Side events of NewClimate Institute at COP 20 in Lima






Climate change mitigation policies – recent trends, opportunities and compatibility with 2°C pathways

The event presents new analysis by the Climate Action Tracker team and PBL on the impact of mitigation commitments and action on GHG emissions. It puts the results in the context of 2°C pathways and shows where policy action can be enhanced further while aligning with national circumstances.
Organizers: Climate Analytics and PBL

Speakers: Dr. Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), Dr. Bill Hare (Climate Analytics), Dr. Louise Jeffery (PIK), Dr. Michel den Elzen (PBL), Dr. Michael Obersteiner (IIASA) and Hanna Fekete (NewClimate Institute)

Date: Monday 01 December, 15:00 – 16:30
Location: Caral


Developing robust INDCs: Experiences from developing countries and emerging lessons

The Climate & Development Knowledge Network hosts an interactive panel event on the preparation of INDCs across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This brings together experts and practitioners to share insights from the INDC process in Middle Income and Least Developed Countries.

Speakers: Government and civil society partners from the Climate & Development Knowledge Network’s focus countries. This is likely to include panellists from Peru, Dominican Republic, Bangladesh, Pakistan and others. NewClimate Institute (Markus Hagemann) will present on ambitions of INDCs.

Date: Monday 01 December, 15:00 – 16:30
Location: Paracas


iNAMAzonia: An integrated approach to agricultural NAMAs for the sustainable management of productive landscapes of the Peruvian Amazon

iNAMAzonia is a landscape-based, agricultural NAMA that has the objective to create the enabling environment for sustainably intensified coffee, cocoa, livestock and oil palm production and to promote the ecological restoration of degraded land in the Peruvian Amazon. The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI), through the coordinating role of the National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR), is leading the development of the iNAMAzonia proposal, which will be presented at this event.

Participants: Juan Manuel Benitez Ramos (Minister of Agriculture), Dr. Peter Minang (ICRAF Camerun), Fabiola Munoz Dodero (SERFOR), Gesine Hänsel (NewClimate Institute) and representatives from ICRAF Peru, Rainforest Alliance and GIZ Peru

Date: Tuesday 2 December, 8:30-9:30
Location: Peru Pavilion
Previous registration is requiered


Approaches to lift sectoral mitigation potential with markets in transition

This event presents research insights from assessing opportunities towards piloting sectoral market mechanisms based on bilateral agreements. It will present concepts for credited reference levels based on benchmarks for Chile’s electricity sector and South Africa’s low-income buildings sector. Pathways will be discussed for implementation and integration in national and international policies and mechanisms, and insights in the current status of CDM projects in times of low certificate prices will be given.

Speakers: Frank Wolke (DEHSt, CDM EB), Carsten Warnecke (NewClimate Institute), Hanna Fekete (NewClimate Institute), Martin Hession (EU Commission), Andrés Pirazzoli (Ministry of the Environment Chile), Camilo Rojas (CAF Colombia)

Date: Tuesday 2 December, 10:30-12:00
Location: EU Pavilion


Insights into the current status of CDM projects and progress on Programme of Activities – Results from latest climate policy research

This side event presents recent research findings commissioned by the German government. The NewClimate Institute evaluates and analyses the current situation of registered CDM projects worldwide. Information from a representative sample of more than 1300 CDM projects from 24 host countries and 26 technology types was collected. This allows conclusions on the operational status of projects, the required international support and the overall mitigation impact of the CDM. In addition Perspectives Climate Change presents PoA research insights.

Speakers: Thomas Forth (BMUB), Carsten Warnecke (NewClimate Institute), Stephan Hoch (Perspectives) and others (tbc)

Date: Tuesday 2 December, 14:15-16:00
Location: IETA Pavilion


Act 2015 – towards an ambitious and durable 2015 agreement

ACT 2015 developed a proposal for designing a new international climate agreement in 2015 that can catalyze climate action and move the world onto a low-carbon and climate resilient pathway.

Speakers: Jennifer Morgan (WRI), Antonio G. M. La Viña (Ateneo School of Government), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute) and others

Date: Tuesday 02 December, 15:00 – 16:30
Location: Machu Picchu


Enhancing effective climate change mitigation policies – recent trends and opportunities

PBL, NewClimate, Ecofys and IIASA will present their recent work to estimate the effect of energy and climate policies on national greenhouse gas emissions. The work makes illustrative proposals on how individual countries could raise their ambition in line with their national priorities.

Speakers: Michel den Elzen (PBL), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), Hanna Fekete (NewClimate Institute), Michel Obersteiner (IIASA) and others

Date: Friday 5 December, 13.00 – 14.30
Location: EU Pavilion


The ‘Emissions Gap Report 2014’ by the United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP, in partnership with leading climate change scientists, has updated the estimates of the ‘emissions gap’ in 2020. New to this year’s issue of the report is an assessment of carbon budgets consistent with full pledge implementation as well as an assessment of the role that measures to promote energy efficiency can play in closing the ‘emissions gap’ .

Speakers: Joe Alcamo (University of Kassel), Taryn Fransen (WRI), Michel den Elzen (PBL), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Insitute) and Joeri Rogelj (ETH Zürich)

Date: Friday 05 December 2014, 18:00-19:30
Location: EU Pavilion


Criteria-based evaluation of climate policy scenarios

The POLIMP project aims to cover knowledge needs in the fields of international and EU climate policy. This event presents a practical framework to assist policy makers in evaluating and comparing different proposals for the 2015 Agreement in Paris. In addition, the role of public acceptance in technology development is discussed.

Speakers: Axel Michaelowa (Climate Strategies), Peter Horvath (European Commission), Andrea Egan (UNDP), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute) and speakers from the POLIMP project

Date: Saturday 6 December 2014, 11:30 – 13:00
Location: Maranga


Mitigation potential for transport

The Transport Day will bring international experts on transport and climate change to discuss the contribution sustainable, low carbon transport can make to climate change discussions.

Speakers at session on INDCs: Michael Replogle (ITDP), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute) and other

Date: Sunday 7 December 2014, 12:00 – 13:30
Location: Sheraton Hotel


Ambitious and transparent mitigation action in NAMAs and INDCs

Recent insights will be presented from the implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) to the planning of intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs). A special focus will be on governance, ambition, transparency and case examples from the transport sector.

Speakers: Mathias Friman (University of Linköping), Frauke Röser (NewClimate Institute), representatives from the World Resources Institute; Dr. Henry Zaira (Vice-Minister of Transportf for Peru) and Dr. Beatriz Bugeda (SEMARNAT, Mexico)

Date: Saturday 6 December 2014, 15.00 – 16.30
Location: Caral


Tools for the promotion of low-carbon societies: Introduction of the second edition of the NAMA guidebook

Various efforts are conducted with the aim to build low-carbon societies. Given the positive reception of the NAMA Guidebook, this event intends to showcase the introduction of the NAMA Guidebook (2nd edition), and to strengthen collaboration among organisations working at the global level.

Speakers: Jiro Ogahara (OECC), Junichi Fujino (NIES), Kentaro Tamura (IGES), Takako Ono (IGES), Thomas Day (NewClimate Institute) and others

Date: Thursday 11 December 2014, 10:00-11:30
Location: Japan Pavilion