South-South Exchange: Shenzhen, China and State of Rio de Janeiro (August 2013)

The objective of this workshop is to promote discussion amongst a diverse range of stakeholders on using market based approaches to promote low-carbon development in the State of Rio de Janeiro. To this end, the workshop will provide first-hand insight from private and public sector experts with experience from a range of emissions trading schemes (ETS).
Date: 
Aug 26 - 27, 2013
Venue: 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 27, 2013
8:30 Registration
1. Opening and Introduction
9:00
Suzana Kahn, State of Rio de Janeiro
Pedro Spadale, State of Rio de Janeiro
Delin Wu, Shenzhen Municipal Government
2. Emissions Trading Schemes: a Global Perspective
This introductory session set the stage and introduced Participants to the development of market-based approaches around the world. The PMR presented current work on assisting several emerging economies in this process.
9:30
Moderator: Suzana Kahn, State of Rio de Janeiro
Alexandre Kossoy, World Bank
Xueman Wang, PMR Secretariat
Supporting Emerging Economies to Pursue Market-based Approaches to Low Carbon Development
10:15 Break
3. ETS Development: Rational, Challenges, and Key Elements
This session started with a general introduction to components of ETS. Both public authorities and private participants shared experience and exchanged views on identified opportunities and challenges in implementing and operating such policies in a panel discussion.
10:35
Moderator: Pedro Moura Costa, BV Rio
Michael Mehling, Ecologic Institute
ETS Development: Rationale, Challenges and Key Elements
Hubert Fallmann, Federal Environment Agency, Austria
Will Space, Department of Environmental Protection, Massachusetts
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Myriam Blais, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Québec
Delin Wu, Municipal Government, Shenzhen
China: Shenzhen ETS Development and Key Challenges
Mary Grady, American Carbon Registry of Winrock International
California: Cap-and-Trade Program
12:30 Lunch
4. Addressing Competitiveness
This session focused on competitiveness and ways to address related concerns when implementing an ETS. Public authorities and private sector participants exchanged views on the options envisioned to address such concerns in a panel discussion.
14:00
Moderator: Marina Grossi, Business Council for Sustainable Development, Brazil
Michael Mehling, Ecologic Institute
Competitiveness: Concepts, Concerns, and Policy Responses
Myriam Blais, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Québec
Québec: Cap-and-trade Regulations
Eduarda La Roque, Pereira Passos Institute of Rio de Janeiro
Lukas Gresnigt, Statkraft
Wang YaXin, Emissions Exchange, Shenzhen
Dirk Forrister, IETA
15:30 Break
5. Preparing for ETS
Participants got an introduction to the building blocks for preparing ETS, including policy mapping, GHG data, MRV systems.The inital presentations were followed by a panel discussion in which Participants shared insight and identified respective needs to best prepare for the introduction of such an instrument.
16:00
Moderator: Pedro Moura Costa, BV Rio
Pierre Guigon, PMR Secretariat
Overview of Market Readiness Components and Illustration with PMR Countries
Hubert Fallmann, Federal Environment Agency, Austria
Preparing for an ETS - MRV Issues
Will Space, Department of Environmental Protection, Massachusetts
Walter Figueiredo de Simoni, State of Rio de Janeiro
Mara Mendes, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance
David Antonioli, Verified Carbon Standard
Simon Girard, EcoAct
17:30 Wrap up
End of event