Climate change: Carbon trading edges closer as UN brokers deal

The Independent

The world is on the brink of enlisting market forces in the fight against climate change on a truly global scale for the first time, United Nations officials have claimed. After years of opposition, hundreds of the world’s major companies and investment firms – including several oil giants – have agreed that there should be a charge for the damage done to the planet by greenhouse gases.

Davos reflections: now is the time to take on the fossil fuel lobby

The Guardian

We all know that decisions made by committee risk pandering to the lowest common denominator. This seems to be the case when it comes to the progressive end of the business community. While some corporate leaders individually recognise the world economy needs to undergo a radical shift to deal with social and environmental challenges, when they try to come up with a united front, the sharpness of their voice gets lost.