Emissions Trading

Early shift to emissions trading scheme: a primer

Carbon

Peter Hannam The early shift to an emissions trading scheme explained

Ross Garnaut: Climate deal marks acceleration by US

No Great Wall between China's Xi Jinping and the US's Barack Obama when it comes to climate action.

Peter Hannam Ross Garnaut, a China expert and compiler of two emissions trading reviews for governments, said the US-China deal represents a bigger shift for the Americans.

IPCC report: Little time left to act on climate change

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has produced its final report.

Nick Miller Three leading experts from the IPCC discuss the climate challenges facing the world.

Remove shark nets, introduce mining bans: green groups' wish list for NSW

Koala in NSW

Peter Hannam The Coalition governments under Barry O’Farrell and Mike Baird have “declared war on the environment” since taking office in 2011, according to nine leading green groups in the...

Carbon debate won't die with Senate vote

Not going away - the climate challenge

Peter Hannam Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be hoping Thursday’s expected repeal of the carbon tax will leave the issue “dead, buried and cremated” much like a previous contested policy,...

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Al Gore, EU climate chief Connie Hedegaard regret carbon price repeal

Gore and Palmer in Canberra last month.

Peter Hannam Al Gore says the Abbott government’s repeal of the carbon tax is “a disappointing step" that will leave Australia falling behind other rich nations in reducing emissions.

Carbon emission challenge will not go away

environment - coal-fired power plant

Peter Hannam The demise of the carbon price closes one chapter in the tortured tale of Australia’s climate change policy. But the story is far from over.

Carbon price helped curb emissions, ANU study finds

All hot air? Carbon pricing was starting to work.

Peter Hannam Australia cut carbon dioxide emissions from its electricity sector by as much as 17 million tonnes because of the carbon price and would have curbed more had industry expected the price to be...

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Back to 'ground zero' with carbon tax repeal

Climate goals will remain a challenge, post-carbon tax.

Peter Hannam The demise of the carbon price closes one chapter in the tortured tale of Australia’s climate change policy but the story is far from over.

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NSW Labor conference backs ambitious climate goal

Less of this wanted.

Peter Hannam Labor’s state conferences in NSW and Tasmania have backed more ambitious climate change action, maintaining pressure on federal counterparts to stick with a carbon price policy.

CO2 market hurt by Australian, Russian policy, World Bank says

Efforts to put a value on greenhouse- gas emissions to contain global warming are being hurt as countries from Australia to Russia and Japan pull back from carbon-reduction commitments, according to...

Fossil-fuel reliance puts world on track for 3.6-degree rise in temperature: report

Energy investments are still mostly in fossil fuels.

Peter Hannam Global investment in fossil-fuel energy continues to outpace new spending on renewable sources, leaving the world on track for temperature increases of 3.

UN climate talks stall over future of carbon markets

China floods: what will be next cab off the rank?

The use of carbon markets to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions was dealt a blow on Sunday after two weeks of United Nations talks on designing and reforming the mechanisms ended in deadlock.

EU curbs climate ambitions as economy gets priority

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The European Union scaled back its long-term climate and energy ambitions, proposing less stringent targets than in the past, because of tougher economic conditions and the need to curb rising energy...

Plans to halt deforestation at risk unless donors stump up

Donor nations, rainforest-rich countries and multilateral institutions will have to spend tens of billions of dollars in the next few years to ensure that nations undergoing deforestation will have...

Direct action likely to fall far short of Australia's carbon goal, report finds

Carbon tax

Australia's new climate plan would cut less than 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions needed to meet its 2020 target, while the omission of more stringent rules would reduce this to below 30 per...

UK reneweables surge as carbon emissions slide

A row of terrace houses is silohouteed against a sunset in London, U.K., on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling will set aside 1 billion pounds ($1.45 billion) to revive house building in the U.K., a person familiar with the matter said, after the financial crisis slashed the number of
construction projects in half in the last year. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg News

U.K. renewable power generation rose 28 per cent last year as more wind farms and solar plants came online with the country's greenhouse gas emissions dropped 1.

Kyoto extension to limit carbon market access to some nations

The deal to extend pollution limits under the Kyoto Protocol restricts the ability of Japan, Russia, Canada and New Zealand to take advantage of carbon market mechanisms under the United Nations...

Obama officials join talks to curb airline emissions

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A more than decade-long quest for a global plan to curb airline emissions is likely to pick up speed this week, with a meeting set for a new high-level team of officials, including two US government...

Markets

EU efforts mount to save carbon market

Six environment and climate chiefs, including German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier and U.K. Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Davey, pressed European Union lawmakers to back a rescue plan for the...