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Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

Video: Low carbon policies driving automotive boom

Business Green - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:03am

Video highlights the findings of the Low CVP's latest report showing how environmental policies have helped the automotive sector grow


Categories: Climate Change News

Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

BRICS group announce plan for $100bn sustainable development bank

Business Green - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:10am

"We reiterate our belief that renewable and clean energy, research and development of new technologies and energy efficiency, can constitute an important driver to promote sustainable development"


Categories: Climate Change News

Fracking firm ‘underplayed’ heavy lorries needed for Sussex drilling

Business Green - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:35am

Local officials refute claims made by Celtique Energie about the noise levels and numbers of heavy good vehicles


Categories: Climate Change News

Could Rising Aviation Emissions be Good for the Environment?

REDD Monitor - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:14am
By Adam Whitmore, The Energy Collective, 14 July 2014 | International aviation sector is likely to require a substantial number of offsets to meet its goal of achieving carbon neutrality above a 2020 baseline. If these offsets are forestry related there is the possibility of generating substantial biodiversity co-benefits... One source of offsets that looks particularly promising is reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD)... For a satisfactory scheme any offsets will of course need to be high quality, including meeting the usual tests of additionally, permanence and so forth, with adequate governance a prerequisite. Buffers, exchange rates or risk premiums may be necessary to account for residual risks around permanence, leakage and other factors, or to realise an explicit goal of generating net benefits, with (for illustration) 1.5 tonnes of REDD offsets required for every tonne of aviation emissions.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

Australia’s carbon reversal sets new tone for global climate talks

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:14am
Source: Globe & Mail - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to repeal his country’s carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in Canada.
Categories: Climate Change News

[UK] Solicitor suspended over boiler-room scam

REDD Monitor - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:07am
Legal Futures, 17 July 2014 | A solicitor involved in boiler-room scams has been suspended from practising for 18 months by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). Andrew Lawrence Greystoke, of Atlantic Law, London, had already been found guilty by the then Financial Services Authority (FSA) to have recklessly signed off the approval of 50 UK investment advertisements issued by unregulated Spanish stockbroker firms. He did so without taking reasonable steps to ensure the advertisements were clear, fair and not misleading, and despite having reason to doubt that the Spanish firms would deal with UK consumers in an honest and reliable way.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

[Laos] Carbon credit sales stall as agencies work slowly

REDD Monitor - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:02am
Vientiane Times, 6 July 2014 | Officials are unsure when Laos will be able to start selling its carbon credits as the state agencies in charge of preparing for the sale have been working far too slowly. Carbon credits are permits representing the amount of carbon that has not been emitted, showing that the owner has the right to offset that amount of carbon dioxide. The country’s extensive forest cover can be sold to other countries as carbon credits. Laos would have started selling carbon credits last year had work progressed well, deputy director general of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s Forest Department Khamphay Manivong told Vientiane Times at the recent meeting of the REDD + Task Force. "Up until now Laos has not been able to sell its carbon credits as officials from state agencies in charge of the work do not understand what they were supposed to do, which has affected preparations," he said.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

The Ecosystem Marketplace's Forest Carbon News

REDD Monitor - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:56am
Ecosystem Marketplace, 16 July 2014 | As Steve Zwick reports, though, REDD didn't create an "incentive" to save the forests. A typical palm-oil plantation generates $1,000 per hectare in pure profit – more than twenty-fold the income that could be generated from the sale of offsets. So REDD will not sway those responding to purely economic incentives, but it does create a financing mechanism that may make it possible for people who want to save forests to do so. The Rimba Raya project has sold five million tonnes of offsets since 2010 and verified another five million tonnes of emissions reductions, more than four million of which remain unsold.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

30% of Borneo's rainforests destroyed since 1973

REDD Monitor - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:28am
By Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com, 16 July 2014 | More than 30 percent of Borneo's rainforests have been destroyed over the past forty years due to fires, industrial logging, and the spread of plantations, finds a new study that provides the most comprehensive analysis of the island's forest cover to date. The research, published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, shows that just over a quarter of Borneo's lowland forests remain intact. The study, which involved an international team of scientists led by David Gaveau and Erik Meijaard, is based on satellite data and aerial photographs. That approach enabled the researchers to separate industrial plantations from selectively-logged natural forests, while also mapping the extent of logging roads for various elevations, distinguishing between highly endangered lowland forests and inaccessible high-elevation forests.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests
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