hoffmand on November 19th, 2009

As Grace, Luan and I discovered as we researched Flexibility Mechanisms, the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in Africa is dismally small when compared the number of projects in countries like China, India and Brazil. However, it seems like this trend may be changing. The UN just released a report that suggests the […]

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nguyenl on October 12th, 2009

Industry sector accounts for the second highest contribution of greenhouse gases, just after energy sector. According to Mann and Kump, in 2004 industry sector released 19.4% of all greenhouse gas emissions. However, thanks to technology, this sector has great room for improvement in terms of environmental impact. One case in point within industry sector is […]

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nguyenl on September 21st, 2009

In Bali 2007, the topic of trade and finance in the context of climate change negotiation was brought up. This is also one of the topic that parties need to agree on in Copenhagan 2009. The idea of using trade and finance to reduce green house gases (GHG) is definitely a worthy topic. However, at […]

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“Flexible mechanisms” – Greenpeace.org One principle established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) during negotiations is that parties have “common but differentiated responsibilities”. Controversial as it is in translating this principle into policies, it rightly captures the diverse nature of participating countries. With “differentiated responsibilities”, it naturally follows that “flexible mechanisms” […]

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nguyenl on September 7th, 2009

Emission trading – Theregenerationproject.org Parker presented three lenses that can be used to view and prioritize solutions to climate change. She gave a warning before describing the three lenses, “The purpose here is not to suggest that one lens is superior to another, but rather to articulate the differing perspectives in order to facilitate communication […]

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