Shortfall in International GHG Reduction Pledges

Is the World Going to Meet its Climate Targets? There is a substantial shortfall between GHG emission reduction pledges that almost 200 countries have made, and global climate reality. Worldwide, almost 200 countries have set climate targets - independently, and internationally all member-nations of the UNFCCC* have recommended targets. The international pledges are known as […]

Putting a Price on Carbon

carbon tax Carbon Markets |  Carbon cap and trade systems are regulatory policies in which countries, provinces, states, and even cities, set a limit (a cap) on the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) industries/ power plants can emit. Carbon pricing plans incorporating an emission trading system (ETS) are commonly referred to as carbon cap […]

The UNFCCC

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – Conference of the Parties |  World leaders, dignitaries, and diplomats, from almost 200 nations, assemble every year for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. UNFCCC members assess international progress in mitigating global anthropogenic climate change. Members also negotiate protocols and treaties between countries, further addressing […]

Carbon tax – a levy on pollution whose time has come

carbon tax Defining effective carbon taxes |  A carbon tax is a levy in countries and regions on: fossil fuel power plants, oil refineries, and/or industries, and/or companies; that use fossil fuels (tax applies directly), or on those that consume energy-intensive goods and services that depend on fossil fuel energy generation (the tax applies indirectly); and emit […]