12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Realizing the full potential of market-based opportunities
An EDF contribution to the dialogue: sharing experience on climate change, development, and policy instruments (Ms. Claude Nahon – Electricité de France)
Africa’s developmental aspirations, the energy challenge and maximizing opportunities (Ms. Mandy Rambharos – ESKOM)
Exchange of views among Parties on concrete actions that would capture the full potential of market-based opportunities
What is the full potential of market-based opportunities? How can this potential be realized, including by building on the experiences with the Kyoto Protocol and emerging national/regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emission trading schemes? Are there novel market-based approaches that have not yet been deployed that could contribute to action on climate change?
What is the potential of sectoral approaches?
How effective are economic instruments, such as eco-labels, standards, subsidies and taxes and incentives in influencing voluntary action, consumer choice and promoting investment in less GHG intensive activities?
What innovative ideas could be developed to engage business in such a way that significant private sector capital is unlocked and the gaps in the innovation chain are addressed?
What is the potential of various approaches to provide positive incentives for climate action?
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Advancing development goals in a sustainable way
China's policies and measures to address climate change within the framework of sustainable development (Mr. Gao Guangsheng)
Challenges and opportunities in developing a national response to climate change: A small island perspective (Mr. Leon Charles)
Climate change and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (UNDP)
Development and climate change (Mr. Youba Sokona)
Exchange of views among Parties on concrete actions that would support, and provide the enabling conditions for, further actions to address climate change in the context of sustainable development
What are the links between sustainable development and climate change?
How can synergies and co-benefits be maximized and negative trade-offs minimized via action on sustainable development and climate change?
How can the synergies and co-benefits be captured under the Convention?
How could institutions, whose work is key to sustainable development, be better integrated in climate change responses?
How can it be ensured that the necessary enabling framework is in place soon to support financing of long-term investment compatible with a low-carbon future?
What instruments within the UNFCCC can provide the right incentives? What is the UNFCCC missing?
What is the potential role of sustainable development policies and measures in encouraging concrete actions and cooperation and what would be the potential role of existing market mechanisms in supporting such policies and measures?