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Bloomberg news reports that European Union carbon permits dropped to their second-lowest close ever, after the bloc canceled an auction of permits for the first time as bids failed to reach a secret reserve price. The sale was called off because the price would have cleared “significantly” below the prevailing ... keep reading
The EU prides itself to have established, in 2011, the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS). The EU ETS is claimed to be the cornerstone of the European Union’s policy to combat climate change and a primary tool for reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively. Involving 31 countries ... keep reading
These days, Washington considers climate change legislation an utter non-starter. After all, who has time to address the most alarming public policy challenge of our time when there are artificial crises to bat around? But there was a time, not too long ago, when Congress came oh-so-close to passing a ... keep reading
The London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has launched a new Global MBA with a specialisation in Carbon Management. The degree is designed to give students all the knowledge needed to pursue careers in the renewable energy sector, which grew by 17% in 2011 with global investments of over ... keep reading
Norway is to double carbon tax on its North Sea oil industry and set up a £1bn fund to help combat the damaging impacts of climate change in the developing world. In one of the most radical climate programmes yet by an oil-producing nation, the Norwegian government has proposed increasing ... keep reading
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is the only global carbon trading system which is designed to create funding to give poor countries access to new energy technologies; and it is on the verge of collapse. The UN's system has raised billions of dollars over the past seven years to ... keep reading
European climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard and Australian climate change minister Greg Combet today announced that Australia and Europe will link their emissions trading systems, which will allow businesses to use carbon trading units from either trading scheme for compliance under either system. A full two-way link between the two cap ... keep reading
I’m no entrepreneur, but I enjoyed reading energy scientist Jonathan Koomey’s book Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-Based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs. It’s comforting to be reminded that not everything in the mitigation of climate change depends on governments, that there is a lively creativity in the entrepreneurial ... keep reading
Findings of research into mechanisms to fund biodiversity have been published in Israel,reports Investment Europe suggesting that properly evaluated, such mechanisms can generate investor returns - helping protect national biodiversity in the process. The research was conducted at the evaluation level, and involved the US based think tank the Milken ... keep reading
Using new, highly efficient techniques, Carnegie and Colombian scientists have developed accurate high-resolution maps of the carbon stocks locked in tropical vegetation for 40% of the Colombian Amazon (165,000 square kilometers/64,000 square miles), an area about four times the size of Switzerland. Until now, the inability to ... keep reading
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