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What is an Internal Carbon Price, and Should My Business Implement One?

In response to these schemes, or in anticipation of future carbon-pricing legislation, this year the CDP reported that 437 large companies say they…
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Paris Was Just the Beginning

Now that we've all had a chance to celebrate, the hard work begins. Here are some of the ways the business sector will…
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COP 21: Putting the Pieces Together for Private-Sector Action

In the aftermath of COP21, private-sector action is key to reaching emissions reduction goals. The marketplace needs to feel confident that the technologies…
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Scientists React to Paris Agreement

If there is one thing we should also be able to agree on, it is that we need a climate accord based in…
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Climate’s Impact on America’s Poor

A global climate agreement is crucial for low-income people in the United States, who are on the front lines of climate change impacts,…
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Climate Denial Funding is Decreasing

Climate change denial is waning in popularity.
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COP21, the Paris Agreement and the Art of the Possible

The Paris Agreement represents a transformational shift in political will and international cooperation. Now it's time to get to work.
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Climate Health, Indigenous Land Rights Are Linked: COP21 Report

A semi-remote Brazilian tribe has turned high-tech in an effort to protect its tropical forest, which is being devastated by poachers. It's the…
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COP21: Grand Success or Major Disappointment?

Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org said, "This didn't save the planet, but it may have saved the chance of saving the planet." Climate…
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A Pricing Alternative To COP21

As an economist, I have a jaundice view of the COP21 agreement. My skepticism ties to a lack of price signals included in…
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The Who’s Who in the Low-Carbon Economy

A new report issued by CDP and the Climate Group reveals that many companies and governments are already preparing for a low-carbon economy.
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COP21’s Legacy: A New Era

These climate talks differed substantially from the prior COPs because they gave audience to resilience, argues Joyce Coffee of the Notre Dame Global…
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Halting Deforestation Plays a Huge Role in Reducing Carbon Emissions

Two climate researchers, Brent Sohngen and Robert H. Beach, found that with an average price of $27.25 per ton of carbon, “Deforestation can…
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Volvo Leaves Mining Lobbying Group Over Climate Change Policy

Volvo announced last week that it is leaving the National Mining Association over the lobbying group's opposition to President Barack Obama's Clean Power…
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3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About COP21 — Week 2

This morning, Nick Nuttall, coordinator of communications and outreach for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), told the press that COP21…