Abu Dhabi, UAE
Professor Richard Stewart recently spoke at the Abu Dhabi World Future Energy Summit on the legal and institutional challenges of delivering $100 billion annually to developing countries for climate mitigation and adaptation. Joining Stewart on a climate finance panel were Adjunct Professor Jake Werksman of the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC and Rob Bradley of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Following the Summit, NYU Law’s Global Climate Finance Project convened a two-day climate finance conference at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus. Officials from the UAE and Abu Dhabi governments, local NGOs and a group of international experts discussed the climate finance and technology transfer issues emerging out of the December 2010 Cancun meeting of the 192 countries to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, at which the Climate Finance Project held briefings. Project Coordinator Bryce Rudyk and Kiri Mattes of the Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law organized and conducted the conference.