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U.N. carbon scheme investors unlikely to get lifeline from Lima 12.12.2014 FirstPost: World

LIMA (Reuters) - Hundreds of companies in developing countries that invested in projects to generate UN-backed carbon credits had hoped the Lima climate talks would yield measures boosting the price of the credits, but they are likely to be disappointed. Negotiators and carbon market experts say that discussions at the UN climate conference have not seriously addressed a collapse in carbon credit prices as diplomats focus on the type of commitments countries are expected to make in a new treaty expected next year. "Our clients were hopeful of some type of decisions on that," said Melissa Hirschheimer of Eqao Consulting which assisted many companies in Brazil develop and register projects at the UN.

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Going green, brick by brick 11.12.2014 Hindu: Chennai
If you thought that the green building concept was losing steam in the country, think again. As per data of the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), 2.49 billion square feet of built-up area has...
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4 city schools make it to Nat’l Science Congress 4.12.2014 Thane - City - The Times of India
Four groups from Thane city and one from Navi Mumbai have been selected to represent India at the National level of the National Children’s Science Congress this ...
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Dams Are Not Clean Energy 26.11.2014 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed
Date:  Tuesday, November 25, 2014 On December 1, 2014, COP20 in Lima, Peru will begin. During the Conference of Parties (COP), representatives from 195 countries will make important decisions about actions to confront global climate change under the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Various governments, multilateral financial institutions – like the World Bank and the BRICS Development Bank, national development banks – like BNDES, and large corporations will push for large dams to be considered as a source of cheap, clean energy necessary to address the global climate crisis – despite decade of mounting evidence to the contrary. This is exactly what has happened, for example, with the hydroelectric projects Santo Antonio and Jirau in Brazil, Santa Rita in Guatemala, and Barro Blanco in Panamá . Each of these projects received carbon credits from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol . These credits ignored the warnings of scientists ...
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New Zealand 'off track' on controlling carbon emissions 13.11.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
New Zealand is struggling to control its carbon emissions and move to a low-carbon future, the government said Wednesday.
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New Zealand 'off track' on controlling carbon emissions 12.11.2014 All News-IANS Stories
New Zealand is struggling to control its carbon emissions and move to a low-carbon future, the government said Wednesday.
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New Zealand 'off track' on controlling carbon emissions 12.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Wellington, Nov 12 : New Zealand is struggling to control its carbon emissions and move to a low-carbon future, the government said Wednesday.
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Peru's forests store more CO2 than US emits in a year, research shows 12.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Carbon mapping by the Carnegie Institute for Science reveals nearly seven billion tonnes of carbon stored in Perus rainforests, in a technique that could help preserve such stores to reduce carbon emissions

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Rio says it will offset 3.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions at 2016 Olympic Games 31.10.2014 DNA: Opinion
The Rio 2016 local organizing committee set a target on Thursday to offset the total amount of greenhouse gases estimated to be produced by the world's largest multi-sport event. The Olympic Games are expected to generate 3.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), mostly due to traveling and accommodation of spectators, the local organizing committee (LOC) said. That number is slightly larger than what was released by the London 2012 Games, at around 3.4 million tonnes of CO2e. Rio 2016 LOC said, however, that it has no intention to tap carbon markets for their neutralization program. Instead, they will use a combination of projects from the public and private sectors. Organizers of large sports events such as the Olympics and the soccer World Cup have tried to reduce their carbon footprints in a response to criticism from environmental groups. The London Games had its emissions partially neutralized, while the Sochi Winter Olympics and the Brazil World Cup this year already reached full ...
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Colombia to launch voluntary carbon credit trading 31.10.2014 DNA: Wide Angle
A Colombian environmental charity will launch a carbon trading platform in mid-2015 to companies at home and abroad seeking to voluntarily offset emissions, it said on Thursday, as projects in the Andean nation to cut greenhouse gases intensify. The Andean nation, one of the world's most biodiverse, has up to 17 million potentially reforestable hectares, an area larger than Greece, to generate carbon credits, said Fundacion Natura, the charity heading up the planting initiatives around the country. Though Colombia does not have legally binding greenhouse gas emissions limits, some local companies eager to show ecological credentials have paid upfront to finance projects generating credits independent certifiers will issue next year. "Colombia has big potential. There are large areas available for reforestation, and this is a big advantage in the voluntary markets," said Alexandra Ochoa, a climate change expert from the foundation as it announced the platform's future launch. The creation of a voluntary ...
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Nova Peris says leaked emails stem from child access dispute politics live 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Senator makes statement addressing allegations of misuse of funds as Bill Shorten asks for a rethink on security laws. Follow the days developments live ...

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Emissions trading will be back in the game if Direct Action proves ineffective 30.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Australias global promise to cut emissions seems certain to test Greg Hunts determination to resist carbon pricing

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An EU bill bomb but no one thought to tell the prime minister 25.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Confusion reigns over Britains big bill, with some theorising it was deliberately timed to upset Downing Street Continue reading...
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EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Climate commissioner hails strong signal ahead of global Paris summit but key aspects of deal left vague or voluntary

European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030.

But key aspects of the deal that will form a bargaining position for global climate talks in Paris next year were left vague or voluntary, raising questions as to how the aims would be realised.

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Swachh Bharat not possible without ragpickers 6.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Highlighting the role of ragpickers in recycling around 20 per cent of the total waste generated in the city, over 500 door-to-door garbage collectors from across Delhi will hold a rally this month-end. An NGO, Chintan, and Safai Sena - a registered group of waste collectors - will start the march from Nepal embassy and reach Palika Bazar via Barakhamba Road. "Things would be worse if it was not for the informal recycling sector - waste pickers, kabariwalas and recyclers. Swachh Bharat is not possible without them who play an important role in collection and recycling of waste," said Chitra Mukherjee, outreach and advocacy manager at the NGO. A Chintan study shows this group saves 3.6 more times green house gases in Delhi alone compared to any other waste project in India receiving carbon credits. "Unfortunately, they are treated like the waste they handle, stigmatised and brutalised by society. Their health suffers and they suffer bites, allergies and humiliation by the municipal authorities," the NGO ...
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Bringing them together 28.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Bringing them together
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Carbon credits a shot in the arm for FaL-G brick units 28.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Carbon credits a shot in the arm for FaL-G brick units
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China leads charge for carbon emissions pricing, UN approves of plan 27.9.2014 DNA: Mumbai
Millions of visitors and residents could hardly miss the message projected on the side of the world famous United Nations building in New York this week: "Put a price on carbon". At the UN's Climate Summit this week a diverse group of global leaders, from World Bank president Jim Yong Kim to California Governor Jerry Brown, spoke of the need for polluters to pay for each ton of carbon they emit. More than 1,000 companies pledged their support for the effort. Carbon pricing, largely rejected by the United States and struggling in Europe, is suddenly all the rage, with China leading the charge. The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter plans to establish a national market for carbon permit trading in 2016 and has already launched seven regional pilot markets. Boosters of carbon pricing policies say that once China sets a national price on carbon, others will follow. "Once China goes live, that will establish a major price (signal) that will affect all the other markets and all other (carbon) prices," said ...
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Chile becomes first South American country to tax carbon emissions 27.9.2014 DNA: Top News
President Michelle Bachelet of Chile enacted new environmental tax legislation on Friday making the country the first in South America to tax carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Part of a broad tax reform, Chile's carbon tax will target the power sector, particularly generators operating thermal plants with installed capacity equal or larger than 50 megawatts (MW). These installations will be charged $5 per tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) released. Thermal plants fueled by biomass and smaller installations will be exempt. The new tax is meant to force power producers to gradually move to cleaner sources to help reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions and meet its voluntary target of cutting these gases 20% from 2007 levels by 2020. Earlier this year, Mexico imposed a tax on the sale of several fossil fuels, based on their carbon content, averaging $3 per tonne of CO2. In Mexico, companies are able to use carbon credits to reduce their tax bills, a provision not considered in Chile. Central-American ...
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Carbon credit cheques distributed 22.9.2014 Hindu: News
Over 80 entrepreneurs from Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and the State received cheques worth Rs. 96 lakh at the last of the cheque distribution ceremonies for carbon credit programme of the...
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