World emissions up to record high

Emissions of carbon dioxide rose by 1.4 per cent in 2012 to a record high of 31.6 billion tonnes, the International Energy Agency said yesterday with the release of its annual World Energy Outlook report. The United States, typically the highest emitter, posted its...

China to introduce tough controls on carbon pollution

China is looking at introducing tough controls on its carbon pollution as soon as 2016, the Financial Times, PointCarbon and the UK Independent have reported over the past day. The FT calls it a “shift that could boost talks on a global agreement to curb...

How much can we get out of the CFI?

An opinion article in Climate Spectator today says the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI )will offset between 5 and 39 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year by 2020, with a total annual value of between $75 million and $585 million (assuming a conservative...