Article 6 – The Carbon Markets and the Issues

In 2015, 195 countries signed the global climate deal at the Paris climate conference (COP 21). The Paris Agreement aims to set an action plan pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. All parties are required to submit the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which embodies national goals to reduce emissions. Last December in …

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How to Decarbonize Mid-sized Cities: A Perspective on Ann Arbor's Carbon Neutrality Goal

By Zachary Berquist How do you decarbonize a city? By definition, the city would need to remove more carbon than it produces from its three sources: (1) electricity generation, (2) heating/cooling, and (3) mobility (or transportation). The first two are quite straightforward. For electricity generation, cities can procure electricity from renewable sources by partnering with …

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Blockchain for Climate Finance

The world is faced with an unconventional, unprecedented challenge – that of climate change – and needs unconventional ways to overcome it. The intersection of climate, finance and technology is doing just that, by turning to blockchain for climate finance. This was the hot topic at several discussion sessions at COP 24, and therefore, this …

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