IPIECA would like to invite you to its forthcoming Climate Change Workshop on ‘International Policy Approaches to Address the Climate Change Challenge’ co-hosted by the Office of Global Environmental Affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology in Beijing, China, from 25 – 26 October this year. For more details, including the workshop programme, registration form, and logistics follow this link: http://www.ipieca.org/downloads/climate_change/beijing2005/beijing_email/ccwg_beijing.html
International cooperation will be critical if society is to efficiently manage the risks posed by global climate change. To date, most attention has been focused on the emission targets of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that apply to most developed countries. However, these emission targets encompass only a minority of global greenhouse gas emissions and do not continue beyond 2012. As a consequence, initiatives to implement existing low emission technology and to develop new technologies progress in an environment of uncertainty regarding future climate change policy. In addition, massive investment in energy infrastructure is needed, and is progressing, to deliver the energy necessary to ensure future growth and development. What international policy architectures can enable international cooperation to manage the risks of climate change? What are the implications of these architectures for business?
This workshop will bring together experts from academia, business, governments, and international and non-governmental organizations to consider the future of international policy architectures to manage climate change risk.
Sessions will examine:
1) Key elements of climate change risk management;
2) Attributes of different policy architectures to address climate change;
3) Issues and opportunities that arise from policy architectures and their interaction with international trade;
4) Transitions from current polices to address climate change, to potential future architectures given uncertainties and a sequential decision making process.