Regarding Your Modest Proposal for Preventing Canada from Remaining Cold. On December 12, from the foyer of the Canadian House of Commons, you irrationally rationalized why it is a good idea for Canada to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol.
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With Stephen Harper’s government getting plenty of heat at the Durban climate conference over its decision to relegate Kyoto to the history books, there is a lot of discussion back home about the merits or otherwise of presenting the Canadian oil sands as “ethical oil”.
Emissions trading continues to court controversy following recent events which have seen Romania, an EU ETS country, suspended from trading its Kyoto Protocol emissions units by the UN.
Transparency International’s (TI) Global Corruption Report: Climate Change warned that complex mechanisms for incentivizing cuts in carbon emissions need to be governed properly to be effective.
Following the spectacular milestone of 3,000 projects registered into the world’s largest carbon offset mechanism, this month marked a time for reflection for those involved in the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism. With over one-third of the registered projects now issuing Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs – the currency of the CDM, each equal to one [...]
The most recent negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change just concluded in Bangkok, Thailand. While some progress toward international climate change action was achieved, the talks were full of mostly minor diplomatic victories on procedural and scheduling issues. Big questions, especially the fate of the Kyoto Protocol and a new global climate [...]
With international climate negotiations rudderless and little hope for passage of a climate bill in the current U.S. Congress, some believe the time is ripe to consider whether there might be a better way to price carbon than cap-and-trade. On March 24, at a round-table hosted by Worldwatch and the Center for Global Development, Dr. [...]