The European Climate Platform (ECP) is a joint initiative by Mistra’s Climate Policy Research Programme CLIPORE - followed by its successor INDIGO - and CEPS, established in 2005. The ECP has set as its objective to facilitate policy/research interaction, mainly but not exclusively in Europe. Its working method consists in bringing together a select number of policy-makers, negotiators and experts to discuss key topics in the area of international climate change policy. An important element is to actively disseminate results. The ECP actively searches the dialogue with policy makers and other stakeholders while being dedicated to academic excellence, unqualified independence and policy relevance. The ECP is governed by a steering group, drawn from government and academia.
Steering group members (in alphabetical order):
Frank Convery, Ireland Country Representative and former President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE); Heritage Trust Professor of Environmental Policy at University College Dublin (ECP co-chair)
Bo Kjellén, Former Chief Climate Negotiator for Sweden; Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Visiting Fellow Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (ECP co-chair)
Monica Alessi, Programme Manager, CEPS
Amanda Alsop, Acting Head of International Climate Change Negotiations for the UK
Michel Colombier, Scientific Director, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)
Christian Egenhofer, Senior Fellow, CEPS
Ana Fornells de Frutos, Coordinator of the International Division, Spanish Climate Change Office (OECC)
Peringe Grennfelt, Programme Director, Indigo
Emi Hijino, Deputy Director at Swedish Ministry of Environment
Bert Metz, Former co-chairman of IPCC Working Group III; Fellow, European Climate Foundation, The Hague
Artur Runge-Metzger, Chief Climate Negotiator for the European Commission and Director, International and Climate Strategy, DG Climate Action, European Commission
Paul Watkinson, Head of French Climate Negotiations Team, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing.
Nicole Wilke, Chief Climate Negotiator for Germany and Head of Division, International Cooperation, Global Conventions and International Climate Change Protection, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
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19 October 2012, Brussels, Belgium
Special Technical ECP Meeting - Linking of Emissions Trading Systems
18 October 2012, Brussels, Belgium
ECP Workshop - EU Climate Change Policy: Looking ahead to Doha
ECP REPORT #12: An assessment of US progress towards its pledge on climate change mitigation, by Dallas Burtraw, Senior Research Fellow, Resources for the Future (RFF), and Matt Woerman (RFF)
22 September 2011, Brussels, Belgium
ECP Seminar and Final Conference of the CLIPORE research programme - EU climate change policy in the transition to the 'new' global climate change reality.
26 October 2010, Brussels, Belgium
Evening Seminar - Finance issues for Cancún: Which way forward?
ECP REPORT #10: Negotiating around Tradeoffs: Alternative institutional Designs for Climate Finance, by Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
ECP REPORT #11: UN Climate Finance Negotiations: What after Tianjin, and how? By Benito Mueller, Managing Director, Oxford Climate Policy
8 June 2010, Bonn, Germany
ECP/RINGO meeting - The Emerging Climate Change Research Agenda: Priorities, gaps and unknowns
5 June 2010, Bonn, Germany
UNFCCC Side Event - Towards a Climate Change Research Agenda Post-Copenhagen
25 May 2010, Brussels, Belgium
Seminar - What can Research Provide to Address Open Issues from Copenhagen?
5 March 2010, Brussels, Belgium
Seminar - Taking Stock after Copenhagen: Perceptions, Achievements, Implications for the short and long term
ECP REPORT #9: Messages from Copenhagen: Assessments of the Accord and Implications for the EU, by Monica Alessi, Anton Georgiev and Christian Egenhofer, CEPS
12 December 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark
UNFCCC Side Event - Getting Serious about 2030 Targets.
4 June 2009, Bonn, Germany
UNFCCC Side Event - Forging an EU-US Alliance: What does a comparable effort in a global carbon market mean?
4 December 2008, Poznan, Poland
UNFCCC Side Event - The Financial Architecture for Post-2012
Presentation of sixth, seventh and eighth ECP reports:
ECP REPORT # 6:"Financial Impacts of Climate Change: What scale of resources is required?", by Arno Behrens, CEPS
ECP REPORT # 7:"Financing Mitigation and Adaptation: Where should the funds come from and how should they be delivered?", by Noriko Fujiwara, Anton Georgiev and Christian Egenhofer, CEPS
ECP REPORT # 8: "Financing Adaptation to Climate Change: Issues and priorities", by Richard J. T. Klein and Asa Persson, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
30 September 2008, Brussels, Belgium
Seminar - The Financial Architecture for the Post-2012 Period
10 June 2008, Bonn, Germany
UNFCCC Side Event - How could positive incentives work to facilitate a global climate change agreement?
Presentation of ECP REPORT # 5 "Positive Incentives for Climate Change Action: Some reflections" by Christian Egenhofer, Bo Kjellén, Sivan Kartha and Vivek Kumar, June 2008
17 and 18 April 2008, Madrid, Spain
Small High Level Seminar - Positive Incentives for Climate Action
And presentation of 1st ECP BOOK: "Beyond Bali", Christian Egenhofer (ed.) with authoritative contributions by Erik Haites, Niklas Höhne, Lars G. Josefsson, Adrian Macey, Surya P. Sethi, Anders Wijkman and Farhana Yamin (Part 1: high-level political priorities) and Markus Ahman, Thomas L. Brewer, Carolyn Fischer, Ned Helme, Sivan Kartha and Lars Zetterberg (Principal Authors, Part 2: research contributions)
Hard copies and download are available from CEPS bookshop.
7 December 2007, Bali, Indonesia
UNFCCC Side event - Is the Global Technology Agenda for Climate Change on Track?
Presentation of ECP REPORT # 4 "Low-Carbon Technologies in the Post-Bali Period: Accelerating their Development and Deployment", by Christian Egenhofer, Lew Milford, Noriko Fujiwara, Thomas L. Brewer and Monica Alessi, December 2007.
3 October 2007, Brussels, Belgium
Seminar - Strategic Aspects of Technology for the UNFCCC and Climate Change Debate: The post-Bali technology agenda
22 and 23 March 2007, Brussels, Belgium
ECP High Level Colloquium - Climate Change: Key Issues for the Crucial Years Ahead
11 November 2006, Nairobi, Kenya
UNFCCC Side event - Adaptation as a Strategic Issue in the Climate Negotiations: What way forward?
Presentation of ECP REPORT # 3 "Adaptation as a Strategic Issue in the Climate Negotiations", by Sivan Kartha, Preety Bhandari, Louise van Schaik, Deborah Cornland and Bo Kjellen, November 2006.
3 and 4 October 2006, Brussels
Seminar - Adaptation as a Strategic Issue in the Climate Negotiations
23 May 2006, Bonn, Germany
UNFCCC Side event - Strategic Issues in the EU ETS Review
Presentation of ECP REPORT # 2 "The EU Emissions Trading Scheme: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead", by Christian Egenhofer, Noriko Fujiwara, Markus Åhman & Lars Zetterberg, final version published in July 2006.
5 April 2006, Brussels
Seminar - Strategic Aspects of the 2006 EU ETS Review
6 December 2005, Montreal, Canada
UNFCCC Side event - Improving the functioning of the Clean Development Mechanism
Presentation of ECP REPORT # 1 "Improving the Clean Development Mechanisms", by Christian Egenhofer, Louise van Schaik, Deborah Cornland in close association with Bo Kjellén, November 2005.
4 October 2005, Brussels
Seminar - Designing a strategy to improve the functioning of the Clean Development Mechanism