LIMITS Second Stakeholder Workshop "Implementing climate policies in the major economies: challenges and opportunities"
The second stakeholder meeting of the LIMITS project will be hosted by ECN on February 13th, 2013. The meeting will aim at presenting the results of the first phase of the project and introduce the follow-up analysis. It will focus on two main topics:
"Implementation of low carbon policies in the major economies: can we still meet 2C?"
Against the little progress in international climate policymaking, the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action has opened up the possibility for formulating new climate policy frameworks. The Durban process emphasises the role of the major economies in contrast to the traditional divide between developing and developed countries. However, aligning the incentives of different regions in pursuing climate policies remains a challenge and requires new thinking about the global and regional implications of innovative architectures. The first phase of the LIMITS project has addressed these questions by focusing on the impacts of implementing 2C compatible climate policies with specific reference to the major economies, looking at the role of 2020-2030 emission reduction pledges and national technology targets like renewable energy capacity targets. The project has investigated the impact of different burden sharing schemes on the regional economic impacts of climate policies. Finally, it has quantified the investment needs which need to be raised in order to allow for the transition to a low carbon economy.
"Co-linkages of climate policies with other national priorities: identifying synergies and trade-offs."
The stakeholder meeting will also give the opportunity to present and confront on the second phase of the project, which will focus on the co-linkages of climate policies with air pollution and energy security policies, and on the role of physical investments and land use change. This will allow for a more comprehensive assessment of the interplay of climate mitigation strategies in the larger context of sustainable development and when accounting for the diversity of regional priorities in the major economies.
The participation in the workshop is upon invitation only.
Further information about the LIMITS project is available at http://www.feem-project.net/limits/