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  • Published: Apr 5th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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75 countries set carbon emission targets for 2020, says U.N.

PARIS – Seventy-five countries accounting for more than 80 percent of greenhouse gases from energy use have filed pledges to cut or limit carbon emissions by 2020, the U.N. climate convention said Wednesday.

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  • Published: Dec 19th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Thai PM Abhisit urges world’s nations to cut carbon emissions

BANGKOK, Dec 12 (TNA) — Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, set to attend the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) next week, has urged all countries attending the meeting to reach a common stance in cutting carbon-dioxide emissions.

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Climate Change: Leaders must ensure succeess, says UNFCCC official

Copenhagen, Denmark – With only 48 hours remaining to unravel the crunch issues here, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change executive secretary, Yvo de Boer, said the conference had laid down the basis for an outcome and that worl d leaders should now ensure that the conference achieved results in Copenhagen.

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Emissions trading is the smart way to reduce aviation carbon output

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged politicians to put their full support behind the emissions trading scheme to meet tough European carbon emissions targets without doing irreparable damage to the UK economy. Following Wednesday’s announcement by European environment ministers to make aviation’s carbon emissions ten per cent lower by 2020 than they were in 2005, the leading trade body has warned that taking measures where the UK acts alone will achieve nothing for the environment whilst hurting the UK’s competitiveness.

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  • Published: Oct 9th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Obama orders agencies to cut carbon footprint

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is putting the U.S. government on a greenhouse-gas diet.
In an executive order signed Monday, Obama directed all agencies to set the first-ever targets for reducing climate-altering pollution from government buildings, fleets and federal workers’ commutes.

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Carbon Trading in Aviation: Birth of a New Market

| Sourced From PRMinds.com |

Aarkstore announce a new report “Carbon Trading in Aviation: Birth of a New Market” through its vast collection of market reserach report.
Carbon Trading in Aviation: Birth of a New Market

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  • Published: Sep 18th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Report Calls Carbon Offsets a Disaster for Averting Climate Change

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Friends of the Earth contends that international offsets allow developed countries to go on polluting, and delay the development of a global low-carbon economy.

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Commission set for clash over old carbon credits

| Sourced From Europeanvoice.com |

Member states want to keep unused credits, but there are concerns that emission targets will be affected.
A renewed battle over EU climate policy is looming with central and eastern European countries. Some member states want to keep some or all of the unused carbon credits that they accumulated from the first phase of their climate reduction effort.

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  • Published: Sep 15th, 2009
  • Category: India
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Reuters Summit – India eyes policy changes to cut renewables costs

NEW DELHI, Sept 10 (Reuters) – India, which hopes to attract $16 billion in renewable energy investments by 2012, will soon announce new policies to cut the cost of investment in the green sector, the chief of India’s renewables agency said on Thursday.

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CO2 cuts ‘unrealistic for SA’

| Sourced From News24.com |

Cape Town – Cabinet ran its climate change colours up the mast on Thursday, declaring South Africa would not agree to any targets at the looming United Nations Climate Change Conference that could compromise the country’s economic development.

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Struggling to breathe life into CDM projects

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Canada: NRTEE Proposes Carbon Policy To Achieve 2050 Goals

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Canadian businesses need to assess their greenhouse gas emissions and consider options for reducing such emissions in light of the recently released NRTEE report.

On April 16, 2009, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) issued its Achieving 2050 http://www.nrtee-trnee.com/eng/publications/carbon-pricing/carbon-pricing-eng.php proposal for a Canadian carbon pricing policy, which includes a comprehensive and in-depth assessment of how to most efficiently reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada.

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Australian miners step up carbon trade opposition

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CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s coal and gas producers, including miner Rio Tinto Ltd, said the government must give more assistance to major emitting export industries, and to increase the number of free carbon pollution permits.

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E.U. Carbon Trading System Shows Signs of Working

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BRUSSELS Europes controversial trading system to cut carbon emissions is showing faint signs of working, according to analysis of preliminary figures released Wednesday by the European Commission.

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