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Carbon Trading and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Joined at the Hip, In for the Haul

Forest Trends | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. By Allie Goldstein In 2006, the nonprofit organization World Vision started helping people in Eth...

How a Carbon Price Can Ease the Climate Shock

Steve Zwick | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

In their book "Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet", Harvard economists Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman offer a deep dive into the history of climate science and the rationale behind the drive to put a price on carbon.

TRIFECTA: A Carbon Tax Done Right

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

The free world seems to agree -- if a day late and many dollars short -- that climate change is at least in part caused by mankind and thus it is imperative we change our ways soon, or else.

Land and Ocean Grabs Not the Solution to Climate Change

Salena Tramel | Posted 02.19.2016 | World
Salena Tramel

When Hiba Al-Jibeihi stepped off her flight in Paris in early December, it was her first time outside the occupied Palestinian territories where she had lived all of her 24 years.

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.

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

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 12.10.2015 | 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...

Opinion The Clean Power Plan: An Industrial Nightmare

Forest Trends | Posted 08.05.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

The Obama administration is finally trying to deal with climate change in a comprehensive way. Distracted in his first term by the recession and health care the President did not have the capacity to push the Waxman-Markey bill through the Senate.

The Pope is Right on Climate, Wrong on Offsetting

Forest Trends | Posted 06.25.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

Offsetting isn't a complete and total "fix" to the climate mess, and it isn't intended to be. Poorly implemented, it may even become the ploy the pope worries about. But done right, it's an incredibly effective tool in a very large toolbox, yet it will only deliver on a large scale if it's embedded in a functional, well-regulated, and global climate-change response.

The Heat Is On: Via Campesina and Allies Challenge Climate Capitalism

Salena Tramel | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green
Salena Tramel

A new report by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indisputably confirms what many scientists had predicted: 2014 is officially the hottest year on record.

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

How quickly can the shift to renewables and de-carbonization at the source be achieved through individual and grass roots efforts? Globalization is the reality and events like the 'Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis' Conference are themselves the products of globalization.

Climate Policy: It's the Economy

David Monsma | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
David Monsma

Regulating or taxing carbon emissions is no longer a partisan or ideological issue -- it's a matter of business and investment, and of vital importance.

Can China Win the War on Air Pollution?

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

China's polluted air -- so much in the news these days -- has been 30 years in the making.

East Asia Needs United Approach to Climate Change

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Stephen P. Groff

With these numbers in mind, the question is how can the East Asian economies work together to gain maximum benefit from reducing carbon emissions?

Sandor Talks About Inventing Markets

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

Richard (Doc) Sandor has been described as brilliant by many but from my perspective his genius is in being able to see the essence of things -- understanding the simple purpose of a product and applying it free from any preconceived parameters.

Put the Environment at the Center of the Global Economy: An Argument for the Eco-Currency

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Emanuel Pastreich

We must hardwire the health of the ecosystem directly to the standard measurements of economic health so that the state of the environment is immediately visible in all economic transactions. One possible approach is the introduction of a global "eco-currency."

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.

The Time for a Polite Green Revolution Has Passed

Petra Bartosiewicz | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Petra Bartosiewicz

For the green groups who spent the last term pursuing a failed insider strategy of compromises, the focus going forward should mobilizing the public. For President Obama, the task is to go beyond rhetoric and make the heroic choices for real change.

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.

South Korea Approves Carbon Trading Scheme

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green

(Adds details, quotes, changes dateline) * National CO2 pricing scheme starts 2015 * Covers about 60 percent of nation's...

Richard Sandor: A Legend in Financial Innovation

Michael Martin | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Michael Martin

Richard Sandor is not a household name but he should be. He is quite frankly one of the most important people in finance today given his 40 years of innovation.

Food Science, Climate Science and Politics

Chris Ladd | Posted 04.28.2012 | Green
Chris Ladd

If the fix for climate change was as simple as changing a light bulb then the disagreements over these details might not matter much. However, we're being asked to undertake the wholesale re-engineering of the entire global political and economic order.

Where Is the Greed in Climate Change Markets?

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green
Peter Gardett

Greed is a strong word, but if the climate change community is serious about finding a market solution to the crisis they are so good at describing, it is also an effective one.

Carbon Trade Wars: Why U.S. Should Accept EU Rules on Aviation Emissions

Jonas Meckling | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Jonas Meckling

The EU's move on aviation emissions is leading the way on climate, potentially triggering an upward spiral of climate regulation.

Three Innovative Ideas, Which Could Help the Economy,...but No One's Talking About Them

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Fostering a nation of creative thinkers will serve the U.S. well in an increasingly global and technological economy. After all, one of the most successful and profitable companies in the world is Apple.

The Fall and Rise of the Carbon Coalition

Matthew DeBord | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

The idea of the environment as an asset may horrify those who consider the great outdoors and all that's in it to be a collective human trust. But the fact is that most of what counts as an environmental asset is owned by someone.