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Connect with RFF at COP 21

Nov 20, 2015 | Peter Nelson

Policymakers around the world are preparing for the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Several RFF experts will be in presenting their work and participating in various dialogues.

December 1, 2015 | 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CET | Room 3, Blue Zone

Provisions for Market Mechanisms in the 2015 Agreement

Hosted by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd. and the Center for European Policy Studies, this official side event, featuring RFF University Fellow Thomas Sterner, will examine proposed provisions in the 2015 agreement that allow carbon pricing to continue to play an important role in climate change mitigation strategies.

December 8, 2015 | 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CET | Room 6, Blue Zone

Can National Policies and INDCs Alone Lead to a Workable and Effective Climate Regime?

This official side event, featuring a presentation by RFF University Fellow and Board Member Robert N. Stavins of Harvard, will highlight topics covered in a new e-book with chapters by RFF experts, Towards a Workable and Effective Climate Regime, and examine how countries’ intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) can be implemented after the Paris agreement. Find out more about the book.

December 9, 2015 | 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET | Japanese Pavilion, Blue Zone

Transparency, Policy Surveillance, and Levels of Effort

RFF’s Ray Kopp and research partners from Italy and Japan will present a framework for comparing mitigation efforts across nations, drawing from a set of principles for designing and implementing informative metrics. Speakers will also address the levels of effort contained in countries’ INDCs, presenting empirical quantification of several related metrics based on two global models. Find out more about the event.

Additional Events

RFF University Fellow and Board Member Robert N. Stavins, director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, will be presenting at multiple events in Paris. Learn more about these events.