Event Invitation – The status and prospects of project based mitigation activities after Paris (Innovate4Climate)

We would like to cordially invite you to a Knowledge Day event organised by NewClimate Institute and Öko-Institut on behalf of the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the German Environment Agency:

The status and prospects of project based mitigation activities after Paris

Pre-2020 support for stranded projects and implications of Article 6

Monday, May 22 2017, 15:30 to 18:00
Innovate4Climate, Barcelona, Side Event Room 4

Panelists:  representatives of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the Gold Standard Foundation and a mix of other government and non-government experts.

For more details about the event, please download the draft agenda

Draft agenda

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement establishes a new framework for international carbon market mechanisms. However, considerable uncertainty remains how many countries will use international project based credits both before and beyond 2020, and whether already implemented mitigation activities will be supported. This event will present findings and open discussion on the extent to which different types of existing CDM projects, in specific countries, are at risk of discontinuing GHG abatement, and the potential for supporting the continuation of those projects at risk. Based on the assessment of project discontinuation risk, and building on previous analysis on the status of existing CDM projects, speakers will also discuss new findings on the realistic CER supply potential in the period up to 2020. These questions have high relevance for policy makers aiming to close the pre2020 mitigation gap by supporting existing CDM projects as well as for international negotiations on international market-based mechanisms under the Paris Agreement and post-2020 programmes such as ICAO’s CORSIA.

The event will focus around a series of short presentations to prepare the ground for discussions with the audience. Interventions from experts representing both the supply and demand sides of crediting for project based mitigation activities will challenge the research results, to allow for an in-depth exploration of key questions and topics.

Space is limited, participation is therefore on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have not done so yet, please confirm your attendance by hitting the RSVP button below or by email to events@newclimate.org before Monday 15 May.

Note that only people already attending the Innovate4Climate Conference can participate in this event.

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Vulnerability of CDM Projects for Discontinuation of Mitigation Activities (Executive Summary)