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Issue date: 
12 May 2010

New guide for forest carbon projects

A new guidebook for forest carbon project developers and financiers aims to help kick-start the sector. “Bringing forest carbon projects to market” recognises a much under-utilised sector of carbon reduction effort and identifies opportunities for profitable forest carbon project development.

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May 13, 2010

More Companies are Investing in Forest Carbon Offsets, but Sustainability Still an Issue

While many environmentalists were disappointed after the Copenhagen Accord  , one positive development was a renewed focus

Issue date: 
May 13, 2010

Investors wary of "green" forestry

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - Forests have a growing value as a result of climate policies, but the complexity of carbon markets coupled with the effects of the financial crisis are deterring investment, investors and analysts said in London on Thursday.

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April 30, 2010

Sandor Exits CO2 Trade, Sells Climate Exchange to ICE (Update3)

(Updates with Sandor comment in third, 14th and 15th paragraphs.)

By Mathew Carr and Simon Lomax

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April 15, 2010

Will Forest Carbon Markets Thrive, or Get Lost in the Woods?

For thousands of years, we have been planting and growing trees without difficulty. It’s simple, and forest carbon business strategy can be, too. In fact, it’s core to what I’m trying to teach the MBA/MS students in my course at the Erb Institute this semester: If the world’s best available technology for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is employing the natural photosynthetic capacity of natural forest management, we can too.

But in many ways, we are all unable to see the forests for the trees.

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Saturday, 30 August 2008

Forest carbon standards: Full rundown

Over the past two years, the voluntary carbon market space has grown and changed rapidly. Independent assessment of carbon projects is now a must for any project developer or retailer of carbon offsets. An array of third-party audit standards has emerged to support the validation of projects and the verification of their emissions reductions for the creation of carbon credits.

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Sunday, 14 June 2009

Carbon trading simply explained

How does carbon trading work? Does it really help tackle climate change? Isn’t it all just smoke and mirrors? Is the Kyoto Protocol doing any good?

These and similar questions are increasingly being asked as the evidence for global warming mounts, scientists tell us more of dramatic climatic impacts we can expect, and pressure for measures to rein in greenhouse gas emissions heightens. At the same time, there are warnings from industry over the costs in jobs, profits and consumer prices that will stem from mandatory carbon trading regulation.

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Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Time running out for CDM forestry

Time is now short for forestry projects to deliver any worthwhile volume of carbon credits to the CER market by 2012. While the bottlenecks that have held back the afforestation and reforestation (A/R) sector in Kyoto’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are now mostly resolved, it may be too late to help developed nations in their efforts to meet Kyoto emissions reduction targets.

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10 February, 2010

New trading regime could boost forest carbon market

Expectations that forest-based carbon credits will be eligible for use in future compliance regimes could boost the market, according to Ecosystem Marketplace.

Issue date: 
16th October 2008

European Commission says ‘no’ to forest credits in the ETS until after 2020, cites ‘market flooding’ and governance problems

The European Commission will tomorrow state that it is opposed to the inclusion of forest-based carbon credits in the ETS, in a wide-ranging Communication on deforestation and how the European community plans to deal with it. The Communication will say that the aim should be to reduce deforestation by 2020 and halt it by 2030.


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