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2011-11-15 09:21:00

BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In three years, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) added economic value worth more than $1.6 billion (or nearly $33 per person) to the 10 member states**, according to a first-of-its-kind report released today at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) conference by the independent economic consulting firm Analysis Group. According to the report, "The Economic Impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on...

2011-11-15 06:35:04

Research from the University of East Anglia and University of Sussex calls for a major shake-up of carbon markets A panel of experts will meet ahead of the Durban climate summit to discuss a new report from the University of East Anglia and University of Sussex which calls for an overhaul of how markets in carbon emissions are governed. Environmental, economic and development experts will debate whether the commitment to carbon markets is the right approach to tackle climate change at...

2011-11-10 07:30:00

TORONTO and MONTREAL, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is pleased to welcome Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: ABH) (TSX: ABH), an organization committed to sustainability leadership as the newest member of its prestigious Climate Savers program (www.wwf.ca/about_us/business/climate_savers). As part of their commitment to this partnership, Resolute Forest Products has pledged to reduce their absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 65 per cent by 2015 below 2000...

Image 1 - New Analysis Of Carbon Accounting, Biomass Use, And Climate Benefits
2011-11-09 09:15:13

A recent report provides new ideas regarding carbon and energy benefits forests and forest products provide. The report, Managing Forests Because Carbon Matters: Integrating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy, summarizes and analyzes the most recent science regarding forests and carbon accounting, biomass use, and forest carbon offsets. A team of researchers from the U.S. Forest Service, several universities, and natural resource and environmental organizations coauthored the...

Emissions Use Decreases As We Age
2011-11-08 13:20:13

According to new research released on Monday, the carbon-dioxide emissions of the average American increase until around the age of 65. Emilio Zagheni of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock (MPIDR) found that although the aging of the Earth's population will cause a slight rise in carbon-dioxide emissions over the next four decades, the long-term trends show that increasing life expectancy will result in a reduction of emissions. Zagheni calculated a profile...

2011-11-08 08:42:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the run-up to the international climate negotiations in Durban later this month, China has responded to efforts to ban the trading of widely discredited HFC-23 offsets by threatening to release huge amounts of the potent industrial chemical into the atmosphere unless other nations pay what amounts to a climate ransom. China's threat comes after the European Union and other nations moved to ban HFC-23 credits from internal carbon...

2011-11-08 11:30:00

MONTREAL, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 551 institutional investors with US$71 trillion in assets under management, for its approach to the disclosure of climate change information. For the third consecutive year, CN is featured in CDP's "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index." This index, a key component of CDP's annual Canada 200 report, highlights the constituent companies within the...

2011-11-07 16:42:36

Ageing could influence climate change New demographic analysis reveals that the CO2 emissions of the average American increase until around the age of 65, and then start to decrease. For the United States this means that, although the ageing of the population will lead to a slight overall rise in CO2 emissions over the next four decades, the long-term trends indicate that increasing life expectancy will result in a reduction in emissions. For the first time, demographer Emilio Zagheni...

2011-11-07 08:00:00

Most funding comes from private investors rather than public funds VENICE, Italy, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To support discussions on the adequacy and effectiveness of international climate finance, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) has published the first comprehensive review of the climate finance landscape. Compiling data from a wide range of sources, CPI's report shows how much finance is currently available and describes the flows of finance, including the sources,...

Carbon Emissions Experience Record Annual Increase
2011-11-06 05:59:39

Emissions of carbon dioxide saw their largest ever single-year increase in 2010, with levels of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases surpassing the so-called "worst case scenario" that climate experts described just four years ago, various media outlets reported Friday. According to Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press, the U.S. Department of Energy has determined that global carbon emissions increased 564 million tons from 2009 through 2010. That 6% increase, says Borenstein, is...