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  • Greenstone Carbon Management to address The Carbon 2009 Show - Excel Centre, London (UK)

    Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, has announced that Ram Ramachander, Chief Operating Officer at Greenstone Carbon Management will present at the Carbon 2009 Show on Tuesday 29 September 2009 at 4.15pm GMT. In the Plenary session “Low Carbon Business Opportunities”, Ramachander will detail the range of issues facing UK business in terms of reducing ...


  • A new stern report on climate change

    "The world faces an unprecedented challenge which requires urgent global action to sustain growth and guard against the risks of catastrophic climate change." Those are the opening words to a new report entitled Key Elements of a Global Deal on Climate Change by Sir Nicholas Stern, author of the landmark 2006 UK report on the economic costs of climate change action. Stern notes that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Phase two Naps bring cuts but criticism too

    Over half of EU states have now submitted their national allocation plans (Naps) for the second phase of the European emission trading scheme. Most include tighter emission caps than for phase one. Green groups have strongly criticised several governments, however, for setting caps above verified emissions for 2005 or for depending too heavily on purchasing allowances from abroad through the ...

  • Doris Duke Foundation Gives $3.6 Million in Climate Grants

    NEW YORK, New York, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - In the first round of grants from its $100 million Climate Change Initiative, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Thursday announced support for six organizations that will evaluate and develop policies that put a price on greenhouse gas emissions and address the regulatory frameworks needed to reduce the threat of global warming. The foundation awarded ...

  • A Possible Rebirth of the Carbon Market?

    Many people have voiced pessimism over an international agreement to address climate change since the 2009 climate conference in Copenhagen fell short of expectations. The lack of a comprehensive, global effort to curb emissions; the failure by the United States to pass meaningful federal legislation, the continued recession in Europe; and, most recently, the election results in Australia have ...


    By The World Bank

  • Looking to Durban: China’s climate change policy progress since Cancun

    As its negotiators head to Durban, South Africa for the next round of the UNFCCC climate negotiations, China can point to significant progress in domestic climate policy since the Cancun negotiations a year ago. March, 2011 saw the adoption of ...

  • Eu `low-carbon roadmap` aims for 25% cuts by 2020

    Energy savings could slash greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by as early as 2020, according to a draft copy of the EU's long-awaited 'roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy in 2050.' The EU's current goals for 2020 involve reducing emissions by 20% on 1990 levels, increasing the share of renewables in the bloc's energy mix by 20% and improving energy efficiency by 20%.  But in a twist to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Carbon players await strong government signals to energize the markets

    The 8th edition of Carbon Expo drew thousands of participants to its annual trade fair and conference, this year held in Fira Barcelona's Montjuïc venue. Over 2.600 visitors from 110 countries gathered in the Catalan capital to discuss the current state and future of carbon markets and climate finance. The focus was also on networking, as Carbon Expo's trade fair gave 220 exhibitors the ...


    By Fira de Barcelona

  • Delivering green technologies to the developing world

    Encouraging uptake of low-carbon technologies in developing countries has an essential role to play in reducing future global carbon emissions. Researchers investigating the transfer of low-carbon technologies to India have made a number of policy recommendations. Many low-carbon technologies are owned by firms in developed countries. Understanding how these technologies could be developed and ...

  • Midway between Cancun and Durban, CARBON EXPO brings together market players to discuss an uncertain future

    With more than 121 countries participating in this year's 8th edition,  CARBON EXPO - the leading trade fair and conference for climate finance, emissions trading and carbon abatement technologies - is again demonstrating its global reach and showcasing cutting edge mitigation initiatives. The annual event is jointly organized by the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the ...


    By Fira de Barcelona

  • Europe’s lead on climate change – Is it too much or too little?

    The European Union's Climate Action Plan announcement last week has created division amongst member countries. The plan, which calls for country-specific greenhouse gas emission cuts based on gross domestic product (GDP) and renewable energy increases, have left many EU member countries feeling unfairly burdened and threatened by economic ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Aviation industry faces pressure to stop GHG threat

    If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The aviation industry ...


    By Climate News Network

  • How can governments boost green technologies?

    Governments looking to boost their economies, create jobs and meet environmental targets see eco-innovation as part of the solution.   Some subsidise research and development. Others stimulate demand by labelling energy efficient appliances and regulating against environmentally harmful products. All are looking for efficient policies to make it work. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • How finance ministers could fall in love with carbon pricing

    Pricing CO2 could help to end the deadlock of international climate policy. Finance ministers around the world would have reason enough to favor carbon taxes or emissions trading even if they do not take into account the risks resulting from unabated greenhouse-gas emissions, a new study shows. While the outcome of the world climate summit in Paris is uncertain, national governments and their ...

  • Falling in love with carbon pricing

    Pricing CO2 could help to end the deadlock of international climate policy. Finance ministers around the world would have reason enough to favor carbon taxes or emissions trading even if they do not take into account the risks resulting from unabated greenhouse-gas emissions, a new study shows. While the outcome of the world climate summit in Paris is uncertain, national governments and their ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mapping carbon pricing initiatives

    The World Bank has released a report, titled 'Mapping Carbon Pricing Initiatives: Developments and Prospects,' which provides an overview of current and prospective carbon pricing initiatives at the international, regional, national and sub-national levels. The report recommends flexibility in carbon pricing, alignment with national priorities, a staged approach for the introduction of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A new green economy is within europe`s grasp: report

    Europe can revitalise its economy by a massive burst of investment in green technologies aimed at reducing emissions by 30% by 2020 on 1990 levels, according to a major new report promoted by the German Environment Ministry. By increasing investment from 18% to 22% of GDP, the report argues, a major retrofit of European building stock and reorientation of the energy grid towards renewables can ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Viewpoint from Simon Retallack, Strategy Manager, Carbon Trust

    Governments can hardly claim they haven’t been warned. In the last few weeks, four pieces of news have landed on their desks that ought to cause them grave concern. These weren’t the latest growth rates or unemployment figures, or the latest credit rating agency downgrades. But they are every bit as worrying. First they heard from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in California that ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New Zealand harnesses biomethane for waste collection vehicle demonstration

    “So far most New Zealand biogas schemes have focused on the provision of electricity and heat, but biogas as transport fuel does offer the highest value proposition.” – Stephan Heubeck, NIWA Research Engineer. Residents of Auckland’s Rodney District are about to see a waste collection truck from Transpacific Industries (TPI) collect their waste using waste-generated ...


  • UK ‘first’ for green energy from waste plant

    Isle of Wight residents will be the first in the UK to benefit from pioneering government-backed technology that enables the creation of green energy from waste. Construction of a new gasification plant – the first of its type in the UK - will generate 2.3MW of electricity, which is sufficient to provide Island residents with enough energy to power more than 2,000 homes. Gasification is an ...


    By ENER-G

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