The schemes are two out of seven pilot schemes selected by the Chinese central government to try out various approaches to tackle fast raising greenhouse gas emissions with private-sector mechanisms. China's emissions intensity target (carbon dioxide emissions/GDP) of 17% reduction by 2015 from 2010 levels is broken down to cities and regions. Shenzhen for example will have to meet an emissions intensity reduction target of 21 per cent.
The European Parliament will vote for a second time on whether or not to withhold 900 million emission allowances from the market over the next two years on 19th of June and in the first week of July after the original proposals failed earlier this year.
“The European Emissions Trading Scheme has achieved what it was designed to do, namely
- ensure the quantifiable limitation of certain industrial sectors’ emissions between 2008 and 2012 while at the same time
The Africa Carbon Forum brings together main actors and stakeholders from the carbon markets: Project owners, project developers, representatives from economic sectors relevant for the CDM; National climate change focal points, national CDM offices, Investment Promotion Agencies, Designated National Authorities (DNAs); Service providers, financial institutions and intermediary companies and representatives from several multilateral agencies.
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The meeting took place at the offices of CBEEX and its purpose was for Minister Ek to inform herself of the progress of China’s carbon trading pilot zones that, according to Mr. Du, shall be fully operational in 2013, as well as to get a better understanding of the roadmap to nation-wide carbon emissions trading, which should be in effect by 2015.
The Mali project is a wind farm located in the Northeast of China. It was registered with the UN in 2010 and also with the Gold Standard Foundation. The Gold Standard is a NGO backed certification scheme focusing on emission reducing projects that contribute to sustainable development.
Earlier this month, a long-anticipated climate milestone was measured in Hawaii: The last time the concentration of Earth's main greenhouse gas reached 400 ppm, the Arctic was ice-free and sea levels were over 10 meter higher.
“With 400 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere, we have crossed an historic threshold and entered a new danger zone. The world must wake up and take note of what this means for human security, human welfare and economic development.”
Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres
The set timetable for validation midyear and registration with the UN end of 2013 is on track. DG Works Ltd, a Rwandan company based in Kigali with experience in developing emission reducing projects, has come on board in the capacity as Coordinating and Managing Entity (CME) and a small scale grid-connected hydro power project has been selected as a pilot project.
Tricorona är världsledande på att utveckla projekt som minskar utsläppen av växthusgaser. Projekten används dels inom Kyotoprotokollets flexibla mekanismer och dels till frivilligmarknaden då företag, myndigheter och privatpersoner önskar klimatkompensera.
Tricoronas konsultorganisation stödjer kunder med att beräkna deras utsläpp av växthusgaser. vi söker nu en analytiker som kan medverka i hela kedjan från säljstöd till beräkning av utsläpp av växthusgaser och presentation av de färdiga rapporterna.
These schemes are expected to cover: - around 850 million people - around 30 per cent of the global economy, and - around 20 per cent of global emissions.
The sooner action is taken, the cheaper the overall bill to our economies will be. Assuming a 2 degree target we would need to reduce emissions year-on-year by over 2 %. The report contains an interesting annex detailing the climate change policies of all major economies.