NewClimate Institute contributions to Innovate4Climate

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The status and prospects of project based mitigation activities after Paris
Despite Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, a considerable uncertainty remains how many countries will use international project based credits both before and beyond 2020. This event presented findings and opened discussion on the extent to which different types of existing CDM projects were at risk of discontinuing GHG abatement, and the potential for supporting their continuation.

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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.

Monday, 22 May 2017
15:30 – 18:00
Room 4
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Carbon taxes with domestic offset components
Hanna Wang-Helmreich from Wuppertal Institute presented findings from joint research work conducted by Wuppertal Institute and NewClimate Institute. The research analysed carbon tax approaches in South Africa, Mexico and Chile with a specific focus on options and activities to link taxes to domestic offsetting components.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
15:00 – 15h45
German Pavilion

Innovative Financing for the Adaptation Fund: Pathways and Potentials
Carsten Warnecke presented findings from the report “Innovative Finance for the Adpatation Fund: Pathways and Potentials”.
The report explores the potential of seven innovative climate finance options to meet the financing needs of the Adaptation Fund.

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Wednesday 24 May
11h30 – 12h00
German Pavilion

Sectoral implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs)
Thomas Day presented findings from a series of NDC sectoral overviews published by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The briefings  provide information about current sectoral contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions and prospects for implementing NDCs in the these sectors. The sectors include: energy supply, energy efficiency with a focus on buildings, transport, forestry and land use change, agriculture, finance and transparency.

Wednesday 24 May
14h30 – 15h00
German Pavilion

Vulnerability of CDM projects for discontinuation of mitigation activities
Thomas Day and Carsten Warnecke presented findings from the “Vulnerability of CDM projects for discontinuation of mitigation activities” report. Authored by NewClimate Institute and the Öko-Institut, the publication forms part of a broader project, commissioned by the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA), with the primary objective to analyse the current situation and development of the international carbon markets.

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Wednesday 24 May
15h00 – 15h30
German Pavilion

Mobilising climate finance flows in line with the Paris Agreement: New Nordic Finance Approaches and Opportunities

Marie-Jeanne Kurdziel presented findings from the “Mobilising climate finance flows in line with the Paris Agreement”. The report identifies how Nordic finance institutions can best contribute to mobilising climate finance to developing countries in a way that supports the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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Thursday 25 May
11h00 – 11h30
German Pavilion


Technical Dialogue 23

These two-day sessions (22 to 23 May) were organized by the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) jointly with other initiatives on carbon and climate finance led by the World Bank. It was a sequel, built from discussions and technical workshops on scaled-up crediting and result-based climate finance (RBCF) held in Paris on May 31-June 2, 2016.

How to align benchmark setting approaches for various carbon pricing instruments with the NDC implementation strategy development?

Group discussion moderated by Carsten Warnecke.

Technical Dialogue 23 Agenda
Technical note: A Guide to Greenhouse Gas Benchmarking for Climate Policy Instruments

Tuesday 23 May
16h00 – 17h30
Fira Barcelona


International market mechanisms after Paris
The Paris Agreement includes Article 6 with several provisions, which allow for the use of the international carbon market. In terms of the design of the two market mechanisms pursuant to Art. 6.2 and 6.4, negotiations have just started. This paper takes into account the general context and environment for carbon markets under the Paris Agreement, identifies and discusses the main issues of the relevant paragraphs and analyse issues of the interaction and relationship of the provisions including synergies and conflicts.
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Impacts of the Clean Development Mechanism
This focus study presents evidence on the impacts of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
This includes a quantitative assessment of the mitigation impact of the CDM that occurs as a side effect of the current depressed market conditions.

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Analysing the status quo of CDM projects
This research conducted by NewClimate Institute and Ecofys on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), seeks to address major gaps in the current understanding regarding the status of individual CDM projects worldwide, as well as the barriers and means for supporting the continuation of these projects.

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Connecting the dots – Results-based financing in climate policy
This study clarifies the definition of results-based financing (RBF) and in particular its role in the context of climate policy. The publication is aimed at readers from the carbon markets and climate finance communities alike. It facilitates a common understanding of what RBF as a financing modality involves and is therefore meant to also be a good starting point for readers looking into this topic for the first time.

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Carbon market mechanisms in future international cooperation on climate change
This discussion paper provides an overview of the development of the international carbon market mechanisms and emerging domestic carbon pricing systems, and lays out three distinct but potentially complementary options for market mechanisms in a future climate change agreement. Options for narrowing the emissions gap before 2020 using market mechanisms are also explored.

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Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor
Creation of an index to assess the fitness of countries as potential investment destinations for building low carbon and climate resilient energy infrastructure. NewClimate Institute in cooperation with Germanwatch, for Allianz.

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Developing 2°C compatible investment criteria
NewClimate Institute, Germanwatch and the 2° Investing Initiative explore criteria to assess the alignment of investment and financing with the 2°C limit.

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