Climate policies in developing countries

October 08, 2014, Clermont-Ferrand

Preconference organised by Ferdi, Iddri and Cerdi introducing the 3rd International Conference "Environment and natural resources management in developing and transition economies"

It is becoming increasingly clear that any new architecture for a climate protocol will involve more active mitigation by developing countries. In this perspective, Iddri, Cerdi-Université d'Auvergne and Ferdi were hosting a pre-conference on Climate policies for mitigation in developing countries, to be held on October 8th, 2014 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. This pre confrerence introduced the  3rd international conference on Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Management in Developing and Transition Economies organised by Cerdi on 09 and 10 October 2014.

The aim of this preconference was to invite researchers and decision-makers to share their views on this subject and contribute to the preparation of the 21st CoP . The following subjects were addressed:

  • Roles for developing countries in climate mitigation policies
  • Taking stock on experiences in developing countries from existing instruments : payments for ecosystem services (PES), Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), etc
  • New perspectives on instruments: e.g. carbon markets in emerging countriesSummary of the pre-conference : 


Link to the website of Cerdi :

Programme and materials

 8:30 - 9:00 

Welcome speeches

Pascale Combes-Motel, Organizer, Professor at University of Auvergne - Cerdi

Vianney Dequiedt, Director of Cerdi, University of Auvergne - Cerdi

Jean-Louis Combes, Director of the Ecole d'Economie de Clermont-Fd, University of Auvergne - Cerdi

Philippe Dulbecco, President of University of Auvergne

Patrick Guillaumont, President of Ferdi ( Introductory remarks ) 9:00 - 10:45 

Climate mitigation policies in developing countries : an overview

Chair : Jaime de Melo, Ferdi

 Is green growth relevant for poor economies? - Edward Barbier, University of Wyoming

 Climate Change and Economic Development - Michael Toman, The World Bank 11:00 - 12:45 

Market-based mechanisms : CDM and REDD+

Chair : Pascale Combes Motel, University of Auvergne - Cerdi

 Is REDD+ a good idea impossible to implement? - Arild Angelsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

 Lessons from the CDM for the design of new mitigation policy instruments involving developing countries - Axel Michaelowa, University of Zurich & Perspectives Gmbh 2:15 - 4:00 pm 

Pricing carbon

Chair : Alain Ayong le Kama - University of Paris X & EconomiX

 Pricing Carbon in An emerging Economy:The road to Paris for Chile - Juan-Pablo Montero, Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

 Economic instruments and the 2015 Paris Climate Conference: the catalyst of carbon pricing -Christian de Perthuis, Université Paris Dauphine & Chaire d'Economie du Climat 4:15 - 6:00 pm 

Bottom-up and other approaches: the way forward

Chair : Sébastien Treyer – IDDRI

 Cutting the Gordian Knot Economic Development and Climate Policy - Dominique Bureau, Conseil Economique pour le Développement Durable – Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l'Energie

 A "paradigm shift" in the climate affair - A monetary plan for upgrading climate finance and support a sustainable development. - Jean-Charles Hourcade, Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement 6:00 - 6:15 Closing remarks