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  • Helping Industry Reduce Carbon Emissions.

    Climate change and the need to decrease greenhouse gases has become an important global, political and social issue. Many governments are developing new legislation regarding carbon trading and carbon permits. Regulation alone will not solve the issue of greenhouse gas emissions. An effective response to the climate change challenge requires action by everyone - governments, businesses and the ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has issued a report analyzing three policy proposals currently in play to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, and recommends alternatives to what is being contemplated by governments and the oil and gas industry. Notes the Institute, the provinces, Canada and the oil and gas industry are under pressure to ramp up ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ITWire, carbon emissions solution

    In what is claimed to be a first, a new reporting software product, aimed at simplifying carbon emissions reporting across Australia's business community, has been launched. Perth-based company, BMS Solutions, has developed a package called CINTELLATE to measure Australian organisations' carbon footprints using data collection, measurement and reporting functions. According to BMS Solutions, ...


  • Getting the carbon out of emissions

    Original story at MIT News Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to “scrub” carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of fossil-fuel power plants as a way of curbing the gas that is considered most responsible for global climate change. But most ...

  • Office-related carbon emissions surge

    The office is becoming a major driver of climate change. Despite ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency in the workplace, the world's growing reliance on the Internet is leading to a rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions. The energy required to power all the world's computers, data storage, and communications networks is expected to double by 2020, according to a new McKinsey & Company ...

  • China moves to lower carbon emissions

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help the People's Republic of  China set up a pilot provincial emissions trading system that  could pave the way for a national scheme and lower greenhouse gas  emissions in the country. ADB is providing a $750,000 equivalent grant to lay the groundwork for a cap-and-trade based emission trading system (ETS) in Tianjin municipal area which ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New insights into carbon emissions in China

    Original story at MIT News New research takes a look at whether policies can curtail the growth of harmful greenhouse gases. Researchers from MIT and Tsinghua University in Beijing are collaborating to bring new insights into how China — now the world’s largest emitter of carbon ...

  • Carbon emissions ‘outsourced’ to developing countries

    A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science finds that over a third of carbon dioxide emissions associated with consumption of goods and services in many developed countries are actually emitted outside their borders. Some countries, such as Switzerland, 'outsource' over half of their carbon dioxide emissions, primarily to developing countries. The study finds that, per ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Downloading slashes 80 per cent off software industry carbon emissions

    To mark World Environment Day, Softwareload highlights massive carbon footprint of ‘hardcopy’ software industryLondon and Bonn, 4 June 2010. Ditching ‘hardcopy’ software packages in favour of direct downloads could reduce the carbon footprint of the global software industry by 80 per cent*, according to Softwareload.co.uk, Deutsche Telekom’s UK software download ...


    By RealWire

  • Masdar signs carbon emission reduction project with Bahrain’s gulf petrochemical industries

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-billion dollar renewable energy and clean technology initiative, and Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) today signed an agreement to monetize the emission reduction associated with carbon dioxide capture and recycling at GPIC’s fertilizer facility in Bahrain, under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The project, which will capture carbon ...


    By MASDAR

  • Aviation industry plans to curb emissions

    The aviation industry has taken the first step towards limiting the ever-growing carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft in an attempt to reduce airline contributions to global warming. Delegates at the 39th congress of the International Civil Aviation ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Shipping industry moves to reduce emissions

    Maritime shipping is the world's most carbon-efficient form of transporting goods and the industry has now taken steps to further improve the fuel efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of its vessels and supply chain. Three large multinational corporations, which together ship over 350 million tons of commodities annually, have agreed to charter only the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon Forum America 2008 – Reacting to the strong demand for an international business and technical forum for the carbon emissions industry

    The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Koelnmesse Inc., the US member of the international Trade Show organizer Koelnmesse GmbH announce the launch of CARBON FORUM AMERICA. This event will take place at the Moscone Convention Center from February 26 - 27, 2008 in San Francisco. IETA and Koelnmesse GmbH are already joint organizers of CARBON EXPO in Cologne, Germany. ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Masdar signs carbon emission reduction project with

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-billion dollar renewable energy and clean technology initiative, and Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) today signed an agreement to monetize the emission reduction associated with carbon dioxide capture and recycling at GPIC’s fertilizer facility in Bahrain, under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The project, which will capture carbon ...


    By MASDAR

  • EU emissions drop triggers carbon price freefall

    According to preliminary 'like-for-like' data released by the EU on 2 April, emissions covered by the ETS were 1.88 billion tonnes in 2011, a slight fall on the 2010 figure of 1.94 billion tonnes. But those numbers were also 114 Million tonnes below the EU's ETS cap, indicating that the market was ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UN calls for tougher carbon emission targets for aviation

    The UN calls for the aviation industry to improve fuel efficiency by 2% a year to 2020, reports EnvidoThe UN aviation authority, the ICAO, has agreed to halve carbon emissions from aviation by 2050.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) proposal released last month included halving carbon emissions from aviation by 2050, ensuring carbon emissions peak from the same date and improving ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • China: Olympic-sized growth in carbon emissions

    In 2007, carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion worldwide reached an estimated 8.2 billion tons, which was 2.8 percent more than in 2006-and 22 percent above the total in 2000.1 The United States and Europe accounted for roughly 4 and 3 percent, respectively, of the growth during this decade.2 India contributed 8 percent, and China, a staggering 57 percent.3 Despite the rapid increase, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Chile to launch new carbon tax to cut emissions

    The initiative forms part of wider tax reform and is due to be detailed on Tuesday. The new measure will include incentives for thermoelectric power plants to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, the main gas blamed for causing climate change. Chile is the world No.1 copper producer and the majority of mines are powered by coal-fired thermoelectric plants, which have received heavy criticism ...


    By Climate Action

  • Carbon dioxide emissions show record jump

    Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have soared in the last 20 years, giving the world much less chance of avoiding dangerous climate change, new data show. - The research was published as lead negotiators were arriving at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, where prospects of a new global treaty on climate change ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy technologies are not enough to reduce carbon emissions

    Current energy technologies are not enough to reduce carbon emissions to a level needed to lower the risks associated with climate change, New York University physicist Martin Hoffert concludes in an essay in the latest issue of the journal Science. Many scientists have determined that in order to avoid the risks brought about by climate change, steps must be taken to prevent the mean global ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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