carbon regulation Articles

  • Lessons learned from the financial crisis: Designing carbon markets for environmental effectiveness and financial stability

    The spectacular market and regulatory failures we have witnessed in the current financial crisis provide a cautionary tale for any future carbon trading program. The crisis has highlighted the importance of preventing speculative bubbles and excessive risk-taking, how failures in one market can pose broader risks to the financial system, and the need for robust financial regulation. This article ...

  • Climate change risks and opportunities for the South African Economy case study

    Camco developed a report assessing the implications of climate change for the South African economy, based on an analysis of national, regional and global mitigation measures. The report, entitled ‘Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the South African Economy’, has attracted considerable policy maker and media attention in South Africa, and argues that climate change has ...


    By Camco Clean Energy Company

  • Building owners need to be concerned about carbon dioxide regulations

    This article examines EPA's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for regulating carbon dioxide and the potential impact it may have on commercial property owners. The author suggests the time is ripe for property owners to evaluate the operations of their buildings to identify steps they might take to minimize the effect of any such regulation. In the near future, the author says, it may not be ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Can you spot greenwashing? Technology gives environmental claims a power wash.

    Ok, I know that I'm biased when it comes to how organizations can leverage technology to provide visibility into their CSR initiatives; after all, I work for a software company that actually provides this type of technology. But my bias is for good reason. It works. The practice of claiming environmental responsibility without having metrics or processes to back it up certainly leaves a sour ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Transport sector should up the pace to carbon reduction

    New report from CDP shows that transport sector have failed to implement carbon reduction strategies compared to firms across all sectors. Transport sector should up the pace to carbon reduction New report from CDP shows that transport sector have failed to implement carbon reduction strategies compared to firms across all sectors. The transport industry was urged today to step up efforts to ...


    By Vital Energi

  • New FTSE indices help investors track climate change risks

    FTSE launched new indices that rate the carbon strategies based on their exposure to climate change-related risks, reports Envido. FTSE Group this week launched new indices designed to help investors track firms" ability to manage climate change risks. The launch follows the BP crisis in the Gulf of Mexico that tossed the spotlight on institutional investors" careless approach to environmental ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Green Investment Bank - good or bad for the Carbon Trust?

    The response to the setting up of a new Green Investment Bank has raised questions over the future of the Carbon Trust, but everyone seems happy - even the Carbon Trust. FTSE launched new indices that rate the carbon strategies based on their exposure to climate change-related risks, reports Envido. FTSE Group this week launched new indices designed to help investors track firms" ability to ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Corporations and Carbon Pricing

    Think liberals and environmental hipsters are leading the way on carbon pricing? Think again. According to a report just published by nonprofit environmental information organization CDP, hundreds of corporate giants, including Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil and Bank of America, are already including carbon pricing in business decisions — and many ...


    By Ensia

  • Why businesses should spur governments to realise carbon-related opportunities

    Companies should engage government and lobby for regulation to speed up the development of low carbon solutions. On the way up to the Cancun Summit, the world’s largest organizations are reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) that they see "significant" opportunities related to climate change, and that carbon is increasingly becoming a strategic management priority. Governments ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Regulating carbon capture and storage in the European union: An economic and legal analysis

    Capture of CO2 produced during electricity and heat generation and its subsequent geological storage is receiving increased attention in the discussion about emission reductions. This commentary discusses the importance of temporal and spatial system boundaries for competition among different CO2 abatement options in the context of the European Emission Trading Scheme. Referring to the recent ...

  • Regulatory challenges in the move to a low-carbon environment

    An outcome of the international climate conference in Copenhagen (COP15, 2009) was that a number of governments have undertaken to reduce their nations' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and some have provided targets and deadlines for the achievement of their stated goals. While the transition to a low-carbon environment has the potential to stimulate growth, create jobs and opportunities, and to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How does carbon price change? Evidences from EU ETS

    By proposing the hypotheses for carbon price volatility, this paper uses variance ratio and Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition (EEMD) to analyse the carbon price. Results show that carbon market is temperature–sensitive, affected by seasonal changes, which presents a style of movement amplitude; carbon price is affected by the market mechanism at a high frequency, with the duration being less ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regulatory challenges for financial and carbon markets

    The controversy about how financial derivatives markets are to be regulated that has been opened up by the credit crunch is in many ways parallel to the widening debate over regulation of carbon markets. Both markets involve hitherto untried attempts at commodification: in the case of the financial markets, commodification of an unprecedented range of uncertainties, and in the case of the carbon ...

  • Carbon market and global climate governance: limitations and challenges

    Climate change has been a challenge to international diplomacy and to global climate governance (GCG) involving governments, companies and civil society. This paper discusses the limitations and challenges of the global carbon market as a mechanism of GCG and its role in the post–Kyoto period. This study is part of an interdisciplinary and multi–institutional research about GCG and carbon market ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Great Climate Disconnect

    GE has asked the members of its Citizenship Advisory Panel to reflect on trends and key challenges for sustainable development in 2013. This first post by Nick Robins tackles the gap between climate change risk and ambition.  The year ahead will be ...


    By General Electric

  • Greenhouse gas abatement and tradable emission permits in open economies; a comment on Kalle Maatta's paper

    The topic of this paper is the question of what would be an optimum solution for a country or a greater region that wants to become a forerunner in the abatement of greenhouse gases. Tradeable emission permits are identified as being most beneficial from an environmental efficiency point of view especially in a case where trading takes place between energy companies in countries with reliable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rule of law and the environmental Kuznets curve: evidence for carbon emissions

    In response to the growing body of literature on the relationship between the environment and institutions, this study investigates how the rule of law influences the turning point of the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC). Using Bradford et al.'s (2005) and Leitão's (2010) alternative specification of the EKC that avoids non–linear transformation of potentially non–stationary regressors, we find ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Factors affecting spatial variation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in surface soils in North China Plain

    The spatial variation in concentrations of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in surface soils in the North China Plain and the influential factors were examined in the present study. High concentrations of the sum of 16 PAHs (∑PAH16) appeared in cities and their surrounding areas. Emissions and soil organic carbon (SOC) content significantly regulated spatial differentiation of PAH ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Explaining the construction of global carbon markets: REDD+ as a test case?

    Market–based instruments increasingly shape international environmental governance. Against this background, this paper puts forward a conceptual framework on the development of regulated global carbon markets. Regarding the adoption of carbon trading as an instance of wider shifts in governance allows us to benefit from the rich literature on (international) institutional change. At the same ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CFD modelling of sampling locations for early detection of spontaneous combustion in long–wall gob areas

    In this study, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling was conducted to optimise gas sampling locations for the early detection of spontaneous heating in longwall gob areas. Initial simulations were carried out to predict carbon monoxide (CO) concentrations at various regulators in the gob using a bleeder ventilation system. Measured CO concentration values at these regulators were then used ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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