Greening the global energy system

Today’s post is from Dana Krechowicz, Research Associate at Sustainable Prosperity, Ottawa, Canada Energy is the foundation of our modern lives, providing us with mobility, comfort and convenience, and powering the economy. Although the carbon-intensity of energy production varies from country to country, the current energy system is a significant contributor to CO2 emissions (accounting […]

The Policy Challenges of The Techno-Human Condition

Today’s post is from Braden Allenby, Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and Professor of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, and of Law, at Arizona State University Remember the beginning of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey where, after appropriate exposure to a mysterious monolith, an ape begins to play with some bones?  At first, he’s […]

Climate Finance – Lessons from Aid Effectiveness

Today’s post is contributed by Stephen P. Groff, Deputy Director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate Few will argue that we need to mobilize funds to support developing countries in dealing with the effects of climate change. At COP16 in Cancun, Mexico, world leaders agreed to a set of “new and additional” pledges amounting to $30 billion […]