EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

16 January 2018 - EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President...
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Companies are moving faster than many governments on carbon pricing

11 January 2018 - Economists have long argued that the most efficient way to curb global warming is to put a price on the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause it. A total of 41 OECD and G20 governments have announced either a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade scheme, or...
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New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies

10 January 2018 - New York City is seeking to lead the assault on climate change with a plan to divest US$5bn from fossil fuels and sue the world’s most powerful oil companies over their contribution to dangerous global warming. City officials have set a goal of...
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Carbon tax rebates coming this week, government says

1 January 2018 - The Albertan government will issue carbon tax rebate cheques in early January, deputy premier Sarah Hoffman said on New Year's Day, the same day a 50% increase in the tax went into effect. About 60% of Albertans will automatically receive a rebate in...
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China allots environment tax revenue to local gov’ts

27 December 2017 - China will allot revenue from the environmental protection tax to local governments to motivate participation in the fight against pollution. According to a decree by the State Council, China's Environment Tax Law will be effective on 1 January...
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