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Updated: UK confirms that it hit first carbon budget

Smoking chimneys

But data shows emissions on the rise as economy recovers from recession

04 Feb 2014

Canada reveals climate stance with praise for Australian carbon tax repeal

Tar sands in Canada

Canada discourages other industrialised nations from following through on their own climate change commitments

14 Nov 2013

New Zealand scales back 2020 carbon target


Climate Change Minister Tim Groser confirms country will reduce emissions by five per cent by 2020

16 Aug 2013

Nine lessons from the Bonn climate talks

The media may have given it a wide berth, but the latest round of UN climate talks could yet have major repercussions for businesses

07 May 2013

UK emissions fall seven per cent in 2011 as gas use plunges

Relatively warm year sees gas usage at power stations at its lowest level since 1998, while homeowners turn down the heating

05 Feb 2013

Russian row over Kyoto extension rumbles on

Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan warn that they will respond to Kyoto clause forcing them to curb emissions

28 Jan 2013

Report: Belarus threatens to quit Kyoto agreement

Reuters report that cluster of Eastern European states could ditch extended Kyoto Protocol in protest at emissions caps

11 Dec 2012

Doha: Davey demands climate ambition after "modest step forward"

Summit closes with agreements on climate aid, Kyoto Protocol and procedure, but green groups unhappy with "polluter's charter"

10 Dec 2012

Diplomats urged to deliver "Doha Climate Gateway" deal tonight

But COP18 talks likely to continue into tomorrow as negotiators attempt to tie together key strands

07 Dec 2012

Doha: Deal still within reach as final countdown begins

Agreements in the balance on Kyoto Protocol and climate aid, but nations express willingness to engage

06 Dec 2012

Lord Stern: Poorer countries must share carbon-cutting burden

New paper by leading economist says action will be required from emerging economies even if rich countries produce zero emissions by 2030

04 Dec 2012

Doha: Developing nations demand step up in Kyoto ambition

Poorer countries issue formal call for a strengthening of the proposed second Kyoto commitment period, as US reiterates commitment to UN talks

28 Nov 2012

Expand carbon market participation at Doha, urges trade body

Emissions trading body argues that encouraging countries to participate in Clean Development Mechanism would help reduce glut of credits

26 Nov 2012

Doha Summit: What to expect

BusinessGreen previews COP 18 as talks kick off in Doha this week

26 Nov 2012

UN touts Clean Development Mechanism success

Much criticised carbon trading scheme has delivered $215bn of investment in emission-cutting projects since 2006

21 Nov 2012

Doha Climate Summit - all the latest

BusinessGreen keeps you up-to-date with all the news and analysis from the UN's annual climate change talks

19 Nov 2012

CDM reaches 5,000th carbon-cutting project milestone

Wind farm in Dominican Republic takes UN's troubled carbon trading platform to latest landmark

15 Nov 2012

Australia pledges to renew Kyoto Protocol in Doha

But New Zealand refuses to follow suit and will instead sign a non-binding pledge

09 Nov 2012

Bangkok climate talks prep the ground for Doha

UNFCCC says informal talks made progress, despite fears Qatar summit is heading for deadlock

05 Sep 2012

Could Australia sign up to Kyoto extension?

Opposition spokesman tells paper the party could break with criticism of climate change action and support so-called Kyoto 2 agreement

21 Aug 2012

MPs call on EU to raise carbon reduction ambition

Upping planned CO2 cuts from 20 to 30 per cent by 2020 would bolster Europe's chances of securing a global agreement, MPs say

25 Jul 2012

Bonn climate talks end in discord and disappointment

Climate crisis is not caused by lack of options and solutions, but lack of political action, says Greenpeace spokeswoman

28 May 2012

Updated: UK greenhouse gas rise exceeds expectations on 2010 recovery

Final figures published today show overall greenhouse gas emissions increased 3.1 per cent between 2009 and 2010

07 Feb 2012

Huhne defends "substantial step forward" at Durban

Energy and Climate Change Secretary tells MPs agreement is an important "stepping stone" to a global legally binding deal

14 Dec 2011

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