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Washington state carbon market plan to raise $1bn a year

NEWS: Governor Jay Inslee hopes to launch emissions trading system in 2016, says it is “the smart thing to do”

Business
Beijing reveals bottom-up approach to national carbon market

NEWS: Chinese central government will set regional caps on emissions and leave distribution of permits to provincial authorities

Business
Oil price slump a "golden opportunity" to price carbon - IEA

NEWS: Lead energy analyst says low fuel cost allows policymakers to slash fossil fuel subsidies without hurting consumers

Business
Oil companies at climate talks dismiss 'carbon bubble' fears

NEWS: As negotiators make slow progress on a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions, lobbyists insist fossil fuels have a future

Business
UN carbon market fights for its future at Lima talks

NEWS: Clean Development Mechanism is “in crisis” after EU decision, says chair Hugh Sealy, but can be salvaged under a new carbon market architecture

Business
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