• Germany To Break Climate Aid Promises

    • Date: 26/06/10

    Germany will not deliver the financial aid to help developing countries deal with climate change it promised at the Copenhagen climate summit last December, media reports say. According to a report in news magazine Der Spiegel, cuts in Germany’s environment and development budget mean that the money promised for 2011 and 2012 will not be […]

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  • They Think It’s All Over

    • Date: 26/06/10

    In December, delegates from 193 countries took part in the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen in an attempt to form an agreement on how to combat global warming beyond 2012, when the Kyoto Protocol expires. Due to a division among industrialized countries, emerging economic powers like China and India and developing […]

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  • EU Climate Policy Put On Ice

    • Date: 26/06/10

    Proposals for a European carbon tax have been kicked into the long grass following a debate between EU commissioners, who face divisions between member states whilst the effects of the financial crisis are still being felt. A suggested tax of 20 euros per tonne of C02 contained in fuels had been made by Taxation and […]

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  • Australia May Wait Forever On Climate Change

    • Date: 24/06/10

    In her first speech as Australia’s new prime minister, Julia Gillard assured her nation that she will not be rushing in any climate change policies, and certainly not carbon taxes, because there is no consensus on the need for carbon taxes.Gillard is known for her strong support of unions and tepid support of action on […]

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  • Anti-Green Putsch: Climate Delayers Topple Rudd

    • Date: 24/06/10

    JULIA Gillard has made no concrete commitment on when to put a price on carbon emissions, despite former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd urging his party to try passing an emissions trading scheme after the election. Speaking after she had toppled Mr Rudd yesterday, Ms Gillard said she would now work to build a public consensus […]

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  • Japan Delays Emissions Trading Laws

    • Date: 20/06/10

    Japan is the latest developed nation to see emissions trading plans delayed but has vowed to see legislation passed in time for the UN climate conference in Mexico at the end of the year. The government has conceded it would not get climate legislation passed on schedule through the upper house in the current session […]

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  • U.S. Democrats Lack Consensus On Climate Bill

    • Date: 18/06/10

    Senate Democrats emerged from a special caucus meeting in the Capitol on Thursday with no clear consensus yet on the fate of energy and climate legislation due on the floor before the August recess. Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada dedicated an hourlong session to a “full, frank discussion” of three competing proposals for overhauling […]

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  • European Carbon Market: A Haven For Tax Fraud

    • Date: 17/06/10

    Flying below the American radar, a tax scandal has been rocking the global carbon markets. Ironically, it is emanating from Copenhagen, the city that six months ago hosted the world’s largest climate summit. But back in 2007, long before COP 15 arrived, the Danes began working behind the scenes to host a growing cadre of […]

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