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Canada, U.S. must have similar policies on carbon, U.S. ambassador says   Leave a comment

“Finding a way to limit carbon emissions will be a major issue for Canada-U.S. relations, and the two countries can’t be too far apart in their policies, says U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson.

Putting a price on carbon is one way to slow down greenhouse gas emissions but the price set by either country could influence where investment decisions are made, Jacobson told The Journal’s editorial board Wednesday.

It’s important that national policies do not give one country a competitive advantage, he said, “so people won’t make economic decisions based on the differences.”

“You don’t want to have a race to the bottom.”

While the issue of greenhouse gas emissions is “the single hardest issue” for the two countries to work through, Jacobson said he’s confident in the end the national policies will work in “sync.” President Barack Obama’s administration will not bring proposals forward this term, he said.”

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Posted September 22, 2011 by arnoneumann in Carbon, Geopolitics

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Cities can be carbon sinks too: study › News in Science ABC Science   Leave a comment

The concept that greenspace and urban_forests can act as a carbon sink in cities is helpful to consider . Any promotion of greenspace and additional tree plantings in cities should be encouraged.

“Urban sinks are not by themselves a solution to the billions of tonnes of carbon emitted globally, but can help mitigate their impact, especially if gardeners grow trees, which absorb far more CO2 than grass and shrubs, she says.In the case of Leicester, most of the publicly-owned or -managed land in the city comprises lawns. But if just 10 per cent of this land were planted with trees, the citys carbon storage would leap by 12 per cent.”If more trees are planted in urban areas for their carbon storage value, they must be the right kind of tree planted in the right place so that they have a long, productive lifespan, and when trees die they should be replaced,” says Davies.”

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Posted July 31, 2011 by arnoneumann in Carbon, Cities

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Northwest Forest Plan has unintended benefit – carbon sequestration | e! Science News   Leave a comment

A  fifth major benefit of sustainable forest management : carbon sequestration.

“Forests provide many services, such as habitat protection, recreation, water purification, and wood production,” he said. “Carbon sequestration has now been added to that list. And our approach can provide the kind of spatially and temporally explicit data that will help evaluate the potential trade-offs associated with management activities.”

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Posted July 23, 2011 by arnoneumann in Carbon, Forest

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