Climate Capitalism

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D. writes a weekly post for Triple Pundit on the topic of climate change and capitalism. Boyd (or Dr. Cohen whichever you prefer) is a professor of sustainable entrepreneurship and climate capitalism at UVIC and UBC and is the co-founder of CO2 IMPACT, a carbon consultancy based in Vancouver. He is the co-author, with Hunter Lovins of Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change. In this series, Boyd covers a range of topics related to how communities, cities, countries and companies are prospering from mitigating and adapting to climate change.

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Smart Grids Could Reduce Impact of Hurricanes Like Irene

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., Co-Author, Climate Capitalism Writing this last Saturday afternoon, the nation and the world are warily observing the path and wrath…

We Must Put a Price on Carbon: EU to the Rescue Again?

Boyd Cohen, Co-author, Climate Capitalism Many public policy gurus and economists will tell you that if we truly want to decarbonize our economy…
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Why the U.S. Debt Crisis is Just the Tip of the Melting Iceberg

Boyd Cohen, Climate Strategist As many of this column’s readers know, I am from the U.S. and have lived in Europe and most…
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Profit Now or Pay Later – Why America is Missing Out: The Case of the Aviation Industry

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., Climate Strategist George Monbiot would argue we need to stop jetsetting around the world if we want to get our…
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Tea Party Opposes ICLEI and Sustainable Development in Cities

Today, ICLEI has more than 1200 local government members from 70 countries representing nearly 600 million people around the globe.  Members of ICLEI…
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Global Ranking of Top 10 Resilient Cities

By Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CO2 IMPACT and Co-Author, Climate Capitalism Resilient cities, those that are working to transition towards a low-carbon economy while…
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Low-Carbon Cities of the Future: Resilient Cities

Lately I have been profiling cities and politicians who are leading the way towards a low-carbon future.  As many of the readers of…
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Why I Would Vote for Mitt Romney Instead of Obama

UPDATE: Boyd Cohen has recanted this position. For other perspectives on the candidates, check out these posts: Five Problems with the Romney-Ryan Budget…
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Top 10 Climate-Ready Cities in the U.S.

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CO2 IMPACT Cities are now home to a majority of the world’s population and are on the front line in…
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Capitalism: Can Long Term Thinking Overcome Quarterly Earnings?

By: Kate Shaw Capitalism, as we currently understand it, is failing and has been failing for some time.  Just as we adapted our…
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Top 10 Elected Officials Leading the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

Here are my top 10 elected officials (or recently departed) who are showing courage in leading their communities, states and countries towards a…
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Canada Votes in First Green MP

By Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT Elizabeth May, Canada’s Leader of the Green Party, won an historic election on May 2nd.  She is the…
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Birther Debate dead, Could Climate Change Debate be Next?

By Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT Good old Donald Trump.  We all know there is no way he will ever be President of the…
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Why Shale Gas and Fracking May Be Part of Our Clean Energy Future

I must admit that I have been heavily focused on renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydro and biofuels as the medium-long-term…
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Does Earth Day Matter? Taking Stock of Where We Are in 2011

By Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CO2 IMPACT Well, here we are again, Earth Day 2011.  Some of the readers of this weekly series on…