Tag Archives: UNFCCC

The Week in Review – November 14 – 20

by Sophie Nguebana, Elisabeth Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Alexander Geysman, Alberto Perego, Irina Mironova UN Climate Talks in Marrakesh The Conference of Parties, COP22 took place in Marrakesh. The participants of the meeting have discussed the way forward after Paris. At the same time, a group of climate-sceptics has gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the […]

The Week in Review October 31 – November 6

by Elisabeth Nguebana, Kelsey Zimmerman, Patrick Osborne, Alberto Perego, Alexander Geysman Paris Agreement Enters into Force The Paris Agreement, which was negotiated at COP 21 last year, entered into force on November 4, as more than 100 countries, responsible for over 73% of global emissions, ratified it. The decisive act was put forward by the EU […]

Carbon as Commodity: Is Cap-and-Trade’s Market Approach Flawed?

by Michael Roh Abstract  Emissions trading schemes, or cap-and-trade, provide a market-friendly approach for countries to reduce their CO2 emissions. Cap-and-trade works by quantifying the CO2 itself into permits, and then setting a limit, or cap, on emissions by reducing the amount of permits over time. The permits are tradable, allowing for supply and demand forces to […]

Week in Review Sept 26 – October 2

by Alexander Geysman, Irina Mironova, Sophie Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Glenda Pavon, Alberto Perego, Bogdan Polishchuk, Daniel Tsvetanov, Kelsey Zimmerman OPEC Deal: Riyadh and Tehran Reached a Pact on Reducing Crude Oil Production As producing countries gathered in Algiers for talks on September 28, Riyadh and Tehran reached a pact on reducing crude oil production. The exact […]

Week in Review September 19-25

by Timoty Abraham, Alexander Geysman, Irina Mironova, Elisabeth Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Glenda Pavon-Suriel, Alberto Perego China Wants its Nuclear Industry to Grow Dauntingly Fast Chinese city of Lianyungang saw people protesting last month against the nuclear power plant, already built in the area. China has started its nuclear adventure only in 1994 and since then […]

Putin at COP21 and the Disproportionate Reaction by the West

By Michael Roh Abstract Russia, the country with the largest natural gas reserves in the world, is notably one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters. Therefore, its participation is crucial to the legitimacy of any international climate change agreement. At the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Paris, referred to as COP21, […]

ENERPO Workshop Series: Maxim Titov on Russia’s Position at COP21

By Michael Roh ENERPO welcomed back Maxim Titov, of the Energy Efficiency Finance Program of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, for a three-day workshop on Russia’s position in COP21, or the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), […]