Tag Archives: Kyoto Protocol

Poor information leaves government unable to properly manage environmental change


(The Commissioner’s Perspective—October 2011 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development) Ottawa, 4 October 2011—The federal government lacks reliable information to inform Canadians about environmental change and to take actions needed to safeguard environmental quality, says Scott Vaughan, … Continue reading

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World divided on new plan to combat global warming


A new plan to curb global warming risks becoming a battleground between rich and poor nations and could struggle to get off the ground as negotiators battle over the fate of the ailing Kyoto climate pact. SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A … Continue reading

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Sir David King: world should abandon Kyoto protocol on climate change


UK’s former chief scientist calls instead for a system where each nation is awarded a carbon emissions quota based on population The world should abandon the Kyoto protocol on climate change and move instead to a system where each nation … Continue reading

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Carbon cuts by developed countries cancelled out by imported goods


Kyoto protocol means carbon footprints are calculated for the countries producing goods, not those consuming them Cuts in carbon emissions by developed countries since 1990 have been cancelled out many times over by increases in imported goods from developing countries … Continue reading

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Greenhouse gases in the Earth system: setting the agenda to 2030


What do we need to know about greenhouse gases? Over the next 20 years, how should scientists study the role of greenhouse gases in the Earth system and the changes that are taking place? These questions were addressed at a … Continue reading

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Will China Start Carbon Trade?


2011-01-10 Scientific American, Coco Liu and Climatewire China moves toward carbon emissions trading to improve energy efficiency and competitiveness SHANGHAI — When professor Chen Hongbo tried to promote carbon trading in China three years ago, he found himself under fire. … Continue reading

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Carbon swap bank to beat climate change


2011-01-06 Interdisciplinary Environmental Review Could swapping carbon emissions rather than trading them reduce climate change? Australian researchers have suggested that nations should abandon the concept of carbon emissions trading in favor of a carbon swap bank that might lead to … Continue reading

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