New acceleration fund to drive investment in forests

By Sophie Edwards on November 11, 2016 A new financial mechanism to help combat climate change by getting funds flowing into forest carbon credits is under development and could be launched by spring next year. Forest deforestation and degradation contributes to approximately 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions per year, and so protecting forests […]

Cap-and-trade program proven successful part of suite of climate policies

September 19, 2016 Rajinder Sahota California Air Resources Board 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95184 Re: Comments on Proposed Amendments for Third Compliance Period and Post-2020 Cap-and-Trade Program Dear Ms. Sahota: On behalf of the Environmental Defense Fund, and our over 60,000 members in California, we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments […]

Harvesting the Seeds of Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon

By Alex Jensen July 28, 2016 Take a deep breath. Chances are, some of the oxygen molecules you just inhaled came from the Amazon rainforest. Actually, you can find traces of the Amazon everywhere in North America, Europe and elsewhere, from cloud cover and morning dew to rainfall and air temperature. Amazing as that may […]

California to Extend Cap-and-Trade System to 2050

The price of allowances will rise also, encouraging businesses to clean up emissions By Debra Kahn, ClimateWire on July 13, 2016 California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration yesterday released a plan to extend the state’s landmark cap-and-trade program in a bid to slash greenhouse gas emissions through midcentury. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) proposed amendments to the […]

Can trading save the Amazon?

by John Fialka, E&E special correspondent to ClimateWire One morning two days before Christmas in 1988, Chico Mendes, the leader of a group of rubber tree tappers, walked into his backyard to take a shower. That was his routine. Two gunmen were waiting for him there, and when he appeared, they stitched his tall body […]

WSJ: Why States and Cities Must Lead the Way on Climate Change

The truth is that despite the large-scale, global impact of climate change, it is the states and cities, not Washington D.C., that have most of the legal powers to prevent global warming by helping the United States transition to cleaner energy. – BILL RITTER, director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University […]

UNEP releases report on intergrating REDD+ into Green Economy Approaches

An investment of US $30 billion per year, which is under 7% of the US $480 billion paid in annual global fossil fuel subsidies, in the REDD+ forest conservation initiative can accelerate the global transition to green and sustainable growth and ensure the long-term well being of tens of millions in developing countries– stated the […]

California and Peru sign MOU with focus on climate change

California has gained another partner in the fight against global climate change with signing a memorandum of understanding with Peru.

Acre works to become low-carbon economy like California

As a part of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, California and Acre have been working together to reach goals in reducing carbon emissions.