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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.