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After a slight dip last year, climate change is again one of the top three world concerns on a global survey of consumer attitudes conducted by HSBC (NYSE: HBC).

As with previous years, the Climate Confidence Monitor, found that emerging economies are the most concerned about climate change and are doing more to reduce their personal carbon footprint. They are also more confident than the developed markets that those who should be tackling climate change are doing so, and more optimistic that we will be able to stop climate change.

Read more: Climate Change Returns To List of Top 3 World Concerns

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Singapore, October 28 – Regulatory hurdles remain the most visible challenge for the carbon trading industry and the pace of certifying these projects is too slow, say carbon industry experts.

The process of developing carbon credit projects have become so bureaucratic that it may hinder the growth of the carbon industry, and policy reform is urgently needed to address the issues, they added.

Carbon credit projects are certified and audited by the United Nations under its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) scheme which enables the project to generate carbon credits to sell on carbon markets.

Read more: CDM scheme needs urgent reform

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WELLINGTON -- Pacific island fisheries face collapse in the next 25 years as overfishing, population growth and climate change threaten one of the region’s main economic resources, a study warned Wednesday.

The report, published by the Noumea-based Secretariat of the Pacific Community, said the $2-billion-a-year industry was poorly managed, with a lack of coordination among the 22 island nations in the region.

It warned some types of tuna were already being dangerously overexploited and the problem would spread to other species as foreign fleets clamored for access to rich fishing grounds amid a global fall in fish stocks.

Read more: Study shows Pacific fisheries may face collapse by 2035

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