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Dec 5, 2011

Debt and doubt loom large over Durban climate talks

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – Economic crisis and the top three polluters China, the United States and India, loomed as obstacles to a new global deal at the start of a second make-or-break week of U.N. climate talks in the South African city of Durban.

After a first week of preliminary discussion, serious doubt hangs over the future of the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period on tackling climate change expires at the end of next year.

Nov 29, 2011

Carbon offset firms feel heat of price crash

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Shares in firms set up to
profit from efforts to curb pollution traded near all-time lows
on Tuesday as the collapse of the carbon emissions market they
depend on raised concerns about their future.

London-listed Trading Emissions Plc and Camco
International back projects, often in poorer
countries, that are aimed at cutting greenhouse gases.

Nov 28, 2011

Can carbon for the price of a pizza save the planet?

LONDON (Reuters) – Climate negotiators meeting in South Africa this week face fresh worries over saving the planet from global warming now that a ton of carbon trades at the price of a pizza.

A European steel plant producing a ton of steel pays as little as $12 for the resulting carbon emissions, spelling trouble for Europe’s carbon emissions trading scheme, the world’s largest.

Nov 24, 2011

Carbon at record lows, confidence at rock-bottom

LONDON (Reuters) – European Union carbon permits and U.N.-backed credits collapsed to record lows on Thursday, extending this week’s sharp price slide as fears of a slowing economy sapped demand in the markets that are heavily supplied with emissions units.

It was also a signal that market participants are losing confidence in the flagging EU carbon market, the world’s biggest cap-trade scheme, traders and analysts said.

Nov 24, 2011

Carbon at record lowsne

LONDON (Reuters) – European Union carbon permits and U.N.-backed credits collapsed to record lows on Thursday, extending this week’s sharp price slide as fears of a slowing economy sapped demand in the markets that are heavily supplied with emissions units.

It was also a signal that market participants are losing confidence in the flagging EU carbon market, the world’s biggest cap-trade scheme, traders and analysts said.

Nov 23, 2011

Emissions cuts off course to halt global warming: UNEP

LONDON (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 could rise more than forecast to between 6 billion and 11 billion tons above what is needed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, a United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report showed on Wednesday.

The gap between countries’ emissions cut pledges and what is needed to remain under what scientists say is the limit to avoid devastating effects of global warming has widened since its 2010 estimate of 5-9 billion tons as new data emerged, UNEP said.

Nov 23, 2011

Emissions cuts off course to halt global warming: UNEP

LONDON (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 could rise more than forecast to between 6 billion and 11 billion tons above what is needed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, a United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report showed on Wednesday.

The gap between countries’ emissions cut pledges and what is needed to remain under what scientists say is the limit to avoid devastating effects of global warming has widened since its 2010 estimate of 5-9 billion tons as new data emerged, UNEP said.

Nov 22, 2011

‘Carbon’ becomes dirty word for climate investors

LONDON (Reuters) – In a sign of the tough times facing the carbon sector, the Carbon Markets and Investors’ Association last month dropped the word “carbon” from its name.

The group, which represents more than 50 firms that finance and invest in emissions reduction, is now the Climate Markets and Investors’ Association CMIA.L.

Nov 16, 2011

“Alps under the ice” gives clues to global warming

LONDON (Reuters) – The mystery of how a subglacial mountain range the size of the Alps formed up to 250 million years ago has finally been solved, scientists said on Wednesday, which could help map the effects of climate change.

The Gamburtsev subglacial mountains are buried 3 km below the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, the largest remaining body of ice on the planet.

Nov 16, 2011

China climate role could be to corner U.S.

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, could nudge the United States into more action on climate change, rescuing the latest round of global talks and improving its international reputation.

Expectations remain extremely low that a new global deal can emerge from a summit later this month in Durban, South Africa.

    • 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 ..."
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
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      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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