From 9 to 20 July 2012, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) will convene its fourth Summer School on Emissions Trading for Emerging Economies and Developing Countries Dublin, Ireland. Designed for 25 to 30 carefully selected policy makers and other stakeholders from the nongovernmental, academic and private sectors, it will convey an in-depth understanding of emissions trading as an instrument to mitigate greenhouse gases, and build capacity on the technical design and implementation of carbon trading systems. Over the span of two weeks, participants will have ample networking opportunities with each other and with the teaching faculty, composed of representatives from ICAP members and other recognized experts in the field. Use of modern communication technologies will help promote active discussions among participants beyond the duration of the Summer School.
The ICAP Summer School will introduce participants to the concept of emissions trading as a policy instrument, and provide illustration by way of case studies. The course will also cover emissions trading as a feature of the international climate regime, and explore the opportunities offered by creating an international carbon market of linked domestic and regional systems and taking into account the specific needs and interests of developing countries. The ICAP Summer School will address a range of pertinent issues, including allocation methods, offset mechanisms, questions relating to the scope and coverage of a trading scheme, the need for adequate monitoring, reporting and verification, and registry design and implementation. It will also cover the value of economic analysis in the run-up to an ETS, anticipate future developments and identify options for market links between different trading systems. Team-building activities are an important component of the ICAP Summer School and will be fostered through break-out sessions and frequent working groups. A detailed program will be made available to those applicants who have been selected for participation.
Teaching faculty for the Summer School will consist of experienced decision makers from the relevant administrative authorities in ICAP member jurisdictions, as well as practitioners and representatives from established educational and research institutions active in the area of emissions trading and climate policy. With this combination of different backgrounds, the faculty not only guarantees a high level of technical expertise and practical experience, but also promotes the creation of an active network between Summer School participants, government officials and the research and advisory community. Course material will be provided by recognized experts on the technical and institutional aspects of climate policy and emissions trading.
Participation is open to applicants from emerging economies and developing countries from around the world. Applicants should be stakeholders from the nongovernmental, academic and private sectors as well as policy makers who are or will be involved in deciding on, designing and implementing emissions trading systems. Participants will be selected based on defined criteria that take into account a balanced mixture of professional backgrounds and nationalities. Final confirmation of participants will rest with ICAP. Detailed application instructions are available on the ICAP website.
The ICAP Summer School will be carried out from 9 to 20 July in Dublin, Ireland. Accommodation, catering and local transportation for all participants during the Summer School will be covered by the organizers. Travel expenses can be reimbursed on the basis of individual need. Participants from Israel, Korea and Singapore will be expected to cover their own travel expenses. Further details will be made available to those applicants who have been selected for participation.
The ICAP Summer School 2012 is implemented by the Ecologic Institute and Deutsche Ge-sellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
This Summer School is funded by the European Union.
Application deadline is 22 March 2012. The course will be conducted in English. Applications are to be submitted in English. Detailed application instructions are available on the ICAP website at www.icapcarbonaction.com, contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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