To provide input for ISDA project, country study workshops addressing developing country priorities will be held during April and May 2009. The workshops aim to discuss domestic barriers, how can success of domestic action can be managed and measured, and what type of international support mechanisms can enhance scale, scope and speed of implementation?
The workshops are part of the project ISDCP phase II – which aims to address 3 objectives by July 2009:
- Explore the details of and perspectives on domestic implementation of policies with climate co-benefits using a bottom-up approach, including assessment of the necessary policy indicators for intermediary outcomes.
- Evaluate different options for institutional settings to provide international support for technology development and transfer, including technical assistance, technology cooperation and financial transfers.
- Identify opportunities to anchor the approach in the UNFCCC negotiation process combining the resources discussed under the finance track with the institutional cooperation emerging under the technology track. Particular attention will be given to a Monitoring-Reporting and Verification (MRV) approach.
Ghana Country Study Workshop – April 2009
The Ghana workshop was held in Accra, Ghana, on 8 April 2009, and summarised discussions on climate change impact, and international support for renewable energy and energy efficiency technology transfer, at the workshop.
Download a workshop report by William Gboney: International Support to promote technology transfer and deployment, for renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ghana.
- Oppong-Boadi Kyekyeku, Principal Programme Officer, Energy Resources and Climate Change Unit: Environmental Protection Agency: Climate Change Impacts in Ghana
- William Gboney, International Institute of Infrastructural Economics and management (I3EM): International support to promote technology transfer and deployment for renewable energy and efficiency
- Karsten Neuhoff, Electricity Policy Research Group: International Support for Domestic Action
- Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo, Ministry of Energy: Climate Change Mitigation – The Role of Renewable Energy
The Brazil workshop was held in Rio de Janeiro, on 18 May 2009, and summarised discussions on climate change impact, and international support for policy cooperation and technology transfer.
During the workshop participants were asked to discuss within groups questions related to the kind or categories of measures or actions that should be used to accelerate the modal integration or transfer in freight transport. View an example of the survey used at the workshop to facilitate discussions.
South Africa Country Study Workshop – May 2009
The South Africa workshop was held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 22 May 2009, and summarised discussions on technology, infrastructure and industrial challenges for climate change.
Download a workshop report by Max Edkins.
India Country Study Workshop – May 2009
The India workshop was held in New Delhi on 25 May 2009, and summarised discussions on climate co-benefits and the Indian power sector.