Technical Workshop 16: Emissions Trading: Leveraging a Decade of Global Experience (Zurich)

Zurich, Switzerland. Photo Credit: Pierre Guigon Environmental Specialist
This Workshop was jointly organized by the World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), to bring together policymakers, research organizations, academia, and the private sector to exchange insights gained and lessons learned on Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) over the past decade.
Date: 
Mar 10, 2016
Venue: 
Zurich, Switzerland
March 10, 2016 | Zurich, Switzerland
 I. Introductory session

This Workshop was jointly organized by the World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), to bring together policymakers, research organizations, academia, and the private sector to exchange insights gained and lessons learned on Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) over the past decade.
   Opening and welcome remarks
9:00
Vikram Widge, Head, Climate and Carbon Finance Unit, World Bank
Marc Allessie, Head of the Dutch Emissions Authority, and ICAP co-Chair
Pierre Guigon, PMR Secretariat, World Bank
 SESSION 1 – THE ETS HANDBOOK: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

This session provided an opportunity for ETS experts and practitioners to discuss the practicalities of establishing and operating an Emissions Trading System (ETS) – as covered “step-by-step” in the ETS Handbook which was launched on this occasion. Discussions have looked at how past experience and insight gained can be leveraged in new contexts to develop customized solutions to ETS design and implementation challenges.
9:30
Moderator: Felix Matthes, Öko-Institut
Emissions Trading in Practice: a Handbook on Design and Implementation
Suzi Kerr, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Emissions Trading In Practice: A Handbook on Design and Implementation
Ruben Lubowski, Environmental Defense Fund
Getting Starting with ETS: Why and How?
Hana Huzjak, European Commission Hyungna Oh, Republic of Korea
Dirk Weinreich, Germany Sophie Wenger, Switzerland
Jean-Yves Benoit, Québec Haiyan Liu, China
Amelia Guy-Meakin, New Zealand
Q&A and Discussion
11:00 Coffee break
11:30
In Focus: Key ETS Implementation Issues
How to keep ETS simpler
Jürg Füssler, Infras
Lessons learnt from implementation of mandatory Swiss ETS
Harm van de Wetering, Netherlands
How complexity can introduce risks regarding Compliance, Support and Expansion
Amelia Guy-Meakin, New Zealand
Managing prices within an ETS
John Ward, Vivid Economics
Jean-Yves Benoit, Québec
Hana Huzjak, European Commission
Implementing ETS with a regulated power sector
Hyungna Oh, Republic of Korea
                Implementing ETS with a regulated power sector: Korea’s case
Christina Hood, IEA
Q&A and Discussion
13:00 Lunch break
SESSION 2 – ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS IN ETS DEVELOPMENT: THE KEY ROLE OF SIMULATIONS

This session reviewed and discussed the existing experience and lessons learned using ETS simulations to engage stakeholders in the design and development of ETS. Experts and participants have taken part in break-out group simulations and was invited to reflect on how these tools can best support ETS incumbents going forward.
14:00 Moderator: Michael Mehling, MIT
Constanze Haug, ICAP Secretariat
ETS Simulations: An Overview
Group Simulation
     Break-out Groups
     Debriefing from the group simulation
16:00 Coffee break
Panel Discussion – ETS Simulation Experiences and Needs
16:30 Jean-Yves Caneill, Electricité de France
Jeff Swartz, IETA
Bianca Sylvester, World Bank
Closing session
17:30
Closing Remarks
Adrien De Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat, World Bank
Constanze Haug, ICAP Secretariat
End of workshop