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  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2011
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E-scooter boost for carbon emission reduction

KUALA LUMPUR: New electric scooters in line with the go-green goal have been launched to complement efforts to reduce air polluting vehicle emission.

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  • Published: Mar 21st, 2011
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Govt to introduce EPI to gauge carbon dioxide emission

JOHOR BAHARU: The government is to introduce the Environment Performance Index (EPI) in June to gauge Malaysias level of success in reducing carbon dioxide emission.

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  • Published: Mar 18th, 2011
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Singapore: Carbon Market in Singapore

In conjunction with the Singapore International Energy Week (21 October

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  • Published: Mar 17th, 2011
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HNB publishes S. Asias 1st carbon neutral Annual Report

Hatton National Bank, one of Sri Lankas pioneering financial services institutions set the standard for South Asia by publishing the 1st

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  • Published: Mar 15th, 2011
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EPA zeros in on Taiwan’s carbon emissions

Taiwan, March 9 – The government is working on establishing a carbon neutrality management platform, Environmental Protection Administration Minister Stephen Shu-hung Shen said March 9.

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  • Published: Mar 14th, 2011
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China Places Low-Carbon Growth, Green Development & Ecological Security At Front of Next Five-Year Plan

One quarter of its wind power may not be actually connected to the grid, but that doesn’t mean China’s green ambitions aren’t genuine–at least as the nation’s twelfth five-year plan has it. China Dialogue points out that building a low-carbon economy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and green development are front and center.

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  • Published: Mar 8th, 2011
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Chinas Undervalued Yuan Reason Behind Record Carbon Emissions, Study Says

Chinas undervalued yuan is subsidizing energy-intensive export industries that have led to record carbon dioxide emissions, negating the nations conservation efforts, a study said.

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  • Published: Mar 4th, 2011
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S Korea To Embark On Carbon Emissions Trading From January 2015 Report

SEOUL -(Dow Jones)- South Korea will embark on carbon emissions trading starting in January 2015, a local newspaper reported, citing senior government officials.

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  • Published: Mar 4th, 2011
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China vows to cut energy, carbon intensity by 16-17 pct by 2015

BEIJING Feb 27 (Reuters) – China aims to cut the amount of energy and carbon dioxide emissions needed for every unit of economic growth by 16 to 17 percent from this year to the end of 2015, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Sunday.

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  • Published: Mar 4th, 2011
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Sustainable and low carbon economic growth in Thailand

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2011
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Citic Carbon Asset, BBVA to launch Jim Rogers-designed index

* Global resources equity index to comprise 200 stocks

* To take advantage of China’s shift to low-carbon economy

* BBVA to use index to design products for clients

HONG KONG, Feb 18 (Reuters) – A unit of China’s CITIC Group and Spain’s second-biggest bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) (BBVA.MC: Quote) plan to launch an equity index based on resources-related companies picked by commodities investment guru Jim Rogers.

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  • Published: Feb 16th, 2011
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S. Korea may delay carbon trading system: official

AFP – South Korea may not set up a carbon credit system by 2013 as planned because it needs more time to create a viable formula for reducing emissions without hurting growth, a top official said Thursday.

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  • Published: Feb 16th, 2011
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Malaysia’s Carbon Reduction Target Enforceable Through Law & Policy

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (Bernama) — Malaysia’s conditional voluntary target of 40 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions should be enforceable through law and policy.

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  • Published: Feb 15th, 2011
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Carbon trading plan losing momentum

President Lee Myung-baks green growth initiative faces a setback as the government is poised to postpone introducing the carbon trading system amid tough opposition from businesses.

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  • Published: Feb 14th, 2011
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S. Korea caves to pressure to delay carbon emission trading

SEOUL — South Korea will start carbon emission trading between 2013 and 2015 after strong opposition from industry to the government’s initial plan to start in 2013, a presidential secretary said on Monday.

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  • Published: Feb 11th, 2011
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Carbon credit system wont be too rigid, says Lee

President Lee Myung-bak said yesterday that a carbon-emissions trading system will be pursued flexibly, a potential sign of retreat from the centerpiece of his green growth strategy.

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  • Published: Feb 11th, 2011
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South Korean firms oppose early introduction of carbon trading

Seoul, Feb 7 (Yonhap) South Korea”s major economicorganisations called on the government

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  • Published: Feb 10th, 2011
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UAEs First Carbon Neutral Book launched

UAE-based publisher GVPmedia, a division of GVPartnerships Ltd. creator of the ‘BEST OF…’ annual series, has launched CleanUAE, the region’s first carbon neutral book. CleanUAE showcases the efforts of UAE companies in adopting best practices in environmental, social and corporate governance fields.

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  • Published: Feb 9th, 2011
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China provinces seek approval to set up local CO2 mkts

(Reuters) – A number of Chinese regions are lobbying Beijing to allow them to set up local pilot carbon markets within the next five years, but the government response is likely to be lukewarm, analysts said.

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  • Published: Feb 4th, 2011
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Research shows GCC carbon dioxide emissions per capita among highest in world

Dubai, UAE, 31 January, 2011: A manufacturing facility for the world’s first and only 100% electric, zero emissions passenger bus is being established in the UAE, and production will start in January 2012.

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  • Published: Feb 4th, 2011
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Najib Visits Carbon-Neutral Masdar City

ABU DHABI, Jan 31 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said a study will be conducted on alternative energy being developed by Abu Dhabi to see whether the technologies involved can be adopted in Malaysia.

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  • Published: Feb 3rd, 2011
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Sri Lanka pioneers in worlds first carbon neutral certified Tea Company

The legendary V.T. V. Deivanayagam Pillai was born in 1919 in South India. Orphaned at the age of 12, he moved to then colonial Ceylon and began his working life as a shop boy. From such a beginning, through honesty, ethics, hard work and spirituality became the leader of one of the most respected trading houses established in 1943 in Sri Lanka.

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  • Published: Feb 2nd, 2011
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Dubai centre plans to sell carbon credits in market

Dubai: The first carbon trading centre in the Middle East based in Dubai plans to offset five million tonnes of carbon annually by selling carbon credits on the international market, said one of its stakeholders.

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  • Published: Feb 1st, 2011
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Carbon emissions trading bill to be submitted to parliament next month

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) — The government plans to submit a bill on a carbon emissions trading system to the National Assembly next month, a highlight of South Korea’s efforts to fight global warming, a presidential panel said Thursday.

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  • Published: Feb 1st, 2011
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Dubai centre plans to sell carbon credits in market

Dubai: The first carbon trading centre in the Middle East based in Dubai plans to offset five million tonnes of carbon annually by selling carbon credits on the international market, said one of its stakeholders.

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