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U.N. panel eyes ways to expand and speed carbon offsetsReuters | 14 Feb 2011
A United Nations panel will discuss this week ways to give poor countries better access to clean energy projects and clear a backlog of applications for carbon offsets, members said in a webcast on Monday.
Europe must ban flawed carbon creditsGuardian Unlimited | 17 Jan 2011
Millions of pollution permits in Europe's emissions trading scheme do very little for the environment. A vote on Friday could change that. Paying €14 for something that costs just 17 cents is clearly good business for the seller. But in the strange case of the European Union Emissions Trading...
We can transform our countryside. Put forests in the hands of the peopleGuardian Unlimited | 16 Jan 2011
A campaign to stop the government selling our woodlands misses a great chance to revolutionise their ownershipLast week, I received an email from the campaigning group 38 Degrees imploring me to sign a petition to "Save Our Forests". I studied forestry at university and I love forests. I love the...
Grounds for hope for the climate change agenda | George SorosGuardian Unlimited | 13 Dec 2010
A new bottom-up approach holds better prospects for success than the cumbersome UN negotiations. The official communique from the Cancún climate change conference cannot disguise the fact that there will be no successor to the Kyoto protocol when it expires at the end of 2012. Japan, among others,...
Large investors urge progress at climate talksYahoo! News | 16 Nov 2010
Stronger domestic and international policy is needed to help unlock investment in low-carbon technology in the absence of a global climate deal investors with over $15 trillion of assets said on Tuesday.
EU says fulfils climate aid pledge, but is it new?Reuters | 15 Nov 2010
European governments have fulfilled a promise to deliver 2.2 billion euros ($3 billion) to help poor countries tackle climate change, EU reports show, but critics say the money might have come from rebranding existing aid pledges.
U.N. panel delays ruling on green rewards for coalReuters | 18 Sep 2010
A United Nations panel has delayed key decisions on a scheme meant to reward projects that cut carbon emissions in developing countries, including whether to approve a modern coal plant for such incentives.
A greener way to get electricity from natural gasScienceDaily.com | 03 Dec 2009
A new type of natural-gas electric power plant could provide electricity with zero carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere, at costs comparable to or less than conventional natural-gas plants, and even to coal-burning plants. But that can only come about if and when a price is set on the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases -- a step the US Congress and other governments are ...
Cost of adapting to climate changeGuardian Unlimited | 29 Nov 2009
Farmers in developing countries are already feeling the effects of climate change. What is needed to help them cope is an almost unprecedented shift of resources from north to south, says Anne Perkins The gap between rhetoric and reality, the developed and developing worlds, is cruelly illustrated by the huge promises and meagre results of successive global gatherings on providing funds to help ...
Indonesia forest CO2 rules need finance clarity: experts Yahoo! News | 08 May 2009
The world's first rules for generating tradeable carbon credits from protecting forests were a good start but Indonesia needed to clear up doubts over the government's share of the revenues, analysts and industry said Friday.
EU plans puts climate finance at risk: industryYahoo! News | 18 Mar 2009
European Union plans to re-write the rules of a $6 billion scheme that pays developing nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions risks stalling climate investment, policymakers and industry leaders said on Wednesday.
How can water be fairly distributed?BBC | 02 Feb 2009
Water is indispensable for human survival, but population growth, economic development and climate change are putting put more pressure on demand, raising the question, how can we ensure fair distribution?
Industry accused of abusing EU's carbon trading schemeGuardian Unlimited | 31 Jan 2009
Britain's biggest polluting companies are abusing a European emissions trading scheme (ETS) designed to tackle global warming by cashing in their carbon credits in order to bolster ailing balance sheets . The sell-off has helped trigger a collapse in the price of carbon, making it cheaper to burn high-carbon fossil fuels and leading to a fall in the number of clean energy projects. The ...
Carbon hedge fund to launch in early 2009Yahoo! News | 18 Dec 2008
London-based CF Partners will launch early next year a new 50 million euro ($70.06 million) hedge fund aiming to profit from volatility in carbon markets.
Two years of leadership on climate change and two days of hard hagglingGuardian Unlimited | 17 Dec 2008
Almost two years after staking a claim to lead the battle against global warming, and after two days of hard haggling over how to spread the financial pain, European leaders today agreed a package of laws aimed at cutting greenhouse gases by one-fifth within 12 years. The complex package details how European industries, power generators, governments, and transport sectors are to effect the ...
Mood mixed at climate summitBBC | 13 Dec 2008
The UN climate summit concludes with satisfaction among many delegates, but criticism from environmentalists.
U.N. climate talks delay on carbon capture fundsYahoo! News | 10 Dec 2008
U.N. climate negotiators meeting in Poland delayed until next year a decision whether to allow power plants to earn carbon offsets by fitting equipment which traps and buries carbon emissions underground.
Asian Development Bank sets up carbon fundYahoo! News | 10 Dec 2008
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it would launch a new fund next month, helped by pledges of 100 million dollars, to promote low-carbon projects in Asia.
Carbon trade in U.N. climate spotlightReuters | 09 Dec 2008
POZNAN, Poland (Reuters) - Tropical forests and coal plants may get money to curb greenhouse gases under a boosted carbon market from 2013, if delegates at U.N. climate talks in Poland can defuse criticism of the present scheme.