Clean Energy Investment: Policymakers' Summary

By Aaron Cosbey, Jennifer Ellis, Mahnaz Malik on August 20, 2008
This is a summary of a longer report (PDF - 1.1 mb), which synthesizes the lessons learned over a year's study of the barriers and opportunities for clean energy investment in developing countries. It focuses first on the domestic side, looking at those elements of the domestic regulatory and policy framework that might encourage or discourage investment both foreign and domestic. Three commissioned country studies informed this part of the work. It then looks at the web of international investment laws, embodied in bilateral, regional and multilateral treaties, asking how they might impede or foster clean energy investment.

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IISD, 2008