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Imports help rich nations

An increasing share of global emissions is from the production of internationally traded goods and services, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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  • Published: Jul 1st, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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G8 leaders committed to emissions cut, low carbon, biological diversity

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TORONTO, June 26 (Xinhua) — Leaders of the eight industrialized nations reiterated their willingness to share with all countries the goal of achieving at least a 50 percent reduction of global emissions by 2050.

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  • Published: Apr 1st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Shipping could be key to reducing carbon emissions

The key to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could be a modal shift from road to rail or coastal shipping, according Stephen Blank, co-chair at the North American Transportation Competitiveness Research Council in New York.

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  • Published: Dec 29th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Irelands biggest bookie bets on the rise of global CO2 emissions

Ireland’s largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, is taking bets on the amount of World CO2 emissions according to the next CDIAC report for the United Nations.

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  • Published: Dec 13th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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UK PM: Extra 5 Billion Tons CO2 Cuts Needed For Climate Talks Success

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Friday the world needs to cut another 5 billion tons of carbon dioxide on top of current pledges for 2020 in order to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius.

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Halve CO2 emissions by 2050, say Danes

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$500b needed to reduce global carbon emissions, says report

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THE world will have to spend an extra $500 billion to cut carbon emissions for each year it delays implementing a major assault on global warming, the International Energy Agency has said.

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Cut in carbon emissions sought

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ASIA-PACIFIC powers including the United States, China and Russia are expected to call next week for sweeping cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, ahead of a crunch climate meeting in Copenhagen.

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  • Published: Sep 19th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Quantity of International Carbon Offsets Overestimated – Report

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International offsets will not be available in sufficient quantities in the early years of a cap-and-trade program to effectively control costs to the US economy, according to a new report by the bipartisan National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP).

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Limited Progress At Latest Climate Talks: UNFCCC

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The latest negotiating session working towards a new global emissions pact to replace the Kyoto Protocol ended in Bonn, Germany, on Friday, but the United Nations’ top climate change official says only “limited progress” was made.

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CO2 Emissions Rose 2% in 2008 – Curbing Industrial Activity Not the Solution: German Institute Says

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Despite global recession, and for the tenth straight year, CO2 emissions keep rising. Reuters reports that German renewable energy institute global CO2 emissions rose 1.94% in 2008, up to 31.5 billion tonnes. But they have a solution: Stop trying to curb industrial activity and instead tie renewable energy investment to CO2 emissions:

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TABLE-Global CO2 emissions in 2008-IWR Institute

FRANKFURT, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Global carbon dioxide emissions in 2008 rose 1.94 percent year-on-year to 31.5 billion tonnes, German renewable energy industry institute IWR said on Monday, based on official information and its own research.

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Alliance Of Small Islands Seeks Deeper CO2 Reductions

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Sixteen leading nations gathered in Italy last week to set greenhouse gas-cutting targets, but the chair of an alliance of small islands said those reductions will not protect their tiny islands.

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New Plan Aims for Fairness in Carbon Emission Cuts

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While industrialized countries have historically produced most of the carbon dioxide emissions now altering the Earth’s climate, the developing countries’ share increases every year. Tensions between these two groups continue to be a major obstacle to setting global emission targets, as seen at the G8 summit this week.

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  • Published: Jul 12th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Re: Carbon Emissions (CO2) are Decreasing in the U.S.

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I am posting this as a blog rather than a reply because the length makes it an eye full and for whatever reason I can’t seem to get pics into replies.

anyway, here is a rebuttal point for point that pencils2 made in his video

1) I have talked to some of the leading scientists in the field and only “a few nutters” truly were afraid of Global Cooling because over the long term it was clear that Co2 correlates with temperature

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G8 leaders back away from CO2 pledges

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LEADERS of the worlds industrialised powers warned yesterday that the global economy remains in danger and backed away from pledges on global warming as they started their annual summit.

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United Nations Executive Board of the CDM Holds 48th Meeting at St. Georges University

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Monday 6th July, 2009: St. Georges University (SGU) is partnering with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Government of Grenada by hosting the 48th Executive Board Meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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Ocean Acidification due to CO2 a “…very real and serious threat”

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide is responsible for climate change, anyone can tell you that, but the effect of CO2 on the oceans to date has been downplayed. The acidification of the worlds oceans will finally be addressed this December if a recently published statement backed by dozens of leading scientific academies is heeded.

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