Japan just lost its big excuse for pushing coal on the world; now’s the time to pile on the pressure

October 6, 2015By Alex DoukasIndustry Analysis, Newsletter

On September 25, the U.S. and China released a joint presidential statement on climate change. While most people focused on China’s new cap-and-trade regime, there was a buried headline that may have even bigger implications for climate and for the future of coal: China pledged to strengthen regulations “with a view to strictly controlling public … Read More

It’s past time for OECD countries to axe support for overseas coal and to #StopFundingFossils

September 17, 2015By Alex DoukasBlog Post, Featured, News

Today – just a few months before landmark climate change negotiation in Paris – a little-known working group within the OECD met to discuss a big issue: should rich countries continue to push dirty coal technologies overseas, or should they finally set some limits on financing climate destruction? The question is an important one, as a … Read More

Letter to G20 Finance Ministers: Delivering on G20 commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies

September 3, 2015By Alex DoukasIndustry Analysis

September 2, 2015 To: G20 Finance Ministers CC: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davuto?lu, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, Deputy Undersecretary for Turkish Treasury Cavit Da?da?, Ambassador Feridun Sinirlio?lu RE: Delivering on G20 Commitment to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies Dear G20 Finance Ministers, In the lead-up to the G20 Summit in November, we – 63 civil … Read More