Addressing climate change requires urgent policy action to drive a global infrastructure and technological transformation. More countries are implementing core climate policies but still a number of obstacles stand in the way of effective change. In the lead up to COP21 in Paris, it is even more vital to harness global negotiation momentum for climate policy action and to reflect upon the importance of a coordinated approach to help the transition towards low-carbon economies and the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The new report 'Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy' produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) presents the first diagnosis of the alignments of policy and regulatory frameworks with climate policy goals. The report demonstrates how solving policy misalignments with climate is pivotal to the achievement of green and inclusive growth.
On 5 October 2015 (3:00 PM CEST), the GGKP held webinar exploring these issues. The presentations highlighted the newly identified misalignments between climate change objectives and policy and regulatory frameworks across a range of policy domains (investment, taxation, innovation and skills, trade, and adaptation) and activities at the heart of climate policy (electricity, urban mobility and rural land use).
Moderator: Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director of Policy, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Simon Müller, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency
Discussant: Rasmus Valanko, Manager, Climate & Energy Cluster, World Business Council for Sustainable Development