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Germany calls carbon tariffs 'eco-imperialism'  Jul 24 2009 3:20PM UTC

GERMANY-TARIFFS/ (UPDATE 2):UPDATE 2-Germany calls carbon tariffs 'eco-imperialism' * Germany says French idea would directly violate WTO rules * Swedish EU presidency says no official proposal received * France: tariffs should be an option if

Swiss seek to join EU carbon trading system
Interactive Investor International  Jul 24 2009 3:26PM UTC

ZURICH, July 24 (Reuters) - Switzerland wants to join the European Union Emmissions Trading Scheme and hopes to start formal talks to that end after a climate change meeting in Copenhagen in December, the government said on Friday.

UK 'carbon budgets' seen as model for others
Reuters  Jul 24 2009 11:25PM UTC

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - The world can learn from a British plan for 'carbon budgets' to fight climate change even though London often promises more than it delivers, a senior government adviser said.

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UN's Ban urges China to step up on climate change (AFP)
Yahoo! News  Jul 24 2009 9:05AM UTC

BEIJING (AFP) UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on China Friday to exercise greater leadership in world efforts to curb climate change, saying a new global framework deal cannot be reached this year without Beijing.

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US nuclear utilities beat emissions goals
World Nuclear News  Jul 25 2009 5:34AM UTC

Two of the three companies recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions under its Climate Leaders program are nuclear utilities.

Key Senators push back on Palin climate claims
Reuters  Jul 24 2009 3:25PM UTC

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Key U.S. lawmakers on Friday defended their plans to establish a system capping greenhouse gas emissions, disputing attacks from Alaska Governor Sarah Palin that climate change legislation in Congress would


Tasmania gets Australia's first REDD deal  Jul 27 2009 2:07AM UTC

Project will pay landowners not to log old-growth forests in Tasmania A forest conservation project in Tasmania has become Australia's first Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) project to meet Climate, Community and

Turnbull carbon blueprint rejected
Sydney Morning Herald  Jul 25 2009 2:23PM UTC

THE Federal Government rejected Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull's nine-point amendment plan for its carbon pollution reduction scheme yesterday.

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