Carbon finance http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27285/all en CORRECTED-Obama wins praise abroad for climate change goals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/obama-wins-praise-abroad-climate-change-goals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects paragraph 25 to show EU and Australia target deeper emission cuts, not EU and Canada)</p> <p>* EU Commission, Australia PM among those praising Obama</p> <p>* Obama may have best chances if he side-steps Congress</p> <p>* New U.N. deal may take effect in 2020, too late for many</p> <p>By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/obama-wins-praise-abroad-climate-change-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Environment Politics Technology United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:30:29 +0000 5737810 at http://www.globalpost.com Gone with the wind: French scheme targets farting cows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/gone-the-wind-french-scheme-targets-farting-cows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French cattle feed company on Tuesday unveiled a novel form of carbon credits aimed at incentivising farmers to stop cows from emitting climate-changing farts.</p> <p>Grass-chewing farm animals are an often-overlooked contributor to global warming, as their emissions are of methane, a gas that is two dozen times more efficient than carbon dioxide in trapping solar heat.</p> <p>In France, cattle account for five percent of the country's carbon output.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/gone-the-wind-french-scheme-targets-farting-cows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Climate change policy Medicine AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:31:06 +0000 5753827 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-EU parliament hesitates in drafting law for CO2 fix http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-2-eu-parliament-hesitates-start-next-stage-co2-fix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dominant EU member Germany has yet to take a stance</p> <p>* EU politicians to meet again on the issue next week</p> <p>* Member states to debate separately, also next week</p> <p>By Barbara Lewis and Nina Chestney</p> <p>BRUSSELS/LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - European lawmakers backed an emergency plan to save the world's biggest market for carbon allowances from collapse on Tuesday, but put off drafting the necessary legislation, sending prices down by as much as 20 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-2-eu-parliament-hesitates-start-next-stage-co2-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Climate change Climate change policy Entertainment Environment Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:45:04 +0000 5759778 at http://www.globalpost.com Euro MPs back plans to freeze pollution credits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/euro-mps-back-plans-freeze-pollution-credits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Parliament's environment committee on Tuesday backed efforts to make investment in clean technology financially more attractive by freezing about 900 million tonnes of pollution credits available to companies in 2013-2015.</p> <p>The EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS) -- carbon credits that can be bought or sold -- are providing little incentive so far for firms to change their ways because their prices are too low.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/euro-mps-back-plans-freeze-pollution-credits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Climate change policy Environment Technology AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:16:40 +0000 5759816 at http://www.globalpost.com China to tax carbon emissions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/china-tax-carbon-emissions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Feb 20 (EFE).- China will impose a new tax on carbon-dioxide emissions as part of policies aimed at protecting the environment and improving air quality, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.</p> <p>In an article on its Web site, the ministry did not go into specifics nor provide a timetable but it said municipal authorities would be responsible for collecting the tax.</p> <p>Coal-fired power producers have paid pollution-discharge fees for their sulfur-dioxide emissions for the past decade, but carbon dioxide thus far has not been taxed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/china-tax-carbon-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance China Climate change policy Environment Technology Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:22:02 +0000 5767191 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa to introduce carbon tax from 2015 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/safrica-introduce-carbon-tax-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa will introduce a tax on carbon emissions in 2015 amid concerns of global warming, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Wednesday.</p> <p>The tax to come into effect in January 2015 will be levied at 120 rand ($14) per tonne of carbon dioxide and will be subject to a 10 percent increase every year for the first five years.</p> <p>"To soften the impact, a tax-free exemption threshold of 60 percent will be set with additional allowances for emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries," he proposed in his 2013 budget speech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/safrica-introduce-carbon-tax-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Climate change policy Environment AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:01:12 +0000 5768484 at http://www.globalpost.com EU court rejects Polish challenge to CO2 emissions system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/eu-court-rejects-polish-challenge-co2-emissions-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A top EU court rejected Thursday a challenge by Poland, heavily dependent on coal, to the bloc's controversial greenhouse gas trading system.</p> <p>The General Court said the European Union's allocation of free carbon dioxide credits for 2013 was fully in keeping with EU law and that the Polish complaint had no basis.</p> <p>The EU Emissions Trading System for CO2, the greenhouse gas widely blamed for global warming, first allocates an amount of pollution credits free to companies. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/eu-court-rejects-polish-challenge-co2-emissions-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Climate change policy Environment Technology AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:30:59 +0000 5776065 at http://www.globalpost.com S Korea-climate change http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/s-korea-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- The world is at grave risk from climate change, and massive floods, droughts and other natural disasters have "intolerable" impacts on global security, South Korea's vice foreign minister warned Thursday.</p> <p>"The risks posed by the impacts of climate change such as frequent and intensive floods and droughts are real and have reached an intolerable level," Second Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul told a forum on climate change in Seoul.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/s-korea-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Environment United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Yonhap News Agency Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:00:45 +0000 5789551 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh taking ahead REDD+: Hasan Mahmud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/bangladesh-taking-ahead-redd-hasan-mahmud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Sunday said Bangladesh has taken a major move to take the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) agenda ahead.</p><P>Bangladesh joined the UN-REDD programme in August 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/bangladesh-taking-ahead-redd-hasan-mahmud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Environment Forestry Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:18:06 +0000 Asianet 5806929 at http://www.globalpost.com EU lawmakers face close vote on pollution credit freeze http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/eu-lawmakers-face-close-vote-pollution-credit-freeze <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Controversial plans to revive the EU's faltering carbon cap-and-trade system so as to cut greenhouse gas emissions face a tough test in the European Parliament on Tuesday.</p> <p>EU officials say they expect a "very close" vote after the European People's Party, the largest group in the parliament, said it would oppose a bid to make investment in clean technology financially more attractive by freezing some EU pollution credits.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/eu-lawmakers-face-close-vote-pollution-credit-freeze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Climate change policy Environment European Union Technology AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:15:36 +0000 5817011 at http://www.globalpost.com EU lawmakers reject plan to make polluters pay more http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/eu-lawmakers-reject-plan-make-polluters-pay-more-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European lawmakers defied the European Commission Tuesday to vote down controversial plans to make polluters pay more under a scheme designed to cut greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.</p> <p>The European Parliament voted 334 against, with 315 for and 63 abstentions on a proposal to freeze 900 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emission credits in 2013-15.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/eu-lawmakers-reject-plan-make-polluters-pay-more-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Climate change policy Environment European Union Technology AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:33:43 +0000 5817356 at http://www.globalpost.com EU lawmakers reject plan to make polluters pay more http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/eu-lawmakers-reject-plan-make-polluters-pay-more-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European lawmakers defied the European Commission Tuesday to vote down controversial plans to make polluters pay more under a scheme designed to cut greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.</p> <p>The European Parliament voted 334 against, with 315 for and 63 abstentions on a proposal to freeze 900 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emission credits in 2013-15.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/eu-lawmakers-reject-plan-make-polluters-pay-more-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Climate change policy Environment European Union Technology AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:02:07 +0000 5817587 at http://www.globalpost.com Governments, industry nearing consensus on oil and gas emissions: think-tank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/governments-industry-nearing-consensus-oil-and-gas-emissions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - An independent sustainable development think-tank says Alberta, Ottawa and the oil and gas industry are close to reaching a meaningful consensus on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.</p> <p>The Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development has crunched the numbers of a range of proposals on the table.</p> <p>Vice-president Dave Sawyer says the so-called 40-and-40 proposal that has been floated by the Alberta government is probably the best option, as long as it is modified so that it has a two-tier price for compliance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/governments-industry-nearing-consensus-oil-and-gas-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Climate change policy Environment oil and gas Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 02 May 2013 20:00:31 +0000 5830055 at http://www.globalpost.com EU lawmakers to vote on reform of 'polluter pays' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/eu-lawmakers-vote-reform-polluter-pays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU lawmakers will vote again on controversial plans to make polluters pay more for the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming, after narrowly rejecting the proposal last month, a top MEP said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The European Parliament's Environment Committee will issue a new report on June 19 on the plan to freeze pollution credits covering 900 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, committee head Matthias Groote said on his Twitter account.</p> <p>The "report will then be submitted to a vote in (parliament's) July plenary session," Groote added. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/eu-lawmakers-vote-reform-polluter-pays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Climate change Climate change policy AFP Tue, 07 May 2013 13:00:21 +0000 5832432 at http://www.globalpost.com EU environment agency: Greenhouse gases emissions in 2011 lowest in 14 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130529/eu-environment-agency-greenhouse-gases-emissions-2011-lowest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>COPENHAGEN - The EU's environmental agency says the 27-nation bloc's greenhouse emissions in 2011 were the lowest since it began monitoring them in 1990.</p> <p>The European Environment Agency says greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.3 per cent compared to 2010, and were 18.4 per cent below 1990 levels. It cited a milder winter in 2011 as the main reason for the drop.</p> <p>Agency director Jacqueline McGlade said Wednesday the European Union was "making clear progress towards its emission targets."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130529/eu-environment-agency-greenhouse-gases-emissions-2011-lowest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Environment United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change The Canadian Press Wed, 29 May 2013 16:32:18 +0000 5848029 at http://www.globalpost.com