Come meet us at Innovate4Climate in Singapore

Our team will be present throughout the whole event. Please feel free to engage with our experts on-site.

Perspectives staff present at I4C

We are looking forward to engage in fruitful discussions with you and invite you to join our experts at several workshops:

Promoting Private Sector Investment in Adaptation Via Art. 6.8
Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 9:30-10:30, Simpor Jr 4811

Host: African Development Bank (AfDB)

The Adaptation Benefit Mechanism (ABM) is cited as an example of a non-market mechnism in the COP24 text on Article 6.8 and Parties have called for further inputs on non-market mechnisms. This workshop will present the progress on the pilot program for the ABM with input from two project developers participating in the pilot and one host country (tbc). The workshop will explain how the ABM works and how stakeholders including project developers, investors and the private sector can engage. Together with other experts, Axel Michaelowa will share his insights and thoughts on non-market mechanisms in general and ABM in particular.  

Key Lessons from Article 6 Pilot Activities
Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 10:45-11:45, Simpor Jr 4812

Hosts: Pespectives Climate Group, South Pole, World Bank Group

The Paris Agreement established a future for carbon markets under Article 6. While the rulebook is still being negotiated, pilot activities around the world are offering first lessons to take into account in the operationalization. This workshop therefore convenes and addresses key stakeholders interested in Article 6 piloting and results-based climate finance from both buyer and seller countries. The session will be organized jointly by Perspectives Climate Group, South Pole and the World Bank. Perspectives is leading the "Climate Finance Innovators" project and launched the first comprehensive study on Article 6 piloting. Axel Michaelowa will share observations and lessons learned from Artcile 6 readiness and piloting in low-income countries in Africa and LDCs.

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Linking Paris and Kigali: Accelerating the Transition to Green Cooling
Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 12:00-13:00, Simpor Jr 4912

Host: GIZ

Already now, the cooling sector is a key contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the use of refrigerants as well as electricity. Its GHG emissions are expected to grow significantly under business-as-usual scenarios, reaching 13% of global emissions by 2030. Addressing the rising demand for refrigeration, air conditioning and foam (RAC&F) applications in a sustainable manner requires climate-friendly and energy-efficient cooling solutions. The workshop aims at presenting the results of an analysis of the interactions between the Paris Agreement and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, with a focus on the potential of using Article 6 mechanisms to enhance the ambition of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) mitigation activities and support the transition to green cooling. Together with Bernhard Siegele (GIZ) and Johannes Heister (World Bank), Axel Michaelowa will discuss how pilot activities can be conceptualized in this regard. Different aspects and key approaches to harness synergies between the two regimes will be analyzed using concrete country cases as examples.

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The Landscape of Article 6 Pilot Activities
Friday, 7 June 2019, 10:45-11:45, Simpor Jr 4812

Host: University of Zurich 

Over the past 18 months, there has been a proliferation of activities to pilot Art. 6. Some of these activities focus on capactiy building, others on designing the contractual structure of Art. 6 transactions, and still others on completing actual ITMO transfers. The deferral of decisions on Art. 6 at the Katowice COP has increased the relevance of Art. 6 pilots as a tool to test possible Art. 6 rules and get lessons that can inform the decision makers at COP25. The workshop provides a platform to key Art. 6 pilot initiatives and aims at

  • enabling potential Art. 6 activity developers to understand the different approaches by the entities administering the pilot initiatives, especially regarding methodologies used and geographical and technological priorities
  • allowing pilot initiative developers to understand the activities of other developers and learn from first experiences

Axel Michaelowa will explain the Art. 6 pilot activities that Perspectives is supporting. Other speakers include Mischa Classen (Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offset KliK), Harikumar Gadde (World Bank Group), Ida Hamilton (Swedish Energy Agency) and Virender Duggal (Asian Development Bank).

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