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  1. 1. CONCEPT DRAFT Partnership forClimate Change Solutions T. TODD ELVINS
  2. 2. Need for Larger-scale SolutionsProblem Solution GHG emissions are increasing  Regional cap & trade Energy demands are  Regional carbon tax increasing per capita  Carbon sequestration Population is growing  Renewable energy research Myopia, lack of ambition  International agreements |Problem| == 10n x |Solution| ie. Need a solution = |Gulf war + Manhatten + Apollo|
  3. 3. Mission Implement research domain approaches thataccelerate international agreements to aggressively reduce the causes of global climate disruption
  4. 4. Objectives Create a partnership of university climate change programs Transfer approaches from research programs to action Cause to be implemented the approaches that best reduce global emissions
  5. 5. Implementing Approaches: Gap Analysis Transfer to Action Climate TOA & Pre- Burden Accept Multi- Buy and Clubs, CCMT commit- sharing future gener- hold NOTES Institu- ments agree- binding ational rights to tions ments targets cooper- fossil ation fuels Harvard Project meet with delegates at on Climate COPs. Buy and hold Agreements extraction rights Yale Project on 2005 meeting in Climate Change Aspen MIT Joint educate next gen Program on policy makers Science & Policy of Global ChangeStanford Program focused contact and on Energy & consultation with Sustainable various gov’ts Development Columbia Global coordinated compare Network for mitigation plans, actionsClimate Solutions inform future int’l countries (2010) climate negotiations can take UCSD ILAR design and implementation of international law
  6. 6. Implementing Approaches: Gap Analysis (2) Transfer to Action Climate TOA & Pre- Burden Accept Multi- Buy and Clubs, CCMT commit- sharing future gener- hold NOTES Institutions ments agreements binding ational rights to targets cooper- fossil ation fuels Climate Policy Support nations in Policy Initiative developing effective tools for climate and energy innovati policies on Overseas inspire and inform policy Development in developing countries Institute Center for Clean energy policy American proposals in America Progress Climate Action Publish individual Low carbon Tracker reduction targets policy pack Global Leg. Org. coordinate a solution in legislators for a Balanced advance of Rio +20 prepared to Env (GLOBE) move togetherWorld Resources build solutions to urgent Institute environmental challenges Major Econ Low carbon technologies 17 largest Deploy Forum (MEF) economies tech.
  7. 7. Next Steps Feasibility  Validate unmet need  Validate the mission and objectives Draft a plan Recruit a host or parent organization. UCSD ? Contact the partners. Build a board. Identify and recruit sponsors
  8. 8. CONCEPT DRAFT Partnership forClimate Change Solutions T. TODD ELVINS
  9. 9. New ApproachesConsider CDM alternatives to“emissions goals” † Technology Oriented Agreements (TOA) & Climate Change Mitigation Technologies (CCMT) Source:, 2010 Pre-commitments, incentives, regime complex, institutions* Clubs (ie L20 , Climate & Clean Air Coalition) and CADs* ‡ Purchase and hold fossil fuel extraction rights Burden sharing agreements (MIT) Accept future binding targets∆ Multigenerational cooperationΩ † ‡ *Victor2011 Martin2005 ∆ Richels2009 Ω Bell2012 deConinck2007
  10. 10. Approaches: Non-university Climate Policy Initiative Overseas Development Institute Center for American Progress Climate Action Tracker Climate Analytics Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) World Resources Institute Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF)
  11. 11. Approaches: Research & Development Yale Climate & Energy Institute Harvard Project on Climate Agreements MIT Joint Program on the Science & Policy of Global Change Columbia Global Network for Climate Solutions Stanford Program on Energy and Sustainable Development UCSD ILAR
  12. 12. Programs Develop reports on climate science, economics, policy, and solutions Advise legislators, companies, and other organizations Convene meetings to advance climate talks and join together silo efforts Educate via conventional and social media Leverage the power of influencers