join our co-editors at http://openspacetech.blogspot.com if you wish to celebrate sustainability goals empowered by youthful community builders -help link 100 top places for youth jobs creation

download practice of peace chaps 1,2 by harrison owen found open space

2016 Diary of Millennial Sustainability Exchanges - add one isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com Brooklyn: & Moores Million youth social solutions world January; &Kenya 28 January; more www.economistuniversity.com

Sunday, March 11, 2018

someone at tufts summit max invited me too as exemplar of students leading solution curricula: mentioned that india has started replacing massive elecricity grid investment from carbon to solar sources as actually more economics

anyone know the reference

i see that today march 11 macron and india launched an interesting collaboration platform
in my view tere should be one worldwide mooc of cases students can learn from as benchmarks

IMR Summit 2018 - ISA

Who Should Attend? If you're an Industrial Manufacturer Representative (IMR) or a Manufacturer currently using, or considering using, Manufacturer Reps as part of your go-to market strategy, thisSummit is your must-attend event. What Will You Learn? How leading manufacturers see the future of the channel and how they ...

International Solar Alliance

Draft ISA Program 5 “Scaling Solar E-Mobility and Storage” to be launched during ISA Founding Ceremony and ISA Solar Summit, 11 March 2018, New Delhi, India - For Comments/Suggestions by 28 February, 2018 · Economic Survey 2017-18, Ministry of Finance Government Of India - "Sustainable Development, Energy ...

Monday, February 26, 2018

by 2030 all new energy in china to be green - hubei will massively redevelop - the point 2/26

Monday, February 5, 2018

Husk Power Systems, a mini-grid company based in Bihar, India, raised $20 million in equity investment this month, making it one of the largest, if not the largest investment in the mini-grid sector. Husk Power Systems was launched ten years ago with an innovative idea to convert rice husks into energy and today provides power to thousands of people in rural communities. Manoj Sinha, founder of Husk Power Systems, started the company in 2008. Ten years later, he’s learned a few lessons about fundraising from impact investors for a social enterprise. If the “impact” sector has been classified as niche, this new round for Husk Power Systems shows that it’s no longer a tangential industry but one worthy of the big bucks. READ MORE
2018 State of Green Business 2018 Report
GreenBiz Group published the State of Green Business 2018 report in January 2018. The 11th edition of this annual assessment is developed in partnership with Trucost and takes a look at the progress made by companies around the world in addressing their energy, waste, water, greenhouse gas and other impacts, and in increasing their sustainability investments, transparency and other leadership activities. The report names 10 key trends and provides insights into metrics in sustainable business, including new metrics introduced this year on how companies are managing their climate and natural capital risks. Together, these and more than two dozen other metrics help paint a portrait of the evolving sustainable business landscape, how much activity is taking place, and how much more there is to do. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

help needed in voting for green world record jobs creators to ;live up to contributions such as
ray anderson;; zhang yue ;; elon musk; williams & Freling;and pope francis

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Post-Paris, Expectations of Corporate Climate Governance Grow 

Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement. Since its signing, investors and stakeholders have raised their expectations of corporate directors to address climate-related risk and opportunity. How this movement will help accelerate the shift to a net-zero economy. 

Read More

Energy Fact & Opinion

China's Prudent Path forward on a Nationwide Emissions Trading Scheme

By Jane Nakano 


  • China released a roadmap for the nationwide carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS) on December 19, 2017.
  • The initial phase will focus on the power sector, involving 1,700 power companies, and the trading will be based in Shanghai.
  • The power sector ETS will cover over 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide annually—roughly one-third of total carbon emissions by China, which is the largest carbon emitter in the world today.
  • Under the plan, power companies—upon receiving credits—will first test out the ETS by simulating credit trading without actual payment. 
  • The ETS will eventually include additional energy intensive sectors, such as iron, steel, cement and chemicals and the enforcement of emission limits will begin in 2019 or 2020. 
  • How the credits will be allocated remains unknown.


The roadmap provides important and interesting initial details for the long awaited nationwide emissions trading scheme (ETS). While the original plan sees carbon emissions trading in eight sectors, including iron and steel, chemicals and paper-making, China decided to start with just the power sector.  The initial phase will cover power companies that emit at least 26,000 tons a year of carbon, which practically targets larger users of coal and natural gas.

First mentioned in the U.S.-China joint communique of September 2015 and reiterated by President Xi Jinping of China at the COP21 meeting in Paris, in December 2015, the ETS had been declared to start in 2017. Less than two weeks before the turn of the calendar year, however, China went ahead with the release of roadmap to demonstrate its commitment to the ETS.

The limited scope, together with the delay in launch reflect difficulties that the Chinese officials are encountering in establishing a comprehensive data collection system that is essential for setting target levels and allocating carbon credits accordingly. The difficulties exist despite China having some experiences with emissions trading through the pilot programs launched in seven provinces and cities in 2013. 

The power sector-only carbon emissions trading is still noteworthy in its scale: the 3 billion tons of coverage is significantly larger than the European Union’s emissions trading, which covered about 1.4 billion tons of emissions this year. Although China reportedly has no plan to link its ETS with that of other countries at this stage, the possibility of future linkage is a big boom for those striving to drive emissions reduction through the market-based approach.

One key area for power sector emissions reduction has been to reduce the country’s heavy reliance on coal.  According to the latest five-year coal market outlook by the International Energy Agency, China’s coal power generation saw an increase in 2016, and thermal coal demand for power generation is forecast to increase in the medium term although the country’s total coal consumption appears to have peaked and is forecast to continue declining. The power sector-only ETS can help keep the coal power emissions under check and ensure this near-term increase does not lead to a reversal in China’s carbon emissions reduction trend.

The gradual introduction of ETS is far from a cop-out on the highly ambitious original plans for a multi-sector trading system. The experience from the power sector ETS should inform Chinese effort to improve monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of emissions trading that is crucial to effectively enforce the compliance. In the coming weeks and months, we are likely to learn details on China’s MRV system, including how participants submit emissions data, register emission rights, as well as emissions trading and settlement. 

  1. Hope in the slums of Nairobi. In an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, nearly 400 impoverished youth and women share equity in a community-owned project for recycling urban waste into energy. The venture serves as a model for environmental solutions that address the waste management and youth unemployment challenges faced by many African cities.
  2. States are “decoupling” growth and emissions. From Maine to California, more than 30 U.S. states have delinked their economic growth and carbon emissions, confirming what was once assumed to be impossible: that a prosperous economy can also be a green one.