AGENDA


Implementing International Climate Change Projects:
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) & Joint Implementation (JI)

March 11, 2020
The Farimont Waterfront Hotel
Vancouver, Canada


To obtain copies of the presentations below, contact the CEIA office.

7:30 - 8:00           Registration and Light Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15           Introduction
                            Official Welcome
                            Tom Wright, Director General, Industry Canada

Session 1: Foundations for Government Policy and Corporate Project Activity

8:15 - 9:30           The International Scene
                            The Context for CDM & JI -- Update on Marrakech
                                David Drake, Director, Climate Change & Energy Division, DFAIT

                            Sinks and CDM Issues
                                Darren Goetze, Senior Policy Analyst, Environment Canada

                            CIDA, capacity building and CDM
                                Cam Carruthers, Manager, CCCDF, CIDA

                            The Role of Canada's CDM & JI Office
                                Pamela O'Donnell, Deputy Head, Canada's CDM & JI Office, DFAIT

Discussion

9:30 - 10:15    Why Invest?: The Corporate Investor Perspective
  
                     Rick Weidel, Shell Canada
                        Paul Vickers, TransAlta
                        Tim Lesiuk, BC Hydro

Discussion

10:15 - 10:30   Networking Break

Session 2: Canadian Project Experience and Innovative Technology Solutions

10:30 - 11:15   Implement CDM Projects
  
                     Project Cycle in Practice
                            Thomas Black, Andean Center for Economics in the Envionment
                        Legal Issues to Consider
                            Ron Ezekiel, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
                        Marketing and Selling Credits
                            Corrine Boone, CO2e.com

11:15 - 11:45   Discussion

11:45 - 12:00   Canadian Technology Solutions and Potential
                       
Colin Isaacs, Chair, Canadian Environment Industry Association (CEIA)

12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
                       
Interactive discussion over lunch organized by geographic focus. Regions of
                        focus: Columbia, Mexico, Central America, Southern Cone/Brazil, China,
                        India, Eastern Europe, Africa.

Session 3: International Perspective

13:00 - 14:30   Connecting the Investor with Local Partners
                        Moderator:
John Drexhage, Director, Climate Change, IISD

                        International Panel and PLenary Discussion with representative from:
                            Thomas Black, Columbia
                            Ulka Kelkar, India
                            Luis Santos, Uruguay
                            Sergio Vives, Chile
                            Dr. Weis, China

14:30 - 14:45    Networking Break - Meet Canadian Companies

Session 4: Financing CDM Projects

14:45 - 15:15   Financing Fundamentals of CDM
                           
Christopher Henderson, CEO, The Delphi Group

                        Discussion

15:15 - 16:00   Plenary Discussion and Summary

16:00               Closing Remarks
                          
David Drake, Director, Climate Change & Energy Division, DFAIT