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European Commission plots carbon markets recovery

June 30, 2011

A year that began with confidence-rattling fraud now heads towards a new emissions credit supply phase, updated green industry incentives and cautious hope for regional and global emissions targets.

Protests about nuclear power

The nuclear policy debate after Fukushima

June 1, 2011

The accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami has led many countries to slow down or cease their nuclear energy programmes.

Sir David King, head of the Smith school of Enterprise and the Environment

UK low-carbon sector let down by banks and state, says scientist

February 14, 2011

Sir David King, former chief scientific advisor to the UK government, believes the UK's policy-makers and financiers fail to support its promising low-carbon sector. The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, which he heads, is working to change that.

The reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation movement, or REDD, was an emotive subject at the UN climate meeting in Cancun

Cancun maintains the status quo

January 31, 2011

The UN climate meeting in Cancun was widely viewed as being more productive than the 2009 event in Copenhagen, but many in the carbon trading markets came away feeling that too little had been achieved.

Chandran Nair teaser

Asia must not follow the consumption-based growth model of the West

December 23, 2010

Chandran Nair, founder of the Global Institute for Tomorrow, argues that Asia should instead be brave in imposing limits on the exploitation of resources.

Stanley Fink

Stanley Fink: no more excuses in funding renewable energy

December 23, 2010

A workable way of financing renewable energy must be found before it is too late - and there are no more excuses, regardless of the state of the world's economy.

Video star

Saving the planet or self-preservation?

November 24, 2010

Undeterred by the harsh economic climate, banks continued to announce green IT initiatives throughout the crisis, but are these projects motivated more out of concern for the bottom line than the environment?

Copenhagen

The carbon market wheels keep on turning slowly

February 1, 2010

Much was expected but little emerged from the climate talks in Copenhagen in 2009. As the financial crisis hit, discussion about the cap and trade system got pushed back. In Europe, market participants are worried about the move from government-allocated carbon credits to market auctions.

Smoke

Is a rethink needed on the CDM?

October 28, 2009

Whatever happens at the UN meetings in Copenhagen this December, the carbon markets will have to re-examine the structures put in place by the Kyoto Protocol, not least the Clean Development Mechanism. But is it beyond repair or just in need of a tune-up? Writer Jim Kharouf

Tackling climate change

October 5, 2009

Global leaders must find a common policy to tackle climate change, and must do so immediately, regardless of the additional challenges posed by the economic downturn.

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