TERI at COP22

TERI at COP22

The 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) was held in Marrakech from November 7 to 18, 2016. The Paris Agreement, adopted on December 12, 2015 in Paris, came into force on November 4, 2016 making COP 22 the first CMA wherein most discussions would focus on operationalizing the Paris Agreement.

The key issues around which the discussions took place were transparency mechanisms; the global stocktake; issues related to technology transfer; ratcheting up the ambition of countries through their INDCS; mobilization of finance including the future of carbon markets; and scaling up of adaptation actions.

Just like all the previous COPs, TERI was engaged in active constructive dialogue on climate policy and action. The formal platforms included the Exhibit Booth of TERI and various other side-events organized by TERI and by other organizations, in which TERI colleagues shared their research and insights on climate policy and sustainable development practices with the audience. TERI would also be participating in the six upcoming India Pavilion events.

 

TERI @ the India Pavilion
07 November 2016
10:00 - 13:00 h
India Pavilion, COP 22

Contact: Ms Swati Agarwal
Smart Cities

Host: MoUD
TERI's Role: Panelist

TERI's interventions will focus on the importance of Energy Efficiency in Buildings as an integral part of Smart Cities. The panel has representations from MoUD, State Governments, other think tanks and academia.

08 November 2016
10:00 - 13:00 h
India Pavilion, COP 22

Contact: Ms Swati Agarwal
Sustainable Lifestyles and Climate Justice

Host: CEE
TERI's Role: Panelist

The Side Event on Sustainable Lifestyles and Climate Justice seeks to promote the drivers for socially just, lifestyle-related solutions to climate change in order to pick up the discussion on India's insertion of lifestyles in the Paris Agreement.

09 November 2016
10:00-13:00h
India Pavilion, COP 22

Contact: Ms Swati Agarwal
Sustainable Transportation Solutions: Achieving India's NDCs

Host: M/o Railways
TERI's Role: Panelist

The session will highlight key initiatives of the Indian transport sector towards achieving NDCs including policy discourse and business initiatives.

12 November 2016
10:00 - 13:00h
India Pavilion, COP 22

Contact: Mr Karan Mangotra
Sustainable energy technologies

Host: TERI
TERI's Role: Organizer

Since technology is fundamental to the elaboration of solutions to implement the post-2015 agenda, and is often a factor shaping institutions, it is one of the most appropriate entry points to develop national and international cooperation action strategies, to move forward on the sustainable path. Keeping this in mind, a seminar is being organized jointly by TIFAC and TERI. The synthesis of the discussions could enable the investigation of these points.

15 November 2016
10:00 - 13:00 h
India Pavilion, COP 22

Contact: Mr Karan Mangotra
Enhancing Renewable Energy Capacity

Host: MNRE
TERI's Role: Panelist

TERI's interventions would discuss the ways in which rooftop solar power business models could be designed, through sharing of knowledge and experience at a global stage.

16 November 2016
10:00 - 13:00h
India Pavilion, COP 22

Contact: Mr Karan Mangotra
Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Industries

Host: Ministry of Power
TERI's Role: Panelist

TERI's interventions would discuss the potential ways forward for the subsequent cycles of PAT. DG TERI would be providing a keynote address in this event.

16 November 2016
16:00 - 18:00h
India Pavilion, COP 22

Contact: Mr Karan Mangotra
Financing Energy Efficiency Measures

Host: Ministry of Power
TERI's Role: Panelist

TERI's interventions would discuss the potential innovative business models with a keen focus on green bonds. DG TERI would be providing a keynote address in this event.

17 November 2016
15:00 - 17:00h
India Pavilion, COP 22

Contact: Ms Neha Pahuja
Impact of Climate Change on the Himalayan Ecosystem

Host: GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & development
TERI's Role: Panelist

TERI's interventions would focus on linking Climate Risks to Policy and Practice: Experiences from the HI-AWARE initiative on Himalayan Ecosystem.

18 November 2016
10:00 - 13:00h
India Pavilion, COP 22

Contact: Mr Karan Mangotra
Private Sector Initiatives in Climate Change

Host: CII
TERI's Role: Panelist

TERI's interventions would focus on the role of carbon pricing in meeting the Indian INDCs. The interventions will also expand on the developments on the IGHGP project that is being collectively executed by WRI, CII & TERI.

18 November 2016
15:00 - 17:00 h
India Pavilion, COP 22

Contact: Dr Ritu Mathur
Valedictory

Host: CII
TERI's Role: Panelist


TERI @ UNFCCC Side-Events
16 November 2016
15:00 - 16:30h
Mediterranean (Blue Zone)

Contact: Mr Karan Mangotra / Mr Manish Shrivastava
Accelerating Implementation: Transitioning to Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development Pathway

TERI's Role: Co-host

The side event will provide a forum at which different countries and experts share their experiences, challenges and lessons learned with a view of identifying keys issues and critical aspects that would enhance transitioning to low green-house gas emissions and climate resilient development pathways. DG-TERI will share experience with enabling policy environment for transformational change.

17 November 2016
15:00 - 16:30 h
Pacific (Blue Zone)

Contact: Dr Ritu Mathur
Ratcheting up NDCs: Consistent national roadmaps towards the global objective of 1.5C and 2C

TERI's Role: Co-host

Based on a collaboration of 18 institutes from Europe, Asia and the Americas, viable strategies for ratcheting up the NDCs, and their implications for sustainable development (SDGs) are presented. Specifically, we compare the effort across key countries, such as the EU, China, Brazil and India.

18 November 2016
10:30 - 12:00 h h
Japan Pavilion, Area D, COP 22

Contact: Ms Neha Pahuja
Empowering the Ratchet-up Mechanism under the Paris Agreement

Host: IGES and TERI
TERI's Role: Host

At this side event, experts from IDDRI, IGES, NIES and TERI will dissucc the three elements of the ratchet-up mechanism: (1) a linkage between a five-year cycle of NDCs and long-term low GHG emission development strategies; (2) an enhanced transparency framework; and (3) a global stocktake.

TERI@ other COP 22 events
8 November 2016
16.30 - 19.30h
EU Pavilion, Area D, Blue Zone

Contact: Ms Aayushi Awasthy
NDCs and beyond: Global and national challenges in implementation and raising of ambition

Host: European Commission
TERI's Role: Panelist

The event will present latest findings from modelling exercises on the potential of global NDC pledges to close the global emissions gap to well below 2°C or 1.5°C, options for raising ambition, the modelling of mitigation policies within a national policy context, and the importance of the land use sector.

10 November 2016
18:30-20:00 h
EU Pavilion

Contact: Mr Sanjay Seth
Towards implementation: EU and India climate activities one year after Paris

Host: European Union
TERI's Role: Panelist

Alongside other programmes, the EU-India Climate Change Dialogue and Partnership aims to facilitate and foster cooperation in addressing the climate-change-related challenges that India faces with participation of EU member states and businesses. The side event will focus on how to bring in experiences on technology and policy innovation in India and the EU to support the implementation of the NDCs.

12 November 2016
14:30 - 16:00h
Ksar Char-Bagh Palace, Marrakech

Contact: Mr Abhishek Kaushik
Carbon Pricing, NDCs and Post-Paris Agreement

TERI's Role: Panelist

World Bank Group's Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition is organizing a session on Day 1 during the Global Climate Finance Action Summit (November 12-13) at COP 22. The discussion will focus on the way forward for NDC's and carbon pricing instruments (including ETS, carbon taxation, crediting, and other approaches such as RE/EE trading, EE incentives, FFS removal, and others). TERI CBS will share the key findings of the study titled as 'Valuation of Energy Costs in the Indian Context' highlighting India Inc. initiatives on emission reduction, energy efficiency and internal carbon pricing.

14 November 2016
16:00 - 17:30 h
Africa Pavilion, Salle 2

Contact: Mr Karan Mangotra / Mr Manish Shrivastava
Scope of India-Africa Cooperation in Achieving Energy and Climate Goals

TERI's Role: Co-host

The event will explore synergies between India and Africa on decentralized renewable energy solutions and energy efficiency; showcase potential of private sector participation (both Indian and African companies) in propelling Africa's climate smart growth; and learn from successful case studies on India-Africa collaboration on sustainable energy solutions. DG TERI will moderate the panel discussion.

15 November 2016
8:30-10:30h
La Mamounia hotel in Marrakech

Contact: Mr Karan Mangotra
Effective Electricity Technology Investments

Host: Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP)
TERI's Role: Panelist

This discussion will focus on the common challenge of channeling the most effective electricity technology investments in the right mix, amount, time and place, to support the ambitious goals of the Agreement, while taking into consideration the respective national contexts and resources.

15 November 2016
12:30-02:00h
IETA Business Hub, Bab Ighli, Marrakech

Contact: Mr Abhishek Kaushik
Carbon Pricing: Driving Ambition and Action

Host: Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), World Bank Group
TERI's Role: Panelist

This discussion will take stock of global action and address how we are collectively achieving greater ambition to put a price on carbon via Expanding coverage to new countries and regions that do not currently price carbon; Deepening coverage in those areas with a price; and Converging carbon pricing systems to gain efficiencies and synergies.

18 November 2016
11:00-12:30h
GIZ Energy Stand in the Green Zone

Contact: Dr Ritu Mathur
Planning the Energy Transition - From Scenarios to Roadmaps

Host: GIZ
TERI's Role: Panelist

This discussion will focus on the common challenge of channeling the most effective electricity technology investments in the right mix, amount, time and place, to support the ambitious goals of the Agreement, while taking into consideration the respective national contexts and resources.


Date: 7-18 Nov 2016
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Category: Conference

Contact

Mr Manish Kumar Shrivastava
Fellow
for Global Environment Research
Earth Science and Climate Change Division
E-mail: mshrivas@teri.res.in