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Tate reveals "embarrassingly small" scale of BP sponsorship

NEWS: British galleries criticised for “unnecessary” link to oil company after contribution revealed as just 0.5% of income

Business
Oil majors face climate grilling at World Economic Forum

NEWS: Agenda for this year’s Davos meeting focuses heavily on climate change, with UN carbon cutting deal on horizon

Business
Plastic roads help solve Bangalore rubbish crisis

NEWS: While the authorities dump or burn rubbish, two businnesses in India’s Silicon Valley are using waste plastic to build roads

Business
"Green" bond to fund multi-storey car park

NEWS: Massachusetts State College Building Authority issues US$94 million bond for plans branded “pathetic” by watchdog

Business
Carbon pricing set to cover 80% of Canadian economy

NEWS: Ontario to join Quebec and British Columbia in enforcing price on fossil fuels, despite opposition from prime minister Harper

Business
South Korea launches Asia's first national carbon market

NEWS: Allowances traded at US$7-8 a tonne, a similar price to Europe’s emissions trading system

Business
China carbon trading to almost double in 2015

NEWS: More Chinese companies must manage their greenhouse gas emissions as Beijing plans national carbon market

Business
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

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