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Leading by example

patrickcallioni's picture

Government leadership in carbon footprint reductions would have the dual benefit of setting an example and helping the local green tech industry get established. 

 

Green Capital Global Challenge

Les Pickett's picture

The Carbon War Room has announced the first wave of cities selected to participate in the Green Capital Global Challenge. 

 

 

A Greenhouse Gas Trajectory Change-Enabler

Andrew Jones's picture

The Fifth World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was this week the location of the launch of the Global Greenhouse Gas  Standard for cities, enabling a common approach for cities to calculate greenhouse gas emissions within their boundaries.

Walmart, Carbon, and Lessons for Woolworths

Leighton Jenkins's picture

In the USA Walmart have found a way to leverage their buying power to make a significant impact on their carbon footprint. Could Tesco in the UK and Woolworths in Australia implement the same model? 

Benefit of cap and trade ETS is it speaks the language of GDP

JEQP's picture

Although emission trading schemes and carbon credits don't seem to be the best way to fight global warming they work within the growth economics paradigm. They give a monetary value to something that was previously ignored, or at best counted as a saving, and therefore they add to the GDP.

GAP Task Force reports on low-carbon opportunities for Australian business

On 27 November 2009, Global Access Partners has released a report of the Low-Carbon Economy Task Force “Low-Carbon Economy: Business Opportunities for Australia” outlining the impact of climate change and related policy development on the Australian business community. To read the report, click here.

Mitigation and Adaption in Agriculture: World Bank Summary Note

Andrew Jones's picture

Establishing and financing soil carbon programmes may rest heavily on the possibility to include them in emissions trading. 

Top Climate Scientists Opt for Carbon Taxes & Slam ETS

Dr Gideon Polya's picture

As policy makers prepare to meet in Copenhagen in December to discuss carbon emmissions trading schemes, many Australian and international climate science and economics experts would prefer to see a carbon tax on the table for discussion.

 

German Climate Politics: All that Glitters not Gold

Nina Drewes's picture

Germany may be a world leader in climate policy, but her politicians still have a lot of work to do.

The Green Economy also Needs a Plan B

Murray Hogarth's picture

If the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme isn't passed, what then?