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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.

UN Climate Negotiations: EU Ramps Up Renewables and Addresses Aviation Emissions

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

International aviation emissions grew by 66% between 1990 and 2005. They form one of the fastest growing sources of emissions. Yet they are currently excluded from the Kyoto Protocol.

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 Climate Post: Record-Breaking Greenhouse Gas Emissions, but Carbon Market Failing

Mason Inman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Emissions dropped in 2009, but research now shows they rebounded quickly in 2010, setting a new all-time record. Economist Nicholas Stern said emissions are "now close to being back on a 'business as usual' path."

Green News Report: February 17, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Heavier s...

Green News Report: February 15, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S SPECIAL RADIO REPORT: A...

Green News Report: January 20, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fox "News...

Kyoto's Carbon Offsetting Moves from Tragedy to Farce

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

The Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has long been known to be a honey pot of carbon credit income for cheating project developers. ...

How Brokers Became Bookies: The Insidious Transformation of Markets Into Casinos

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Casinos for betting on what something will do in the future have been elevated to the status of "prediction" markets, and they can cover a broad range of issues

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Lucy Prebble, Enron Playwright Awaits Her Broadway Debut

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-04-23-ronron.jpgThere couldn't be a more auspicious time for the stateside premiere of Enron as news of the latest Wall Street scandal cascades around us.

REDD: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Khadija Sharife | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Khadija Sharife

All carbon is not created equal: One ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated in New York from several McDonalds burgers, for instance, clocking in at 16...

Failure at Copenhagen Doesn't Mean Businesses Are off the Hook

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Despite the confounded state of international climate policy negotiations, companies will continue to face new mandates to measure, report, and reduce their carbon emissions.

Let's Price Carbon Now, for Business' Sake

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Hirshberg

Companies across the U.S. are finding cost savings and competitive advantage through efficiency. As good as these efforts are, they need to go broader and deeper throughout the entire economy if we are to keep the Earth's climate in check.