Climate Law Conference 2011
Future Prospects for Climate Finance and the Carbon Market: A Legal Perspective

23 June 2011

King's College London

Participation Fees
Regular: € 585,-
Reduced for CCLR-subscribers: € 495,-
Reduced for full-time academics: € 415,-

VAT will be added if applicable.


At the momentous climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009, leaders from industrialised nations pledged US$30 billion in “fast start” climate finance for developing countries, and committed to mobilise US$100 billion each year by 2020 from a wide variety of sources. They also agreed to “pursue various approaches, including opportunities to use markets” to promote mitigation actions.
One year later, in Cancún, some progress was made in bringing these broad objectives closer to implementation, yet important questions remain:

• What progress have countries made in securing funds for the “fast track” climate
  finance, and how will the Green Climate Fund set up for their disbursement
• What sources can be tapped for climate finance in the longer term, and what role
  will market mechanisms play?
• And, importantly, will the decisions taken in Cancún help reduce the current
  uncertainty in the carbon market by declaring that emissions trading and the
  project-based mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol “shall continue to be
  available” beyond 2012?

Reflecting on the latest round of negotiations in Bonn in June 2011, a select group of high-level experts and decision makers reflected on these and further questions, highlighting the legal and institutional implications.


1st Session: Climate Finance – Where do we stand?
• Accelerating the disbursement and sourcing of climate finance
• Implementing the Green Climate Fund: Questions of governance and legitimacy

2nd Session: Carbon markets beyond 2012 - Light at the end of the tunnel?
• A future for JI and the CDM? Interpreting the mandate from Cancún
• What market mechanisms will “be considered” in Durban?
• Restoring confidence in the EU ETS: Solutions for improved governance 

Moderated Panel Discussion: Will there be a global carbon market post-2012, and what will it look like?

Target Group

• EC and international lawyers
• Private legal practitioners
• Economists and industry representatives
• Academics
with an interest in the law and economics of climate regulation and the carbon market

Benefits of Attending

• Witness top-level experts speaking on today`s most important issues concerning
  climate regulation and the carbon market!
• Get updated on the latest developments and meet professionals from around the
• Enjoy a great networking opportunity in London!


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