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Certification of Forest Carbon Methodologies

Issue date: 
15th July 2011

Cutting through the REDD tape of our first forest audit

With the heat turned up on the voluntary carbon market, Zoe Ryan blogs about the huge implications of the auditing process of the Danau Siawan peat swamp forest REDD project in Kalimantan…

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14 July 2011

VCS Approves New REDD Methodology to Avoid Unplanned Deforestation

New methodology developed by Brazil's Sustainable Amazonas Foundation & World Bank's BioCarbon Fund

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May 31, 2011

Indonesia forest decree to help CO2 projects, enforcement key

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A landmark forest protection ruling by Indonesia might be good for investors trying to save carbon-rich forests, but only if a ban is enforced and progress is made in using the market to save the environment.

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May 27. 2011

Carbon investors turn to forestry

At an Environmental Finance conference this month, financers signalled strong interest to invest in forest carbon projects. Given that imminent investment is needed, how close are we to a framework that propels financers to back forestry?

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June 3, 2011

Voluntary carbon market climbs on trees

The voluntary carbon market climbed to record volumes of emissions reductions last year, bouncing back from worldwide recession on the back of corporate social responsibility demand and the rise of forest-based offset supply. This picture emerges from the State and Trends of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2010, published this week by Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Issue date: 
June 3, 2011

State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2011

For five years, Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance have published the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Reports to shed light on trading volumes, credit prices, project types, locations, and the motivations of buyers in this market. Every year’s marketplace seems more complex than the one before, as actors continually refine their programs, businesses, and investments in search of a more perfect future – for their projects and the planet.

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27 May 2011

Carbon offset provider Carbonica in partnership with REDDMontt Forestry in Chile

UK-based carbon trading and carbon offset company Carbonica will generate VCS REDD and reforestation carbon credits in Chile


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April 29, 2011

Options for REDD+ Voluntary Certification

Our objective was to compare and evaluate the practical applicability to REDD+ of ten forest management, social, environmental and carbon standards that are currently active worldwide: Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB), CCB REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards (CCBA REDD+ S&E), Ca

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April 7, 2011

First Tasmanian Projects Validated

Redd Forests, the Australian based carbon project developer, has achieved validation of its Tasmanian Improved Forestry Management projects, the first such projects in the world.

Issue date: 
8 April 2011

Verified Carbon Standard


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