CEPS Project

European Climate Platform


The European Climate Platform (ECP) is a joint initiative by Mistra’s Climate Policy Research Programme CLIPORE and CEPS established in 2005. It has set as its objective to facilitate policy/research interaction, mainly but not exclusively in Europe. Its working method consists 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):

Co-Chairs: 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
Ismael Aznar Cano, Deputy Director of Emissions Trading and Flexible Mechanisms, Spanish Climate Change Office (Oecc)
Michel Colombier, Scientific Director, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)
Christian Egenhofer, Senior Fellow, CEPS
Peringe Grennfelt, Programme Director, Clipore
Bert Metz, Former co-chairman of IPCC Working Group III; Fellow, European Climate Foundation, The Hague
Artur Runge-Metzger, Head of Unit, Climate Strategy, International Negotiation and Monitoring of EU Action, DG Environment, European Commission
Jan Thompson, Head of International Climate Change Negotiations, UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (Decc)
Anders Turesson, Senior Advisor, Environmental Quality, Swedish Ministry of Environment
Anders Wijkman, former Member of the European Parliament
Nicole Wilke, Head of Division, International Cooperation, Global Conventions and International Climate Change Protection, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Markus Wrake, Senior Researcher, Clipore

Meetings and Publications:

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
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 fifth ECP Report “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 the First ECP Book: “Beyond Bali: Strategic Issues for the Post-2012 Climate Change Regime“, by 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).

7 December 2007, Bali, Indonesia
UNFCCC Side event – Is the Global Technology Agenda for Climate Change on Track?
Presentation of Report 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
Seminar – Strategic Aspects of Technology for the UNFCCC and Climate Change Debate: The post-Bali technology agenda

22 and 23 March 2007, Brussels
ECP High Level Colloquium – Climate Change: Key Issues for the Crucial Years Ahead

11 November 2006, Nairobi, Kenya
UNFCCC Side eventAdaptation as a Strategic Issue in the Climate Negotiations: What way forward?
Presentation of Report“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 eventStrategic Issues in the EU ETS Review
Presentation of ReportThe 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 eventImproving the functioning of the Clean Development Mechanism
Presentation of ReportImproving 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

For further information please contact monica.alessi@ceps.eu

Christian Egenhofer

Associate Senior Research Fellow

Monica Alessi

Programme Manager

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