Tag Archive | Emissions trading

“China’s Guangdong Starts World’s Second-Biggest Carbon Exchange”

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-20/china-s-guangdong-starts-world-s-second-biggest-carbon-exchange.html

China’s southern province of Guangdong began trading permits on the world’s second-biggest emissions-trading system at the highest price in the nation.

Seven trades covering 120,029 metric tons of carbon emissions were completed at 60 yuan ($9.90) to 61 yuan a ton on the first day at the China Emissions Exchange, it said yesterday in an e-mailed statement.

“Carbon Foodprints”

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http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/food-carbon-footprint-diet

More recent studies show that food system emissions could account for as much as quarter of all human emissions.  That is 12% from agricultural production, another 9% from farming induced deforestation, and a further 3% from things like refrigeration and freight.
 
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The environmental price of beef is very high.