May
13

The two pillars of international efforts to understand and manage climate change are the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These two UN organizations have been meeting for decades and play the leading roles in understanding climate change science and developing global policy responses. National participation in these organizations is voluntary. In both organizations, the capacity of nations to understand the carbon cycle and develop national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories is intrinsic to their success or failure in meeting their commitments to address climate change.
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Apr
2

Over the years, we have accumulated a large trove of blog posts on carbon management topics. There are four pieces that continue to demand attention and are the most visited on our website. These posts address fundamental concepts we all need to understand. And so we have done some updating with new information.

Curious which topics the world is most interested in?
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Jan
26

If you are reading this blog, then you probably spend part of your time working on the issue of climate change. Don’t you sometimes just get tired? Tired of the constant burden of pushing on a topic too few people seem to care enough about?
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Jan
25

Renewable Energy Certificates, RECs, in the voluntary green power market are not additional. They do not result in emissions reductions, as reported in rigorous, peer-reviewed research.1
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Nov
25
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6
Nov
6
Oct
1
Aug
21
Jul
7
Jun
9

“Can USEPA’s new power plant ‘rule’ break our climate logjam?”
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May
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12
Mar
12
Feb
21
Jan
28
Sep
23
Jul
15
May
10
Mar
28

There is a small but growing literature that considers the challenge of climate change through the ethicist’s lens. So-called “climate ethics” addresses the ethical imperative for action on climate change. (See this short interview for a good introduction to the flavor of the discourse.) This discussion is important, but while the broad issue of climate change is analyzed at a macro-level, there is a separate litany of ethical questions relevant to those working on the ground to design and implement climate programs and policies.

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