Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG)

Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change - March 2023

21-22 March, 2023
9:00 - 17:30
Paris, France
Hybrid Meeting

This Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change, jointly organised by the OECD and the IEA, aims to promote dialogue, and enhance understanding among a wide range of countries on key issues relevant to the international climate change negotiations and implementation of the Paris Agreement. This Global Forum will focus on the global stocktake of the Paris Agreement, the mitigation work programme, and issues related to finance for loss and damage. There will also be discussions on issues related to authorisation under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and on recent OECD and IEA work on hydrogen. This Global Forum will take place under the Chatham House Rule, meaning that remarks made during the discussions are not to be attributed to individuals.


Day 1: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Welcome and opening plenary

Moderator: Hyunsoo Yun (CCXG Chair)

Opening remarks

  • Jo Tyndall (OECD)
  • Laura Cozzi (IEA)

Scene-setting presentation:
 Tim Lenton (University of Exeter)

Breakout Group A1 - Mitigation work programme (MWP) - Learning from previous exchanges including lessons from investment-focused events

Facilitator: Emma Rachmawaty (Indonesia)  


  • Jane Ellis (OECD/CCXG)
  • Paul Watkinson (Advisor UAE/former SBSTA chair)
  • Chinwe Binitie (World Bank)
  • Erika Yamada (Japan)

Breakout Group B1 - What is loss & damage (L&D)? 

Facilitator: Sierra Woodruff (USA)


  • Yamikani Idriss (Malawi)
  • Pepetua Latasi (Tuvalu)
  • Gunn-Britt Retter (Saami Council)
  • Emily Boyd (Lund University)

Breakout Group A2 - MWP – What does a focused exchange of views mean?

Facilitator: Cristina Carreiras (European Commission)


  • Luca Lo Re (IEA/CCXG)
  • Nicole Makowski (Argentina)
  • Itchell Sandy Guiney (South Africa)
  • Ane Rostrup Gabrielsen (Norway)

Breakout Group B2 - Understanding the scope of funding for L&D 

FacilitatorBenito Müller (University of Oxford)


  • Walid Oueslati (OECD)
  • Saleemul Huq (International Centre for Climate Change and Development)
  • Michai Robertson (Antigua and Barbuda)
  • Angela Patricia Rivera Galvis (Colombia)

Exsley Taloiburi (The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States)

Breakout Group A3 - Potential outputs or outcomes of the MWP

Facilitator: Veronica N. Gundu Jakarasi (Zimbabwe)


  • Sofie Errendal (OECD/CCXG)
  • Colin Mattis (Belize)
  • Geert Fremout (Belgium)

Asger Garnak (CONCITO)

Breakout Group B3 - Understanding the current landscape of institutions and funding arrangements for L&D

FacilitatorRichard Sherman (South Africa)


  • Charlene Watson (ODI)
  • Andrés Mogro (Ecuador)
  • Sinead Walsh (Ireland)
  • Sönke Kreft (Munich Climate Insurance Initiative)

Respondent: Cathrine Wenger (Wenger Law)

Day 2: Wednesday 22 March 2023

Breakout Group C1 - Towards a successful outcome of the first global stocktake (GST1)

FacilitatorKaveh Guilanpour (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions)


  • Sirini Jeudy-Hugo (OECD/CCXG)
  • Adriano Santhiago de Oliveira (Brazil)
  • Rueanna Haynes (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Aaron Kirby (Australia)

Ambassador Mohamed Nasr (Egypt)

Breakout Group C2 - Organisation and design options for the consideration of outputs phase of GST1

Facilitator: Manjeet Dhakal (Advisor to the LDC Chair)


  • Leon Charles (Independent consultant)
  • Brittany Croll (USA)
  • Anushree Tripathi (Advocate, Supreme Court of India)

Breakout Group C3 - Structuring impactful technical and political outputs for a successful GST1

Facilitator: Thomas Vergna (Netherlands)


  • Sebastian Oberthür (Brussels School of Governance and University of Eastern Finland) 
  • Paula Sanmiguel (Colombia)
  • Helen Mountford (ClimateWorks)
  • Vicente Paolo Yu (Independant consultant)


  • Patrick Spicer (Canada)
  • Emmanuelle Pinault (UN High-Level Climate Champions team)

Breakout Group D1 - Authorisation under Article 6

Facilitator: Simon Fellermeyer (Switzerland)


  • Jacqueline Ruesga (New Zealand) 
  • El Hadji Mbaye Diagne (Senegal)  
  • Martin Hession (European Commission)
  • Maria Al-Jishi (Saudi Arabia)
  • Marina Carrilho Soares (Brazil)

OECD and IEA information session: recent work on hydrogen

Facilitator: Hyunsoo Yun (CCXG Chair)


  • Antoine Dechezleprêtre (OECD)
  • Timur Guel (IEA)

Looking ahead to COP28: Wrap up and closing remarks


  • Hana AlHashimi (UAE, incoming COP28 Presidency)
  • Hyunsoo Yun (CCXG Chair)


Further information