Category: Carbon Markets

Unpacking Brazil’s Copenhagen Commitments

Written by | December 2nd, 2009

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In Brazil, we trust our politicians even less than you do north of the Rio Grande. With rather more reason: if there were an Olympics for stealing public money or deliberate deceit of the electorate, we could put out a gold medal team of politicos. When they speak, we don’t so much listen as look […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2009

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Would a smiley face on your energy bill inspire you to save energy? You may say “no,” but a real-world example found that smiley faces and frowny faces actually make a big difference in energy use. It’s all good, cheerful news in today’s Cool Green Morning, so what’s stopping you? Read on. Photovoltaics that work underground… huh? […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2009

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Thanksgiving: Gain 5 pounds, take 5 days off. Monday After Thanksgiving: Come back to work, find 5 great new green stories, fresh from the online space. I’ll make that trade-off any Cool Green Morning. (See you on the elliptical.) Who’s going to save one of the world’s largest peat swamp forests from being drained (and […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 23

Written by | November 23rd, 2009

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East Antarctica is melting. CO2 atmospheric concentrations are the highest in 2 million years. Green innovation needs more than a price on carbon. Cheery news this Cool Green Morning! But if we’re going to Hades, at least we’re taking the bus there…fasten your seat belts and drive deep into today’s green links: Americans are loving […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2009

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That’s not lice causing that scratching on your head (at least, we hope not) — it’s just a lot of head scratchers in today’s hot green news roundup. Stop the itch of curiosity right here! Now here’s a question that’s been keeping millions up at night! Which is greener: Going into the refrigerator for a […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 15

Written by | October 15th, 2009

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Marijuana causes drought, endangered species are expensive, and wetlands store carbon… who knew? Now you do, thanks to this morning’s round-up of Cool Green News links. New data suggest that wetlands could store six times more carbon per acre than forests, leading some scientists and companies to consider wetlands restoration as the next shining hope for carbon offsets. […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2009

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  Good morning, Cool Green News addicts! We know you missed us yesterday, but we’re back with some hot links to get your day started. Dams are coming down, a literary classic offers lessons in the climate change debate and a note of hope emerges around the U.S. climate change bill currently stalled in the Senate. […]

Chronicles of Borneo: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Written by | October 8th, 2009

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“The forest is our supermarket,” says Bang Liling, the deputy chief of Long Oking village inside the Berau district of Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of Borneo. It tells you something that that’s a common phrase heard in this part of the world, which I visited earlier this fall. “We get all of our medicine from […]

A Clarion Call: Fight Climate Change by Protecting Forests

Written by | October 7th, 2009

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Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. Over the last few months, I have been participating in a bipartisan commission — The Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests — that is focused on the connections between climate policy here in the United States and protecting tropical forests. The commission comprises some of […]

Can We Solve Climate Change? Wrapup on Governors Global Climate Summit

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Are practical solutions to climate change within reach? Based on what I saw at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit, yes we can. The Governors’ Global Climate Summit wrapped up last Friday with governors and other subnational leaders from around the world signing a declaration to work together toward effective climate solutions — including creation of […]

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