How should climate finance be allocated among countries?

How should climate finance be allocated among countries?
Monday, 25 July 2011 Add to Calendar 2011-07-25 11:30:00 2011-07-25 13:00:00 Asia/Kolkata How should climate finance be allocated among countries? Discussion Topic: How should climate finance be allocated among countries? As the international community designs the new Green Climate Fund, one question will need to be revisited and is bound to be controversial: How should climate resources be allocated among countries? The (fair) allocation of international resources has been a controversial issue for many years – and not just in the context of climate change.Benito Müller, Director of Oxford Climate Policy, analyses the vagaries of various methods used for the allocation of funds – including IDA’s Performance-Based Allocation System, and the GEF’s new System for Transparent Allocation of Resources. He finds that a more effective – and fairer – model to base the allocations on may be found within countries. An analysis of the system for allocating federal/ central resources to subnational entities in four countries (China, India, Switzerland and the United States) provides valuable lessons for the Transitional Committee set up to design the Green Climate Fund. Speaker’s Biography: Dr. Müller is currently Director (Energy & Environment) at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, which he joined in February 1996, Managing Director of Oxford Climate Policy (a not-for-profit company aimed at capacity building for developing country climate change negotiators), and Director of the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi), an international initiative for sustained capacity building in support of international climate change negotiations.  Dr. Müller is a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford and a member of the Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University. He is Senior Research Associate of Queen Elizabeth House the University’s International Development Centre, and an Associate of its Smith School for Enterprise and Environment.  Dr. Müller received his doctorate (D.Phil.) in Philosophy from the University of Oxford specialising in Philosophy of Language and of Science and was formerly a Research Fellow at Wolfson College and a Lecturer in Logic at the Queen's College, Oxford. He has a Diploma in Mathematics from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland.  For a list of his publications see www.OxfordClimatePolicy.org 
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Discussion Topic: How should climate finance be allocated among countries? As the international community designs the new Green Climate Fund, one question will need to be revisited and is bound to be controversial: How should climate resources be allocated among countries? The (fair) allocation of international resources has been a controversial issue for many years – and not just in the context of climate change.Benito Müller, Director of Oxford Climate Policy, analyses the vagaries of various methods used for the allocation of funds – including IDA’s Performance-Based Allocation System, and the GEF’s new System for Transparent Allocation of Resources. He finds that a more effective – and fairer – model to base the allocations on may be found within countries. An analysis of the system for allocating federal/ central resources to subnational entities in four countries (China, India, Switzerland and the United States) provides valuable lessons for the Transitional Committee set up to design the Green Climate Fund. Speaker’s Biography: Dr. Müller is currently Director (Energy & Environment) at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, which he joined in February 1996, Managing Director of Oxford Climate Policy (a not-for-profit company aimed at capacity building for developing country climate change negotiators), and Director of the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi), an international initiative for sustained capacity building in support of international climate change negotiations.  Dr. Müller is a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford and a member of the Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University. He is Senior Research Associate of Queen Elizabeth House the University’s International Development Centre, and an Associate of its Smith School for Enterprise and Environment.  Dr. Müller received his doctorate (D.Phil.) in Philosophy from the University of Oxford specialising in Philosophy of Language and of Science and was formerly a Research Fellow at Wolfson College and a Lecturer in Logic at the Queen's College, Oxford. He has a Diploma in Mathematics from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland.  For a list of his publications see www.OxfordClimatePolicy.org