ADP Co-Chairs Special Event
The ADP Co-Chairs will convene a Special Event to further engage observers in the work of the ADP by providing an opportunity for them to present their substantive ideas and engage in an in-depth discussion on both on the contours of the 2015 agreement (Workstream 1) and ways to bridge the ambition gap in order to hold the increase in the global average temperature below 2 °C or 1.5 °C (Workstream 2).
The Special Event, which will be moderated by the ADP Co-Chairs, will include opening remarks from the UNFCCC Executive Secretary and expert presentations to focus the discussion under each workstream.
The event will be held on Saturday, 1 December during the lunch time (13:00 to 15:00) in Meeting Room 2.
- Professor Jiahua Pan, Professor of Economics and Director, Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
- Professor Daniel Bodansky, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), Professor of Law, Ethics and Sustainability, Arizona State University
- Dr. Niklas Höhne, Director of Energy and Climate Policy, Ecofys
- Mr. Abyd Karmali, Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
As the ADP continues to move forward, observer organizations are an invaluable source of substantive ideas and advice that can assist Parties in their work. To ensure a focused discussion, observers may also like to focus their inputs on the topics highlighted by Parties at their roundtables in Bangkok (specified in paragraphs 4 and 8 of the Co-Chairs “reflections note”). These include discussions aroung:
- How the principles of the Convention will be applied in the new agreement.
- How national circumstances and changes thereof should be taken into account.
- How the new agreement will be “applicable to all” in practice, including approaches to defining differentiated commitments.
- Ways to incentivize full and ambitious participation and ensure effective implementation and compliance arrangements.
- How the new agreement will strengthen the multilateral, rules based regime under the Convention.
- How the ADP will take into account relevant work being undertaken by other institutions and processes under the Convention.
- Lessons learned from the implementation of the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol and other multilateral agreements.
- Planning of the ADP’s work with a focus on 2013.
- How to increase the ambition of existing pledges from Parties and encourage those who have not yet submitted their pledges to do so.
- How international and national actions that are additional and are therefore supplementary to the pledges that Parties have made can be strengthened, encouraged, and supported by the Convention.
- The role of means of implementation in increasing ambition.
- How to catalyze actions and initiatives with the largest mitigation potential.
- Ways to showcase ongoing initiatives and to share best practices.
- Ways to undertake more in-depth work, including technical and quantitative analysis of options to increase ambition.
- Ways to incentivize mitigation actions and ensure effective implementation.
- Ways to ensure high-level engagement and stakeholder involvement.
- How principles of the Convention will be applied in the context of enhancing ambition.
The Co-Chairs would like to encourage representatives from all Parties to attend.
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