Technical Workshop 5: Policy Mapping & Effective Instruments for GHG Mitigation in Urban Transport (Washington, DC)

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This workshop provided an opportunity to discuss possible GHG mitigation instruments suitable for addressing mitigation from the transport sector. Countries and private sector representatives shared experience.
Mar 14, 2013
Washington, DC
March 14, 2013
8:30 Registration
1. Opening and Introduction
Mary Barton-Dock, World Bank
Xueman Wang, PMR Secretariat
2. Policy Mapping: Identifying GHG Mitigation Policy Instruments Interaction and Overlap

As countries identify and implement various policy instruments to scale up mitigation−including carbon pricing instruments−an important consideration is how such instrument may interact or overlap with other related policies, such as those addressing energy efficiency and renewable energy. Understanding this interaction is critical to the design and effectiveness of any climate change mitigation instrument. The first part introduced policy mapping, presenting approaches, lessons learnt, and roles of supplementary instruments. In the second part, Australia, California, and Norway shared their experience of policy mapping and assessment when designing various instruments. In the third part, China, South Africa, and South Korea presented their experiences from policy interactions.
Felix Matthes, Öko Institut
Approaches and Lessons Learned
Ian Parry, IMF
IMF Carbon Mitigation Policy
Jessica Allen, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia
Australia: Framework for Mitigation Policy
Edie Chang, Air Resources Board
California: Global Warming Solutions Act
Sveinung Kvalø, Ministry of Environment, Norway
Norway: Policy Mapping
10:45 Break
Zheng Shuang, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, China
China: ETS - Policies and Challenges
Yong Gun Kim, Korea Environment Institute, South Korea
South Korea: Mitigation Policy Map and Interaction Issues
Mpho Legote, National Treasury, South Africa
South Africa: Policy Interaction Experience
12:30 Lunch
3. Effective Instruments for the Domestic Transport Sector

In this session, participants discussed how carbon market instruments, alone or combined with other policies and incentives, can play a role in urban transport. There was an overview of applying policy instruments in domestic transport sectors followed by key challenges using market-based instruments. In addition, EU, California, and Switzerland shared their experience from inclusion/exclusion of the transport sector in ETSs. Moreover, three companies presented their perspectives.
Chair: Holger Dalkmann, EMBARQ
Andreas Kopp, World Bank
Applying Policy Instruments for the Domestic Transport Sector
Carlos Pardo, Advisor to Government of Colombia
Colombia: Experience with Crediting Mechanisms in Transport
Hilda Martinez, CTS EMBARQ Mexico
Mexico: Experience with Crediting Mechanisms in Transport
Alexandrina Plotanova-Oquab, World Bank
Global Perspecitive of the Use of Crediting Mechanisms in the Domestic Transport Sector
15:30 Break
Vicky Pollard, DG Climate Action, European Commission
EU: ETS & Domestic Transport
Edie Chang, Air Resources Board, California
California: Transportation Fuels in the Cap
Jürg Grütter, Grütter Consulting
Switzerland: Transport and Emission Trading
Andreas Klugescheid, VP, BMW California Office
BMW: Cap and Trade in the Transport Sector
Giles Dickson, VP Environmental Policies & Global Advocacy, Alstom
Alstom: Perspectives on Policy Instruments for GHG Mitigation in Domestic Transport
Luis Casado, Director, Carbon and Environmental Footprint Unit, Repsol
Repsol: Perspective on Policy Instruments for GHG Mitigation
18:00 Wrap up
End of workshop

Meeting Documents