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EU summit to debate multi-billion carbon quota 'transfer' system

EurActiv, October 21, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: European leaders meeting later this week for an EU summit on energy and climate change will discuss proposals allowing energy-rich nations like France and Germany to transfer 10% of CO2 emissions quotas to member states such as Poland, who are struggling to diversify their energy mix. EurActiv France reports

Bonn climate talks: Four steps to support the world’s most vulnerable

RTCC, October 21, 2014

By Sven Harmeling

What are the key issues with which negotiators will be grappling during this round of UN talks in Bonn?

'Build bridges for Lima climate talks'

Guardian, October 20, 2014

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres urges delegates to work towards achieving a historic pact in Paris in 2015

UPDATE 2-Britain targets 2017 for start of European carbon market reforms

Reuters, October 20, 2014

By Ben Garside

  • UK, Germany want tougher reforms, Poland opposes
  • UK expects carbon market surplus to top 3.1 bln by 2020
  • Measures aim to cut massive market oversupply, spur prices (Adds detail on size of market surplus, reaction)

Despite China’s improved energy efficiency, rapid growth is still leading to increased CO2 emissions

PRI, October 18, 2014

Adam Wernick

China is pledging to cut the carbon intensity of its economy nearly in half by the end of the decade by becoming more energy efficient. Though this may sound promising, it doesn’t mean China will reduce its carbon emissions — in fact, quite the opposite.

Sweden calls on EU to agree 50% carbon cuts for 2030

RTCC, October 17, 2014

By Ed King

Stockholm says target would be in line with region’s capabilities, days before key meeting in Brussels

100 European Cities Sign Pledge for Action on Climate Change: European Commission

RIA Novosti, October 16, 2014

MOSCOW, October 16 (RIA Novosti) - TheEuropean Commission (EC) published a statement Thursday confirming the commitment of 100 European cities to address climate change concerns in an official signing ceremony where the mayors of the various cities across Europe pledged their dedication to the scheme.

US climate strategy: ‘goad’ leaders into voluntary action

RTCC, October 15, 2014

By Megan Darby

Chief negotiator Todd Stern argues for a climate deal based on non-binding national commitments

Scientists: EPA Underestimating Renewables Potential

Climate Central, October 14, 2014

Bobby Magill

Generating electricity in the U.S. can be a lot greener and more climate-friendly than the Obama administration expects it to be through 2030, researchers at the Union of Concerned Scientists said in an analysis released Tuesday. 

Private sector backing could transform UN’s Green Climate Fund

RTCC, October 13, 2014

By Katie Sullivan

Vital meeting of GCF board this week in Barbados could build on significant climate finance progress in last month