Articles

CAT Dialogue Process in Chile on Article 6: Decalogue and Shared Declaration

Santiago de Chile, October 19th, 2023.

As part of its objectives, between June and August 2023, Climate Action Teams held a convening that brought together various actors engaged in technical and policy issues related to climate change. The central focus of this call was on Article

… Read more »

CAT’s Engaging Participation in LACCW 2023: Building Alliances and Shaping Climate Action

Panama City, October 23-27th, 2023

Climate Action Team actively contributed to the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) 2023, fostering collaboration and shaping the discourse on climate management. One of the highlights of CAT’s participation was the engagement of Francisco Pinto, CAT focal point,

… Read more »

Catalyzing Climate Ambition: A Comprehensive Report on Chile’s Article 6 Dialogue Process by CAT and CBI

Climate Action Teams and Consensus Building Institute (CBI), Santiago de Chile, November 2023.

Between March and September 2023, the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) worked with Chile’s Climate Action Teams (CAT) initiative to design and implement a dialogue process focused on working with different stakeholders to get their views on how, and under what

… Read more »

At COP27, Chile, New Zealand Representatives Express Support for Potential Collaboration in Climate Action Teams

Press release: COP27 event explores new model for large-scale mechanism for international climate cooperation between countries

November 12, 2022 Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt–During a side event at the United Nations climate talks, government representatives from Chile and New Zealand expressed interest in and support for exploring the creation of a Climate Action Team agreement between the two

… Read more »

Potential Greenhouse Gas Reductions Beyond Chile’s Nationally Determined Contribution to 2030

Preliminary Modelling Results Report, August, 2022

Par of Environmental Defense Fund’s Economics Discussion Paper Series, this report represents a first approximation of the mitigation potential and its costs, since the implementation of any of the actions presented may require a whole set of analyses to determine

… Read more »

Chile, New Zealand Representatives Express Support for Potential Collaboration in Climate Action Teams

Press release: New report and Latin American and the Caribbean Climate Week event explore a new model for international climate cooperation between countries, July 2022

(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – 21 July, 2022) During a side event at Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW), government representatives from Chile and New Zealand expressed interest in and support for exploring the creation of a Climate

… Read more »

Climate Action Teams: Un Mecanismo para la Transferencia de ITMOs

Rodrigo Pizarro Gariazzo, January 2022

This report, written in Spanish, presents the Climate Action Teams approach for international collaboration through the transfer of carbon credits. The report has the Chilean audience in mind, with Chile as a potential host country, but it is also very

… Read more »

“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

… Read more »

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

… Read more »

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

… Read more »

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

… Read more »

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

… Read more »

Presentations

The CAT-Chile Seminar highlights cooperation as the way forward for Chile’s decarbonization

Santiago de Chile, June 20, 2023.

Transparency, cooperation and innovation were recurring concepts during the seminar Climate Action Teams (CAT): A mechanism to contribute to accelerating decarbonization and increasing climate ambition in Chile. Progress and challenges.     Santiago de Chile, June 20, 2023. The event,

… Read more »

Supporting Acceleration of Transition At-Scale: Exploring Climate Action Teams (CAT) and Other Jurisdictional Mechanisms to Accelerate Decarbonization

COP27 Event, December 2022

On November 12, 2022, Suzi Kerr, Chief Economist and Mandy Rambharos, Vice President of Global Climate Cooperation at the Environmental Defense Fund, participated in an IETA BusinessHUB Pavilion event at #COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, exploring new models for international

… Read more »

‘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

… Read more »

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

… Read more »

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

… Read more »

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:

… Read more »

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

… Read more »

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.

… Read more »

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

… Read more »

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

… Read more »