Accra Climate Change Talks 2008/Side Events

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At the Accra Climate Change Talks 2008, a series of seminars were organised by participating nations, accredited observers and other non-government organisations.[1] (Note: agenda papers and presentations for some of the events are available online here).

Side Events

The side events were:

  • Germany, Martin Cames, "Impacts of addressing aviation and maritime emissions on developing countries", August 21, 2008;
  • European Community, Nicola Notaro, "Sectoral approaches under the LCA", August 22, 2008;
  • Japan, Ai Kaibu, "Road to Cool Earth - international cooperation and solidarity. This side event aims to introduce Japanese initiatives including Cool Earth Partnership with developing countries, discussion on G8 Summit and MEM, sectoral approach for setting fair targets and technology transfer, and the support for improvement of inventories in developing countries." August 22, 2008;
  • Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC), Anil Markandya, "Market-based REDD: Discussion of key policy issues: CMCC, EDF and partners will present our updated policy approach for REDD: i) Compensated Reduction funds REDD in tropical nations through the carbon market; ii) Implications for an international carbon market; iii) Energy technology innovation", August 22, 2008;
  • Christian Aid, Nelson Muffuh, "Equity at the core of a robust climate solution; Operationalizing the Greenhouse Development Rights. Discussion on emissions reductions trajectories and enabling mechanisms that are consistent with adequately and equitably dealing climate change without compromising the development aspirations of developing countries. Experts and other stakeholders will be available to explore these issues", August 22, 2008;
  • World Bank, Ian Noble, "Financing development in a changing climate", August 22, 2008;
  • Switzerland, José Romero, "A sectoral approach and technology transfer for the cement sector", August 23, 2008;
  • Third World Network (TWN), Li Lin LIM, The Bali Action Plan: issues and challenges: What is the way forward for the Bali Action Plan? What do developing countries think is essential for progress of the UNFCCC process?", August 23, 2008;
  • Global Forest Coalition (GFC), Ronnie Hall, "REDD and carbon markets - are they compatible? A critical look at the political and technical problems associated with trying to tackle the real, underlying causes of deforestation using carbon markets, considering impacts on the environment and on indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities; Analysis of use of carbon markets to fund REDD", August 23, 2008;
  • India, R. K. Sethi, "National Action Plan on Climate Change" India is faced with the challenge of sustaining its rapid economic growth while dealing with the threat of global climate change. The Plan oulines a number of steps to simultaneously advance India's development and climate change related objectives of adaptation and mitigation", August 23, 2008;
  • Greenpeace International (GPI), Stephanie Tunmore, "Forest governance and REDD: A forum for indigenous peoples and local community voices on forests and Perspectives on land territory and natural resource rights in the design and implementation of effective mechanisms for avoided deforestation and degradation in a global climate regime", August 23, 2008;
  • Association des clubs des amis de la nature du Cameroun (ACAN), Raphael Hanmbock, "The global justice and equity in the international policy. The global justice and the equity in the international policy and climate governace towards 2012: The African law makers and civil society representatives voices".
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Jane Hupe, "Aviation actions and initiatives on climate change: Organized by ICAO in cooperation with the main aviation stakeholders -manufacturers, airlines and air navigation providers. The main achievements and current work at technological and operational levels to address emissions from international aviation will be presented".
  • Amazon Institute for Environmental Research (IPAM), Erika Pinto, "Amazon forest people: REDD and land rights: Recognition of land rights is key to the success of the REDD debate. The land rights issue will be debated by forest people in the context of REDD and climate change", August 23, 2008;
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Florian Kraxner, "REDD for ecosystem values: REDD will not only contribute to mitigate climate change but also might emerge as a major tool to conserve ecosystem value. In the side event we explore new ways on how to build in 'ecosystem services' to the carbon economy", August 25, 2008.
  • Climate Strategies, Bernhard Schlamadinger, "Options for new LULUCF rules: Independent researchers from around the World cam together in Graz, Austria to develop options for new LULUCF rules relevant to the current post-2012 negotiations. Issues include general accounting approaches, factoring out, forest and peatland degradation and harvested wood products", August 25, 2008.
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Kija Kummer Brown, "Sectoral examples in practice: The side event will focus on the cross sectoral dimensions of a sectoral agreement and further discuss what a global sectoral agreement aims to achieve", August 25, 2008.
  • European Community, Nicola Notaro, The inclusion of aviation in the European Union Emissions Trading scheme (EU ETS) from 2012: This event will explain the how aviation will be included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the process towards its introduction on 1st January 2012", August 26, 2008.
  • Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Ralph Ashton, "How to include terrestrial carbon in developing nations in the overall climate change solution: Recommendations for market & non-market action on terrestrial carbon (inc trees, soil and peat) from the international, interdisciplinary, Terrestrial Carbon Group (including a system to link action in high and low deforestation countries to markets, answering additionality, permanence, leakage)", August 26, 2008.
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Jake Schmidt, "Beyond the CDM: moving to nationally appropriate sectoral targets: This side-event will discuss the lessons from the CDM and an approach to adopt nationally appropriate sectoral targets by key developing countries, with appropriate financing and technology assistance. It will discuss the framework of such an approach and the crucial design issues", August 26, 2008.
  • Denmark, "Adaptation to climate change. Integrating climate adaptation into the development process: Experiences gained and lessons learned as part of Danish efforts to integrate climate concerns into development cooperation programmes and to ensure that adaptation to climate change is addressed in the programmes assistance from the Government of Denmark", August 26, 2008.
  • Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), "Post-2012: a new architecture: EDF and partners will present new analyses of global emissions reduction pathways (GERPs) and discuss their implications for sectoral approaches and flexibility mechanisms, including premium emissions budgets and CDM reform", August 26, 2008.
  • European Community, Nicola Notaro, "Towards a global carbon market: A presentation on the EU perspective on the future of the carbon market including the reform of the CDM and sectoral crediting", August 26, 2008;
  • Ukraine, "Proposals of Ukraine on long-term cooperation action: This side event will explain and discuss the systematic approach on long-term cooperation action proposed by Ukraine", August 26, 2008.

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  1. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Side Events Schedule, Accra Climate Change Talks 2008, accessed August 2008.

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