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Climate change, carbon trading and America...it's only a matter of time

Just a quick follow-up on my carbon trading post a few days ago. Thanks to GreenBiz.com for the heads up on the results of a survey that were released during MIT's seventh annual Carbon Sequestration Initiative Forum. The results show that climate change now tops the list of environmental concerns for Americans. I don't want to reveal too much here since this is a GreenBiz.com story, but it suffices to say that this provides yet more ammunition to the political backers of a framework to reduce greenhouses gases in America. Momentum is building and there will definitely be some loosers but there will also be some big winners. More on this later.

Just to wrap up this morning's post, I came across a good piece on the RGGI and California's AB32 on Evolution Markets' website today. At the very bottom of their homepage, there is a link to a piece is entitled (warning, PDF) Bicoastal Carbon Trading: California and RGGI Markets Mapped Out. Evolution Markets provides a range of services related to energy and environmental markets (DISCLOSURE: I am not affiliated with them and do not have any finanical interest in them).

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Thanks for sharing the information about this subject of Carbon Trading. I am interested in learning more. Would you recommend a book on this subject?


Chris Walker

Hi Chris,

I don't have a specific book in mind, although I am sure there are some good ones.

I think a good place to start would be the World Bank Carbon Finance Unit's website (http://carbonfinance.org/). If you poke around, you should be able to find a number of free papers/studies that go into a fair bit of detail.

The International Emissions Trading Association's website is another helpful resource (http://www.ieta.org/ieta/www/pages/index.php)

Hope this helps.


Thanks Charles!

I will check them out.

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