International coalition to push carbon pricing for shipping

8 June 2017 - Shipping’s decarbonisation is inevitable and now widely accepted. It will create major changes in the shipping industry as the sector moves on from using fossil fuels to decarbonized energy sources such as batteries and synthetic fuels. To identify...
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Five Ways to Address Fossil Fuel Subsidies Through the WTO and International Trade Agreements

20 June 2017 - This blog by Peter Wooders (IISD) and Cleo Verkuijl(SEI) discusses the outcomes of a recent workshop at the WTO which explored the potential of trade agreements to catalyze fossil fuel subsidy reform. Participants at the workshop found there is...
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Reality of subsidies drives Norway’s electric car dream

14 June 2017 - Norway, a country whose wealth is based on fossil fuels, has become the world leader in electric cars, with more than 35 percent of new cars sold with a plug. But as electric cars move from the early adopter phase into the mass market, problems are...
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The Energy 202: Exxon, GM and Pepsi plan to back carbon tax floated by ex-GOP officials

20 June 2017 - A group of nearly a dozen multinational corporations is backing a plan from senior US Republican statesmen to replace President Obama's greenhouse-gas regulations with a carbon tax. The coalition calls itself the "Climate Leadership Council" and made...
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Participation in Aviation Carbon Offsetting Scheme Reaches 70 States

17 June 2017 - 70 States, representing over 87.7% of international aviation activity, expressed their intention to voluntarily participate in the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) – the global market-based measure (MBM) of the...
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