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December 7, 2009
Delegates from almost 200 countries have today started two weeks of negotiations to agree on a response to anthropogenic climate change at a United Nations summit meeting in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Hopenhagen-Climate-Summit-Opens-with-Optimism-for-a-Far-reaching-Agreement_23292.html
December 4, 2009
The Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF; New Delhi) says India will voluntarily reduce its carbon emission intensity by 20%-25% from the 2005 levels, by 2020. India will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/India-to-Reduce-Emission-Intensity-Refuses-to-Accept-Legally-Binding-Emission-Cut-Target_23277.html
December 4, 2009
International Finance Corporation (IFC; Washington), a member of the World Bank group, says IFC and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) are launching the world’s first Carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/IFC-and-S-and-P-Launch-Carbon-Index-for-Emerging-Markets_23276.html
December 4, 2009
The United Nations Panel on Climate Change (UNPCC) has begun an investigation into allegations that leading climatologists at the Climate Research Institute (CRI; University of East...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/UN-Investigates-Suppression-of-Data-at-U-K-Climate-Institute-Climate-Change-Skeptics-Seize-on-the-Opportunity_23275.html
December 3, 2009
Australia’s senate has voted not to adopt legislation featuring an emissions trading scheme (ETS). The government says it will seek to reintroduce the legislation to parliament...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Australia-Rejects-Carbon-Trading_23248.html
December 2, 2009
The heads of the world’s leading international financial institutions today called for a comprehensive agreement to combat climate change at this month’s United Nations...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/International-Financial-Institutions-Back-Comprehensive-Agreement-at-Copenhagen_23217.html
December 1, 2009
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels) has released eight policy principles that the global industry has determined vital to a post-2012 climate change...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/ICCA-Details-Industry-Priorities-for-Copenhagen_23211.html
December 1, 2009
Next month’s United Nations (UN) climate summit in Copenhagen may conclude in a political agreement between participating countries and not, as originally planned, a legally...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Copenhagen-Two-Step-Treaty-in-the-Cards_23141.html
November 30, 2009
BASF says it has completed construction of a more than €100 million ($149.2 million) complex for the production of the intermediates cyclopentanone (CPon) and cyclododecanone...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/BASF-Starts-up-an-Intermediates-Manufacturing-Complex-at-Ludwigshafen_23006.html
November 30, 2009
The U.S. government has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions “in the range of 17%” below 2005 levels, or the equivalent of a 5.5% cut below 1990 levels...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/U-S-China-Set-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-Reduction-Targets-U-N-Says-its-Too-Late-for-Political-Maneuvering_22999.html
November 25, 2009
The Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade legislation, aimed at curbing U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, will result in a slight reduction in gross domestic product (GDP) growth through...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/CBO-Waxman-Markey-Will-Moderately-Reduce-U-S-GDP_22965.html
November 18, 2009
Algenol says the two companies will jointly develop cost-efficient technologies for both the supply of CO2 and removal of oxygen....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Linde-Signs-Algae-to-Biofuels-Joint-Development-Deal_22864.html
November 16, 2009
Next month’s United Nations (UN) climate summit meeting in Copenhagen may feature only political agreement between countries and not a legally binding commitment to reduce green...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Copenhagen-Two-step-Climate-Treaty-in-the-Cards_22823.html
November 16, 2009
Chemical companies are featured in six out of the eight groups shortlisted to win the Angry Mermaid Award, which recognizes corporations for doing the most to sabotage effective action...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Shortlisted-for-Award-for-Sabotage-of-Climate-Action_22817.html
November 11, 2009
The current rate of investment to in clean energy must be increased by $10.5 trillion between now and 2030 if the world is to keep CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere below 450 ppm...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Switching-to-Low-Carbon-Economy-Will-Cost-an-Additional-$10-5-Trillion_22695.html
November 6, 2009
The U.S. carbon market is likely to undergo some growing pains should cap-and-trade legislation pass, said speakers and delegates at Carbon Market Insights Americas, held this week in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Carbon-Trading-Adjustment-Period-Ahead-for-U-S-Price-Hard-to-Project_22618.html
October 23, 2009
Gazprom Marketing & Trading, a subsidiary of Russian energy giant Gazprom, has signed a carbon offset development agreement with ecolutions (Frankfurt), a clean project development...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Gazprom-Signs-China-Carbon-Offset-Pact_22303.html
October 22, 2009
Linde Nippon Sanso (LNS; Munich), a Linde subsidiary specializing in high purity atmospheric gases and special gases for the semiconductor and photovoltaic (PV) industries, has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Linde-Awarded-Contract-to-Supply-Gases-to-Bosch-Solars-PV-Complex-in-Germany_22241.html
October 20, 2009
“Hidden” costs of at least $120 billion/year in the U.S. are being generated as a direct result of using “dirty energy,” according to a report, The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dirty-Energy-Generates-Hidden-Costs-of-$120-Billionyear-in-the-U-S-_22201.html
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