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Title: U.S. Centre Director
Role: Co-leader, SEI Initiative on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change
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.
Impact of phasing out federal coal and oil leases on CO2 emissions and 2°C goals (Policy brief - 2016)
Fossil fuel production in a 2°C world: The equity implications of a diminishing carbon budget (Discussion brief - 2016)
Making future U.S. offshore oil leasing more consistent with climate goals (Discussion brief - 2016)
Natural Gas: Guardrails for a Potential Climate Bridge (Paper - 2015)
The SEI Initiative on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change (Fact sheet - 2015)
Addressing the risk of double counting emission reductions under the UNFCCC (Journal article - 2015)
Carbon lock-in from fossil fuel supply infrastructure (Discussion brief - 2015)
Assessing carbon lock-in (Journal article - 2015)
Global emissions: New oil investments boost carbon lock-in (Journal - 2015)
Supply-side climate policy: the road less taken (Working paper - 2015)
Fossil Fuel Supply, Green Growth, and Unburnable Carbon (Discussion brief - 2014)
Addressing the risk of double counting emission reductions under the UNFCCC (WP) (Working paper - 2014)
Single-year mitigation targets: Uncharted territory for emissions trading and unit transfers (Working paper - 2014)
SEI Research Synthesis: Climate finance and carbon markets (Other publications - 2014)
SEI Research Synthesis: Climate change mitigation and bioenergy (Other publications - 2014)
Net climate change mitigation of the Clean Development Mechanism (Journal article - 2014)
Estimating international mitigation finance needs: A top-down perspective (Discussion brief - 2014)