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Nov 7th, 2011

Minister Visits first Woodland in Wales to Crack the Carbon Code

The Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, John Griffiths, last week (3 November) visited the first woodland in Wales that allows companies to measure how much harmful carbon dioxide they are capturing from the atmo

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10 November, 2011

Mixed forestry reaction to National promises

National Party promises to adopt some of the recommendations made by the panel that reviewed the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) have been welcomed by forest owners. But they say much more policy work is needed if forestry is to achieve its potential for New Zealand.

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October 21, 2011

Japan – The rising sun for carbon markets

Japan has exemplary carbon credentials. It is amongst the most energy and carbon efficient economies in the world, and one of its most beautiful cities gave its name to the UN’s Kyoto Protocol.

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15 October 2011

Carbon offset projects ‘having positive impact’

The carbon offset projects being undertaken in Tanzania by a Norwegian company, Green Resources ASA (GRAS), have begun to make remarkable progress in addressing the challenge of climate change and contributing significantly to national poverty alleviation efforts.

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July 15, 2011

Japan selects new batch of bilateral offset projects

Japan’s Environment Ministry said on Thursday that it has adopted 29 carbon projects under a bilateral offset mechanism, as part of nation’s efforts to achieve its climate goal to cut emissions.
The projects were selected from among 77 proposals made between April 28 and May 26 and cover such areas as waste management, transport, energy savings and avoided deforestation and degradation, the ministry said in a statement.

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October 17, 2011

Japan approves 4 forestry CDM projects


Host country: Nicaragua

Project Name: South CDM reforestation project in Nicaragua

Activities Summary: reforestation of native species to the former pasture has declined by over-harvesting (area: 813ha)

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September 26, 2011

Forest Carbon in Ghana

This report provides insight into Ghanaian statutory and case law and its potential implications for REDD+.

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September 14, 2011

‘Serious’ Error Found in Carbon Savings for Biofuels

The European Union is overestimating the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through reliance on biofuels as a result of a “serious accounting error,” according to a draft opinion by an influential committee of 19 scientists and academics.

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12 September 2011

Old growths remove 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year

The report, funded by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, has also found deforestation emits more carbon emissions than previously thought—a staggering 2.9 billion tonnes of CO2 per year

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Neglected CO2-source detected

For the first time, ETH-Zurich researchers provide concrete data on how alternative forms of land use influence the carbon balance in tropical ecosystems.


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by Dr. Radut