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SEI Research Synthesis: Climate finance and carbon markets

SEI Research Synthesis Brief, Reducing Climate Risk theme

Author(s): Davis, M. ; Lazarus, M. ; Klein, R.J.T.; Persson, Å
Year: 2014

SEI has considerable expertise in climate finance, market mechanisms, and related issues of transparency, accountability, equity and efficiency.

SEI researchers have been engaged by UN agencies, the European Commission, national governments and NGOs to evaluate existing policies and processes and recommend improvements; they have also written many journal articles and policy papers on these issues.

SEI's work on these topics follows two related tracks: Stockholm-based researchers focus on climate finance and its governance, while the Seattle team focuses on market mechanisms, such as emissions crediting and trading. Both teams have made significant contributions to policy debates.

This brief, part of a series synthesizing SEI research from 2009 to 2013, presents four key insights from our work, an overview of major projects and publications, and a look at new and ongoing work as well as future research pathways.

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