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Nov. 29, 2011

Wildlife Works Launches CODE REDD Campaign to Save the World's Threatened Forests

SAN FRANCISCO and DURBAN, South Africa, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Wildlife Works announced today the launch of CODE REDD, an emergency action campaign to save the world's wild forests using private sector financing within the Voluntary Carbon Market.

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2 December 2011

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.

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September 22, 2011

Face the Future rainforest rehabilitation project in Uganda achieves VCS registration

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (September 22, 2011) -  Soon after registration of the first tropical Improved Forest Management project in  threatened Orangutan habitat in Sabah, Borneo, Face the Future has registered yet another” first” of  its kind forestry project under the Verified Carbon Standard. The project is located in the Kibale National Park in Uganda, home to one of  the largest Chimpanzee populations in the world.

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September 07, 2011

First VCS forest project in Sabah, Borneo registered

First tropical Improved Forest Management project, enabling revenue generation from forest rehabilitation.


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17 August 2011

Effectiveness and legitimacy of forest carbon standards in the OTC voluntary carbon market

In recent years, the voluntary over-the-counter (OTC) carbon market has reached a significant market volume.

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August 07, 2011

UN registers Himachal's carbon trading scheme

New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh's efforts in fighting climate change have been rewarded with the UN registering its multi-crore carbon trading scheme that involves providing green cover to barren 4,000 hectares in the state.

Under this scheme, over 5000 families from remote and backward villages will receive carbon revenue for the next 20 years from the World Bank for providing green cover to several areas in across 10 districts which were declared deforested before 1990.

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5 August 2011

FSA warning over carbon credit trading schemes

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28 July 2011

UK announces certification standard for forest carbon storage projects

The UK government has announced new scheme to assess the carbon captured and stored by forest projects initiated for carbon sequestration.

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14 July 2011

New Methodology for Measuring Emission Reductions from Reduced Deforestation Stands to Unlock Carbon Revenues for Poor Communities

A new methodology for quantifying emission reductions from projects that reduce unplanned deforestation could help unlock carbon market revenues for countries and poor communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America, boosting the conservation of forests and creating new livelihoods.

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July 21, 2011

Hypothetical offsets may not really be there


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by Dr. Radut