Articles

Climate Action Teams (CAT): mini-lateral cooperation to accelerate ambitious decarbonization

Policy brief, November 2021

Climate-Action-Teams-mini-lateral-cooperation-to-accelerate-ambitious-decarbonization_11-v3.21 Published: November 2021

“Más mercados y menos gases de efecto invernadero” (More markets and less Greenhouse gases), Diario Financiero, June 2021

In a June 2021 article for Chilean newspaper Diario Financiero, Luis Gonzales Carrasco, from Universidad Catolica, points at Climate Teams as a promising approach for Chile to attract foreign investment for climate change mitigation. Full article here  (in Spanish)

Implementación de Equipos Climáticos en Chile: Una propuesta para combatir el cambio climático y la contaminación local

Implementación de Equipos Climáticos en Chile: Una propuesta para combatir el cambio climático y la contaminación local Published: 2020 Authors:  Suzi Kerr, Francisco Pinto Chile ha avanzado en materia de política pública ambiental y climática, ha implementado una infraestructura institucional

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Financial Transfers and Climate Cooperation

Financial Transfers and Climate Cooperation Published: 2019 Authors:  Suzi Kerr, Steffen Lippert, Edmund Lou Transfers of money can help reduce free riding. When should we give them? We investigate the impact of side-payments to countries that have a low net benefit

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Transfers, self-enforcing agreements and climate cooperation

Transfers, self-enforcing agreements and climate cooperation Published: 2018 Authors: Steffen Lippert, Edmund Lou, Suzi Kerr International agreements addressing climate change must overcome the difficulties implied by the absence of an institution with the power to ensure compliance. They have to be self-enforcing: the

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A new approach to emissions trading in a post-Paris climate

A new approach to emissions trading in a post-Paris climate Published: 2018 Authors: Catherine Leining, Suzi Kerr New Zealand cannot and must not rely on international markets to set our future domestic emission price. As both taxpayers and responsible global citizens, we need

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Report for the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Report for the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements Published: 2018 Authors: Ruben Lubowski and Robert Heilmayr The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements released a volume of fifteen briefs examining approaches to international cooperation in East Asia to address climate change. Most

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Presentations

Climate Action Teams at COP26

November 2021

Suzi Kerr, Chief Economist of EDF and leader of the Climate Action Teams (CAT) initiative, talked  about ‘carbon markets’ and ‘carbon border measures’ during COP26 explaining the potential role that CAT initiative could play in both. Recording of both sessions

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‘Climate Teams’ Not Carbon Commodity Markets: High Integrity Transfers of International Mitigation to Enhance Global Ambition

September 2020

Suzi Kerr, chief economist at Environmental Defense Fund, presented at the David Bradford Energy and Environmental Policy Seminar Series organized by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE) in the Princeton School of Public and International

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Climate Teams event at the New York Climate Week, September 2021

Climate Action Teams (CAT): a model for climate cooperation ‘Progress in the development of a potential crediting baseline in Chile’

The Climate Action Teams (CAT) event at Climate Week 2021 convened researchers, modelers, policymakers and the private sector to discuss the potential to achieve ambitious emissions reductions through international cooperation in carbon markets, using Climate Action Teams (CAT) agreements. José

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Expert discussion: Methodological design of a Climate Team Agreement, July 2021

The Climate Teams initiative convened experts from IEA, IETA, Wuppertal Institute, Universidad Catolica, Universidad de Chile, Perspectives and EDF, as well as Government representatives from Chile and Switzerland. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the appropriate design of

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Climate Change Mitigation Modelling- Chile-NZ knowledge exchange. June 2021

On the 22nd of June, the Climate Teams initiative convened a team of climate mitigation modelers from Chile and New Zealand, as well as Government representatives from both countries, and international modelling experts. The objectives of the meeting were to:

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Economists and leadership toward low-emission societies

Economists and leadership toward low-emission societies Published: 2019 Author: Suzi Kerr Event: Australasian Association of Agricultural and Resource Economics – President’s Address, February 2019 Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge of our time. Because it is so far reaching

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Cooperation and emissions price harmonisation without linking: prospects for ‘climate teams’ in East Asia

Cooperation and emissions price harmonisation without linking: prospects for ‘climate teams’ in East Asia Date: 2017 Presenter: Suzi Kerr Event: International Cooperation in East Asia to Address Climate Change, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Shanghai

A mechanism for cooperation under Article 6.2

A mechanism for cooperation under Article 6.2 Date: 2018 Presenter: Suzi Kerr Event:  Climate Teams breakfast event at the Global Climate Action Summit, San Francisco, California, 11 September 2018  

Korean experience with reforestation

Korean experience with reforestation Date: 2018 Presenters: Seong-il Kim and Dong-hwan Kim Event: Workshop in May 2018 Dong-hwan Kim and Seong-il Kim gave this presentation to a climate team studying reforestation. South Korea is a leading example of how a nation can successfully reforest.

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Climate Teams Presentation

Climate teams presentation –  University of Pennsylvania Date: 2019 Presenter: Suzi Kerr A presentation by Suzi Kerr at University of Pennsylvania on how a Climate Teams model could work internationally to get the globe to net-zero long-lived greenhouse gas emissions. This

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Other Resources

Kleinman Center podcast episode on Climate Teams “Rethinking Global Emissions Trading”

Suzi Kerr, chief economist at the Environmental Defense Fund, discusses a new framework for global emissions trading under the Paris Climate Accord, intended to incentivize ambitious and sustained emissions reductions. The ‘Climate Teams’ plan organizes small groups of countries that

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