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September 4th, 2009

The Wall Street Journal features PESD's new China CCS research

in the news: Wall Street Journal on September 4, 2009

The WSJ calls PESD's new China CCS paper, The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy, "fascinating" and considers its analysis of the obstacles for deploying CCS in China. Read more »



September 3rd, 2009

Bloomberg News highlights PESD's research on CCS in China

in the news: Bloomberg News on September 3, 2009

Bloomberg discusses PESD's publication The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy and how its conclusions impact the debate ahead of the UN climate talks in Copenhagen. Read more »



August 18th, 2009

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.




August 15th, 2009

PESD releases new working paper on "finesse" and "game-changer" strategies for advancing carbon capture and storage

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In a new PESD working paper, Robert A. James of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP classifies frontier project development strategies into "finesses" and "game-changers." James then considers the implications of this framework for the case of carbon capture and storage (CCS), where numerous legal, business and technological barriers seem to stand in the way of wide technology deployment.




June 22nd, 2009

David Victor on the need for more research and international protocols governing geo-engineering

in the news: Atlantic Monthly

As the threat of global warming grows more urgent, a few scientists are considering radical and possibly extremely dangerous schemes for re-engineering the climate by brute force. Their ideas are technologically plausible and quite cheap. So cheap, in fact, that a rich and committed environmentalist could act on them tomorrow. And that's the scariest part. Read more »



March 4th, 2009

PESD releases new working paper on a climate change policy framework for India

India has been famous for arguing that it (and the rest of the developing world) should incur no expense in controlling emissions that cause climate change. The West caused the problem and it should clean it up. That argument is increasingly untenable-both in the fundamental arithmetic of climate change, which is a problem that is impossible to solve without developing country participation, and in the political reality that important western partners will increasingly demand more of India and other developing countries. India's own public is also demanding more. +HTML+
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February 18th, 2009

David Victor in Newsweek: climate policy leadership should start at home

Op-ed: Newsweek International on February 14, 2009

David Victor pinpoints some of the challenges ahead for the new Obama administration with respect to a coherent, national climate change policy. It will be tough to make Copenhagen successful if the U.S. lacks a national strategy to show off. Victor says that might be a good thing in that it will force the U.S to spend some time crafting real climate change policy leadership. Read more »




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