Global carbon trading system has ‘essentially collapsed’

The Guardian 10 September 2012.

The world’s only global system of carbon trading, designed to give poor countries access to new green technologies, has “essentially collapsed”, jeopardising future flows of finance to the developing world.

Billions of dollars have been raised in the past seven years through theUnited Nations‘ system to set up greenhouse gas-cutting projects, such as windfarms and solar panels, in poor nations. But the failure of governments to provide firm guarantees to continue with the system beyond this year has raised serious concerns over whether it can survive…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/10/global-carbon-trading-system

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