Michael Paparian

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Youth Ask Courts To Protect Their Climate Future

Is 21 the Magic Climate Number?<p><i>August 14, 2017 update: Plaintiff Sophie Kivlehan and her grandfather James Hansen penned an excellent op-ed about the</i> …

CalSTRS Highlights Green Investments

Green Bonds Featured<p>The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) has been an international leader in green investments and pushing for …

California Green Muni Bond Issuances Top $1.6 Billion

Port of Los Angeles, Midpeninsula Open Space Issuances in September<p>California government agencies are continuing to expand their green bond …

First Water "Climate Certified" Green Bond Issued by San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

$240 Million Green Bond to Finance Stormwater and Wastewater Management Projects; California Green Muni Bonds Now Total Over $1.4 Billion<p>The San …

Treasurer Chiang: $200 million Green Bond Purchase; Upcoming Green Bond Actions

California Treasurer John Chiang has announced the purchase of another $200 million in World Bank green bonds. The bonds will be part of the state …

Green Finance Videos: Some Recent Ones I Liked

Does Climate Change Matter to the Finance Community?<p>Theodore Roosevelt IV of Barclays Bank (yes, great grandson of THAT Teddy Roosevelt) discusses …

EcoBlocks as Climate Solution

(April 10, 2016 update: A summary of the EcoBlocks proposal with contacts has been posted here. On March 25, the California Energy Commission …

COP21: Green Finance Key to Climate Success

I spent early December in Paris at the COP21 climate summit. Within the COP21 venue and around Paris, the best minds showed a common purpose and …

Climate Comments from COP21: Youth

I was pleasantly surprised by the youth presence at COP21. There is a new generation eager and ready to address the climate problem.<p>A substantial …

Climate Comments from COP21: Scientists

At COP21 in Paris last month, I was captivated by the quality and depth of the comments and presentations from political leaders, scientists, youth, …

Governor Brown Releases New Cap and Trade Expenditure Proposal

Includes $20 million for IBank CLEEN program<p>California Governor Jerry Brown has released proposed 2016-17 state budget, including a new expenditure …

Green Bonds: California Treasurer Chiang Explores Expanded Role

California Treasurer John Chiang will be embarking on a nationwide "listening tour" later this month to explore actions California might take to …

U S DOE Highlights California Green Finance Programs

Innovative California green finance programs are praised in a new U S Department of Energy report on innovative "Energy Investment Partnerships" …

COP21 - The Deal is Done

The COP21 climate deal is done and it provides a very strong foundation for addressing climate change.<p>I spent the past two weeks watching the …

Tesla: New $39 Million Benefit from California Sales Tax Exclusion

Tesla Motors is the latest company to benefit from a California program to allow renewable energy manufacturers to avoid paying sales tax on …

COP21 - What About China?

What about China? What about India? These questions are often raised when talking about whether the world can meet climate emission targets.<p>Like all …

COP21 Snippets from Day One

Today was the official opening of the 21st yearly Conference of the Parties to address climate change, COP21.<p>Over 150 heads of state attended, …

Heading to Paris for Climate Action

I’m heading to Paris this weekend for the United Nations climate meeting commonly referred to as COP21 (21st "Conference of the Parties").<p>I share the …

Science Fiction Meets Climate Change Reality

Kim Stanley Robinson has been writing science fiction for over three decades. That's long enough for some of his themes of ecological calamities, …

Americans Want Climate Action

Overwhelming Agreement on Climate<p>Americans not only agree that climate action is needed, they so overwhelmingly see the threat and want action that …

5 Most Viewed Posts

I started Climate Dispatch earlier this year with the hope of providing information and viewpoints of interest. There have been 24 posts so far. I'm …

California Climate Investment Plan Draft Is Good Primer on California Strategies

California's climate strategy includes a robust cap and trade program that is generating billions of dollars. The money is invested in climate …

California Climate Solutions: BioFuels

BioFuels Contributing to California Climate Goals<p>Ethanol from sugar cane and sorghum. Diesel from waste vegetable oils. Natural gas from food and …

"Clean Coal" - This Hydra Needs to Die

Presidential Candidates Promote Damaging Energy Source<p>In Greek mythology, the Hydra is a creature that belches poison gas and sprays caustic blood …

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Some Recent Climate Change Videos I Liked - August 2015

Climate Change, Consumerism and the Pope<p><i>Synopsis from UCTV:</i> After being summoned to the Vatican to advise on climate change, Dan Kammen of UC …

RELEASE: Former Legislative Leaders Voice Support for SB 32 and SB 350

SACRAMENTO - Today, nine past leaders of the California State Legislature came out in support for SB 32 and SB 350. The statements below include …

State Loan Support Programs Benefit Green Businesses

I've met a lot of green business owners and entrepreneurs. A consistent challenge is finding affordable financing. There are state and federal …

Mapping California Climate Investments

California is the leading sub-national government in the world in climate solution investments.<p>Using Cap and Trade revenues and other resources, …

Traitors to Humanity

I consider myself an optimist. I believe people are generally good hearted, honest and well meaning. I believe world leaders will finally recognize …