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2011-02-02 12:19:00

GENEVA, February 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - EUR150 Million Fund to Promote Climate-Friendly Economic Growth - Mercuria as Anchor Investor Mercuria will participate as anchor investor in a new Carbon Credit fund launched today by the International Finance Corporation. This new fund, of value up to EUR150 million, will be an instrument to purchase carbon credits to help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, extend carbon markets, and increase access to finance for projects that...

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2011-01-26 12:13:23

Researchers examined data from 100 cities in 33 nations for clues about which were the biggest polluters and why, according to a report in the peer-reviewed journal Environment and Urbanization.

2011-01-06 13:56:27

Australian researchers have suggested that nations should abandon the concept of carbon emissions trading in favor of a carbon swap bank that might lead to genuine reductions in the amount of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas entering the atmosphere and so provide a mechanism for reducing climate change.

2011-01-06 12:50:12

For global warming policy, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen Summit) was a major disappointment. Designed to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, the Summit concluded without a binding agreement because of deep divisions on the distribution of emissions reductions and costs.

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2010-12-29 07:30:00

The Japanese government decided Tuesday to put off the creation of a greenhouse gas emissions trading system until after the fiscal year 2013 in the face of strong resistance from the business world, a move that bodes ill for the country’s efforts to combat global warming.

2010-12-20 16:09:15

Maritime transport causes about 4% of global man-made CO2 emissions which makes its carbon footprint approximately as high as Germany's.

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2010-12-12 09:10:00

Delegates at the UN climate summit in Cancun have reached an agreement to curb climate change, including a massive fund to aid developing countries.

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2010-12-10 12:30:00

Nations launched a diplomatic assault on Japan in hopes of softening its resistance to the Kyoto Protocol.


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