JOURNAL PAPERWORLD MONETARY UNIONWINNING PLANNEW ECONOMIC SYSTEMPRESENTATION 2015

JOURNAL PAPER

Risk Cost of Carbon

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WORLD MONETARY UNION

Institutions for Sustainability

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WINNING PLAN

MIT Climate CoLab 2015

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NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

Global Rewards for Climate Mitigation

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PRESENTATION 2015

Paper and Interview

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Must Read – Q&A: The Social Cost of Carbon (SCC)

Carbon Brief Carbon Brief provides a great article on the science and the politics of the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC), including background on the scientific issues, the modelling, and the legal situation in the US. The social cost of carbon (SCC) has been called “the most important number you’ve never heard of” because it…

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Arctic Experiences Radical Warming – Explained with Three Charts

Arctic Warming Accelerates Washington Post article by Jason Samenow (February 1st, 2017), called ‘Beyond the extreme’: Scientists marvel at ‘increasingly non-natural’ Arctic warmth, presents a commentary on the radical warming that has occurred in the Arctic region during the past 12 months. This warming may be understood in terms of a metric called ‘Freezing Degree Days’, which…

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NOAA’s Arctic Report Card for 2016

The Arctic – A Year in Review The condition of the Arctic region provides a clear signal as to the direction of global warming. NOAA’s 2016 report for the Arctic region describes a persistent warming trend and loss of Arctic sea ice, and this is interpreted as being of planetary-scale significance and an amplifying feedback on…

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How to shift $90 trillion to avoid radical climate risk?

Lord Nicolas Stern ‘With hindsight, I now realise that I underestimated the risks. I should have been much stronger in what I said.’ Lord Nicolas Stern in The Guardian (6 Nov 2016) A study by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, co-chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern, found that the world will need to…

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The Climate Math Conflicts with Fossil Fuel Resources

Recalculating the Climate Math The numbers on global warming are even scarier than we thought. BY BILL MCKIBBEN September 22, 2016 Scientists say that to have even a two-thirds chance of staying below a global increase of two degrees Celsius, we can release 800 gigatons more CO2 into the atmosphere. But the Rystad data shows…

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Discussion paper on the 2015 Paris Agreement

Making Paris Work Steven Herz (Sierra Club) October 24, 2016 Abstract: The Paris Agreement was a critical step forward in the global fight against climate change. But even as the Agreement enters into force, it is unclear how it can achieve its ambitious collective goals within a framework that affords nearly unfettered flexibility to countries…

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CO2 passed 400 ppm in 2016, while plants passed a carbon tipping point in 2006

Trees and plants reached ‘peak carbon’ 10 years ago See the article by Kate Ravilious at COSMOS Magazine A recent study has indicated that trees and plants may have reached their ‘peak carbon’ capacity 10 years ago; and for this reason the Earth might no longer have a strong terrestrial carbon sink. This may be called…

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Climate Risk and Opportunity in Investment Portfolios

The following information is redacted from the links provided: The Future of Measuring Environmental Risk and Opportunity in Investment Portfolios 29 March 2016 Ben Caldecott (Director, Sustainable Finance Programme, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford) discussed environmental risk and opportunity in investment portfolios at the University Club of San Francisco on the 29 March 2016. The Californian…

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