Clean Energy Investment

By Aaron Cosbey on August 28, 2008
This paper looks at ways to foster increased flows of investment, both domestic and foreign, into clean energy infrastructure and technologies in developing countries. It looks first at domestic factors—the investment climate for these sorts of investments, and ways that domestic policy might remove barriers and establish incentives. It then looks at existing international investment law, asking how it might either frustrate or foster more clean energy investment. The paper was prepared for the seminar on Trade and Climate Change, June 18-20, 2008, in Copenhagen, co-hosted by the Government of Denmark, the German Marshall Fund of the United States and IISD.

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