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  • Published: Oct 20th, 2010
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Japan, Indonesia to Cooperate on Power, Port Projects, Earn Carbon Credits

| Sourced From Bloomberg |

Japan and Indonesia will cooperate on developing power, port and road projects as part of more than $89 billion of investment in the southeast Asian country, according to government documents.

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  • Published: Aug 15th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Telecommunications industry cutting carbon emissions

| Sourced From English.rti |

Taiwan’s telecommunications and 3C appliance stores are joining Taiwan’s service sector in cutting down on carbon emissions.

Seven fields of the service sector – including convenience stores, hospitals, department stores, and shopping centers – have begun to cut down on energy use. They invested NT$ 3 billion (nearly one hundred million US dollars) into energy-saving plans. In the first year, they’ve already saved NT$1.5 billion (50 million US dollars). At this rate, they will earn back their investment in just two years.

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  • Published: Jun 24th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Japan funds Low-Carbon Model Town Project in APEC

| Sourced From Wam |

WAM Fukui, Japan, 19th June 2010 (WAM) – Japan has donated JPY360,000,000 (approximately USD3.9 million) to promote energy efficiency activities and low-carbon measures in APEC.

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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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J.P. Morgan winds up Asia carbon team in Singapore-source

SINGAPORE, April 9 (Reuters) – U.S. investment bank J.P. Morgan (JPM.N) has shut down its four-member Asia carbon team based in Singapore in the interests of streamlining its operations, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Asia to spend $40 billion on low carbon initiative

One of the first international meetings to focus on climate finance since the Copenhagen summit last December ended Friday with plans in
place to mobilize some $40 billion for country-led low carbon growth.

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  • Published: Dec 28th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Germany assures cooperation in railway, CDM, HRD sectors

ISLAMABADA German delegation Friday called on Minister for Railways Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour and discussed matters of mutual interests and future cooperation in railways, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and human resources development.
The delegation comprised German Consular Head Press and Economic Section Dr Gregor Schotten and Minister Counselor Deputy Head of Mission Stephan Roken.

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  • Published: Nov 27th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Energy Efficiency Key To Alleviate Carbon Emissions In Singapore

| Sourced From Thegovmonitor.com |

Improving energy efficiency is our key strategy to mitigate carbon emissions says Dr Amy Khor.

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  • Published: Nov 22nd, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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APEC leaders dilute carbon targets

| Sourced From Abc.net.au |

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is jointly hosting a climate change breakfast on the sidelines of APEC in Singapore, though the Pacific rim leaders have watered down climate change targets in their final statement.

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  • Published: Nov 3rd, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Palm oil CO2 targets delayed as planters, NGOs clash

| Sourced From Ibtimes.com |

KUALA LUMPUR – Planned palm oil carbon emission targets will be delayed by at least a year as planters clash with NGOs on calculating the vegetable oil’s environmental impact, officials said on Monday.

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  • Published: Oct 23rd, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Report from 50th CDM Executive Board Published

| Sourced From Climate-l.org |

October 2009: The report of the 50th meeting of the Executive Board (EB) of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is now available on the CDM website. The EB held its 50th meeting from 13-16 October 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and considered matters relating to CDM afforestation and reforestation projects, small-scale CDM projects, and the registration of CDM projects, among others.

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  • Published: Sep 16th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Low-carbon Asian industries share best practices with developing neighbors

| Sourced From Mediaglobal.org |

The most effective way to promote green industry in Asias developing nations is to show case studies from similar or neighboring countries, according to Arab Hoballah, a speaker at this weeks International Conference on Green Industry in Asia. The Manila-based conference brought together about 1,000 leaders in politics, business and science to discuss carbon-efficiency, particularly for the lower and middle-income nations in the Asian and Pacific regions. Small and medium enterprises in developing countries in Asia have not, by in large, shown an interest in transitioning into resource-efficient and low-carbon practices.

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  • Published: Sep 4th, 2009
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Toshiba pledges CO2 target

| Sourced From Pocket-lint.com |

IFA 2009: “We want to produce more devices, but consume less energy as a result”
Toshiba, in its IFA2009 press conference, has pledged to cut its CO2 emissions by 120 million tonnes before 2025. The company says that it wants environmental measures to “take a very very strong role” in the company’s future.

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  • Published: Aug 10th, 2009
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Palm Oil Plantations Store Even Less Carbon Than We Thought, New Study Shows

| Sourced From Treehugger.com |

It should be no great surprise to regular TreeHugger readers that one of the big issues with Indonesia and Malaysia converting more and more land to palm oil plantations and claiming that the biodiesel produced is carbon neutral, is in fact that it’s far from the case. These plantations store far less carbon than genuine forest, which means they were probably better left intact than converted to agriculture. Mongabay is highlighting out a study that really drives that point home, and then some. It turns out that palm oil plantations actually store far less carbon as we previously thought:

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  • Published: Jul 30th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Rubber growers and carbon credits

| Sourced From Nationmultimedia.com |

The Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives Ministry has encouraged rubber growers to focus more on carbon-credit management.

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  • Published: Jun 22nd, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Pakistan has vast potential for carbon credit

| Sourced From Thenews.com.pk |

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has vast potential for carbon credit in sugar and cement industries and the ministry of environment is making all possible efforts to realise this potential.

Being a party to Kyoto Protocol, Pakistan is eligible to benefit from the projects under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and exploring carbon credit potential in different industries.

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  • Published: Jun 8th, 2009
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Review committee approves 07 CDM projects costing Rs2.410b

| Sourced From Dailymailnews.com |

ISLAMABADClean Development Mechanism (CDM) Review Committee in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Secretary Environment has approved 07 CDM projects costing US $ 300.440 millions (Rs.2.410 billion) in energy and waste to heat recovery sectors for reduction of heavy fuel oil usage for power generation.

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  • Published: Jun 7th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Conservation Pays: Selling Credits For Carbon As Profitable As Converting Rain Forests Into Plantations

| Sourced From Huffingtonpost.com |

BANGKOK Selling credits for the billions of tons of carbon that are locked in Indonesia’s tropical rain forests could be as profitable as converting these areas into palm oil plantations, a study released Friday found.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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BP, Tricorona Start Carbon Trading Operations In Singapore-Trade Min

| Sourced From EasyBourse.com |

SINGAPORE -(Dow Jones)- BP PLC (BP) and Swedish firm Tricorona have commenced carbon trading operations in Singapore, Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said Tuesday.

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  • Published: May 8th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Ecospec promises to wash out CO2 with seawater

| Sourced From CleanTech.com |

Singapore-based firm says it can use electrified seawater to clean smoke, removing 74 percent of carbon dioxide emissions.

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  • Published: May 6th, 2009
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Industries asked to adopt CDM

| Sourced From TheNews.com.pk |

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

ISLAMABAD: Although Pakistan was not a big environmental polluter, it was a victim, environmental experts said here on Monday and called on the countrys industrial sector to introduce Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to meet both challenges of energy efficiency improvement as well as control climate change.

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  • Published: May 5th, 2009
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LILEI CHOW Airlines weighing in on carbon offsets

| Sourced From NST.com.my |

A 20,000km round trip between Kuala Lumpur and London on a Boeing 747 emits 2,349kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) and burns a whopping 756kg of fuel per economy-class passenger.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2009
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Marine Carbon Sale Spurned

| Sourced From TheJakartaGlobe.com |

A push by the government to include oceanic carbon trading on the agenda for the upcoming World Ocean Conference has been scuttled by the countrys very own National Council on Climate Change.

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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2009
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Asia’s carbon credits market expected to grow despite economic downturn

| Sourced From ChannelNewsAsia.com |

SINGAPORE: The carbon credits market in Asia is expected to continue to grow despite the economic downturn.

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  • Published: Apr 29th, 2009
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KL and Jakarta plan carbon trading for oil palm industry

| Sourced From TheStar.com.my |

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia and Indonesia are exploring the possibility of adopting carbon trading system for its oil palm industry.

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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SLP Environmental Consultants (Thailand) roll out CDM consultancy services to the SE Asian marketplace

| Sourced From Environmental-Expert.com |

Following a period of extensive market research, and consultations with reputable advanced technology vendors, project funders and regional regulators, SLP Environmental Consultants (Thailand) are pleased to offer to the SE Asian market CDM consultancy services.

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