African region awareness creation workshop- response measures

Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: 26-28th September 2018

Agenda and presentations:





Day 1 sessions

Opening remarks


William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, Manager, UNFCCC

Kamal Gueye Mustapha, ILO

Dr. Tsakane Ngomane, Deputy Director General: Climate Change and Air Quality Branch, Department of Environmental Affairs on behalf of the host government of South Africa

Session 1:

Overview to existing areas of work on Impacts of implementation of Climate Change response measures under the UN Climate Change Convention



General Introduction Climate Change response measures, and negotiations update - William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, UNFCCC

Potential impacts of implementation of response measures, their measurement and assessment. William Kojo-Agyemang-Bonsu, UNFCCC

Creating better understanding of economic diversification, Kusum Lata, UNFCCC

Understanding of Just transition of work force, decent work and quality, jobs Kusum Lata, UNFCCC

Session 2:

Understanding response measures with qualitative and quantitative methods to inform policy making and achieve better social and employment outcomes


An UN approach to capacity building for countries to build their own tools and models at national level Marek Harsdorff, ILO

Overview of modeling tools – from statistics to Input Output and dynamic models with the example of E3ME - Marek Harsdorff, ILO and Sophie Heald, Cambridge Econometrics

Case study of a simple model: Modelling climate change mitigation measures in Azerbaijan: a static input-output approach Sophie Heald, Cambridge Econometrics

Session 3.1:

Experience sharing on impact assessment of response measures to create awareness of existing initiatives


Study from South Africa Eskom Mandy Rambharos, Eskom

Study from Colombia (coal sector) Dunja Krause, UNRISD

Study from Poland Tomasz Chruszczow

Session 4:

Group work on Models and tools of Impact assessment


Discussion on requirements for models and tools for impact assessment: Marek Harsdorff, ILO, Ulrike Lehr, GWS, Riad Sultan, University of Mauritius

Which response measures and flanking policies should be modelled and what outcomes and co-benefits countries want to assess? Country presentations from the tables - Marek Harsdorff, ILO

Session 3.2:

Experience Sharing on impact assessment of response measures Cont…


Study from South Africa Sasol Henry Gilfllilan, Sasol

Study from Tunisia on Green jobs Ulrike Lehr, GWS

Study from Australia Steven Turnbull, DFAT, Australia

Session 5:

Activities undertaken by international organisations related to response measures: World Trade organisation (WTO)

WTO framework, ongoing work and potential technical assistance provided by the WTO on the matter. Daniel Ramos, WTO


Wrap up of the day, Vintura Silva

Day 2 sessions


Session 3.3: Experience Sharing on impact assessment of response measures Cont…


  • Study from Ghana Andrei Marcu
  • Global Coal Transition case studies, Bryce McCall, University of Cape Town
  • The socio-economic impacts of response measures to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Sophie Heald, Cambridge Econometrics
  • Cross-border effects of climate change mitigation in a multi-regional input-output framework Kirsten Wiebe, NTNU


Moderated discussion

Moderator: Tomasz Chruszczow


Coffee break and networking


Session 6: Understanding Economic Diversification


This session is designed to introduce programs related to economic diversification



Moderated discussion

Moderator: Andrei Marcu


Lunch break


Session 7: Sharing of experience: Economic Diversification


This session will further look at case studies of economic diversification in developed and developing country contexts to learn the challenges



Moderated discussion

Moderator: Vintura Silva


Coffee break



Session 8: Understanding Just transition, decent work and green Jobs


This session is designed to introduce ILO led modules related to promoting a just transition to low carbon and climate resilient development, green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices, green jobs in the energy, construction and waste sector. This session will showcase key modules of ILO led training programs with a view to raise awareness about them and to enhance these capacity building programmes for Parties



Moderated discussion

Moderator: Kusum Lata


Session 9: Structured dialogue and discussion


What just transition means in different country context, which policies/programmes are effective in which country/context, and which are not, ILO


Moderator: Marek Harsdorff, Kamal Gueye


Wrap up of the day

Kusum Lata

Day 3 sessions


Session 10: Activities undertaken by international organisations related to response measures: Industrial sector


  • Creation of new industries and business opportunities through non-traditional means to address impacts of response measures to climate change;
  • Impact of carbon tax, and training in energy management systems to respond to impacts of carbon tax;
  • Cleaner mobility and sustainable transportation to minimise impact of ZA carbon tax. Conrad Kassier, UNIDO
  • Supporting SMMES in the process of greening – the ILO SCORE approach (15min) Siyanda Siko


Moderated discussion

Moderator: Kamal Gueye


Coffee break and networking


Session 11: International corporation to address the challenges of negative impacts of response measures


This session will look at existing platforms for discussion, support available through international organisations and have an interactive discussion on what further needs to be done




Moderated discussion

Moderator: William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, UNFCCC



Session 12: Reflections on the workshop & follow up actions

Break out groups with world Café style presentations from groups


Break out groups & discussion on learnings from the Workshop and what to carry forward for the work of the improved forum including collaboration opportunities on the actions


Moderator: William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu


Lunch break


Session 12: Reflections on the workshop & follow up actions cont…

Presentations from the breakout groups

13:45 –14:30

Summing up the outcomes and Closing Remarks


William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, Manager, UNFCCC

Moustapha Kamal, Gueye, Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, ILO