Huge Success for MENA – CDM Saved in Durban

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This has been one of the most important drivers of renewable energy investment in the MENA region. Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt are among the most rapidly advancing nations in the world in adding renewables through the CDM. Desertec Plans Get Boosts from MENA and EU Renewable Policies. Opening its CDM will enlarge opportunities globally for renewable investment. By 2015, China will be funding renewables to offset emissions under its own cap and trade scheme.

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Subsides Jeopardize Renewable Energy Projects In The Middle East

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Energy subsidies keeping petrol and electricity prices low in the Middle East are jeopardizing the chances of renewable energy projects. However, according to a new report by Carboun , these low prices are negatively impacting energy efficiency in the region and undermining the commercial viability of renewable energy projects. Renewables Can’t Compete With Cheap Energy. For more on energy use in the Middle East see: Carbon Emissions In MENA Double Over 30 Years.


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Book Review: A No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change

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The chapter goes through the properties of carbon, the Keeling Curve, evidence for the historical rise in C02 emissions as well as the rise in weather-related disasters. As such, the writer focuses on climate justice and the need for developed countries to do more to stop climate change and also assist developing nations transition into low carbon economies.

Mark Tercek chats with Justin Adams, new Global Managing Director of Lands

Conservancy Talk

I’ve worked in and set up a number of small businesses – and have also worked in very large companies – around the intertwined issues of renewable energy, sustainable agricultural production and biological carbon sequestration. For example, we can conserve more of the world’s tropical forests – the world’s greatest carbon storage solution – through funding from carbon-intensive businesses. Q: You spent 10 years working on renewable strategies at BP.

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