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UN agency urges measures to slash non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gas pollutants

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4 September 2009

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Small acts can make big difference in CO2

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Having attended a congress in July in Bloomington, I have observed some differences between Europe and U.S. culture.

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  • Published: Apr 9th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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INTERVIEW-PLN to sell 200,000 T carbon offsets in ’09

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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2009
  • Category: India
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India urges rich not to use “green” protectionism

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BONN, Germany, April 7 (Reuters) – India urged rich nations against applying a carbon tariff on steel and other imports, on the sidelines of UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday.

Both U.S. and European Union policymakers have considered penalising imports of products such as steel and cement, whose manufacture generates a lot of carbon emissions, from countries with softer climate policies.

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Mixed verdict on CDM technology transfer

| Sourced From Carbon Positive |

The UNs Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) stands to produce $95 billion on clean technology transfer to developing countries from richer nations, according to analysis of the scheme by the UNFCCC. But the bulk of the potential technology transfer is yet to occur, with only $5 billion yet identified from registered projects. And there are question marks over how wide the distribution of clean or low-emissions technology is around the developing world.

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Barack Obama faces ‘revolution’ if he imposes tough carbon targets, warns IPCC

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Barack Obama faces a “revolution” if he imposes emission cuts on the US similar to those set in Europe, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has conceded.

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Indonesia applies for World Bank forest CO2 scheme

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Indonesia has applied to join a World Bank program that supports developing nations’ efforts to fight deforestation and help them earn cash through the sale of tradable carbon credits.

The Bank’s $350 million Forest Carbon Partnership Facility aims to support developing states design and create projects under a U.N.-backed scheme that could eventually earn poorer nations billions of dollars a year by protecting their forests.

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Indonesia urges Australia to extend carbon reduction target

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The Indonesian government says Australia should set deeper greenhouse gas reduction targets to fight climate change.

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UN Searches for New Employees as CO2 Projects Swell

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Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) — The United Nations is looking for project managers and carbon-market experts to approve a backlog of wind farms, industrial-gas reduction projects and other ventures to cut carbon-dioxide emissions.

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Climate warming faster than IPCC report says: Scientist

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One the lead authors of the landmark 2007 IPCC report on climate change says the assessment seriously underestimates the speed of global warming the world can expect this century.

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DNV wins back UN authorisation for CDM project approval

| Sourced From Business Green |

The UN has reinstated Det Norske Veritas (DNV) as an authorised verifier of emission reduction projects within the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) offset scheme, after the company moved to improve its processes for validating and verifying projects.

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Carbon emitters hold talks in Tokyo

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TOKYO: The world’s major carbon emitters were in “full negotiation mode” on Thursday as they met in Tokyo with the clock ticking to draft a new UN treaty on fighting global warming.

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  • Published: Feb 11th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Japan “in no hurry” to buy up cheap UN carbon credits

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Green tech a money saver in global downturn – UN

BANGKOK, (Reuters) – Business should use the global downturn to forge ahead with green technologies that will save hard pressed firms money as well as the planet, a U.N. environment agency said on Thursday.

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Australians To Highlight Carbon Neutrality

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For some of Australias best-known cities, companies and organizations that are part of a United Nations low-carbon initiative, this years Australia Day will be celebrated, not by barbecues or beach parties, but by going green.

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Australians to highlight carbon neutrality on national day

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23 January 2009

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Bonn: Press briefing by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer

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UN Admits Carbon Emissions Trading Mechanism Needs Overhaul

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While reporting a 50 percent increase in the number of projects approved under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the administrators at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) acknowledged that the carbon trading system requires an overhaul. This is the first time that the UNFCCC has conceded to the fact that the CDM has loopholes which need to be filled in order to make the next climate treaty a success.

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CO2 emissions-cut goal under debate

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International negotiations over a framework for cutting greenhouse gas emissions that will replace the Kyoto Protocol are set to enter their final stage in the run-up to the deadline for the talks in December.

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Correction: Russia suspended from UN carbon trading scheme

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The immaturity of one of the UN’s flagship carbon trading scheme was underlined yesterday after Russia was suspended from registering carbon credits on the international transaction log (ITL) as a result of unpaid fees.

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UN meeting on climate change to release 13,000 tonnes of CO2 in atmosphere!

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BA meeting of a UN (United Nations) body that aims to devise ways to fight climate change, may ironically add around 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) to Earths greenhouse effect.

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UN: CDM Increasing Emission-Saving Initiatives, Critics Disagree

| Sourced From Environmental Leader |

The United Nations claims that its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is causing an increase in emission-saving initiatives around the world, BusinessGreen reports.

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The war on carbon

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At the last full-scale United Nations conference on global warming, in Bali, the man in charge broke down and wept. American opposition to mandatory carbon cuts had been implacable. Canada and Japan had joined the US in demanding cuts from the big developing economies before promising any themselves. Then China accused Yvo de Boer, head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, of a minor breach of protocol. After two weeks of trying and failing to save the world, it was the last straw. He had to be escorted from the building.

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U.N. Conference to Be Funded by Carbon Business Interests

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The renewable power industry and other corporate entities who stand to profit from international carbon dioxide restrictions are funding the United Nations March 2009 International Scientific Conference, casting severe doubt on the conferences objectivity.

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Gore calls for tougher carbon emission laws while EU reaches climate deal

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It looks like Al Gore is already making good on his promise to

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