Webinar - Reducing CO2 emissions through behavioural changes: which policies for businesses? 20th of January 2017

While the Carbon-CAP research aimed at policy-makers, the consortium greatly value the views of business representatives on the validity of the findings. Business will be concerned that any regulations or other policy initiatives maintain a level playing field; are introduced with adequate notice to allow to adjust; do not impose undue administrative burden. The webinar was therefore organized to introduce the types of regulations and policies for reducing CO2 considered by Carbon-CAP to representatives of the business sector and to identify, with their help, the most effective regulations to combat climate change with a consumption-based approach.

Moderator: Henry Derwent (Climate Strategies)
Speakers: Arnold Tukker (TNO/Leiden University); Michael Grubb (UCL)

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  • Michael Grubb presentation
  • Briefing and questionnaire?
  • Recording of webinar
  • Final recommendations paper


Carbon-CAP side event COP22: Reducing Emissions through Consumption-based Accounting and Policies: A post-Paris Roadmap 7th of November 2016, Marrakesh

The Carbon-CAP Consortium held a side event at the Marrakesh COP 2016.
Partner organisation: TNO, University of Cambridge (4CMR)
Location: EU pavilion, room Bratislava
Following the final workshop of the Carbon-CAP project, we held a side event presenting  an accounting system and potential policies for consumption-based carbon emissions.

Moderator: Henry Derwent (Climate Strategies)
Speakers: Arnold Tukker (TNO/Leiden University); Richard Wood (NTNU); Michael Grubb (UCL); Annela Anger-Kraavi (Cambridge Econometrics); Gilberto Arias (Former Ambassador from Panama to the UK)

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Presentations (for download)

  • Arnold Tukker
  • Richard Wood
  • Michael Grubb
  • Annela Anger-Kraavi

Final workshop of the Carbon-CAP Project Policy Roadmap and Implementation of Instruments to Tackle Consumption-based emissions, 11th of October 2016, Brussels

Brussels, Belgium
The Carbon-CAP research team aimed to assist policy makers, businesses and consumer groups in understanding the key findings of Carbon-CAP 'Carbon emission mitigation by Consumption-based Accounting and Policy’. This event was particularly to discuss the potential of consumer-based policy instruments to reduce emissions associated with EU consumption and to facilitate dialogue between policy makers, business leaders and consumer representatives on how they can work together implementing portfolios of these instruments going forward.

The day was organised around three clusters of key findings and recommendations of the Carbon-CAP project, in the form of three panel discussions and a less formal discussion’ session.

Presentations

  • Arnold Tukker
  • Richard Wood
  • Rob van der Meer
  • Raymond Breckon
  • Karsten Neuhoff
  • Pedro Faria
  • Martin Garrett
  • Annela Anger-Kraavi
  • Marcin Wroblewski


Carbon-CAP side event at COP21: Carbon-CAP Consumption-based accounting and policies, 30th of November 2015, Paris

The Carbon-CAP Consortium organised a side event at the Paris COP 2015.

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Presentations

  • Richard Wood
  • Kirsten Wiebe
  • Michael Grubb
  • Annela Anger


Stakeholder meeting in China: Addressing Consumption-based Emissions: A Chinese Perspective 10th of November 2015, Beijing

Tackling climate change requires complementing production-focused policies with consumption-based approaches. Doing so can also help to more directly address consumption as a driver of increasing emissions by realising a wider range of mitigation options along the value chain and at the point of final consumption.

The Carbon-Cap consortium and The Climate Group, China, organised a workshop to engage Chinese stakeholders from academia, the government and industry to discuss the opportunities and barriers for consumption-based accounting and policies. The meeting addressed global drivers of change in carbon emissions, explored behavioural improvement options and policy instruments to tackle demand-side emissions, and considered policy scenarios for consumption-based accounting.

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Participants list
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Presentations

  • Arnold Tukker
  • John Barrett
  • Jianhua Chen
  • Valentina Prado
  • Karsten Neuhoff
  • Michael Grubb
  • Sonja Hawkins
  • Annela Anger
  • Jiang Kejun

Second Stakeholder Engagement Workshop 8th of October 2015, Geneva

Carbon-CAP organised its second stakeholder engagement workshop on the 8th of October 2015 in Geneva.

Whereas some countries have been able to reduce emissions at the production level, they have in some cases increased them at the consumption level through imports of carbon embodied in internationally traded goods and services. As a result, for some countries total emissions remained unchanged or even increased.It is therefore necessary to account for emissions occurring through consumption and explore policies for addressing such emissions.

Against this background, the workshop explored the role of consumption-based accounting in the context of international climate negotiations, examined potential policy instruments to tackle consumption-related emissions in key sectors, and discussed ways to overcome implementation barriers for consumption-based climate policies. It further explored the effect of the inclusion of consumption based policies on supply chains and trade.

The workshop was organised by the Carbon-CAP Consortium to present main findings and questions resulting from the second year of research.

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Report on Workshop key points
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Carbon-CAP Side event at the UNFCCC session, 10th of June 2015, Bonn

The Carbon-CAP consortium  hosted a side event at the UNFCCC Bonn session on 10th June 2015.

Consumption is a key driver of increasing emissions, and emissions embodied in internationally traded goods and services are growing. However, current climate policies focus primarily on production-based approaches. Complementary approaches targeting consumption-related emissions can help address carbon embedded in international trade and the role of consumption as a driver of emissions in order to generate more effective and ambitious mitigation action. The side-event explored the role of consumption-based accounting in the context of international climate negotiations and discussed potential policy instruments to address consumption-related emissions. It presented an assessment of different policy measures, including potential implications for international trade.

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Check out the full IISD report on our side event here!

For some photos from the event, visit the Climate Strategies website here.

Presentations:

  • Arnold Tukker
  • Daniel Moran
  • Michael Grubb
  • Sonja Hawkins
  • Annela Anger-Kraavi

Carbon-CAP at Our Common Future Under Climate Change, 7th-10th of July 2015, Paris

Carbon-CAP presented in a session at the conference 'Our Common Future under Climate Change'. The conference took place on the 7th-10th of July 2015 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
The session  (on the 9th of July) introduced the Carbon-CAP project and its rationale. Please follow this link to access the full conference programme.
The Carbon-Cap project outputs were also presented in another parallel session on the History of Energy Emssions. You can find the full presentation here.

First Stakeholder Workshop, 7th & 8th October 2014, Cambridge

The first stakeholder workshop was held in Cambridge on the 7th and 8th of October 2014.

The workshop presented the results by each member of the consortium after the initial 12 months into the project. Experts from around the globe contributed to the discussion, giving their opinion and allowing the team to gain inputs and feedback for the project's future work.

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Participants list

Presentations

  • Arnold Tukker
  • Jim Skea
  • Session 1
  • Daniel Moran
  • Erik Dietzenbacher
  • Bastien Girod

Session 2 Part 1

  • Ester Van der Voet
  • Roel Massink
  • Martin Nesbit

Session 2 Part 2

  • Douglas Crawford-Brown
  • Michael Grubb
  • Nancy Bocken

Session 3

  • Annela Anger
  • Hector Pollitt
  • Jose' M. Rueda Cantuche
  • Olga Ivanova
  • Gilberto Arias
  • John Reynolds- Scenario Building


Kick-off expert workshop, 21st of March 2014, Berlin

As part of the 'Carbon emission mitigation by Consumption-based Accounting and Policy' project (Carbon-CAP), we analysed experiences with consumption and trade oriented policies.

To ensure the analysis was relevant to the current policy debate, we engaged experts from policy, industry and research early on in the Carbon-Cap project. This workshop brought together key stakeholders working on or affected by demand side oriented carbon policies to develop a shared perspective on (i) the definition of policies, (ii) experiences from other policy areas targeting demand change, (iii) key aspects of policies and their implementation to be assessed and modelled in later stages of the project, (iv) potential controversies or precedents surrounding demand side approaches, and (v) possible value added of the project to the debate on demand side oriented policies.

The discussion was structured around three case studies: EU manufacturing supply chain policies as a potential driver for global emissions abatement, implementing a consumption charge on cement, and experiences with standards and labelling of agricultural commodities.

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Participants list


Start of Carbon-CAP project, October 2013

The consortium members announced that the Carbon-CAP project had started in October 2013.

After the first meeting between consortium members, the project kicked off and started to produce results. In three years of targeted scientific research, events and discussions, the involvement of some of the best research institutes and leading organisations in the sector [LINK TO WHO WE ARE] led to the accomplishment of the project’s goals and aims.

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