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2010-10-11 06:25:00

The final day of climate change talks found the United States and China blaming each other for blocking progress ahead of a major summit on global warming coming next month. The two largest greenhouse gas polluters wrangled throughout the six-day UN talks in China last week, bringing on anger from environmentalists who said countries were worried more about self-interest than about the fate of the planet. US climate representative Jonathan Pershing warned progress at the UN's annual climate...

2010-10-06 16:35:02

Tokyo, Oct 6, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has announced the registration(1) of fifty Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, a first for a Japanese Company. MC has developed its emissions reduction business from an early stage, using the market mechanism(2) to contribute to environmentally sustainable economic growth. MC has continued to develop CDM projects since registering its first CDM project in March 2006. As of Sep 24, 2010, MC has registered a total of...

2010-09-20 21:02:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A focus on 'resilience,' on climate adaptation, must be at the center of any realistic approach to climate change. That is why we're here on this first day of Climate Week NYC," commented Global Adaptation Institute CEO Dr. Juan Jose Daboub to reporters after the keynote panel discussion on "Risk and Resilience," co-sponsored by Swiss Re and the Climate Group. "The need for urgent action on adaptation measures is supported by the study Swiss...

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2010-09-17 06:37:42

The UN's climate chief on Thursday urged the air transport industry to continue its strategies in curbing emissions, highlighting that it held "critical keys" to confronting global warming. The aviation industry produces nearly two percent of the global emissions from human activity which "if left unchecked, will have further impacts on climate change," UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told an industry conference on aviation and the environment. Figueres, the executive secretary of the...

2010-08-26 09:12:00

TORONTO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ - Canada can forge ahead with its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading system, while limiting the risks of getting too far out of step with the United States, according to a study released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In Better Together? The Implications of Linking Canada - US Greenhouse Gas Policies, economists Dave Sawyer and Carolyn Fischer suggest that a policy of "go it alone," with prices on emissions that are similar to those of the US, based on...

2010-08-26 11:22:00

New Report Reveals Fatal Flaws in Bank's Justification for Business as Usual WASHINGTON and LONDON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to justify its participation in perhaps the biggest carbon market scandal to date, the World Bank has dismissed concerns that the UN Clean Development Mechanism's (CDM) HFC-23 projects are generating millions of fake carbon credits. An analysis released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Ethically Bankrupt: World Bank...

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2010-08-22 09:55:00

A U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could lead to reining in what European and U.S. environmentalists call a gigantic scam. The executive board of the U.N.'s Clean Development Mechanism said that five chemical plants in China do not qualify for funding. The "CDM" credits have been widely used in the carbon trading markets of the European Union (EU), Japan and other nations that signed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that...

2010-08-20 10:34:00

LONDON and WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a series of unprecedented moves, the Executive Board of the UN Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is halting issuance of carbon credits from the destruction of HFC-23 pending a comprehensive investigation to ensure the projects do not result in fake emissions offsets. Certified Emissions Reduction Units (CERs) for HFC-23 destruction account for 51% of the almost 430 million CDM credits issued to date and have been extensively...

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2010-08-02 12:25:00

A climate bill failing in the U.S. Senate could cause a strain on international negotiations that began today on a new agreement to try and maintain the global warming crisis. Climate activists say that the Senate's decision has deepened the distrust among poor countries about the intentions of the U.S. and other industrial countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions that power their wealthy economies, but risk causing the Earth to dangerously overheat. The split between rich and poor nations...

2010-07-23 13:48:14

A study by the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3) has analysed the expected economic impact in Spain of the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs) set by the Kyoto Protocol for the period 2008-2012 and for the phase afterwards or post-Kyoto phase. In addition, the services sector will come out on top in comparison to sectors such as industrial or energy sectors. "CO2 restriction policies in Spain have an impact on the economy, in other words, making it lean more towards an economy of...


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