Partnership Assembly Meeting (PA4): Sydney

The 4th Meeting of the Partnership Assembly took place in Sydney, Australia
Finland and Sweden joined as Contributing Participants, while the Netherlands and Australia increased their financial support of the PMR. Peru expressed interest in joining as an Implementing Country Participant. Chile, China Costa Rica and Mexico became the first countries to present draft Market Readiness Proposals.
Date: 
Oct 22 - 24, 2012
Venue: 
Sydney, Australia
Day 1: October 24, 2012
8:30 Registration
1. Opening and Introduction
9:00
Co-Chair: Juan Pedro Searle, Ministry of Energy, Chile
Co-Chair: Robert Owen-Jones, Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency, Australia
Joëlle Chassard, World Bank
Ingram
Xueman Wang, PMR Secretariat
Update Since PA3
2. Information Sharing and Update
Implementing Country Participants updated the PA on their PMR activities, in particular on the status of their MRP, through PowerPoint presentations or oral briefings.
9:30
Marco Loprieno, DG Climate Action, European Commission
James White, Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency, Australia
Australia: EU-ETS and Australian CPM Linking
Briony Daw, Department of Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom
Alexia Kelly, State Department, United States
United States: Government Engagement on Low Emission Development Strategies
Lex de Jonge, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Netherlands: Lessons Learned from NOx Emission Trading
Andrew Prag, OECD
OECD: Recent Work of Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) on Market Mechanisms
10:30 Break
3. Expression of Interest
Peru presented its EoI to participate in the PMR, with the understanding that its participation will be fully financed through funding from Switzerland. The PA considered Peru’s EoI and the modality of Peru’s participation outlined in PMR Note-PA4-1.
10:45
David Dall'Orto Cacho, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Peru
Peru: Expression of Interest
Peru: Expression of Interest Presentation
Note PA4-2012-1
4. Informal Presentation of MRP
Implementing Country Participants presented draft MRPs and a representative of each Expert Group followed with feedback. No decision on allocation of implementation funding at this meeting.
11:30
Sarah Underwood, PMR Secretariat
Overview of Expert Feedback Process and Steps to Finalization
12:00 Lunch
13:30
Alvaro Umana, Ministry of Environment, Costa Rica
Costa Rica: Draft MRP Presentation
Costa Rica: Draft MRP
Michael Lazarus, Stockholm Environment Institute
Costa Rica: MRP Expert Feedback Presentation
Costa Rica: Participant Feedback on draft MRP
15:30 Break
16:00
Jaime Bravo, Ministry of Energy, Chile
Chile: Draft MRP Presentation
Chile: Draft MRP
Felix Matthes, Öko-Institut
Chile: MRP Expert Feedback Presentation
Chile: Participant Feedback on draft MRP
18:00 Wrap up
End of Day 1
Day 2: October 23, 2012
4. Informal Presentation of MRPs (cont)
9:00
Wang Shu, National Development Reform Commission, China
China: Draft MRP Presentation
China: Draft MRP
Felix Matthes, Öko-Institut
China: MRP Expert Feedback Presentation
China: Participant Feedback on draft MRP
11:00 Break
11:15
Felix Matthes, Öko-Institut
General Observations on Domestic ETS
12:00 Lunch
13:30
Luis Muñozcano, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico
Mexico: Draft MRP Presentation
Mexico: Draft MRP
Mexico: Draft MRP - Appendix I
Mexico: Draft MRP - Appendix II
Mexico: Draft MRP - Appendix III
Michael Lazarus, Stockholm Environment Institute
Mexico: MRP Expert Feedback Presentation
Mexico: Participant Feedback on draft MRP
15:30 Break
15:45
Michael Lazarus, Stockholm Environment Institute
General Observations on Crediting Mechanisms
5. Updates on Countries’ MRPs
Implementing Country Participants updated the PA on their PMR activities, in particular on the status of their MRPs. Participants did verbal or PowerPoint presentations.
16:45
Chaiwat Munchareon, Greenhouse Gas Organization, Thailand
Thailand: Update on PMR Activities
National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia
Indonesia: Progress on MRP Development
State Environmental Investment Agency, Ukraine
Ukraine: Update on MRP Progress
18:30 Wrap up
End of Day 2
Day 3: October 24, 2012
6. Review of the PMR Feedback Process and Next Steps
Participants reviewed the process for providing feedback on MRP at PA4 to further elaborate and/or modify it if necessary.
9:00
Martina Bosi, PMR Secretariat
Insights from Road-testing the MRP Tool and PMR Feedback Process
Sarah Underwood, PMR Secretariat
Overview of the MRP Expert Feedback Process and Next Steps for Finalization
Next Steps
7. Election of Co-chairs for PA5
In accordance with the Governance Framework, the World Bank will chair the first two meetings of the PA. Subsequent meetings will be co-chaired by a representative elected, respectively, from the Contributing Participants and from the Implementing Country Participants. Co-chairs serve for one PA meeting. Contributing and Implementing Country Participants meet separately to elect their respective co-chair. Each group announced the results of their decision to the PA.
10:30
Election of Co-Chairs
8. Other Matters
10:45
Sarah Underwood, PMR Secretariat
9. Decisions
11:30
Adoption of Decisions by Participants
o Confirmation of Peru’s Participation as an Implementing Country Participant in the PMR
Resolution No. PA4/2012-1
12:00 Lunch
End of PA4