CDM Consultations are Running out of Time!

by Joe Perullo Over the past two weeks, the informal consultations on issues relating to the clean development mechanism (CDM) have been bickering over the same few things.  Least developed countries (LDCs) want more programs available to them, as do countries most vulnerable to climate change and small island developing states (SIDS)—arguments parallel with those in the negotiations on the...

Carbon Markets

by Joe Perullo Lately, the phrase Carbon Markets is what comes to me when I hear the word “controversial.”  Much of the literature I have read on them mentions how the markets are "a horrible distraction from real emission mitigation strategies" and how they "redefine the problem to fit the assumptions of neoliberal economics."  I wouldn’t say I disagree with these statements, but at the...