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Title: U.S. Centre Director
Expertise: energy and international climate change policy
Michael is a Senior Scientist and is director of the U.S. Center, based in the Seattle office.
His research addresses climate change mitigation policy at local, national, and international levels. His current work ranges from carbon market design to the integration of national energy and climate policies. He designed and co-leads the SEI Initiative on fossil fuel development and climate change.
Michael has over 25 years of professional experience in energy and environmental analysis and capacity building. He has worked throughout North America, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe with support from government agencies, development banks, foundations, utilities, and non-profit groups.
Natural Gas: Guardrails for a Potential Climate Bridge (Paper - 2015)
Addressing the risk of double counting emission reductions under the UNFCCC (Journal article - 2015)
Assessing carbon lock-in (Journal article - 2015)
The SEI Initiative on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change (Fact sheet - 2015)
Addressing the risk of double counting emission reductions under the UNFCCC (WP) (Working paper - 2014)
SEI Research Synthesis: Climate finance and carbon markets (Other publications - 2014)
Fossil Fuel Supply, Green Growth, and Unburnable Carbon (Discussion brief - 2014)
SEI Research Synthesis: Climate change mitigation and bioenergy (Other publications - 2014)
Single-year mitigation targets: Uncharted territory for emissions trading and unit transfers (Working paper - 2014)