Conquering the Phantom Menace: Solutions to Kyoto surplus
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side-event on the Kyoto Surplus.
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Conquering the Phantom Menace: Solutions to the Kyoto surplus
Saturday 1 December 2012
UNFCCC COP18, Qatar Conference Center, Hall 5, Side Event Room 4
If current rules to the Kyoto Protocol are not changed, a gigantic surplus of pollution permits from the first Kyoto commitment period could be carried over to the second commitment period. This would undermine climate goals and stifle political progress. Resolving the surplus issue is vital to the viability of any future climate regime.
This event will feature the findings of a new study by Climate Analytics that shows the impact of the surplus on climate commitments. The G77 and the Swiss have tabled proposals to minimize the impact of the surplus. Both proposals will be presented and their impact illustrated. The subsequent discussion will focus on how to move beyond the current political and environmental impasse.
Introduction to the Kyoto surplus
Anja Kollmuss, Carbon Market Watch
Political implications of the long-term
effect of surplus from the first and second Kyoto
Marion Vieweg, Climate Analytics
The G-77 plus China
Andrew Marquard, Member of the South African Climate Delegation (TBC)
The Swiss Proposal
Member of the Swiss Delegation
Impacts of the surplus on the
G-77 and the Swiss proposals
Johannes Gütschow, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Q&A and discussion