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.
In the debate on institutional arrangements for international climate finance a powerful mostly Northern school of thought contends that one should not create new institutions but only make use of existing ones. This Oxford Energy and Environment Comment by Dr Benito Müller analyzes the the basis of this contention and draws some implications for the […]
This paper by Paul Segal considers the proposal that each country distribute its resource rents directly to citizens as a cash transfer or Resource Dividend and estimates its potential impact on global poverty. If every developing country implemented the policy then the number of people living below the World Bank’s $1-a-day global poverty line would […]
Benito Müller and Harald Winkler are looking at the latest World Bank initiative to set up three ‘Climate Investment Funds’ — a Clean Technology Fund (Target size US$5-10bn); a $1bn Forest Investment Fund, and a $1bn Adaptation Pilot Fund, and find that the proposed governance of these funds is completely out of step with recent […]
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 […]
A new OIES paper on outlook of Russia’s gas productive capacity: ruble depreciation in 2015-18 helped Gazprom turn… https://t.co/BFnUnoazVe
Shrinking surplus – the outlook for Russia’s spare gas productive capacity https://t.co/25GVSHw2Qo
Rogers on Pacific Coast LNG plans and Shell’s approval to construct a $30 billion export terminal in British Columb… https://t.co/koheAUcCNa