Mobilizing the Private Sector: Quantity-Performance Instruments for Public Climate Funds

In recent years, public sector funding, in general, and for the support of activities in developing countries, in particular, has become more and more ‘results’ and ‘performance’ oriented. In this Oxford Energy and Environment Brief, Arunabha Ghosh (Council on Energy, Environment and Water, New Delhi), Benito Müller (OIES), William Pizer (Duke University), and Gernot Wagner (EDF, Columbia University) look at activities that are associated with quantitative performance indicators, i.e. performance assessed in terms of measured quantities − such as tonnes (of carbon), kWh, or hectares − as carried out by the private sector. The aim of the brief is to review options for the use of such Quantity-Performance (QP) instruments as a way of channelling public funds to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective way.

By: Benito Müller , Gernot Wagner , William Pizer , Arunabha Ghosh

Latest Tweets from @OxfordEnergy

  • LNG in marine transport – is it about to become the environmentally-friendly fuel of choice? https://t.co/iN1e4pdLX7

    September 18th

  • OIES presentation quoted on impact of Iranian sanctions: oil market backdrop different with crude stocks below 5-ye… https://t.co/rwJaHHwzbk

    September 15th

  • OIES’s @thierry_bros on the need to move from oil to energy storage for the benefit of all - https://t.co/8yAzoF3pf4

    September 14th

Sign up for our Newsletter

Register your email address here and we will send you notification of new publications, comment, articles etc. automatically.