Recently I participated in a roundtable on the future of carbon markets at the Center for American Progress. The discussion, co- sponsored by Climate Advisers, was co-chaired by former U.S. senator Tom Daschle and former EPA administrator Carol Browner, and included CAP chair John Podesta. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank, made opening remarks. In other words, the participants included lots of insiders who know a thing or two about how Washington works-and doesn't.
The discussion was wide-ranging, and because Mr. Kim was there, a good part of it was focused on the World Bank. If you want to know how I think the World Bank could make a world of difference on climate, see this outside-the-box proposal for the bank to lead on creation of a new global climate agency. [view whole blog post ]