Environment publications

Co-authored with VERTIC

'Tracking Transformative Forest Actions to Reduce Emissions: An illegal logging case study’ by Florence Daviet, Lauren Goers, Larry MacFaul, Andrea Johnson and Kirsten Stasio, WRI Working Paper, World Resources Institute, Washington DC.

'Illegal Logging and Related Trade - Indicators of the Global Response', by Sam Lawson and Larry MacFaul, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), London.

'Illegal Logging and Related Trade: Indicators of the Global Response Country Report Cards', by Sam Lawson and Larry MacFaul, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs)

‘Illegal Logging and Related Trade: Pilot Assessment of the Global Response’, by Sam Lawson and Larry MacFaul, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), London

'Developing the climate change regime: the role of verification' by Larry MacFaul in Verifying Treaty Compliance - Limiting the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Monitoring Kyoto Protocol, R. Avenhaus, N. Kyriakopoulos, M. Richard and G. Stein (Eds), Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 2006. A project of the European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA) Verification Technologies and Methodologies Working Group.


'Adoption of procedures and mechanisms relating to compliance under the Kyoto Protocol: a guide', VERTIC Brief no. 6, by Larry MacFaul

Kyoto Protocol national systems and registries: countdown to 2008, VERTIC Brief no. 5, by Larry MacFaul (December 2004)

Additional resources: VERTIC evidence to UK Parliament inquiry into climate change

In January 2004 the European Union (EU) Committee of the House of Lords called for evidence for its inquiry into EU climate change policy: 'Towards a Sustainable EU Policy on Climate Change'. VERTIC's response to this inquiry advocates a cooperative and facilitative approach to international efforts to tackle climate change. In its submission VERTIC told the Committee that: 'The EU should continue to show a strong political and practical commitment to the climate change regime, thereby building confidence in its future and efficacy'. The submission highlights the need for states to implement the 1997 Kyoto Protocol's requirements promptly and explains the negative impact that inaction by EU member states could have on efforts to reduce emissions. VERTIC's response underlines the importance of reporting and verification in the climate change regime and also stresses the need to ensure speedy compliance with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.