Adam Matthews
Secretary-General of GLOBE International

Entries by Adam Matthews

Asia-Pacific Is Leading the World on Carbon Emissions Trading

(0) Comments | Posted 8 January 2014 | (12:00)

This article is co-authored with Terry Townshend who is Head of Policy at GLOBE International

It is not well know that Kazakhstan -- a nation whose landmass exceeds that of Western Europe and which boasts the largest economy in Central Asia -- introduced a carbon trading scheme last year. It...

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'Game-changing' Strategic Opportunity in China Is Missed by the United Kingdom

(0) Comments | Posted 2 December 2013 | (10:26)

This article is co-authored with Terry Townshend who is the Beijing-based Deputy Secretary General and Director of Policy for The Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE)

In recent weeks the media agenda in the UK has been dominated by energy prices with the government seemingly intent on rolling back 'green' levies, encouraged...

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Post-Warsaw, Why We Must Now Redouble Efforts to Secure a Global Climate Deal by 2015

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2013 | (12:06)

The latest UN climate summit finally finished with an agreement on Sunday. The talks dragged on for almost two extra days in what seems to be an annual ritual of overrunning to create the necessary last minute focus and tension that can deliver the required outcome.

But where is...

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Forestry Deal Is Key to Protecting the Planet

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2013 | (10:24)

Over the first week of the UN climate change negotiations in Poland we have seen the alarming results of studies showing increased decline of tropical forests. It is clear from newly available data from satellite monitoring stations that there are now growing areas being deforested as a result of illegal...

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EU-China Relationship Could Hold Key to Global Climate Deal

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2013 | (19:34)

The 19th United Nations annual Climate Change Conference begins in Poland on November 11. This will be an important step, although only a step, along the path toward securing by the end of 2015 a comprehensive global treaty that must set the world on a path to a low carbon...

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