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Professor Michael K Dorsey (Dartmouth College) questions the market-based solutions to climate change in a recent article published in Foreign Policy in Focus. Under the provocative title “Green Market Hustlers“, Dorsey tries to prove that “neither cap-and-trade nor its other market-based ilk will bring us back from the edge. Indeed, the market approaches and the… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

According to the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, China has become the world’s biggest CO2 emitter in 2006, overtaking the US. China is building not one but two coal power plants per day. Read also The Guardian. BBC News this morning asked the question all Western confused consumers are posing themselves: why should we turn off… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Consumers do not trust what corporates and governments tell them about global warming, according to a report to be published on 22 June by AccountAbility and Consumers International. They also have very little faith in religious figures, celebrities or the media when it comes to finding trustworthy information on climate change. Read more on this… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

I promised to come back to the Transatlantic session held in the EU’s Green Week. This session, organised by Brussels think-tank Friends of Europe, had two parts: one on a possible Transatlantic joint agenda to tackle climate change and one on the policies of biofuels. I only attended the first part which was all in… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Danish Mogens Peter Carl, the boss of the Commission’s Environment Directorate-General is said to be an excellent manager and a tough negotiator. But there are two things which he is certainly not as we were able to see during the closing session of Green Week. First, he is not a good communicator. The way he… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Today’s Green Week session on the role of cities and regions for climate change policies and sustainability turned out to be a huge disappointment. This is all the more unfortunate if one agrees (like I do) with Margot Wallström’s remark made yesterday that the “fight for sustainability will be lost or won in the cities”.… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer