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  • Title: BASIC-Project: Linking national and international climate policy
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    Descriptive info: BASIC - Project.. Linking national and international climate policy:.. capacity building for challenges ahead for Brazil,.. China, India and South Africa.. Sponsored by:.. The Environment Directorate General of the European Commission..

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    Descriptive info: Home.. Project information.. Project partners.. Country information.. Results and documents.. Contacts.. Disclaimer.. Intranet..

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    Descriptive info: Welcome to the BASIC project website!.. This website provides information regarding the BASIC project, a two years EU supported project that aims at linking national and international climate policy by enhancing and strengthening institutional capacity on climate change for Brazil, China, India and South Africa.. The project was commissioned to a multi-national project team in  ...   Project Final Report.. Strengthening the capacity of developing countries to prepare for and participate in negotiations on future actions under the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol.. September 2007.. Dowload the report.. Final papers.. A.. list of the final papers.. written by the country teams of China, India, South Africa and Brazil can be found under..

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    Descriptive info: Project Summary.. The BASIC Project is an action orientated research and capacity development project focusing on supporting the institutional capacity of key developing countries to undertake analytical work to determine what kind of national and international climate change actions best fit within their circumstances and priorities.. BASIC stands for Building and Strengthening Institutional Capacities on Climate Change in Brazil, India, China and South Africa.. These four countries were chosen because of their environmental, economic, social and political importance.. To achieve these objectives the Project has created the BASIC network - a multi-national project team linking over 40 individuals from 25 reasearch and policy institutions, the majority based in BASIC countries with coordination provided by the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.. The BASIC Project is funded by the Environment Directorate, European Commission and also by contributions from DEFRA, UK.. Further details of BASIC partners and research and capacity development activites can be found on this website.. BASIC Project activities have comprised a mix of research papers, policy analysis, briefings, workshops, conferences, mentoring and training clustered around five tasks lead by teams:.. Task 1.. Energy, mitigation and  ...   teams of China, India, South Africa and Brazil can be found under.. The BASIC Project Overview.. Brazil South Africa India China.. Building and Strengthening Institutional Capacity on Climate Change.. Download the overview.. The underlying premise of BASIC is that international climate policy has tended to be internationally determined and based on top-down approaches that have not examined the social, political and economic feasibility of implementation.. BASIC has sought to reverse this dynamic to ensure that future climate policy is informed by countries particular circumstances and challenges.. The BASIC network unites experts from developed and developing countries engaged in both domestic implementation and international climate policy negotiations.. The Project has contributed both to development and implementation of domestic policy as well as to the formulation and analysis of proposed international agreements around post 2012 frameworks.. An additional rationale for BASIC Project is to provide opportunities for developing country representatives and experts to meet each other to share analysis and experiences are currently extremely limited.. The BASIC Project workshops and conferences have provided significant opportunities for a wide variety of national and international participants to meet in an informal setting..

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    Descriptive info: Participating team.. The following organizations and experts play an active role in implementing the project.. Organization.. Participating experts / role.. Role of organization in project.. Links to other websites or information on partner organizations.. Institute of Development Studies, UK.. Farhana Yamin / Project Director.. Oliver Burch / IDS Environment Group Administrator.. Paul Curnow (c/- Baker McKenzie) / Project Coordinator.. Jan Morlot-Corfee (c/- University College London, Dept.. of Geography.. Erik Haites (c/- Margaree Consulting) / external consultant and advisor.. IDS is leading the project and is contact organization to the EU, DG Environment.. China Team.. Leading Task 1 - Energy, mitigation, sustainable development:.. linking modelling to policy.. Ministry of Science and Technology, China.. Division of Resources and Environment.. Lu Xeudu / Team Leader, China Team.. The Ministry of Science and Technology China leads and provides technical input for 1 and contributes to task 5.. Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS), China.. Agrometeorology Institute.. Lin Erda, Li Yue, Xiong Wei, Wu Yanjuan.. CAAS provides technical input for task 1 and contributes to task 5.. Research Centre for Sustainable Development.. The Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), China.. Jiahua Pan, Ying Chen, Guiyang Zhuanh.. CASS provides technical input for task 1 and.. contributes to task 5.. Global Climate Change Institute (GCCI) of Tsinghua University.. , China.. Duan Maosheng, Fei Teng, Alun Gu.. The Global Climate Change Institute of Tsinghua University provides technical input for taks 1 and contributes to task 5.. Introduction to GCC Institute.. India Team.. Leading Task 2 - Adaptation, vulnerability and finance:.. assessment tools and approaches.. Winrock International India.. Sumana Bhattacharya / Team Leader, Indian Team.. Aditi Dass.. Winrock International India leads and provides technical input for task 2 and contributes to task 5.. Energy Environment Analytics Limited, Ahmedabad, India.. Amit Garg (also at UNEP Riso Centre).. Ashish Rana.. PR Shukla.. The Energy Environment Analytics  ...   Policy coherence and institutional coordination:.. Clarifying institutional responsibilities including for CDM.. Palmer Development Group.. Mike Goldblatt / Team Leader South African Team.. Julie Middleton.. Gillian Sykes.. Palmer Development Group leads and provides technical input to task 3 and contributes to task 5.. Global Climate Change Sub-directorate.. Air Quality Management Directorate.. Department of Environmental Affairs Tourism, South Africa.. Shirley Kelebogile Moroka.. The Climate Change Sub-directorate technically supports task 3 and contributes to task 5.. IMBEWU Enviro-Legal Consultants.. , South Africa.. Catherine Warburton.. Andrew Gilder.. Sibusiso Shabalala.. The IMBEWU Enviro-Legal Consultants provide technical input to task 3 and contributes to task 5.. SouthSouthNorth.. Steve Thorne.. Stefan Raubenheimer.. SouthSouthNorth provides technical input to task 3 and contributes to task 5.. The City of Cape Town.. Shirene Rosenberg.. The City of Cape Town provides input to task 3 and contributes to task 5.. Brazil Team.. Task 4 - Designing international climate policy and enhancing negotiation skills.. Institute for Advanced Studies.. , Instituto de Eletrotécnica e Energia, Faculty of Economics.. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.. Gylvan Meira Filho / Team Leader, Brazilian Team,.. Professor Jacques Marcovitch,.. José Goldemberg.. The Institute for Advanced Studies leads and provides technical input for task 4 and.. It will be supported with task 4 from the Support Teams.. It also contributes to task 5.. Support Teams.. Ecofys.. Niklas Höhne.. Sara Moltmann.. Ernst Worrell.. Kornelis Blok.. The Support Team provides technical assistance and support to all four national teams through various experts.. The support team does also play a role in task 5.. Future International Action on Climate Change.. (FIACC).. World Resources Institute.. Jonathon Pershing.. Kevin Baumert.. Robert Bradley.. Habiba Gitay.. WRI Climate homepage.. The Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT homepage).. GHG Protocol Initiative.. WRI publications related to post-2012 issues.. Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations internationales.. Laurence Tubiana,.. Carine Barbier.. German Development Institute.. Imme Scholz..

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    Descriptive info: Brazil.. Initial National Communication.. National UNFCCC focal point and other contacts (UNFCCC web site).. Designated National Authority for the CDM (UNFCCC web site).. China.. (Executive summary in English only).. India.. South Africa.. Further documents for South Africa.. Energy Efficency.. White Paper on Renewable Energy.. A National Climate Change Response Strategyy.. Country Study on Climate Change..

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  • Title: Results
    Descriptive info: Results.. This website provides results and additional documentation regarding the BASIC project.. This is a list of the papers arising from the BASIC Project.. The papers were designed to contribute to capacity development and to advance discussion of climatepolicy, nationally and internationally, and do not represent the views of the BASIC Project Team as a whole.. Task 1 - Energy, mitigation and sustainable development: linking modelling to policy (.. China Team.. ).. Task 1 of the BASIC Project involves two components: enhancing analytic expertise within China to engage in economic modelling and understanding how climate mitigation considerations can be better incorporated into China's national developmental plans and environmental protection measures and what can be done internationally to support this.. The.. China BASIC Team.. completed six papers covering these issues and hosted an international workshop in Beijing in February 2006.. One of the major policy relevant conclusions of this work is that given the state of modelling capacity today and what is going on in the Chinese economy, China is unlikely to be able to take on national greenhouse gas targets of the kind taken on richer countries under the Kyoto Protocol.. The work by the BASIC Team suggests a more explicit focus on incorporation of climate change into development processes and greater international cooperation to advance joint technological innovation.. Energy Models in China, a Literature Survey.. Fei Teng, Alun Gu and Maosheng Duan, Tsinghua University, China, 2007.. A Preliminary Analysis of Modelling Results Relevant to China from the International Emission Scenarios Database.. Ying Chen, Jiahua Pan and Guiyang Zhuang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Lu Xuedu, Ministry of Science and Technology, China.. Energy Requirements for Satisfying Basic Needs, China as a case for Illustration.. Jiahua Pan and Xianli Zhu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China, 2007.. The Role of Policies and Measures for Climate Mitigation in China.. Rob Bradley and Hilary McMahon, World Resources Institute, USA, 2007.. Technology Transfer by CDM Projects.. Erik Haites, Margaree Consultants Inc.. , Canada, Maosheng Duan, Tsinghua University, China, Stephen Seres, Climate Change Analyst/Economist, Canada, 2006.. Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation in China.. Li Yue, Xiong Wei and Wu Yanjuan, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development for Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2007.. Task 2 - Adaptation and vulnerability, tools and approaches (.. There is increased realization within the scientific and policy community that greater attention must be give to adaptation in both developed and developing countries.. Task 2 of the BASIC Project led by the.. India team.. , focused on adaptation to climate change.. India was chosen as the focus of VA work by BASIC as it has a wide range of geographic features include mountainous areas (Himalayas), coastal areas, northern plains, a peninsular plateau and islands.. The premise was that India’s varied soils, climate, biodiversity and ecological regions would generate vulnerability and adaptation tools and methodologies that could be relevant outside the Indian context.. BASIC India Team.. undertook research to help develop conceptual frameworks, methodologies and tools to map vulnerability and adaptation.. In addition, a major international workshop was held on these topics in New Delhi in May 2006 which sought to link vulnerability and adaptation research with policy.. ’s work has resulted in four papers and a report of the international workshop that summarizes key lessons for policymakers.. Lessons Learnt for Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment from India’s First National Communication.. Sumana Bhattacharya, Winrock International, India, 2007.. Handbook of Current and Next Generation Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Tools.. Amit Garg, Ashish Rana and P.. R.. Shukla, Energy Environment.. Analytics Limited India, Manmohan Kapshe, Maulana Azad National Institute of.. Technology, India, with contributions from K Narayanan, D.. Parthasarathy and.. Unmesh Patnaik, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India 2007.. Vulnerability to Drought, Cyclones and Floods in India.. Sumana Bhattacharya and Aditi Das, Winrock International, India, 2007.. Disaster Prevention, Preparedness and Management, and Linkages with Climate Change Adaptation.. Anand Patwardhan and Meeta Ajit, Technology and Information Forecasting Assessment Council, India, 2007.. Final Report of the International Workshop on Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change, From Practice to Policy.. 11-12 May 2006, New Delhi, Winrock International, India, 2007.. Task 3 - Policy coherence, institutional coordination and the CDM (.. South Africa Team.. Task 3 of the BASIC Project, led by the.. , focuses on policy coherence and institutional coordination, including issues relating to the CDM.. This involves looking at the institutional and market design issues arising from the CDM.. It also focuses on broader legal and institutional issues raised by deepening the process of UNFCCC and Kyoto implementation in South Africa.. This includes an examination of the role of its National Committee on Climate Change in directing implementation efforts and a detailed analysis of how South African legislation might be used to support climate mitigation actions in South Africa.. ’s work has resulted in four papers.. As well as undertaking research related to their papers, the BASIC.. supported South Africa’s Department of Environment and Tourism (DEAT) convene a major 3 day National Climate Change Conference which bought together national and international experts to discuss climate mitigation and adaptation policy.. Presentations from the BASIC Workshops in South Africa held in October 2005 can be downloaded.. here.. A Prompt Start for the CDM? Lessons from Early Experiences from South Africa.. Shirene Rosenberg, The City of Cape Town, South Africa, 2006.. Options for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Mechanisms in South African Legislation.. Catherine Warburton, Andrew Gilder, Sibusiso Shabalala and Melissa Basterfield, IMBEWU Enviro-Legal Specialists (Pty) Ltd, South Africa, 2007.. Climate Policy Coherence and Institutional Coordination: Clarifying Institutional Responsibilities.. Mike Goldblatt and Julie Middleton, Palmer Development Group, South Africa, 2007.. Climate Policy Coherence and Institutional Coordination for South Africa: an Overview of Challenges and Responses.. Mike Goldblatt, Palmer Development Group, South Africa, 2007.. Climate Mitigation and South African Policy Strategy: Materials and Lessons From International Jurisdictions, Companion Resource Guide to BASIC Paper 12, Options for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Mechanisms in South African Legislation.. Task 4 - Designing international climate change policy and enhancing negotiations skills (.. The complexity of climate negotiations makes it difficult for developing countries to keep track of developments and to participate proactively in defining future international climate policy.. Task 4 of the BASIC Project, led by the.. Brazil team.. , focused on developing capacity for future international climate negotiations concerning the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol, particularly on how to ensure the post-2012 frameworks support the development of developing countries.. A major workshop on future international climate policy was convened by the University of Sao Paulo, the Institute of Advanced Studies and BASIC  ...   such impacts using the full capacity at its disposal.. Through this workshop, some of the adaptation concerns of the key sectors like agriculture, biodiversity and ecosystem services were explored to understand the management needs to adapt to the likely changes in climate in the future.. Subodh Sharma, Government of India: Approach to v a studies in the national communication process.. Pramod Aggarwal, Indian Agricultural Research Institute: Agriculture and adaptation concerns in india.. Pushpam Kumar, Institute of Economic Growth: Biodiversity, ecosystem services and adaptation.. Session IV: Indian Adaptation Experiences: Practices to Policy.. The challenge facing nations now is to mainstream adaptation concerns into policy making, for facilitating the process of adaptation to climate change at local and national levels.. Managing risks is a multilevel process that requires mechanism for spreading and pooling the impacts of smaller scale disruptions on the system as a whole so that growth and conservation phases don’t increase rigidity and ultimately vulnerability.. The Indian adaptation experiences to be presented in this session identifies the practices for managing and sharing some of the adverse impacts of current climate variability.. Further the session also focuses on as to how such learning experiences can lead to building of future climate policy.. Joyashree Roy, Jadavpur University: Coping with extreme climate events: Policy implications.. Aditi Dass, Winrock International India: Building upon the adaptive capacity to livelihood resilience in arid, semi arid and flood prone regions.. Suruchi Bhadwal, The Energy and Resources Institute: Addressing vulnerability to climate variability and change: Strategies to enhance adaptive capacities in agriculture and water resources management.. Manmohan Kapshe, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology: Mainstreaming adaptation practices into policy- an Indian perspective.. Session V: Adaptation Experience in BASIC Countries: Practices to Policy.. Gylvan Meira Filho, IAS: Brazil.. Xiong Wei, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences: China.. Lwandle Mqadi, The SouthSouthNorth Group: South Africa.. Abigail Howells, European Commission: Adaptation: Perspectives and experience from the EU.. Habiba Gitay, World Resource Institute: From Practice to Policy: Learning from v a studies and adaptation projects to build future climate policy.. Third project meeting 17 - 18 February 2006 in Beijing / China (.. Basic Event: 17 February 2006.. Basic workshop on “International Climate Policy Post 2012: Quantitative Tools Negotiating Capacity.. This workshop provided an introduction and ‘hands-on’ experience with some of the models currently being used to quantify the economic and other implications of different international climate policy regimes post 2012.. The following models were covered: CAIT tool developed by WRI, the EVOC model developed by Ecofys the FAIR model developed by MNP/RIVM.. Niklas Höhne, Introduction on options for international climate policy post 2012.. Niklas Höhne, Interactive demonstration of the EVOC model developed by Ecofys.. Jonathan Pershing, A Review of WRI’s Climate Analysis Indicator Tool (CAIT).. Niklas Höhne and Michel den Elzen, FAIR 2.. 1 Tool for analyzing mitigation commitments and costs of.. countries/regions for different post-2012 regimes.. Basic Event: 18 February 2006.. Basic Workshop on “Linking Climate Mitigation Policy and Modeling in China.. The workshop examined the state of energy and Economic modeling in China and the policy implications of incorporating climate mitigation policies in China’s economic and social development.. The workshop provided an opportunity for Chinese modelers and climate policy experts to engage with international experts, including those participating in the IPCC WG III Lead Authors meeting in Beijing.. It was also launched a longer term network of organizations and individuals interested in future collaboration work on modeling an climate policy in China.. Ying Chen, A Preliminary Analysis on Modeling Results Relevant to China from the International Emissions Scenarios Database.. Teng Fei, Energy Models in China.. Jiahua Pan, Modeling Energy Requirements for Basic Needs Satisfaction, The case of China: priorities, trends and the future.. Xiangyang Wu, Jiahua Pan and Duan Moasheng, Integration of Climate Mitigation into National policies, A Framework for Analysis of China’s sustainable development policies.. Duan Maosheng, Technology Transfer in the CDM.. Jonathan Pershing, Sustainable Development Policies and Measures: Putting development first in a carbon-constrained world.. Carine Barbier, Irreversibility in infrastructures of emerging countries, Implication for climate.. Michael Goldblatt, Institutional coordination of climate change policy: Lessons from the South African experience.. Mohan Munasinghe, Integrating Mitigation into National Sustainable Development Strategy – Using the Sustainomics-based Action Impact Matrix (AIM) Approach.. Jürgen Lefevere, Integrating CC mitigation into sustainable development.. BASIC Side Event and Presentations at COP-11/COPMOP-1, Montreal, Canada.. The BASIC Team gave presentations on the CDM, developing countries and future climate policy.. Read.. Shirene Rosenberg's paper on early lessons from South Africa for the CDM.. A report of the BASIC side-event can be found in.. Earth Negotiations Bulletin On the Side Summary of Side events.. Second project meeting: 16 to 19 October 2005, Johannesburg, South Africa (.. Agenda.. The meeting took place in conjunction with the National Climate Change Conference.. Presentations from BASIC Team Members at the National Climate Change Conference.. Task 1 Energy, mitigation and sustainable development: linking modeling to policy.. Chen Ying, Human development and climate change.. Erda Lin, Climate change risk mitigation of flood production.. Task 2 Adaptation, vulnerability and finance: assessment tools and approaches.. Aiditi Dass, Vulnerability to climate change and adaptation strategies for India.. Amit Garg, Vulnerability and adaptation.. Amit Garg, Indias approach to climate change mitigation.. Parthasarathy, K.. Narayanan, A, Patwardhan, Vulnerability and adaptation in coastal zones of India.. Manmohan Kapshe, Impacts and adaptation for energy and infrastructure.. Task 3 Policy coherence and institutional coordination: clarifying institutional responsibilities including for CDM.. Andrew Gilder, Regulatory Options for implementing climate change laws in South Africa.. Farhana Yamin, CDM and next steps for Montreal and beyond.. Paul Curnow, Contracting for carbon.. Shirene Rosenberg, Local SD CDM.. Task 4 Designing international climate policy and enhancing negotiations skills.. Jacques Malcovitch, Innovative technologies from Brazil and challenge for S-S-cooperation.. Jonathan Pershing, Climate change a perspective from the USA.. Luiz Gylvan Meira Filho, CDM and strengthening post 2010 climate regime.. Luiz Gylvan Meira Filho, Looking to the future challenges for developing countries.. Niklas Höhne, Ongoing post 2012 discussions.. Niklas Höhne, Quantifying future emission paths.. Quantitative tools.. Niklas Höhne, Quantitative tools and negotiating capacity.. Niklas Höhne, FAIR model.. Esther Lahme, Climate analysis indicators tool.. Task 5 Creation of developing country expert group or other institutional mechanism(s) to bring together developing country reprensentatives and climate policy expertise on along term basis.. A Daily Journal and a.. Press Release.. of the National Climate Change Conference is available for.. Monday.. Tuesday.. Wednesday.. Thursday.. Project kick-off meeting: 22 to 24 March 2005, Paris.. The meeting took place in conjunction with the OECD Annex I expert group meeting.. See some images of the project team..

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    Descriptive info: For any questions on this project and the website, please contact:.. Project Director.. Farhana Yamin.. Institute of Development Studies.. The University of Sussex.. Brighton BN1 9RE.. United Kingdom.. Fon:.. +44 (0)1273 877369.. Fax: +44 (0)1273 621202/691647.. Email: Farhana Yamin.. Project Coordinator.. Paul Curnow.. c/- Baker McKenzie.. AMP Centre.. 50 Bridget Street.. Sydney NSW 2000.. Australia.. Fon: +61 (0)2 9225 0173.. Email: Paul Curnow.. Website maintenance.. Niklas Höhne.. Ecofys GmbH.. Eupener Str.. 59.. 50933 Cologne.. Germany.. Fon: +49 (0) 221-510907-41.. Fax: +49 (0) 221-510907-49..

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    Descriptive info: This website was developed and is maintained by Ecofys GmbH.. Expressed opinions through the Website do not necessarily reflect those of Ecofys GmbH.. Ecofys does not take any responsibility for information and opinions provided on external business or other websites that can be accessed through this site.. Ecofys reserves the right not to be responsible for correctness and completeness of the information provided through the website.. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information, which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected..

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