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  • Carbon pricing, investment, and the low carbon economy

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 in ...

  • 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 ...


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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


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  • 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). ...

  • The ‘green race’ is on and Canada needs to do better

    The ‘green race’ is on and Canada needs to be ready to prosper in the transition to a global low-carbon economy, says a new report by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) released as part of its Climate Prosperity ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


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  • 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 carbon ...

  • 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 ...

  • CBI calls for budget to include scrappage

    Renewed support for scrappage incentives and private finance initiative infrastructure projects has come from the CBI, ahead of the Government’s April Budget announcements. In letter to Chancellor Alistair Darling last week (18 March), CBI director general Richard Lambert said: “Fiscal policy should be used where appropriate to support the shift to a low carbon economy.” He called for a ...

  • 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 ...


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  • Green investments summit Indonesia

    Green Investments Summit Indonesia 2010 will be Indonesia's most exclusive networking extravaganza that gathers key decision makers from the clean energy sector for a content-rich 2 days of discussion and debate to address to Indonesia's energy paradigm transition. The highly structured and dynamic agenda will stimulate informed dialogue on the opportunities that will emerge from a move towards a ...

  • India must be part of the climate solution, says WBCSD

    The transition to a low-carbon economy would create opportunities for business, but first the dialogue between governments and business would need to be strengthened, the WBCSD's President, Björn Stigson, told the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit on Saturday. For more than nine years, the WBCSD has been a partner in the summit, which was held from February 5-7. The event brought together ...

  • 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 ...


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  • TODAY: EPA Administrator McCarthy Holding Facebook QandA on the Economic Need for Climate Action

    The Facebook Q&A will be focused on the cost of inaction and how to turn climate challenges into opportunities to modernize our power sector, lay the foundation for a low-carbon economy, and fuel growth for decades to come. A world-leading economy depends on a healthy environment and a safe climate, which is why EPA is working to implement President Obama's Climate Action Plan to build more ...

  • Climate change: `The trillion dollar wake up call`

    Tackling climate change can have a significant impact on company value in six sectors worth a total of US$7 trillion, according to a new report by the Carbon Trust launched Monday: Climate Change: a business revolution? This Carbon Trust report, based on analysis by McKinsey & Co, found that the deep emissions reductions necessary to tackle climate change and put us on a path to a low carbon ...


    By Carbon Trust

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