Climate Change Business Journal Archives

CCBJ Vol VI No 10: Climate Change and the Mining Industry

The mining and minerals industry provides a compelling example of an industry challenged by climate change adaptation and offering a new business opportunities for project managers and technology providers. Mining operations are frequently located in the world's most rugged landscapes, with harsh climates and extreme weather. Increasingly, global climate change is challenging mine operators' ability to operate profitably and safely, with threats ranging from droughts and floods to a greater incidence of vectorborne diseases such as malaria and early thawing that have threatened the vital "ice road" truck deliveries for Canadian Arctic diamond mines.


CCBJ Vol VI No 08-09: Carbon Markets Overview 2013

Despite disappointing global climate negotiations, the movement toward carbon pricing continues both within and outside of the United Nations framework. CCBJ's review of global trends in carbon pricing finds many positive trends, including regional emissions trading systems in China and action by developing and emerging economies from Chile to Kazakhstan. Sub-national entities like California and Quebec are pursuing bilateral linkages while nations make unilateral pledges while staying connected to the UN process. Key decisions on allocation levels (which determine pricing) are still pending in most systems, but 2014 will be crunch time as countries formalize commitments leading up to the pivotal December 2015 UN meeting. While carbon prices continue to waver in established trading and offset systems, many policymakers press on, perhaps sensing the inevitability of a global pricing system: Examples of progress in China (p.12), California (p.17), post-CDM (p.18), voluntary markets (p.22), South Korea (p.26), Chile (p.30), Japan (p.32), the future of global policy (p.28), wetlands carbon (p.34), carbon efficiency in transition economies (p.37) and Brazil (p.42).


CCBJ Vol VI No 06-07: GHG Mitigation in the Oil and Gas Industry

While the main impact of oil and gas on climate change comes from end-use combustion, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to measure and reduce the GHG emissions associated with its production, processing and distribution. The business of selling consulting expertise in GHG Reporting and Management for the Oil and Gas Industry is just emerging but growing quickly, and it is increasingly linked to mitigation. As carbon pricing spreads to more nations, states and provinces, future carbon price curves are becoming more important in investment decisions by major oil companies. This edition of CCBJ offers an overview of market drivers, company initiatives, mitigation options and consultant strategies that effect change in the global oil and gas industry.


CCBJ Vol VI No 05: Finance and the Climate Change Industry 2013

Eroding or inconsistent policy support for the climate change industry has heightened the importance of financing for companies, projects and government programs across all segments of the industry. The special focus edition of CCBJ gauges the shifting sands of finance in 2013 with features on venture, private equity, project finance, carbon policy and government programs with keys areas like renewable energy, resilient infrastructure and energy efficiency covered in detail.


CCBJ Vol VI No 03-04: Transportation - Alternative Fuels & Vehicles

Emissions relating to transportation is one of the world's biggest climate change challenges, and largest business opportunities for large and small companies. While aviation, rail, shipping, public transit, planning, engineering and human transport will all will play roles in the future of transportation, in this edition CCBJ examines the key segments of vehicles and fuels in depth, and segments and quantifies growth in the $121 billion U.S. transportation segment in the climate change industry.


CCBJ Vol VI No 01-02: Conventional Power - 2013 Outlook for Fossil & Nuclear

A strategic review of where the conventional electric generation and power utility business goes in the short- and long-term, based on interviews with experts, vendors, engineers, power and energy executives.


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