Marrakech Hosts Seminar on Energy Transition, NDCs & Post-COP21

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG) and Morocco’s OCP Policy Center are holding a seminar on “Energy Transition, NDCs, and the Post-COP21” in Marrakech Sept.8-9th.

In preparation for COP22 due in Morocco next November, this high level seminar seeks to define climate change long term goals and to discuss ways to make climate agreements credible.

The event brings together distinguished speakers and participants to enrich debates on carbon pricing, the role of adaptation and mitigation in the climate change, as well as the role of transparency and accountability in achieving climate change alleviation goals.

Climate finance will also be discussed as it is becoming one of the key solutions to fight climate change, as major financial investments are required to transition the world’s economy to a low-carbon path, reduce greenhouse gas concentration to safe levels, and build the resilience of vulnerable countries to climate change.

In terms of energy transition, the debates will shed light on the situation of energy transition and the transitional risks. Participants will discuss how to evaluate the right energy price and make the energy transition contribute to economic development.

The Seminar is attended by personalities from international organizations, research institutes and academia, as well as professionals in policy and businessmen.

The OCP Policy Center is a Moroccan policy-oriented think tank striving to promote knowledge sharing and to contribute to an enriched reflection on key economic and international relations issues.

By offering a southern perspective on major regional and global strategic challenges facing developing and emerging countries, the OCP Policy Center aims to provide a meaningful policy-making contribution through its four research programs: Agriculture, Environment and Food Security, Economic and Social Development, Commodity Economics and Finance, Geopolitics and International Relations.

The Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University believes that without adequate global economic governance there is a greater possibility of major crises and a tendency toward protectionism and political upheaval.
It seeks to develop, promote and implement new theories, studies and policy initiatives that cut across nation-state boundaries and address this new reality.

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