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This CAN Briefing identifies several benefits of civil society engagement in the process of developing long-term strategies and provides key recommendations on how governments can carry out effective engagement for long-term gains. Read here
The workshop gathered different stakeholders and senior policy makers from different carbon markets worldwide (California, Canada, China, EU and New Zealand), to discuss and exchange experiences in the design and implementation of emissions trading.
A brief history of CO2 emissions. And what difference we can make for tomorrow's climate" explains the 2 degree goal, the Paris Agreement, and the European and German climate policy goals for 2020.
The 2050 Pathways Platform is an initiative that was launched in Marrakech at COP22. The objective of the Platform is to support countries, states, regions, cities and companies seeking to devise long-term, net zero-greenhouse gas, climate- resilient and sustainable development pathways. Read the handbook.
The 2050 Pathways Platform is an initiative that was launched in Marrakech at COP22. The objective of the Platform is to support countries, states, regions, cities and companies seeking to devise long-term, net zero-greenhouse gas, climate- resilient and sustainable development pathways. Read now.
CAN Europe calls on the European Parliament and Council to improve the proposed Energy Union governance legislation by taking into account some key political demands. Read now.
Is a carbon tax effective in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and thereby mitigating climate change? The author estimates the reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) from the transport sector in Sweden during the years 1990 to 2005 as a result of the introduction of a carbon tax and a value added tax (VAT) on transport fuel in the years 1990-1991. Read now.
This paper makes recommendations to put aviation on track to do its fair share to address climate change. Read now.
This webpage explains how auctioning of allowances works under the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS). Read now.
The global energy transition is particularly sensitive to three main forces: the state of international politics which itself is contingent on security matters; the integration of economic and energy-related objectives and incentives; and, finally, the balancing between climate change mitigation and adaptation response types. Read now.
This report is an indicator-based assessment of past and projected climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and society. It also looks at society’s vulnerability to these impacts and at the development of adaptation policies and the underlying knowledge base. Read now.
EU member states used much more of the ETS revenues for low-carbon development than EU law suggests they should. This suggests that the ETS could become a major source of low-carbon finance in the future, writes Emil Dimantchev, senior analyst at Thomson Reuters, but more earmarking is needed. Read now.
This paper argues that ETS revenues could become an essential funding source already during the second and then the third EU ETS period. Starting in 2013, at least half of the allowances are being auctioned – and hence, much more and stable revenues could be generated (with the appropriate framework conditions). Read now.
This study highlights lessons that can be learned from recent experiences with 2050 decarbonization strategies in selected EU countries. It highlights examples of good practice and implications for the guidelines and requirements being drawn up by the EU. Read now.
The graphic shows how EU institutions can strengthen the ETS during the current reform. Read now.
A credible governance framework is key to meeting the 2030 targets and delivering the Energy Union because it will reinforce investor confidence and energy security and enable citizens to take ownership of the transition. Read now.
LSE evidence submitted to Parliamentary consultations on the effect of Brexit on UK climate policies concludes that, on balance, the best option for the UK is to negotiate to stay within the EU ETS. But what alternatives does the UK have? This article considers the options. Read now.
The ETS revision needs to include substantial changes to turn it into an effective mitigation and financing instrument, including the permanent cancellation of the large surplus of allowances and a move towards full auctioning of all allowances, argues this paper. Read now.
This paper goes through the changes to the ETS made in 2015.
A subscriber-only article. Read.
The world must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report 2016. Read.
This paper explores the extent to which the Paris Agreement and the SDGs are aligned. Read.
An overview of 2050 climate plans and the MaxiMiseR project.
WWF welcomes the guiding principles of the plan, but a huge discrepancy exists between these and the instruments proposed. Read.
INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS AND NATIONAL POLICIES
4. Countries in Marrakech commit to put Paris deal into action by 2018 Aurora D’Aprile, Marinella Davide 6. Is US climate policy history repeating itself? Aurora D’Aprile
8. Fossil industry commits more funding to decarbonize Aurora D’Aprile
10. Clean energy fundamental in climate long-term strategies Michael Schneider
FLEXIBLE MECHANISMS AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
12. Review of the L&D mechanism agreed in Marrakech Elisa Calliari
14. Morocco transitions from net importer to green energy leader Jacopo Bencini
THE CARBON MARKET
16. Carbon markets: October– November 2016 Marinella Davide
In the aftermath of Habitat III - dealing with sustainable urbanization - and in preparation for COP22 and the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, we offer a downloadable 30-page concept note dealing with the the long term plans to deliver climate and development objectives.
These 2050 decarbonization plans will be effective to the extent they combine top quality analytics and modelling with political analysis that deliver winning strategies not only to deliver on the climate targets but also to deal with the opposition to change.
Because all countries will eventually have to develop 2050 plans, this area is a fertile area for collaboration around lessons from previous efforts and best emerging practice.