Japan aims to start bilateral carbon offset program in 2013
Japan aims to start a program to work with companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries in 2013, according to a new set of action plans to be introduced at the climate talks in Durban, South Africa.
Forest Bonds: Realizing a Net Zero Deforestation, Forest-Friendly Economy
Heating and cooling, timber, water, food, habitat, energy, massive storehouses of carbon – forests provide an incredible amount of direct and indirect ecosystem services to humans, along with all other forms of life on earth. That’s especially true of tropical forests.
Peruvian Amazon could become global centre of ‘carbon piracy’: report
The Peruvian Amazon is the new global centre of “carbon piracy”, as banks, conservationists and entrepreneurs rush to snap up the legal rights to trade carbon, according to a report published today at the UN climate talks in Durban.
Special Report: Post-Kyoto Uncertainty Hits Home for European Offsets
Voluntary carbon credits were created to reduce CO2 in countries without existing carbon “caps." But European corporates also like them, looking to invest in local projects that are not always kosher under Kyoto.
Meru and Nanyuki - building a sustainable future with carbon finance
Recently I travelled to the foothills of Mount Kenya to visit the Meru and Nanyuki Community Reforestation Project, so I and a client could meet the communities benefitting from carbon finance and project developer TIST and see the project first hand.
Researcher selected for groundbreaking forests study
The Minister for Climate Change, Cassy O’Connor today announced CO2 Australia Limited as the successful consultant who will carry out groundbreaking research into the carbon stored in Tasmania’s forests.
As UN climate talks loom, the Bank is lobbying G20 countries to resuscitate shrinking carbon markets through controversial measures, including using public climate finance to stimulate demand and creating markets for soil and forest carbon.