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UN urges aviation sector to slash carbon emissions

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 17, 2010

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres urged the air transport industry on Thursday to press on with curbs on emissions, underlining that it held "critical keys" to tackling global warming.

Aviation produces an estimated two percent of global emissions from human...

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World Bank sells 500,000 U.N. carbon offsets

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 16, 2010

The World Bank has sold 500,000 United Nations-backed carbon offsets for the U.N.'s adaptation fund, Credit Suisse, which acted as a dealer for the sale, said in a statement.

The transaction took place during the period Aug. 27 to Sept. 10, and the end-buyers varied...

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Nations meet on climate cash, UN sees long haul

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Sep 3, 2010

About 45 nations met on Thursday to seek ways to raise billions of dollars in aid to help the poor combat climate change as the United Nations warned them of a long haul to slow global warming.

Environment ministers and senior officials in Geneva were reviewing whether...

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World cannot afford worsening disasters, warns UN climate change chief

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Sep 3, 2010

The world cannot afford escalating disasters of the kind recently witnessed in Pakistan and Russia, the top United Nations climate change official said today, underscoring the need for governments to take swift action to lead the world towards a low-carbon future.


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U.N. climate panel urged to reform, stick to science

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 31, 2010

The U.N. climate panel should make predictions only when it has solid evidence and should avoid policy advocacy, scientists said in a report on Monday that called for thorough reform of the body.

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was widely...

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UN panel once exaggerated costs of climate fight — by 1,000 times

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 26, 2010

Highlighting errors you made almost a decade ago isn’t often a good way to raise your credibility — but it might help the U.N. panel of climate scientists after controversy over mistakes in its most recent 2007 report.

In 2003, I was at a conference in Moscow at which...

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Yes Bank, CarbonDesk Set up Venture to Sell UN Emission Credits in India

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 26, 2010

Yes Bank Ltd., a privately owned Indian lender, and CarbonDesk Group Plc agreed to cooperate on emissions-cutting projects to generate offset credits.

The venture aims to increase the amount of Certified Emissions Reduction credits produced in India, help curb...

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Environmentalists Claim UN Board Supporting Scam

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 23, 2010

A U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could lead to reining in what European and U.S. environmentalists call a gigantic scam.

The executive board of the U.N.'s Clean Development Mechanism said...

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Tata Power plant's carbon status denial upsets investors

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 14, 2010

A U.N. carbon credit scheme's rejection of a huge coal power plant by Tata Power(TTPW.BO) deprives the project of revenue running into hundreds of millions of euros and rings alarm bells for investors developing similar plants.

The incident spotlights a controversial U...

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US says it's committed to cutting greenhouse gases

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 3, 2010

The United States has assured international negotiators it remains committed to reducing carbon emissions over the next 10 years, despite the collapse of efforts to legislate a climate bill.
U.S. delegate Jonathan Pershing told a climate conference in Bonn, Germany,...

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