Posts Tagged with "Waxman-Markey"

Why the U.S. is Strong on REDD but Weak on Climate

Friday, December 11, 2009

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Here in Copenhagen (Day 5, 5:00 PM), delegates from all over the world are not surprised that the U.S. is playing a disappointing role in the climate negotiations, after all the science calls for 40% emissions reduction below 1990 levels by 2020, and the U.S. climate legislation calls for only 4%. This past summer, RAN [...]

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The Waxman – Markey Bill: A step forward for REDD?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

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In our globalized world, Northern hemisphere dwellers are connected to the rainforests of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) more than ever. Images of endless rainforests and isolated communities  have been replaced with today’s reality of industrialized settlements spread throughout a patchwork of remnant tropical forests. Palm oil and pulp and paper production bring key [...]

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The Carbon Logic Problem Statement | Grist

Friday, July 10, 2009

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The Carbon Logic Problem Statement by Ken Ward. All too often those debating the solutions and proposed actions to tackle global warming fail to challenge the assumptions. While it's important to deal with emissions it can be argued that the root causes of emissions lie farther upstream and can more effectively deal with the challenges we are facing. Cutting emissions is good. Investing in clean energy and cutting emissions before the fuel is readied is better.

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