White House Ignoring Big Business Push For Mandatory Carbon Caps

For a while now, major corporations have been pushing for mandatory greenhouse gas emission caps from the US government.

Big business understands the inevitability of having to deal with the global warming issue and the sooner they can see a strong economic signal from government, the sooner they can get on with tackling the issue on a level playing field.

Today, big business has kicked that demand way up.

UN Warns Poor Countries Face "Adaptation Apartheid"

A new United Nations report warns that progress toward prosperity in the world’s poorest regions will be reversed unless rich countries promptly begin curbing emissions linked to global warming while also helping poorer ones leapfrog to energy sources that pollute less than coal and oil.

The world’s poorest regions will also need much more help than has been provided to adapt to climate changes that are already unfolding, said the authors of the study, the United Nations’ annual Human Development Report.

150 Multinational Corporations Fess Up to Greenwishing

A sizable fraction of the international business community launched an effort to press for mandatory cuts in greenhouse gas emissions yesterday, on the eve of a major round of climate negotiations.

Bogus Credits Can't Scam Mother Nature

One in five carbon credits issued by the United Nations are going to support clean energy projects that may in fact have helped to increase greenhouse gas emissions.

A Guide to Carbon Capping Policy in the US

One of the most effective ways to cut through the climate change spin is to offer up simple and straightforward information that can be easily understood by those outside the environmental policy-wonk and scientific community.  

The best example I've seen in a while is a very useful guide (attached) on the ins-and-outs of US carbon capping policy developed by Peter Barnes at the Tomales Bay Institute in Minneapolis.  

While the report outlines carbon cap policy in an American context, the general and very-easy to read concepts could apply to just about anywhere in the world. 

This valuable guide is something that should be downloaded and e-mailed to everyone you know.


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