Will the Kyoto Protocol Survive Qatar 2012?

co2percapitanation2-e1351938120826.png

The Qatar climate conference this year could very well mark the end of the Kyoto protocol. Qatar has one of the highest per capita CO2 emission rates in the world, but it will host The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s climate change conference this year – shortly before the Kyoto protocol’s first emission […]

Read more

South Africa to Green its Economy in 2013 with Carbon Tax

south-africa-greens-economy-carbo-tax.jpg

South Africa, among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases worldwide, plans to introduce its own price on carbon next year. The Treasury said this week that South Africa, which is the continent’s biggest polluter, plans to introduce a carbon tax on annual emissions for all the industrial sectors responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, including electricity, […]

Read more

World Bank to Fill in till Global Climate Deal?

Durban-post-Kyoto.jpg

The funding for many of the great renewable energy projects within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and other developing regions, will continue to be directed via the World Bank, Reuters reports. The funds support projects which cut climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions in developing nations under the EU’s cap & trade law, and is […]

Read more

Global Clean Energy Brokers Meet at Abu Dhabi Emergy Summit This Month

Abu-Dhabi-renewable-energy-WFES.jpg

Post-Durban World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi is now a huge opportunity for clean energy developers in the Middle East region. Ever since the European Union adopted the Kyoto Accord and with it the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) which funds renewable development in the developing world to offset carbon emissions in Europe, the developing […]

Read more

Turkish Energy Analyst Says Biggest Emitters Avoided Durban Commitments

ozgur-gurbuz.jpg

The countries that emit the most greenhouse gases only agreed to “vague, fragile” reduction targets at the recent climate change conference in Durban, according to Özgür Gürbüz, who was present at the conference. For MENA countries, there are some bright spots in the outcome of the most recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) […]

Read more

Possible End of Kyoto at Durban Threatens MENA Renewable Energy

Kyoto-Durban-Clean-Development-Mechanism.jpg

CDM funding for renewable energy in emerging nations is endangered in Durban, South Africa With the increasingly likely non-renewal of the Kyoto Accord after 2012 at this week’s international climate talks at the seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the UN Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa, renewable energy project funding throughout […]

Read more