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Carbon Pricing and Markets Update: CDM CERs listed on Carbon Trade eXchange – SDG Knowledge Hub – 29/08/2017

UNFCCC CDM carbon credits were listed for trading through a voluntary electronic exchange platform. A study on CDM CER unit supply potential through 2020 found that the estimated potential supply is considerably lower than ex ante reduction estimates in project design documents for the same period. A study on CER supply potential published by the [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The countries most likely to survive climate change in one infographic – Independent – 27/08/2017

The leaders of 150 nations, along with thousands of representatives of nearly 200 countries, meet today in Paris for the 20th time to try and come up with a master plan to stave off the global catastrophe ahead.

Source:  Independent, 2017/08/27

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

New study finds that climate change costs will hit Trump country hardest – The Guardian – 24/08/2017

In the USA, the southeastern states are most vulnerable to the costly impacts from human-caused climate change

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/08/24

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Ireland’s staggering hypocrisy on climate change – The Guardian – 26/07/2017

On the face of it, Ireland appears to be acting on climate change. Last year it appointed its first ever “climate action minister”, and in June it outlawed onshore fracking. What’s more, the telegenic new taoiseach Leo Varadkar dedicated much of the first day of his Cabinet retreat to discussing climate change.

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/07/26

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Danish fund to track CO2, may exclude some firms from portfolio – Reuters – 26/07/2017

Denmark's biggest commercial pension fund will soon track carbon emissions by companies it invests in, and exclude those it finds breach the Paris climate accord, its CFO told Reuters.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/07/26

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Canada’s climate-change plan threatens business competitiveness, Trudeau warned – The Globe and Mail – 25/07/2017

Canada’s climate-change plan and other government measures are heaping costs on businesses and pushing them to a breaking point, the Chamber of Commerce says in a warning to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Source:  The Globe and Mail, 2017/07/25

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Will Climate Change Destroy the Global Economy? – Niskanen Center – 19/07/2017

Climate change is on course to do a lot of harm to our planet. That is why concerned economists like myself advocate measures that would at least slow the pace of damage and give us more time to adapt.

Source:  Niskanen Center, 2017/07/19

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Politics aside, it’s all about climate – DW – 19/07/2017

With Trump ditching climate action, mayors across the US are stepping up. Steve Benjamin, co-chair of the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy campaign, told DW how going green is good for people, the planet - and the economy.

Source:  DW, 2017/07/19

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Why Are G20 Governments Financing Coal Over Renewables? – NRDC – 17/07/2017

Despite national commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, some G20 countries still fund highly polluting coal projects. The catch is most of these emissions don’t count towards their carbon footprint - these countries are funding coal projects abroad. If G20 nations are serious about their Paris Agreement goals, they should not be exporting their highly [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Emerging economies take lead on going green, but investment needed – Eco-Business – 13/07/2017

Countries like India have grasped the benefits of shifting to low-carbon development, but they can’t do it alone. Where can they turn to for help?

Source:  Eco-Business, 2017/07/13

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |