Title

VIDEO: Session 8: Reports from Breakout Sessions: Designing New Institutional and Flexibility Mechanisms and Financing ASETs, and Developing an Action Plan and Creating Industry Associations

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date

11-6-2010

Description

VIDEO (1:15:02):

SESSION 8: Reports from both Breakout Sessions and Interactive Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Lakshman Guruswamy, Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES), Professor of Law, University of Colorado at Boulder

Breakout Groups: Designing New Institutional and Flexibility Mechanisms

Group 1 Moderator: Dr. William Boyd, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado at Boulder; Rapporteur: Elise Aiken, University of Colorado Law School

Group 2 Moderator: Julie Teel, JD, Senior Research Fellow, CEES; Rapporteur: Katie Patterson, University of Colorado Law School

Group 3 Moderator: Dr. Anita Halvorssen, JSD, Adjunct Professor, University of Denver; Rapporteur: Angela Cifor, University of Colorado Law School

Breakout Groups: Financing ASETs

Group 1 Moderator: Michael Waggoner, Professor of Law, University of Colorado at Boulder; Rapporteur: Richard Johnson, University of Colorado Law School

Group 2 Moderator: Brad Bernthal, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director Entrepreneurial Law Clinic; Rapporteur: Jacob Marx, University of Colorado Law School

Group 3 Moderator: Neil Bellefeuille, CEO, The Paradigm Project; Rapporteur: Boe Nicholson, University of Colorado Law School

Developing an Action Plan and Creating Industry Associations: Dr. Lakshman Guruswamy, Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES), Professor of Law, University of Colorado at Boulder

Moderator

Lakshman Guruswamy, William Boyd, Julie Teel, Anita Halvorssen, Michael Waggoner, Brad Bernthal, Neil Bellefeuille

Streaming Media

Comments

This conference is a sequel to the 2009 World Energy Justice Conference (WEJC 2009) which began examining ways of mainstreaming safe, clean, and efficient energy for the world's Energy Poor (EP). The EP number two and a half billion people living on less than $1-2 a day who have no access to modern energy services. WEJC 2010 more fully develops these themes. WEJC 2010 will explore how the next round of global warming meetings in Cancun could design new flexibility mechanisms that give credits, for example, for the reduction of black carbon by the adoption of cookstoves, and embrace small scale projects by poor stakeholders. WEJC 2010 will traverse ways of generating more capital, and promoting manufacture of appropriate sustainable energy technologies (ASETs) by social entrepreneurs as well as large corporations. The conference will explore promising pathways for doing so.