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Call for UN climate deal to support carbon market links

NEWS: Experts say cross-border links can make emissions cuts cheaper, but socialist states want to block market mechanisms

Business
China moves on carbon market as part of emissions plan

NEWS: Beijing plans to launch national carbon market in 2016 to be mature by 2020, says official

Business
Canada pledges $265m to Green Climate Fund

NEWS: Harper government fulfils promise to help developing countries address climate impacts

Business
Shell boss hopes US-China climate deal will “reinvigorate” UN talks

NEWS: Ben van Beurden calls for gas and renewables to replace coal, argues Shell wants to be part of solution to climate challenge

Business, Energy
Green Climate Fund: who promised what?

NEWS: US, UK, France, Germany joined by Mongolia, Monaco and Panama among others as fund tops $9 billion

Business
Green Climate Fund sees $9.3bn pledged at Berlin summit

NEWS: UN climate chief hails contributions, saying it is one of the “wisest investments in the 21st century”

Business
UK offers $1.1 billion to Green Climate Fund

NEWS: London’s commitment more than France and Germany despite strong domestic opposition

Business
Officials confident Green Fund will top $10bn target at Berlin meeting

NEWS: More funds expected as developing country leaders say UN deal requires strong financial package

Business
Why is the Green Climate Fund’s pledging meeting important?

INTERVIEW: Gambia’s Pa Ousman Jarju on why the cash needs to flow at the GCF’s Berlin meeting if there’s to be a UN climate deal

Business
Canada and UK set to back Green Climate Fund

NEWS: Hopes for global climate agreement rise as UN-backed bank nears $10 billion fund-raising target

Business
Brazil's World Cup carbon offset scheme missed its mark

ANALYSIS: The UN’s climate body is holding up World Cup 2014 as a model for other sporting events, but it failed to raise green investment

Business
UK green bank turns two; targets world domination

NEWS: The Green Investment Bank mobilised £5 billion of investment in two years and is taking its model around the globe

Business
Banks invest record €66bn in coal sector

NEWS: Private banks are stepping in to finance coal mines and power stations as development banks divest, finds BankTrack

Business
US banks deny funds to coal port near Great Barrier Reef

NEWS: Rainforest Action Network welcomes commitment by four US banks not to invest in project that will support new coal mines

Business
Forest carbon projects turn to consumers in quest for cash

NEWS: Stand for Trees campaign will open up voluntary forest carbon market to ordinary people, as well as governments and corporations

Business
Divestment campaigners set their sights on UK banks

NEWS: Activists put pressure on banks to pull out of fossil fuel companies in demonstrations outside HSBC, Barclays and RBS this week

Business
UK calls for aggressive ETS reform ahead of EU2030 deal

NEWS: The carbon market must be reformed quickly to support the 2030 climate goals due to be agreed this week, argues UK

Business
UN's Green Fund says all obstacles for pledges now removed

NEWS: Executive director hails Barbados meeting as start of an era for GCF, expects US$10 billion by end of 2014

Business
Brazilian tribesman takes his forest message global

INTERVIEW: As Brazil’s government goes cool on forest protection, an indigenous leader speaks up for his people’s role

Business
Qingdao prepares China's 8th regional carbon market

NEWS: A Chinese city of 9 million people is getting in on emissions trading, despite being left out of an official pilot programme

Business