Emission trading systems
The team members of Klimapolitika have a solid experience in emissions trading. We were in charge of setting up of the EU ETS in Hungary and and the preparation of Hungary's National Allocation Plans in 2005-07 and 2008-12. One member of our team also worked on EU ETS for the European Commission's DG Climate Action, specializing in National Allocation Plan evaluation and registry systems. Klimapolitika team members have worked as consultants on the development of emissions trading in China and Kazakhstan and have also participated in preparing Moldova and Western Balkans countries for adopting the EU ETS.
Low carbon scenarios
Klimapolitika team members have worked on developing low carbon scenarios at the national and local level, and have expertise in developing national and local strategies and modelling of low carbon scenarios. We have been involved in developing a national climate change strategy for Hungary, with an emissions outlook until 2050, in the analytical work of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for Albania and Montenegro and have worked on developing low carbon development scenarios for 4 countries in the Western Balkans. We have provided trainings on long-term energy modelling for officials in 7 countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey. We have also developed municipality level sustainable energy strategies in Hungary. One of our team members is a contributing author to Chapter 6 ‘Assessing Transformation Pathways’ of the IPCC 5AR WG3.
Several of our team members have been involved in developing guidelines for municipal level adaptation in Hungary, and providing trainings to more than 140 local officials in 7 regions of the country. We have also worked with some municipalities to assess their vulnerability to climate change. We have contributed to the Integrated Water Resource Management Strategy for Albania with a focus on climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation options; and conducted research on farm-level impacts of climate change in agriculture and forestry and possible adaptation measures in 20 countries of Europe and Central Asia as a contribution to a project of FAO. We are currently developing a guidance document on mainstreaming adaptation into EU-funded infrastructure projects in Hungary.
Klimapolitika team members have been involved in developing the legislative framework on Joint Implementation in Hungary and in the analysis of the additionality of project applications. Team members have also been involved in feasibility studies of mitigation projects in several countries, for example for EBRD financed projects in Kazakhstan.
Several of our team members contributed to developing a Green Investment Scheme in Hungary using the revenues from sales of AAUs for energy efficiency investments in buildings. We have worked on mainstreaming climate change mitigation and adaptation into EU regional funding at the EU and national level, as well as assessing the role of the EU Solidarity Fund in the context of financing and managing the increasing natural disaster risks in the European Union. One of our team members has researched the link between risk financing instruments, especially insurance mechanisms, and disaster risk reduction (and climate change adaptation).
All team members have experience related to setting up the national legal and institutional framework for climate change in Hungary. Some of us have also worked on implementing similar schemes in other countries, including support for setting up an emissions trading scheme, and setting up the legislative and institutional framework for F-gases and Ozone Depleting Substances in Moldova. We have also worked on strengthening institutional capacity in the Western Balkans and Turkey in the areas of emission trading systems, monitoring and reporting, CCS, fuel quality and road transport.
Our team members have a record of participating in international climate negotiations since 2000. Most of our experts have been members of EU Presidency climate teams; namely, we implemented the Hungarian Presidency and supported the Presidencies of Cyprus, Lithuania and Greece. We undertook advisory and coordinating responsibilities in the field of international climate policy, which consisted of internal position development within the EU and negotiations at international level, including but not limited to UNFCCC sessions. We specifically supported the work on the EU 2030 climate and energy framework, mitigation, international climate financing, flexible mechanisms, adaptation and negotiations on several technical issues. One of our experts acted as vice-chair of the SBI of the UNFCCC between February 2006 and December 2007.
Klimapolitika Research and Consultancy Limited Liability Company
mailing address: Ferenciek tere 2, Budapest H-1053, Hungary
Company registration number: 20-09-074001
VAT number: 24206509-2-20 (EU VAT-number: HU 24206509)
Official address: Kölcsey utca 7, Vöckönd, H-8931, Hungary.