kyoto protocol

fairtrademug

Fairtrade International Aims to Open Climate Finance to the Underserved

Aiming to provide underserved communities across the Global South access to climate finance, Fairtrade International, working with The Gold Standard, has opened its…
coalpowerplant

A Triple Play on Climate Change: China, India, U.S. Take Action

The coincidence of the leaders of the world's #1, #2 and #4 carbon emitters taking strong action to reduce CO2 emissions is the…
Mexico-water-shortage

Mexico City’s Novel Emissions Reduction Program

Cambio Azul's program will employ women, reduce energy and water bills and reduce carbon emissions.
Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson Departs EPA

EPA chief Lisa Jackson announced yesterday that she will be leaving her position as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. She said she…
COP18, Doha, Qatar, Middle East, Kyoto Protocol, United Nations, climate change, Leon Kaye, fossil fuels, carbon emissions, sustainability, 2022 world cup, solar

Why Qatar Is The Right Choice to Host COP18

It would be easy to question why COP18 should be held in Qatar, a nation built upon petroleum and natural gas riches. But…
CO2-TempGraphLT

Huge Oversupply Renders Kyoto Protocol Emissions Market Ineffective

The huge surplus means that developed economies will be able to emit more greenhouse gases than foreseen under worst-case "business-as-usual" scenarios, as well…
BarbadosSolar_panels-450x350

Panel Seeks to Assure UN Clean Development Mechanism’s Future

The future of the world's largest and most substantial vehicle for fostering sustainable development, the UN Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, is in…
Rio20_slide

3 Events to Follow at Rio+20

In case you haven’t noticed (which would be almost impossible with all the email, blog and listeserv overload), the world is frantically preparing…

Last Minute Save: Durban Platform Sets Path to 2020 Emissions Reduction Treaty

It went into overtime and ended in three days of intense, non-stop negotiations, but UNFCCC delegates to the Durban climate conference agreed on…

Understanding COP17’s “Durban Platform”

Unwilling to allow the two-week negotiations at the COP17 climate conference in Durban, South Africa, a marathon session lasting 36 hours beyond the…

Agreement on Emissions Reduction Appears Near as COP 17 Draws to a Close

A sense of optimism pervaded the atmosphere in Durban on the penultimate day and final morning of the UNFCCC's 17th annual climate change…
Image courtesy of Celsias

South Africa Enacts CO2 Emissions Cap as UN Climate Negotiators to Converge on Durban

The South African government will enact an emissions cap and new energy industry regulations in an effort to spur development of alternative, clean…

Debunking Myths: How a Robust Cap-and-Trade System is Vital to California’s Economy

With California’s robust program for AB 32 set to launch in 2012, its cap-and-trade component has recently been a source of litigation, political…
feat-apr2-india

Can the US Learn from India’s Climate Change Policy?

India’s Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation: Carbon Trading and Beyond By Swapan Mehra 2010 could well end up being a landmark year for…
feat-mar23-puzz

Carbon Offsets: Giving Credit Where It’s Due

By Justin Felt, Product Manager for Offsets, Point Carbon Carbon offset markets have exploded in the last ten years, from a theoretical concept…