35.3 Post-2012 and Sectoral Approach

Yoon-Gih Ahn , Sustainability, Environment and Energy, POSCO Research Institute, Seoul, South Korea
Yoon-Jung Chin , Sustainability, Environment and Energy, POSCO Research Institute, Seoul, South Korea
In line with Bali Roadmap commitment at COP 13 on Dec. 15, '07, Post-2012 negotiation for GHGs reduction has been entered upon a new phase. All the countries should be taken efforts in order to reduce GHGs, and MRV (Measurable, Reportable, and Verifiable) has been newly chosen as one of reduce measures for Post-2012 mechanism. In particular, sectoral Approach was newly included in order to reduce GHGs of Post-2012 in Bali Roadmap, the interest and opinion of each country will sharpen conflict in the course of Post-2012 mechanism debate.
In order to discuss about Sectoral Approach, a wide range of meeting has been held in the world during 2008. The Major Economies Meeting has been held three times, in Hawaii on 28~29, January, in Paris on 14~16, April, and in Seoul on 20~23, June in 2008. And the AWG meeting of UNFCCC/COP has already dealt with the Sectoral Approach as a key agenda. In addition, the G8 summit in Hokkaido on July, '08 will deal with this approach with IEA's presentation of energy efficiency by sector. Considering these activities, sectoral approach will contribute to reduce GHGs as one of measures in Post-2012.
Hereupon, this paper aims at identifying versatile Sectoral Approaches and analyzing the core five Sectoral Approaches based on the competitiveness, CO reduction capability, and common but differenciated efforts.