Andrew Sniderman '07 Advocates Sale of Green Bonds to Ease Climate Change

Stacey Kutish

Andrew Sniderman '07 Advocates
Sale of Green Bonds to Ease Climate Change

by Stacey Kutish
01/04/2008

Andrew Sniderman '07 

Andrew Sniderman '07, an Action Canada Fellow in the Parlimentary Internship Programme in Ottawa,  hopes the creation and sale of Green Bonds will ease climate change. Money for a government-guaranteed Green Bond, could be invested for example,  in renewable energy projects and technologies such as wind farms and solar power. 

Since he and four other Fellows began shopping their idea around the nation's capital, they have received high-level support. The Globe and Mail's Jeffrey Simpson writes: "Before Christmas, the Green Bond concept sat in the upper reaches of the Finance Department, a phenomenal rise up the policy ladder for an idea coming from so far outside the system."  In addition, a recent poll [pdf] shows that 8 of 10 Canadians support or somewhat support the idea.  more 

Sniderman, a winner of a Rhodes Scholarship for 2008, co-founded the Genocide Intervention Network, ultimately delivering speeches across the U.S. and helping to oversee a national lobbying, mobilization, and fundraising effort to provide citizens with tools to prevent and stop genocide. Read his interview in the Daily Gazette.