carbon budget Articles

  • World’s Carbon Budget to Be Spent in Three Decades

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) has delivered an overwhelming consensus that climate change impacts are accelerating, fueled by human-caused emissions. We may have just about 30 years left until the world’s carbon budget is spent if we want a likely chance of limiting warming to 2 degrees ...

  • UK`s first low carbon budget

    The Chancellor unveiled a series of ‘green’ initiatives in the UK’s first ‘carbon budget’ this week, with approximately £1 billion pounds earmarked to encourage alternative and efficient energy use and deliver ‘green-collar jobs’. The budget promised carbon reductions of 34% by 2020. Darling called the move a 'landmark step'. The new target is well ahead of the 20 per cent promised at EU level ...


  • Unabated Coal Use Will Break World’s “Carbon Budget”

    While many people are traveling to Warsaw this week to participate in the international climate negotiations (COP 19), the city is also hosting another global conference: the International Coal and Climate Summit. It’s a troubling ...

  • Effects of photodemethylation on the methylmercury budget of boreal Norwegian lakes

    MeHg concentrations in freshwater fish from southeastern Norway continue to increase, highlighting the need for a comprehensive understanding of MeHg sources, cycling, and degradation in the aquatic environment. The authors assessed the importance of photodemethylation (PD) in the MeHg budget of four Norwegian lakes. PD rates (kpd) were determined through incubation experiments with ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Wetlands International - Annual Plan and Budget 2014

    As our Brand Promise states: Wetlands International is “driven by the knowledge that safeguarding and restoring wetlands is urgent and vital for water security, biodiversity, climate regulation, sustainable development and human health”. We aim to stop the degradation of wetlands and to maximise benefits to people and nature through wetland conservation, restoration and wise use. One ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Carbon emissions - carbon formula

    Carbon emissions represent an increasing and potentially significant cost for business.  The case that carbon measurement and reporting systems can help organisations make significant reductions ...


    By Greenstone

  • Case Note: How To End an Attempt to Institute a Carbon Tax: The Conseil Constitutionnel Declares That Article 7 Of The 2010 Budget Instituting a Carbon Tax Does Not Conform to The Constitution of The French Republic

    Keywords: Carbon tax, non-conformity with the Constitution, French Fifth Republic Constitution, Charter for the Environment. THE GENESIS OF THE CARBON TAX The Crenelle de l'environnement'* was conducted between 24 and 26 October 2007. It was a vast collaborative consultation between private and public bodies, at both central and local government ...


  • DEFRA carbon initiatives break ground

    Say what you like about their propensity for acronyms, but the British have also made significant strides forward in the arena of climate change recently. To better approach the situation, they combined DEFRA and BERR within the DECC and then proceeded to make a significant step forward with the first issue of legally binding legislation within a national carbon trading scheme.There has been a ...


    By Verisae

  • Why The Carbon Reduction Label For Wine?

     If you’ve continued to read past that title you are more than likely already familiar with terms such as: “climate change”, “carbon economy”, “global warming”, “carbon accounting”, “carbon neutrality”. I’m going to assume you have a passable understanding of the subject, issues and principles because ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Government ignores carbon emission reductions during recession

    DECC remains confident that existing plans to cut carbon emissions by 2020 will serve to achieve carbon targets, reports Envido. In its response to the first annual report from the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the government accepted the committee's recommendation to effectively ignore carbon emission reductions that have been achieved as a result of the economic downturn. The ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Carbon management for business; A beginner`s guide

    Climate change and carbon foot printing are current and real issues for business today. We face many challenges in a world where average temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, affecting food chains, human populations, biodiversity and even insurance premiums. Business can connect on this issue via established environmental management systems such as ISO14001 or BS8555. Whilst carbon ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • The Role of Eucalyptus Globulus Forest and Products in Carbon Sequestration

    Abstract This study is a contribution to the ongoing debate about the selection of the approach for carbon accounting in wood products to be used, in the future, in the national greenhouse gas inventories under the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). Two accounting approaches are used in this analysis: the stock-change approach and the atmospheric-flow approach. ...


    By Springer

  • Latin America spurs action into low-carbon development

    Mexico and Dominican Republic set new targets as recently launched report asserts huge potential around low-carbon development. Two countries in Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, are leading the way into renewable energy and low-carbon development. And, this is driven as much by worries over energy costs and security as it is by concerns over carbon. In the ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Honolulu’s LED Lamps: Cutting on Carbon and Trimming Tax

    Honolulu, the Hawaiian capital’s energy costs rank tenth on the pollution lists. In an attempt to reduce this figure, the city mayor wants to install solar street lamps which will help cut tax and Greenhouse Gas emissions. Hawaii stands third in least energy consumption per capita, but the increasingly high population density mounts up its energy costs. 2013 saw a reduction in the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Carbon capture plans need urgent aid

    Governments may no longer be investing in the capture of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But a new study says that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. It argues that the world just needs to think harder and spend more to make the technology work because, to contain climate change, it may prove the only realistic and affordable way to dramatically reduce carbon ...


    By Climate News Network

  • U.S. headed for massive decline in carbon emissions*

    For years now, many members of Congress have insisted that cutting carbon emissions was difficult, if not impossible. It is not. During the two years since 2007, carbon emissions have dropped 9 percent. While part of this drop is from the recession, part of it is also from efficiency gains and from replacing coal with natural gas, wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The United States has ended a ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The “Social cost of carbon” and climate change policy

    Economist Frank Ackerman has called the “social cost of carbon” the most important number you never heard of. What is the social cost of carbon, where do the numbers come from, and why should policymakers take care when using them? The Obama Administration (and the Bush Administration before it) uses the SCC to assess the benefits of regulations that would limit emissions of carbon ...

  • Cap-and-trade and carbon tax: time for another look at the relative costs

    The author of this article describes findings by the Congressional Budget Office and others that a carbon tax would be less costly than cap-and-trade in achieving any given level of greenhouse gas reductions. Noting there now may be political space to address cost differences between the version of cap-and-trade in the Waxman-Markey Bill (H.R. 2454) and a tax, the author says that a widened ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • UK carbon floor price could weaken British competitiveness

    New report claims the UK carbon floor price will cut carbon emissions 5.3% by 2020, but could put the UK at a competitive disadvantage with Europe. New research released today from Thomson Reuters Point Carbon suggests that the UK’s proposed carbon floor price will cut carbon emissions from the UK energy industry 5.3% by 2020, but could undermine the country’s ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • India’s contribution in carbon emissions – a case study on Delhi region

    Global warming due to increase in green house gases especially carbon dioxide has changed the earth’s climate forever. Therefore, this paper is an attempt to find how much does Delhi contribute to global warming? And what role should India play in solving this problem? The study reveals that the major cause of increase in green house gases in Delhi is because of the increased number of vehicles ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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