IEA-ICAP-KAS Carbon Pricing Dialogue

Mitigation strategies and carbon pricing in the Asia-Pacific

The International Energy Agency (IEA) in collaboration with the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change (KAS RECAP) are hosting a public webinar on mitigation strategies and carbon pricing in the Asia-Pacific.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Carbon pricing policies play a critical role in delivering on the goals of the Paris Agreement and stabilizing global temperatures. On the road to meeting their respective climate targets, over twenty jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region are in various stages of establishing their own carbon pricing initiatives, ranging from emissions trading systems to carbon taxes. 2020 was initially set to be the year that signatories concluded the first phase – and began the second phase – of the Paris Agreement by revising and increasing the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions.

With Glasgow COP26 postponed until next year and in the context of ongoing global COVID-19 recovery efforts, this workshop provides a space for COP26 organizers and policymakers from the Asia Pacific to share the latest updates on the role of carbon pricing in accelerating climate ambition, and other mitigation strategies in the region.

This event is a public virtual workshop.

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8:45 am CET Registration and IT guidelines

9:15 am CET Keynote Session: Accelerating climate ambition in light of COP26

COP26 marks a crucial moment in climate mitigation efforts towards 2030 and beyond, as countries provide their first  revised NDCs and aim to reach consensus on previously halted Article 6 negotiations of the Paris Agreement. Carbon pricing remains a key tool for accelerated ambition going forward.

9:30 am CET Session I: Carbon pricing and NDC updates in the Asia-Pacific

The postponement of the COP26 in Glasgow to 2021 has delayed efforts to renew climate pledges but has provided countries the opportunity to couple post-pandemic economic recovery plans with long-term climate ambition. This session features government executives and politicians providing insights into the role of carbon pricing in scaled up climate action ahead of their NDC updates.

10:30 am CET Break

10:45 am CET Session II: The role of carbon pricing in countries’ long-term mitigation strategies

Carbon pricing policies form an indispensable tool in countries’ long-term mitigation pathways. In this session, policymakers from the Asia-Pacific will share updates on the direction of their country’s climate strategies, and the role of carbon pricing within the policy mix.

11:45 am CET / 6:45 pm Singapore Time

Closing Remarks

James Grabert, Director, Sustainable Development Mechanisms Programme United Nations Climate Change Secretariat

Zum Kalender hinzufügen

Dr. Christian Hübner


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