China to limit carbon emissions for first time, climate adviser claims

The sun is seen behind smoke billowing from a chimney of a heating plant in Taiyuan, Shanxi province

June 3, 2014, www.theguardian.com | “China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, will limit its total emissions for the first time by the end of this decade, according to a top government adviser.  He Jiankun, chairman of China’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change, told a conference in Beijing on Tuesday that an absolute cap on carbon emissions will be introduced.”

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Top Chinese Official hopes to limit carbon emissions
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This is being reported as more than his opinion. that an absolute cap on emissions to should come into effect from 2016, top official says on the day after US announces…”
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Microsoft Buys Madagascar Carbon Credits

February 16, 2014, www.enn.com | “Technology giant Microsoft has bought the first carbon credits generated under a rainforest conservation project in Madagascar, reports Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which organized and backed the initiative.”

“Microsoft Buys Madagascar Carbon Credits help finance conservation efforts in Makira Natural Park
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Technology giant Microsoft has bought the first carbon credits generated under a rainforest conservation project in Madagascar,…”
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A ‘cap and trade’ system

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February 14, 2014, ec.europa.eu | “The EU ETS works on the ‘cap and trade’ principle. A ‘cap’, or limit, is set on the total amount of certain greenhouse gases that can be emitted by the factories, power plants and other installations in the system. The cap is reduced over time so that total emissions fall.”

PROFILE: Europe’s Cap and Trade system for CO2 reduction
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The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)

California and Quebec sign agreement to integrate, harmonize their cap-and-trade programs

February 14, 2014, www.arb.ca.gov | “California and Quebec took another step toward linking their cap and trade programs when representatives of the two jurisdictions signed an agreement outlining steps and procedures to fully harmonize and integrate the two programs.”

“California & Quebec agree to integrate, harmonize their cap-and-trade program for CO2 reduction
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“For more than five years, California and Quebec, along with other states of the United States and provinces of Canada, have worked…”
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Major Corporations Say Climate Change Is Bad For Business

February 2, 2014, www.care2.com | “Thanks to Obama’s 2014 State of the Union, we now know that climate change is a fact. Though what America is willing to do about it remains shrouded in mystery. The President’s boastful comments about the ‘success’ of his ‘all of the above’ energy plan leaves me dubious. But it’s good to know that while our national policies seem to contradict themselves, America’s corporations aren’t risking another cent on debate.”

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“Major Corporations Say Climate Change Is Bad For Business – Coca Cola, Nike, Air France, BMW, HP . .
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Coca Cola, Nike, Air France, BMW, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft are also among the 79 global companies leading in climate change…”
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BOOK REVIEW – Another call for the Rights of Nature, as adopted by Bolivia

November 20, 2013, www.amazon.com | “Environmental law has failed us all. As ecosystems collapse across the globe and the climate crisis intensifies, environmental agencies worldwide use their authority to permit the very harm that they are supposed to prevent. Growing numbers of citizens now realize they must act before it is too late. This book exposes what is wrong with environmental law and offers transformational change based on the public trust doctrine.”

BOOK REVIEW – Another call for the Rights of Nature, as adopted by Bolivia … and where else?

“Propelled by populist impulses and democratic imperatives, Nature as a public trust surfaces at epic times in history as a manifest human right. But until now it has lacked the precision necessary for citizens, government employees, legislators, and judges to fully safeguard the natural resources we rely on for survival and prosperity.”

Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age
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Environmental law has failed us all. As ecosystems collapse across the globe and the climate crisis intensifies, environmental agencies worldwide use their authority to permit the very harm that they are supposed to prevent. Growing numbers of citizens now realize they must act before it is too l…
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Bay Area pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050

November 11, 2013, news.mongabay.com | “While many of the world’s national governments move tepidly (if at all) to combat climate change, cities are showing increasing leadership. The San Francisco Bay Area’s Air District Board signed off last week on a measure to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent within less than 40 years time as based on 1990 levels. The measure follows the same goal as an executive order made by California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in 2005.”

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San Francisco Bay Area pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050
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While many of the world’s national governments move tepidly (if at all) to combat climate change, cities are showing increasing leadership. The San Francisco Bay Area’s Air District Board signed off last week on a measure to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent within less than 40 years time a…
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Pacific Coast Leaders Align Carbon Pricing for Climate Relief

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October 29, 2013, ens-newswire.com | “Oregon and Washington states have agreed to put a price on emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, aligning their policies with those of their neighbors California and British Columbia.  The agreement was reached Monday as part of a broader deal to combat climate change among the U.S. Pacific Coast governors and the premier of British Columbia at the Pacific Coast Collaborative leaders’ forum in San Francisco.”

“Putting a price on emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide
Oregon & Washington join California & British Columbia to Align Carbon Pricing for Climate Relief
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Carbon credits from Mangrove preservation in Kenya

October 3, 2013, www.enn.com | “A new initiative launched today will raise money for community projects in Kenya by protecting and restoring the country’s dwindling mangrove forests.  The plan is to sell carbon credits earned by preserving the mangrove swamps to companies and individuals aiming to offset their carbon emissions and improve their green credentials.”

Mikoko Pamoja (‘Mangroves Together’) focuses on Gazi Bay, a mangrove-rich coastal area south of Mombasa that’s home to around 3000 people. Initially it’ll cover 117 hectares of mangrove, but Huxham and his colleagues hope this will expand over time, and that other communities in Kenya and beyond will be inspired to set up similar initiatives when they see the benefits here.
Mangrove Preservation in Kenya Paid for by Carbon Credits
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China Bans New Coal-Fired Plants in 3 Regions

 

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September 12, 2013, abcnews.go.com | “China announced Thursday that it will ban new coal-fired power plants in three key industrial regions around Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in its latest bid to combat the country’s notorious air pollution.”

CHINA STARTS TO BAN COAL PLANTS!
China’s government is realizing that coal is too dirty to allow, and banned new plants from 3 populous regions.
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China’s government is realizing that coal is too dirty to allow, and banned new plants from 3 populous regions. Now let’s get rid of the rest.
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