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

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.08.2016 | 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 02.03.2016 | 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.

5 Reasons Why 2016 Will Accelerate Environmental Progress

Fred Krupp | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Fred Krupp

With the Paris framework in place, momentum for bottom-up, decentralized market-based policies will only increase -- and at the core of such systems are transparency and integrity.

The Unsung Heroes of Climate Change

Libby Ferguson | Posted 12.05.2015 | Green
Libby Ferguson

With eyes turned in anticipation toward the negotiation halls and what national leaders will deliver, the unsung heroes of the low carbon revolution continue to move forward faster, bolder and more ambitious than before.

Carbon Pricing and Investor Momentum: Game Changing Convergence and a New International Financial Language

Paula DiPerna | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Paula DiPerna

A cannon fired golden confetti into the air to celebrate the opening of China's first cap-and-trade pilot market, the Tianjin Climate Exchange, in 2008, to help address climate change. Then, in 2015, after establishing six additional pilots, China announced it would soon be implementing a national cap-and-trade system.

As Chevy Ends Award-Winning Sustainability Plan, The Climate Is Just As Screwed As Ever

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business

Should an automobile company be applauded for its contributions to the environment when its core business is fundamental in destroying it? Well, Chevr...

Could This Be the Solution To Climate Change?

Renat Heuberger | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

In order to halt climate change, close to 100 percent of the world's scientists agree that we must drastically reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions. But how? I explored some key areas to address during my recent interview with the World Economic Forum

The Pope, The Atmosphere and the Importance of Carbon Markets

Paula DiPerna | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Paula DiPerna

In this glorious cosmic penthouse, also known as Earth's atmosphere, we store garbage, notably greenhouse gases that cause climate change. We abuse the penthouse because we pay nothing for it. Yet all life is made possible by that rare space.

EU-China Relations: Invoking A Low-Carbon Future From Past Cooperation

Wang Tao | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Wang Tao

The EU and China together account for nearly 40 percent of global carbon emissions, and their cooperation can make an enormous difference to an effective, global response.

Voluntary Buyers Spend Nearly $4.5 Billion on Offsets Over Last Decade

Forest Trends | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

The voluntary carbon markets have served as the testing ground for compliance programs all over the world, even moving forward when efforts to implement mandatory cap-and-trade programs stalled. This has led to the voluntary markets having an influence that extends well beyond the nearly 1 billion offsets transacted over the last decade.

California's Cap-and-Trade Program -- More Than Just a Solution for California

Gary Gero | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Gary Gero

Throughout the world California has a well-deserved reputation for leadership and innovation. Our efforts to combat climate change continue this tradition of leadership.

Climate Change: It's Cosmic Rays on Steroids... or Something

Kate Gordon | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Kate Gordon

Many have asked, Is this heat wave caused by climate change?

Shaping the Next Generation of Carbon Markets

Rachel Kyte | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Rachel Kyte

When countries are aligned, motivated, and leading by doing, you get something we don't always see when discussing combating climate change -- a commitment to speed, moving to scale, and frank and candid conversation about what works, what doesn't, and why.

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 ...

The Carbon Offset Future

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

Colorado is host to a long list of large offset projects such as biomass generated electricity, geological sequestration, and methane-to-energy projects.

UN's Forest Protection Scheme At-Risk From Crime And Fraud

The Guardian | John Vidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Experts on all sides of the debate, from international police to politicians to conservationists, have warned this week that the scheme, called Reduci...

Cap and Trade Under Attack -- Say It Ain't So, Mr. Nader

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

After eight long years in the legislative desert, we have a president and Congress committed to passing climate legislation. But any celebration is premature.

Carbon Markets and Environmentalism: Is 'Market-Based' the New Dirty Word(s)?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

These are strange, even frightening times. But global warming remains a problem that must be addressed, and soon. Cap-and-trade still seems to me to be the best way to go.