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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: A price on carbon is neither liberal nor conservative. It’s just practical.

Published 14:52 on February 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:52 on February 11, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

Earlier this week, a group of prominent Republicans called for a nationwide price on carbon to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and slow climate change. It’s a proposal we should all be talking about, but we know Congress won’t – at least not before 2018. Still, the proposal exists, and it may revive the only debate we should be having now: not if we should have a price on carbon, but how to determine it and what to do with the proceeds. Here’s a primer from Ecosystem Marketplace to help you along.

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INTERVIEW: The early stages of cap-and-trade compliance – Lessons learned from California

Published 17:01 on February 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:01 on February 9, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

Mandatory and voluntary participants of Ontario’s recently launched cap-and-trade market need to make decisions in the face of uncertainty. US-based Tracy Kayhanfar, the Senior Director or Environmental Management with ConAgra Foods, describes some of the challenges they faced at the launch of California’s program and what lessons they take with them as they prepare to voluntarily participate in Ontario’s newly launched program.

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COMMENT: We can meet the US Paris Agreement commitment without federal support

Published 19:16 on February 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:17 on February 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Climate Talks, Conversations, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

Actions from state governments, US corporations and foundations will play a key role in ensuring continued US progress toward Paris climate commitments should the Trump administration fall short, writes Peter Weisberg of The Climate Trust.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Gorsuch brings distrust of government agencies to Supreme Court

Published 12:14 on February 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:14 on February 3, 2017  /  Americas, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

On January 31, US President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge cut from the same conservative cloth as the justice he’s meant to replace, Antonin Scalia. His history with environmental cases is sparse, however, leaving the environmental community to wonder which way he’ll lean on critical policy such as the Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Rule that are currently tied up in litigation.

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COMMENT: Why is the EU cement sector resisting a CO2 border measure?

Published 18:28 on January 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:14 on February 1, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

Former cement industry executive Bruno Vanderborght questions why EU cement association Cembureau opposes a border carbon adjustment measure for the sector when it was once promoted the idea.

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COMMENT: What role will carbon offsets play for Ontario industries?

Published 17:18 on January 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:18 on January 27, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

What role will Carbon Offsets play for Ontario Industries? This is one of the key questions for those heading cap and trade compliance for Ontario companies.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: How US land owners can tap carbon markets in Trump era

Published 22:05 on January 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:05 on January 23, 2017  /  Americas, Conversations, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

On Inauguration Day, just as any trace of climate action was disappearing from the White House website, California announced it was deepening its emission targets and growing its cap-and-trade program through 2030.

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COMMENT: Key industry challenges and opportunities under Ontario’s cap and trade

Published 15:02 on January 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:45 on January 20, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

In the run-up to the Ontario Cap and Trade Forum on April 26-27 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto, Canadian Clean Energy Conferences is producing a series of article and interviews featuring the key topics concerning regulated entities under Ontario’s program. This first article focuses on the key challenges and opportunities presented by the province’s new carbon regulations.

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COMMENT: The Climate Trust rings in the new year with a forecast of the top 10 carbon market trends

Published 22:40 on January 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:45 on January 4, 2017  /  Americas, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Climate Trust, a mission-driven nonprofit that specializes in mobilizing conservation finance for climate benefit, announced its fourth annual prediction list of 10 carbon market trends to watch in 2017.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: A topsy-turvy 2016 sets tone for turbulent 2017 in forest carbon

Published 22:35 on January 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:35 on January 4, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ecosystem Marketplace’s Steve Zwick summarises the past year in forest carbon and sets the scene for what is expected to be a choppy 2017 for the market.

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