PARIS (Reuters) – France’s planned carbon tax cannot be applied because it includes too many exemptions, a French government body ensuring laws are constitutional ruled on Tuesday, in an embarrassing setback for the government.
LONDON (Reuters) – Improving the energy efficiency of Britain’s buildings is crucial for meeting the country’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions targets by 2050, a report by the government-backed Carbon Trust found on Friday.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will subsidize sales of green vehicles in five cities selected for a pilot programme as the government steps up efforts to promote environmentally friendly vehicles in a bid to cut fuel emissions.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said on Monday that his government had not tabled a proposal for an agreement on fighting global warming for next month’s U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen.
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s key policy to fight global warming limped closer to defeat on Monday with parliament set to delay or reject the government’s carbon emissions trade scheme, raising the chances of an early election.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Tibet’s exiled Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama entered the climate change debate on Monday, urging governments to take serious action and put global interests ahead of domestic concerns.
BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese Premier Wen Jibao will attend international talks over a new climate change pact in Copenhagen next month, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Roads, buildings and pipelines in Canada’s north are at risk from global warming and the government must do more to protect infrastructure in the remote frozen region, an official panel said Thursday.
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd moved closer to securing his carbon trade laws on Monday after the government agreed to exclude farmers from the scheme, but warned opponents time was running out to strike a deal.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s grain production stands to get a boost following changes to the country’s proposed carbon-emissions trading scheme announced at the weekend.