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China to have world's 2nd largest carbon trading scheme by 2014

24th January, 2013

China will have the world's second largest carbon trading scheme by 2014, or twice as big as Australia's regime, a latest report showed Thursday.

Carbon price of $29 'not implausible', says Blair Comley

20th January, 2013

THE head of the federal climate change department says it is "not implausible" the European carbon price could rise to $29 a tonne by mid-2015, when Australia's emissions trading scheme begins.


FTSE Launches Four Carbon Indexes

4th March, 2012

FTSE Carbon IndexesThe FTSE Group and its partners, the nonprofit Carbon Disclosure Project and benchmarking specialist ENDS Carbon, have launched four carbon-related indexes designed to help investors reduce the long-term investment risks associated with climate change.

The four indexes, of which two are based in Australia, and one each in Japan and the Europe-wide market, are part of the FTSE CDP Carbon Strategy Index Series, and join two existing UK-based FTSE carbon indexes.

The indexes’ full names are as follows:

  • FTSE CDP Carbon Strategy Australia 200 Index
  • FTSE CDP Carbon Strategy Australia 300 Index
  • FTSE CDP Carbon Strategy Europe Index
  • FTSE CDP Carbon Strategy Japan Index

Last week, the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai, India, launched that country’s first carbon-efficient live index. The BSE-Greenex lists 20 stocks based on a minimum carbon footprint, market capitalization and turnover, the BSE said. The NASDAQ added its first sustainability index in June 2009.