Effective Global Carbon Markets by Justin D Macinante
From Iain Mcgee on October 21st, 2020
Effective Global Carbon Markets
Networked Emissions Trading Using Disruptive Technologies
Author: Justin D Macinante, Edinburgh Law School
Hosted by Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Edinburgh Law School
Discussants include:Professor Michael Mehling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Martijn Wilder (Founder of Pollination Group, former global head of Baker & McKenzie climate change practice)
Dr Sanja Bogojevic, Associate Professor of Law, Oxford University
Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, Edinburgh Law School
Thank you everyone for attending this book launch. I am delighted to welcome you to Edinburgh Law School. We are celebrating, and interrogating this book – Effective Global Carbon Markets – by Justin, now Dr, Macinante. It was my pleasure to supervise his PhD which was recently defended, and I will be chairing today’s book launch.
The running order will be as follows: we have three wonderful and distinguished discussants with us today – two scholars and one practitioner. They are, in order of speaking, Sanja Bogojevic from Oxford University, Michael Mehling from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Martijn Wilder, formerly head of Baker McKenzie’s world leading carbon practice, and now founder of Pollination. Each will provide a brief critique on different aspects of the book, and will then be followed by Justin himself who will respond and expand on the text.
There will then be an opportunity for questions from the virtual floor. If you wish to ask a question, please put an asterisk in the chat, like so, and then I will be aware that you wish to ask a question, and will take those questions in order. And a final house keeping matter, please mute your mics if you are not speaking, and also, for reasons of bandwidth, please keep your cameras off.
By way of introduction, let me share my first engagement with Justin. In August 2016 a chap knocked on my office door and said he was interested in carbon markets and in particular their networking. I was intrigued as I was at the time reading a very good report of networked carbon markets from the World Bank. I suggested that Justin read and give me his reflections, to which he replied, that he had written the report and wanted to go much deeper! So as you can imagine, supervising Justin’s PhD was a wonderful and demanding exploration of carbon pricing, the failures of linking, the promise and distributed ledger technologies, and much else besides. If you haven’t read the book, I recommend that you do. With that, I will thank you once again for joining and pass the mic to Sanja.