Past Seminar

Policy Surveillance and Transparency: Evaluating the Comparability of National Mitigation Efforts

Nov 15, 2016

About the Event

This event will be held in Marrakech, Morocco as part of the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference 22nd yearly session of the Conference of Parties (COP22).

Japan Pavilion
Blue Zone

The Paris Agreement signals a new era for international collaboration on climate change, and requires continuously increased ambition from all parties. This side event will feature new modeling insights from three international research institutions. Panelists will focus on the transparency and comparability of mitigation effort as defined by the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) of major emitters, including the European Union, Japan, Russia, India, South Africa, China, and the United States.


  • Raymond J. Kopp, Vice President for Energy and Climate; and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • Keigo Akimoto, Group Leader, Systems Analysis Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth; and Guest Professor, Graduate School of Art and Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Joseph E. Aldy, University Fellow, Resources for the Future; Associate Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Lara Aleluia, Researcher, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei; and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Italy