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May 3rd, 2010

PESD Working Paper #88 - "The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy," featured in the New York Time's DOT EARTH blog

in the news: New York Times on April 30, 2010

The NYT's DOT EARTH blog entry on April 30, 2010 - "Coal Sans CO2: Appealing Pipe Dreams" featured PESD's Working Paper #88 by Richard Morse, Varun Rai, and Gang He




April 22nd, 2010

PESD releases new Working Paper titled "Adapting to Shifting Government Priorities: An Assessment of the Performance and Strategy of India's ONGC

In PESD's Working Paper #91 titled "Adapting to Shifting Government Priorities: An Assessment of the Performance and Strategy of India's ONGC," research fellow Varun Rai attempts to unpack the dynamic between India and its largest state-owned company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) devoted to exploration and production.




March 30th, 2010

PESD researcher Varun Rai to speak at UCLA School of Law's India and Climate Change conference

PESD researcher Varun Rai will be a panelist on the challenges for domestic progress in India on climate and energy questions along with Ann Carlson (UCLA School of Law), Anjali Jaiswal (NRDC), and Armin Rosencranz (Stanford University). Read more »



March 24th, 2010

An article by PESD research fellow Varun Rai and affiliated faculty David Victor featured in the First Quarter 2010 issue of IAEE Energy Forum

PESD research fellow Varun Rai and PESD affiliated faculty David Victor's article titled "Identifying Viable Options in Developing Countries for Climate Change Mitigation: The Case of India" offers a framework for identifying viable and credible climate change mitigation actions in developing countries. +HTML+ +PDF+
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November 18th, 2009

PESD research fellow Varun Rai is featured in the Harvard International Review

In a new article in the Fall 2009 issue of the Harvard International Review PESD research fellow Varun Rai discusses the critical elements of effective international carbon offsets markets. The article argues that fundamental problems of perverse incentives and huge transaction costs render the clean development mechanism (CDM) unfit as the backbone of international carbon offsets markets post-2012. Instead, the article emphasizes the need for multilateral deals around large sectors that leverage synergies between climate change benefits and the core interests of developing countries.





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