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ETS - Emissions Trading Schemes (EU, NZ, ...) and Forest Carbon Credits

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January 20, 2012

Rise and spread of national and sub-national forest carbon schemes


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31 May 2012

Corporates push voluntary carbon market to highest level since 2008

Transactions of voluntary carbon credits grew to $576m last year, defying the sluggish economy by reaching the highest level since 2008, with corporate buyers making up the vast majority of purchases.

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April 18, 2012

Africa and the CDM: a dead-end

Given the dismal state of carbon markets currently, it is baffling that there is a push to expand them to the African continent; yesterday the Africa Carbon Forum opened in Addis Ababa and next week there is a two d

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China mulls forestry credits in ETS: official

China is looking at ways to include forest carbon projects in its planned emissions trading scheme (ETS), according to a senior official, a move which would boost supply of lower-cost offsets for the country’s biggest emitters.

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February 14, 2012

Tasmanian forest deal on the rocks

TONY EASTLEY: When the Prime Minister and the Tasmanian Premier signed a forestry agreement last year it appeared that an end was in sight to the protracted and bitter Tasmanian forestry debate.

This morning however the deal would appear to be in tatters.

Felicity Ogilvie reports from Hobart.

FELICITY OGILVIE: The timber company Ta Ann's announcement that it will cut up 40 jobs as a result of environmental groups lobbying against it has thrown the Tasmanian forest peace deal into disarray.

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Jan. 26, 2012

CO2 emissions traded to help Tohoku region

Firms that emit greenhouse gases but also want to help revitalize business in the Tohoku region following the Great East Japan Earthquake are being drawn to participate in a carbon dioxide offset trading scheme.

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Dec 14, 2011

EU carbon plunges 10 percent to record low of 6.30 euros

(Reuters) - EU carbon prices fell to their lowest ever level on Wednesday as the euro currency and equities slid on renewed fears over the bloc's debt crisis and oil prices tanked after producers promised to maintain high output.

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13 December 2011

CERs crash 8.8 percent, hit record low

UN-backed carbon offsets plunged to an all-time low Tuesday on the back of continued fears of over-supply in the market, albeit in thin trade.

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17 November 2011

REDD+: Ready to engage private investors?

IIED code: 17112IIED
Published: Nov 2011 - IIED

Australia passes national carbon trading scheme for agriculture, forestry


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