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Obama on Climate (and Development)

President Obama's speech at the UN Climate Summit was long on ambition and short on specifics – with the exception of a executive order on US support for climate resilient development of uncertain merit.

Show Them the Money

Denizens of Climate World are gearing up for the “Climate Summit” being hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in New York on September 23rd.  The Summit is designed to elicit “bold commitments to action” from leaders of government, business, finance and civil society in eight areas deemed critical for avoiding catastrophic climate change. 

Can California’s Carbon Polluters Save Brazil’s Rainforests?

On a recent trip to California I had the chance to meet with the experts in the state government who are managing the development of the world’s only carbon market program that will generate funding to reduce deforestation in tropical forest countries. Since deforestation is an important source of carbon emissions climate policy experts are watching to see how California’s program evolves.

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