Playing by the Paris rulebook – what countries need to do now to measure their climate change goals

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October 20, 2022
Global
Sustainability

The COP26 conference agreed the global rules on net zero, covering how countries would count their carbon emissions, as week as common reporting of industrial support, new mechanisms and standards for international carbon markets, and common timeframes for emissions reductions targets.

This session will look at what governments now need to do to play by the agreed rules, and how the new system can help build trust between governments that they are being transparent on the actions they are taking to reduce emissions – and the impact that it is having.

  • How countries need to measure climate emissions
  • What structures countries need to put in place to do the accounting
  • What the best approach is internationally
  • The important of comparting like with like
  • How countries will be encouraged to keep to their commitments.

Public servants can register here for free to attend this webinar

Time

USA/Canada Eastern Time (EST): 09:30 – 10:45
British Summer Time (BST): 14:30 – 15:45
Central European Summer Time (CEST): 15:30 – 16:45
Eastern European Summer Time (EEST): 16:30 – 17:45
Singapore Time (SGT): 21:30 – 22:45
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST): 23:30 – 00:45

Panel

Mike Thompson, Chief Economist, The Climate Change Committee, UK

Mike Thompson is Chief Economist at the Committee on Climate Change, the UK’s independent statutory advisor on climate change. The CCC provides evidence-based advice on the UK’s climate targets, plans and progress in delivering them. Mike directs the CCC’s analysis, focusing on reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions as well as work on preparing for the impacts of climate change. He led the CCC’s ground-breaking 2019 report that recommended a 2050 Net Zero target for the UK – requiring a 100% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as a necessary, feasible and cost-effective contribution to stopping global warming. Mike has been part of the CCC’s senior team since its creation in 2007.

Lorenz Noe, Research Manager, Open Data Watch, USA

Lorenz is responsible for research and management on a wide range of analytical projects at ODW. He specializes in work around data financing, statistical capacity, and data use, with a particular focus on gender, climate change, and foundational data systems such as CRVS and census. Prior to working at ODW, he served as a Senior Research Analyst at the Brookings Institution for four years. Lorenz holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University.

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Jenifer Andrea Calderón Cintora, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Guatemala

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombia

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Webinar chair: Siobhan Benita, former UK senior civil servant

Siobhan Benita was a senior civil servant with over 15 years’ Whitehall experience. She worked in many of the major delivery departments, including Transport, Environment, Health and Local Government. She also had senior roles at the heart of Government in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, including supporting the then Cabinet Secretary, Lord O’Donnell to lead work on Civil Service reform and strategy. Siobhan left the Civil Service to run as an independent candidate in the Mayor of London election. She subsequently joined her alma mater, Warwick University as Chief Strategy Officer of Warwick in London and Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.