COP22/CMP12/CMA1: 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Venue: Marrakech, Morocco

Dates: 7 November 2016 - 18 November 2016

Organiser: UNFCCC

Contact Email: caroline.lee@iea.org

Background

As the world’s leading provider of SOLUTIONS, ANALYSIS, and DATA for the global energy transition, the IEA stands ready to contribute to COP22, with a focus on helping to scale up and speed up the clean energy transition, accelerating sustainable energy access in Africa, and strengthening energy sector resilience to climate impacts. The IEA has attended COPs since the first meeting (COP1) in Berlin, in order to provide expert advice and support on all facets of energy policy. 

COP22 Delegates: receive a 30% discount from the IEA Bookshop using code "COP22 delegate" 

 

IEA Events

Last updated: 9 December 2016

 

Least-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy Systems for Emerging Economies

Thursday, 10 November - 10:40-12:00
Indonesia Pavilion (Area D-3, Room 21)

The aim of this event is to explore least-cost, low-carbon pathways for achieving INDCs in emerging economies. It will look at the role energy efficiency must play in a low-carbon future and explore the multiple benefits of energy efficiency for the economy and society. It will present China’s energy efficiency journey and explore how energy efficiency can help Indonesia to achieve its INDC. The session will conclude with a discussion of why a more integrated approach to energy efficiency and renewable energy policy development is important for achieving a least-cost, low-carbon energy system.

• Farida Zed, Director for Energy Conservation, Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
• Melanie Slade, Senior Programme Manager, Energy Efficiency, International Energy Agency 
• Zhu Songli, Energy Research Institute (ERI), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China
• Javier Manzares, Executive Director (ad interim), Green Climate Fund

 

Clean Energy Investment and Market Trends

Thursday, 10 November - 15:00-16:30
IETA Pavilion (Business Hub)

Three new reports from the IEA shine a spotlight on investment and market trends in clean energy, benchmarking global progress toward decarbonisation goals. World Energy Investment 2016 tracks investment patterns across the energy sector, identifying a reorientation of energy sector spending towards low carbon options despite competition due to low fossil fuel prices. The Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016 and the Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2016 examine some of the key trends in greater detail. These include the remarkable success of energy efficiency policies in reducing energy demand and the outlooks for renewable power, heat, and transport over the next five years. Together, they document an unmistakable shift toward clean energy, one that needs to be strengthened further to be consistent with the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.

Melanie Slade, Energy Efficiency Division, IEA
Simon Bennett, Economics and Investment Office, IEA
Liwayway Adkins, Environment and Climate Change Unit, IEA

 

Energy Sector Resilience to Climate Change

Friday, 11 November - 11:00-12:30
IETA Pavilion (Business Hub)

This session will focus on country experiences in enhancing their energy sectors to the short and long-term impacts of climate change. Panellists representing North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, will discuss region-specific challenges and opportunities and address emerging questions including: “What does the Paris Agreement mean for building energy sector resilience?” and “How does the energy transition change the resilience-building challenge?"

Introduction and scene-setter
• Caroline Lee, Energy Policy Analyst, Energy and Climate Change Unit, IEA

Regional perspectives:
Jesus Posadas‌, Undersecretary, Philippines Department of Energy
• Preety Bhandari, Director for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Lwandle Mqadi, Senior Specialist Consultant, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department, Eskom SOC, South Africa
Devin McCarthy, VP Public Affairs, Canadian Electricity Association
• ‌Joel Meggelaars, Senior Public Affairs Advisor, WindEurope

Q&A (moderated by Caroline Lee)

Concluding remarks
• Kamel Ben Naceur, Director, Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, IEA

 

Long-term strategies to full decarbonisation: Energy, Climate Change & Environment: 2016 Insights

Friday, 11 November - 15:45-16:05
EU Pavilion, Room Bratislava

Liwayway Adkins (IEA) will present an overview of the IEA publication Energy, Climate Change and Environment: 2016 Insights, which covers a range of topics relevant in a post-Paris world, including the role of coal and gas in power sector emissions, opportunities and challenges for worldwide renewable energy deployment, tracking tools to support energy sector transformation, and enhancing energy sector resilience to climate change.

• Liwayway Adkins‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, Environment and Climate Change Unit, IEA‌

 

Urban Energy Access for Africa: 
Are Sustainable Urban Energy Systems essential for a new deal on energy access for Africa?

Partner: Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Monday, 14 November - 12:00-13:30
Africa Pavilion

This event will review the efforts undertaken so far in improving energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on urban energy systems. In light of recent multilateral initiatives, speakers will explore what opportunities, priorities and best practices exist for ensuring a sustainable development of urban energy systems and how these can be implemented effectively. The discussion, which will focus on the question of Technology Transfer and Low Carbon Development for Energy Access, will address the question of how to overcome this complex and multi-faceted challenge. The seminar will address the impact of the megatrend also affecting Africa – the way in which the energy landscape is increasingly shaped by cities and how this could improve access in the sub-continent.  Among key questions to be addressed by our presenters and a panel discussion are the extent of progress on energy access and how to accelerate it; the remaining challenges and opportunities to achieve this goal and the roles of governments, regional, municipaland multilateral stakeholders and investors; and how best to ensure the development of sustainable urban energy systems in Africa in the field of transport, building, public services and energy networks.

• Paul Simons, Deputy Executive Director, IEA
David Turk‌‌, Head of Energy Environment Division, IEA‌

 

World Energy Outlook Special Report 2016: Energy and Air Pollution

Monday, 14 November - 13:15-14:45
Nordic Pavilion (Area D-2)

Based on new data for pollutant emissions in 2015 and projections to 2040, this special report provides a global outlook for energy and air pollution as well as detailed profiles of key countries and regions: the United States, Mexico, the European Union, China, India, Southeast Asia and Africa. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

In a Clean Air Scenario, the report proposes a pragmatic and attainable strategy to reconcile the world’s energy requirements with its need for cleaner air. Alongside the multiple benefits to human health, this strategy shows that resolving the world’s air pollution problem can go hand-in-hand with progress towards other environmental and development goals.

• Timur Gül‌‌‌, IEA
Drew Shindell‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, Duke University
• Liu Qiang, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Co-operation (NCSC), China

 

High-Level Event with Morocco:
The integration of networks and energy markets: a major component to the success of the transition to a low carbon energy system

Monday, 14 November - 15:00-16:30
Morocco Pavilion

• Paul Simons‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Announcement: Morocco becomes IEA Association Country 

 

IEA/ClimateWorks Official Side Event: Pre-2020 actions to drive emission reductions and track progress

Monday, 14 November - 15:00-16:30
Room Austral (Area E, Room 5)

The IEA will outline cost-effective pre-2020 measures to drive emission reductions, and discuss how air quality concerns can promote climate action. As a complement, ClimateWorks will present the Carbon Transparency Initiative, a collaborative effort to track today’s drivers of future emissions.

15:00 • Introduction and setting the context
David Turk, Head of Energy Environment Division, International Energy Agency

15:10 • Pre-2020 actions to drive emission reductions
‌‌Christina Hood, Head of Environment and Climate Change Unit, International Energy Agency

15:25 • Pre-2020 emission reduction policies in China
Liu Qiang, Director of Strategy and Planning Department, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC)

15:40 • Tracking emission reductions through the Carbon Transparency Initiative
Surabi Menon, Director of Advisory & Research, ClimateWorks Foundation

15:55 • Emission reductions in Brazil: assessing drivers of action
Tasso Azevedo, SEEG

16:10 • Question and answer session with the audience
Moderated by David Turk

 

Large-Scale Electricity Interconnection: Technology and Prospects for Cross Regional Power Networks 

Tuesday, 15 November - 10:30-12:00
Nordic Pavilion (Area D-2)

Electricity transmission is a key enabler of a clean energy system. Given the versatile and efficient nature of electricity for end‑user applications, electricity demand has been growing more rapidly than overall energy consumption. 

Decarbonisation is expected to strongly reinforce this trend: most of the low‑carbon technologies that are applied at the largest scale (such as hydro, nuclear, wind and solar) are electricity‑generating technologies. On the end‑user side, the electrification of transport and of end-use consumption in buildings will strongly increase the share of electricity in final energy consumption.

Large-Scale Electricity Interconnection: Technology and Prospects for Cross-regional Power Networks, to be launched in April 2017, aims to deliver policy recommendations for power sector interconnection consistent with an integrated vision for future power systems, from end use to distribution and transmission. It will assess the short- and medium-term technical, market, regulatory and policy measures, and investment needs required to accelerate regional interconnection. The publication will provide a world-spanning analysis of technological prospects for interconnection, the current levels of deployment and mid-term investment potential, and the market and regulatory frameworks necessary for linking national power systems at much higher scales.

• American Interregional Development Bank (Climate or Energy Chief)
• Dr. Han Huang, Director of the Energy Division at SGCC, State Grid Corporation of China
• Jean-François Gagné‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, IEA
• Asian Development Bank
• Safiatou Alzouma, IRENA
• Hans Jørgen Koch, Nordic Energy Research

 

Energy, Climate Change & Environment: 2016 Insights

Tuesday, 15 November - 11:45-13:00
Japan Pavilion

This event will discuss the recently-released IEA publication, Energy, Climate Change and Environment: 2016 Insights. The session will cover a range of topics relevant in a post-Paris world, including the role of coal and gas in power sector emissions, opportunities and challenges for worldwide renewable energy deployment, tracking tools to support energy sector transformation, and enhancing energy sector resilience to climate change.

Introduction and setting the context
• Dave Turk, Head of Energy Environment Division, International Energy Agency

Real-world policies for energy transition
• Christina Hood‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, Head of Environment and Climate Change Unit, IEA

Renewable energy after COP21
• Cédric Philibert‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, Renewable Energy Division, IEA

Real-world policy challenges in the Japanese context
• Kazunari Kainou‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

Question and answer session with the panelists and audience
• Moderated by Dave Turk

 

Joint IEA/China Side Event: Chinese Energy Sector’s Role in Low Carbon Transition

Tuesday, 15 November - 15:30-17:30
China Pavilion

Leading energy and climate experts from China and international organizations such as the International Energy Agency (IEA) will provide a comprehensive review of Chinese and international actions on climate change and energy transition. Presentations will be followed by an in-depth discussion on how to better promote the low-carbon transition and international energy cooperation, aiming to deliver plausible policy recommendations for China’s low-carbon energy transition. This event is jointly organised with the Climate Change Department at the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC).

15:30-16:50 • Opening Remarks and Keynote Speeches
Moderator: LIU Qiang, Director of Strategy and Planning Department, NCSC

Opening Remarks
• LI Gao, Deputy Director General of Climate Change Department, NDRC
Paul Simons, Deputy Executive Director, IEA

Outlook of Energy Low-carbon Transition in China
• LI Junfeng, Director General of NCSC

Importance of Energy Efficiency and its Implications for China’s Climate Policy
• Melanie Slade‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, Senior Program Manager, Energy Efficiency Division, IEA

Renewable Energy Development and Outlook in China
• SHI Dinghuan, Counselor, Counsellor’s office of the State Council

Global Renewable Market Outlook and its Implications for China’s Climate Policy
• Cédric Philibert‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, Senior Analyst, Renewable Energy Division, IEA

 

16:50-17:30 • Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kevin TU, China Programme Manager, IEA

• GAO Jifan, Board Chairman of China Photovoltaic Industry Association and President of Trina Solar Company
• KANG Yanbing, Director of Sustainable Development Center, ERI
• TANG Wenqian, General Manager of GCL North Investment Co., Ltd
• David Turk, Head of Energy and Environment Division, IEA

• Timur Gül, Senior Energy Analyst, Energy Demand Outlook Division, IEA
• Richard Bridle, Project Researcher, IISD

 

Fleets for the early deployment of electric vehicles

Wednesday, 16 November - 13:00-14:30
Green Zone, Tensift

Agenda

• Welcome and Introduction
• Scaling up the ambition of EV deployment
• Fleets for early deployment of electric vehicles
• CEM-EVI Government Fleet Declaration
• Discussion on the role of fleets for the early deployment of electric vehicles
• Concluding remarks: Paul Simons, Deputy Executive Director, IEA

 

World Energy Outlook 2016 Launch

Thursday, 17 November

The successful outcome of COP21 has raised hopes and expectations of concerted global efforts to tackle climate change. How will this affect the momentum behind the deployment of key renewable technologies and the drive for greater energy efficiency? Ample supply is keeping downward pressure on fossil fuel prices, coal, oil and natural gas. When and how will market dynamics change – or might lower prices for some fuels be here to stay? The impact of local pollution, often energy-related, on air quality is a matter of rising social and political concern in many countries. How can governments act to tackle this problem – and what would these actions mean for the energy sector?

12:30 • Press conference
Kamel Ben Naceur
‌, Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks

18:30 • Launch event
Kamel Ben Naceur
‌‌‌, Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks

 

Additional IEA staff presentations

Renewable energy market and global climate goals (9-Nov)
• Liwayway Adkins‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, Environment and Climate Change Unit

GABC Global Status Report (10-Nov)
• Brian Dean‌, Energy Efficiency Division

Enhancing transparency of mitigation: lessons from experience (11-Nov)
• Sara Moarif‌, Environment and Climate Change Unit

Accelerating electric vehicle deployment and support policies (12-Nov)
• Kamel Ben Naceur‌, Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks

Boosting sustainable mobility and delivering on the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda (12-Nov)
• Jean-François Gagné‌, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division

Making a clean future real: how to best combine gas and renewables? (12-Nov)
• Jean-François Gagné‌, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division

Transport models as climate policy evaluation tools (12-Nov)
• Jean-François Gagné‌, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division

Modelling of very low carbon transport pathways (13-Nov)
• Jean-François Gagné‌, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division

Transport in a low-carbon world (13-Nov)
• Jean-François Gagné‌, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division

Carbon capture and storage and the Paris Agreement (13-Nov)
• Paul Simons‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, Deputy Executive Director

Can CCS deliver on mitigation needs identified by the IPCC? (14-Nov)
• Jean-François Gagné‌, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division

Energy Technology Perspectives: supporter la transition énergétique durable (14-Nov)
• Jean-François Gagné‌, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division

Biofuels in the energy transition (14-Nov)
• Cédric Philibert‌, Renewable Energy Division

Energy Technology Perspectives: enabling a sustainable energy transition (15-Nov)
• Jean-François Gagné‌, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division

Energy technology perspectives for the global cement industry (15-Nov)
• Eric Masanet‌, Head of Energy Demand Technology Unit

Energy technology perspectives for the iron and steel industry (15-Nov)
• Eric Masanet‌, Head of Energy Demand Technology Unit

The green grid network (15-Nov)
• Cédric Philibert‌, Renewable Energy Division

Fossil fuel subsidy reform / World Energy Outlook 2016 (15-Nov)
• Paul Simons‌, Deputy Executive Director

World Energy Outlook 2016: Water-energy nexus key findings (15-Nov)
• Paul Simons‌, Deputy Executive Director

Energy technology perspectives: enabling a sustainable energy transition (16-Nov)
• Eric Masanet‌, Head of Energy Demand Technology Unit

Low-carbon urbanisation and industrialisation: the role of Chinese cities (16-Nov)
• Paul Simons‌, Deputy Executive Director

Integration of Clean & Green Energy - Learnings for India (16-Nov)
• Cédric Philibert‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌, Renewable Energy Division‌

Italy and Africa working towards energy access and sustainability: Opportunities, Challenges and Best Practices in achieving SDG7 (17-Nov)
• Kamel Ben Naceur‌, Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks

  

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