Bangkok climate talks: Key outcomes on the Paris Agreement ‘rulebook’

10 September 2018 - International climate negotiators gathered in Bangkok to advance work on the Paris Agreement "rulebook". The outcome of the talks, which is due to be adopted at COP24 in December, will be a set of rules and implementing details needed to bring the...
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It’s the Politics, Stupid! How to Make Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Happen

6 September 2018 - Whereas fossil fuel subsidies strain public budgets and contribute to climate change and local air pollution, in many countries they just keep persisting. To understand this implementation gap, there is a need to learn more about the political...
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Europe’s Carbon Market Starts Cutting Emissions

3 September 2018 - Following recent reforms to the EU ETS, an analysis by Carbon Tracker suggests that EU carbon prices will continue to grow and reach an average of €35-€40 per ton in the 2019-2023 period. This would accelerate a switch from polluting coal plants to...
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Shadow carbon pricing can help development banks reduce emissions

24 August 2018 - In this blog, Cesar Espinosa García of the Mexican development bank NAFIN argues that while carbon pricing offers development banks a way to encourage organizations to reduce emissions, it could be further reinforced by encouraging companies to adopt...
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Carbon Tax Could Trigger Food Shortages by 2050

20 August 2018 - A recent study on the impact of climate change mitigation policies on food security finds that a significant carbon tax could trigger food shortages by 2050 for many of the poorest people in the world. According to the study published in the Journal...
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