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September 30th, 2010

New PESD Working Paper details challenges of designing carbon offsets for the transportation sector

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Programs to enlist developing countries in climate change mitigation by granting credits for carbon emissions reductions across entire sectors like transportation are quite appealing in principle. However, as researcher Adam Millard-Ball shows in PESD Working Paper #97, "Adverse Selection in an Opt-In Emissions Trading Program: The Case of Sectoral Crediting for Transportation," any practical implementation of such schemes would entail thorny trade offs between economic efficiency, environmental effectiveness, and political acceptability. Read more »



June 17th, 2010

PESD Working Paper #90 featured in China Dialogue's two-part article series

in the news: China Dialogue on June 11, 2010

China Dialogue summarized PESD Working Paper #90 - Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy by PESD Researchers Gang He and Richard Morse in their two-part article series titled "Lessons from Controversy"




May 7th, 2010

PESD invited to World Bank meeting on CDM reform

Researcher Richard Morse attended a World Bank consultation focusing on finding solutions to problems in the global carbon market (CDM). The meeting took place in Frankfurt on May 4th where Richard presented recent PESD research findings from working paper #90 "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy," and proposed possible policy options for carbon market reform.




April 9th, 2010

PESD's latest research on the Chinese wind CDM controversy was featured in Caixin Media's New Century Magazine

in the news: Caixin Media's New Century Magazine on April 5, 2010

Caixin Media features PESD's working paper "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy" by researchers Gang He and Richard Morse. The article highlights Gang He's analysis and comments on the Chinese wind CDM controversy, CDM investment, and reform options.




March 17th, 2010

Point Carbon features PESD's latest report on Chinese wind projects

in the news: Point Carbon on March 16, 2010

Point Carbon covered and highlighted PESD's latest report on the controversy over Chinese wind projects in their March 16, 2010 article, China Wind Spat Could Paralyse CDM: The controversy over Chinese wind projects could threaten the future of the CDM.




March 15th, 2010

Bloomberg features PESD's research on Chinese wind CDM controversy

in the news: Bloomberg News on March 15, 2010

Bloomberg News features PESD's newest release, "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy" by researchers Gang He and Richard Morse. The article highlights Richard's comments on key findings and CDM reform options as the UN prepares to address the controversy in the coming weeks. Read more »


PESD releases new Working Paper on the controversy over carbon offsets from Chinese wind power

In a new Working Paper, PESD researchers Gang He and Richard Morse offer a unique, comprehensive analysis of the biggest controversy in the global carbon market - the additionality of Chinese wind power in the Clean Development Mechanism.





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