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Australia delays announcement of 2020 emission targets to post-Poznan
Thu, 27/11/08 – 13:03 | Posted by James Schultz

Australia delayed the announcement of its 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets to after the Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland, rather than prior to it as initially announced. The targets will now be made public …

Africa could reduce global greenhouse gases, UN says
Tue, 25/11/08 – 19:59 | Posted by James Schultz

ROME/ACCRA, 25 November 2008 (FAO) – Although Africa contributes significantly to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from sources other than fossil fuels, it could be absorbing more carbon from the atmosphere than it puts back …

Australia taking a lead in the International Forest Carbon Initiative
Mon, 24/11/08 – 22:47 | Posted by James Schultz
Australia taking a lead in the International Forest Carbon Initiative

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation is one of the most cost-effective opportunities for reducing emissions in the short-term, given that deforestation accounts for a large percentage of global emissions, said Australia’s Department of Climate …

Australian emissions trading hits record levels
Mon, 24/11/08 – 17:00 | Posted by James Schultz

Trading in Australian emissions units (AEUs) hit record levels on November 11, 2008. The 2011/12 contract went through AUD $23.00 while the 2012/13 vintage contract traded at $24.75. Both deals involved 10,000 AEU’s trading hands.
As …

Soil carbon should not be undervalued, experts warn
Mon, 24/11/08 – 16:56 | Posted by James Schultz

Agricultural soils are among the planet’s largest reservoirs of carbon and hold significant potential for expanded carbon sequestration, experts say.
 
Difficulties in measuring and monitoring changes in soil carbon stocks to date have limited efforts to …

Australian business must prepare for CPRS, experts say
Tue, 18/11/08 – 15:41 | Posted by James Schultz

A global solution to climate change is just as critical as a global response to the economic crisis, argue executives from two leading consultancies in a recent article published in The Australian.
Australian businesses must prepare …

State Premiers urge PM to delay CPRS
Tue, 18/11/08 – 15:39 | Posted by James Schultz

Premiers of almost all Commonwealth states are urging the Prime Minister to not penalize vital industries and jobs in their respective states through the rushed introduction of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS).
Tasmania and Western …

Garnaut report summary
Wed, 1/10/08 – 17:15 | Posted by James Schultz
Garnaut report summary

Australia should push internationally for a carbon dioxide equivalent concentrations of 450 ppm, committing to greenhouse gas emission reductions of 25 percent on 2000 levels by 2020 and 90 percent by 2050, the Garnaut report …