Dr Francisco Ascui

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Senior Lecturer in Business and Climate Change (Leave of absence until Jan 2017)

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Phone: +44(0)131 6508343
Room: 3.21


Profile

Roles and responsibilities

Director of the MSc in Carbon Finance

Background

Francisco Ascui is a Lecturer in Business and Climate Change at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He joined the Business School in 2009, having worked for over a decade in energy and carbon markets, primarily as a consultant but also for some years in the public sector.

Francisco's experience is international, with consultancy and research projects in over 20 countries for clients including multilateral and government agencies, carbon traders, investment banks and corporations. He is a registered UN Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) expert and recognised as a Leader (in the top 5% of advisors globally) by Gerson Lehrman Group, an advisory network for the financial services industry. He teaches courses in carbon management, carbon finance and carbon accounting.

Research interests

Francisco's research focuses on two areas: carbon accounting and the implications of carbon market design for private sector investment. Issues of particular interest include the development of new market mechanisms (and accounting methods) in sectors such as reduced deforestation (REDD/REDD+), biochar and carbon capture and storage (CCS), and related matters such as carbon risk management and regulation.

Group membership

PhD Supervision

Francisco is supervising 0 PhD students


Publications

Developing an evidence base for assessing natural capital risks and dependencies in lending to Australian wheat farms

Cojoianu and Ascui. (2017) Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment.
Contribution to journal: Article

Sensing reality? New monitoring technologies for global sustainability standards

Gale, Ascui and Lovell. (2017) Global Environmental Politics 17 (2). 65-83.
Contribution to journal: Article
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The attributional-consequential distinction and its applicability to corporate carbon accounting

Brander and Ascui. (2015).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter

Finding a path for REDD+ between ODA and the CDM

Neeff, Göhler and Ascui. (2014) Climate Policy 14 (2). 149-166.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Power games: The invention and reporting of electricity grid emission factors

Ascui. (2014).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Enabling the Legal and Regulatory Framework for Large-scale Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Projects in Guangdong, China: Draft Report Version 1 for Expert Comments in Jun 2014

Huang, Liao, He, Liang, Ascui and Jiang. (2014).
Book/Report: Commissioned report

Response to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s Consultation on Draft Scope 2 Guidance

Brander, Ascui, Houston, Gillenwater and Kerr. (2014).
Other contribution: Other contribution
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A review of carbon accounting in the social and environmental accounting literature: What can it contribute to the debate?

Ascui. (2014) Social and Environmental Accountability Journal 34 (1). 6-28.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Enabling the Legal and Regulatory Framework for Large-scale Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) Projects

Huang, liao, Liang, Li and Ascui. (2014).
Working paper: Working paper
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Arctic: Warming impact is uneven

Hoberg and Ascui. (2013) Nature 500 (7464).
Contribution to journal: Letter
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Emissions: Will China expand on its carbon trading?

Liang, Ascui and Reiner. (2013) Nature 499 (7456).
Contribution to journal: Letter

Carbon accounting and the construction of competence

Ascui and Lovell. (2012) Journal of Cleaner Production 36. 48-59.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Carbon Capture and Storage: Realising the Potential?

Ghaleigh, Haszeldine, Rossati, Kern, Gross, Gross, Heptonstall, Jones, Ascui, Chalmers, Gibbins, Markusson, Marsden, Russell, Winskel, Pearson and Arapostathis. (2012).
Book/Report: Commissioned report
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Carbon Capture and Storage: Realising the potential?

Ascui, Watson, J., Kern, F., Gross, M., Gross, R., Heptonstall, P., Jones, F., Haszeldine, Chalmers, Gibbins, Markusson, Winskel and Russell. (2012) UKERC ‘Pathways and branching points for CCS to 2030’ Work Package 3, Task 6 Working Paper.
Contribution to specialist publication: Article
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Accounting for climate change: Who should do the measuring?

Ascui. (2011).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Carbon accounting and the construction of competence

Ascui and Lovell. (2011).
Contribution to conference: Paper

As frames collide: Making sense of carbon accounting

Ascui and Lovell. (2011) Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 24 (8). 978-999.
Contribution to journal: Article
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BECCS in the carbon markets: challenges and opportunities

Ascui. (2010).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Creating equivalence across the carbon register: Problems with accounting for stored carbon

Ascui. (2010).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Bio-CCS and the carbon markets: Regulation and finance

Ascui. (2009).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Lessons from carbon markets for designing an effective REDD architecture

NEEFF, TILL. and ASCUI, FRANCISCO. (2009) Climate Policy 9 (3). 306-315.
Contribution to journal: Article

Investor Leadership on Climate Change: An analysis of the investment community's role on climate change, and snapshot of recent investor activity

Mackenzie and Ascui. (2009).
Other contribution: Other contribution
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