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$ 33.4 billion M&A in RE space in 2010

July 5, 2011 by

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Global RE sector witnessed M & A activity worth USD 33.4 billion in 2010 with the Asia-Pacific region (including India) contributing 12 per cent of the total value, according to recent report by PwC. 2010 saw 530 deals as against 319 in 2009, though the value dropped against the USD 48.8 billion in 2009. Asia […]

Climate change actions – best and worst performing countries to be awarded by Richard Branson

April 5, 2011 by

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Richard Branson recently announced new awards for the best and worst performing countries on climate change action. The British billionaire entrepreneur is the co-founder of the Carbon War Room, a non-profit organisation that promotes business solutions to climate change. These awards are being added to the high-profile Gigaton Awards to spur government action. The Gigaton […]

Carbon Tax – Australia

February 25, 2011 by

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The Australian Government recently announced a proposal to introduce carbon tax on Australia’s largest emitters of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) . Australia cannot afford to lag behind other developed nations in reducing its emissions.  This proposal was designed by the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee (MPCCC). Agreed to by the government and the Greens, the proposal sets […]

When would Australia put a price on carbon?

January 25, 2011 by

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The Vivid Economics report measured the six countries’ environmental performances by pitting their respective climate change policies to their indirect pricing policies such as pollution price tag, subsidies and regulations which is then gauged in dollars per tonne of carbon pollution. Australia’s performance was better than only South Korea when compared to its major trading […]

GHG Emissions – Rich countries are the worst

January 25, 2011 by

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A recently published index in Norway ranks United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the worst performer in GHG emissions and Australia as the second worst country in the world. The index of 183 countries created by a British consultancy looks at current and historic emissions levels. As could be expected, rich countries and OPEC members dominated […]

Mr Combet’ speech at Investor Group on Climate Change Forum

January 17, 2011 by

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On Friday 17 December 2010, Mr Combet , Climate Change Minister of Australia gave a speech at  the Investor Group on Climate Change Forum (IIGCC). The IIGCC is a forum for collaboration on climate change for European investors. There are currently more than 65 members, including some of the largest pension funds and asset managers in […]

New Zealand – Climate Change Policy

December 3, 2010 by

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The chief policy tool in New Zealand to reduce GHG emissions is the NZ ETS. Through this, NZ has introduced a price on GHG emissions to incentivise reduction and growth of forests. This NZ ETS has linkages to international markets such as the CDM and the EU ETS by making the reduction units or allowances […]