The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University (CGEG) and OCP Policy Center will hold a High Level Seminar, supported by the COP22 Scientific Committee, under the theme of “The Energy Transition, NDCs, and the Post-COP21."
In preparation of the upcoming COP22 event, the objectives of this high level seminar are to define the long term goals for the struggle against climate change, and to share perspectives on the actions to undertake to make climate agreements credible, with a focus on the strategies that would ensure their implementation.
Two full days will bring together speakers and participants to contribute to discussions around the adoption of carbon pricing, the respective roles for adaptation and mitigation in the climate change discussion, as well as the role of transparency and accountability in achieving climate change alleviation goals. Climate Finance will also be discussed as it is becoming one of the key solutions to alleviate climate change, as major financial investments are required to transition the world’s economy to a low-carbon path, reduce greenhouse gas concentration to safe levels, and build the resilience of vulnerable countries to climate change. In terms of energy transition, the debates will bring elements of response to the following key questions: where does the energy transition stand; what are the transitional risks; how to evaluate the right energy price and how to make the energy transition contribute to economic development? Finally, experts will explore how policy makers should deal with uncertainty.
The Seminar will gather distinguished personalities from international organizations, research institutes and academia, as well as selected professionals in policy and business to push forward reflection on these issues. Co-Sponsored by the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia SIPA, OCP Policy Center, and the International Monetary Fund.