No Cop Out

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Well it’s finally over. Despite the ever present risk of abject failure, the twenty-first Conference of the Parties (COP21) is being hailed as a resounding success. And it is a success, because for the first time we have something approaching global consensus on how to protect the planet … Read more

Mark to Market

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Some very large industry associations are arguing for carbon markets at the COP21 meeting in Paris. The reasons for a global carbon market are compelling, however they tend to be based on a somewhat fragile premise: accountability, according to universal principles. A global carbon pricing model generally assumes … Read more

December in Paris

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner This week and next, Paris is hosting the Conference of the Parties (COP), the governing body of the United Nations Convention Framework on Climate Change (UNFCC). For the graphics industry, interest in it is roughly similar to that of many other sectors: tepid to lukewarm. And yet all … Read more