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Major Adaption Targets Announced in the Fight Against Climate Change

St. John’s, Antigua – Three major plans are in the pipeline for Antigua and Barbuda as the country continues to lead the charge in the fight against soaring electricity bills, climate change, global warming and greenhouse gases. While addressing a recent media session at the Environment Department, Minister of the Environment Molwyn Joseph announced that […]

Carbon footprint in the food and beverage sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

The project looked to implement the carbon footprint indicator for seven products produced in five countries in Latin America: Colombia (gooseberry and stevia), Ecuador (palm oil and shrimp), Honduras (palm oil), Nicaragua (coffee and cacao) and Dominican Republic (cacao and bananas). More than 45 companies were used as case studies. The results provided the basis […]

United, Wyndham Reduce Carbon Footprint

United Airlines and Wyndham Worldwide are launching a program to reduce carbon emissions associated with corporate air travel. Wyndham has agreed to become the launch partner for United’s Eco-Skies CarbonChoice corporate carbon offset program. The program enables the airline’s corporate customers to track and offset the emissions stemming from their business travel and freight shipments […]

Global Warming Is Ticking Time Bomb For The Caribbean, Expert Says

A leading geothermal expert warns that the small island states in the Caribbean face “a ticking time bomb” due to the effects of global warming and suggests a shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy is the only way to defuse it. President of the Ocean Geothermal Energy Foundation Jim Shnell says to solve […]

Belize commits to 100 per cent clean energy with Carbon War Room

  Belize has announced its intention to become fully powered by renewable energy, after joining the Carbon War Room’s high profile.   The country’s government has this week announced ambitious targets to transition away from fossil fuels for transportation and energy on the Cayes, its outlying islands.   The Caribbean nation is expected to particularly […]

World Bank Carbon-Market Push Facing Poorer-Nation Suspicion

By Mathew Carr   June 4, 2015   The World Bank is working to overcome poorer nations’ suspicions about putting a price on carbon emissions as it seeks to expand greenhouse-gas trading internationally, according to the lender’s special climate-change envoy. While charging for carbon is seen by developed countries as a way to fund emissions […]

China’s National Carbon Market: When, Where and How?

By Ed King June 3, 2015   Traders are banking on Beijing’s plans for a national carbon market being a success, but challenges in its design remain. Barcelona has seen more raucous partygoers, but the sharp suits drinking in the beachfront Carpe Diem bar last week were in bullish form. Wine, beer and champagne flowed […]

Carbon Market Watch Expectations For The UNFCCC Session In Bonn June 2015 Related To The Role Of Carbon Markets In The Paris Agreement

June 1, 2015   In June in Bonn, the UNFCCC will convene its first session to begin real negotiations on the text agreed in Geneva in February. Those elements of the text that are agreed by Parties will become parts of the Paris Protocol, which should be completed in December this year. UNEP estimates the […]

Bill Clinton Is Making a New Green Push in the Caribbean Region

  Former US President Bill Clinton   The Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative and the Rocky Mountain Institute have announced an official partnership aimed at promoting green energy in the Caribbean region. The partnership will combine the work of several initiatives: Resilient Communities Program of the Clinton Climate Initiative and the joint Ten Island Challenge […]

EU Carbon Market Expects Price Rise For First Time In Four Years

May 26, 2015   By Nina Chestney   LONDON (Reuters) – Participants in the European Union’s carbon market expect average prices to rise for the first time in four years, an annual survey published by the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) showed on Tuesday. The survey conducted by PwC drew on responses from 122 IETA […]