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Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). 3° (3 replies)

Voluntary carbon market (VCM) is still a problem many developing states. Can great investment on Climate change adaptation and mitigation knowledge make the 'sinking boat' float?

Started by Joseph Bukula in November 2012, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Pollution, Transport

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Growing Nature in Barren Environments?? 2° (2 replies)

Everyday on the news or radio we all hear something related to the rising CO2 emission and global warming. Just this past week, I heard on NPR about the rainforest only absorbing half of CO2 emissions as 10 years ago. So sad. So i have an idea that i would ...

Started by Andrew C. in April, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Genetic Modification, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Pollution, Poverty & Development, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Smart Growth, Water

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Needs For Energy Industry in Canada 1° (1 reply)

An article on how Canada faces challenges in innovation of its energy industry: http://share.fpconversations.com/army.html Do you agree with a long term solution?

Started by Jerry S. in September 2012, about Economics

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Video on the importance of productivity in economy relative to other countries' 1° (1 reply)

Interesting discussion here relating to Canada's productivity, how it fares against the United States, and why it need to be better: http://share.fpconversations.com/index2.html

Started by Jerry S. in September 2012, about Economics

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Consumerism economic solution, environmental sin? 11° (6 replies)

Myself and one of my colleagues, David Pearce, have been discussing economics related to the environment. It became apparent quite quickly that the economic paradigm which exists is both the cause and solution to environmental degradation. The economic theory of 'growth at all costs' is without a doubt vastly responsible ...

Started by Roger K. in June 2008, about Economics

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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 11° (11 replies)

This is the topic of an Oxford-style debate on solving the world’s energy crisis at the Economist -http://www.economist.com/debate/index.cfm?action=hall&debate_id=11&sa_campaign=debateseries/debate11/spr/blog/tb13 The argument for solving our energy needs with today's technology is made by Joseph J. Romm, Senior Fellow at the Centre for American Progress and the argument for the need for technology ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Politics & Government

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New book "Carbon markets or climate finance?" 1° (1 reply)

I would like to announce the book “Carbon markets or climate finance“? (editor Axel Michaelowa) just released by Routledge. The book assesses the challenges of climate finance in the context of the post-Copenhagen negotiations and compares financing based on market mechanisms to public finance vehicles. This is done through evaluation ...

Started by Axel M. in January 2012, about Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Economics, Emissions, Finance & Money, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

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Making it HAPPEN 2° (2 replies)

I am always quite amazed by California and in particular the Bay Area - one of the unique places in the World that actually puts actions in behind the words. After travelling massively over the last two months through the USA/ UK/ Switzerland/ Japan - San Francisco stands out as ...

Started by Nick G. in July 2011, about Economics

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Sustainable Building at or below conventional cost 1° (1 reply)

Using our tradmarked project delivery method called Total Project Management: Driven to the POWER of g, we continue to deliver buildings that are at least LEED Gold Certified below conventional budgets Northland Pines High School - Eagle River, WI -23% below the national average cost of all public high schools ...

Started by Pete Hoffman in November 2008, about Air Quality, Architecture, Design, Economics, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Recycling

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Top 10 green companies 2008? 3° (3 replies)

CNN thinks these guys were worth a mention for going above and beyond last year: 1. Honda (www.honda.com) 2. Continental Airlines (www.continental.com) 3. Suncor (www.suncor.com) 4. Tesco (www.tesco.com) 5. Alcan (www.alcan.com) 6. PG&E (www.pge.com) 7. SC Johnson (www.scjohnson.com) 8. Goldman Sachs (www2.goldmansachs.com) 9. Swiss Re (www.swissre.com) 10. Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com) Who ...

Started by Matthew W. in August 2008, about Economics, Finance & Money, Industry & Business

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