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Tetra Pak achieves

Tetra Pak, the food processing and packaging solutions company, has announced net sales of

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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: Feb 2nd, 2011
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European Parliament opens discussions on moving to 30% carbon reduction target

The Environment Commitee of the European Parliament has published a working document which opens discussions on a proposal for the European Union to move to a 2020 carbon emissions reduction target of 30% from the 20% target currently agreed.

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Germany and Italy agree on carbon limits and environmental issues

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German and Italian environment ministers concluded a bilateral meeting to strengthen their ties on issues such as European policies, climate change and renewable energies.

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Government told to increase carbon cut target

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Analysis by the Federal Government’s Department of Climate Change shows Australia needs to adopt a new minimum target in its emissions reductions.

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Maldives takes step to “carbon neutrality” by 2020

* Maldives wants to be first carbon neutral nation by 2020

* Step to attract investments in clean energy

OSLO, Nov 24 (Reuters) – The Maldives took a step on Wednesday towards a goal of becoming the first “carbon neutral” nation by 2020 with an audit showing its citizens emit the same amount of greenhouse gases as tourists flying to its islands.

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  • Published: Oct 27th, 2010
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UK ‘needs new entrants’ to meet govt’s zero carbon target

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  • Published: Oct 26th, 2010
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London can lead the world in tackling carbon, leaders say

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London is perfectly positioned to lead the world in the fight against carbon emissions, according to Baroness Jo Valentine, chief executive of London First.

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  • Published: Oct 8th, 2010
  • Category: India
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India Now World’s #3 Carbon Emitter & Environment Minister Commits to Low-Carbon Growth Only

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Some encouraging words coming from India’s environment minister Jairam Ramesh: Speaking ahead of the last climate negotiations before COP16 next month, Ramesh acknowledged that India was now the world’s third-largest carbon emitter, and told Reuters

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  • Published: Oct 3rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Nigeria: Climate Change – FG Sets 2025 Carbon-Free Target

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Abuja Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke said yesterday that, the Federal Government has designed a strategy to make Nigeria Carbon Neutral by 2025.

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  • Published: Aug 9th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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US tells climate negotiators it will stick to carbon emissions reduction pledge

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AMSTERDAM The United States has assured international negotiators it remains committed to reducing carbon emissions over the next 10 years, despite the collapse of efforts to legislate a climate bill.

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  • Published: Aug 9th, 2010
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US tells climate negotiators it will stick to carbon emissions reduction pledge

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AMSTERDAM (AP) – The United States has assured international negotiators it remains committed to reducing carbon emissions over the next 10 years, despite the collapse of efforts to legislate a climate bill.

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  • Published: Feb 10th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Government admits Britain will fail to meet 2010 carbon emission target

Britain will fail to meet its 2010 target for cutting carbon dioxide emissions, the Government admitted yesterday.

The target of a 20 per cent cut in 1990 levels of CO2 by the end of this year is likely to be missed by a wide margin.

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  • Published: Feb 10th, 2010
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Opinion: Carbon managements growing importance

A new report from management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, claims that carbon management is becoming a key part of supply chain strategy.

Suppliers are now expected by some of their global customers to demonstrate greenhouse gas emissions management, awareness and action, in order to maintain business relationships, a new Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)/A.T. Kearney report shows.

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  • Published: Feb 9th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Opinion: Retrofitting Existing Homes Essential To Meet Carbon Targets

Green retrofits of existing buildings are essential, and finance should be made available to do the work, or the government will fail to meet its carbon cutting targets, according to key players in the housing and construction sector. Interested organisations working with all sectors including financial institutions, builders and installers, energy utilities, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, social housing managers, homeowners, landlords, local authorities as well as with government have joined together to outline a plan of action for upgrading the UKs woefully outdated housing stock.

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  • Published: Jan 30th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Cities face wrecking ball to meet carbon targets

Huge expanses of British town and city centres built in the Sixties and Seventies may have to be torn down to meet carbon emission standards for buildings.
In an interview with The Times, the Governments new chief construction adviser said that there may be no choice but to demolish buildings put up in those decades because it is impossible to refurbish them to a sufficiently high standard.

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  • Published: Jan 26th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Buildings likely to push UK above carbon targets

The targets set out by the Climate Change Act will not be met without a major overhaul of the energy consumption of existing buildings.

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  • Published: Jan 22nd, 2010
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Civil engineers call for new bank to fund low carbon infrastructure

The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) has joined the growing chorus of those calling for a green investment bank

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  • Published: Jan 19th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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UK – Carbon footprints and meat industry

Hilary Benn, Britain’s Environment Secretary, said in future people will have to eat less ‘carbon intensive’ foods like red meat or excessively packaged products to make sure Britain meets targets to cut greenhouse gases.

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Carbon reduction of 5% is enough: Abbott

Australia should target a carbon cut of only five per cent following the international failure to agree on emission limits at the Copenhagen talks, the federal opposition says.

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  • Published: Dec 31st, 2009
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EU eyes new CO2 cut target as climate talks falter

The European Union wants to set benchmarks beyond 2020 to keep up momentum in the fight against global warming, senior EU officials said Wednesday, as climate talks in Copenhagen faltered.

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  • Published: Dec 17th, 2009
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Whitbread targets 26% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020

Whitbread, the UK’s leading hotel and restaurant group, has announced plans to reduce its carbon emissions by 26% by 2020.

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  • Published: Dec 2nd, 2009
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U.S. to propose CO2 cut target at Copenhagen talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will propose an emissions reduction target at a climate change conference in Copenhagen in line with proposals backed by U.S. congressional leaders, an official said on Monday.

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Telstra sets carbon target: 10% reduction by 2015

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Telstra chief executive officer David Thodey today announced a target to reduce the companys carbon emissions intensity by at least 10 per cent by 2015.

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  • Published: Nov 3rd, 2009
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CO2 emissions

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The administration is reportedly planning to commit itself to a drastic cut in greenhouse gas emissions when it makes a final decision on the issue on Nov. 17. Worried about its impact on their business, corporations are calling on the administration to be realistic about its target for 2020.

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