Resources/References

An incomplete, but growing, list of references and resources that I’ve found valuable. Please share your own in the comments.

Carbon Pricing

Carbon Pricing 101. In this classic post from 2009 (updated in 2017), the Union of Concerned Scientists discusses Carbon Pricing schemes in detail, including providing examples of where emissions pricing has worked historically.

World Bank Carbon Pricing Dashboard. This excellent site has the current state of carbon pricing schemes globally, well summarized, as well as a super introductory page/FAQ on carbon pricing.

Markets / Finance

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (NEF) blog. Bloomberg has a paid service focused on markets and market potential for decarbonization projects and technologies. This blog is a free service, however, and provides excellent headlines and updates.

The Carbon Tracker Initiative is an independent financial think tank performing analysis on the impact of the energy transition on financial markets. High quality research, and partnered with the Grantham Institute at Imperial College in London.

Modeling

This fascinating tool allows you to model various emissions reduction pathways and see the consequences. You can even build your own model!

Targets and Challenges

The World Economic Forum Net Zero Challenge is a voluntary challenge for business to set Net Zero targets for 2050. Members of the WEF Alliance of Climate Leaders must participate.

The recently established United States NDCs are documented here. The USA commits to a return to 2005 GH emissions levels by reducing emissions by 50% to 52% by 2030.

Policy

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is the heavy-weight in international environmental policy and advocacy. It works to set international governmental agendas, performs foundational research, and more.

The UNEP Finance Initiative is a partnership between UNEP and the global finance industry to mobilize private finance (banks, insurance, investors) for sustainable development. Within UNEP, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TFCD) is a key group setting financial disclosures standards for investors.

Climate Policy is an international academic journal, publishing research on climate change policy. Full articles published online, and not just abstracts.

Advocacy

Climate Strategies “works at the science-policy interface”. They’re an international non-profit research network.

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