The guidance document recommends that agencies quantify a proposed project's direct and indirect emissions, which are the
"By using just a small portion of carbon pricing revenue to specifically target low-income households and coal communities
California is often at the forefront of implementing strong environmental regulations, many times going beyond what the federal Environmental Protection Agency requires. We hope other state and country leaders will follow California's example as the world comes together to build off of the momentum of the Paris agreement.
When climate negotiators signed off on the historic Paris Agreement in December, they opened the door for countries to begin cross-border trading of greenhouse-gas emission reductions and signaled the advent of a price on carbon, which world leaders from Canada's Justin Trudeau to Ethiopia's Hailemariam Desalegn say is needed to get companies slashing greenhouse-gas emissions today.
With the Paris framework in place, momentum for bottom-up, decentralized market-based policies will only increase -- and at the core of such systems are transparency and integrity.
Carbon Pricing and Investor Momentum: Game Changing Convergence and a New International Financial Language
A cannon fired golden confetti into the air to celebrate the opening of China's first cap-and-trade pilot market, the Tianjin Climate Exchange, in 2008, to help address climate change. Then, in 2015, after establishing six additional pilots, China announced it would soon be implementing a national cap-and-trade system.
The program, while commendable, doesn't change the fact that Chevy's business is harmful to the planet.
In order to halt climate change, close to 100 percent of the world's scientists agree that we must drastically reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions. But how? I explored some key areas to address during my recent interview with the World Economic Forum
In this glorious cosmic penthouse, also known as Earth's atmosphere, we store garbage, notably greenhouse gases that cause climate change. We abuse the penthouse because we pay nothing for it. Yet all life is made possible by that rare space.
The EU and China together account for nearly 40 percent of global carbon emissions, and their cooperation can make an enormous difference to an effective, global response.
The voluntary carbon markets have served as the testing ground for compliance programs all over the world, even moving forward when efforts to implement mandatory cap-and-trade programs stalled. This has led to the voluntary markets having an influence that extends well beyond the nearly 1 billion offsets transacted over the last decade.
Throughout the world California has a well-deserved reputation for leadership and innovation. Our efforts to combat climate change continue this tradition of leadership.
Many have asked, Is this heat wave caused by climate change?
When countries are aligned, motivated, and leading by doing, you get something we don't always see when discussing combating climate change -- a commitment to speed, moving to scale, and frank and candid conversation about what works, what doesn't, and why.
Experts on all sides of the debate, from international police to politicians to conservationists, have warned this week that
After eight long years in the legislative desert, we have a president and Congress committed to passing climate legislation. But any celebration is premature.