Kelley Hamrick

California Moves With Chinese Provinces On Climate

The United States and China made headlines last year with their Climate Pact, but significant collaboration had already occurred at the subnational levels. Both California and several of China’s provinces launched emissions trading systems (ETS) in 2013, and they have been working together ever since. Now, a new report highlights the latest accomplishments and partnerships.…

The Climate Trust: Blazing the Oregon carbon trail

When Oregon-based The Climate Trust (TCT) was tasked with identifying and securing offsets back in 1997, there were precious few to find. This challenge shaped the organization as it stands today: TCT continues to trailblaze with new methodologies and innovative financing solutions, including a potential green bond to fund carbon offset projects. Author: Kelley Hamrick…

Emerging From The Darkness: New Process Aims To Tackle Black Carbon

Maasai woman cooks with open fire

Soot and smoke no longer blanket London and other Western cities like they once did, but these and other forms of “black carbon” continue to plague families in developing countries. Now a new Gold Standard methodology will offer clean cookstoves projects the chance to access a new source of funding for reducing these emissions. 23…

Building Carbon Markets From Soot

Smoke-induced illnesses caused by the use of traditional cookstoves kill more than 7,500 Nepalese women and children die every year – a tragic fact the Nepalese government is trying to address by pursuing a goal of clean cooking for all by 2017. Here’s how a clean cookstoves program created by Dutch development organization SNV is…