The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in collaboration with RECOFTC

In December 2009, an important United Nations climate change conference (COP15) took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. This conference resulted in the Copenhagen Accord, which forms the basis for further negotiations in
Cancun, Mexico, later this year.

The former centrally planned economies

The former centrally planned economies

The Climate Competitiveness Index (CCI) is the most comprehensive analysis to date of national progress towards a low carbon economy. The 2010 CCI shows how countries are creating low carbon strategies by combining performance and accountability. The report draws on a robust new assessment of public policy business action and consumer patterns in 95 countries.

In the international climate negotiations preceding Copenhagen in December 2009, nationally appropriate mitigation actions, (NAMAs) were used as the solution of many open issues and with very different interpretations of what the term actually stands

In the international climate negotiations preceding Copenhagen in December 2009, nationally appropriate mitigation actions, (NAMAs) were used as the solution of many open issues and with very different interpretations of what the term actually stands

What are the main trends in the carbon market in 2010? What do market participants and observers expect this year, the next few years and up to 2020? This report presents and analyses the results of the fifth annual Carbon Market Survey, which garnered 4,767 responses in January and February 2010.

In a bid to reduce carbon footprint, railway minister Mamata Banerjee, presenting her second Rail Budget for 2010-11 on Wednesday, proposed distri- bution of 2.6 million CFLs and setting up of 10 eco- parks under the PPP model.

Will pension funds and institutional investors be able to persuade companies across the world to change their approach to greenhouse gas emissions?

That's the hope of the Environmental Investment Organisation, a London-based firm, which is pairing up with Standard & Poor's indices to create a comprehensive index of the world's largest companies, factoring in their carbon emissions.

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