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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 SERIES

  • 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 the ...


    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). ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Combating climate change and realizing low carbon growth in developing economies

    Ways of triggering multi-billion dollar, low carbon technology investments in developing economies are outlined in a new report today. Experts indicate that investments of around US$500 billion a year will be needed to assist developing countries adapt to climate change while powering low carbon growth. (See background) Much of the money will come from the private sector but will only flow if ...

  • Business leaders make case for building a global low-carbon economy

    On opening day of COP16, CEOs of leading global multinationals and the head of WWF joined together to emphasize the urgency of building a low-carbon economy for our global prosperity, health, security and safety. While expectations for COP16 may be dampened from those in Copenhagen, these business leaders showcased the depth and breadth of business commitment to action against climate change as ...

  • California and China to Co-operate on Low-Carbon Economy, Technology Growth

    After more than a year of preparatory work, the industrial powerhouse of Guangdong Province and the State of California have launched a new climate change partnership to share tools and strategies for policy, trade, and investment in low carbon programs and technologies that boost economic growth and cut energy use. The new agreement advances the design and implementation of low-carbon ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Briones: There is a need to speed up and move towards low-carbon economy

    “The Philippines should now move towards a  low carbon economy. That another delay in the implementation of the Renewable Energy Law, is a backward trend in the battle against Climate Change. There is a need to speed up green technological change towards clean energy”.  This was the reaction of Ruth P. Briones, Chair and CEO ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Aldersgate Group: GBP 250bn needed to fund low carbon economy by 2020

    The Government needs a more radical approach to financing low carbon projects to ensure carbon targets are met, according to a report by an environmental lobby group. The Aldersgate Group published its report called Financing the transition a strategy to deliver carbon targets. It argues that a new strategic approach to reduce investor risks, mobilise capital and streamline institutional ...

  • Preparing for a Low Carbon Economy to Be Presented by U.S. Green Building Council

    The USGBC Orange County will feature an event on Thursday, March 29, 2012 focused upon Preparing for a Low Carbon Economy.In 2007, global carbon trading activities were valued at 65 billion Euros; by 2020, trading volume could grow to 2 trillion Euros.The USGBC-OC has scheduled Environmental Entrepreneur of the Year Award semi-finalist Doug Smith to discuss how ...

  • Leading Low Carbon Economy Solutions showcase in Bath, UK

    May 11 2010 - Bath: Cleantech start-ups are gathering at the University of Bath’s Low Carbon Start Up Fest on Friday 14th May to present to potential investors, partners, and fellow entrepreneurs. Companies presenting include:       ...


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