Tim LaingFormer staff
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  • Tim Laing

    Former Post Doctoral Researcher

    Tim worked as a postdoctoral research assistant with Luca Taschini and Charles Palmer on the NORAD funded project, ‘Developing an options market and complementary financial structures to mobilise private capital for REDD+ and manage climate policy risks’.

    The project was conducted in collaboration with the Environmental Defence Fund and IIASA.

    Tim moved on to become a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, CERMES at University of the West Indies.

    Background

    Tim previously completed his PhD at LSE. His research title was ‘Assessing the impact of institutional conditions upon programme design for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation’.

    Tim has a BA in Economics from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex.

    He has worked at the Environmental Protection Agency of Guyana as an ODI fellow and as a Research Assistant in the Electricity Policy Research Group in Cambridge.

    Research interests

    • Policy design for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation;
    • Effect of institutional conditions on environmental policy design;
    • Low-carbon development policy;
    • Interactions of development and environmental policy.

    2016

    Working paper  31 October, 2016

    Getting more ‘carbon bang’ for your ‘buck’ in Acre State, Brazil

    Acre State in Brazil is at the forefront of efforts to institutionalize jurisdictional-scale policies that aim to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). Given limited REDD+ funds and … read more »

    Research article  24 June, 2016

    Understanding the demand for REDD+ credits

    Laing, Timothy, Taschini, Luca and Palmer, Charles (2016). In: Environmental Conservation

    Working paper  18 May, 2016

    Demand for offsetting and insetting in the EU Emissions Trading System

    International carbon offsetting can help reduce compliance costs in emissions trading schemes and at the same time support carbon mitigation projects in developing countries. A surprising observation from the European … read more »

    2015

    Research article  18 December, 2015

    Rights to the forest, REDD+ and elections: Mining in Guyana

    This paper examines the impact of electoral cycles and the introduction of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) policy upon the holding of small-scale mining property rights in Guyana. … read more »

    Working paper  27 May, 2015

    Understanding the demand for REDD+ credits

    REDD (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation), broadened to REDD+, has recently emerged as a potentially important component of the global policy mix to mitigate climate change. In this … read more »

    Working paper  9 March, 2015

    Rights to the forest, REDD+ and elections: Mining in Guyana

    This paper examines the impact of electoral cycles and the introduction of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) policy upon the holding of small-scale mining property rights in Guyana. … read more »

    2013

    Working paper  30 March, 2013

    Economy-wide impacts of REDD when there is political influence

    National-level strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation(REDD), financed by international transfers, have begun to emerge. A three-sector model is developed to explore the economy-wide … read more »

    Working paper  1 February, 2013

    Assessing the effectiveness of the EU Emissions Trading System

    As an increasing number of countries, regions, cities and states implement emission trading policies to limit cap CO2 emission, many turn to the experience of the … read more »

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    2015

    Policy report  14 December, 2015

    Methods for Evaluating the Performance of Emission Trading Schemes

    This report provides a short summary of assessment methodologies that have been used to evaluate different operational aspects and outcomes of existing trading schemes, a literature which to date draws primarily from the EU ETS experience. read more »

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    2010

    Commentary  20 December, 2010

    False dichotomy on climate change policy options

    Financial Times – registration is required.

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