, Doctoral Researcher at the IES

Structured group discussions

16:30-17:00

Take-aways for EU and international climate policy

Lola Vallejo, Climate Programme Director, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)

Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

17:00-18:00

Reception

18:00

End

Speakers

Michel Colombier

Scientific Director, IDDRI

Marta Torres-Gunfaus

Senior Research Fellow, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)

Henri Waisman

Senior researcher, IDDRI

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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