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How Will the Brave New Post-Paris World Work?

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Whether you are someone looking for action to slow climate change, or someone who opposes such action, the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is bad news because it creates more uncertainty about the future. That uncertainty translates into risk. If you’ve sought action on climate change, President Trump’s announcement reflects a step back from […]

Join “Climate Advisors for Climate Impact!”

Do we as climate change consultants, lawyers, accountants, and other advisors see ourselves as having a larger goal when it comes to our work? Are we consciously trying to make a difference on climate change, including trying to accelerate a low-carbon transition? The answer is certainly “yes” for many of us. This invitation is for […]

Should You Bank on Climate Risk Disclosures?

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Companies increasingly face pressure from investors and others to disclose their “climate risks.” One example of the trend is the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, which recently released its Phase 1 Report. Unfortunately, the Task Force seems to be treating climate change as “just another risk” for purposes of risk disclosure. But it’s not. […]

A Back Door National Price on Carbon?

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Minnesota recently engaged in an administrative proceeding to update its externality values for power sector planning. The proceeding quickly turned into a contested decision-making as to whether the state should adopt the federal Social Cost of Carbon (SCC), currently set at ~$41/ton CO2 (2015 dollars). Peabody Coal and others decided to use the proceeding to […]

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