Michael Mehling

Micheal Mehling

Founding Member & Senior Fellow

Michael Mehling is an Environmental lawyer with a strong background in legal and institutional analysis, complemented by several years of experience working in an interdisciplinary setting. Michael Mehling Deputy Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Professor at the School of Law of the University of Strathclyde. Ample experience working with carbon pricing, market-based instruments and capacity building for environmental reform in developing countries. Extended periods of work experience in emerging economies. Project lead, EU Emissions Trading Outreach to Developing Countries (3 Phases, including “ICAP Summer School”/“EU ETS Summer University”, 2008-2014, budget: EUR 2.9 million); judicial clerk trainee at the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) (2004); Facilitator, World Bank Institute and Partnership for Market Readiness eLearning courses on emissions trading (2013-2017); Co-chair of Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) Scientific Committee (since 2017); Editor-in-chief of the Carbon & Climate Law Review (CCLR) (since 2007); Contributing Author to the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (2012-2014); more than 100 publications, including numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as editor of and contributor to two relevant volumes: Emissions Trading in Practice: A Handbook on Design and Implementation (Washington, DC: World Bank, 1st ed. 2016; 2nd ed. 2021); and Improving the Clean Development Mechanism: Options and Challenges Post-2012 (Berlin: Lexxion, 2011). Lead author of World Bank Partnership for Market Implementation technical report on “Governance of Emissions Trading Systems” (forthcoming 2021).