On behalf of the German Environment Agency, Ecologic Institute is carrying out the discussion series "Improving climate protection – for Paris and beyond." As part of the project, several expert workshops provide a platform for different stakeholder representatives to discuss and evaluate developments of the climate regime, the status of the UN climate negotiations and the outcome of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will be held in Paris in December 2015.
Participants include civil society and business representatives as well as representatives from science and politics.
In 2015, the following expert workshops have taken place:
- "Paris 2015 – Signals for non-state actors?"
- "National mitigation commitments and MRV – The political relevance of technical rules"
- "Conditional INDCs – A new and unknown element of the Paris-System"
- "Closing the post-Paris ambition gap: enhancing ambition before 2020 and the role of climate action pioneers"
The final full-day workshop "Beyond COP21: what does Paris mean for future climate policy?" will take place on 28 January 2016 in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).