Technical Workshop 21: Paving the Way for NDC Implementation: Analyzing Policy Options and Modeling Carbon Pricing (San José)

Technical Workshop 21 will take place in Costa Rica. Photo source_Center for International Eduation
Date: 
Dec 06 - 08, 2016
Venue: 
Real Intercontinental Hotel, San José
Day 1: December 6, 2016
 I. Introductory session

The Technical Workshop “Paving the Way for NDC Implementation: Analyzing Policy Options and Modeling Carbon Pricing”, organized by the PMR Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, brought together policy makers and technical practitioners who are involved in the analytics underlying NDC implementation planning efforts in their respective countries, and international experts working on this topic. The objectives of the workshop were to:

• Identify critical gaps and common challenges with respect to analytical/modeling tools and technical readiness at the country- and international levels, taking into account relevant Paris Agreement milestones;
• Share NDC-relevant analytical approaches and modeling tools based on experiences gained under the PMR and through the international research and policy-making communities;
• Provide hands-on and interactive training on such analytical approaches and modeling tools; and
• Further build a network of colleagues, peers, and experts and provide a forum for sharing experiences and perspectives on planning for NDC implementation.

.
   Opening and welcome remarks
8:30
Ms. Andrea Meza, Director Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
Mr. Christian Peter, Program Leader, Sustainable Development, World Bank Group
Mr. Adrien de Bassompierre, Program Coordinator, PMR Secretariat
Mr. Suphachol Suphachalasai, PMR Secretariat
          Agenda and objectives of the workshop
 Session 1 – Gearing up for NDC Implementation
9:00
Moderator: Mr. Marcos Castro, PMR Secretariat
Mr. Claudio Forner, UNFCCC Secretariat
   An overview of NDCs and relevant Paris Agreement
Mr. Cayetano Casado, UNDP Low Carbon Development Capacity Building Program
   Support needs for the implementation NDCs in developing countries
Ms. Ana Bucher, World Bank Group
   Getting ready for NDC implementation: Tools and Support
Mr. Adrien Vogt-Schilb, Inter-American Development Bank, IADB
   NDCs – a stepping stone along deep decarbonization pathways
Q&A
10:30 Coffee break
Session 2 – Analytical approaches and modeling tools to support NDC development and implementation planning
11:00 Moderator: Mr. Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
Mr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, University of Maryland
      Analytical and research gaps in light of Paris Agreement
Mr. Suphachol Suphachalasai, PMR Secretariat
   Mapping of analytical and modeling tools for NDC implementation
Mr. Felipe de León, PMR Costa Rica
   Costa Rica: developing modeling framework for NDC pathways
Q&A
12:30 Lunch break
 Session 3 – Designing packages of enabling policies in NDCs
13:30
Moderator: Mr. Felipe De Leon, Technical Coordinator, PMR Costa Rica
Mr. Grzegorz Peszko, World Bank Group
   Designing and assessing investment-grade enabling policy packages to achieve NDC targets: a new modeling approach
Mr. Sam Foster, Element Energy
   Morocco: the case of energy efficiency in the building sector
Mr. Grzegorz Peszko and Mr. John Rogers, World Bank Group
   Vietnam: low carbon policy package to support private sector action in the power sector
Q&A
15:00 Coffee break
 Session 4 – Tool sharing and demonstration – Modeling NDC policy package to promote low carbon investment and behavioral change
15:30
Moderator: Mr. John Rogers, World Bank Group
Interactive/hands-on demonstration and simulation, based on a tool that can help countries identify necessary reform and policy packages to support NDC refinement and encourage private sector actions
Report back by groups/selected participants
End of Day 1
Day 2 – Wednesday, December 7
                             Introductory session: Recap of day 1 and objectives of day 2
 Session 5 – The role of carbon pricing in NDC implementation: A modeling perspective
9:00
Moderator: Ms. Maja Murisic, PMR Secretariat
Mr. Jacques Clerc, Energy to Business
   Chile case study
Mr. Jian Zhou, Tsinghua University
   China case study
Mr. Yerbol Akhmetbekov, Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System
   Kazakhstan case study
Mr. Heinrich Bohlmann, Department of Economics, University of Pretoria
   South Africa case study
Q&A
10:30 Coffee break
 Session 6 – Tool sharing and demonstration – Developing roadmap for NDC implementation
11:00
Moderator: Mr. Gary Goldstein DecisionWare and Mr. Ricardo Delgado, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
Interactive/hands-on demonstration and simulation, based on a tool that can help countries develop NDC implementation roadmap, considering various policy options, priority and timing
Report back by groups/selected participants
12:30 Lunch break
 Session 7 – Understanding the wider impacts of NDCs
14:00
Moderator: Maria Elena Gutierrez, Libelula, Peru
Ms. Adele Morris, The Brookings Institution
  Macro-economic implications of the US’ climate policy
Mr. Andres Camilo Alvarez, National Planning Department and Mr. Ricardo Delgado, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
   Macro-economic impacts of Colombia’s NDC
Mr. Francesco Bosello, CMCC/FEEM
  Linking NDCs and Agenda 2030: a sustainability analysis
Mr. Justin Caron, HEC Montreal
   Assessing distributional impacts of climate policies
Q&A
15:30 Coffee break
 Session 8 – Analysis of Policy Alignment and Policy Interaction
16:00
Moderator: Mr. Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
Mr. Thomas Kansy, Vivid Economics
  How can issues of policy interaction be explored?
Mr. Christophe de Gouvello, World Bank Group
   Reconciling Carbon pricing and Energy Policies in Developing Countries: Lessons and limits from OECD countries experience
Mr. Peter Janoska, International Energy Agency
  The role of moderate carbon pricing in electricity sector decarbonization
Ms. Mary Jane Coombs, California Air Resources Board
   California case study
Q&A
End of Day 2
Day 3 – Thursday, December 8
                            Introductory session: Recap of day 2 and objectives of day 3
 Session 9 – Tracking and monitoring NDC progress
9:00
Moderator: Mr. Marcos Castro, PMR Secretariat
Ms. Erin Cooper and Ms. Kelly Levin, World Resources Institute
      Monitoring Progress toward NDC Goals; Transparency in the Paris Agreement
Mr. Suphachol Suphachalasai, PMR Secretariat
      Ex-post MRV of energy and carbon pricing policies
Mr. Peter Janoska, International Energy Agency
      Tracking energy sector transformation
Mr. David Ryfisch, UNEP DTU Partnership
      Framework for assessing transformational change and measuring sustainable development of mitigation action
Q&A
10:30 Coffee break
 Session 10 – Tool sharing and demonstration – Paving the way for deep decarbonization: Assessing NDC mitigation objectives vis-à-vis long-term emissions scenarios
11:00
Moderator: Ms. Erin Cooper, World Resources Institute
Interactive/hands-on demonstration and simulation, based on a tool that can help countries consolidate sectoral contributions for NDC, as well as assess mitigation gap
Report back by groups/selected participants
13:00 Lunch break
 Session 11 – Regional and international cooperation to reduce costs and increase ambition
Moderator: Mr. Pascal Girot, Intersectoral Climate Change Coordinator, MINAE
Mr. Peter Janoska, International Energy Agency
   Moving to well below 2C: role of international energy technology collaboration
Mr. Thomas Kansy, Vivid Economics
14:00   Modeling international cooperation from an NDC perspective
Mr. Christophe de Gouvello, World Bank Group
  EVALUATE Tool for international cooperation on carbon pricing policies
Q&A
   
15:30 Coffee break
Session 12 – Closing session
Mr. Adrien de Bassompierre, Program Coordinator, PMR Secretariat
16:00 Ms. Andrea Meza, Director Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
End of workshop

Meeting Documents

Presentations