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Economic ambition adds heft to China’s carbon footprint

The growth in China’s carbon footprint is largely thought to be accounted for by its massive infrastructure projects as it prepares to join the ranks of developed countries. EDGAR, however, stresses the statistics are averaged across countries and that 

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Now, carbon credit through green grass

The methodology is being applied to a pilot project in Qinghai Province, China, which will eventually be able to deliver significant carbon offsets for a period of 10 years. FAO has sent its methodology for approval to the non-profit Verified Carbon 

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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Singapore: Carbon tax scheme a matter of when

For most governments, going green is clearly a matter of political correctness. But the route to achieving a cleaner, carbon-reduced environment is no easy one.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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Annecy 2018 banks on low-carbon blueprint for mountain sports strategy

DOHA, May 04: Bid president Charles Beigbeder, vice-president Jean-Pierre Vidal and CNOSF head Denis Masseglia were in Doha this weekend for the IOC Sport and the Environment summit to promote the French bids blueprint for mountain regions.

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  • Published: May 5th, 2011
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China carbon emissions could peak by 2025-2030: U.S. study

BEIJING (Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, could peak in emissions by 2030 or earlier, says a study from U.S. researchers who foresee Chinese demand for appliances, buildings and much industry reaching “saturation” around then.

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  • Published: May 3rd, 2011
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Low-carbon town planned near Disney

THE Pudong New Area plans to build a low-carbon town near the future Shanghai Disneyland site in the next five years to attract tourists and better support the soon-to-be world’s largest amusement park, a post-World-Expo plan revealed yesterday.

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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2011
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UN targets black carbon emissions

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  • Published: Apr 23rd, 2011
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Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence commences operations

Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2011: The Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) announced today at Dubai Global Energy Forum 2011, that it has now commenced operations and introduced its portfolio of board members. Under the directive of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the DCCE was launched in 2011 through an agreement between the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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  • Published: Apr 23rd, 2011
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Taiwan readies for carbon trade scheme

The Environmental Protection Administration unveiled a set of regulations to manage Taiwans carbon emissions, paving the way for a trading platform.

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  • Published: Apr 21st, 2011
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Gulf Air picks low carbon leather for seats

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has selected the new low carbon leather for its Falcon Gold class seats on its A320 fleet.

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  • Published: Apr 21st, 2011
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China’s low-carbon leadership headlines fail to capture the reality

It is now common to hear claims that China has “caught up” with the world’s leading economies. Last month, the Pew Environment Group put China at the top of its clean energy investment rankings for 2010. Investment in China reached $54bn, with Germany in second place ($41bn) and the US in third ($34bn). In a similar vein, the Royal Society recently published data showing that China is set to overtake the US in academic publications by 2013 if current trends continue.

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  • Published: Apr 16th, 2011
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China to pay heavy under new policy on carbon emission fee

BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhuanet) –Beginning January 1st, 2012, every airline traveling through Europe will be assessed a carbon emission fee. After the new policy is enforced, the total cost for all Chinese airline companies is expected to be more than 700 million yuan in 2012 alone.

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Filipinos ask to help reduce carbon footprint

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Ramon Paje has urged Filipinos to reduce carbon footprint as a way to help address environmental issues being faced by the country.

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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2011
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China government academy urges carbon emissions peak by 2030

(Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, should strive to reach a peak in emissions by 2030, a new government-sponsored study says, warning of the approaching limits to the nation’s coal-powered economic ascent.

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  • Published: Apr 11th, 2011
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B’desh plans to reduce carbon emission by 2030

Bangladesh promised for pursuing a carbon efficient economy with the financial and technological support of the international community, reports BSS received from Bangkok Tuesday.

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Emirates wins UN carbon credits for reducing emissions

The UAE has become the first nation in the GCC to earn credits from the UN for reducing carbon emissions.

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  • Published: Apr 9th, 2011
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Deutsche Bank CCA report highlights Chinese global leadership toward a low-carbon economy; 12th Five-Year Plan

The many new and expanded strong policy initiatives and green targets in Chinas 12th Five year Plan, released on 5 March 2011, provide

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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2011
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Npower reveals nearly half of businesses want the Carbon Reduction Commitment scrapped

Npower has conducted new research revealing that, on the first anniversary of its implementation, UK businesses want the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) scrapped.

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Govt to Build Carbon-free, Green City in Saemangeum

Saemangeum, North Jeolla Province, will be reborn as a green, waterside city in new plans unveiled by the government on March 16. Korea will inject more than ten trillion won to build a new port and bimodal trams, a new form of green transport, the government said.

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  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2011
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China trialling carbon trading

CLIMATE change adviser Ross Garnaut says China is experimenting with carbon trading in a number of large cities because it knows that’s the cheapest way to reduce emissions.

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  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2011
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China announces new economic goals to curb carbon output, use of energy, water

BEIJING China has issued new targets to curb carbon output and improve efficiency in using energy and water, state media reported Monday.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2011
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Airlines to challenge EU carbon tax: report

Chinese airlines plan legal action against a European Union plan to impose a carbon tax from 2012, claiming it could cost them millions of dollars a year, state media said yesterday.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2011
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TSMC leads supplier partners to complete first IC supply chain carbon footprint verification for Taiwan

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced that it led 15 supplier partners in jointly completing Taiwan’s first semiconductor supply chain carbon footprint verification. The project was completed with assistance from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), and is part of the IDB’s “Semiconductor Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Assistance and Promotion Plan”. It follows TSMC’s successful completion of the IDB’s “Supply Chain Carbon Inventory Assistance Plan” in June 2009.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2011
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Indonesia must promote low-carbon economy

To develop a low-carbon economy, the Indonesian government should boost efforts to lure more investment in environmentally friendly technology and infrastructure, an internationally renowned energy expert suggests.

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  • Published: Mar 26th, 2011
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British official shares experience of low-carbon economy

Taipei, March 18 (CNA) Visiting Lord Mayor of the City of London Michael Bear said Friday that he hopes to help Taiwan promote low-carbon economy through the sharing

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