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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 […]

China’s Energy Consumption continues to rise

March 1, 2011 by

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China, in line with being the largest source of GHG emissions, has increased it’s energy consumption by 5.9 percent last year. China remains the world’s fastest-growing major economy and the factories have ramped up production to fuel it. This data was released by the National Bureau of Statistics. In coal equivalent terms, the energy use […]

India on Rank 3 in GHG emissions

January 25, 2011 by

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India has recently overtaken Russia as the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. But the rank three comes with huge disparities – China is number one contributing 23 percent, the United States is second at about 22 percent and India is number three at about five percent. Indian per-capita emissions are still low but demand […]

World Mayors Sign Climate Agreement in Mexico City

December 7, 2010 by

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Mayors from around the world today signed an agreement to address climate change at the World Mayors Summit on Climate, hosted by the Government of Mexico City and Marcelo Ebrard, mayor of Mexico City and chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate. Representatives from 135 global cities signed the Mexico City Pact that  establishes […]

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 […]

CDM AND ITS SUCCESS IN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

November 30, 2010 by

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Introduction The clean development mechanism (CDM) was designed right from the beginning to meet multiple objectives. The CDM registers projects that reduce emissions and enhance removals of greenhouse gases, leading to certified emission reductions (CERs) that are tradable on carbon markets A key, complementary objective is that the CDM is to assist developing countries in […]

India on Rank 3 in GHG emissions – though distant!

October 6, 2010 by

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India has recently overtaken Russia as the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. But the rank three comes with huge disparities – China is number one contributing 23 percent, the United States is second at about 22 percent and India is number three at about five percent. Indian per-capita emissions are still low but demand […]