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Benedikt von Butler of Citigroup discusses how market participants in the central and eastern European markets can ensure they are fully prepared for the risk of new climate change legislation and manage their carbon risk accordingly
Yvo De Boer, previous executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) says that there will be no legally binding agreement drawn out at COP16
Government plans to dump the cap-and-trade element of the UK Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) will ease risks for participating companies
Taiwan's plans for a cap-and-trade carbon trading system have potential but relations with China will impact its progress, according to analysts
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Investment in CDM carbon credits in China may slow because of the prolonged uncertainty over global climate change legislation, analysts say
A sharp increase in oil demand from non-OECD countries will compensate for peaking demand in OECD area
The former Enron derivatives pioneer believes forcing trades on exchanges will benefit niche players and smaller companies
US senators have published a climate change bill establishing a cap-and-trade system for power plants and industrials that permits only exchange-traded and cleared transactions.
BP and ConocoPhillips will not renew their respective memberships of the US Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), announcing separate plans to engage policymakers as individual organisations.
US President Barack Obama has acknowledged the potential need to strip cap and trade out of US energy legislation currently being re-drafted in the US Senate in order to pass the bill.
President Barack Obama will have a new clean energy bill to sign by the end of the year, according to US congressman Edward Markey.
A congressional move to prevent US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation of carbon emissions is unlikely to get past President Barack Obama, but the bipartisan protest indicates legislators want extra time to formulate their own climate change...
As US firms await climate change legislation, it looks inevitable that heavy emitters will need to invest in carbon offset projects – some of them overseas – in order to meet targets. However, the outlook for offsets is clouded by regulatory uncertainty....
The outlook for the COP-15 in Copenhagen this year has been buoyed by reduction target pledges by the US and China, despite almost unanimous agreement from experts that a legally binding treaty is unlikely to be concretised. Katie Holliday and Pauline...
Recessions usually spell bad news for the environment. Promises of investment in clean energy and sustainable technology wither away as mediocre returns drive investors to count the cost of easing their conscience. But as pension funds and governments...