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Peru’s forests store more CO2 than US emits in a year, research shows

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Carbon mapping by Carnegie Institute reveals nearly seven billion tonnes of carbon stored in Peru’s rainforests, in a technique that could help preserve such stores to reduce carbon emissions.

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Europe and the ‘why me?’ approach to decarbonisation

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A slowdown in the EU’s pace of climate action may inspire unintended reciprocal measures in the runup to the 2015 global climate summit in Paris

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Direct Action: Coalition will provide an extra $1bn to emissions reduction fund

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Only 130 Australian companies will have any limits set on their greenhouse pollution

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Europe must set a new renewable energy target

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The UK will face the consequences in lost jobs and investment if the EU doesn’t agree a 2030 renewables goal

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This gamble on carbon and the climate could trigger a new financial crisis

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There is little evidence that institutional investors have recognised that they are sitting on a carbon-asset timebomb . . . → Read More: This gamble on carbon and the climate could trigger a new financial crisis

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Marshall Islands calls for leadership from Australia on climate change

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Vice-president of Pacific island nation says more needs to be done to avoid countries being swamped by rising sea levels . . . → Read More: Marshall Islands calls for leadership from Australia on climate change

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Emissions trading reforms raise price of pollution permits

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Policymakers say a higher price is essential to encourage more greenhouse gas reductions across Europe’s industry . . . → Read More: Emissions trading reforms raise price of pollution permits

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MEPs reject key reform of emissions trading scheme

Green campaigners condemn the defeat as a ‘monumental failure’ to mend the carbon trading market . . . → Read More: MEPs reject key reform of emissions trading scheme

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Domestic Emission Trading Systems in Developing Countries

Since the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the establishment of a harmonised international carbon market has been seen as one of the main strategies in international climate policy. Designing a harmonised international carbon market is not only seen as a main strategy under the Kyoto Protocol, but also a key goal of the European Union.

In a recently published policy paper, Wolfgang Sterk and Florian Mersmannfrom Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Wuppertal, Germany, analyzed six developing countries with possible domestic emissions trading systems and the possibilities of linking them to existing trading . . . → Read More: Domestic Emission Trading Systems in Developing Countries

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