The latest news, studies, and opinion pieces from around the world on pricing carbon and the larger climate change movement.

Making a Fair Deal on Carbon

View article on the Boston Globe OpEd by Steven Chu, 1/15/16. “Last month, 196 countries reached a landmark consensus agreement in Paris to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to slow global warming, agreeing to work toward capping a global temperature increase...

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Proof that a Price on Carbon Works

View article on the NY Times Editorial, 1/19/16. “Lawmakers who oppose taking action to lower greenhouse gas emissions by putting a price on carbon often argue that doing so would hurt businesses and consumers. But the energy policies adopted by some American states...

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British Columbia to Protect Rainforests

View article on Reuters By Julie Gordon, Reuters, 2/1/16. “British Columbia unveiled [on February 1, 2016] a historic agreement to protect a massive swath of rainforest along its coastline, having reached a deal that marries the interests of First Nations, the logging...

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Bernie Sanders Would Ban Fracking

Bernie Sanders’ Radical Environmental Proposal. By Rebecca Leber, New Republic, 1/27/16. “There’s one environmental issue where Sanders truly stands apart [from all the other candidates]: He wants to ban hydraulic fracturing outright… That’s an indication of just how...

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The Social Cost of Carbon

How Do We Define the Cost to Society of Climate Pollution? By Elizabeth Shogren, High Country News, 1/27/16. “In a 2007 [U.S. Court of Appeals] ruling on a dispute concerning fuel economy standards for cars, a judge sent a clear message to federal agencies. They could...

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Carbon Pricing and Climate in the News – January 2016

2015 Was the Warmest Year on Record. By Deborah Netburn, LATimes, 1/20/16. “2015 was Earth's hottest year on record, and it appears the planet is still getting hotter… Climatologist Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York,...

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