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  1. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Wall Street sit-in sends message to global finance, seen as fuelling climate crisis

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Activists bid to disrupt hub of global finance, which they blame for crisis Climate protesters' Wall St message A day after more than 100,000 people ... we've got to shut down Wall Street" and bounced huge balloons meant to represent carbon dioxide bubbles. "I wanted to come specifically to disrupt Wall Street because it's Wall ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:18am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia on Thursday became the first country in the world to scrap a carbon tax as the upper house of the legislature also discarded plans for a trading scheme based on emissions The Australian Senate voted on Thursday to scrap the country’s carbon tax and plans for emissions trading, a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott that leaves ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    EU urges China to roll out carbon trading nationwide ahead of 2020 target

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:01am by Li Jing

    ... more energy-efficient and reduces its carbon footprint can sell carbon credits to help finance investment. Senior officials have previously said a nationwide roll-out of the carbon market would ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Top European climate official says a carbon cap would not expose Beijing to greater pressure to agree to a new international climate treaty EU presses ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate chief urges ‘bold’ steps to curb carbon emissions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... on Sunday called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable. “The world can still combat climate change but only if nations raise their collective ambition to achieve a carbon-neutral world in the second half of the century,” said Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN ...

  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    First commercial carbon-capture project, in Canada, will be closely watched

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Alberta World's eyes on carbon-capture project Canada will today launch the world's first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage project at a coal-fired power plant, a closely watched experiment designed to cut 90 per cent of the plant's carbon emissions. The carbon-capture unit at the Boundary Dam power plant in Estevan, Saskatchewan, ...

  6. News - China

    Hubei plans province’s first carbon auction next month

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Government to hand out 90 per cent, or 270 million, permits to emitters for free Hubei province will auction up to two million carbon permits at a government-set minimum price next month to kick-start the nation’s sixth pilot emissions trading scheme (ETS). Hubei’s carbon market will be only the second to sell a share of the permits. In most of the other trial ...

  7. News - China - CLIMATE CHANGE

    China will seek a peak in carbon emissions 'as soon as possible', vice-premier says

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:04pm by Jing Li

    ... Jing Li jing.li@scmp.com China says it will honour pledge to reduce carbon emissions as analysts say public concern over pollution is stirring the government into action 'High ... to the possibility of a carbon cap. Xie also confirmed that China would announce its post-2020 carbon emission targets by March next year to help secure a new global treaty on climate change by the end ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Funding requests face tough crowd when Legco Finance Committee meeting resumes

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Jeffie Lam Waste projects will be top of the pile when Finance Committee meeting resumes Funding requests facing tough crowd in Legco Waste infrastructure projects will top the agenda when the Legco Finance Committee meeting resumes on Friday, but pan-democrats are expected to stall proceedings as they vent their anger over the government's crackdown ...

  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Gang of six arrested for illegally carbonating draft beer

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 06:09pm by He Huifeng

    ... for illegally carbonating draft beer with industrial carbon dioxide, the Guangzhou Daily reported. Five restaurant owners in the city were also arrested for selling beers on draft with the toxic gas. ... since 2009. Regular carbon dioxide will make beer bubbly. But at 7.5 yuan (HK$9.45) per litre, its price is more than three times higher than industrial carbon dioxide.   ...

  10. News - China - CLIMATE CHANGE

    China's carbon emissions more than US and EU combined, data shows

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:39am by AGENCIES, Li Jing

    ... Agencies in Oslo and New York and Li Jing China carbon emissions 'more than US plus EU' China's carbon emissions have soared to eclipse those of the United States ... initiatives to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The Global Carbon Project report, by leading research institutes, found that global greenhouse gas emissions would hit a record high this year, driven ...




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