Carbon Pricing: More Good News

Some good news: 74 countries and over 1,000 businesses and investors have signed on to a major new declaration published by the World Bank calling for a global price on carbon. The declaration asks countries to enact laws that would compel industries to pay for carbon emissions. The likes of Shell, Dow Chemical, and Coca-Cola have signed. So has China. It’s nonbinding, a kind of temperature-taking before the 2015 climate summit in Paris, but the U.S. is still a non-signer, due to strong political opposition to any national legislation on carbon issues. More good news: California and nine Northeastern states now have cap and trade programs. Seven states signed on to the World Bank declaration. Time for another grass roots, state-level progressive movement (c.f. same-sex marriage, marijuana decriminalization) to make positive change.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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1 hour 30 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Gaming is clearly serious business for the world’s most geographically diversified casino entertainment company, Caesars Entertainment Corporation. Notably, the company takes its corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship as seriously as its core business. A reflection of this commitment towards promoting environmental and social as well as economicsustainabilityis visible in Caesars Entertainment’s fifth annual Corporate Citizenship Report, entitled “Serious Play.” 

9 hours 15 sec ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Financial vulnerability is not just limited to the world’s poorest people or nations. Despite the relative wealth of the U.S., many Americans are financially insecure, lacking either the ability to meet monthly bills or the necessary savings to cover unexpected expenses. More than one in three—that’s more than 100 million people —live in poverty or on the edge of it.

1 day 6 hours ago

(3Bl Media/Justmeans) - There is a now-famous quote attributed to Charles Wilson, who, in 1953 was the CEO of General Motors. What Wilson supposedly said was, “What’s good for General Motors is good for America.”

While that was never entirely true, GM has recently been doing some things that have been good for America, and the rest of the world, which has also been good for themselves as well.

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2 days 15 sec ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels for energy, deforestation, and industrial processes have resulted in the release of high amounts of greenhouse gases into the earth’s atmosphere. This abnormal buildup of greenhouse gases now poses a serious threat in terms of climate change to the earth’s ecosystems and human health and well-being. Conscious choices made by governments, businesses and individuals today will impact earth’s environment for the foreseeable future.