Tracking the New Currencies of Global Warming
PBS and Frontline World host this website containing up to date information on Climate Change Policy. The site has videos and articles relating to climate change on a global, federal, and state level. The site has a great 20 min. movie by Mark Schapiro about the carbon market in Brazil (The Carbon Hunters).
Climate legislation must include a system to account for greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels and biomass electricity, a group of 90 scientists is urging the Democratic leadership in Congress. Treating all biomass energy as carbon-neutral could undermine the bill’s emission-reduction goals, the scientists wrote in the letter released today.
Pew Center on Global Climate Change, May 2010
In March 2009, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change convened an expert workshop to examine the state of the art, limitations, and future development needs for analyzing the benefits of avoided climate change. Approximately 80 people from academe, federal agencies, and nongovernmental organizations participated. This event was motivated by widespread recognition of two developments: First, policy decisions that result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions are becoming more commonplace across the government. Second, one of the key tools used to analyze such policies, CBA, is challenged by the longterm, global, and uncertain nature of climate change. This page provides the summary report and full workshop proceedings.
Measuring the Green Economy, report
US Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, April 2010
A report released by the US Department of Commerce. An early attempt to take inventory of how many “green jobs” exist today — and what should count as a “green job.”
DB Climate Change Advisors, April 22, 2010
This research is focused on three topics:
(1) There is growing business support for tackling climate change and deploying clean technologies, products and services;
(2) Government policy regimes around the world have identified climate change and clean technology as a megatrend as well, and have begun accelerating policies to address this trend (See DBCCA’s “Global Climate Change Policy Tracker: An Investor’s Assessment,” October 2009);
(3) However, this policy action differs at the individual country level, showing that the US is falling behind. This can be seen through renewable energy capacity growth and capital investment relative to the economy.
2011 Climate Solutions University: Forest and Water Strategies
Apply to receive one of ten scholarships to participate in the 2011 Climate Solutions University program. This program offers rural communities the opportunity to protect their natural resources and be part of the climate adaptation solutions urgently needed across the country. The 11 month program is scheduled to begin February, 2011.