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  • http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpegMod/PIA00104_modest.jpg Venus is 900 degrees Fahrenheit on the surface because the atmosphere is 96.5% CO2 and 3.5% N20. Both are potent greenhouse gases that trap the sun’s rays and energy.
  • http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpegMod/PIA00104_modest.jpg Venus is 900 degrees Fahrenheit on the surface because the atmosphere is 96.5% CO2 and 3.5% N20. Both are potent greenhouse gases that trap the sun’s rays and energy.
  • Source: http://www.tivas.org.uk/solsys/images/earth_mf.jpg
  • Gowri- Please go back to original slide!!! These were shiftted to side and distorted for what benefit?
  • Electric power generation = 70% of SO2 emissions. Phase I concerns mostly coal-fired power plants. Beginning of Phase II : bring fossil-fuel electric power plants in the scheme. Annual allocations . Number of allowances related to the share of heat input [=combustion of fossil fuel (coal, oil, natural gas) for electricity generation] . Bonuses under a variety of provisions. Auction limited to 3% of total allowances (good indication of the value of allowances at the beginning) . Penalty adjusted for inflation (around $3,000 in 2004).
  • Gowri- It would be good to eliminate the top red line. It is unnecessary. It points to the high point, but this is not relevant to my presentation
  • Gowri- please… replace boxes with circles express chemicals with proper notation (I think the 2’s & 4’s are supposed to be subscripted lower than the other text) And with even pattern (like a starfish or pentagon) Otherwise make look clean
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:GHG_per_capita_2000.svg
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Carbon_Emission_by_Region.png
  • Note : This is not an exhaustive list of the Protocol’s general commitments as many of them we have already discussed in terms of the Framework Convention.
  • Note :1: Basically, the real difference between the Framework Convention and the Kyoto Protocol is that the Convention encouraged these countries to stabilize their emissions levels whereas, the Protocol will commit them to reducing their collective emissions by at least 5% below 1990 levels. Moreover, unlike the Convention’s non-binding aim for stabilization of greenhouse gas emissions, the Protocol’s commitments are in fact, legally-binding, which implies consequences for non-compliance.
  • Source- World Bank Report
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdm
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdm

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  • 1. A Layman’s guide… to And lots more….
  • 2. We are going to talk about:
    • Global warming
        • How / Why
        • Danger?
    • What are we doing about it:
        • IPCC
        • COP’s
          • Kyoto
          • Marrakech Accords
          • Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund
    • Carbon credit(s)
        • Mechanism
        • Pricing
        • Avenues for Earning
        • Importance
        • Financial Impact on Developing Countries
    Contd…
  • 3. We are going to talk about:
    • What’s happening today
        • Copenhagen
        • India perspective
    • The other view
        • too little
        • too late
        • reality check
    • What it holds for us
    • Some trivia
    Contd…
  • 4.  
  • 5. www.beckstrom.com
  • 6. Question
    • Which planet taught us about global warming?
      • Ceres
      • Mercury
      • Mars
      • Venus
  • 7. 96.5% CO2
  • 8. 0.038% CO2 0.0005 % ^
  • 9. CO2 Rising
    • CO2 levels
    • 1830 0.028 %
    • 0.038%
    • 0.0005 % ^ annual
    • 0.085%
    www.beckstrom.com So what???
  • 10. Green House Effect
  • 11. Long Term Trend www.beckstrom.com
  • 12. Temperature Rising
  • 13. According to the NASA satellite data: - “More than 2 trillion tons of land ice in Greenland, Antarctic and Alaska have melted since 2003″. - “Water melting from Greenland in the past five years would fill about 11 Chesapeake Bays and the Greenland melt seems to be accelerating.”
  • 14.  
  • 15.  
  • 16. “ Climate Change 2007”, the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), is about to be released, stand by for a tsunami of doom. Source: http://www.anenglishmanscastle.com/archives/004868.html
  • 17.  
  • 18. Other Global Problems
    • Ozone hole
    • Acid Rain
  • 19. Ozone Hole
  • 20. Ozone Hole
    • Montreal Protocol
  • 21. Acid Rain Acid Rain
  • 22. US Acid Rain Program
    • The Acid Rain Program is a market-based initiative taken by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to reduce overall atmospheric levels of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, which cause acid rain
    • The program is an implementation of emissions trading that primarily targets coal-burning power plants, allowing them to buy and sell emission permits (called "allowances") according to individual needs and costs
  • 23.
    • Phase I: units cut SO 2 emissions by 50% below 1980 levels by 20 1 0 (10 M tons).
    • Est. 1990, legally binding in 1995.
    • Grandfathering (baseline period 85-87) .
    • Limited auctioning ( 3% of total allowance ) .
    • Banking allowed. Penalty $2,000/ton.
    • Phase II units started on 01/01/ 2000.
    US Acid Rain Program-Highlights
  • 24. Highlights ( 2 )
    • Significant emissions reductions achieved b y 2004 (7 M. tons according to EPA) .
    • Banking > 7.5 M. tons by 2004 .
    • Trading > 15 M. tons in 2004 .
    • Estimated cost-savings (relative to C&C): $1 billion / year.
    • Reduced human risk of premature mortality :
    • (EPA reports a 40-to-1 benefit to cost ratio).
  • 25. Acid Rain - Cap and Trade Further Reductions Cap www.beckstrom.com
  • 26. Acid Rain Acid Rain Declines Because of Successful SO2 Reductions Market www.beckstrom.com
  • 27. Greenhouse Gases CH4 CO2 PFCs HFCs SF6 310x 11,000 x 12,000 x 19 x CO2 Equivalent is Gold Standard 22,000 x N20
  • 28. We are going to talk about:
    • Global warming
        • How / Why
        • Danger?
    • What are we doing about it:
        • IPCC
        • COP’s
          • Kyoto
          • Marrakech Accords
          • Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund
    • Carbon credit(s)
        • Mechanism
        • Pricing
        • Avenues for Earning
        • Importance
        • Financial Impact on Developing Countries
  • 29.  
  • 30.  
  • 31.  
  • 32.  
  • 33.  
  • 34.  
  • 35.  
  • 36.  
  • 37. Per Capita Footprints www.beckstrom.com
  • 38. Where is it Coming From? Prepared by Robert A Rohde Data source: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
  • 39. Let’s Get Personal
  • 40. Size Your Carbon Footprint CALCULATE YOUR PERSONAL CARBON FOOTPRINT Home sq. feet (00) ____ x .6 = _______ You drive kms (000) ____ x .4 = _______ You fly miles (000) ____ x .3 = _______ Your Total Tons ________ www.beckstrom.com
  • 41. Question How large is your personal carbon footprint? 1) 15 2) 25 3) 50 4) 100+ tons The danger is real, but WE can control the situation….
  • 42. Mission Po $$ ible !
  • 43.  
  • 44. The Developments so far 1997: COP-3 -- The Kyoto Protocol Period The paradigm Key outcomes 1: Before 1990 Framing the problem 1979: First World Climate Conference 1988: Toronto Conference; Establishment of IPCC 1989: High level political conferences 1990: Second World Climate Conference; First Assessment Report of IPCC 2: 1991-1996 Leadership articulated 1992: Climate Change Convention 1995: COP-1 -- Berlin Mandate; AIJ 1996: Second Assessment Report of IPCC 3: 1997-2001 Conditional leadership 1997: COP-3 -- The Kyoto Protocol 2000: Third Assessment Report of IPCC 2001: COP-7 -- The Marrakech Accords 2001: US withdraws from Kyoto 4: 2002-2007 Leadership competition … ....: US initiates many agreements 2005: Kyoto enters into force 2007: COP-13-- Bali Roadmap 5: Post 2008 Developing countries taking lead? 2008: Global recession starts 2009: COP-15 -- Copenhagen agreement?
  • 45. The Kyoto Target X -7% = O
    • Emissions
    • Time
    -7% = -30%
  • 46. Work in progress…
    • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
    • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
    • North & South agree to mitigate climate change before “ it is too late”
    • Agree that they have “ Common but Differentiated responsibilities ”.
    • Kyoto Protocol which in details describe how the GHGs can be reduced entered into force on 16th February 2005.
  • 47. IPCC As an intergovernmental body the IPCC is open to all member countries of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Its activities are guided by the mandate given to it by its parent organisations WMO and UNEP and governed by principles agreed by the Panel. The work-programme of the IPCC is decided by the Panel in plenary Sessions.
  • 48. Kyoto Protocol: 4 Main Elements
    • The Kyoto Protocol and its rulebook, set out in the Marrakech Accords, consist of five main elements:
    • 1. Commitments
    • A. Specific emissions commitments
    • B. General commitments
    • 2. Implementation
    • A. Domestic policies and measures
    • B. Land use, land-use change & forestry sector
    • C. Joint implementation
    • D. Clean development mechanism
    • E. Emissions trading
  • 49.
    • 3. Compliance
    • A. Facilitative Branch
    • B. Enforcement Branch
    • 4. Minimizing impacts on developing countries
    • A. Adaptation Fund
    Kyoto Protocol: 4 Main Elements
  • 50. Commitments: General
    • All Parties to the Protocol are subject to a set of general commitments that mirror those of the Framework Convention.
    • These include:
    • Taking steps to improve the quality of emissions data.
    • Promoting environmentally-friendly technology transfer.
    • Supporting climate change education, training and public awareness.
    • Cooperating on international climate observation.
  • 51. Commitments: Specific
    • At the real heart of the Kyoto Protocol lies its set of legally-binding emissions targets for industrialized countries. These emissions targets amount to a total cut, among all Annex I Parties, of at least 5% from 1990 levels by 2008-2012.
  • 52. Kyoto Protocol
    • It relies on market based flexible mechanisms to reduce GHGs emissions to mitigate GW.
      • Emission trading (trading of allowances between Annex I governments)
      • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) (projects in Non-Annex I countries with participation of Annex I countries)
      • Joint Implementation (JI) (projects between Annex I countries)
  • 53. Carbon Credits - also Known as…
    • Emission reduction unit (ERUs),
    • Certified emission reduction (CERs),
    • Assigned amount unit (AAUs)
    • Removal unit (RMUs)
    • Voluntary emission reduction (VERs)
  • 54. Generating Carbon Credits GHG emissions Time Project commissioned “ With project” emission level “ Without project” emission level Carbon credits Project based emission reductions need to be calculated and verified 1 reduced Ton of Carbon Dioxide equivalent = 1 Carbon Credit hereafter they can be sold on the open market.
  • 55. Marrakech Accords (Decision 4/CP.7)
    • The Marrakech Accords is a set of agreements reached at the Conference of the Parties 7 (COP7) meeting in 2001 on the rules of meeting the targets set out in the Kyoto Protocol.
    • Decides to adopt the framework for meaningful and effective actions to enhance the implementation of Article 4.5 of the Convention
    • Decides to establish an expert group on technology transfer
  • 56. Marrakech Accords
    • Detailed definitions and rules for each element of the Kyoto Protocol
    • Agreement on compliance process and penalties, final decision on “binding” nature of compliance delayed until after ratification
    • Includes use of sinks (forest, cropland, and grazing land management, and revegetation are eligible activities)
    • No quantitative cap on the use of flexible mechanisms (emissions trading, CDM, joint implementation)
  • 57. Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund
    • Established by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
    • Participants: Six countries and six private companies
      • Belgium (Flanders), Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden
      • Abengoa (Spain), ČEZ (Czech Republic), Gas Natural (Spain), Endesa (Spain), PPC (Greece), and Union Fenosa (Spain).
    • Total of €165-million for 3 zones across Central Europe and Central Asia (€150 mln for projects, €15 mln for Green Investment Schemes)
    • MCCF helps Participants to meet their mandatory or voluntary greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by purchasing carbon credits (EAUs, CERs, ERUs and AAUs) from projects financed by the EBRD and/or EIB
    • The negotiation, contracting and monitoring of carbon credit transactions outsourced to private “Carbon Managers”
    Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund A joint EBRD-EIB Initiative
  • 58. Objectives of the MCCF
    • Procure quality, low-cost credits from Countries in Transition (CEE and CIS)
    • Increase investment flows in low-carbon technologies
    • Support the development of emission trading
    • Promote dissemination of best practices through policy dialogue
  • 59. MCCF Overview
    • Target €50-150 million
    • Open to shareholders of EIB/EBRD , and also Private Companies (incl. state-owned and sub-sovereign) (compliance buyers only)
    • To buy credits under JI, CDM, and ETS ; but can also facilitate AAU sales under Green Investment Schemes ;
    • From Transition Countries (EBRD’s 27 CoOs)
    • Preferably from EBRD- or EIB-funded projects
    • Outsourcing of preparation, negotiation, contracting and monitoring of carbon transactions to 1-3 private, competitively selected “Carbon Credit Managers” (CCMs)
    • Light MCCF Secretariat as interface with Participants, CCMs and Project Companies, and Governments (policy dialogue), administers project selection & project participation, checks funding is in place, and supervises CCMs
    • Buyers bear delivery risk and Kyoto risk
  • 60. Added Value of the MCCF
    • A multilateral initiative
      • Political weight and clout
      • Capacity for engaging Governments (Policy Dialogue)
      • Risk mitigation through size and diversification
    • Benefits from EBRD-EIB involvement
      • Political comfort
      • Quality of emission reduction projects and size of pipeline
      • Unique knowledge of, and presence in, the region
      • Experience from Dutch JI Fund (EBRD)
      • Experience with managing multi-donor funds (EBRD)
    • Region has largest potential for low-cost credits
      • Vast opportunities for JI and CDM projects
      • Surplus AAUs in Russia, Ukraine, etc
  • 61. We are going to talk about:
    • Global warming
        • How / Why
        • Danger?
    • What are we doing about it:
        • IPCC
        • COP’s
          • Kyoto
          • Marrakech Accords
          • Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund
    • Carbon credit(s)
        • Mechanism
        • Pricing
        • Avenues for Earning
        • Importance
        • Financial Impact on Developing Countries
  • 62. Kyoto again
    • Protocol put a cap on emissions
    • Developed countries that have exceeded the levels can either cut down emissions, or borrow or buy carbon credits from developing countries.
    • Such a credit can be sold in the international market.
    • The trading can take place in open market.
  • 63. How is CDM relevant for Businesses? By selling the emission reductions from a project to a Annex I party additional cash flows can be realised. Emission cap Actual emissions Buyer Carbon Credits Carbon value ( € ) Annex I party Emission reduction project The CDM project reduces the carbon emissions in the CDM country
  • 64. Impact on the IRR of The Project IRR Benchmark Project return excluding CDM revenue Project return including CDM revenue CDM cash flow The gap between the project return and the required return on investment threshold The CDM cash flow increases the IRR of the project making it more interesting for investors. (2%-100%, diversification, offshore revenue stream) 12 % 15 % 16 %
  • 65.
    • Louis Redshaw, founded carbon emissions trading
    • In 2004, met with five investment bankers to discuss the possibility of trading carbon dioxide as a means to reduce harmful greenhouse gases into the air
    • Barclays Capital was the only bank interested in his venture
    • Currently, this market is worth more than $30 billion and is expected to grow to $1 trillion within the next ten years
    • Investment banks are expanding carbon business rapidly
    • Hedge funds and private equity funds in the Mayfair district in London, as well as emerging niche investments banks pursuing carbon emissions trading very seriously. 
    Carbon Emission Trading
  • 66.
    • The concept of Carbon Credit trading seeks to encourage countries to reduce their GHG emission, as it rewards those countries which meet their targets and provides financial incentives to others to do so
    • Surplus credits (collected by overshooting the emission reduction target) can be sold in the global market
    • One credit is equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide emission reduced. CC is available for companies engaged in developing renewable energy projects that offset the use of fossil fuels.
    Carbon Emission Trading
  • 67. Key Price determinants
    • Risk allocation
    • Creditworthiness & experience of project sponsor
    • Viability of underlying project
    • Contract structure (e.g. upfront payments incur discount, penalties for non-delivery, ability to pay penalties)
    • ER vintage & seniority
    • Cost of validation & potential certification
    • Host country support & willingness to cooperate
    • Additional environment and social benefits
  • 68. Current CER pricing
  • 69.
    • Trading
    • Investing
    • Creating Offsets (Certificates)
    Profiting from Credits
  • 70. Carbon Market CDM CERs VERs EUAs CA CCX RGGI .14 BN Clean Development Mechanism GCC, etc. $24 BN $5.2 BN Trading Volumes from World Bank 2007 April report. JI ERUs .03 BN California For Kyoto Capped Countries Only Voluntary EEX EUAs Futures ?
  • 71. Two types of trading
    • Exchange traded (allowances)
    Exchange Buyer Seller $ $ Allowance Allowance Buyer Seller $ Carbon Offset Over the Counter (OTC) www.beckstrom.com
  • 72. OTC Project Development
    • Developer
    Buyer Seller $ Carbon Offset Over the Counter (OTC) Example $ and Offsets UNFCC Project Approvals Advisor
  • 73. Approved UNFCC Methods
    • Wind farms
    • Landfill Methane
    • Farm methane
    • Sewage plants
    • Cogeneration
    • Solar
    • Fertilizer plants - N2O
    • For a full list see unfccc.int
    www.beckstrom.com
  • 74. Leading CDM Projects
  • 75. CDM by Countries
  • 76.
    • Foreign companies which cannot fulfill the protocol norms can buy the surplus credits form companies in other countries through trading
    • Stage is set for Credit Emission Reduction (CER) trade to flourish
    • India is considered as the largest beneficiary of carbon trading, claiming about 31% of the total world carbon trade through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which is expected to earn in at least $5-10 billion over a period of time.
    Carbon Emission Trading
  • 77.
    • Carbon Finance is the term used for carbon credits to help finance GHG reduction projects
    • There are two categories of countries involved in carbon credit trading and finance:
        • Developing countries which do not have to meet any targets for GHG reduction. However, they may develop such projects because they can sell the ensuing credits to countries that do have Kyoto targets
        • Industrialized countries which include OECD countries (the richest nations of the world) and countries in transition from centrally planned to open market economies.
    Carbon Finance
  • 78.
    • Transfer of specifically climate friendly technology to the developing countries, including emerging economies has become one of the hot topics in recent years
    • Governments and multilateral institutions have taken up a variety of measures in promoting and financing trade and investments in this field.
    • The Kyoto Protocol has given a special boost to the market forces in two ways
        • investments in more environmentally friendly energy production
        • investments in clean production technologies and energy efficiency
    • The developing countries are among the main beneficiaries
    Impact on Developing Countries
  • 79.
    • Technology transfer to developing countries can relate to several different activities, which are targets for financial transactions
        • purchase and trade of carbon credits through the CDM and JI processes
        • Export of technologies, equipment and services on purely commercial basis
        • transfer of intellectual property rights through licensing and related commercial means
        • utilisation of multilateral and bilateral promotional and financing schemes tailored for this purpose
        • physical or financial investment in clean energy production and clean technology companies in the developing countries
        • provision of advisory services through various technical assistance programmes.
    Transaction summary
  • 80.
    • A number of financing instruments are available for the following
        • Carbon offset
        • cleaner energy production
        • wider use of renewable energies
        • use of climate cleaner production processes
        • end user energy efficiency
    Project Financing
  • 81.
    • Multilateral development financing institutions such as the World Bank Group and Regional Development Banks have been supporting and financing clean technology development in various ways
    • The members of World Bank Group (WBG) have been actively developing financing solutions for clean technology
    Financing Institutions
  • 82. http://globalwarmingism.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html
  • 83.  
  • 84. Problem: leadership? US EU S Leadership paradigm N S Conditional leadership Leadership sans US EU S CEITS US JSCaNZ US Leadership competition Development N S Pollution
  • 85.
    • In emission levels between average Northern and average Southern country especially in the past
    • The bulk of the impacts until 2020-2050 are caused by past emissions of the developed world;
    • If emission levels are to be kept within safe levels – the world budget for the 21 st century is over by 2032.
    • Impacts more severe in the South – both location wise; and because vulnerability is the greatest.
    Classical North-South issue
  • 86. We are going to talk about:
    • What’s happening today
        • Copenhagen
        • India perspective
    • The other view
        • too little
        • too late
        • reality check
    • What it holds for us
    • Some trivia
  • 87. Copenhagen (COP 15): The process
    • Process flowing from the Climate Convention
      • Includes US
      • Excludes all the agreements made at Kyoto
    • Process flowing from the Kyoto Protocol
      • Excludes US
      • Follows up on the Kyoto agreements
    • Process flowing from the Danish intervention
      • Ignores the integrity of the negotiating process
      • Tries to bypass and shortcut
      • Focuses on US interests
    • New ABASIC (Africa, Brazil, South Africa, India, China) proposal in the wings
  • 88. Copenhagen: The substance
    • Long term target
    • Targets for developed countries
    • NAMAs: Nationally appropriate mitigation actions
    • REDD: Reducing emissions from deforestation and land degradation
    • Financial mechanism
  • 89. Long-term target
    • Objective promoted by scientists/ NGOs
    • - 80 % below 1990 levels by 2050
    • 350 ppm CO2 eq.
    • Peaking by 2015
    • UN secretariat hopes for:
    • 50% below 1990 levels by 2050
    • Peaking global emissions by 2025
  • 90. Targets for developed countries
    • EU: - 20% in 2020
    • Norway: - 40% in 2020
    • Japan: - 25% in 2020
    • US: - 4% in 2020 (-17% in 2020/2005)
    • Pledges amount to 8-12% below 1990 levels
  • 91. Impact of loopholes on 1990 Annex 1 emissions in 2020 Source: ECO, 10 Dec Inclusion of loopholes means 4% reduction from 1990 levels
  • 92. NAMAs for developing countries
    • Brazil: 38-42% reduction in 2020
    • India: 25% energy efficiency target in 2020
    • Indonesia: 26% energy efficiency target in 2020
    • South Korea: 21-30%
    • China: 40-45% energy efficiency target
    • First time willingness to take on commitments
    • Not absolute, but relative;
    • Governance system weak – so implementation questionable!
    • Risk of double counting
  • 93. REDD
    • Forestry – about 20% of GHGs
    • How to reduce deforestation
    • Faith in market mechanisms!!
    • Goal for discussion:
      • Half deforestation rate by 2020
      • Halt forest loss by 2030
      • Resources needed – 35 billion $ annually
  • 94. Financial mechanisms
    • Evolution of language – from compensation to subsidy
    • Assistance for adaptation (seen as local issue!!!)
    • Assistance for mitigation
    • Shift from climate assistance to mainstreaming climate change into development cooperation!
  • 95. India’s Position
    • Emission Reduction obligations only for developed countries, based on 1990 baseline
    • Concept of “Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable” (MRV) Mitigation actions under the Bali Action Plan:
      • Developed countries to Implement MRV Mitigation actions
      • Developing countries to undertake ‘nationally appropriate mitigation actions’ (NAMA) in context of sustainable development “supported and enabled by technology, financing and capacity building
      • MRV for developing countries under Bali Action Plan applies only in the context of tech and financial support.
    • Financial Architecture & Framework for Technology Action Plan
  • 96.
    • US accounts for 30% of global emissions, while India makes for three per cent - India can transfer part of its allowed emissions to developed countries
    • In India so far, 242 projects have been identified for generating CERs while a total of 318 projects have received clearance by the Ministry of Forestry and Environment
    • For the Indian carbon market — this has the potential to supply 30-50% of the projected global market of 700 million CERs by 2012
    • India is being heralded as the next carbon credit destination of the world
    Indian Scenario
  • 97. India & G‐77
    • Increased international finance and investment should be equitable and sustainable;
    • Governance mechanisms should be transparent and efficient;
    • India has also projected funding needs: USD 200‐210 Bn by 2030 additional investment + requirements for incremental investment for adaptation (UNFCCC estimate: 0.3‐0.5% of global GDP; Lord Stern: 2% of global GDP)
    • Not to be treated as ‘Aid’; It should be a Legal Obligation & not a Repayable ‘Loan’
    • What further aspects need to be addressed:
    • Objective mechanisms and criteria to determine eligibility for and quantum of financial assistance
  • 98. Main Points of Contention
    • India
    • ER Targets not possible: Common but Differentiated Responsibility
    • No Deviation from IPCC Baseline of 1990
    • Emphasis on new financial architecture
    • MRV for LCG to be linked to MRV for financial contributions & tech transfer
    • EU & US
    • ER Targets for Dg countries (US more insistent than EU)
    • Differences between EU & US: Baseline of 1990 or 2005
    • EU emphasis: Commitment to Low Carbon Growth by Dg countries
    • Robust & Verifiable Strategies for accessing int’l support
    • Identification of support reqd.
    • Int’l Registry for Actions for monitoring LCG
  • 99. Domestic Challenges & Opportunities
    • Carbon Financing‐ Challenges
      • To be made a viable source of funding at the project construction/ development stage; not just an ‘additional’ source of revenue
      • Clarity required on receiving ‘advances’ against ERs
      • Regulatory framework required for financial viability of carbon neutral projects
  • 100. Domestic Challenges & Opportunities
    • Incentives for Investment in Low Carbon Growth
      • Current legal Framework‐ lopsided and often favours ‘high‐carbon’ growth patterns;
      • No adequate support for low‐carbon initiatives;
      • E.g.s:
        • High subsidies for Chemical Fertilizers; not for Organic Composting
        • Mining‐ Compensatory Afforestation reqd. only when mining on forest land; not otherwise;
        • No sufficient incentives for Common Effluent Treatment Plants.
        • Jatropa plantations: Caught in legal ambiguity of ‘ no foreign investment in plantations’
  • 101. Domestic Challenges & Opportunities
    • Common but Differentiated Responsibility at Int’l Level
    • Same principle at national level as well to bridge the ‘rich‐poor’ divide & ensure fulfillment of development needs
    • Recent study: Significant carbon footprint of a relatively small wealthy class (1% of the population)
    • is camouflaged by the 823 million poor population of the country, who keep the overall per capita emissions below 2 tonnes of CO2 per year.
    • PM has recently addressed issue of ‘lifestyle changes’ at the national level
  • 102.
    • WORLD’S LARGEST SOLAR STEAM COOKING SYSTEM AT TALETI, NEAR MOUNT ABU, RAJASTHAN
  • 103. We are going to talk about:
    • What’s happening today
        • Copenhagen
        • India perspective
    • The other view
        • too little
        • too late
        • reality check
    • What it holds for us
    • Some trivia
  • 104. The Emission tracking goal.
    • Confusion helps inaction. Carbon tracking took 15 years to monetize. Emission tracking will take 15 years or more .
    • Needless and acrimonious debate amongst nations resulted in a dozen COP Conferences during the past decade that achieved little in terms of stated objective.
  • 105. Where do Cap & Trade funds go to
    • No provision in Carbon auctions or Kyoto pact stipulates that Carbon funds shall be essentially used for funding clean energy.
    • Clean development is not mandatory.
    • Kyoto’s main international offsets scheme, the Clean Development Mechanism http://tinyurl.com/59at69
  • 106. Critiques & Concerns (1)
    • Some emission reductions under the CDM are false or exaggerated
    • In 2007 the CDM was accused of paying €4.6 billion for projects that would have cost only €100 million if funded by development agencies
    • Where as the project developers feel they did not get a fair price
  • 107. Critiques & Concerns (2)
    • The first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol excluded forest conservation/avoided deforestation
    • - carbon emissions from deforestation represent 18-25% of all emissions, and will account for more carbon emissions in the next five years than all emissions from all aircraft since the Wright Brothers until at least 2025.
  • 108. Carbon Capping did not work
    • Only $ 366 million raised in U.S. and similar small sums in Europe in country wise carbon auctions in 2008.
    • Mega market pipe dream busted as real numbers appear. http://tinyurl.com/luzxss
  • 109. Why CDM is a market failure? (1)
    • Too sophisticated/complex a market
    • Too expensive to enter
    • The future beyond 2012 is yet uncertain
    • Does not survive the Cost Benefit analysis
    • Huge Markets like agriculture untouched
    • Forestry projects are too complex
    • The project developer doesn’t get a fair price
    • The ultimate buyer doesn’t get a fair price
  • 110. Why CDM is a market failure? (2)
    • Profits go in the pocket of middlemen
    • CDM popular only in developing countries not in Lower developed countries
    • Technology transfer which CDM promises already exist with South in some cases
    • Little initiative by government entities to take up CDM projects
    • Proving additionality is very difficult in most of the cases
    • Carbon exchanges have played limited role till yet
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  • 114. The case against carbon trading
    • The largest resource grab in history
    • Will strengthen existing inequalities
    • Many of the sources of carbon credits are scams
        • Tree planting is not a solution
        • Encourages companies to profit from efficiencies that would have been introduced anyway
        • "Hot air" trading is an accounting fraud
        • Huge incentives for cheating
            • The vendor gets the cash without having to change anything and the buyer gets cheap credits.
  • 115. Carbon trading cannot work
    • The carbon market cannot be monitored or controlled
        • no global institution or accounting system that can manage the complexity of this market.
    • The legal framework will never be strong enough
        • Countries that want to use carbon credits to subsidise their emissions are already arguing for penalties so weak that they will not discourage cheating.
    • Co2 is not SO2 or CFC
        • these programme were small, easy to monitor (one pollutant from one industrial process), and within a strong legal framework.
    • Carbon credits from different sources are not equivalent
        • Add to this the complexity of trading in different greenhouse gases. Each source requires different monitoring rules, different criteria and different agencies.
    http://risingtide.org.uk/resources/factsheets/carbontrading
  • 116. Some more concerns:
    • A tsunami is rolling across the climate science establishment since the e-mails were leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. What climate warming skeptics have been saying for years is now being examined seriously for the first time and the results are making headlines in major newspapers. Professor Phil Jones, head of CRU, has now stated the warming from 1975-1998 is no different than that of 1860-1880 and 1910-1940. That there has been no statistically significant warming since 1995 and the Medieval Warm Period could indeed have been global. They are comments for which he would have been labeled a “denier” or “flat earther” a scant three months ago.
    • Read More at http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2010/03/07/opinion/doc4b93166a65b71184122352.txt
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  • 119. We believe, in dealing with global warming, we should at least adopt an approach based on the precautionary principle.
  • 120. We are going to talk about:
    • What’s happening today
        • Copenhagen
        • India perspective
    • The other view
        • too little
        • too late
        • reality check
    • What it holds for us
    • Some trivia
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  • 126. act now.
  • 127. before it’s too late…. Source–The Economist, reprinted from Joe Romm (http:// www.climateprogress.org ) 23-11-2009
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