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Asia Pacific Climate Week in Singapore

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Ms Melissa Low, ESI Research Fellow, spoke at the Asia Pacific Climate Week conference held in Singapore from 11-13 July 2018.

On 11 July, she participated in a Side Event on “Carbon Pricing an Policy Packages for Driving Energy Transitions” organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in collaboration with the World Bank. Melissa spoke alongside Sara Moarif, Acting Head of the Environment and Climate Change Unit, International Energy Agency and Duan Maosheng, Professor at Tsinghua University, Director of China Carbon Market Center (CCMC), China. The panel was moderated by Angela Naneu Churie Kallhauge, Senior Climate Change Specialist, World Bank.

On 12 July, Melissa also spoke at a Workshop on “Regional Solutions for Asia Pacific to Meet the Enhanced Transparency Framework” organized by UN Environment and Technical University of Denmark (UNEP DTU) Partnership. At the session, she was joined by Jigme, Team Lead, Mitigation, Data and Analysis, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), Santhosh Manivannan, Assistant Director International Policy, National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), Strategy Group, Singapore; Amjad Abdullah, Director General and Head of Climate Change and Energy Department, The Maldives; and Albert Magalang, Head of Climate Change Office, The Philippines. The panel was moderated by Fatima-Zahra Taibi, Senior Advisor, UN Environment Programme Partnership with the Technical University of Denmark (UNEP-DTU).

The speakers shared on the status of the negotiations on article 13, the main issues on the table and the prognostic for Katowice COP24, perspectives and views of the Asia-Pacific countries on Article 13, what they would like to see in the Paris rule book with regard to this issue and how they can implement the new enhanced transparency framework. Representatives from Singapore, The Maldives and The Philippines shared details of the status and progress in the implementation of the transparency framework in their countries, as well as capacity needs and initiatives and lessons learnt, status and progress in the implementation of the transparency framework.

(Posted on 13 July 2018)