PHOTO & REAL AUDIO from 3 November's SPECIAL EVENTS
Forests, land use and carbon: a dialogue on the issues
This special event was sponsored by the World Bank in assocation with the World Resources Institute and the Nature Conservancy. Its objective was to discuss and disseminate information on the technical issues relating to implementing transferable emissions reductions from forest and land use change projects.
In this real audio interview, Paige Brown from the World Resources Institute talks about the aims and outcomes of today's meeting, and discusses her hopes for the conference.
Paige L. Brown, World Resources Institute WRI (email@example.com), www.wri.org/wri, Anotonio G. M. La Vina, WRI (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Ken Chomitz, World Bank, email@example.com during the World Bank sponsored panel addressing forests, land use and carbon.
Jorge Gonz�lez Torres, of La Federacion de Partidos Verdes de las Americas, expressed concern that such a small emphasis was put on forest land use and carbon issues at the conference during a World Bank sponsored side event
inform on the progress the insurance Initiative has made since Kyoto,
present the Executive summary of the report "The Kyoto Protocol, Implications for the Insurance Industry" which provides an overview of the insurance view point regarding the three mechanisms under the Protocol,
discuss the application of the corporate CO2 indicator by the UK companies launched by the Insurance Initiative.
|RealAudio excerpt from the presentation by Klaus T�pfer||UNEP Insurance Industry Initiative Background Document (in PDF format)|
|UNEP Executive Director Klaus T�pfer and Ivo Knoepfel, Swiss Reinsurance at a side event on insurance implications of the Kyoto Protocol||UNEP Statement by Financial Institutions on the Evironment and Sustainable Development (in PDF format)|
Professor Jose Goldemberg, University of Sao Paulo, Dr. Robert Hamwey and Dr. Andrea Beranzini, International Academy of the Environment, (www.iae.org) lead a panel discussion on opportunities for emissions reductions through carbon taxes
Other key speakers included the IEA's Richard Baron, who talked about institutional issues for emissions trading and joint implementaion.
Fiona Mullins, OECD, spoke on national and international systems for emissions trading, while Richard Baron, International Energy Agency, addressed institutional issues for emissions trading and joint implementation
Side event on enhancing policy-making capacity under the UNFCCC
This event, sponsored by the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), reported on enhancing policy-making capacity under the UNFCCC reported on the results of an EU-funded project addressing future commitments of developing countries. Panelists discussed the issues raised by compliance procedures in general and for flexible mechanisms, in particular. In addition, difficulties in collecting data with respect to emissions trading and the clean development mechanism were discussed.
Group picture of Jacob Werksman, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Farhana Yamin, email@example.com, from FIELD (www.field.org.uk/) listening to John Lanchbery, Birdlife International, john.lanchbery@rsb as he fields questions regarding his paper on criteria for effective emissions trading
Miscellaneous photos:Conference participants hold their new COP-4 recyclable bags. Langston Goree, Managing Editor of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, and Beat Nobs, Swiss Agency for the Environment, compare cell phones. ENB team members, Angela Churie and Molly Rosenman, consult the monitor for the schedule of the day's events. Francesca Foppiano and Oscar Fiestas-Tejada, UNFCCC Secretariat.
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