First Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group Meeting to Take Place 9 – 10 May

Actions May 10, 2017 1:54 pm

During the Bonn Climate Change Conference this week, the first Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (TEG) meeting on the Impact of the Implementation of Response Measures will take place, from 9 – 10 May.

Initiated in 2016 during the forty-fifth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 45) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 45), the TEG will focus specifically on technical work in two key areas in the context of sustainable development. Discussion will address economic diversification and transformation, and just transition of the workforce and the creation of decent work and quality jobs.

Groups from the Asian-Pacific, Africa, Western European, Latin America, Caribbean, and Small Island States will share country and sector-specific case studies, and experiences in the topical areas. Additional discussion will focus on identifying and assessing impacts, as well as planning and implementing economic diversification strategies and just transition processes. Capacity building needs and opportunities for international cooperation will also be explored.

The full agenda for the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on the Impact of the Implementation of Response Measures can be found here.

Following the session, the TEG will report back to the forum on the impact of the implementation of response measures, and make recommendations to advance technical work in related areas.

These outcome documents will be published once available, and can be accessed here.

Response measures refer to the range of policies, programs and actions that countries undertake to reduce their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. These actions range from subsidies to promote low-carbon development, to border carbon adjustment measures or carbon labeling. Depending on implementation, response measures may be unilateral, bilateral or multilateral.

Additional information on response measures can be found here.