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No net incidence at Bonn
The Rebate Mechanism (RM) proposal gained further support at a side event at the Bonn Climate Change Talks entitled: "Ensuring no net incidence on developing countries from carbon pricing of international transport", held on 8 June 2011. See:
Event flyer & RM keys | Optimal Rebate Key Study (0.6MB) | RM Presentation (0.7MB) | RM Outline and keys (2-pager) (0.3MB).
For recent discussions at the IMO see: GHG-WG 3 summary.
The debate was very good and covered technical details as well as ongoing negotiations on the matter.
More details will appear after the current round of negotiations,
You may wish to review the RM Presentation (0.7MB), read the Optimal Rebate Key Study (0.6 MB), grab the RM Outline and keys (2-pager) (0.3MB) or see the GHG-WG 3 summary.
The Rebate and Attribution keys for nearly 200 countries are also available as handy 2-page summaries, in three languages:
- RM Keys in English
- RM Coefficients de rabais et d'attribution (in French)
- RM Parámetros de reembolso y atribución (in Spanish)
- Event flyer . Synopsis and objective:
- The side event was dedicated to technically sound and politically acceptable levies on emissions from international aviation and maritime transport. Applied worldwide, collected centrally, they would raise $10bn+ annually for climate adaptation, REDD+, and technology.
- Galvanize the negotiations on levies for international transport.
- Fact Sheet . The Problem and The Solution:
- There are two problems:
- Current mechanisms to finance climate change adaptation in developing countries are inadequate, both in scale and design.
- International shipping CO2 emissions are outside of the Kyoto Protocol, yet they are: significant and growing, double aviation emissions, global and complex.
- As the solution, a global market-based instrument for shipping is proposed. This can catalyze global cooperation and solve both these problems.
- The event has been recognized and reported by the Earth Negotiations Bulletin.
- shorter pdf version (0.2 MB), page 4;
- web version with additional pictures.
The reports from the selected events held on 1 June are available:
To read on progress on the Bonn talks visit IISD Reporting Services.
Why the event was Important?
- Levies are proposed for negotiations within the AWG-LCA (paragraphs 36, and 173d)
- Shipping levy, which recognizes national circumstances, is viable
- As a result a draft negotiation text has been created
Presentation and Debate were Focused on
- How to pragmatically recognize national circumstances within a global scheme
- How to distribute financing from international levies
- International Maritime Emission Reduction Scheme
- How to galvanize the negotiations on equitable levies for international transport
Speaker and Panellists
- Andre Stochniol, IMERS (speaker)
- Henry Derwent, IETA
- Jake Schmidt, NRDC, USA