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How California Uses Forests - and Economic Forces - to Fight Climate Change

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.08.2017 | Green
Mark Tercek

California is often at the forefront of implementing strong environmental regulations, many times going beyond what the federal Environmental Protection Agency requires. We hope other state and country leaders will follow California's example as the world comes together to build off of the momentum of the Paris agreement.

6 Weeks After Paris, Countries Moving to Build Carbon Markets

Steve Zwick | Posted 02.01.2017 | Green
Steve Zwick

When climate negotiators signed off on the historic Paris Agreement in December, they opened the door for countries to begin cross-border trading of greenhouse-gas emission reductions and signaled the advent of a price on carbon, which world leaders from Canada's Justin Trudeau to Ethiopia's Hailemariam Desalegn say is needed to get companies slashing greenhouse-gas emissions today.

Single Market Global Carbon Pricing: The Best Idea Not Gaining Sufficient Traction in Paris Agreement

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 12.09.2016 | Green
Todd Eisenstadt

PARIS - If you ask a carbon trader when there will be a single, efficient, international price on carbon dioxide emissions, s/he may reply, "How patie...

An Introduction to Carbon Cap-and-Trade Systems Around the World

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

Carbon markets are being established around the world, but how exactly do cap-and-trade systems work? By answering a few questions on cap-and-trade systems, this piece illustrates why and how such systems are being adopted in practice.

Work Together When Washington Can't: New Partnerships Will Lead Fight Against Climate Change

Tom Steyer | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

That's 53 million people and GDP of $2.8 trillion. So it's not a stretch to say the new Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy will make a huge difference for the entire country. And guess what? Congress had nothing to do with it.

Obama's New Pledge to Climate Change: A Promise for a Sustainable Future?

Karl-Heinz Florenz | Posted 03.25.2013 | World
Karl-Heinz Florenz

It's not morals, but realism that is bringing the U.S. back to the negotiation table. After four years of U.S. absence in international climate negotiations, this affirmation now raises hope that the U.S. will finally follow Europe's example of carbon market regulation and other climate legislation.

Five Things You Should Know About Ozone Depleting Substances in California's Cap-and-trade Program

Gary Gero | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Gary Gero

California's cap-and-trade program incorporates the use of carbon offsets generated from the destruction of ozone depleting substances (ODS) to help the state meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

EU Climate Boss: Carbon Market Needs Quick Fix And Deep Reform

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green

* Withdrawal of 900 mln permits should limit volatility * Commission outlines six plans for deeper reform * Long-term fi...

UN Climate Negotiations: Denmark and Bolivia Present Their Emissions Reductions

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany -- On Thursday, specific nations presented their work to reduce emissions. Thursday morning, Canada, the EU, the Alliance of Small Islan...

Carbon Trading Markets Booming

Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

As countries around the world struggle to reach an agreement on an extension of the Kyoto Protocol, the voluntary international carbon trading market ...

Cap and Trade: Dead or Alive?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

One of cap and trade's longtime advocates has said the scheme "died of what amounts to natural causes in Washington." But earlier this month, China and officials from the EU met to scope out a pilot carbon-trading program.

New Climate Bill Could Create "Super Lobby" Against U.S. Emissions Reductions

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

A closer examination reveals that the American Clean Energy abd Security Act could create a "super-lobby" of interest groups that will significantly diminish the possibility of achieving future reforms.