Carbon trading vs Carbon tax

There is much discussion these days about the value of a carbon emissions trading scheme, as opposed to imposing a tax on carbon. While both instruments can in theory achieve similar outcomes, they are different, in both their intentions and their outcomes. Here is a good article which explains the difference between the two instruments, […]

ANZ mill funding under pressure

The ANZ Bank is under pressure from environmental critics not to fund the construction of a proposed $2 billion pulp mill in Tasmania. The mill is to be sited upstream from the historic city of Launceston, in the Tamar Valley, one of Tasmania’s most valued landscapes. The critics argue that in funding the development the […]

UK CO2 emission rise

CO2 emissions in the UK rose last year by 1.25%, driven largely by higher international gas prices which produced a switch to coal. This provides additional confirmation of the central role of coal-fired electrical generation in increasing greenhouse gas emissions and driving climate change. Report from ‘The Guardian’ newspaper link here.

Melbourne Financial Services Symposium presentation

Download slides and text of the presentation I gave to the Melbourne Financial Services Symposium March 6th 2007 on sustainable investment. The audience was composed of analysts and executives from superfunds, asset consultants, fund managers, banks, insurance companies and consultants. The main idea that I wanted to convey to this audience was this: The impact […]