Ricardo to host climate action plan implementation event at COP21, Paris

Ricardo to host climate action plan implementation event at COP21, Paris
30 November 2015


As the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) moves from the opening speeches to the detailed negotiations phase, Ricardo Energy & Environment will host a side event, Turning plans into achievement: the art of INDC implementation, from 15:15 - 16:45 on Wednesday 2 December, at the OECD Pavilion, Hall 3 (lot 7 - Blue Zone)  



The event will focus on what we see as the five essential but intrinsically interlinked pillars of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) implementation, informed by Ricardo Energy & Environment’s experience of supporting national climate policies and helping more than 15 countries develop their INDCs. These pillars are: political will and effective governance; long-term mitigation strategies; integrated adaptation planning; climate finance frameworks; measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems.


The event will kick-off with a presentation from Ricardo Energy & Environment which sets out these five pillars of INDC implementation, followed by speakers from the governments of developing countries, who will describe how they have approached the different pillars in their INDC development and plans for putting them into action. After the presentations will be a panel discussion, with the developing country governments joined by development partners who have been supporting INDC development.


“As COP21 moves beyond the stage of the opening speeches, our event will focus on actions and implementation, and helping to ensure that plans are turned into tangible, measureable and verifiable achievements,” commented Ricardo Energy & Environment’s international director, Chris Dodwell, who is leading the company’s presence at the Paris COP21. “Ricardo Energy & Environment’s climate change team has supported policy makers in more than 15 of these countries by helping them to identify cost-effective emission reduction opportunities and quantify the greenhouse gas emissions which would be avoided. We look forward to working with many more governments following COP21, building on the momentum generated at the Paris conference in order to help them turn their INDC plans into action – and achievement.”


For further information about this event and other Ricardo Energy & Environment activities at COP21 visit http://ee.ricardo.com/cms/COP21/


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