Current and ongoing aixg efforts

Ongoing Annex 1 Group projects deal with developing policies on technology and climate change, gauging institutional capacity for dealing with climate change issues, keeping an eye on international emissions trading and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation, assessing specific roles in mitigating the effects of climate change, devising both short- and long-term strategies for meeting goals, and conducting seminars that bring experts from developed and developing countries together to discuss relevant issues. Past AIXG studies have dealt with assessing the role of electricity and aluminum in global warming and climate change, international cooperation in climate mitigation, technological collaborations on energy, wind power integration, the future of international cooperation on climate change, emissions trading, progress in implementing CDM, strategies for dealing with domestic greenhouse gas emission, and cooperation in the agricultural sector.

In March 2003, AIXG was involved in the OECD "Global Forum on Sustainable Development: Emissions Trading," which met in Paris, France. The forum served as a venue for bringing together OECD members with representatives from non-member nations to encouraging cooperation in dealing with common concerns such as GHG emissions and air pollution. In March 2007, the Annex 1 Expert Group again met in Paris to sponsor the seminar, "Working Together to Respond to Climate Change." Some 150 non-Annex 1 members attended the seminar, which focused on four major issues: ways to make the CDM operational, the potentials of sectoral-crediting mechanisms, technology and adaptation, and opening dialogues between AIXG members and non-members on technical and analytical issues. That same year, the Annex 1 Expert Group on the UNFCC, released two major reports dealing with methods of gaining political support for implementing the group's priorities and on developing techniques for overcoming non-technical barriers to the diffusion of energy-efficient technologies.

sEE ALsO: Clean Development Mechanism; Ecosystems; Greenhouse Gases; Kyoto Protocol; OECD Climate Change Documents.

BIBLIOGRAphY. Dana Fisher, National Governance and the Global Climate Change Regime (Rowman and Little-field, 2004); OECD, (cited November 2007); United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, (cited November 2007); Farhana Yamin and Joanna Depledge, The International Climate Change Regime: A Guide to Rules, Institutions, and Procedures (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Elizabeth R. Purdy Independent Scholar

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