Global carbon market value rises 4%

Global carbon market value rises 4% The value of the global carbon market climbed 4% in 2011, despite dramatically lower prices in the largest market in Europe, according to analysis by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon. More >>> Dismal fourth quarter for clean energy investments Clean energy investment slumped in the …

UN Officials Link Rio+20 Success to International Solidarity

Latest News – 22 December 2011 Last Update for 2011 We_at_IISD RS wish you all the best for this holiday season and throughout the coming year. We will resume publication of our knowledgebases on 3 January 2012. Thank you for your support during 2011. continued… UN Officials Link Rio+20 Success …

A profound contradiction at the heart of climate change policy

December 8, 2011 8:25 pm A profound contradiction at the heart of climate change policy By Nicholas Stern As the negotiations at the UN climate change summit in Durban reach the critical stage, we must not overlook a fundamental contradiction between the way global fossil fuel reserves are evaluated and …

G20 Leaders Must Put People Before Bankers – ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine G20 Leaders Must Put People Before Bankers Brussels, 31 October 2011 (ITUC OnLine): G20 leaders must meet the demands of working people at the G20 summit in Cannes on 3-4 November 2011 and deliver on their promises to reform the financial sector. As the …

Sheared By The Shorts: How Short Sellers Fleece Investors

Ellen Brown September 29, 2011 www.WebofDebt.com/articles “Unrestrained financial exploitations have been one of the great causes of our present tragic condition.” — President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933 Why did gold and silver stocks just get hammered, at a time when commodities are considered a safe haven against widespread global uncertainty? …

Free to save

Free to save ‘The greatest source of energy in the future is finding ways to use energy more efficiently.’ No, this pronouncement was not made by Greenpeace nor by the European Insulation Manufacturers Association. It is a quote from ExxonMobil – from the 2010 edition of this company’s annual “Outlook …

Corporate Paper Policies Paying Dividends for Recycling, FSC

The Latest News Corporate Paper Policies Paying Dividends for Recycling, FSC By Tilde Herrera Green paper procurement policies by large corporate buyers have boosted demand for responsibly sourced virgin fiber and helped drive paper recycling rates in the U.S. to record levels….Read More Honda Hits ‘Zero-Landfill’ Target in North America …

UN-Backed Report Shows Strong Performance By Renewable Energy Sector

UN-BACKED REPORT SHOWS STRONG PERFORMANCE BY RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR New York, Jul 13 2011 12:05PM The renewable energy sector has continued to perform well despite the global economic slowdown, cuts in incentives, and low natural-gas prices, according to a United Nations-backed report unveiled today, which shows that the sector supplied …

Worst Ever Carbon Emissions Leave Climate on the Brink

Published on Monday, May 30, 2011 by The Guardian/UK Worst Ever Carbon Emissions Leave Climate on the Brink Exclusive: Record rise, despite recession, means 2C target almost out of reach by Fiona Harvey Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, …

Investors question companies on ‘disconnect’ with manufacturers’ carbon stance

Investors question companies on ‘disconnect’ with manufacturers’ carbon stance Investors are challenging companies over their relationships with a trade organisation that is seeking to derail US carbon regulations. More >>> EIB, Commission, Deutsche Bank to seed €800m energy efficiency fund The European Commission, European Investment Bank and Deutsche Bank have …