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Jan 11, 2013

Carbon market looks to Germany for price boost plan

LONDON/BRUSSELS, Jan 11 (Reuters) – The future of the
European Union’s emissions trading scheme, meant to be a
cornerstone of the bloc’s climate policy, is in the balance this
year as traders look to Germany to back a plan to boost low
prices.

Launched in 2005, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has
been beset by problems ranging from overestimating the number of
permits required by Europe’s industry, to fraud, to a glut of
permits generated by low demand during recession.

Dec 20, 2012

UK’s Met Office sees 2013 likely to be one of warmest on record

LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Global temperatures are forecast
to be 0.57 degrees above the long-term average next year, making
2013 one of the warmest years on record, Britain’s Met Office
said on Thursday.

“It is very likely that 2013 will be one of the warmest 10
years in the record which goes back to 1850, and it is likely to
be warmer than 2012,” the Met Office said in its annual forecast
for the coming year.

Dec 20, 2012

EU carbon market seen shrinking by a third in 2012

LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Europe’s carbon market is set to
lose a third of its value this year as an oversupply of permits
worsened, battering average prices and increasing pressure on
European governments to provide support.

The world’s biggest carbon scheme, the European Union’s
Emissions Trading System (ETS), was valued at a record $148
billion last year by The World Bank but analysts say that is
likely to have fallen to around $100 billion, a level not seen
since 2008.

Dec 14, 2012

Human link to climate change stronger than ever – draft report

LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) – International climate scientists
are more certain than ever that humans are responsible for
global warming, rising sea levels and extreme weather events,
according to a leaked draft report by an influential panel of
experts.

The early draft, which is still subject to change before a
final version is released in late 2013, showed that a rise in
global average temperatures since pre-industrial times was set
to exceed 2 degrees Celsius by 2100, and may reach 4.8 Celsius.

Nov 30, 2012

EU climate fight hit by new record low carbon price

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s leadership in the fight against climate change, already under fire at U.N. talks in Qatar, suffered a further setback on Friday as the carbon market it created to help spur a switch to greener energy tumbled to a record low.

The $148 billion EU Emissions Trading Scheme is core to Europe’s efforts to prompt utilities and industry to go green but carbon prices are currently far too low to provide that incentive.

Nov 30, 2012

EU carbon hits record low on vote delay

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Europe’s carbon market, aimed at
spurring industry to switch to greener energy, tumbled to a
record low on Friday after the European Commission put off a
decision on reducing its oversupply of carbon permits.

A cornerstone of its policies on tackling climate change,
the EU’s $148 billion Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is
languishing as carbon prices remain far too low to encourage
industry to switch to cleaner energy.

Nov 29, 2012

Scientists measure sea rise from polar ice melt

LONDON (Reuters) – The melting of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets has raised sea levels by 11.1 millimeters since 1992, a fifth of the total rise which threatens low-lying regions around the globe, a new study published on Thursday said.

The results of the study involving 47 researchers from 26 laboratories which was supported by the European Space Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration give the most accurate measurements of ice loss to date, they said in the journal Science.

Nov 28, 2012

Delhi, Mumbai among cities most at risk from climate impacts – study

LONDON (Reuters) – Time is running out for many developing countries like India to protect their growing cities against future environmental risks and resource scarcity, a report by engineering and design consultancy Atkins showed on Wednesday.

Atkins, together with the University College of London’s Development and Planning Unit and the UK government’s Department for International Development, assessed the risks, vulnerabilities and capabilities of 129 cities in 20 countries.

Nov 28, 2012

Developing cities must protect against climate risks: study

LONDON (Reuters) – Time is running out for many developing countries to protect their growing cities against future environmental risks and resource scarcity, a report by engineering and design consultancy Atkins showed on Wednesday.

Atkins, together with the University College of London’s Development and Planning Unit and the UK government’s Department for International Development, assessed the risks, vulnerabilities and capabilities of 129 cities in 20 countries.

Nov 25, 2012

Sea snails show impact of more acidic ocean

LONDON (Reuters) – The shells of some marine snails in the seas around Antarctica are dissolving as the water becomes more acidic, threatening the food chain, a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience said on Sunday.

Oceans soak up about a quarter of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere each year and as CO2 levels in the atmosphere increase from burning fossil fuels, so do ocean levels, making seas more acidic.

    • About Nina

      "Based in London, Nina helps coordinate Reuters' coverage of European power, gas, coal and renewables markets with a focus on policies, investment and trading. She also covers environment, climate change and new clean energy technologies. Nina has twelve years of journalistic experience. Previously at Reuters Nina covered carbon markets in London and EU energy policy and competition in Brussels. Before joining Reuters, Nina worked as a journalist in the European pulp and paper sector in Brussels and for Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, covering everything from UK politics and the Iraq War to sport and entertainment. Nina holds a first class ..."
      Hometown:
      Manchester
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
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      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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