The International Climate Dialogue e.V. was founded in 2014 as a non-profit association, with the objective to promote education. The objective is achieved particularly through the:


  • Organization of public information sessions on climate change impacts and actions for scientists and non-scientists;


  • Publications on climate change impacts and actions;


  • Educational outreach activities, including seminars, conferences and lectures;


  • Promotion of information exchange between a network of scientists, policy makers and the private sector by organising seminars, conferences, lectures and discussing and disseminating latest findings;


  • Introduce new scientific findings and discussion points relevant to furthering political discourse on climate change while maintaining an impartial stance;


  • Initiation of pilot action for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions or for adaptation to climate change.


Please find a selection of our activities below:


  • Presentation at the Jahawarlal Nehru University, Delhi on "Market mechanisms in international climate policy – between economic efficiency and political considerations" (18.3. 2016).


  • Presentation at the IFAT Fair in Munich on "Waste Management-NAMAs in India and Latin America - Experiences from design of MRV and policy instruments (2.6. 2016).


  • In 2015 and 2016 ICD members participated in the UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn, Paris and Marrakech.


  • On 07.12.2016 members of the ICD contributed to a side event of Vietnam und der FU Berlin on "green energy case study financed by multilateral development banks".


  • ICD members organized a green zone side event at COP 22 on "Delivering NDCs through a NAMA portfolio" on 15.12.2016.


  • A study by the International Climate Dialogue e.V. assesses the potential of incubation mechanism for promoting clean technology dissemination to developing countries (click).


  • Presentation at Workshop of Zurich CMA on "Experiences from NAMA development regarding design of policy instrument combinations" (15.3. 2017).


  • The International Climate Dialogue e.V. is currently elaborating opportunities for promoting education on clean technologies and climate finance in the ASEAN region.


  • Ready for the Enhanced Transparency Framework? – mastering BURs today, tracking NDCs tomorrow

    COP23: 07.11.2017

    During the event, selected countries shared experiences and discussed ideas on national benefits of climate change reporting. They illustrated the connection between current reporting requirements, the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) and NDC-tracking.

    Speakers:
    Ekaterine Mikadze-Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection;
    Georgia Felipe Osses-Ministry of Environment Chile;
    Daniel Benefoh - EPA Ghana;
    Igor Shislov-Perspectives Climate Change;
    John Christensen-UNEP-DTU Partnership;
    Miriam Hinostroza-UNEP-DTU Partnership;
    Karen Holm Olsen-UNEP-DTU Partnership

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  • Exhibits

    COP23 2017

    Researchers from the University of Zurich, ClimateNet and ICD presented their latest research findings on climate finance, international climate negotiations, NDC implementation, and carbon markets.

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  • National mitigation policies as pillars of NDC implementation – how to mobilize financing

    SB48: 09.05.2018

    As NDC implementation has been prepared, framing of national policy instruments for mitigation and adaptation, and blending of various sources of financing has gained importance. In this Side Event, rules for Art. 6 mechanisms, results-based financing and national co-financing for Green Climate Fund activities were discussed.

    Speakers:
    Frank Fass-Metz, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany;
    Igor Shishlov, Perspectives Climate Research;
    Faustin Munyazikwiye, Rwanda Environment Management Agency: Financing Rwanda’s NDC implementation plan;
    Sven Feige, ClimateNet: How sectoral NAMA approaches can harness Art.6 financing

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    SB48 2018

    Researchers from the ICD presented their latest research findings on climate finance, international climate negotiations, NDC implementation, and carbon markets.

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  • Double counting - the million dollar question for the implementation of Article 6 and further issues


    COP24: 06.12.2018

    After 2020 most of the parties will have national commitments. How can we make sure that cooperative approaches / carbon markets are still possible without conflicting with national targets? In this context, we looked at compliance markets but at voluntary markets as well.

    Speakers:
    Sven Kolmetz, Verico: Moderator
    Christiaan Vrolijk, Natural Capital Partners: Views from a voluntary market player
    Sandra Greiner, Climate Focus: Article 6 pilot Experiences
    Rachel Boti-Douayoua, Côte d’Ivoire: Needs for carbon markets to achieve NDC's
    Jeff Swartz, IETA: Double counting & NDC; voluntary market after 2020

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  • Exhibits

    COP24 2018

    Experts from ClimateNet, the ETH Zurich and ICD discussed and presented their latest research findings on energy, climate finance, sustainable energy for SIDS, international climate negotiations, and NDC implementation.



  • Key recommendations for operationalizing an ambitious and effective Article 6.4 mechanism

    SB50: 25.06.2019

    This event discussed issues at stake in the operationalization of Art. 6.4, related to the transition of the CDM and private sector involvement. The event explored how market mechanisms can enhance ambition and make a contribution towards reaching net-zero emission pathways.

    Speakers:
    Axel Michaelowa, Perspectives Climate Research
    Nicolas Kreibich, Wuppertal Institute
    Jürg Füssler, INFRAS
    Alexandra Denishchenkova, Fraunhofer ISI
    Sangsun Ha, Ecoeye Co. Ltd.

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  • Harnessing synergies between carbon markets and climate finance for achieving ambitious NDCs

    COP26: 09.11.2021

    Senegal has mobilized the combined support from the Green Climate Fund and the Carbon Initiative for Development to achieve large-scale rural electrification. Senegal showcased how these activities support in achieving NDC and SDG targets as well as preparations for Article 6 carbon markets.

    Speakers:
    Stephan Hoch, Perspectives/ICD;
    Madeleine Diouf Sarr (Head, Climate Change Division (DECC) Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal): NDC of Senegal
    Ousmane Fall Sarr (ASER Senegal/West African Alliance)
    Sandra Greiner (Climate Focus)
    El-Hadji Mbaye Diagne (AEE)
    Moubarak Moukaila (West African Development Bank)

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  • Exhibits

    COP26 2021

    Researchers from the International Climate Dialogue presented their latest research findings on climate finance, international climate negotiations, NDC implementation, and carbon markets.

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  • Developing National Article 6 frameworks: Lessons from Ghana and Switzerland

    SB56: 11.06.2022

    Article 6 enhances mitigation ambition and low-carbon development. In 2022, Ghana and Switzerland became the first two Parties engaging in Article 6 with a signed bilateral agreement and a national Article 6 framework in place. The event discussed lessons learned with international experts.

    Speakers:
    Ximena Samaniego, Perspectives Climate Group;
    Dr. Daniel Tutu Benefoh, Ghana’s Environment Protection Agency: Governance arrangements and A6 national framework adoption in Ghana;
    Veronica Elgart, Fed. Office for Environment, Switzerland: Governance arrangements and A6 national framework adoption in Switzerland;
    Mischa Classen, KliK Foundation, Switzerland: Klik’s role in procuring ITMOs for the Swiss 2030 NDC target;
    Bianca Gichangi, Eastern African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance: Learning from the Ghanaian Experience

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  • Policy regulation and climate finance development scenarios for RE in Africa, with a focus on Ethiopia's updated NDC

    COP27: 09.11.2022

    Strengthening resilience for sustainable and just development in Africa through implementing NDC: opportunities for adaptation planning; clean energy; finance; food security; industry; and land as well as carbon market

    Speakers:
    Getahun Garedew, DG, Ethiopian EPA;
    Muluneh Hedeto, Ethiopian NDC development partners ,WRI, WB/UNDP;
    Stephan Hoch, Perspectives;
    Kelly Gallagher, Amy Jaffe, Abay Yimere, and Seth Owusu-Mante , Climate Policy Lab, Fletcher, Tufts University;

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  • Exhibits

    COP27

    Researchers from ICD presented their latest findings on ambitious mitigation policy instruments compatible with a 1.5°C emissions pathway and the implications on NDC implementation and international climate negotiations


  • Enhancing Ambitions with Inclusive Carbon Pricing Solutions towards Net-zero Transformation

    SB58: 12.06.2023

    This event aims to explore decarbonization solutions towards net-zero targets in a collaborative approach for improving ambitions. The discussion of demand-driven technological strategies in carbon pricing and Article 6 implementation will contribute to global goals.

    Speakers:
    Invited experts


  • Building on lessons learned: Setting a high bar for the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body’s work

    COP28: 05.12.2023

    The Article 6.4 Supervisory Body is tasked with developing methodological standards and reviewing existing methodologies for eligibility in the mechanism. Drawing on relevant expertise and research, the event will discuss the SB’s methodological work and the need for a rigorous review process.
    Speakers:
    Maria AlJishi, SB member;
    Jonathan Crook, CMW;
    Mbaye Diagne, SB Vice-Chair;
    Juliana Kessler, Perspectives;
    Axel Michaelowa, UZH/ICD;
    Daniel Ortega-Pacheco, ICVCM; Kristin Qui, SB member;
    Lambert Schneider, Oeko Institut

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  • Exhibits

    COP26 2023

    Applied Research, Competent Solutions and Best Practice in Climate Policy, Carbon Markets and Climate Finance.