Carbon Emissions

US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the target of reducing CO2 emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, as President Obama vowed on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009.
Read Full Story The contribution of the Philippines to global warming is only a drop in the bucket of the world’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but that drop may get bigger in the future.
The share of global emissions subject to carbon pricing policies will rise to around 33 percent in 2035 from about 8 percent last year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its 2013 World Energy Outlook released yesterday.
PwC Carbon Report
According to a new report by PwC, the world is on track to blow the 2°C carbon budget, estimated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the next 89 years, within 21 years. This puts the world on a path consistent with potential global warming of around 4°C by 2100, the most extreme scenario presented in the recent IPCC 5th Assessment Report on climate science.
Global CO2 emissions per region 2013
November 01, 2013
The volume of greenhouse gases (GHGs) vented into the atmosphere hit a new high in 2012 but the year-on-year increase was relatively small and this may represent a more permanent slowdown, ultimately leading to a decline in global emissions according to a new report. This year’s Trends In Global CO2 Emissions report, produced by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) on behalf of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, says global GHG emissions from burning fossl fules and cenment production hit a record 34.5 billion CO2-equivalent tonnes in 2012.
Shenzhen, the Chinese Special Economic Zone and across the border from Hong Kong, will open carbon emissions trading market on Monday 17 June, according to city’s mayor.
A new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology has concluded that the Internet and other information communication and technology (ICT) elements produce over 830 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year.
Comparison of South Korea's GDP and greenhouse gas emissions growth
South Korea’s Ministry of Environment has outlined its plan for the control of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from its major industries and may link an energy taxation system to emissions as part of efforts to reduce emissions. As announced Monday, estimated emissions from 480 companies that are being reined in during 2013 are 590 million tonnes of CO2 and the target is to cut that back to 572 million tonnes for a reduction of 3.02 percent.
It is being claimed that new software developed in the US is capable of accurately measuring greenhouse gas emissions down to individual buildings and streets.
A new report from Japan’s Environment Ministry claims the country is on target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated average of 8 percent below 1990 levels for the five years ending in March, meaning it will meet its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.