PUBLICATIONS

Big Data & Digital Marketing Meet Residential Energy Efficiency

Champniss, G., & Arquit Niederberger, A. (2016). Nudging One-Time Purchasing Decisions Towards More Efficient Products. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency, in press.

Binley, K., Arquit Niederberger, A., Champniss, G. & Katzman, A. (2016). Insights from PG&E’s Marketplace Initiative on Influencing Purchasing Decisions. Proceedings of the 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 6-1 to 6-13.

Arquit Niederberger, A., Katzman, A., Li, V., & Kurwig, M. (2015). Innovation in Residential Energy Efficiency Programs – The Power of Big Data and Closed-Loop Marketing. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting EEDAL'15, 506-514.

Reliable LED Technologies for Poor-Quality Grids

Davis, L., & Arquit Niederberger, A. (2015): Reliable LED Lighting Technologies – Key Factors and Procurement Guidance. Proceedings IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2015 – Technology for the Benefit of Humanity, 191-198.

Reframing Engagement in Urban Climate Governance

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2015). Reframing Engagement to Drive Climate Action. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 40 pp.

New Business Models for a Low-Carbon China

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2014). Low-Carbon China: Innovation beyond Efficiency (published in Mandarin), Plant Engineering Consultants 2014(2): 31-35. [English version]

Super-Efficient Domestic Appliances Deliver Utility-Scale Savings

Arquit Niederberger, A., Shiroff, S. & Böhm, P. (2013). Energiewende dank Haushaltsgeräten? UmweltMagazin, 4/5. [English Version]

Grammig, T., Arquit Niederberger, A. & Shiroff, S. (2010). Cool carbon. Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference EEDAL'09, Volume 3, 1242-1250.

Do Carbon Markets Hinder Transformational Change?

Arquit Niederberger, A., Shiroff, S., & Raahauge, L. (2013). Implications of carbon markets for implementing circular economy models. European Journal of Business and Management, 5(3), 4456; 187-199.

World Investment Report: Transnational Corporations & Climate Change

Arquit Niederberger, A., Gage, J., and Saner, R. (2011). Levers to Enhance TNC Contributions to Low-Carbon Development – Drivers, Determinants and Policy Implications. CSEND Diplomacy Dialogues, Geneva.

Management Systems Could Spur Continual Improvement in Climate Protection

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Kimble, M. (2011). MRV under the UN climate regime: Paper tiger or catalyst for continual improvement? Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Management, 1(1), 47-54.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2009). Ensuring “MRVable” National Actions: An MRV Model with a Focus on Continual Improvement in Climate Performance. UNF White Paper. New York, United Nations Foundation.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Yiu, L. (2003). Management systems for capacity building, Joint Implementation Quarterly, 9(3), 8-9.

Advancing Energy Efficiency Globally

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2008). Advancing Energy Efficiency Under the Bali Action Plan. Submission to the UNFCCC in response to the call for input from accredited observer organizations included in FCCC/AWGLCA/2008/L.7.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2007). Overview of Policies and Measures to Promote Household Equipment Efficiency. Background Paper, United Nations Forum on Energy Efficiency and Energy Security: Taking Collaborative Action on Mitigating Climate Change, 17-18 December 2007, Seoul.

Arquit Niederberger, A., Brunner, C., Jiang, K., & Chen, Y. (2007). Energy Efficiency in China: The Business Case for Mining an Untapped Resource, Greener Management International, 50, 25-40.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Fry, T. (2007). An Eye on Demand, Environmental Finance, S52.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Waide, P. (2007). Putting Efficiency First, Environmental Finance, 8(7), S44-S46.

Brunner, C.U., Arquit Niederberger, A., de Almeida, A.T., & de Keulenaer, H. (2007). Standards for Efficient Electric Motor Systems SEEEM – Building a worldwide community of practice. In: eceee 2007 Summer Study proceedings, “Saving Energy – Just do It!, La Colle sur Loup, 1443-1455.

Brunner, C., Arquit Niederberger, A., de Almeida, A., & de Keulenaer, H. (2007). Standards for Energy Efficient Electric Motor Systems SEEEM – Building a Worldwide Community of Practice. In: EEMODS 2007 Conference Proceedings Vol. I, 5th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems, Beijing, 123-139.

Arquit Niederberger, A., Brunner, C., & Zhou, D. (2006). Energy efficiency in China: Impetus for a global climate policy breakthrough? China Environment Series, 8, 85-86.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2002). Climate protection in America without "Kyoto”: Engagement of states and enterprises (English translation of German original), Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 5 September 2002, p. 9.

Global Update: Topten's Role in Stimulating Super-Efficient Consumer Products

Bush, E., Attali, S., Brunner, C. U., Dean, N., Arquit Niederberger, A. & Hu, B. (In press). Topten – global project for the most efficient products. Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference EEDAL'11, TBD.

Bush, E., Arquit Niederberger, A., Attali, S., Brunner, C., & Cao, Q. (2010). Topten.info – market pull for high efficiency products. Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference EEDAL'09, Volume 3 1339-1349.

Bush, E., Attali, S., Brunner, C., & Arquit Niederberger, A. (2007). Topten – Best of Europe: How do best products perform and why aren’t they sold across Europe? Saving Energy - just do it! Proceedings of the ECEEE 2007 Summer Study, 1331-1441.

Performance-Based Financing of Clean & Green Projects

Chan, D., Arquit Niederberger, A., & Ho, H. (2009). Transaction Costs of Small-Scale Methodologies - Case Study: Fuel Switch to Biomass Residue for Household Stoves. Paper for UNFCCC “Practitioners Workshop on AMS-I.E, AMS-II.G and AMS-I.C: CDM methodologies for household cooking energy supply”. Milestone Energy / Policy Solutions.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2008). Scaling up energy efficiency under the CDM. In Holm Olsen, K., and J. Fenhann (eds.), A Reformed CDM, Including New Mechanisms for Sustainable Development. Perspectives Series 2008. Copenhagen: UNEP Risø Centre, pp. 127-145.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2007). Energy Efficiency in CDM (Seminar Issue Paper). In: Proceedings of the UNIDO/CTI Seminar on Energy Efficiency and CDM, Vienna, 340-365.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Brunner, C. (2007). Promotion of High-Efficiency Electric Motor Systems Under the Clean Development Mechanism. In: EEMODS 2007 Conference Proceedings Vol. I, 5th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems, Beijing, pp. 165-180.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2006). New Investment Incentives, Development + Cooperation, 33(3), 119-121.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2006). MDG Carbon Finance Action Plans: Leveraging New Markets for Sustainable Development, CDM Investment Newsletter, 1/2006, 3-6.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Spalding-Fecher, R. (2006). Demand-side energy efficiency promotion under the Clean Development Mechanism: Lessons learned and future prospects. Energy for Sustainable Development, 10(4), 45-58.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2005). Funding transport sector CDM, CDM Investment Newsletter, 4/2005, 6-9.

Arquit Niederberger, A., Brunner, C., & Nipkow, J. (2005). Leveraging CDM finance to promote efficient industrial motor systems. In: Conference Proceedings (Volume II), 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems, Heidelberg, 180-190.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Finamore, B. (2005). Building an efficiency power plant under the Clean Development Mechanism, Sinosphere, 8(1), 33-38.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Finamore, B (2005). Building an efficiency power plant under the Clean Development Mechanism in China, CDM Investment Newsletter, 2/2005, 16-19.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Saner, R. (2005). Exploring the relationship between FDI flows and CDM potential. Transnational Corporations, 14(1), 1-40.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2004). CDM in China: Taking a proactive and sustainable approach, Joint Implementation Quarterly, 10(3), 5.

Nondek, L., & Niederberger, A. A. (2004). Statistical analysis of CDM capacity-building needs. Climate Policy, 4(3), 249-268.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2003). The Climate Penny: An opportunity for Switzerland to influence the credibility of the Kyoto Mechanisms (English translation of German original), Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 5 August 2003, p. 15.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2002). NSS Workshop: Capacity Building for the Kyoto Protocol, Joint Implementation Quarterly, 8(4), 11.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Graf, E. (2001). Mid-Term Evaluation of the World Bank National Strategy Studies Program, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Bern, 108 pp.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (1999). Market incentives for climate protection: Promotion of hydropower? Renewable Energy World, 2(6), 88-94.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (1999). Market incentives for climate protection: Promotion of hydropower? (English translation of German original), “wasser, energie, luft – eau, énergie, air”, 5/6, 93-96.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Albrecht, Ch. (1999). International cooperation for climate protection: Opportunities for business (English translation of German original), Umwelt Focus, 6, 17-21.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Kalas, P. (1999). The National AIJ/JI/CDM Strategy Studies Program, Joint Implementation Quarterly, 5(1), 6-7.

Brodmann, U., & Arquit Niederberger, A. (1999). Swiss simulation study examines conversion of heating centers, Joint Implementation Quarterly, 5(3), 10-11.

Swiss Climate & Energy Policy

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2005). The Swiss climate penny: An innovative approach to transport sector emissions. Transport Policy, 12(4), 303-313.

Arquit Niederberger, A. & Schwager, S. (2004). Swiss Environmental Foreign Policy and Sustainable Development. Swiss Political Science Review, 10: 93–123.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2003). Sustainable Switzerland: Reorienting Government, Economy and Society on the New Federal Constitution. Policy paper prepared for Swiss Federal Councillor Calmy-Rey.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2003). Der Klimarappen als Chance für die Schweiz: Die Glaubwürdigkeit der Kyoto-Mechanismen im Visier (The Climate Penny: An opportunity for Switzerland to influence the credibility of the Kyoto Mechanisms), Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 5 August 2003, p. 15.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2001). Handlungsbedarf zum CO2-Gesetz: Vorteilhafte Umsetzung der Kyoto-Mechanismen (Operationalizing the Swiss CO2 Law: Effective implementation of the Kyoto Mechanisms), Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 8-9 December 2001, p. 25.

Arquit Niederberger, A. & Kalas, P. (1999). The National AIJ/JI/CDM Strategy Studies Program, Joint Implementation Quarterly, 5(1), 6-7.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (1998). Market incentives for climate protection: Case study “joint implementation” (English translation of German/French/Italian original), Der Monat, 4, 9-15.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (1997). Swiss AIJ Pilot Program, Joint Implementation Quarterly 3(2), July 1997.

Stocker, T. F., I. Knoepfel, I., Arquit Niederberger, A., Meyer, K. (1996). Sozio-ökonomische Aspekte der Klima-Irreversibilität: Kostenabwägung als Entscheidungsgrundlage für die Gesellschaft (Socio-economic aspects of climate irreversibility: Cost-benefit analysis as a basis for societal decisionmaking), Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (1996). Erklärung der Forschenden zur Klimapolitik der Schweiz, Bern: ProClim Forum für Klima und Global Change, 2 pp.

Arquit Niederberger, A., et al. (1994). Global Warming and Switzerland: Background Information (English translation of German/French original), Umwelt-Materialien 9, Bern: Bundesamt für Umwelt, Wald und Landschaft, 75 pp.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (1993). Switzerland’s policies and programs related to reductions in the emission of greenhouse gases. National Reduction Strategies for Greenhouse Gases: Situation and Developments after the Rio Conference, Proceedings of the 2nd International CO2 Workshop. Austrian CO2 Commission, Laxenburg, 2, 91-99.

Global Change Research

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2005). Science for Climate change policy-making: applying theory to practice to enhance effectiveness. Science and Public Policy, 32(1), 2-16.

Ackermann-Liebrich, U., Arquit Niederberger, A., et al. (1997). Research on Sustainability and Global Change: Visions in Science Policy by Swiss Researchers, Berne: Conference of the Swiss Scientific Academies / ProClim— Forum for Climate and Global Change, 32 pp.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (1996). Research and Monitoring of Climate and Global Change in Switzerland: Part II – Biogeochemical Processes, ProClim-, Bern, 78 pp.

Watson, R., Moss, R., & Arquit Niederberger, A. (1996). Providing advice to policymakers: International scientific and technical assessments of global environmental issues and challenges for the scientific community. Oceanography 9(2):140–142.

Watson, R.T., et al. (1996). Climate Change 1995: Impacts, Adaptations and Mitigation (Summary for Policymakers), WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Geneva, 22 pp.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (1995). Research and Monitoring of Climate and Global Change in Switzerland: Part I – Physical Climate System, ProClim-, Bern, 49 pp.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Schotterer, U. (1993). Der Klimawandel und die Klimapolitik. Bulletin der Vereinigung Schweizerischer Petroleum-Geologen und -Ingenieuren, 60(136), 69-88.

Anderson, D., Andrews, J., Arquit, A., Bartlein, P., Duplessy, J-C., Harrison, S., Huntley, B., Keigwin, L., Kutzbach, J., Lorius, C., Manabe, S., Markgraf, V., McDowell, P., McGlone, M., Oeschger, H., Oppo, D., Ruddiman, W.F., Siegenthaler, U., & Thompson, L. (1991). Major perturbations of the hydrosphere-atmosphere-biosphere system. In: Bradley, R.S. (Ed), Global Changes of the Past. Boulder: UCAR/Office for Interdisciplinary Earth Studies, pp. 43-59.

Oeschger, H., & Arquit, A. (1991). Resolving abrupt and high-frequency global changes in the ice core record. In: Bradley, R.S. (Ed), Global Changes of the Past, UCAR/Office for Interdisciplinary Earth Studies, Boulder, Colorado, pp. 220-222.

Johnson, T.C., Talbot, M.R., Kelts, K., Cohen, A.S., Lehman, J.T., Livingstone, D.A., Odada, E.O., Tambala, A.F., J.McGill, Arquit, A., & Tiercelin, J.-J. (1990). IDEAL: An International Decade for East African Lakes. Workshop Report #1, The Paleoclimatology of the African Rift Lakes. Duke University Marine Lab. Tech. Report., Beaufort, NC, 39 pp.

Schotterer, U. (1990). Climate, our future? Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. [English translation of German original]

Ph.D. Research and Senior Thesis

Arquit, A. M. (1990). Geological and hydrothermal controls on the distribution of megafauna in Ashes Vent Field, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Journal of Geophysical Research, 95(B8), 12947-12960.

Stoffers, P., Singer, A., McMurtry, G.M., Arquit, A. & Yeh, H.-W. (1990). Geochemistry of a hydrothermal nontronite deposit from the Lau Basin, southwest Pacific. Geologisches Jahrbuch, D 92, 615–628.

Arquit, A. M. (1989). Zonation of Peripheral Indicators of Midocean Ridge Hydrothermal Vent Activity. Ph.D. Dissertation (University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI).

Arquit, A.M. (1989). We, The Oceanographers. Oceanography, 2(1), 47.

Arquit, A.M., Kelly, K., Verlaan, P. & Selph, K. (1989). Studentia: Na Kama Kai. Oceanography, 2(2), 62.

Malahoff, A., Arquit, A.M. & McMurtry, G. (1988). Sulfide, sediment and biological zonation at ASHES vent field, Axial Volcano. NOAA Symposium Series for Undersea Research.

Arquit, A. (1985). Benthic community zonation around hydrothermal vents at a submarine volcano. Pacific Science, 39(4), 379-380.

Arquit, A., Malahoff, A. & McMurtry, G. (1985). Chemical and biological halos of a hydrothermal vent system, Axial Caldera, Juan de Fuca Ridge. American Geophysical Union Eos Trans., 66(18), 401.

Malahoff, A., Grigg, R., Vonderhaar, D., Kelly, K. & Arquit, A. (1985). Mass wasting and manganese crust growth on Cross Seamount, Hawaii. American Geophysical Union Eos Trans., 66(46), 1083-1084.

Arquit, A. M.(1984). Carbonate Dissolution and Dilution in the South China Sea. Senior Thesis (Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH).

CONSULTING PORTFOLIO

Blueprint for Green Growth

  • Developing a Green Growth Program implementation roadmap and mayoral decision document for the city of Cali, Colombia.
  • Client: The World Bank
  • Ongoing

PrimaFilm Builds Advisory Board

  • Cleantech start-up PrimaFilm added Dr. Anne Arquit Niederberger, Policy Solutions, to its Advisory Board. PrimaFilm - the world’s only insulating film - prevents heat loss through windows and frames, controls glare and eliminates unwanted solar heat gain.
  • Link to PrimaFilm

Enervee Adds Policy Expertise

  • Enervee - the world’s first energy efficiency data and marketing platform - has added Anne Arquit Niederberger to its Advisory Board. Enervee applies today’s digital marketing best practices to execute turnkey closed loop energy efficiency programs for utilities in the United States.
  • Link to Enervee

Citizen Engagement in Urban Climate Change Programs

  • Providing input on citizen engagement mechanisms in the context of the Colombo Green Growth Program (Scaling Up Climate Action in Cities), including drafting a report and facilitating an e-discussion
  • Client: The World Bank
  • Completed: 2015
  • Related publication

Better Market Street San Francisco

  • Dr. Anne Arquit Niederberger has been appointed to serve on the Better Market Street Community Advisory Committee. San Francisco BMS is the exciting collaboration of five key city agencies and community partners, initiating a number of improvements to test ways to improve Market Street between the Embarcadero and Van Ness Avenue.
  • Appointed: 2014
  • Link to San Francisco Better Market Street
 

Transforming the African Market for Lighting Services

  • Performed desk review and scoping study to consider the role that market-pull mechanisms could play in efforts to transform lighting markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, with special consideration given to LED products. Provided thought leadership, facilitated a Global Virtual Workshop and drafted several sections of the project report.
  • Client: The World Bank
  • Completed: 2014

Innovation + Standards = More Efficient Products

Sonoma County Energy Independence Program

  • Dr. Anne Arquit Niederberger has been appointed to serve as a member of the Community Advisory Group established to support the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP). The Program serves as a central clearinghouse of information about energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy generation, including Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing to property owners, payable back to the County through the owner’s property tax bill.
  • Appointed: 2013
  • Link to SCEIP

Business Model Innovation - Beyond Efficiency

  • Invited Speaker at the “2013 International Forum on Low-Carbon Industry and Green Economy” (Beijing, 20 November 2013), presenting on industrial energy efficiency innovation
  • Organizer: Chinese Association of Plant Engineering Consultants
  • Completed: 2013
  • Presentation and related publication

Ghana Performance-Based Finance for Energy Efficiency

  • Carbon Consultant to the USD 6.12 million UNDP/GEF project “Promoting of Appliance of Energy Efficiency and Transformation of the Refrigerating Appliances Market in Ghana” (2012), including development of a Performance-Based Finance Plan of Action
  • Client: Ghana Energy Commission
  • Completed: 2012

Clean Energy Ministerial Briefing on Super-Efficiency

  • Prepared briefing materials for the Clean Energy Ministerial high-level roundtable on super-efficient appliances (April 2012, London), which were provided to ministers and corporate executives participating in the event, reported on outcomes and drafted follow-up recommendations
  • Client: US Department of Energy (via CLASP and TopTen USA)
  • Completed: 2012
  • CEM3 Briefing Super-Efficient Appliances

Low-Carbon Buildings: Methods, Training and Project Preparation Macedonia

  • Drafted a methodology to quantify greenhouse gas emissions reductions from buildings, relying on building energy simulation methods; created a learning module on the use of building energy simulation to quantify greenhouse gas emissions reductions from building projects; and prepared documentation for a public green building program in Macedonia
  • Client: The World Bank
  • Completed: 2012

Green Climate Fund

  • Supported the Swiss government in it’s role as co-facilitator of the work stream on governance and institutional arrangements undertaken by the Transitional Committee for the design of the Green Climate Fund, with an emphasis on engaging the private sector
  • Client: Swiss Federal Office for the Environment
  • Completed: 2011

Food Supply, Resources & Waste in China

  • Delivered Keynote Speech on “Food Supply, Resources and Waste - Keys to a Harmonious (and Sustainable) Society” at the invitation of the Environmental Protection Bureaus of Qiqihar and Heilongjiang Province on the occasion of the groundbreaking ceremony for new waste treatment facility
  • Client: Milestone International Holdings Group, Ltd.
  • Completed: 2011
  • Presentation

Implementing an End-Use Efficiency Obligation in Germany

  • Drafted position paper for a leading European home appliance manufacturer, advocating for an end-use efficiency obligation on electricity suppliers in Germany, combined with a tradable white certificate scheme
  • Client: Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Germany
  • Completed: 2011
  • Related White Paper

Renewable Biomass for Small Rural Industries in Indonesia

  • Advised consortium on Clean Development Mechanism potential of a program to substitute renewable biomass for fossil fuel for thermal use by small rural industries in Indonesia, including overall assessment, rough emissions reduction estimation, identification of open issues and recommended next steps
  • Client: Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Germany
  • Completed: 2011

Energy Embedded in Water

  • Drafted Project Idea Note for a Clean Development Mechanism Program of Activities in the United Arab Emirates to promote energy- and water-efficient major domestic appliances globally; subsequently drafted a tool to calculate the emission factor for energy embedded in water supplied to end-users.
  • Client: KfW Bankengruppe, Germany
  • Completed: 2011

Institutional Innovation of Low-Carbon Development in Beijing

  • International Expert on the GEF “Study on Institutional Innovation of Low-Carbon Development in Beijing”, responsible for study on energy-saving and environmental protection price policies and mechanisms in other countries
  • Client: Energy Research Institute, National Development & Reform Commission, China
  • Completed: 2011

Life-Cycle Emissions Reductions from Recycling Scrap Tires

  • Strategic and technical advice on potential to generate carbon offsets from life-cycle emissions reductions associated with recycling of scrap tires as opposed to other end-of-life options, such as combustion in cement plants
  • Client: Genan Business & Development A/S, Denmark
  • Completed: 2013

Trans-National Corporations & Low-Carbon Development

13 Million CFLs for the Philippines

  • Clean Development Mechanism Consultant on the Philippine Energy Efficiency Project, Nationwide Residential Lighting Project, distributing 13 million compact fluorescent lamps; project design, detailed distribution and monitoring plan, third-party validation process
  • Client: Department of Energy, Philippines
  • Completed: 2010

Cleantech Deployment in China

  • Senior Advisor to Board Chairman on cleantech deployment in Mainland China, including renewable energy, rural household energy, energy efficiency, waste management, and water treatment
  • Client: Milestone International Holdings Group, Ltd.
  • Completed: 2010
  • Related Case Study

Energy Efficiency in International Negotiations

  • Thought leadership on integrating energy efficiency into international climate change and energy negotiations and adoption of management system standards as the primary vehicle for monitoring, reporting and verification of low-carbon development strategies
  • Client: U.N. Foundation Energy & Climate Change Program
  • Completed: 2010
  • Related publication

CDM in China: Five Years of Experience (2004 - 2009)

  • International Expert to The World Bank on China’s economic development and CDM institutions and policies in the context of updating the 2004 report “CDM in China”
  • Client: The World Bank
  • Completed: 2010
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Energy Management Systems for Chinese Municipalities

  • Spearheaded the China Sustainable Energy City project, which demonstrated that quantitative energy management systems could be an effective framework to operationalize the “scientific approach to development” in Chinese energy policymaking at the city level. Successful pilot led to 3-year, $5 million Low-Carbon City China program.
  • Partners: Policy Solutions / ENCO Switzerland / NDRC Energy Research Institute
  • Co-Financing: Government of Switzerland and project partners
  • Completed: 2009
  • Project documentation

High-Level Climate Technology Conference, Beijing

  • Invited Speaker at the “Beijing High-Level Conference on Climate Technology Development and Technology Transfer” (Beijing, 7-8 November 2008)
  • Organizers: Chinese Government, UN DESA
  • Completed: 2008
  • Presentation

Climate Change for Kids

  • Keynote Speech to 5th-8th grade students at a special all-school assembly on climate change arranged by one of the students at the Old Turnpike School in Califon, NJ USA
  • Client: Pro bono
  • Completed: 2007
  • Presentation

Market Mechanisms to Promote High-Efficiency Electric Motor Systems

  • Convened international workshop “Defining a Clean Development Mechanism Pilot Program to Promote High-Efficiency Electric Motor Systems” in Beijing, China (14 June 2007). Nearly 60 international and Chinese persons, with expertise ranging from government policymaking to private investment and high-efficiency motors and motor systems, actively participated in the event to evaluate the use of market mechanisms to promote the uptake of high-efficiency motors and motor systems.
  • Sponsors: International Copper Association, A+B International, Azure International
  • Other partners: Energy Management Company Association of China, EU Joint Research Center (Ispra)
  • Completed: 2007
  • Workshop report and materials

Clean Development Mechanism in China

  • International Peer Reviewer of the landmark study in 2004 – 2005, with responsibility for energy and climate scenarios.
  • Client: The World Bank
  • Completed: 2005
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