Design of the Climate Regime
"A Post-2012 Vision
for the Clean Development Mechanism", Chapter 26 co-authored with
Charlotte Streck in the book Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto,
Copenhagen and Beyond, Oxford University Press, 2009.
"The Evolution of
the CDM in a Post-2012 Climate Agreement" co-authored with Charlotte
Streck. A short article that proposes key modifications to improve
the CDM, as well as a combination of three possible financial mechanisms
which may be necessary to promote scaled up mitigation actions in
developing countries in the medium term. Journal of Environment and
Development, Vol 18, Number 3, September 2009.
Mechanisms for Post 2012 Mitigation" co-authored with Charlotte
Streck. Research paper that identifies the modifications that can be
considered in the short term to strengthen the effectiveness and
transparency of the CDM, and lays out the three financial mechanisms
that will be needed to scale mitigation actions in developing countries.
Policy Research Working Paper, WPS 5008, for World Development Report
2009, World Bank.
"Tuning the Instrument" prepared
for UNEP’s Governing Council meeting. Published in UNEP’s Our Planet
magazine, February 2008. http://www.ourplanet.com
Testimony before the Select Committee on Energy
Independence and Global Warming, U.S. House of Representatives, on the
results of the Bali climate negotiations on behalf of developing
countries, December 2007.
You-tube video clip
“Two Roads to
Bali, One Way to Success”, briefing paper prepared for Ex President
Lagos of Chile in his role as UN Special Envoy for Climate Change, and
all current Latin American Heads of State attending the Climate Change
Summit convened by the Secretary-General of the UN in New York,
Bali Batik”, an analysis of the various elements to be included in a
post 2012 climate change regime, used as input of the UN Economic
Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean to the Gleneagles
Process. July 2007
“Evolution of the CDM: Toward 2012 and Beyond”, analytical paper
assessing the impact of the current CDM and proposing parameters for
future market mechanisms. Co-authored as member of the High Level Task
Force supporting the Global Leadership for Climate Action group of the
United Nations Foundation and the Club of Madrid. Washington DC July
“From Tons to Trends”, identifying
six design elements that must be transformed as we move from the current
Protocol to the post 2012 regime, shifting the focus from tons reduced
to affecting emission trends. Chapter in the book
Governance, Perspectives on the Current Debate, Lydia Swart and
Estelle Perry eds., Center for UN Reform Education, New York, May 2007
CDM: Opening the CDM to the yet Unrealized Goal of
Sustainable Development”. The article traces the historical roots of the
relationship between the CDM and sustainable development, and presents the
current shortcomings of the CDM. The paper then advocates for opening the
CDM to policy-based, sector-wide project activities in order to catalyze
much needed sectoral transformation through climate-protecting policies
and measures in developing countries. Published in the International
Journal of Sustainable Development, Law and Policy, Volume 2, Number
. January 2006.
the World’s Efforts on Climate Change”, co-authored with Kevin
Baumert and Jonathan Pershing. This analysis rates the progress made
globally and nationally by the 12 highest emitting countries as expressed
by the international and domestic
climate regimes. The paper contributes to the 2004 Report of the World
Economic Forum's Global Governance Initiative, which monitors
international progress in implementing the UN's Millennium Development
Goals. Brookings Institution and World Economic Forum,
. December 2004.
and Options: The Kyoto Protocol's second commitment period".
Co-authored with Kevin Baumert. Explores a range of options for
designing an international framework for climate protection beyond the
Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period. Published by the World Resources
Change: National Interests or a Global Regime?”
co-authored with Maria Ivanova. Chapter 10 of the book Global
Environmental Governance: Options and Opportunities, Daniel Esty and
Maria Ivanova, editors. Published by the
of Forestry and Environmental Studies,
Earth's Tolerance". Published in Association Management, magazine
of the American Society of Association Executives Magazine. December 2002
Achievements of COP 6: Yes, the Achievements.”
the Clean Development Mechanism to Meet the Needs of a Broad Range of
Interests". Benefits of an 'open architecture' for the CDM.
Co-authored with Nancy Kete and Kevin Baumert. ISBN 1569734550.
by the World Resources Institute, Washington D.C. July 2000
Ethics of Global Climate Change.” Speech pronounced at Ethical
DC. April 2000.
Negociaciones Internacionales sobre Cambio Climático. Resumen Ejecutivo”. Marzo 2000
Climate of Change, co-authored with Jose Maria Figueres. A call for
mainstreaming environmental stewardship into national and global
economies. Published in Our Planet, the Magazine of the United Nations
Environment Programme, Volume II, Number I, 2000.
AIJ projects support sustainable development goals of the host country?”
co-authored with Anne Hambleton. Chapter 9 of the book The
U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change Activities Implemented Jointly
(AIJ) Pilot: Experiences and Lessons Learned, Robert Dixon, editor.
ISBN: 0-7923-6056-7. Published by Springer, November 1999.
the Beast? The Challenge of Designing the CDM".
Published in French in the magazine Liaison Energie-Francophone, Second
Clean Development Mechanism, Draft Working Papers. A series of
analytical papers written in partnership with the World Resources
Institute (WRI) and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and
Development (FIELD). Published by the World Resources Institute,
. October, 1998
CDM: An innovative Financial Mechanism which promotes Sustainable
Development. September 1998.
Aire para Kioto: Un Análisis de la COP4”. November
Participation of all Countries” .
Action: A Proposal for Reducing Greenhouse Emissions and Spurring Energy
Modernization in Developing Nations”. Co-authored with the
CDM: An Innovative Financial Mechanism which Promotes Sustainable
Development". September 1998.