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16 December 2011
Durban Platform: Agreement without detail.
25 November 2011
Durban Outlook: Sunny Weather, Gloomy Talks.
18 November 2011
Countdown to Durban: the state of play on finance and mechanisms
21 October 2011
Off To a Slow Start: South Korean 2012 Emissions Target.
16 July 2011
Australias Tax-then-Trade Proposal: Pricing, Arbitrage and Implications.
11 July 2011
EUA prices have fallen off a cliff over the last couple of weeks: from June 16 to 23, the Dec-11 EUA contract shed 17% of its value. Thursday June 23 was the most severe day, with the market dropping precipitously, falling 10% over the course of the day. These losses have once again left the carbon markets in a somewhat critical state.
29 June 2011
As policy-makers continue to struggle to find agreement on how nations can limit temperature rise to 2°C, it is now acknowledged that curbing deforestation can make a significant contribution to the efforts to mitigate climate change, given they account for approximately 20% of global emissions.
1 May 2011
Following on from the Meth Panel meeting on May 2 regarding methodology AM0001 for the destruction of HFC-23, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB) is set to meet on May 30 to vote on the proposed recommendations which seek to limit Certified Emission Reduction (CER) issuance from HFC-23 projects.
28 March 2011
In December 2010, the UK government proposed to impose a carbon price floor on its main fossil fuel suppliers. Under the proposal, utilities would pay the difference between the EUA price and the UK floor price, based on the carbon content of fuel consumed for generation.
18 March 2011
At Copenhagen in December 2009 developed countries committed to providing $100 billion per year in climate finance to developing countries by 2020, and although undecided, it is expected that most of the money will be sourced from......