8
Dec
2015

Credibility of national actions and INDCs: worldwide legislative and policy developments (COP21 event)

Date:
8 December, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speaker:
Lord Prescott (UK), Mr. Kennedy Graham MP (New Zealand), Ms. Vandana Chavan, MP (India)
Venue:
Le Bourget, Observer room 03, Paris

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Side event at COP21/CMP11 in Paris, France

Read a report on this event on the IISD website

Parliamentarians and policy experts will discuss the findings of two recent studies on the credibility of national climate-related action and the prospects for meeting emissions targets and raising ambition post-Paris. The 2015 Global Climate Legislation Study provided insights into climate legislation and policies in 99 countries, which together account for 93 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. A new study to be released at the event develops a framework for assessing credibility of the national mitigation actions and applies it to the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) put forward by the G20 countries.

Welcome remarks

  • Prof. Lord Nicholas Stern, Chairman, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Mr. Saber Chowdhury, MP (Bangladesh), President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Thematic presentation

  • Dr. Alina Averchenkova, Co-Head Policy, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

Panelists

  • Lord Prescott (UK), Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
  • Mr. Kennedy Graham, MP (New Zealand)
  • Ms. Vandana Chavan, MP (India)

Moderator

  • Mr. Dimitri Zenghelis, Co-Head Policy, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

The panel will be conducted in English only.

Organisers

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is the world organization of parliaments, a global forum for parliamentary dialogue, cooperation and action. Created in 1889, it advances democracy and assists parliaments and parliamentarians throughout the world to fulfil their mandates.

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 for policy-relevant research and training, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Alina Averchenkova (A.Averchenkova@lse.ac.uk) – Grantham Research Institute
Mr. Serguei Tchelnokov (st@ipu.org) – Inter-Parliamentary Union

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