ENEL and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

in partnership with the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement:

benefits and risks of the Mitigation Alliance

A discussion with Andrei Marcu[1] and Author Michele Stua[2]

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 9:30 – 11:30 ICTSD, Rue Archimède 61, 1000 Brussels

Two still unresolved questions challenge the Paris Agreement’s objectives and nourish a sense of economic insecurity: can an effective global greenhouse gases emissions mitigation strategy be aligned with the current economic and social needs? Can costs embedded in actions combating human-induced climate change be transformed into a new source of wealth worldwide?

To attempt answers to these questions, this is an opportunity to discuss these issues with Michele Stua, author of the book “From the Paris Agreement to a Low-Carbon Bretton Woods” and an advocate of Mitigation Alliances as described in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Focusing on energy and finance and referring to specific geographic areas, the debate will aim at envisioning actual benefits and risks of this proposal.

Introductory remarks by the Italian Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador Giovanni Pugliese and Nicola Melchiotti of ENEL. A Panel with Andrei Marcu, Senior Fellow at ICTSD and Michele Stua (C+3C Systems and Strategies), moderated by Francesco Gazzoletti[3], will steer the debate.

[1] Andrei Marcu is the Director of the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition.

[2] Michele Stua is author of the book “From the Paris Agreement to a Low-Carbon Bretton Woods”.

[3] Francesco Gazzoletti is the Managing Partner of FortyEight Brussels, http://fortyeight.brussels/index.html