IPCC Policy Session

Friday 1 July 2011, 16:30 - 18:45

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IPCC Policy Session: Presentation of the IPCC WG III Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN)

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In this session, the IPCC WG III Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) will be presented. The report is expected to be approved by the IPCC Plenary in the second week of May in Abu Dhabi. It provides a better understanding of:
• resources by region and impacts of climate change on these resources;

• the mitigation potential of RE sources;
• the linkages between RE growth and co-benefits in achieving sustainable development by region;
• the impacts on global, regional and national energy security;
• the technology and market status, future developments and projected rates of deployment;
• the options and constraints for integration into the energy supply system and other markets, including energy storage options;
• the economic and environmental costs, benefits, risks and impacts of deployment;
• capacity building, technology transfer and financing in different regions;
• policy options, outcomes and conditions for effectiveness; and
• the accelerated deployment that could be achieved in a sustainable manner.

The SRREN will address the information needs of policy makers, private sector and civil society in a comprehensive way and will provide valuable information for further IPCC publications, including the upcoming IPCC 5th Assessment Report.

After an overview presentation of the report, invited experts will focus on the economics of renewable energy and climate policy, a European perspective, and renewables’ role within climate policy. A panel discussion will close the session.
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