Recent experiences in electricity market reform have reignited an enduring debate in economics and public policy, namely, the benefits of liberalized markets versus central planning in the provision of goods and services. This debate as it relates to energy is not new – there has been previous criticism of whether liberalized markets in the energy […]
The fight against climate change needs the full engagement of developing countries. And for this to happen argues Luis Gomez-Echeverri national institutions with the capacity to identify priorities and manage the resources for action are urgently needed. The report focuses on the institutional needs and best practices already found.
In this Oxford Energy and Environment comment Dr Benito Müller (Director Energy and Environment at OIES) discusses some of the key options regarding how the (adaptation) quick start funding pledged under the Copenhagen Accord should be managed if we are to avoid a further deterioration of trust between the developed and the developing world.
Dr Benito Müller (Director Energy and Environment at the OIES) and Dr Prodipto Ghosh (Distinguished Fellow TERI, New Delhi, and former Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, India) propose a way in which the Clean Development Mechanism can be used to implement the provisions of the UNFCCC Bali Action Plan on reducing developing country emissions.
This presentation was given at OIES by Marianne Haug, Professor of Energy Policy and Sustainable Development, University of Hohenheim (Germany) and senior research advisor to the Institute.
Benito Müller analyses the recent UN climate change conference, with a particular focus on what happened on the last day, and what implications that will have for the upcoming negotiations.
This opinion piece by Dr Benito Müller argues that probably the only way of reprieving the Russian Convention track proposal is by way of a generalised version of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), allowing for sectoral, programmatic, or generally policy based emission reduction activities in developing countries (‘policy CDM’), together with ‘CER Put Options’ issued […]
Has the recent climate change conference in Nairobi really been the failure that some would have us believe? In this comment, Dr Benito Müller argues that, on the contrary, there has been some considerable success – at least in the context of adaptation to adverse impact in general, and adaptation funding in particular; issues which […]
Mutual distrust can seriously endanger international relations. In the first of the re-launched OIES website comments, Dr Benito Müller exposes the unfortunate deep divisions between Europe and many lesser developed countries in some key negotiations of the UN climate change convention’s Subsidiary Bodies which were held in Bonn, Germany 17-26 May
A recent World Bank Report estimates that ‘climate-proofing’ investments in developing countries – excluding additional investment needed to reduce the exposure to current climate risks and climate related damage that will have already occurred – will cost between $9 and $41 billion annually. In this background paper prepared for the Gleneagles Dialogue, Dr Benito Müller […]
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