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21 June 2010

Kenia to be Africas ETS Hub

[NAIROBI] Kenya has announced plans to establish a regional carbon emissions trading scheme to steer Africa's carbon market.

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5 Jun 2010

U.S. the second biggest buyer of forests based voluntary carbon credits in 2009


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June 6, 2010

Carbon sink plans sunk by stalling of emission plan

TREE-planting schemes and other carbon-offset projects could be abandoned by organisations at the end of the month, another casualty of the federal government's delayed emissions trading scheme.

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June 4, 2010

Land grabs meet climate policy

Very interested to see the news today that City of London police have “arrested the director of a Merseyside-based business in connection with an alleged plan to pay Liberian officials $2.5m (£1.7m) in connection

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June 3, 2010

Domestic Offsets in the American Power Act: Preserving the Integrity?

NRDC staff have posted assessments of a number of key elements of the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act discussion draft.

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May 26, 2010

Global Carbon Market Grows to $144 billion Despite Financial and Economic Turmoil

Cologne, May 26, 2010—The latest annual report from the World Bank on the global carbon market showed that in 2009 it grew to $144 billion, up 6% from 2008 despite enduring its most challenging year to date.  The global economic crisis negatively impacted both demand and supply sides and, as indu

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24 May 2010

First forest carbon improvement plan approved

US environmental consultancy EcoTrust has won approval for the first carbon offset project methodology in improved forest management (IFM) under the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS). IFM is a relatively new field of carbon crediting activity taking on heightened importance following the widening of the international REDD initiative on deforestation to include forest restoration and sustainable forest management - so called REDD-plus.  

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May 23, 2010

Opinion: Point Carbon: credits to average US$26/t in early years of US ETS

Point Carbon Research projects that the price for each metric tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) would average US$26 over the period 2013-2020 under a federal cap-and-trade system as outlined in the American Power Act (APA).

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May. 18, 2010

Rain Forests Lose Out in Senate's New Climate Bill

Much of the handwringing by greens over the new climate and energy bill introduced in the Senate on May 12 has focused on the overtly controversial aspects of the legislation: the partial allowances it makes for new offshore oil drilling, for instance, and the ceiling it puts on carbon prices.

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May 10, 2010

Interview with Michael G. Morris - CEO of American Electric Power

The picture of the global carbon market is a murky one, stymied on the one hand by the lack of a U.S. climate policy, and bubbling over on the other hand with a highly speculative, and even murkier, voluntary market.


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