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Trade Measures and Climate Change

Searching for Common Ground on an Uneven Playing Field

This paper analyzes relevant measures in emerging U.S. domestic climate policies, describes the objectives of these measures, assesses how they might be imposed, and discusses their implications for both a future climate agreement and the international trading system.

China’s State Council Unveils 40-45% Carbon Intensity Target

China's announcement signals its commitment both to the climate conference in Copenhagen, and its intent to achieve significant domestic emissions reductions.

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Dispelling Myths About India and Climate Change

Leaders must overcome the mistrust that has characterized recent U.S.-India relations on climate change and energy.

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The Truth About Cap-and-Trade in Europe

Has cap-and-trade in Europe worked? WRI’s Senior Fellow Jill Duggan, who helped implement the EU trading scheme, sorts the myths from reality.

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Brazil Pledges Ambitious Emissions Reductions

New targets and deforestation numbers put Brazil in the spotlight.

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Fact Sheet: Stacking Payments for Ecosystem Services

Payments for ecosystem services are becoming an increasingly important part of the U.S. business and regulatory landscape. As programs that provide payments for ecosystem services grow, policy makers will need to determine how these various payments should interact with each other.

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Countdown to Copenhagen: Reviewing and Verifying International Climate Action

Climate change is a global issue that requires action from all countries. As the U.S. Congress develops a domestic climate and energy package, the United States seeks assurance that other countries will also act and a means to track the progress of commitments by verifying that actions have been implemented.

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Ensuring Greenhouse Gas Offset Quality in the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act

S.1733, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAPA) also known as the Kerry Boxer bill , provides a number of important provisions that will ensure that offsets used in the U.S. cap-and-trade program represent real, additional, measurable and verified greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.

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