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06 May 2009

Thanks for all your entries to our competition to win a course at the School of Life. The lucky winner was Hannah from Chichester, who thought that we...

20 Mar 2009


President Obama's 2009 State of the Union address called for Congress to send him "legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution". He plans to make some serious...

20 Mar 2009

One exciting piece of news this month is that Carbon Retirement has reached the final of the Daily Mail and Make Your Mark 'Enterprising Young Brits' competition. Part of the competition...

20 Mar 2009

Life is full of tough questions. Why do we live such unsustainable lives and will we get ourselves out of the mess we seem to be in? Is it our responsibility to sort it out, or the...

06 Feb 2009

The UK government auctioned 4 million emission allowances (EUAs) to companies in the EU Emission Trading Scheme in 2008, raising around £55m. During 2009 another 25 million will be auctioned,...

06 Feb 2009

Like it or lump it, the EU Emission Trading Scheme is going to be with us for at least 11 years. It's at the core of Europe's response to climate change - but we weren't sure what people thought...

19 Dec 2008

The UK and many European economies entered a recession in the second half of 2008. This is a threat to European climate negotiations and, in the run-up to the recent climate summit in...

19 Dec 2008

Would you ever ride your bike to work so that a Chelsea mum can drive the kiddies to school in a gas guzzler? That was one of the questions participants in the RSA's personal carbon trading scheme...

19 Dec 2008

Two international climate conferences concluded last week - an EU conference in Brussels and a UN conference in Poznan, Poland.

In Brussels, member states agreed to cut emissions by 20 per...

19 Dec 2008

Carbon trading is Europe's key tool for addressing climate change. But does anyone actually understand it, and is it a good idea? We have a poll open, so click on the link and we'll let you know...


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