Event: Three Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future

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28 May 2015

In her lecture, Marianne Fay, Chief Economist of the Climate Change Group at The World Bank and one of the authors of the Report, presents the main findings and recommendations. The report provides data, examples and policy advice to help put countries on a smooth path to decarbonizing their development.

Event Type
Public Lecture and Discussion

Location/Date
Bonn, 08.06.2015

Organiser
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Stabilizing climate change entails reducing net emissions of carbon dioxide to zero. The new World Bank report “Decarbonizing Development: Three Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future” outlines three principles to guide countries in their efforts to create a zero-carbon future:

(a) planning ahead with an eye on the end goal
(b) going beyond carbon pricing with a policy package that triggers changes in investment patterns, technology, and behaviours
(c) protecting poor people and avoiding concentrated losses.

To prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius will require a transformation of our socio-economic development pathways and demands planning for a zero-carbon-future. This new Report on decarbonization underlines: The solutions exist, and they are affordable – if governments take action today.

Programme

  • Welcome
    Dirk Messner, Director, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • Decarbonizing Development: Three Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future
    Marianne Fay, Chief Economist, Climate Change Group, The World Bank
  • Commentary
    Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven (tbc), Director General “Global Issues – Sector policies and programmes”, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and. Development (BMZ)
  • Discussion

This lecture is part of the “Klimalog”. With “Klimalog”, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) promotes awareness for interlinkages between climate and development policy and furthers a goal-oriented dialogue between pertinent actors in politics, academia, civil society and the private sector. In the context of “Klimalog,” DIE conducts research on policies towards a decarbonisation of the global economy and towards increasing the climate resilience of societies for a climate-smart and just transformation.

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