The I4CE team will be present throughout the two weeks of negotiations, in order to present its latest achievements in about ten side-events, whether on carbon pricing, climate investment tracking, climate action by financial actors or carbon certification of innovative practices in the land sector. Please see below the full list of events organized by I4CE – or where I4CE will be participating.
The use of carbon revenues
I4CE will participate in three side-events to share its work on the use of revenues from carbon taxes and markets around the world. The question of the use of these revenues is key to the acceptability of carbon pricing policies, and I4CE has analyzed what countries around the world have done with them. Allocation to the fight against climate change, reduction of other taxes, allocation to the general budget… The options selected by the countries studied are numerous. And while there is no magic formula for making good use of these revenues, there is one essential ingredient: the broad discussion on their use. Find here the first I4CE publication on this topic, pending the Carbon Revenues report – to be published in early 2019 – and produced in collaboration with the World Bank and AFD.
The potential of carbon pricing in the transition to a low-carbon economy
Wednesday 5 December – 10:00 to 13:00
European Pavilion, Room Brussels
Carbon pricing policies significantly reduce mitigation costs, and unlock economic opportunities of transition. Four thematic roundtables will discuss the state and trends of carbon pricing worldwide, including the potential of these instruments to support domestic resource mobilization in developing countries.
Within the event, I4CE will participate in the second panel (approx. 10:45 to 11:45) on fostering effective engagement on carbon pricing for government agencies and civil society, through adequate communication strategies and revenue spending decisions.
Carbon pricing to accelerate the low-carbon transition: concrete proposals
Monday 10 December – 11:15 to 12:15
Carbon pricing policies significantly reduce mitigation costs, and unlock economic opportunities of transition. In this event organized by the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, I4CE will discuss how carbon pricing policies contribute to accompany and accelerate the low-carbon transition.
Getting the message right: how to effectively communicate carbon pricing
Monday 10 December – 15:00 to 16:30
UNFCCC Pavilion – Room Warmia
Building support and managing risk is critical to the success of carbon pricing policies. This side-event will present key principles and approaches for effective engagement on carbon pricing. It will focus on communication strategies and revenue use.
Monitoring climate investments
If transparency on the use of carbon pricing revenues is key, so is transparency on all investments made in each country for climate, their financing and on the current and future investment gaps to move towards carbon neutrality. For several years now, I4CE has been publishing a landscape of climate investments in France, the 2018 edition of which has just been released. In order to develop the monitoring of investments in other European countries, I4CE is currently working with Polish and German actors. The side-event on this theme on December 10th will be an opportunity to strengthen the European network under construction, so that – in the long term – the EU and all its Member States will be able to monitor concretely the investment dynamics for climate.
From domestic climate finance tracking to climate capital investment plans: what’s next in France, Europe and worldwide?
Monday 10 December – 9:30 to 11:00
Partners: WiseEuropa, IKEM
An example will be drawn from I4CE’s five years of experience in France. It further links and promotes similar activities in Germany, Morocco, Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic. Best practices in assessment of current investment levels and supporting an increase in sustainable financial flows will be explored as a basic building block of forward-looking analysis and production of investment plans as a part of national climate strategies. Work presented at this event has received funding from the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), the French Energy Transition Ministry, and Climate KIC.
Carbon certification of innovative practices in agriculture and forestry
On December 6, during a side-event dedicated to enhancing the role of land-use in climate change mitigation and co-organized with the EIT Climate-KIC, I4CE will present the “low-carbon standard”. This standard, which is the result of the work of I4CE and many partners, was officially adopted just a few days ago by the French environment Ministry. It will make it possible to certify and value economically emission reductions from innovative local projects in the agricultural and forestry sectors. The side-event at COP24 will also provide an opportunity to network with other European actors working on the implementation of efficient and transparent carbon accounting methods.
Enhancing Land-Use Role in Climate Change mitigation
Thursday, December 06 – 2:30pm – 4pm
Partner : EIT Climate-KIC
The session will highlight the key role that land use can and need to play in addressing climate change as well as a number of prerequisites for this role to be enhanced.
It will particularly focus on the needs for better and transparent accounting mechanisms leading to the certification of solutions and for innovative carbon finance mechanisms adapted to the new context of the Paris agreement. The willingness of several actors to engage with these solutions will also be highlighted.
The financial sector and climate change
Finally, I4CE will organize and participate in a number of side-events on the financial sector and climate change. For several years now, I4CE has been supporting financial players – whether private investors, development banks or financial regulators – to help them take climate change into account, and to find concrete solutions to measure their climate risks or align their investment portfolios with the Paris Agreement. At COP24, I4CE will present its analyses on investor climate reporting in France and the assessment of the action of financial actors carried out within the framework of the Climate Chance Observatory. As the Secretariat of the Climate Action in Financial Institutions Initiative, I4CE will also be involved in the more than 30 events organized by the 42 public and private financial institutions of this initiative, to take stock of how climate is being taken into account in their operations.
Disaster and Climate Change Risk Assessment and Resilience Opportunities in Projects
Saturday 8th – 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Organized by: Interamerican Development Bank Group
The Paris Agreement calls for increasing countries’ ability to manage climate impacts and build climate resilience, in addition to making finance flows consistent with a pathway toward low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. Besides establishing the 30% climate finance target by 2020, the IDBG Board of Governors also endorsed Management’s objective to improve the evaluation of climate risk and to identify opportunities for resilience and adaptation measures at the project concept stage. To support the implementation of its climate change mandate, the IDBG has taken a number of key steps, including designing and piloting a methodology to improve the evaluation of climate risks and to identify opportunities for resilience and adaptation measures. Other MDBs, such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB), have been implementing a climate risk management framework for investment projects. This session will present the approaches taken by the IDB and ADB, and showcase practical examples of how they are applied to project conceptualization and design.
Financial Regulation as a Lever for Driving the Shift of Financial Flows
Tuesday 11 December 2018 – 17:20 to 18:15
Regulatory and supervisory initiatives to support the alignment of financial flows with a well-below 2°C pathway:
EU Action Plan, TCFD etc – what to expect?
Central banks and supervisors (NGFS) becoming active
Finance Fit for Paris (3fP) Tracker, the two degree consistency of financial market regulation within EU member states
Shifting financial flows requires tracking both ‘green’ financial flows and real economy investment
Can we regulate for better transparency: Assessment of the disclosure of Insurers in France on Ar. 173 reporting
Climate finance reporting standard (ISO14097)
New horizons for climate finance: disclose risks and create opportunities
Wednesday 12 December 2018 – 10:30—12:00
Lead organiser: EBRD
Other organisers: AFD/IDFC, IDB, Climate Action in Financial Institutions Initiative
The event will look into the experience with the definition of climate finance and the reporting of such flows. Based on this growing body of experience, the theme now moves to risk disclosure, and using this information to create investment opportunities.
Reaching scale with finance: Fiscal policy and blended finance that mobilizes public and private capital for climate action
Wednesday 12 December 2018 – 12:30-14:00
This side event will highlight real-world examples mobilizing public and private capital for climate action – including those from the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and the Green Fiscal Policy Network. Participants of the Climate Action in Financial Institutions Initiative will share their experience on how to scale these types of approaches to ensure a larger economic transition toward sustainability
Research Fellow - Industry, Energy and Climate
Clément Métivier has been part of the I4CE team since September 2017, where he works as a research fellow within the “Industry, Energy and Climate” program. With I4CE, he is involved in the establishment and development of projects addressing the issues of climate governance and public policies.
A graduate from Sciences Po Paris, where he completed a Master degree in International Affairs and Environmental Policy, Clément has also studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. After working on the preparation of COP21 for the French embassy in the US, Clément was part of the French COP21 task force in charge of international climate negotiations in 2016.
Clément has been an active member of the youth-led international NGO CliMates, where he has contributed to several projects related to international climate talks, especially in 2015, when he was leading the COP in MyCity campaign.
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Research fellow - Finance, Investment and Climate
Sébastien POSTIC, Phd
Project Manager – Industry, Energy and Climate
Sébastien is a Project Manager at I4CE, where his research areas mainly focus on taxation and public spending, both in terms of climate efficiency and contribution to the fight against poverty. He joined I4CE after a Franco-Chilean doctoral thesis dedicated to the development of a regional energy planning tool for South America. He also worked on the evolution of the South American energy mix in response to the commitments of the Paris Agreement (NDCs), competition between energy and forestry sectors for mitigation in South America, and on the medium-long-term prospects of Smart Grids and Smart Buildings in Europe as part of the European Climate and Energy package.
Sébastien is a graduate engineer from France’s École Polytechnique and holds an Advanced Master’s from MINES ParisTech, and a double doctorate from MINES ParisTech / University of Chile.
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Project Manager - Agriculture and Forestry
Julia works as project manager on the contribution of forests to climate change mitigation.
She joined the team in 2014 to take over the coordination of the ‘Carbon Forest and Wood Club’, which brings together public and private decision-makers and academic research with the objective of sharing knowledge on technical means and economic incentives to strengthen the role of the forest-based sector in climate change mitigation.
She has also worked on forest carbon accounting and carbon certification mechanisms (monitoring, reporting, verification), especially through the coordination of the VOCAL project forest pillar and the contribution to the creation of the French ‘Low-Carbon Standard’.
Before joining I4CE, Julia worked at the General Direction for Energy and Climate of the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition on forest carbon accounting under the Kyoto Protocol.
She has graduated from management school (Audencia) and also holds a master’s degree in geography (territorial policies and sustainable development), where she has focused on agricultural and forestry issues.
Ian COCHRAN, Phd
Program Director - Financial Institutions
Ian Cochran is Program Director – Financial Institutions. He coordinates the public-interest think tank’s work on investment, climate and decision-making support. Ian has worked in the area of climate and environmental policy for close to a decade, focusing his expertise on the mainstreaming of climate-change related issues into decision making and institutional governance. He currently supports his team’s work on a broad range of investment-related issues, including the role of public financial institutions in the low-carbon transition; the environmental integrity of financial products; climate risk perception by financial actors; international and national climate-related financial flows; and the alignment of development finance and long-term climate change objectives.
Ian holds a PhD in economics from Université Paris-Dauphine (France), a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from Sciences-Po Paris (France) and a BA in Policy Studies from the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Public Affairs (USA). Before joining I4CE, Ian worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2015 served as a co-reporter on the French Presidential Commission on Innovative Climate Finance “Mission Canfin-Grandjean.” Ian lectures in master-level programs at Sciences-Po Paris and Université Paris-Dauphine.
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