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COP 23: Climate change talks [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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Representatives of nearly 200 countries started 11 days of talks on 6 November in Bonn, Germany, on how to further implement the 2015 Paris Agreement on tackling climate change. The United Nations’ climate meeting, COP 23, is part of global efforts to cut emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Those efforts suffered a blow earlier in 2017, when US President Donald Trump announced plans for the United States to pull out of the Paris Agreement.

This note brings together commentaries, analyses and studies by major international think tanks and research institutes on the Bonn talks and wider issues relating to climate change. Earlier publications on the Paris Agreement can be found in a previous edition of ‘What Think Tanks are Thinking’ published in February 2016.

The Fiji UN Climate Summit 2017, COP23: What is at stake in Bonn?
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, November 2017

Designing the global stocktake: A Global governance innovation
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, November 2017

Elaborating the Paris Agreement: Implementation and compliance
Center for Climate for Energy Solutions, November 2017

Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: Assessing the evidence
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, November 2017

Bonn and Berlin: COP23 and coalition negotiations face climate challenges
Atlantic Council, November 2017

Pressure grows on coal at COP23
E3G, November 2017

Climate diplomats, pivot to ambition: Don’t get caught in Trump headlights
E3G, November 2017

Can the least developed countries count on the Green Climate Fund?
Stockholm Environment Institute, November 2017

Exploring connections between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Stockholm Environment Institute, November 2017

Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2017 snapshot
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and Environment, November 2017

Enhancing NDCs by 2020: Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement
World Resources Institute, November 2017

Turning points: Trends in countries’ reaching peak greenhouse gas emissions over time
World Resources Institute, November 2017

No, tax breaks for U.S. oil and gas companies probably don’t materially affect climate change
Council on Foreign Relations, October 2017

EU climate policies: Friend, foe or bystander to forest restoration and carbon sinks?
Ecologic Institute, October 2017

The roles of energy markets and environmental regulation in reducing coal-fired plant profits and electricity sector emissions
Resources for the Future, October 2017

Trump and the Paris Agreement: Better out than in
Bruegel, September 2017

Reinforcing the EU energy industry transformation: Stronger policies needed
Bruegel, September 2017

After Paris: A climate agenda that serves U.S. interests
Center for a New American Security, September 2017

Climate mainstreaming in the EU budget: Preparing for the next MFF
Institute for European Environmental Policy, September 2017

Using citizen-based observations to plan for climate change: A look at the United States and Europe
Atlantic Council, September 2017

How to understand and interpret global climate model results
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Future Climate for Africa, September 2017

A theory of gains from trade in multilaterally linked ETSs
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, September 2017

Maintaining EU-UK cooperation on energy & climate change post-Brexit
E3G, September 2017

California seizes climate leadership after Trump abandons Paris Accord
Council on Foreign Relations, August 2017

Globally, people point to ISIS and climate change as leading security threats: Concern about cyberattacks, world economy also widespread
Pew Research Center, August 2017

Does the EU renewable energy sector still need a guarantees of origin market?
Centre for European Policy Studies, July 2017

The future is now: European Union finances for climate and energy
E3G, July 2017

Engaged in the democratic, social and ecological future of Europe: How to set a future PES coherent programme to address pollution and climate change?
Foundation for European Progressive Studies, July 2017

EU ETS: Fasten your seat belts
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, July 2017

Trump’s Paris exit: A blow to climate politics, but a boon to regional climate policy?
Centre for European Policy Studies, June 2017

En route to a just global energy transformation? The formative power of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, June 2017

Régulation financière et urgence climatique: Pour des normes prudentielles et comptables plus vertes
Terra nova, June 2017

The significance of the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, June 2017

Making the energy transition a European success: Tackling the democratic, innovation, financing and social challenges of the energy union
Notre Europe, June 2017

The climate crisis
Brookings Institution, June 2017

Can EU leadership on climate change unite the fragmented Union?
EUROPEUM, June 2017

Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor 2017: Assessing the needs and attractiveness of low-carbon investments in G20 countries
New Climate Institute for Climate Policy, June 2017

Water, climate and conflict: Security risks on the increase?
Clingendael, May 2017

A guide to greenhouse gas benchmarking for climate policy instruments
New Climate Institute for Climate Policy and Global Sustainability, May 2017

Adieu Paris: What’s next for climate policy if Trump ditches the Paris Agreement?
Bruegel, May 2017

The carbon buyers’ club: International emissions trading beyond Paris
Bruegel, April 2017

Brexit scenarios: The implications for energy and climate change
E3G, April 2017

Brexit and the EU Energy Union: Keeping Europe’s energy and climate transition on track
E3G, April 2017

Energía y clima en 2017: Volatilidad contenida, implementación climática e incertidumbre política
Real Instituto Elcano, April 2017

Die Energiewende als europäisches Projekt: Chancen, Reibungspunkte, Handlungsoptionen
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, April 2017

Auf dem Weg zu einer gerechten globalen Energietransformation? Die Gestaltungsmacht der SDGs und des Paris Agreement
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, March 2017

Clean energy for all Europeans: Time to deliver!
Notre Europe, March 2017

Balancing reserves within a decarbonized European electricity system in 2050: From market developments to model
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, March 2017

The grand challenge: Pathways towards climate neutral freight corridors
Stiftung Mercator, March 2017

A new climate trilateralism? Opportunities for cooperation between the EU, China and African countries on addressing climate change?
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, March 2017

Energy and climate strategies, interests and priorities of the EU and Turkey
Istituto Affari Internazionali, March 2017

Explaining goal achievement in international negotiations: The EU and the Paris Agreement on climate change
Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, February 2017

The EU Emissions Trading System after 2020: Can the Parliament’s Environment Committee achieve its ambitions?
Centre for European Policy Studies, February 2017

The EU and climate security
E3G, European Institute for Security Studies, January 2017

The new EU energy package: Towards more decarbonization and more complexity
Egmont, January 2017

Robust review and ratcheting up targets: EU climate policies after 2020
Ecologic Institute, January 2017

La politique commerciale au service de la politique climatique
Centre d’études prospectives et d’informations internationales, January 2017

Green growth and energy security
Clingendael, January 2017

The clean energy transition and industrial strategy: Developing a coherent approach
E3G, January 2017

Competition and regulation as a means of reducing CO2 emissions: Experience from U.S. fossil fuel power plants
Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln, January 2017


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