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  • Key 2011 dates for carbon market

    31 December 2010, source: ICIS Heren
    URL: http://www.icis.com/heren/articles/2010/12/31/9422644/emissions/edcm/key-2011-dates-for-carbon-market.html

    January 13 January: UK to auction 4.4m EU allowances (EUAs). 21 January: Planned vote in the European Commission's climate committee on the proposal for quality restrictions on certified emission reductions (CERs) from certain industrial gas projects. February 2 February: The Commission closes its consultation on the review of the EU's market in financial instruments directive (MiFID), which could change the way commodity derivatives are handled...
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  • Reflections on Cancún From a Local Government Perspective

    30 December 2010, source: The Huffington Post
    URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martin-chavez/reflections-on-cancun-fro_b_802054.html

    Nations and local governments alike emerged from the global climate talks in Cancún with a set of hard fought advancements found in "The Cancún Agreements." It is now time for the world to continue with this positive momentum by tackling the work of creating and implementing a global solution -- one where nations respect and support the power of local action...
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  • Climate change battle only going to get more divisive in 2011

    29 December 2010, source: examiner.com
    URL: http://www.examiner.com/environmental-news-in-philadelphia/climate-change-battle-only-going-to-get-more-divisive-2011

    Supporters for actions to prevent climate change have witnessed a 2010 that has not been nearly as productive as they had hoped. To start, the Copenhagen Climate Meetings in December of 2009 collapsed with little progress made towards international agreements limiting green house gas emissions...
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  • Of climate change and water conservation

    28 December 2010, source: NewsDay
    URL: http://www.newsday.co.zw/article/2010-12-27-of-climate-change-and-water-conservation

    From the complex and intricate discourse of carbon emissions and their subsequent cuts, reductions, compliance or simply taking no action at all, to the palliative and massaging of Cancun, where wishes, as usual failed to become horses, climate change issues will remain skeletons in our cupboards for some time...
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  • Tax vehicles for carbon emissions, firm urges

    23 December 2010, source: Daily Nation
    URL: http://www.nation.co.ke/business/news/Tax%20vehicles%20for%20carbon%20emissions%20firm%20urges/-/1006/1077720/-/crxncaz/-/

    A local company in the transport sector has called on the Government to legislate a law that will compel motor vehicle owners to pay tax comparable to the amount of carbon a vehicle emits. Vehicle and Equipment Leasing Limited, says this will check the amount of carbon released to the environment, as effects of global warming become real...
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  • New climate battle looms in South Africa in 2011

    13 December 2010, source: saDailynews24
    URL: http://sadailynews24.com/new-climate-battle-looms-in-south-africa-in-2011-797165.htm

    The world's governments face a new battle in South Africa in 2011 between rich and poor about slowing climate change, buoyed by some progress in Mexico but with faded hopes for a new treaty in coming years. In 2011, governments will try to build on a deal in Mexico to set up a Green Climate Fund to help channel $100-billion in climate aid a year from 2020, along with new systems to protect tropical forests and share clean technologies...
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  • Africa can feed itself in a generation: Study

    02 December 2010, source: Terry Collins
    URL: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/

    Presidents of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi receive landmark study at retreat on African food security and climate change Africa can feed itself. And it can make the transition from hungry importer to self-sufficiency in a single generation.The startling assertions, in stark contrast with entrenched, gloomy perceptions of the continent, highlight a collection of studies published today that present a clear prescription for transforming Sub-Saharan Africa's agriculture and, by doing so, its economy...
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  • Women's Act 2010 launched

    01 December 2010, source: Sheriff Janko
    URL: #

    The vice president and minister of Women's Affairs, Aja Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy Tuesday presided over the launching of the Women's Act 2010 and Gender Women Empowerment Policy at the Jerma Beach Hotel in Kololi. The act, among other things is meant to implement the legal provision of the National Policy for the Advancement of Gambian Women and Girls and to also incorporate and enforce the internationally agreed instruments and protocols of both the UN and AU to which The Gambia is a member with a view to eliminating all forms of discrimination against women...
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