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NDC ASPECTS at the 2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance


NDC ASPECTS is organising a panel at the upcoming 2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance. The panel is called "Sectoral Options for advancing global climate governance" (ID219) and it is scheduled for Thursday 20 Oct. 2022 from 14:00-15:30 Eastern Daylight Time (20:00-21:30 Central European Time).

The following presentations will be part of the panel:

Global Governance for the Decarbonisation of Energy-intensive Industries: Exploring Sectoral Options

Sebastian Oberthür, Simon Otto (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

The paper aims at identifying and assessing in detail major options of global governance for closing the existing governance gap and advancing the decarbonisation of the main Energy intensive industries (EIIs), i.e., steel, cement and concrete, chemicals, and aluminium. 


On the Road to Somewhere? Assessing Climate Governance Gaps and Options for the Land Transport Sector

Catherine Hall, Harro van Asselt (University of Eastern Finland)

Land transport is a major emitter of greenhouse gas emissions and one of the most difficult sectors to decarbonise. Emissions from the land transport sector are projected to rise, with almost all transport activity continuing to rely on fossil-fuel-powered internal combustion engines. Against this background, this paper assesses the extent to which international governance can help promote the transformation towards sustainability and decarbonisation in the land transport sector.


Governance landscape and challenges in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use sectors for climate change mitigation

Adrián Vidal, María José Sanz, Silvestre García de Jalón, Dirk-Jan Van de Ven (Basque Centre for Climate Change)

Land use plays an important role in short- and medium-term mitigation targets set out in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This paper will assess existing AFOLU governance instruments to enhance the ambition and implementation of NDCs while integrating environmental and developmental objectives other than mitigation, and study the barriers and possible solutions to the governance gaps that are identified. 


Pathways to an International Agreement to Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground

Harro van Asselt (University of Eastern Finland), Peter Newell (University of Sussex)

How international cooperation could evolve to bring about a managed decline in fossil fuel production? This paper explores two possible pathways – one following a club model, and the other more akin to a multilateral environmental agreement.


For more details, see the schedule here: