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04.01.2014     Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100

New climate model taking greater account of cloud changes indicates heating will be at higher end of expectations.


27.12.2013     China’s Groundbreaking Attempt to Cut CO2 Gases

Carbon emissions trading gets underway in Guangdong...


02.12.2013     Beijing starts carbon trading scheme as China clamps down on emissions

Beijing on Thursday became the third Chinese city to launch a carbon trading scheme to regulate soaring CO2 emissions from its main power generators and manufacturers, with first trades reported to have gone through at 50 yuan ($ 8.20) per permit.


27.11.2013     World Energy Outlook 2013

The International Energy Agency has released its World Energy Outlook 2013.


25.11.2013     Compromise breaks deadlock at UN climate talks

Developed countries and fast-growing economies reached a last-minute compromise Saturday to avert a breakdown of U.N. climate talks in Warsaw.


25.11.2013     Two-Thirds of Industrial Carbon Emissions are Produced by Just 90 Institutions

New peer-reviewed research has found that just 90 entities are responsible for extracting most of the fossil fuels that have been burned over the past 150 years.


25.11.2013     China on the way to environmentally friendly economy - interview

Greenhouse gas emissions have broken the record of 39 million tons this year.


18.11.2013     British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington join forces to combat climate change

The leaders of British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington signed the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy today...


15.11.2013     Mexico's exchange to launch platform for carbon trading

Mexico's stock exchange said on Friday it will launch an electronic platform to trade carbon credits, opening a new environmental market in the Americas and looking to profit from new low-carbon legislation in Mexico.


13.11.2013     EU starts process to ratify Kyoto Protocol extension
The European Union has announced plans to formally ratify an extension to the Kyoto Protocol that was agreed at last year’s UN climate summit in Doha.

07.11.2013     Carbon pricing most cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions

Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems are the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions and should be “at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change”, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


07.11.2013     Delaying Climate Action Would Triple Future Energy and Mitigation Costs

Putting off global efforts to fight climate change until 2030 could increase the costs of short-term mitigation by more than three times, according to new research.


05.11.2013     Trends in Global CO2 report

The Annual Trends in Global CO2 report by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and European Commision's Joint Research Centre, shows actual emissions reached record high levels of 34.5 billion tonnes in 2012.


05.11.2013     Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas 2014

The sixth annual release of Maplecroft’s Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas reveals that 31% of global economic output will be based in countries facing ‘high’ or ‘extreme risks’ from the impacts of climate change by the year 2025...


30.10.2013     EU climate change Ministers set out low carbon vision

European Cabinet Ministers responsible for energy and climate change have come together today to set out their vision for a low carbon economy.


24.10.2013     US Carbon Dioxide Emissions Drop 3.8 Percent

A mild winter, new car efficiency standards and the continued switch from power plants run by coal to those fueled by natural gas, a cleaner-burning fuel, were behind a 3.8-percent drop in U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2012...


21.10.2013     Angela Merkel signals hope for carbon market fix

German Chancellor says a certain amount of backloading is required to ensure prices return to 'a sensible level'


21.10.2013     Time Frame for Climate Change

The seesaw variability of global temperatures often engenders debate over how seriously we should take climate change.


17.10.2013     California and Quebec integrate their carbon markets

California today took another step to globalize its cap-and-trade program by signing an agreement with the Canadian province of Quebec to integrate their ywo carbon markets as of January 2014.


11.10.2013     Carbon Pricing to Become a Cornerstone of Climate Policy

A transformation of the global energy system is needed if countries hope to limit climate change to a 2ºC temperature increase from pre-industrial levels. 


07.10.2013     U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down 11 Percent

Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the U.S. peaked at more than 1.6 billion tons of carbon in 2007.


02.10.2013     U.S. Companies and Investors Support Carbon Pollution Standards

Nearly two-dozen major U.S. companies and nearly 50 investors with more than $900 billion of collective assets announced their support today for new carbon pollution standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new power plants.


02.10.2013     RGGI is celebrating its fifth birthday

An ambitious cap and trade scheme is celebrating its fifth birthday in nine north-eastern and mid-Atlantic US states.


01.10.2013     State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2013

Voluntary demand for carbon offsetting grew 4% in 2012, when buyers committed more than $523 million to offset 101 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.


30.09.2013     IPCC Report Another Wake Up Call for Immediate Climate Action

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest assessment of what science is telling us about the state of our planet.


30.09.2013     California to Issue First Carbon Offset Credits

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) says it will issue the first compliance offset credits eligible for use in Carlifornia's cap-and-trade greenhouse gas emissions reduction program by the end of the month.


30.09.2013     Highlights JISC 33

The committee responsible for supervising the Kyoto Protocol’s Joint Implementation mechanism has agreed on recommendations to ensure its continued, un-interrupted use and increase the market mechanism’s effectiveness in the international response to climate change.


30.09.2013     IPCC report summary

Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe, a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes.


30.09.2013     US Energy Department invests US$16 million in sustainable energy

The US Energy Department has announced an investment of US$16 million in seventeen projects to capture energy from waves, tides and currents in a sustainably and efficient way.


27.09.2013     EPA “Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standards”

Amid concerns from the US coal industry that the cost of implementing carbon capture technology will render new coal-fired generation plants uneconomic...


18.09.2013     Researchers claim satellite data proves global warming caused by humans

A team of climatologists with members from the U.S., Australia, Canada and Norway is claiming in a paper they've had published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that they have found proof that global warming is being caused by human influences.


18.09.2013     FIFA to Offset 2014 World Cup’s 2.7m Metric Tons of Carbon Emissions

FIFA expects the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the Confederations Cup to generate just over 2.7 millions metric tons of CO2e and says it will offset those carbon emissions.


16.09.2013     GHG Emissions Put Over 600 Million People at Risk of Higher Water Scarcity

Our current pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are projected to set the global mean temperature increase at around 3.5°C above pre-industrial levels, will expose 668 million people worldwide to new or aggravated water scarcity.


13.09.2013     Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013

09.09.2013     Peru snowstorms spark state of emergency in Andes

Tens of thousands of animals killed and crops ruined as temperatures tumble to lowest levels in decades.


09.09.2013     Seas may be rising faster than predicted

The melting of Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets is accelerating and may trigger faster sea level rise than predicted, according to leaked details of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.


04.09.2013     Green investments in South Africa could spur growth and jobs

Improving the management of natural resources and investing in the environment could increase South Africa’s crop yields by almost a quarter, create 170,000 additional jobs, and significantly increase the availability of water, compared to current practices.


26.08.2013     China leads the US on climate-change action

While it is right to praise Secretary Kerry and his efforts, the world needs to come to terms with the fact that China is far ahead of the US in taking action to combat climate change.


20.08.2013     Heat Waves to Become Much More Frequent and Severe

Climate change is set to trigger more frequent and severe heat waves in the next 30 years regardless of the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) we emit into the atmosphere, a new study has shown.


20.08.2013     Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty on Warming

An international panel of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades, and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace.


15.08.2013     Southern China wilts under heat wave

An extended and deadly heat wave is cooking the southern parts of China, with temperatures hitting record highs in seven provinces and regions on Tuesday.


13.08.2013     Goldman Sachs: ‘Window For Profitable Investment In Coal Mining Is Closing’

Goldman Sachs has put out a must-read research paper,"The window for thermal coal investmant is closing". Thermal (or steam) coal is primarily used to generate power.


05.08.2013     2001-2010: A Decade of Extremes

A new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has shown that the world experienced unprecedented climatic extremes in the ten years to 2010.


05.08.2013     Indian business sign up to GHG emissions reduction scheme

More than 20 major Indian businesses have signed up to a voluntary initiative that will help them set targets for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and measure progress towards those goals.


05.08.2013     BC's carbon tax has successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions in a stable economy

There are several options for pricing carbon emissions, but the alternative with the most support among political conservatives is a revenue-neutral carbon tax.


29.07.2013     Disney, Microsoft and Shell opt for self-imposed carbon emissions taxes

Where governments have failed to act, some big firms have taken matters into their own hands.


29.07.2013     June 2013 fifth warmest on record

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June 2013 tied with 2006 as the fifth highest on record...


25.07.2013     Arctic methane release could cost economy $60 trillion

A release of methane in the Arctic could speed the melting of sea ice and climate change with a cost to the global economy of up to $60 trillion over coming decades...


25.07.2013     Fossil Fuel Use Pushes Carbon Dioxide Emissions into Dangerous Territory

Increasing global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a heat-trapping gas, are pushing the world into dangerous territory, closing the window of time to avert the worst consequences of higher temperatures...


25.07.2013     EU, China to work together on green growth

Environment ministers from China and the EU met in Beijing last week, to reinforce bilateral cooperation on accelerating green growth and tackling climate change.


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