NewClimate Institute contributions to COP 23

Events


Climate Action Tracker: Update of the rating system
The Climate Action Tracker by NewClimate Institute, Climate Analytics and Ecofys updated its rating system to be compatible with the Paris Agreement long-term goals.climateactiontracker.org

Download the presentation: The Climate Action Tracker: Latest analysis for the global stocktake

Monday 6 November
9h00 – 11h00
DIE Interconnections zone
13h30-14h00
German pavilion

 

Market mechanisms under Article 6: Key requirements and readiness of parties
The side event presents country perspectives on considerations for designing effective market mechanisms under the Paris Agreement. Key technical aspects and insights from three countries – Ethiopia, Viet Nam and Ukraine are presented, along with options for international support.Background publications accessible at: www.uba.deDownload the presentation: Are countries ready for Article 6?
Tuesday 7 November
10h00 – 11h30
EU pavilion, Room Tallinn

 

UNEP emissions gap report 2017
NewClimate co-authored the 2017 UNEP emissions gap report. We assessed literature on the aggregated impact of national actions on global greenhouse gas emissions, covering also subnational and non-state action, ICAO and Kigali.Download report
Tuesday 7 November
12h00 – 13h00
German pavilion

 

Accelerating south-south and triangular cooperation to bridge the climate technology gap
This side-event aims to elaborate on some of the practical issues pertaining to South-South and Triangular (SS/Tri) Cooperation in climate technology areas. NewClimate contributes to the panel discussion presenting work on mapping technology needs according to priority actions to achieve the Paris agreement goals.
Wednesday 8 November
13h00 – 15h00
Republic of Korea pavilion

 

Tracking and enhancing progress after Paris
NewClimate Institute, PBL and IIASA provide an overview of projected greenhouse gas emissions in 25 major emitting countries up to 2030, taking into account the emission trajectories based on current policies and (I)NDCs.

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Download the presentation: Assessment of NDCs and implemented policies – COP23
Wednesday 8 November
16h00 – 17h30
EU pavilion, Room Brussels

 

Climate Action Tracker: climate policy progress
The Climate Action Tracker by NewClimate Institute, Climate Analytics and Ecofys presents the ongoing activities on NDC and current policy assessment, country rating and decarbonisation indicators.

Country updates

Decarbonisation databaseDownload the presentation
Wednesday 8 November
18h00 – 19h30
EU pavilion, Room Brussels

 

Initiative on Climate Action Transparency – Non-state actors
NewClimate with WRI, CDP and The Climate Group developed guidance for countries to include activities by actors other than national governments in their national projections.

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Thursday 9 November
9h00 – 11h00
DIE Interconnections zone

 

Understanding the impact of a variety of sector-based policies in the context of Europe’s NDC
ClimateWorks, ECF, NewClimate Institute and Climact present a modelling approach to track and project progress toward a low-carbon economy by analysing the drivers of emissions trends. The EU is taken as example followed by a discussion on the approach and opportunities that arise for philanthropy.
Friday 10 November
16h45 – 18h15
EU pavilion, Room Brussels

 

NDE Germany side event on understanding technology needs in the context of the Paris Agreement
The side event presents country perspectives on considerations for designing effective market mechanisms under the Paris Agreement. Key technical aspects and insights from three countries – Ethiopia, Viet Nam and Ukraine are presented, along with options for international support.

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Saturday 11 November
10h00 – 11h30
German pavilion

 

Engaging private sector investments in GHG reduction technologies: Support and Financing mechanisms from German and European financing institutions
Agentur für Wirtschaft and the German Ministry for Development Cooperation bring together institutions that support and finance greenhouse gas reduction technologies. NewClimate chairs the discussion.
Saturday 11 November
18h00 – 20h00
German pavilion

 

Ratcheting up nationally determined contributions (NDCs): Consistent national roadmaps towards the global objective of 1.5 and 2°C
The consortium of the Climate and Development Links project (CD-links), led by IIASA, presents national roadmaps and links to sustainable development goals.

cd-links.org
Monday 13 November
14h00 – 16h00
DIE Interconnections zone

 

NDC Implementation – bridging the gap from climate change policy to sector approaches
The event discusses NDC implementation by focusing on one of the main challenges: Alignment and coherence of sector policies and approaches with the national climate target and climate policies.

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Monday 13 November
11h00 – 14h00
GIZ, Mäanderbau, Room Donau

 

Scaling Up Private Investment and Strengthening Sector Measures for NDC Implementation
NewClimate side event organised in partnership with the NDC support cluster to discuss private sector engagement as well as sector based approaches to NDC implementation.

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Tuesday 14 November
13h15 – 14h45
Meeting Room 9

 

Climate Change Performance Index 2017
Developed by Germanwatch and NewClimate Institute, the index rates the 58 largest emitters of GHG emissions globally. It has been published annually since 2006.

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Wednesday, 15 November
10h00 – 10h30
Bula Press Conference Room 2

 

Climate Action Tracker: temperature update
The Climate Action Tracker by NewClimate Institute, Climate Analytics and Ecofys will provide an update of the temperature increase that would result from current aggregated actions by countries and their NDCs.
Wednesday, 15 November
12h30 – 13h00
Bula Press Conference Room 2

Publications


Ambition to Action Project
NewClimate Institute in partnership with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is supporting Argentina, Indonesia, Kenya and Thailand with the implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) funded by the International Climate Initiative of the German government.

ambitiontoaction.net

 

GIZ Capacity Development for Climate Policy project
NewClimate Institute, in collaboration with GIZ, supports the governments of Georgia and Mongolia with the integration of climate change planning at the sector level, and with the revision and implementation of the countries’ NDCs.

 

Initiative on Climate Action Transparency – Energy
NewClimate Institute supports VCS in drafting the guidance on assessment of GHG impacts of policies for the Energy and Building sector.Draft guidance available for public review:

climateactiontransparency.org

 

Implementation of NDCs – Policy framework and mitigation potentials in 10 countries
NewClimate Institute and Wuppertal Institute are conducting an in-depth analysis of 10 countries’ NDCs and climate policy landscape, in the context of further mitigation potentials. Countries considered: Colombia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Morocco, Peru, Vietnam.Country reports forthcoming on the

UBA website

 

Brown to Green Report 2017
The Brown to Green Report 2017 by Climate Transparency provides a comprehensive overview of the G20 countries, whether – and how well – they are doing on the journey to transition to a low-carbon economy. It assesses the main trends for the G20 in emissions, climate policy performance, finance, and decarbonisation. The secretariat of Climate Transparency is managed by Humboldt Viadrina Governance Platform in cooperation with NewClimate Institute and Germanwatch.

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Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor 2017
The Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor ranks G20 member states on their attractiveness as potential destinations for investments in low-carbon electricity infrastructure on an annual basis. It further considers their current and future investment needs in line with a trajectory compatible with the 2°C/1.5°C temperature limits of the Paris Agreement.

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Discussion Paper: CDM Supply Potential up to 2020

This discussion paper estimates the potential supply of CERs from projects registered under the CDM for the period 2013 to 2020 and differentiates between projects that are vulnerable of discontinuing GHG abatement and those that are not. The paper delivers important insights for policy makers on the climate effect of options for using CERs from registered projects (e.g. CORSIA). The results show a supply potential of about 4.7 billion CERs. 82 % of the potential comes from projects that are not deemed vulnerable, whereas only 4 % comes from projects that are clearly identified as vulnerable but can still issue CERs.

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Potentials and Limitations of Different Requirements (Offsetting) in Bilateral and Global Carbon Pricing Systems
This report explores the introduction of carbon taxes with a national offset component and their interactions with other policy areas. The underlying research focused on the approaches Chile, Mexico and South Africa have chosen for elaborating their carbon taxes and identified the objectives the three countries pursue by introducing these new systems as well as the requirements established for the use of offsets. Furthermore, it analyses the interaction between the use of offsets and other policy areas, in particular on co-benefits, co-costs and long-term emissions mitigation trajectories.

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A Guide to Greenhouse Gas Benchmarking for Climate Policy Instruments
This technical note provides hands-on guidance on developing GHG benchmarks for climate policy instruments. It discusses benchmarking applications for the Emission trading schemes (in determining allocation of emissions allowances), carbon taxes (in determining tax exemptions), and scaled-up crediting programs (in baseline development) in five easy to follow steps. NewClimate Institute developed the note in cooperation with Ricardo Energy and Environment for World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness program (PMR).

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Vulnerability of CDM Projects for Discontinuation of Mitigation Activities

This publication forms part of a broader project, commissioned by the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt), with the primary objective to analyse the current situation and development of the international carbon markets. This particular report shows the implications of supporting existing CDM projects through national policies or international climate finance, through applying a newly developed method for the identification of which project types are vulnerable of discontinuing GHG abatement and the identification of suitable options for ensuring their continuation.

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International Climate Initiatives – A way forward to close the emissions gap?
In December 2015 Parties adopted the Paris Agreement at the 21st session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In its Article 2 governments agreed to limit global warming to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” and to pursue to limit it to 1.5°C. The UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2015 showed that a gap of 14 GtCO2e exists for 2030 between the (unconditional) mitigation proposals submitted by Parties as part of their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) and a pathway compatible with holding temperature increase below 2°C.

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States, cities and businesses leading the way: a first look at decentralized climate commitments in the US
Authored by NewClimate Institute and The Climate Group and powered by CDP data, ‘States, cities and businesses leading the way: a first look at decentralized climate commitments in the US’ shows that the US can already meet half of its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement by 2025, if the 342 commitments included in the analysis are implemented.

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