Tuesday 22 May 2012
U.N. stalemate risks unraveling Durban climate deal: EUReuters | 22 May 2012
BONN, May 22 (Reuters Point Carbon) - A row over planning how to bind all emitters under a global climate pact from 2020 at U.N. climate talks in Germany is blocking negotiations to deepen nearer term emission cuts and raise cash to help poor countries cope with a warming planet, the EU said Tuesday.
German bourse scraps EU carbon emissions tradingReuters | 22 May 2012
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bavaria's stock exchange will abandon its carbon emissions certificate trading operations in the EU-traded CO2 market on June 30 after volumes in Europe "plunged to practically zero" in recent months, it said on Tuesday.
Climate models indicate likely El Nino return: AustraliaReuters | 22 May 2012
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said the climate models it monitors indicate a possible return of the El Nino weather pattern, often linked to heavy rainfall and droughts, in the second half of 2012.
Africa: Fairtrade Africa Shares Its Climate Smart TipsAllAfrica.com | 22 May 2012
[Fairtrade Africa] Fairtrade Africa participated in a four-day meeting on climate change and development at the UN's African Headquarters in Nairobi in April. The event provided a forum for knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas on common climate change risks and attracted more than 120 participants from different African countries
Zambia: 'Let's Protect the Ozone Layer'AllAfrica.com | 22 May 2012
[Times of Zambia] THE Government has called on all stakeholders to take part in the protection of the Ozone layer to save the environment from degradation.
Government announces biggest reforms in 20 yearsGuardian Unlimited | 22 May 2012
The draft energy bill plans major changes to the market, causing concern that consumers' bills could rise and renewable energy is being neglectedThe biggest reforms to the UK energy sector in two decades were set out on Tuesday, prompting warnings from consumer groups and green campaigners that...
Energy bill: will it help UK meet climate goals?Guardian Unlimited | 22 May 2012
The government's draft energy bill is predicted to lead to a 'dash for gas' and fresh boost for nuclear. But will this knock the UK's carbon targets off course? Leo Hickman, with your help, investigates. Post your views below, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @LeoHickman10.40am: The...
Heartland reflects on its beatingGuardian Unlimited | 22 May 2012
The ultra-conservative group's climate conference showed how far it has fallen after an internet sting and a disastrous adIt was an odd choice of icon for the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute. But there he was in round glasses, beard, and halo of curls staring out from T-shirts and coffee...
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