POLIMP side-event at COP21, Paris

  • Time: 1 December 2015, 12:15-13:00
  • Location: EU Pavilion (room 'Luxembourg'), COP21 climate conference, Paris, France

On December 1st 2015 at 12:15, the POLIMP consortium will organise a side-event at the EU Pavilion at the Paris climate change conference.

‘Harmonising Intended Nationally Determined Contributions with National Development Planning’

In advance of COP21, more than 170 countries have so far pledged to implement national climate actions, INDCs. While the Paris negotiations will decide the future framework for these INDCs, this event wants to look at means of supporting implementation of national contributions that already exist and could be strengthened. Specifically, the discussion will focus on technology needs assessments (TNAs) and current climate finance flows. The discussion is organised within the work done by the EU funded research project POLIMP, which aims to make information on climate policy choices and their implications at EU and UN level accessible to decision makers.


  • Vladimir Hecl (UNFCCC): “The role of Technical Needs Assessments for the implementation of INDCs"
  • Barbara Buchner, Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI): “Financial support for INDC implementation - insights from the current global landscape of Climate Finance"
  • Peter Horvath, Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission: “European support for INDC implementation: the role of research", tbc
  • Moderator: Andrzej Blachowicz, Managing Director, Climate Strategies

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