Varun RaiResearch Fellow (former)
PESD researcher Varun Rai discusses India's climate change policies on ClimateOne at the Commonwealth Club
PESD researcher Varun Rai along with Alexis Ringwald, a co-founder of Valence Energy and a co-organizer of the Climate Solutions Road Tour in India, answers questions regarding India’s critical role in the global climate chess game at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 6, 2009
PESD releases new working paper on the real drivers of carbon capture and storage in China and implications for climate policy
PESD researchers Richard Morse, Gang He, and Varun Rai offer a cutting-edge analysis of China's carbon capture and sequestration efforts, which are now widely viewed as critical for stabilization of the global climate. They argue that China's energy security interests are the primary drivers of current CCS projects. Contemplating CCS at scale in the Chinese context, they argue that Chinese energy markets present special obstacles for deploying CCS in China and offer insights into how international climate policy can engage this crucial problem.
PESD researcher Varun Rai appeared on the NewsX Channels's special TV broadcast on "Can Green Mean Green?"
Varun Rai discusses India's policy options for reducing emissions of global warming gases on the NewsX special: "Can Green Mean Green?"
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in the news: Point Carbon News on September 8, 2009
Point Carbon reports on PESD's discussion of the potential role carbon markets might play in paying for CCS in China.
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Rai and Victor's paper published in Economic and Political Weekly
In a paper released in the 1 August 2009 issue of the Economic and Political Weekly Varun Rai and David Victor outline a strategy to inform which efforts in India offer the most leverage on emissions warming gases and which are most credible because they align with India's own interests.