“The role of ambition under the Paris climate treaty and the impact of hot air on the EU’s climate policies” on 2 December from 18.45-19.00 at the EU Pavilion, Luxembourg room. At the occasion of the event, a new video “CAPMAN – the heroic embodiment of real climate action” will be presented. For more information and registration for the event, click here.
A key consideration for the Paris treaty is how to incentivize real additional climate action while avoiding the build-up of “hot air”. The lack of environmental integrity of market mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol -such as the Joint Implementation- has undermined the viability of this international climate treaty. Similarly, experience with emissions trading systems to date shows that they are severely oversupplied and have accumulated a large amount of hot air permits. How can we avoid the problems of the past and keep hot air out of the Paris climate treaty + the EU’s climate policies?
- Lambert Schneider, Stockholm Environment Institute, Has Joint Implementation reduced global GHG emissions?
- Femke de Jong, Carbon Market Watch, The impact of hot air on the EU’s climate policies
- Damien Meadows, European Commission, Position of the EU on achieving 2030 reductions
- Moderator: Ben Garside, Carbon Pulse