都市日報 – 亞太區碳交易中心 2010年02月03日
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碳交易之父桑德爾批評香港放棄發展碳排放權產品缺乏遠見,也錯失將香港發展成亞太區碳交易中心的先機。雖然哥本哈根氣候大會無法達成減排協議,但市場仍然對碳交易市場充滿憧憬。英國一份報告預測,全球碳交易市場可在2020年達到3萬5千億美元交易額,超越石油成為全球第一商品市場。

《從東方之珠到東方碳都》一書作者張宏任指出,香港是國際金融中心,背靠全球最大碳排放權出口國—中國,基本條件、地理和時區都有優勢,可發展成亞太區碳交易中心,協助中國在碳交易市場中擺脫歐美主宰,促使人民幣成為碳交易的計價和結算貨幣,如美元作為石油貿易貨幣一樣。

發展碳交易市場要衝破重重困難,但香港若選擇甚麼也不做,將會在環保與經濟上雙輸。

http://www.facebook.com/notes/audrey-eu/dou-shi-ri-bao-ya-tai-qu-tan-jiao-yi-zhong-xin-2010nian02yue03ri/280653703601

HKSAR is giving up on
carbon trading, which is is way more lucrative than their “Six Great Industries”, “六大產業,which detractors call “六大冚家鏟業".

WHY?

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8357537.stm
From BBC News:
For the period 2000-2008, melting Greenland ice raised sea levels by an average of about 0.46mm per year.

Since 2006, that has increased to 0.75mm per year.

In total, sea levels are rising by about 3mm per year, principally because seawater is expanding as it warms.

“If you multiply these numbers up it puts us well beyond the IPCC estimates for 2100”
— Professor Roger Barry