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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Top 10 Climate Capitalists of the 21st Century

By Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., Co-Author, Climate Capitalism One lucky 3p reader who retweets this article will receive receive a signed, hardback edition of…
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U.S. NGOs that Are Moving the Needle on Climate Change

The past few weeks I have been openly critical of Earth Hour (from WWF) and even 350.org because I believe they could do…
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Are NGOs Like 350.org and WWF Failing to Move the Needle?

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CO2 IMPACT A few weeks ago I was pretty critical of the potential impact of events like Earth Hour can…
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Top 10 Climate Change Strategy Consultancies

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D. CO2 IMPACT Despite the weak regulatory environment at the federal level in both the U.S. and Canada, there is growing…
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In Light of Japan, Is it Time to Bury Nuclear Forever?

Amongst those of us in the climate strategy world there has been an ongoing debate about the potential role of nuclear energy as…
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Climate Change Adaptation is Not a Last Resort

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D. CO2 IMPACT In recent blog posts I have discussed the need to accelerate solutions that will move the needle on…

Top 3 Ways to REALLY Move the Needle on Climate Change

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D. CO2 IMPACT Yes, I am committed to playing my part to reducing my personal carbon footprint.  And yes, it is…
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Top 5 Executive Education Programs in Climate Change

Triple Pundit kindly offered me this digital real estate to discuss a range of topics related to intersecting commerce and climate change.  I…
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Why Companies Don’t Care About Climate Change

Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT In 2009, I co-founded a company called CO2 IMPACT to develop high quality carbon offset projects in the Americas.…
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Cleaning up the Coal Mine Industry: Coal Mine Methane

Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT Last week in this column I wrote about a real “clean coal” solution, torrefied wood.  While I truly believe…
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Will the Real Clean Coal Please Stand Up?

Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT Do you believe what the coal industry has spent millions on to convince Americans that the industry is cleaning…

Carbo2n Nation-Finally the Convenient Solutions Movie I’ve been Waiting for

By Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT I remember going to a screening of Inconvenient Truth with Vancouver’s ex-mayor back in 2006, feeling a bit…
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Walmart, China & Arnold Leading Obama in Shift to Low Carbon Future

By Boyd Cohen, Ph.D. CO2 IMPACT As an American living in Canada I have been watching U.S. policy on clean energy from across…
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Carbon Offsets Meet Biofuels

By Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT In previous posts, I have written about climate capitalists generating carbon offsets, and climate capitalists pursuing opportunities across…

Climate Capitalism and Biofuels Ready to Break Out in 2011

  By: Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT Our “addiction” to highly polluting and emitting fossil fuels presents serious challenges to achieving meaningful reductions in…