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Britain to fund South African carbon trading experiment

Posted on 16 July 2014

Britain will expand funding for a programme to help coal-rich South Africa develop a carbon trading market in an attempt to rein in its rising greenhouse gas emissions. The British High Commission in Pretoria last week said it will fund a pilot emissions trading programme from next year to help companies prepare for a 120-rand-per-tonne ($11.21) carbon tax that is expected to come into force in 2016.
The value of the grant was not disclosed. The launch of South African’s carbon tax, which would apply to major emitters including steel giant ArcelorMittal, utility Eskom [ESCJ.UL] and petrochemical group Sasol, was delayed by one year to allow more time for planning and consultation with stakeholders………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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