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  • Transition to a low-carbon economy

    The British High Commission in Canada and The Conference Board of Canada hosted a seminar on October 1, 2009 to help foster a multi-faceted dialogue on the risks and opportunities arising from the transition to low-carbon economy. This Executive Action Briefing draws from the proceedings of that seminar. Here are select extracts from the Action Briefing. The opportunities and challenges of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate Action for a Low Carbon Economy

    A new book launched today in Bali is set to serve as key reading for businesses, governments and NGOs looking for a way to reduce their carbon emissions. The book and accompanying website are part of the Climate Action international communication platform, a joint project launched by Sustainable Development International in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ...

  • A low carbon economy for Canada - Is it possible?

    The global transition to a low-carbon economy is underway and firms that supply low-carbon goods and services can thrive in this expanding market. But for Canada to thrive in a low-carbon context, governments need to act now to set the appropriate policy signals so that businesses can position themselves to be competitive and can tap into this market. These are the conclusions of a new report the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How to build a low carbon economy

    As Gordon Brown promises to plot a green route to recovery in this month’s Budget, which options will really deliver the best bang for buck and maximise carbon savings as well as employment opportunities? The answer lies in energy efficiency and support for technology innovation, argues Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust. As we lurch from banking crisis into economic recession, we desperately ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon pricing, investment, and the low carbon economy

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

  • Carbon pricing, investment, and the low carbon economy

    Sustainable Prosperity (SP) has released a new Policy Brief on Carbon Pricing, Investment, and the Low Carbon Economy. This brief is the first in a series of foundational documents that SP will be releasing over the next few months, examining the links between carbon pricing and key economic policy issues. The role of the SP Policy Brief is to establish a basic frame of reference for considering ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • China faces colossal bill for a low-carbon economy

    China could achieve 'safe' levels of carbon emissions by 2050 but only by funding a massive clean technology effort, according to a new assessment. It estimates that China will need to invest an extra 1–1.5 trillion Chinese yuan (US$220 billion) a year to build a low-carbon economy and keep carbon emissions similar to those in 2005. 'China's Low-Carbon Development Pathways by 2050' was published ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050

    A recent and controversial 'Communication' to member states sets out key elements that should shape the EU's climate action helping the EU become a competitive low carbon economy by 2050. The approach is based on the view that innovative solutions are required to mobilize investments in energy, transport, industry and information and communication technologies, and more focus is needed on energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Abengoa signs Barcelona Declaration for a low carbon economy

    Furthermore, as part of World Environment Day, the company has published the new measures that will be included in its environmental policy. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, which is a member of the “Spanish Group for Green Growth”, has signed the ...


    By Abengoa

  • Europe strengthens its carbon market for a competitive low-carbon economy

    The European Commission welcomes today's vote by EU governments gathered in the Climate Change Committee to postpone the sale of 900 million carbon allowances in the 3rd phase of the EU's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) which runs up to 2020. This marks a key step in restoring the short term balance in the European carbon market and sets the stage for the proposal of a further structural ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • 2030 climate and energy goals for a competitive, secure and low-carbon EU economy

    A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 presented today by ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • British industry calls for low carbon vision for UK economy

    Britain 's manufacturers have called on the government to give them the clarity and predictability they need to invest in the low carbon economy by setting out its vision by the end of 2013 on how industry can deliver it. The call was made on the back of a new report launched today by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation 'Tech for Growth' delivering green growth through technology. This looks at ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green investment bank must operate commercially to generate a low-carbon economy

    New report says the government is putting the UK’s low-carbon economy at risk by downgrading the green investment bank. If the Green Investment Bank is to succeed in directing billions of needed investment into green projects such as renewable energy, it must be allowed to operate commercially and attract private sector investors, MPs have warned in a scathing report on the ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • SMART 2020: enabling the low carbon economy in the information age

    Transformation in the way people and businesses use technology could reduce annual man-made global emissions by 15 per cent by 2020 and deliver energy efficiency savings to global businesses of over EUR 500 billion [GBP 400 billion/USD 800 billion], according to a new report published by independent non-profit The Climate Group and the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New `low carbon world website` to accelerate transition to green economy

    The internet is successfully facilitating a transition from traditional so called 'brown' business models to new green growth strategies. The 'Low Carbon World' website, a web-based communications platform - www.LowCarbonEconomy.com - was officially launched today (Thursday) in Bali, Indonesia at the United Nations Environment Programme's annual Governing Council. ...

  • Britain`s commitment to a low-carbon economy survives budget cuts

    The British government today outlined a program of deep and wide-ranging budget cuts across every department, including those dealing with energy and climate change, environment, transport and business and innovation. But the government's commitment to becoming a world-leading low carbon economy remains intact. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Moving to low-carbon society means structural shifts in economy - OECD

    Competitiveness challenges associated with the shift towards a low-carbon economy are real but manageable, according to environment ministers from the 30 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), who debated the issue in Paris last week. Ministers agreed that 'moving to a low-carbon society will require significant structural shifts in the economy' ...


  • G-20 summit in April will look at boosting low-carbon economy

    The creation of a low-carbon economy will be high on the agenda at an April summit of the leaders of 20 major economies (G-20), according to a senior British official. The G-20 leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, will meet in London on 2 April to discuss ways to address the financial crisis. The heads of state ill thrash out the outlines of a new international framework to govern ...

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