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COP21: Carbon Pricing, Bill Gates, Businesses Act on Climate Change

As the COP21 climate talks continue in Paris global leaders and organizations are stepping up calls for carbon pricing. The leaders of France, Germany, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Ethiopia, as well as heads of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development say either taxing … Read more »

IMF Pushes for Higher Energy Taxes to Fight Climate Change

IMF Pushes for Higher Energy Taxes to Fight Climate Change

Energy prices should reflect the harmful and environmental side effects of using fossil fuels, particularly damage such as climate change and air pollution, the International Monetary Fund said in a book published Thursday. The IMF book “Getting Energy Prices Right: From Principle to Practice“argues energy prices in many countries are too low … Read more »

Sodexo to Serve Eco-Labeled Seafood, Improve Supply Chain Sustainability

Sodexo will serve Marine Stewardship Council-certified seafood at 11 Washington, DC-area locations and has agreed to use the Real Food Calculator to increase supply-chain sustainability on all Sodexo-contracted campuses. The food services company says the following locations will participate in the sustainable seafood program, which begins this month: National Geographic, … Read more »

IMF: Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Could Cut CO2 13%

IMF: Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Could Cut CO2 13%

Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies worth $1.9 trillion worldwide would reduce CO2 emissions by 4.2 billion tons — a 13 percent reduction — and produce “major gains” for economic growth, according to an International Monetary Fund report. Energy Subsidy Reform – Lessons and Implications says subsidies for petroleum products, electricity, natural … Read more »