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We’re headed to Paris. But where did we come from?

by Ensia  (May 20, 2015)

A look at past UN climate negotiations offers valuable context for this year’s pivotal talks. 2015 is shaping up to be a pivotal year with respect to climate change as growing concern about impacts converges with a critical stage in the decades-long process of shaping an international agreement to change our trajectory. To help us all ...

Projections in hindsight - An assessment of past emission projections reported by Member States under EU air pollution and GHG legislation

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (May 12, 2015)

Over the past decade, European Union (EU) Member States were required to regularly compile and report official estimates of their projected (future) emissions for the year 2010 under two complementary pieces of legislation: for greenhouse gases (GHGs), the Monitoring Mechanism Decision (MMD), i.e. Decision No 280/2004/EC of the European ...

Greenhouse Gases-California-Things to Know

by Associated Press  (Apr. 29, 2015)

Here are some things to know about California Gov. Jerry Brown's new target for reducing carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN? Brown set a goal for the state to reduce emissions to 40 percent below what they were in 1990. Countries set that year as a benchmark for climate change when they signed on to the ...

Questions and Answers on the European Commission Communication: The Paris Protocol – A blueprint for tackling global climate change beyond 2020

by Europa Press Room  (Feb. 25, 2015)

1. What is the aim of the Communication? The Communication sets out the EU's vision for a transparent and dynamic, legally binding United Nations climate change agreement that sets the world on a pathway to prevent global warming from reaching dangerous levels. International negotiations are under way and are set to be finalised at the UN climate ...

Progress towards 2008–2012 Kyoto targets in Europe

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 28, 2014)

Latest data confirm that the EU is on track to over‑achieve its Kyoto Protocol target In October 2013, the EEA published its annual assessment of the progress of the European Union (EU) and European countries towards achieving their commitments under the Kyoto Protocol for the period 2008–2012, as Part A of the EEA report Trends and ...

Has the Kyoto Protocol reached its main goal? A brief review

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 1, 2012)

This paper critically analyses the International policy on climate change, the role of the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and the GHG emissions, particularly CO2. Also the commitment of the different countries to reduce or limit these emissions, the development of carbon sinks and the flexible mechanisms that uses credit trading between countries ...

The complex issues of carbon sink: a critical overview

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 9, 2015)

The aim of the paper is to offer a systemic overview about some critical and interdependent relations among carbon offset, carbon sequestration and carbon stock. Rooting in the complexity perspective, the work discusses some relevant measurement methods and financial issues related to the land use - land use change forestry (LULUCF) applied under ...

Allocation of ecologically allowable carbon emissions to countries as a key to more effective post–Kyoto Protocol climate change mitigation law

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 10, 2012)

The paper proposes novel carbon indicators as effective control instruments to design the post–Kyoto Protocol climate change mitigation law. The allocation of Ecologically Allowable Carbon Emissions (EACE) to countries show that a group of countries needs no emissions reductions today because their actual carbon emissions are below the EACE. The ...

CO2 Emissions From Fuel Combustion Highlights 2014

by International Energy Agency  (Mar. 13, 2015)

In the lead-up to the UN climate negotiations in Lima, the latest information on the level and growth of CO2 emissions, their source and geographic distribution will be essential to lay the foundation for a global agreement. To provide input to and support for the UN process, the IEA is making available for free download the ...

Implied valuation of environmental externalities: a study of investor responses to rejection of Indian CDM project proposals

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 23, 2015)

The project registration process under the Kyoto Protocol/CDM is clearly defined, and rather elaborate, involving approval by the designated national authority ('host country approval') and culminating in the approval and issue of carbon emission reduction certificates by the CDM–executive board (EB). This paper measures the environmental ...

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