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Videos of 8 POLIMP webinars available

During the course of its final project year (2015-2016), the POLIMP project has organised a series of eight webinars on current EU and international climate policy issues. Recordings of these webinars are available in a dedicated playlist on YouTube. The titles of the individual webinars below can be clicked for watching the specific video.

Paris 2015: lessons from the Copenhagen experience (July 2015)

The 1st POLIMP Webinar explored what lessons could be drawn from the experience of the negotiation process towards the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit – which did not deliver the desired new global climate treaty - for a success of this year’s conference COP21 in Paris, which is aiming to adopt a new agreement for the time after 2020. Speakers: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Oberthür (Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels) and Wytze van der Gaast, PhD (JIN Climate and Sustainability).

Reform of the EU ETS: Making it fit for 2030 (September 2015)

The 2nd POLIMP Webinar explored the recent legislative proposal for a revision of the EU emissions trading system (EU-ETS) adopted by the European Commission and what impact the reforms could have on the EU meeting it’s 2030 Climate and Energy targets. Speakers: Anja Kollmuss (CAN-Europe) and Andrei Marcu (CEPS Carbon Market Forum).

EU climate policy for 2030: why are we talking about governance? (October 2015)

The 3rd POLIMP Webinar explored the current state of play regarding proposals for a new EU climate and energy governance framework for 2030, providing viewers with the context needed to better understand the debate. The discussion reflected on the main issues at stake, debate the potential effectiveness of measures proposed and highlighted both opportunities and challenges going forward. Speakers: Jonathan Gaventa (E3G, London Office) and      Katharina Umpfenbach (Ecologic Institute).

Climate finance: where do we stand before Paris? (November 2015)

In the run-up to COP21, the fourth webinar in our POLIMP Webinar Series was launched on the 26th of November, with a discussion on the current state of play on efforts to mobilize $100 billion a year from public and private sources to support climate action in developing countries by 2020. In addition to a stock-taking, the speakers addressed the types of finance that could count toward the goal and how reporting and verification could work. Speakers: Dr. Ralph Bodle, LLM (Ecologic Institute) and Vicky Noens (Government of Flanders).

After Paris: Implications of the Paris Agreement for EU climate policy (January 2016)

In the run-up to COP-21, the speakers and the moderator in the fifth webinar in our POLIMP Webinar Series assessed the main outcomes of the Paris negotiations and discussed on the future of the EU climate policy. Speakers: Dr. Camilla Bausch (Ecologic Institute) and Andrzej Blachowicz (Climate Strategies).

Beyond feed-in tariffs: the future of renewable energy support (February 2016)

The sixth webinar in our POLIMP Webinar Series discussed the key developments concerning renewable energy support schemes in the EU Member States and assessed what they could mean for meeting the EU 2030 renewables target. Speakers: Andreas Türk (Joanneum Research) and Fabian Wigand (Ecofys).

Sharing the effort for 2030: main issues for future EU targets (March 2016)

The seventh webinar in our POLIMP Webinar Series discussed key issues related to the negotiation of new national targets for non-ETS emissions under the Effort Sharing Decision for the period 2021 to 2030, including proposals for an enhanced flexibility mechanism. Speakers: Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf (Ecologic Institute) and Femke de Jong (Carbon Market Watch).

Are EU climate policies up to the challenge of decarbonising Europe? (April 2016)

The eight webinar in our POLIMP Webinar Series featured a discussion about how the European climate policy instrument mix should evolve until 2050 to guide the decarbonisation of the European economy in line with the Paris Agreement. Speaker: Prof. Michael Grubb (Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources).