Climate Policy Initiative presented at four official side events at the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Global Climate Finance 2012: Mobilizing the Private Sector for Effective Financing
20:15—21:45 pm, Monday, December 3, 2012, Side Event Room 8, Exhibition Hall
Climate finance is essential to global emissions reductions. With perspectives from public and private investors, Climate Policy Initiative and Environmental Defense Fund discussed the current finance landscape, cost-effective tools to encourage private investment, and lessons from around the world for the GCF and Durban platform.

Presentations from this event by Barbara Buchner, Director, CPI Europe; Jennifer Haverkamp, Director, International Climate Program, EDF; Paul Bodnar, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Global Change, U.S. Department of State;  Abyd Karmali, Global Head of Carbon Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch;  and Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO, PensionDanmark A/S are available here. Panelists also included Rupert Edwards, Head of Strategy Development, Climate Change Capital and Jochen Harnisch, Coordinator Climate Change Policy, KfW Development Bank.

Dr. Barbara Buchner at Global Climate Finance 2012 COP 18 side event

CPI at COP 18 - Global Climate Finance 2012 event
Panel at Global Climate Finance 2012 COP 18 side event

 Role of Fiscal Instruments in Environmental Policymaking
18:30—20:00, Wednesday, December 5, 2012, Side Event Room 4, Exhibition Hall
Hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce, leading experts including Climate Policy Initiative discussed the many different economic instruments that can be used for environmental policymaking, including fiscal and market-based mechanisms, which aim to promote the production and use of environmentally sound products and processes within a market framework.

National Development Banks’ Approaches to Leveraging Private Sector Climate Investment
20:15—21:45, Wednesday, December 5, 2012, Side Event Room 10, Exhibition Hall
National development banks, commercial banks, and governments discussed good practice examples including structured risk sharing arrangements (e.g. the Global Climate Partnership Fund), guarantee mechanisms, and innovative carbon market instruments useful also in implementing nationally appropriate mitigation actions and the private sector facility of the Green Climate Fund. This event was hosted by KfW.

Successfully Curbing Tropical Forest Loss in Brazil: Emerging Policy Lessons for REDD+
11:30—13:00, Friday, December 7, 2012, Side Event Room 6, Exhibition Hall
Brazil has recently achieved drastic reductions in deforestation. Changes in policy design and implementation are key success factors. Amazon Institute of People and the Environment, Climate Policy Initiative, the Ministry of the Environment, Brazil, and Institute for Applied Economic Research discussed studies that scrutinize the role of environmental policy in managing land use and explore new measures to further improve conservation achievements.


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