Matt Hoffmann, Mat Paterson and I would like to ask for some research assistance from those of you attending COP-15 in Copenhagen. We are doing a project on the role of the carbon market as a policy response to climate change and are interested in the extent to which people are talking about the market (financing, CDM, the voluntary market, cap and trade, etc.) in the various negotiation groups and side events. If you have a chance, we would appreciate reports on the various events you have been attending. In particular, we are interested in the following information:
Name and organizer of the event
Main purpose of the event
Was there any consideration of the market in the discussion?
If so, what percentage of the discussion was devoted to market issues (less than 25%; 26-50%; 51-75%; more than 75%) If so, what was the nature of the market discussion (e.g. a technical discussion of market mechanisms, a backdrop to other considerations, the role of investment, etc.) If so, what perspective was reflected in the discussion (pro-market; anti-market; neutral, etc.)
If you don’t have the time or inclination to send us reports on individual events, we would also be interested in short reflections on your impressions on the role of the carbon market discussion at Copenhagen. Please be sure to clarify the types of events you’ve been attending.
Please send contributions to either Matt Hoffmann (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com><mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>>) or Michele Betsill (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com><mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>>).
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Michele, Matt and Mat
Department of Political Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Founder and Co-Leader, Environmental Governance Working Group http://egwg.colostate.edu<http://egwg.colostate.edu/>