From 1999 to 2005, Richard L Sandor wrote a monthly column for Environmental Finance magazine. The column was called "How I See It", and with this latest publication, Sandor has compiled all of his articles into one comprehensive historical analysis and commentary on the field of Environmental Finance.
How I Saw It offers a historical account of the development of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) from the "father of carbon trading" himself, and also the developments in environmental markets over the years since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. In his monthly contribution, Sandor makes predictions in his articles, and read for yourself to see if he has been on the right path (or not) all along.
Contents:Environmental Finance Introductory RemarksThe Convergence of Environmental and Capital MarketsVoluntary Carbon Deals Break RecordsSeeing the Wood for the TreesTrading While the Temperature RisesDaimlerChrysler, Ford Change LanesThe CDM: Opportunities and ChallengesSO2 Market Exceeds ExpectationsUS Carbon Trading Project Wins FundingThe Case for a Simplified CDMThe US and EU: Closer Than You ThinkCDM — Simplicity is the KeyDow Jones Sustainability Group Index: One Year OnA Post-Hague Compromise on ReforestationCalifornia Utilities: The S&L Crisis RevisitedThe Case for CoalSO2 Auction Shows Power of MarketsIt Ain't Over Till It's Over'Corporate Giants to Aid Design of US Carbon MarketAnd the Beat Goes OnThe Case for Plurilateral Environmental MarketsDJSI World: Two Years OnThe Convergence of Environmental and Capital Markets: Another StepThe DJSI — A Story of Financial InnovationChicago Climate Exchange Progress ReportObservations on EnronA Decade of SO2 Allowance AuctionsThe Road to Price DiscoveryHere Come the StatesLies, Damned Lies and StatisticsDJSI World Index — Three Years OnNASD Agreement Boosts Chicago Climate ExchangeHow Emissions Can Make Wind Power PayMarkets EverywhereChicago Shows the WayInstitutional Innovation (Part I)The Power of an IdeaInstitutional Innovation (Part II)Flexibility is the KeyWater Rights and WrongsThe CCX Auction: 20 QuestionsThe Benefits of Corporate Sustainability and ResponsibilityWater — New Horizons for Markets"The British are Coming!"Industrial Policy Skews EU Allocation PlansSO2 Auctions — An Even DozenHere Come the States IIA Tale of Two ContinentsSO2 Emissions Allowances — Anatomy of a Mature MarketPricing Crude Oil Price Volatility: Can Markets Help?An Economist's ProgressThe Benefits of Corporate SustainabilityCCX — The Year in ReviewHere Come the States IIITalking About the WeatherSO2 Prices — Where Do We Go from Here?Weathering the Crude Oil CrisisTrading Away ConflictVerifying Emissions — Lessons from the CCXBeyond Kyoto: Some Thoughts On the Past, Present, and FutureWhat a Difference 10 Years Make
Readership: Readers interested in climate exchanges and carbon trading; investors, financial analysts, policymakers, undergraduates and postgraduates of finance and economics.