Global Climate Policy Conference 2015



Global Climate Policy Conference 2015


Climate Strategies (supported by the Oak Foundation) and The Stanley Foundation (TSF) convened the second Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) in New Delhi, India on Thursday and Friday, 30th April and 1st May 2015.

Conference proceedings can be found here

Less than a year is left until the UNFCCC conference in Paris (COP 21) where a global climate agreement is expected to be reached. Less than five years are left until 2020 – a year where global emissions should peak and start falling thereafter. Achievement of those goals poses a great challenge.

Inspired by the successful outcome of the 2014 edition, Climate Strategies and The Stanley Foundation organised a two-day forum to explore new research ideas that can be employed to support climate negotiations and implementation of the global agreement towards COP21 and in the years to come.
The GCPC 2015 was part of a wider engagement process the “Global Research-Policy Interface Climate 2015″

GCPC 2015 Session Agenda

Day 1 was based on topics selected through a competitive call for proposals and consisted of the following sessions:


Climate and Development
Adaptation to Climate Change

Climate Change and Public-Private Partnerships
Motivating and Enhancing State Action


Day 2 was divided in two parallel sessions covering mitigation and impact and two plenaries devoted to capacity building and the way forward to Paris 2015.


Mitigation session: Technology Investment, Finance, and the Roles For Pricing Carbon: Defining the ‘Club Good Dealing With Impacts 

Adaptation session: Resilience and Loss & Damage


Finally at the end of Day 2 the two parallel sessions joined to discuss the final points on the agenda:

New Approaches to Building Capacity

Implementation Challenges for Paris and Beyond



The agenda of the event is available in the Dowload box.

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Day 1

Session 1: Climate and Development
Narashima Rao
Tim Stumhofer

 Session 2: Adaptation and Climate Change
Dumisani Chirambo
Shailendra Kumar Mandal

Session 3: Climate Change and Public-Private Partnerships
Ahmed Abdel Latif
Mohammad Aatish Khan

Session 4: Motivating and Enhancing State Action
Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen

Day 2

Parallel Session 1: Technology Investment and Carbon Pricing
Michael Grubb
Axel Michaelowa
Vikram Widge
Kasturi Das
Heleen de Coninck

Parallel Session 2: Adaptation, Resilience, Loss & Damage
John Colvin
Indrani Phukan
Friedrike Otto
Lavanya Rajamani


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