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Workshop Supports Information Exchange for Methane Mitigation in Mexico’s Oil and Gas Sectors

At a well-attended workshop earlier this month in Mexico City on Regulatory Options for Methane Mitigation in Mexico’s Oil and Gas Sectors, senior Mexican officials reiterated their plans to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40-45 percent below 1990 levels by 2025, and engaged in a fruitful discussion with their peers... continue reading »

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U.S. and China Joining the Paris Agreement Sends a Strong Signal to Developing Countries

On Saturday, the U.S. and China formally joined the Paris Agreement by delivering their official instruments of ratification to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon at the G20 summit in China. The commitments of the U.S. and China—two economic and technological superpowers–send a strong signal to developed and developing countries that implementing the Paris Agreement... continue reading »

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Moving Forward on Reverse Auctions: 7 Things to Know

I participated in a workshop in Tanzania on reverse power auctions July 26-29, organized by the US Energy Agency (USEA) on behalf of USAID’s Power Africa initiative. A developing country with ambitious goals for its energy sector, Tanzania is pursuing reverse auctions (RAs) as a low-cost way to bring on additional energy, including significant renewable... continue reading »

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Building the Plane as We Fly It: Progress and Next Steps for an Effective Green Climate Fund

“We are building the plane as we fly it.” This is a phrase often repeated by GCF Board members Leonardo Martinez of the U.S. and Tosi Mpanu Mpanu of the Democratic Republic of Congo, referring to the ongoing work of putting in place the Fund’s policies and procedures even as it opens its doors to business.... continue reading »

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Building Climate and Clean Energy Solutions Post-Paris

I attended the June meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Songdo, Korea, to moderate a policy dinner that CCAP held there.  The GCF was established within the framework of the UNFCCC as a mechanism to provide mitigation and adaptation funding and financing to developing countries.  The ambition for the Fund is high.  When... continue reading »