New mechanisms for the post-2012 global carbon market
Climate negotiators from around the world will be gathering in Doha at the end of November for the next UN climate summit. Following from the fundamental decisions on the future of the international climate change regime taken in Durban last year, one of the items on the agenda are the details for a new market-based mechanism, that could be used to help finance emission reduction measures in developing countries – beyond the scale and scope of what the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has been able to accomplish. Many fundamental questions concerning the overall design of this new mechanism are still open – and the decade of experience with the CDM has deepened our understanding of the potential pitfalls that need to be considered also in the design of new mechanisms.
This workshop will communicate key findings from two research projects, funded by the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt (UBA)) of Germany, that have looked at the political, legal and technical hurdles for new market based mechanisms as a new element for the international climate regime. The discussion will take place against the backdrop of the upcoming Doha climate summit and feature expert speakers from a range of institutions.
The workshop presentations and discussions will be in English only.
Perspectives Climate Change
Institute for Political Science at the University of Zurich