"Designing international climate change mitigation policies through RD&D strategic cooperation"

Final conference of the FP6 TOCSIN project

October 12th, 2009, 10:00 – 17:00
Faculty Club, Room "St. Barbara"
Leuven, Belgium


9:30 – 10:00 Registration, welcome coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome Address
Philippe THALMANN, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
10:10 – 10:20 Opening Address
Wolfram SCHRIMPF, European Commission, DG Research
10:20 – 11:30 Session 1: Technology cooperation in the mitigation of climate change
10:20 – 10:40 Elena VERDOLINI, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
"Innovation and stabilization policies, a numerical analysis using an integrated assessment model (WITCH)"
10:40 – 11:00 Maryse LABRIET, KANLO
"Scenario analysis of technology-based climate policies with a coupled energy system – integrated assessment – general equilibrium model (TIAM-GEMINI)"
11:00 – 11:20 Alain HAURIE, ORDECSYS
"A dynamic game of strategic RD&D cooperation and GHG emission mitigation"
11:20 – 11:30 Alain HAURIE, ORDECSYS
"An internet self-learning tool for model-based scenario analysis on international technology cooperation and climate policy"
Visit dokeos.ordecsys.com (connect using login:tocsin, pwd:fp6)
11:30 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:20 Session 2: Technology-oriented climate policy cooperation between the EU, China and India
13:00 – 13:20 Frank VÖHRINGER, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
"Opportunities in climate change mitigation through North-South technology cooperation"
13:20 – 13:40 CHEN Wenying, Tsinghua University
"Meeting China’s mitigation challenges through technology cooperation"
13:40 – 14:00 GUAN Dabo, Cambridge University
"China’s energy and climate policies in the presence of growing international"
14:00 – 14:20 P.R. SHUKLA, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
"Meeting India’s mitigation challenges through technology cooperation"
14:20 – 14:50 Coffee break
14:50 – 15:50 Keynote session
14:50 – 15:20 Shoibal CHAKRAVARTY, Princeton Environmental Institute
"Sharing global CO2 emission reductions among one billion high emitters"
15:20 – 15:50 ZhongXiang ZHANG, East-West Center Honolulu and Fudan University Shanghai
"Encouraging developing country involvement in a post-2012 climate change regime: carrots, sticks or both?"
15:50 – 16:45 Final discussion
15:50 – 16:00 Introduction by PAN Jiahua, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
16:00 – 16:45 Round table discussion
PAN Jiahua Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
ZhongXiang ZHANG East-West Center Honolulu / Fudan Univ. Shanghai
Shoibal CHAKRAVARTY Princeton Environmental Institute
P.R. SHUKLA Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Philippe THALMANN (chair) Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
16:45 – 17:00 Closing remarks
Philippe THALMANN, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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TECHNOLOGY-ORIENTED COOPERATION AND STRATEGIES IN INDIA AND CHINA (TOCSIN): Reinforcing the EU dialogue with developing countries on climate change mitigation

The FP6 TOCSIN project identifies and assesses climate change mitigation options in China and India and the conditions for a strategic cooperation on RD&D and technology transfer with the EU. The research emphasizes the strategic dimension of RD&D cooperation, and the key role of creating incentives for the participation of developing countries (DCs) in post-2012 GHG emissions reduction strategies. The research is structured around the use of an ensemble of bottom-up, top-down, integrated assessment and game theoretic models (TIAM GEMINI-E3, WITCH etc.) that are coupled via advanced large scale mathematical programming techniques. TOCSIN project partners include Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), REME, Switzerland (Coordinator); Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy; Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Centre of Game Theory, China; Indian Institute of Management (IIMVA), Public Systems Group, India; KANLO Consultants, France; ORDECSYS, Switzerland; Tsinghua University, 3E Institute, China; and University of Cambridge, Electricity Policy Research Group, Great Britain. Additional project information can be found at http://tocsin.epfl.ch.