Restricting CO2 emissions: the story of three different industries.

Certain industry associations have proposed that their members adopt technical improvements and new business practices that will restrict carbon emissions.  These associations recognize that if their members don’t take effective steps to limit carbon emissions they may be subject to a carbon tax or a compulsory scheme restricting the amount of CO2 that they can emit in … Read more…

A South American perspective on Durban

Dear Friends, Pablo Solon, international analyst and social activist. United  Nations Ambassador and Chief Climate Change Negotiator from the Plurinational State of Bolivia, has written an important assessment of the Durban governmental Climate Change Conference.  Bolivia was one of the two states that did not agreed to the closing statement for the Cancun Conference. The Durban … Read more…

Australian Update

First the good news: finally there is something positive to write about. Go to our blog “Climate Change Leadership, Australian Style” where the subject was the introduction of national legislation imposing a tax on carbon emissions.  We pointed out that heretofore Australian politicians who supported action, whatever form it took,  against climate changewere committing political … Read more…

2011 in retrospect!

A recent Globe & Mail caption said it all:  “Tories creating foreign policy with a harder edge”.  Or, to quote Prime Minister Harper: “We don’t just go along to get along”. The Globe  article gave two examples of this new Canadian “diplomacy”: Israel, where Prime Minister Harper blocked a G-8 statement urging peace talks, and … Read more…