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2010 Games officials eye global warming costs

| Sourced From Reuters |

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) – Organizers of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games said on Monday they are confident they can find sponsors to help with the estimated C$4.5 million ($3.6 million) cost of keeping the event from adding to global warming.

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VANOC reveals plans for carbon offsets; sets target

| Sourced From The Globe And Mail.com |

VANCOUVER — The 2010 Olympics are turning to the private sector to help offset carbon emissions during the Winter Games.

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Carbon credits from forest conservation would crash carbon market, says Greenpeace

| Sourced From Mongabay.com |

Inclusion of forest conservation in a market-based mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas emissions would crash carbon prices by swamping the market with cheap credits, claims a new report from Greenpeace.

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Waste chief Terry Peabody hits at carbon trading

| Sourced From News.com.au |

THE head of Australia’s biggest waste group is a climate change sceptic who believes the Federal Government’s emissions trading scheme is “ill-founded and premature”.
Terry Peabody, chairman of Brisbane-based Transpacific Industries, called for the carbon reduction plan to be pushed back to 2012.

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Nokia Siemens Networks reduces carbon emissions

| Sourced From ITNewsAfrica.com |

NOKIA Siemens Networks, the first telecommunications network provider to join the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Climate Savers program, has announced that the company is on track to achieving its targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Tokyo sets carbon dioxide emission reduction target of 8 percent

| Sourced From The Mainichi Daily News |

Offices must reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 8 percent by fiscal 2014, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has decided, as part of widespread emissions reductions across the capital beginning fiscal 2010.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2009
  • Category: India
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Include agriculture in UNFCCC negotiations: IFPRI

| Sourced From The Hindu |

New Delhi (PTI): Agriculture, a significant mitigator of greenhouse gases, should be included in the global climate change negotiations to be held at Copenhagen, Denmark in December, a U.S. think-tank has said.

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Rwanda: Cashing in On the Nyungwe Forest Factory

| Sourced From AllAfrica.com |

Nyungwe forest evokes images of lush vegetation, home to rare species of orchids and monkeys as well as a multitude of birds. Yet it is so much more. Amongst others, it is an air purification factory. So who is going to pay for a job well done?

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European airports to cut 500,000 tonnes of CO2 annually by 2013

| Sourced From eFluxMedia.com |

Geneva – Starting in 2013, up to 100 European airports will take part in a plan to reduce CO2 emissions over the continent’s airspace by half a million tonnes a year, aviation industry groups said Tuesday.

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POSCO to secure carbon credits in South America

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POSCO said that it will secure carbon credits in South America through its new subsidiary in Uruguay. It added that it recently established overseas subsidiary called Eurotaly SA in Uruguay to purchase 20,000 hectares of land for afforestation to secure carbon credits.

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Rain Forest-Saving Credits May Cut Carbon-Emission Prices

| Sourced From Bloomberg.com |

March 31 (Bloomberg) — Awarding tradable credits to countries that reduce deforestation will cause carbon prices to plummet worldwide and may make global warming worse by pulling investors away from renewable energy, an economic study found.

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Norway to buy carbon credits from Shenhua Group

| Sourced From China Daily |

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has signed an agreement to buy carbon credits from Shenhua Group, China’s largest coal miner, under the clean development mechanism (CDM), a statement on the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission’s website said on Tuesday.

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Elemental Threads Offers ShopGreen

Customers can choose from eight carbon offset projects to accessorize their handbags.

| Sourced from PitchEngine.com |

March 29, 2009. Elemental Threads, an online retailer selling custom-made handbags, announces an industry-first adoption of ShopGreen

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Origin Energy to reduce CO2 output by 25%

| Sourced From Energy Business Review |

Origin Energy has announced plans to capture more than 25% of the CO2 output of the Lang Lang BassGas gas plant in Gippsland, Victoria for commercial reuse.

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Germany’s emissions fell by 1.2 per cent in 2008

| Sourced From Ends Europe |

Greenhouse gas emissions in Germany fell by 1.2 per cent last year, according to figures released by the German government on Sunday. This is a relatively modest drop compared to 2007, especially given industrial contraction was a factor in the decline (EE 11/03/08).

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Fairmont Pledges To Lower CO2 Emissions

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Panel recommends CDM board rejects Sasols carbon credit application

| Sourced From Engineering News |

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) methodologies panel, which reviews Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project applications, has recommended that Sasols application to register its feedstock conversion project as a CDM project, be rejected.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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China Carbon Trade Summit 2009, Beijing, China

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2009
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Qataris Get Seminar on Carbon Market Trading From UK Specialists

| Sourced From MidEast Youth |

Making their wealth from the non-renewable energy resource natural gas, Qataris learned a little more about the carbon market earlier this month. According to the Gulf Times, UK-based carbon-related firms looking to do business in Qatar were part of the Carbon Market Business Opportunities seminar, held under the auspices of Minister of Environment HE Abdullah Mubarak al-Midhadi and the British Ambassador to Qatar John Hawkins.

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Carbon storage is black & white issue

| Sourced From PSNews |

The approval of areas off Australias coast as potential greenhouse gas stores has been claimed as a world first.

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The truth about carbon trading

| Sourced From Finance Asia |

After a debate at FinanceAsia over carbon trading, we turn to an expert to ask these key questions: Is this a bubble that has burst? And will the world reach a climate agreement in Copenhagen this year?

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Japan near emissions deal with Czech republic: source

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is set to seal a deal with the Czech Republic next week to buy 40 million metric tons of emissions rights from the east European country via a government-to-government trading scheme under the Kyoto Protocol, a government source familiar with the deal said on Wednesday.

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Tech sector should outpace EU climate goals -Reding

BRUSSELS, March 30 (Reuters) – The European Union’s technology sector should outpace the rest of the bloc on cutting climate-warming emissions, said Viviane Reding, EU commissioner in charge of information and communication technology (ICT).

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Poland may get CO2 permits from EU mid-April: source

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland may receive long-awaited permits for its 2008 carbon dioxide emissions around the middle of next month, a source close to the matter said on Monday.

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CO2 treaty must not spark “trade war” -U.S. lawmaker

NEW YORK, March 26 (Reuters) – As the world tries to forge a new treaty to slow global warming, care must be taken not to spark trade conflicts between rich and developing countries, a key U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday.

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