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The Canadian position on the treatment of sequestration of carbon by forests and under the Kyoto Protocol is scientifically unsound and could lead to massive increases in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: May 2000
Pages: 24

While the Kyoto Protocol is potentially an important first step in averting global climate change a number of potential weaknesses and loopholes could make the difference between it representing a first step and it being largely ineffective.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: March 2000
Pages: 27

While greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced dramatically through measures that are worth doing for reasons that include protecting human health, improving competitiveness, saving consumers' money and improving the liveability of cities, delaying action will likely prove expensive.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: January 2000
Pages: 11

Credit for Early Action allows firms that take early action to reduce emissions to be rewarded with credit against future regulatory standards or carbon taxes.

Author: Rolfe, Chris; Michaelowa, Axel; Dutschke, Michael
Publication Date: December 1999
Pages: 60

These proceedings are the summary of Selling Clean Air: Market Instruments for Climate Protection, a two-day workshop on market instruments for climate change organized by West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation. The workshop was held October 15 and 16, 1998, in Vancouver.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: October 1999
Pages: 7

Despite the urgent need for early action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this brief is in part intended to alert readers to the potential negative implications of developing a credit for early action system.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: May 1999
Pages: 26

This paper begins with a brief description of existing international and domestic environmental law relating to climate change.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: March 1999
Pages: 24

market mechanisms, credit trading, greenhouse gas emission reductions, climate change, carbon tax, carbon allowance trading system.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: October 1998
Pages: 7

In our view the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) does not represent a credible response to the enormous environmental challenges we confront.

Author: Nowlan, Linda; Rolfe, Chris; Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: May 1998
Pages: 27

Turning Down the Heat is intended to assist in the search for ways to reduce Canadian greenhouse gas emissions. It examines the potential role for emissions trading in implementation of Canada’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: May 1998
Pages: 433

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