[LINK] Australian Climate Change Minister on prospects for China/USA agreement in Durban

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Nov 25 12:00:05 AEDT 2011

Greetings from the Australian National University in Canberra, where the 
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet AM MP, is 
speaking on "Carbon markets and international linkage: Australia and the 
UN Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011". A podcast of the 
presentation will be provided later.

One major issue is if there will be sufficient confidence in a carbon 
trading mechanism. The EU had problems with the security of their 
on-line trading system. Some way to audit thousands of offsets projects 
around the world will be needed. These might use some techniques from 
arms agreement verification, with satellite surveillance to make sure 
that companies and countries are not cheating.

See: http://blog.tomw.net.au/2011/11/arbon-markets-australia-and-durban.html

Tom Worthington FACS CP, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
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