Technical Workshop 15: Post-2020 Mitigation Scenarios & Carbon Pricing Modelling (Brasília)

The PMR hosts a technical workshop in Brasilia, Brazil. Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons
This Technical Workshop, organized by the PMR and hosted by the Ministry of Finance of Brazil, brings together policymakers and practitioners from PMR countries and international experts from research organizations and academia. The objectives of this workshop are to exchange insights gained and lessons learned throughout the technical assessment work underlying countries’ low emissions development strategies and INDC decision-making process; discuss common analytical challenges and gaps related to the assessment of possible INDC implementation strategies; take stock of key issues and challenges facing expert modelers and policy makers when conducting carbon pricing modeling in support of instrument design and evaluation; and identify key areas of work and support for the PMR policy analysis community, including informing the establishment of a PMR Modelling Expert Group and development of its work program.
Date: 
Feb 01 - 03, 2016
Venue: 
Brasília, Brazil
Day 1: February 1, 2016
 I. Introductory session

The Technical Workshop on Post-2020 Mitigation Scenarios and Carbon Pricing Modelling, organized by the PMR in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance of Brazil, brought together policy makers and technical practitioners from PMR countries and international experts from research organizations and academia, to:

• Share insights and lessons learned throughout the technical assessment work underlying countries’ low emissions development strategies and, in particular, NDC decision-making process;
• Discuss common analytical challenges and gaps related to the design and operationalization of possible NDC implementation strategies, particularly with regards to the technical analysis of mitigation options and enabling policy instruments;
• Take stock of key issues and challenges facing expert modelers and
policy makers when conducting carbon pricing modeling in support of an instrument design and assessment;
• Inform further work and identify key areas of support under the PMR Policy Analysis Work Program, including by establishing a PMR Modeling Expert Group and defining its work plan
.
   Opening and welcome remarks
8:30
Mr. Manoel Pires, Secretary of Economic Policy, Ministry of Finance, Brazil
Mr. Carlos Klink, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment, Brazil
Mr. Martin Raiser, Country Director for Brazil, World Bank Group
Mr. Venkata Putti, Program Manager, Climate and Carbon Finance Unit, World Bank Group
          Agenda and objectives of the workshop
Mr. Adrien de Bassompierre, Program Coordinator, PMR Secretariat
 Session 1 – Setting the stage: Nationally Determined Contributions – stepping stones towards a low-carbon future
9:00
Moderator: Mr. Venkata Putti, World Bank Group
Ms. Ritika Tewari, New Climate Institute
   Post-Paris update on NDCs and implementation challenges
Mr. Thomas Spencer, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations – IDDRI
   From NDCs to deep decarbonization
Mr. Grzegorz Peszko, World Bank Group
         Decarbonizing development: Key considerations to guide research and analytical work
Mr. Thomas Kansy, Vivid Economics
   Establishing post-2020 emissions pathways: PMR checklist
Q&A
10:30 Coffee break
Session 2 – Analysis of mitigation options, enabling policy instruments and establishment of alternative mitigation pathways
11:00 Moderator: Mr. Marcos Castro, PMR Secretariat
Mr. Thomas Kansy, Vivid Economics
      Analytical approaches and tools
Ms. Veronica Villiena, Ministry of Environment
   Peru case study
Mr. Felipe de León, MINAE
   Costa Rica case study
Q&A
12:30 Lunch break
 Session 2 (Cont’d) – Analysis of mitigation options, enabling policy instruments and establishment of alternative mitigation pathways
14:00
Moderator: Mr. Marcos Castro, PMR Secretariat
Mr. Yerbol Akhmetbekov, Nazarbayev University
   Kazakhstan case study
Mr. Suphachol Suphachalasai, PMR Secretariat
   Vietnam World Bank/ESMAP study
Ms. Emelia Holdaway, Ricardo AEA
   NDC implementation framework
Q&A
15:30 Coffee break
 Session 3 – NDC implementation challenges and perceived knowledge gaps
16:00
Break-out group discussion
Breakout Group Exercise: NDC Implementation Challenges and Perceived Knowledge Gaps
Plenary discussion
End of Day 1
Day 2 – Tuesday, February 2
The second day of the workshop focused on introductory session: Recap of day 1 and presentation of objectives for day 2
 Session 4 – How can issues of policy interaction be explored?
9:00
Moderator: Mr. Pierre Guigon, PMR Secretariat
Mr. Felix Matthes, Oeko-Institut
   Policy mapping tools and analytical approaches
Mr. Christophe de Gouvello, Energy Global Practice, World Bank Group
   Focus on the energy sector: PMR/ESMAP study on interactions between carbon pricing and energy policies
Q&A
10:30 Coffee break
 Session 5 – Bringing it all together: building policy packages to achieve long-term mitigation pathways
9:00
Moderator: Mr. Christophe de Gouvello, World Bank Group
Mr. Felix Matthes, Oeko-Institut
   Combined analysis of technical and policy options
Mr. Grzegorz Peszko, World Bank Group
   Analytical approaches and tools
Dr. Roberto Schaeffer, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, and Mr. Régis Rathmann,
   GEF/Brazilian Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation – MCTI
   Brazil case study: Mitigation Options of GHG emissions in key sectors in Brazil
Q&A
12:30 Lunch break
 Session 6 – Building policy packages
14:00
Break-out group discussion
Breakout Group Exercise: Building Policy Packages
Plenary discussion
15:30 Coffee break
 Session 7 – A closer look at carbon pricing policies
16:00
Moderator: Ms. Maja Murisic, PMR Secretariat
Mr. Thomas Kansy, Vivid Economics
  Carbon pricing policies: Overview and instrument options
Mr. Grzegorz Peszko, Climate Policy Unit, World Bank Group
   Framework for evaluating carbon pricing policies
Q&A
End of Day 2
Day 3 – Wednesday, February 3
                            Introductory session: Recap of day 2 and presentation of objectives for day 3
 Session 8 – Modeling carbon pricing instruments
9:00
Mr. Francesco Bosello, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)
      The state of knowledge and landscape of carbon pricing modeling tools
Mr. Duncan Gray, Department of Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom
            Global Carbon Finance (GLOCAF) model
Mr. Francesco Bosello, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)
      Insights on global carbon pricing and trading modeling
Q&A
10:30 Coffee break
 Session 9 – Panel discussions on modeling domestic carbon tax and ETS
 Panel discussion A: Key modeling issues and challenges facing domestic ETS design and implementation
11:00
Moderator: Mr. Michael Toman, World Bank Group
Mr. Miles Perry, DG Climate Action
   European Commission
Ms. Hyungna Oh, Kyung Hee University
  Republic of Korea
Mr. Aidyn Bakdolotov, Nazarbayev University
   Kazakhstan
Mr. William Space, Department of Environment, State of Massachussets
   Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Q&A
12:30 Lunch break
 Panel discussion B: Key modeling issues and challenges facing domestic carbon tax design and implementation
Moderator: Mr. Michael Toman, World Bank Group
  Ms. Anne Foy, Ministry of Finance
   British Columbia
Mr. Francisco Pinto, Ministry of Environment
14:00   Chile
Ms. Emelia Holdaway, Ricardo AEA
  United Kingdom
Q&A
   
Plenary discussion: Views from PMR countries on carbon pricing modeling experience
   
15:30 Coffee break
Session 10 – Building a modeling work program together
Mr. Christophe de Gouvello, World Bank Group
          World Bank, Brasilia Office: Enabling simple economic assessment of NDCs
Break-out group exercise to elaborate on country-specific and cross-country modeling questions/issues
      to be included in the PMR’s modeling work stream
Breakout Group Exercise: Building a Policy Analysis Program Together
16:00 Plenary discussion
Initial proposal for PMR’s modeling work program and way forward
Q&A
   
 Closing session
Mr. Aloisio Pereira de Melo, Ministry of Finance, Brazil
17:30 Mr. Venkata Putti, Program Manager, World Bank Group
Mr. Adrien de Bassompierre, Program Coordinator, PMR Secretariat
End of workshop

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