Climate change

Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) Global Forum



The Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) Global Forum was held on 19-20 March 2013 at the OECD Conference Center, Paris (France).


This event is part of a series of seminars, organised by the OECD and the IEA, and which aims to promote dialogue and enhance understanding between a wide range of experts on technical issues in the international climate change negotiations. However, these are informal meetings outside of the UNFCCC negotiations and discussions are non-attributed.

CCXG March 2013 - Photo plenary

Agenda, presentations and list of participants


09:30 - 09:40  Opening Plenary: Reflections on the Doha Climate Gateway and the path to 2015
Focus   This session aimed to take stock of developments in the international climate change negotiations at COP18 in Doha and to exchange ideas on the path to 2015 and the possible shape of the post-2020 agreement.
Facilitator  Didier Houssin, IEA (PPT)
  • Li Junfeng, People's Republic of China
  • Jake Werksman, European Commission
  • Fatuma Hussein, Kenya
  • Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC
12:00 - 18:00 Breakout Group 2a - Mobilising climate finance: definitions and methods
 Focus This breakout group highlighted the definitions and methods used by different actors involved in  mobilising climate finance in developing countries.
Co-facilitators Gregory Andrews, Australia
Suzanty Sitorus, Indonesia
Part 1
  • Randy Caruso and Jane Ellis, OECD (PPT) (Report)
  • Cyrille Arnould, EIB-GEEREF
  • Stephanie Ockenden, United Kingdom (PPT)
Part 2
  • Mafalda Duarte, AfDB (PPT)
  • Alejandro Osorio, CABEI (PPT)
  • Giles Dickson, Alstom (PPT)
17:50 - 18:00

Update on the OECD-led Research Collaborative for Private Climate Finance

  • Raphaël Jachnik, OECD (PPT)
12:00 - 18:00  Breakout Group 2b - GHG emissions accounting: options for national targets and goals
Focus The first part of this breakout group focused on options for an accounting framework that could be applicable for diverse types of emissions reduction pledge. The second part focused specifically on accounting for flows of market mechanism units between countries.
Co-facilitators Monica Araya, Costa Rica
Ariane Labat, European Commission
Part 1
  • Andrew Prag (OECD) and Pedro Barata (Get2C) (PPT) (Report)
  • Roger Dungan, New Zealand (PPT)
  • Huynh Lan Huong, Vietnam
  • David Rich, WRI GHG Protocol (PPT)
Part 2 
  • Christina Hood, IEA (PPT)
  • Marie Karlberg, Sweden
  • Anja Kollmuss, Independent expert (PPT)
  • David Wei, Independent Diplomat

 DAY 2

09:30 - 10:00

Reflections on discussions in Day 1 breakout groups and implications for future CCXG work
Breakout 2a: Summary
Breakout 2b: Summary

10:00 - 11:30 Special Plenary: Emissions modelling as a tool to inform climate change policy making (with input from the Energy Modelling Forum)
Focus The aim of this plenary session was to demonstrate what energy and emissions scenario modelling can do to inform the setting of emissions baselines and reduction goals, and how this can be relevant to assessing climate finance needs in developing countries.
Chair Karine Hertzberg, Norway
Speakers Leon Clarke, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PPT)
Geoff Blanford, Electric Power Research Institute (PPT)
Discussant Rob Dellink, OECD
12:00 - 16:30 Breakout Group 5a - Mobilising climate finance: case studies
Focus This breakout group highlighted ongoing efforts to assess mobilisation of climate finance in both developed and developing countries.
Co-facilitators Diann Black-Layne, Antigua and Barbuda
Herman Sips, Netherlands
Part 1
Part 2
  • Mariana Mirabile and Cécile Sangaré, OECD
  • Katrin Enting, KfW (PPT)
12:00 - 16:30 Breakout group 5b - GHG emissions accounting: Elaboration of the "framework for various approaches" (FVA)
 Focus This breakout group focused on the purpose, form and possible governance roles for the "framework for various approaches" (FVA), due to be elaborated under the UNFCCC. There was a particular focus on market approaches.
 Co-facilitators Erika Hasznos, European Commission
Chaiwat Muncharoen, Thailand
Part 1
Part 2
  • Laurence Mortier, Switzerland (PPT)
  • Andrei Marcu, CEPS (PPT)
17:00 - 18:00

Closing Plenary: The path to 2015 and next steps
Breakout 5a: Summary
Breakout 5b: Summary


The CCXG Secretariat would like to thank the EC for providing funding for this event. The Secretariat would also like to thank Australia, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US as well as the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation for their direct funding of the CCXG in 2012, and the OECD, IEA and Denmark for their in-kind support during this period.


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