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Jan 10, 2012

Camco California CO2 credit issuance up 27 pct

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Camco International
saw a 27 percent rise in the number of California
carbon credits issued in the second half of last year as
participants geared up for the start of the U.S. state’s
emissions trading scheme, the low-carbon project developer said
in a trading update on Tuesday.

As of Jan. 6, Camco had 356,061 California carbon credits
under management, compared to 281,061 on July 28, 2011.

Jan 9, 2012

Next ice age not likely before 1,500 years: study

LONDON (Reuters) – High levels of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere mean the next ice age is unlikely to begin for at least 1,500 years, an article in the journal Nature Geoscience said on Monday.

Concentrations of the main gases blamed for global warming reached record levels in 2010 and will linger in the atmosphere for decades even if the world stopped pumping out emissions today, according to the U.N.’s weather agency.

Jan 6, 2012

Global economy could endure disaster for a week

LONDON (Reuters) – The global economy could withstand widespread disruption from a natural disaster or attack by militants for only a week as governments and businesses are not sufficiently prepared to deal with unexpected events, a report by a respected think-tank said.

Events such as the 2010 volcanic ash cloud, which grounded flights in Europe, Japan’s earthquake and tsunami and Thailand’s floods last year, have showed that key sectors and businesses can be severely affected if disruption to production or transport goes on for more than a week.

Jan 6, 2012

Global economy could endure disaster for a week-report

LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – The global economy could
withstand widespread disruption from a major natural disaster or
attack by militants for only a week, a report by UK-based
think-tank Chatham House said on Friday.

The frequency of natural disasters, such as extreme weather
events, appears to be increasing and globalisation has increased
their impact, the report found.

Dec 20, 2011

EU lawmakers back plan to withhold EU CO2 permits

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers backed a proposal on Tuesday to allow the EU Commission to prop up record low carbon prices by withholding 1.4 billion carbon permits from the third phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, making prices jump 30 percent.

Worsening prospects for the EU economy and a glut of permit supply have pushed benchmark EU Allowances (EUAs) down by more than 60 percent over the past six months to a record low of 6.30 euros ($8.20) last week.

Dec 13, 2011

Q+A: What does UN climate deal mean for green investment?

LONDON (Reuters) – Over 190 countries secured a last-ditch deal on Sunday to save the planet from global warming, which should legally bind developed and developing countries to greenhouse gas emissions cuts.

Negotiations for the new deal will start next year, and it should be signed by 2015 at the latest, but the commitments will not take effect until after 2020.

Dec 12, 2011

Analysis:Carbon markets still on life support after climate deal

LONDON (Reuters) – Carbon markets are still on life support after a U.N. climate deal agreed in South Africa on Sunday put off some big decisions until next year and failed to deliver any hope for a needed boost in carbon permit demand.

A package of accords agreed after marathon U.N. talks in Durban extended the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the only global pact enforcing carbon cuts, allowing five more years to finalize a wider deal which has so far eluded negotiators.

Dec 12, 2011

Carbon markets still on life support after climate deal

LONDON (Reuters) – Carbon markets are still on life support after a U.N. climate deal agreed in South Africa on Sunday put off some big decisions until next year and failed to deliver any hope for a needed boost in carbon permit demand.

A package of accords agreed after marathon U.N. talks in Durban extended the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the only global pact enforcing carbon cuts, allowing five more years to finalise a wider deal which has so far eluded negotiators.

Dec 12, 2011

New U.N. climate deal struck, critics say gains modest

DURBAN (Reuters) – Countries from around the globe agreed on Sunday to forge a new deal forcing all the biggest polluters for the first time to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but critics said the plan was too timid to slow global warming.

A package of accords agreed after marathon U.N. talks in South Africa extended the 1997 Kyoto Protocol – the only global pact enforcing carbon cuts – allowing five more years to finalise a wider pact which has so far eluded negotiators.

Dec 11, 2011

U.N. climate talks agree legal pact on global warming

DURBAN (Reuters) – U.N. climate change talks agreed a pact on Sunday that for the first time would force all the biggest polluters to take action to slow the pace of global changing.

The deal follows years of failed attempts to impose legally-binding, international cuts on emerging giants, such as China and India.

    • 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
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      2007
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      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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