Miquel Muñoz

Post-Doctoral Fellow

miquel@bu.edu
Phone: 617-358-4000
Fax: 617-358-4001

Education

BA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; MA, Boston University; MS, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; PhD, Autonomous University of Barcelona


Expertise

Renewable energy, environmental policy, global governance and negotiation, climate change, UNFCCC, IPCC


miquel-munozBiography

Miquel Muñoz wrote his doctoral dissertation on policies for the promotion of electricity from renewable energy sources. He holds a MA degree in international relations and environmental policy at Boston University and a MS degree in environmental management and ecological economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, as well as a bachelor’s degree in physics.

Dr. Muñoz has participated in more than 40  international environmental negotiation meetings since 2004 (including UNFCCC, IPCC, CSD, GEF, CBD, Basel Convention) as an observer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin. Dr. Muñoz has worked for research institutions including the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Environmental Science and Technology Institute (ICTA), the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), the Worldwatch Institute, the Centre d’Economie et d’Ethique pour l’Environnement et le Développement (C3ED), and the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT).

Dr. Muñoz’s research interests include renewable energy and climate change policies and emerging linkages among them; technology, and trade aspects of climate change; international cooperation on sustainable energy; and the costs of global environmental governance.

Publications

  • Miquel Muñoz, Rachel Thrasher, and Adil Najam (2009) Measuring the Negotiation Burden of Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Global Environmental Politics 9:4 (1–13)
  • Miquel Muñoz (2008) Cambio Climático y la cumbre de Bali, Ecología Política 35, 19–21, July 2008.
  • Miquel Muñoz, Volker Oschmann, and David Tàbara (2007), Harmonization of renewable electricity feed-in laws in the European Union, Energy Policy 35, 3104–3114.
  • Kati Kulovesi, María Gutiérrez, Peter Doran, and Miquel Muñoz (corresponding author) (2007), UN 2006 Climate Change Conference: a confidence building step?, Climate Policy 7 (2007) 255–261.

  • REN21 – Renewable Energy Policy Network (2008), Renewables Global Status Report 2007, REN21 Secretariat and Worldwatch Institute, Paris and Washington DC (co-authored as country correspondent).
  • Enzensberger, N.; Rentz, O.; Fichtner, W.; Móst, D.; Dreher, M.; Frank, M.; Sáez, R.; Cabal, H.; Lago, C.; Varela, M.; Muñoz, M.; van Dijk, A. L.; Groennendaal, B.J.; Beurskens, L.W.M.; van der Linden, N.H.; van Sambeek, E.J. W.; Uyterlinde, M.A.; and de Vries, H.J. (2004) Lessons Learned from Renewable Energy Projects in Europe, Colección Documentos CIEMAT, ISBN: 84-7834-468-3.
  • Miquel Muñoz (2003), New Delhi to Milan: Will this year’s climate change conference be different? Down to Earth 2003, 12, pp53, New Delhi, India.
  • Miquel Muñoz Cabré, (2001), Desarrollo de las energías Renovables en un clima desértico: el caso del oasis de Figuig, en Marruecos Oriental, 133pp. Bellaterra, Spain.

Editing and Web Publications

Director of collection series (in Spanish): “Pensamiento Global.” Recent books published:

  • Miquel Ortega Cerdà, 2007, ¿Debe el estado ayudar a las transnacionales españolas? Impactos ambientales y sociales del apoyo público a la internacionalización. 144pp., ISBN: 9788480101660
  • Manuel Enrique Figueroa Clemente & Susana Redondo Gómez (coordinators) 2007, Los sumideros naturales de CO2: una estrategia sostenible entre el Cambio Climático y el Protocolo de Kyoto desde las perspectivas urbana y territorial. 218pp., ISBN 9788480191654

Earth Negotiations Bulletin (2004–present), co-author and editor of more than a hundred issues of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

Ecotropia (2004–2005), co-author of pieces on science and environmental research for specialized web portal Ecotropía [Spanish]