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Side Events @COP21 Paris at a glance

We are pleased to announce our Side Events at COP21, as well as the Side Events we are participating in

1 December 2015 - 11:30h-13:00h
COP 21 side event: Market mechanisms in the 2015 agreement – what might the outcome mean?

This event, organised by CEPS in cooperation with the Mistra Indigo Research Program will discuss the direction carbon markets might take after the 2015 Agreement and how the Agreement will be translated into further actions. The event focuses on the stage in which market provisions are at the beginning of the COP21 and where they could be in 2 weeks’ time. read more

1 December 2015 - 13:30h-14:15h
COP 21 side event: Markets in the 2015 Agreement text –  a discussion with negotiators

This event focuses on the different options that are available in the Agreement text for several aspects related to markets and will welcome some of the markets negotiators.
The meeting will kick-off with an initial presentation from Andrei Marcu (CEPS), followed by a panel discussion with negotiators on what implications the different Provisions might have, what direction carbon markets might take after the 2015 Agreement and how the Agreement would be translated into further actions. The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A. read more

1 December 2015 12:15h-13:00h
Harmonising Intended Nationally Determined Contributions with National Development Planning

In advance of COP21, more than 170 countries have so far pledged to implement national climate actions, INDCs. While the Paris negotiations will decide the future framework for these INDCs, this event wants to look at means of supporting implementation of national contributions that already exist and could be strengthened. Specifically, the discussion will focus on technology needs assessments (TNAs) and current climate finance flows.
The discussion is organised within the work done by the EU funded research project POLIMP, which aims to make information on climate policy choices and their implications at EU and UN level accessible to decision makers. read more

1 December 2015 18:30h-20:00h
COP 21 side event: Managing impacts of mitigation policies – Climate for Sustainable Growth side event
Are there unintended impacts of climate change mitigation policies? If so, how are these impacts managed? This side event discusses these questions by presenting the draft ‘’Climate for Sustainable Growth” White Paper which sets the scene and discusses the lessons learned for managing unintended impacts of mitigation policies.
The CEPS ‘’Climate for Sustainable Growth” project focuses on addressing the impacts of climate change policies as seen through the lens of sustainable development on three levels: economic, social and environmental through three country case studies (Poland, Ghana and Maldives), one sector case study (Soda ash) and one policy case study (Agriculture - Food labelling). Additionally, the project examines the conditions for a sustainable transition to a low GHG economy and what flanking measures (policies to mitigate impacts) need to be put in place to address those impacts. read more

3 December 2015 15:00h - 16:30h
Transport decarbonisation as an engine for growth
As part of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, the event will be hosted by Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc. It shall explore the enormous potential that the decarbonisation of transport offers and what it needs to turn this potential into an engine for growth.
The discussion moderated by Christian Egenhofer from CEPS will focus on innovation in technologies and business models, and what actors at different levels can do to make good ideas become reality.
Please click here for  the agenda.

7 December 2015 12:15h-13:00h
Post-Carbon Cities as Drivers for Decarbonisation – Insights from the EU research project, Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO)

Cities are at the forefront of the global carbon revolution, breaking established structures and creating new models for integrated systems. Although urban centers contribute to climate change, they must be reimagined as epicenters of innovation and a front line from which to stage ambitious mitigation and adaptation strategies. read more
This official side event is co-hosted by the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy (ELEEP) Network.  

7 December 2015 17:00h-18:30h
Expected short-term impact of a universal climate agreement on the Eastern European energy industry (CAESAR Foundation in partnership with the Sciences Po Energy Association)

The theme of our conference is the transformation of the European energy industry post-COP21. We assume that a universal and legally-binding climate agreement will be found during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will take place this year in Paris.
We will mainly discuss about the short-term impact of an international climate agreement on:
● the Eastern European energy industry, with focus on the electricity sector
● the creation of the European Energy Union
● the liberalization of the energy markets across Europe
● the deployment of low-carbon technologies in the transport and electricity sector.
In this side event Christian Egenhofer will address the issues associated with Eastern and South East Europe, which CEPS has been working on for some time: Regionalisation EU Energy Policies

Regionalisation of EU energy policies
Regionalisation of EU energy policies
Regionalisation of EU energy policies

9 December 2015 18:15h-20:30h
GreenEcoNet 5th Thematic Workshop: Opportunities and challenges for SMEs in realising the COP21 vision.

On December 9th 2015 (18:15 CET), the GreenEcoNet project will organise a Thematic Workshop on ''Opoortunities and challenges for SMEs in realising the COP21 vision''. The event will bring together voices from business, policy and academia to explore the role of SMEs in the low-carbon transition. CEPS is a member of the GreenEcoNet team and will provide during the event a presentation on the circular economy. read more









30 November 2015 - 11 December 2015Monday - Friday
COP21 Venue
Le Bourget, Paris
93350 Le Bourget