Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  1. The Right Price for Preserving Our Climate

    Christine Lagarde

    The Right Price for Preserving Our Climate


     shows why "smart" taxes to cover the full cost of fossil fuels is essential to curbing their use.

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    Achieving a decline in greenhouse-gas emissions at the lowest possible cost requires a revolution in energy use and production. Gradual, predictable, and reliable increases in energy prices would provide strong incentives for consumers to reduce their energy bill while allowing for a smooth transition away from fossil fuels. READ MORE

  2. The Long March to Paris

    Rana Kapoor, ET AL

    The Long March to Paris

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    , ET AL  explain why climate negotiators are likely to achieve a robust global accord.


    This week, Paris will again be at the center of global attention – but, this time, for a much more positive reason. Although the upcoming global climate negotiations will entail heated discussions and plenty of disagreement, a meaningful accord to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions has become increasingly likely. READ MORE

  3. The Arc of Climate Justice

    Sherry Rehman

    The Arc of Climate Justice


     insists on a global mechanism to ensure that the costs of climate change are distributed fairly.

    Flooded road in Asia.

    As world leaders prepare to meet at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, Pakistan is reeling from the aftereffects of devastating floods. Next month's negotiations must result in a binding international mechanism to ensure that the global costs of climate change are distributed fairly. READ MORE

  4. Pragmatism in Climate Policy

    Oliver Geden

    Pragmatism in Climate Policy


     explains why a more modest, bottom-up approach to fighting global warming has emerged.

    Man standing at lake in mountains.

    The diplomatic effort to forge an international agreement to mitigate climate change is undergoing a fundamental shift. Rather than attempting to base an accord on legally binding limits on greenhouse-gas emissions, the new approach – both a step back and a step forward – relies on voluntary commitments by individual countries. READ MORE

  5. Fossil Fuel Follies

    Lili Fuhr

    Fossil Fuel Follies


     calls out major governments for continuing to lavish subsidies on coal, oil, and natural gas.

    Industrial chimneys.

    Despite the urgency of climate change, governments continue not only to subsidize the fossil-fuel industry, but also to use scarce public resources to find new reserves. A new report shows why this has to change – and fast. READ MORE

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