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  • The future of carbon trading in the US

    An analysis by New Carbon Finance concludes that a carbon trading scheme in the US is inevitable within four to five years. Currently the US favors a domestic market, however linking into international schemes could significantly reduce the price of carbon, impose less cost on US industry and consumers and help make the US a climate change ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Lighting-Up a Low Carbon Future

    Co-Authored by: Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director and Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE The lights are going on all over Africa, home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Overall, that is great news. Children can study at night without breathing harmful or environmentally damaging kerosene fumes; the sense of ...

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    Global Compact Network Singapore Launches First Official Chapter of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and Reporting Tool RICE

    Launch of Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition’s first official chapter at Global Compact Network Singapore Summit Singapore, 19 November 2018 — The first official chapter of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC Singapore) was launched today by Global Compact Network Singapore and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition ...

  • ADB establishes future carbon fund

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has established a new fund that will use carbon credits generated beyond 2012 to provide urgently needed financing for clean energy projects in the Asia-Pacific region. The current regulatory framework, based on the Kyoto Protocol’s first commitment period expires on 31 December 2012, hampering the trading in post-2012 carbon credits. This would affect the level ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • UK research is pioneering a low carbon future

    New website highlights groundbreaking technologies that are making a difference to climate change Research Councils UK Energy Programme led by EPSRC is investing more than £530 million in UK research to develop low carbon technologies to fight the effects of climate change.  A new website to highlight and explain this work has now been launched and is available at ...

  • Montreal exchange to launch carbon futures trading

    The Montreal Climate Exchange (MCeX), a joint venture of the Montreal Exchange (MX) and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), plans to launch trading of futures contracts on Canada carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) units on May 30, 2008, subject to regulatory approval. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Is there a future for coal?

    Coal continues to be under fire for loading up earth’s atmosphere with greenhouse gases. Speaking at an International Coal and Climate Summit this week, Christiana Figueres, the UN’s top climate official bluntly told the coal industry it has to rapidly transform itself across the entire coal value chain and be part of the solution to global warming, not the cause of it. She ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Where does bioenergy fit into a low-carbon future?

    Original story at MIT News Biofuels like ethanol and other forms of bioenergy are often seen as a key part of a low-carbon future. But large-scale production of these fuels, which are usually made from either food crops like corn and sugar cane, or from woody plants and grasses, would represent a major shift in ...

  • Scarborough Hospital Looks Forward to Low Carbon Future

    York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have chosen NHS Sustainability day to celebrate the opening of their new low-carbon energy centre at Scarborough Hospital. The energy centre, which was delivered in partnership with Vital Energi will deliver in excess of £9.1m in guaranteed financial savings and ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Investing in a Low-Carbon Energy Future in the Developing World

    The need to address climate change while facilitating continued economic growth and social progress is one of the key challenges facing world leaders today. Future demand for energy is rising substantially, particularly in rapidly emerging economies and in many developing countries that lack even the most basic of energy services. The investments required to address future energy demand as well ...

  • Global business leaders commit to a low carbon future

    Business leaders from major global corporations have committed to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions across a wide range of sectors, including energy, communications, building and construction. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the UN-supported Business for the Environment (B4E) Summit, held in Mexico City from 4 to 5 October, ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Cancun next ...

  • Colorado can meet future carbon emissions standards

    New analysis of Colorado’s power sector finds that the state has the policies and opportunity to further reduce their carbon emissions in coming years. The analysis, conducted by the World Resources Institute, shows existing state policies and improved use of infrastructure could lower ...

  • Natural gas could ease the path to a low-carbon future

    A new paper, The Role of Natural Gas in a Low-Carbon Energy Economy, finds that gas-fired power plants could reduce U.S. coal dependence and greenhouse gas emissions significantly in the next 10 ...

  • IEA welcomes UK efforts towards a low-carbon future

    As it seeks concrete solutions to the low-carbon investment challenge, the United Kingdom is leading by example, according to a review of UK energy policies published today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report, Energy Policies of IEA Countries - United Kingdom 2012 Review, applauds the UK's long-term vision for a low-carbon future - greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced by ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Study shows policies, not economy, drive future carbon reductions

    A new study released by the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) upends the conventional wisdom that cheap natural gas and the lagging economy alone account for recent and expected declines in U.S. carbon emissions. The study and accompanying analysis show that counted together, eight policies already in place at local, state and federal levels ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Natural gas could ease the path to a low-carbon future

    Growing estimates of natural gas resources suggest that supplies of this least carbon-intensive fossil fuel may be as abundant as coal, while containing only half as much carbon, according to a new paper released today by the Worldwatch Institute. The new paper, The Role of Natural Gas in a Low-Carbon Energy Economy, finds that gas-fired power plants could ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Clean Energy connections: business growth for a carbon-neutral future

    Clean Energy Connections is the premier forum in Western Massachusetts for green career- and business-development information and networking. The event convenes business owners, entrepreneurs, financiers, educators, career seekers, community leaders, and public agencies. It consists of a full-day program and concurrent opportunity ...

  • Global business leaders to support transit to a low carbon future

    Leaders from influential global corporations and key global environmental organizations are expected to call on countries to make a success of this years UN climate negotiations in Mexico. The call will come from a Business for Environment (B4E) conference to be held 4 to 5 October in Mexico City. The event today was announced by the Mexican Minister of Environment Juan Rafael Elvira, UN ...

  • Natural gas could ease the path to a low-carbon future

    Washington, D.C.- Growing estimates of natural gas resources suggest that supplies of this least carbon-intensive fossil fuel may be as abundant as coal, while containing only half as much carbon, according to a new paper released today by the Worldwatch Institute. The new paper, The Role of Natural Gas in a Low-Carbon Energy ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • ADB granted US$100m to commence future carbon fund

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has received financing commitments of over US$100 million for a new post-2012 carbon fund and will commence its operations in January. In addition to its founding public sector partners, the ADB is seeking further participation from private businesses. The ADB-administered Future Carbon Fund aims to provide up to $200 million to help finance renewable energy, ...


    By Asian Development Bank

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