ICEF2015

Concurrent Sessions (Part 3)
International Framework for Complementing UN

Robert N. Stavins [Chair] View and Download Presentation

Current position

The Chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Country:

United States

Career history:

Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Director of Graduate Studies for the Doctoral Programs in Public Policy and Political Economy and Government, Co‑Chair of the Harvard Business School‑Kennedy School Joint Degree Programs, and Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements. He is a University Fellow of Resources for the Future, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future, and an editor of the Journal of Wine Economics. He was elected a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in 2009. He was the Founding Editor of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, and the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. He was Chairman of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Economics Advisory Board, and Lead Author, Second and Third Assessment Reports, and Coordinating Leading Author, Fifth Assessment Report, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Professor Stavins' research has focused on diverse areas of environmental economics and policy, including examinations of: market‑based policy instruments; regulatory impact analysis; innovation and diffusion of pollution‑control technologies; environmental benefit valuation; policy instrument choice under uncertainty; depletion of forested wetlands; political economy of policy instrument choice; and costs of carbon sequestration. His research has appeared in hundreds of journal articles, popular periodicals, and several books. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Northwestern University, an M.S. in agricultural economics from Cornell, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. Prior to coming to Harvard, Stavins was a staff economist at the Environmental Defense Fund, and a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa.

Areas of expertise:

Environmental Economics and Policy

Emmanuel Guerin

Current position

Special Advisor to the France Climate Change Ambassador and Government Special Representative for COP21, Former Member of the European Parliament
Advisor in European Affairs

Country:

France

Eija-Riitta KorholaView and Download Presentation

Current position

Advisor in European Affairs, Former Member of the European Parliament, Korhola Global – Communications and Consulting

Country

Finland

Topic of Presentation:

Emissions floor instead of emissions ceiling: BAT-based technology approach in curbing emissions

Career history:

Eija-Riitta Korhola is a specialist in communication and consultancy in EU-affairs. She has more than 15 years of experience in European lawmaking, especially in the field of energy, climate, environment and the internal market. Having written and defended her doctoral thesis on climate politics (The Raise and Fall of the Kyoto protocol – Climate Change as a Political Process) she has a unique combination of academic research and political decision-making. Prior to becoming an MEP she worked with development aid, journalism and business consultancy. She is a professional board member in companies concentrating on clean tech.

Areas of expertise:

Emissions trading and Clean tech, Waste & Energy, Eco design, European institutions

Mitsutsune YamaguchiView and Download Presentation

Current position

Special Advisor, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)

Country

Japan

Topic of Presentation:

International/regional schemes complementing the UN

Career history:

2012-  Special Advisor, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
2013-  2015 Visiting professor, Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence (KOMEX), The University of Tokyo
2006-2013   Visiting professor, later Project Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo
2002-2010   Visiting professor, The Open University in Japan (Education through TV)
1996-2005   Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
1962-1999   Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Company, Limited

He is a lead author of Third, Fourth and Fifth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). He used to be a member of various committees of the Government on climate change policy makings. He has written many books and articles including Climate Change Mitigation, A Balanced Approach to Climate Change, Springer, London (2012) (Editor & Co-author), Co-author of e-book Towards a Workable and Effective Climate Regime to be published by Ferdi and CEPR prior to COP-21, Paris (2015). He also frequently writes articles to leading Japanese newspapers on climate change.

Areas of expertise:

Environment Economics focusing mainly on Climate change

Helen BakerView and Download Presentation

Current position

Programme Lead, Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Country:

United Kingdom

Career history:

Helen is seconded to the WBCSD from the Sustainability and Climate Change practice at PwC. She leads the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi) which brings together over 140 companies and 50 partners to accelerate the development of low-carbon technology solutions that can help limit global warming to below the 2C ceiling. Previously, Helen was the technical assistance manager for the Africa region for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network. A 7-year, £140 million donor funded initiative that supports climate and development policy change in developing countries.  Helen holds an MSc from Imperial College London and has worked with a wide range of clients including the World Bank, UNFCCC, UK DFID and the private sector.

Areas of expertise:

Climate change, natural resource management, green growth, private sector engagement and international development

Qi YueView and Download Presentation

Current position

Dr., Assistant Professor
National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC)

Country:

China

Topic of Presentation:

Role of non-state actors in the international cooperation on climate change

Career history:

2013 - now: International Cooperation Department, the NCSC

Areas of expertise:

Global climate governance;
Transparency framework under the UNFCCC
South- south cooperation on climate change strategies...

Masakazu ToyodaView and Download Presentation

Current position

Chairman and CEO, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

Country

Japan

Topic of Presentation:

Complementing UNFCCC’s Role through 4 Functions

Career history:

Mr. Toyoda began his career in 1973 in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). He was appointed Director General of the Trade Policy Bureau in 2006 and was made Vice Minister for International Affairs in 2007. Mr. Toyoda played a leading role in negotiating for concluding Kyoto Protocol and represented Japanese government numerous times including COP 13 in Bali as a Vice Minister. Today, he is active in the field of energy and climate change as Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). Mr. Toyoda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Tokyo University, and gained an M.A. in Public Affairs in 1979 from Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.

Areas of expertise:

Energy, Trade, Climate Policy

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