Allie Goldstein

The Sustainability Strategy That No One Talked About

Author: Allie Goldstein More than 200 major brands use carbon offsets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent Ecosystem Marketplace report. Representatives from two of those companies, Volcom and Intuit, spoke at Sustainable Brands about how they’re promoting offsetting from within. 15 June 2015 | When Sean Kinghorn started his new job…

Climate Negotiators Want Emissions Trading Rules – Even If They Don’t Plan To Play the Game

The United States and the European Union both excluded market-based mechanisms to reduce emissions in the national climate plans they submitted to the United Nations. But negotiators say a framework for international emissions trading is needed, even if many countries won’t use it (yet). 29 April 2015 | Implementation, balance, inclusiveness. Those are the three…

California Offset Market Slow to Ramp Up

Author: Allie Goldstein The results from California’s first cap-and-trade compliance period are in, and the numbers are encouraging. Allowance auctions have already raised millions for the state as emissions fall and the economy grows. But offsetting – the aspect of the program that invests in direct emissions reductions in non-capped sectors – has yet to reach…