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“The role of ambition under the Paris climate treaty and the impact of hot air on the EU’s climate policies”

Organizer: Carbon Market Watch

Date: Wed / Dec. 2 - 18:15

Time: 18:15

Area: Blue Zone

Carbon Market Watch hosts the event “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 18.15-19.00 at the EU Pavilion, Luxembourg room. For more information, click here.

 

The event will be followed by a reception and the launch of the new videogame CAPMAN – the heroic embodiment of real climate action” at 19.00 at the EU Pavilion.

 

TEASER: CAPMAN is promoting actions that will limit emissions of CO2 and cap global warming at 1.5C. CAPMAN wants to make sure our planet remains a liveable and beautiful environment. However, like every superhero, CAPMAN has some evil enemies that are determined to stop him..

 

Event background:

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?

 

Programme:

  • 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

 

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