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  • Enabling frameworks for technology diffusion

    In its latest report on Enabling frameworks for technology diffusion , the WBCSD puts forward six key elements to enhance investments and sales of low-carbon technologies in developing countries. These range from government signals to foster low-carbon solutions to engaging business more actively into the international and national climate change process. The diffusion of low-carbon ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Carbon pricing, investment, and the low carbon economy

    Sustainable Prosperity has released a new Policy Brief on Carbon Pricing, Investment, and the Low Carbon ...

  • High export hopes for UK’s low carbon tech start-ups

    A new wave of small young tech firms is helping the UK to unlock a larger share of the £3 trillion global low carbon sector, a new study reveals today. New research by Shell Springboard and the Carbon Trust shows the number of small UK businesses targeting a growing international market for low carbon products has doubled in the past two years - rising from 37 percent in 2011 to 76 percent ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Europe leads the move to a low carbon economy

    Dealing with climate change, care for the environment and the provision of energy can go hand in hand with economic development and offer opportunities to businesses. This will be the main message of the conference 'Towards a global low carbon economy' in Brussels on 27th November, chaired by European Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen. European leaders have made clear through the 2020 ...

  • Proof will be in the delivery of Low Carbon Strategy

    Responding to the launch of the Government’s renewable energy and low carbon industrial strategies today, Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust, said: 'We need a seven fold increase in renewable energy generation in just eleven years. This can be achieved but will require not just a transformation in technology, but in political, economic and industrial thinking. “This was the test of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Public Consultation Opens on New Low Carbon Transport Climate Bond Standard

    The proposed standard will only certify investment in transport infrastructure that is compatible with a 2°C warming outcome. The Draft Standard is now open for a 60-day period of public consultation, investor and industry comment. The Technical Working Group is convened under the auspices of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an investor-focused not-for-profit that promotes large-scale investment ...


    By Climate Action

  • LowCVP appoints Green Agency Satellite

    LONDON - Satellite, the UK's leading 'Green' marketing specialist agency is appointed to develop a competition for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) to launch in February 2007. The LowCVP is a partnership of organisations from the automotive and fuel industries, government, academia, environmental NGOs and road user groups that was established in 2003 to accelerate the shift to low ...


    By Greentech Show GmbH

  • US and China announce US$1tr for low-carbon technologies by 2013

    The Chinese low-carbon technologies market could reach $1 Trillion and 15% of its GDP in 2013, reports Envido. The China Greentech Initiative, a group of more than 80 private and public stakeholders from the US and China, released a report outlining opportunities to grow China’s low-carbon technologies market. The report states that the Chinese low-carbon technologies market could reach $1 ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Greg Barker response to Green Investment Bank report

    Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has responded to the publication of the Green Investment Bank Comission"s report, "Unlocking investment to deliver Britain"s low carbon future".   The report published yesterday (29 June 2010), highlights the urgent need for a new public financial institution to unlock the investment needed for Britain to deliver a timely transition to a low ...

  • UK pledges low carbon co-operation with China

    Signing of joint statement between UK and China pledging to continue co-operation to promote low-carbon development and energy efficiency technologies. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker today applauded the on-going collaboration between the UK and China in working towards a low carbon future, at a reception at Lancaster House. A joint statement, signed by Minister ...

  • Edward Davey comment on the EU Environment Council meeting in Brussels

    Speaking after 9 March EU Environment Council meeting in Brussels, UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said: “I'm sorry that Poland couldn't join the rest of the EU today in backing strong action on the low carbon economy. “The outcome shows how we must redouble our efforts in explaining to Poland that shifting to a low carbon economy is part of long term growth ...

  • UK and China join forces to strengthen low carbon growth

    Low carbon growth was put firmly at the heart of UK-China relations during an inward visit by Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang when both countries agreed formally to work together on this crucial agenda. Today’s agreement follows the visit by the Prime Minister and Chris Huhne to China last year in what was the largest ever political and business delegation to visit the country. The ...

  • New UN report outlines ways to help developing nations transition to ‘green’ economy

    A new United Nations-backed report released this week details how to ensure that developing countries are part of the transition to a ‘green’ economy. With some $500 billion a year expected to be needed to help poorer nations adapt to climate change and at the same time power low-carbon growth, the funds must come from the private sector but that requires creative public policies, according to ...


    By United Nations

  • Low carbon shipping - next generation energy systems

    Ricardo consortium aims to develop next-generation low carbon marine energy ...

  • Living well on a low carbon diet

    High levels of energy consumption and carbon emissions are not necessary for high standards of living, according to a new study. In recent decades, the same human needs have been met with ever decreasing energy and carbon levels, achieving a steady decoupling of human development from energy use and carbon emissions. Economic growth, based on increased production and consumption, has ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Environmental talent key to economic growth, says Defra

    Britain must remain at the forefront of the green industrial revolution, creating jobs and economic growth, ministers said today as they published plans to work with business to build a low carbon economy in Britain. The Government has committed to working with business to make the UK one of the best places in the world to develop and introduce low carbon, resource efficient products and ...

  • Funding boost for low carbon heating

    Minister for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker today announced the latest round of successful projects through the Heat Networks Delivery Unit that will provide heating to local homes and businesses through new projects using a range of low carbon technologies, including energy from waste or recovered heat taken from industry. Each project is designed to provide more efficient heating to ...

  • Business of innovating: Bringing low-carbon solutions to market

    Climate change-and efforts to mitigate it-are creating an increasingly uncertain future for businesses. The long-term effects of a warming climate are enormously difficult to predict, but in the near term, new policies, technologies, and market preferences are already altering the competitive landscape of entire industries. Today's policy environment, particularly in the United States, is ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • SWECO confirmed as low carbon leader

    The NCE100 awards are the most prestigious and competitive of their kind in the sector and serve as an independent benchmark for engineering excellence, recognising the most forward-thinking and innovative firms in the industry. Sweco scooped the Low Carbon Leader Award at a ceremony in London for its work on successfully implementing a new carbon reduction methodology across the Renfrewshire ...


    By Sweco

  • Chinese businesses aim for a low-carbon economy

    Chinese entrepreneurs and representatives from major Chinese businesses, including the country"s largest real estate company, Vanke, and air conditioning manufacturer Broad Air, gathered today in the UN Pavilion at the Expo 2010 Shanghai to take part in a forum entitled: "The Nature of Cities- Low Carbon Transformation and Chinese Enterprises". Held six months prior to the United Nations Climate ...

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