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August 3rd, 2009

Burton Richter in Roll Call: US climate bill needs more support for energy R&D

Op-ed: Roll Call on August 3, 2009

PESD affiliated faculty Burton Richter argues in Roll Call that the climate bill passed by the US House of Representatives misses the mark on several fronts, especially in its inadequate funding for long-term research. The Senate must do better. Read more »



June 17th, 2009

Global warming: why the 2 °C goal is a political delusion

in the news: Nature on June 18, 2009

In a letter to the editors of Nature, David Victor submits the complicating and dangerous factors involved with a maximum 2 °Celsius target to rein in global warming by adopting a cumulative budget for carbon emissions. Governments need shorter-term goals that can translate into credible promises they make to each other and carry out now. Read more »



May 11th, 2009

Michael Wara on lessons to be learned from the European cap and trade system

in the news: Green Inc., New York Times on May 8, 2009

Wara, a PESD faculty fellow, reckons that the offset market will have increased E.U. emissions in 2008. Read more »



March 10th, 2009

David Victor discusses spending plan and global warming on NPR

in the news: National Public Radio -- Morning Edition on March 4, 2009

David Victor is interviewed by Richard Harris of NPR's Morning Edition in a segment about how President Obama intends to address both global warming and tax cuts in his budget plan. Read more »



November 13th, 2008

Wara and Victor quoted in Discover Magazine on CDM

in the news: Discover Magazine on December 1, 2008

Michael Wara and David Victor comment on the UN's Clean Development Mechanism's inability to prove that off-sets are working to reduce carbon emissions. Read more »



July 23rd, 2008

PESD work on the role of carbon offsets in climate change mitigation attracts international attention

Michael Wara and David Victor's recent work, A Realistic Policy on International Carbon Offsets, addresses problems with the world's largest offset program, the UN's Clean Development Mechanism. Wara and Victor argue that much of the CDM investment doesn't actually meet the UN's crucial additionality standards, and they outline ways to fix the problem.




July 15th, 2008

Michael Wara and David Victor Address the Role of Offsets in California's Cap and Trade Plan

in the news: Science Magazine

California's plan to cut carbon emissions 10% by 2020 relies on offsets as a part of a cap and trade scheme. Michael Wara points out the challenges that face the state as it designs its offset program, and David Victor sheds light on difficulties faced by the world's largest offset program, the UN's CDM protocol.





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