Environment Forum

Cap and trade not the solution, climate scientist says

December 15, 2009

Fighting climate change is a huge investment opportunity but not through emissions trading and investors should instead put their money into renewables which will power the economy in the future, says a leading environmental scientist and cap and trade expert.

from Mario Di Simine:

Change must start from grassroots, Schwarzenegger tells COP15

December 15, 2009

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The COP15 conference on climate change will be a success even if no deal comes out of it, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Tuesday in Copenhagen.

What can ordinary people do to slow climate change?

December 14, 2009

(Updates with comments from Knut Alfsen of the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo (CICERO))

from Mario Di Simine:

Climate costs up front worth gains later, EBA chief says

December 14, 2009

Fiona Wain photoMany negotiators and large industry groups at the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen argue that climate action is a question of cost, but the price paid up front is worth the savings later, says the chief executive of a leading business think tank.

from Mario Di Simine:

Coke says green strategy will win business

December 14, 2009

Having an integrated clean technology strategy will be a big part of winning  business in the 21st century, a Coca-Cola executive told Reuters.com on Monday, and its investments in refrigeration will likely have the biggest impact on that strategy long-term.

from The Great Debate:

Climate skeptic: We are winning the science battle

December 14, 2009

- Dr. Fred Singer is the President of The Science & Environmental Policy Project and Professor Emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia. The views expressed are his own -

What about China?

December 12, 2009

(Updates with comments from Raymond Pierrehumbert, Knut Alfsen and Kim Carstensen)

from Mario Di Simine:

Video: Protests under way in Copenhagen

December 12, 2009

Demonstrators came out in force early Saturday morning as the sun broke through the clouds that have blanketed Copenhagen during the first week of COP15.  A huge march, with about 60,000 protesters expected, is planned for later in the day but smaller rallies are already under way as groups make their way to the main event -- the march to the Bella Center, host of the COP15 global climate conference.

The silent revolution in energy efficiency

December 11, 2009

– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own —

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Current debates about cutting energy consumption and carbon emissions often carry a strong undercurrent of asceticism.

Forget polar bears, who will save the prostitutes?

December 11, 2009

Among the many messages sent out by politicians during the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, “Be sustainable — don’t buy sex” has to be one of the least expected. This was the advice circulated by Ritt Bjeregaard, the city’s mayor and a former EU Environment Commissioner, sent via postcard to all the hotels in the city to tell them to stamp down on conference-goers looking to patronise prostitutes on their premises.