Climate Policy Initiative

Launch Conference, November 11 and 12, 2009

Climate Policy Initiative - Launch Event - The Road to Copenhagen


Berlin, Wednesday November 11th 2009


Welcome and Introduction to Climate Policy Initiative

Alexander Fisher, DIW Berlin - German Institute of Economic Research
Karsten Neuhoff and Thomas Heller, Climate Policy Initiative


The Different Dimensions of International Cooperation on Climate Policy

Chair:
Barbara Buchner, International Energy Agency

Bert Metz | PDF, 290.14 KB , European Climate Foundation, What do we need to achieve - the objectives and means as outlined by Project Catalyst
MichelColombier , Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales, How can international support enhance the scale, scope, and speed of low-carbon transition in developing countries


Panel Discussion – The State of Play, One Month before Copenhagen

Chair:
Jules Kortenhorst, European Climate Foundation
Claudia Kemfert, DIW Berlin - German Institute for Economic Research
Eric Beinhocker, McKinsey Global Institute
Felix Matthes, Öko Institute for Applied Ecology
Nicole Wilke, German Environmental Ministry
Michael Grubb, University of Cambridge


The Economics, Politics and Future of Subsidies


Berlin, Thursday November 12th 2009


Opening - Overview of CPI and the Workshop Agenda

Thomas Heller and Karsten Neuhoff, Climate Policy Initiative


Defining What Constitutes a Subsidy and Prior Efforts to Do So

Chair:
Andreas Kraemer, Ecologic Institute
RonaldSteenblik | PDF, 0.53 MB , OECD, History and methodology of subsidy evaluation
Trevor Morgan | PDF, 0.55 MB , International Energy Agency, IEA approach and experience
Peter Wooders | PDF, 0.88 MB , International Institute for Sustainable Development, IISD Global Subsidies Initiative


Evaluating the Negative Impacts of Subsidies

Chair:
Karsten Neuhoff, Climate Policy Initiative
Jos Delbeke | PDF, 0.94 MB , European Commission, Distortions from free allowance allocation under EU ETS
Ben Irons, McKinsey & Company, Modeling the negative impact of subsidies


The Role of Subsidies to Facilitate Transitions to Low Carbon Technologies

Chair:
Keven Brough, Climate Policy Initiative

Michael Hogan | PDF, 0.66 MB , European Climate Foundation, Renewable Portfolio Standards in the USA


Panel: Case study - Concentrated Solar Power

Mark Dominik, Deutsche Bank Group
George Polk, European Climate Foundation
Till Stenzel | PDF, 1.33 MB , Nur Energie, Solar Development in the Mediterranean Basin
Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera | PDF, 67.39 KB , Iberdrola, The role of Subsidies to Facilitate Transitions to Low-Carbon Technologies


Panel: Case study - CCS in the EU and US

Felix Matthes | PDF, 161.45 KB , Öko Institute for Applied Ecology, The role of Subsidies to Facilitate Transitions to Low-Carbon Technologies
Bjarne Korshøj | PDF, 1.31 MB , Vattenfall, The role of Subsidies to Facilitate Transitions to Low-Carbon Technologies


The Political Economy of Subsidies

Chair:
Thomas Heller, Climate Policy Initiative

Leif Ervik | PDF, 11.81 KB , Ministry of Finance-Norway, Energy Subsidies
Michel Colombier | PDF, 94.79 KB , Case study from China, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales
Chris Beauman | PDF, 47.56 KB , EBRD, The experience from the steel industry