Performance-Based Financing of Clean & Green Projects

Chan, D., Arquit Niederberger, A., & Ho, H. (2009). Transaction Costs of Small-Scale Methodologies - Case Study: Fuel Switch to Biomass Residue for Household Stoves. Paper for UNFCCC “Practitioners Workshop on AMS-I.E, AMS-II.G and AMS-I.C: CDM methodologies for household cooking energy supply”. Milestone Energy / Policy Solutions.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2008). Scaling up energy efficiency under the CDM. In Holm Olsen, K., and J. Fenhann (eds.), A Reformed CDM, Including New Mechanisms for Sustainable Development. Perspectives Series 2008. Copenhagen: UNEP Risø Centre, pp. 127-145.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2007). Energy Efficiency in CDM (Seminar Issue Paper). In: Proceedings of the UNIDO/CTI Seminar on Energy Efficiency and CDM, Vienna, 340-365.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Brunner, C. (2007). Promotion of High-Efficiency Electric Motor Systems Under the Clean Development Mechanism. In: EEMODS 2007 Conference Proceedings Vol. I, 5th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems, Beijing, pp. 165-180.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2006). New Investment Incentives, Development + Cooperation, 33(3), 119-121.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2006). MDG Carbon Finance Action Plans: Leveraging New Markets for Sustainable Development, CDM Investment Newsletter, 1/2006, 3-6.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Spalding-Fecher, R. (2006). Demand-side energy efficiency promotion under the Clean Development Mechanism: Lessons learned and future prospects. Energy for Sustainable Development, 10(4), 45-58.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2005). Funding transport sector CDM, CDM Investment Newsletter, 4/2005, 6-9.

Arquit Niederberger, A., Brunner, C., & Nipkow, J. (2005). Leveraging CDM finance to promote efficient industrial motor systems. In: Conference Proceedings (Volume II), 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems, Heidelberg, 180-190.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Finamore, B. (2005). Building an efficiency power plant under the Clean Development Mechanism, Sinosphere, 8(1), 33-38.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Finamore, B (2005). Building an efficiency power plant under the Clean Development Mechanism in China, CDM Investment Newsletter, 2/2005, 16-19.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Saner, R. (2005). Exploring the relationship between FDI flows and CDM potential. Transnational Corporations, 14(1), 1-40.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2004). CDM in China: Taking a proactive and sustainable approach, Joint Implementation Quarterly, 10(3), 5.

Nondek, L., & Niederberger, A. A. (2004). Statistical analysis of CDM capacity-building needs. Climate Policy, 4(3), 249-268.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2003). The Climate Penny: An opportunity for Switzerland to influence the credibility of the Kyoto Mechanisms (English translation of German original), Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 5 August 2003, p. 15.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (2002). NSS Workshop: Capacity Building for the Kyoto Protocol, Joint Implementation Quarterly, 8(4), 11.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Graf, E. (2001). Mid-Term Evaluation of the World Bank National Strategy Studies Program, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Bern, 108 pp.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (1999). Market incentives for climate protection: Promotion of hydropower? Renewable Energy World, 2(6), 88-94.

Arquit Niederberger, A. (1999). Market incentives for climate protection: Promotion of hydropower? (English translation of German original), “wasser, energie, luft – eau, énergie, air”, 5/6, 93-96.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Albrecht, Ch. (1999). International cooperation for climate protection: Opportunities for business (English translation of German original), Umwelt Focus, 6, 17-21.

Arquit Niederberger, A., & Kalas, P. (1999). The National AIJ/JI/CDM Strategy Studies Program, Joint Implementation Quarterly, 5(1), 6-7.

Brodmann, U., & Arquit Niederberger, A. (1999). Swiss simulation study examines conversion of heating centers, Joint Implementation Quarterly, 5(3), 10-11.


Energy Management Systems for Chinese Municipalities

  • Spearheaded the China Sustainable Energy City project, which demonstrated that quantitative energy management systems could be an effective framework to operationalize the “scientific approach to development” in Chinese energy policymaking at the city level. Successful pilot led to 3-year, $5 million Low-Carbon City China program.
  • Partners: Policy Solutions / ENCO Switzerland / NDRC Energy Research Institute
  • Co-Financing: Government of Switzerland and project partners
  • Completed: 2009
  • Project documentation