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  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Markets Take Off

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  • Taking Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Emissions trading is effective and affordable

    A summary of economic modelling shows emissions trading is an effective approach to reducing New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions in the long term, Climate Change Minister David Parker says.  The report summarises general equilibrium modelling undertaken by Infometrics for the government’s Emissions Trading Group and the Climate Change Leadership Forum since October 2007.  “As we ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Irish EPA projections of greenhouse gas emissions to 2020

    The EPA has released projections of Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions to 2020, as mandated under the National Climate Change Strategy. These projections update those published in the National Climate Change Strategy in April 2007 and give a picture of Ireland’s ability to meet international targets with respect to greenhouse gas emissions, if current policies and programmes are implemented. ...

  • EU commits to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    European Union leaders have reached agreement on a Climate and Energy deal for the period 2020 to 2030. The broad climate change pact has set a new target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the EU by 2030. Ambitious targets were also set for increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the EU as a whole (to 27%) and for improvements in energy efficiency, also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal was aimed at countering climate change and setting an example for the rest of the world ahead of key international climate negotiations next year. A package agreed by leaders at an ...


    By Associated Press

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ontario’s Waste Management Industry

    There is a strong complementarity between the aspirations of the waste management industry and Ontario’s goals for climate change mitigation, a circular economy and sustainable economic development according to a new report published by the Ontario Waste Management Association. As the Province of Ontario prepares to implement a “cap-and-trade” policy for greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU reports lowest greenhouse gas emissions on record

    The European Union's greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline. The findings come from ...

  • BSI achieves greenhouse gas emissions verification

    BSI Management Systems America, Inc. (BSI) was recently awarded accreditation to ISO 14065 for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission verification from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This accreditation places BSI amongst the few recognized GHG emission verification bodies in North America. As global warming concerns continue to command our attention in Canada and the world, the need for ...


  • Global greenhouse gas emissions projected to double

    According to OECD's latest analysis, global greenhouse gas emissions are projected to double in the next 40 years. This would result in a 3-6 degree increase of the average global temperature by the end of the century unless governments take decisive action. OECD's Environmental Outlook to 2050 (full publication in March 2012) paints a grim picture of the Earth in 2050 if we do ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU Reports Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Record

    The European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline. The findings come from  ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Is emitting greenhouse gas emissions a criminal act?

    According to the C.D. Howe Institute the federal government’s proposals to regulate greenhouse gas emissions as set out in its Regulatory Framework paper are likely to be upheld as constitutional exercises of the federal criminal-law power. In a Backgrounder released on August 21st, the Institute poses the question that while the federal government is seeking to limit GHG emissions by large ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Japan moving on emissions trading scheme

    The Reuters news agency is reporting that a compulsory emissions trading scheme is set to start in Japan in April 2013. The scheme will cover large CO2 emitting companies. Many details have yet to be worked out according to a draft of the government's proposals obtained by Reuters, which will be presented to an expert committee at the Environment Ministry this week. That Committee will finalize ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cap and Trade System to Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution in Ontario

    “To fight climate change — one of the greatest challenges mankind has faced — Ontario is putting a limit on the main sources of greenhouse gas pollution through a cap and trade system to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the health of our children and grandchildren.” With this terse statement Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne confirmed what ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • An Econometric Analysis of Emission Trading Allowances

    We would like to announce the publication of a new working paper on an econometric analysis of emission allowances on 2005-2006 data. The paper is available at:http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=947055Abstract: World power and gas markets have a natural relationship with global tradable ...

  • Western climate initiative plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    The "Partner jurisdictions" of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) have released an updated economic analysis indicating that its regional plan to address climate change and help foster a clean-energy economy can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieve cost savings of approximately US$100 billion by 2020. Working together, the seven U.S. states and four Canadian provinces ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New estimates confirm the declining trend in EU greenhouse gas emissions

    New European Environment Agency (EEA) estimates indicate that EU greenhouse gas emissions decreased in 2008 for the fourth consecutive year. Compared to the 2007 official emissions published earlier this year, the annual reduction is estimated to be about 1.3 % for the EU-15 and 1.5 % for the EU-27. Based on these estimates, the greenhouse gas emissions in 2008 stand approximately 6.2 % below the ...

  • Novelis and World Wildlife Fund Partner to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the company has been accepted into World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Climate Savers program, an exclusive initiative of WWF to encourage companies to reduce their ...


    By Novelis Inc.

  • Xcel Energy Continues to Lead the Way in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Xcel Energy is leading the way in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and is now the first U.S. utility to verify and register all of its greenhouse gas emissions data with The Climate Registry for seven consecutive years. The company’s emissions reporting validates Xcel Energy’s more than 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in the last decade. “Xcel Energy ...


    By Xcel Energy

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