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

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7 June, 2010

Forest Carbon Incentives in Climante Policy: Understanding the Economonics

A dimension that can greatly influence how international forest carbon policies work is the source of financing to pay for emission reductions.

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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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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 9, 2010

Green pioneers: Jungle millionaire Pedro Moura Costa in bid to save the Amazon

PEDRO MOURA COSTA’s journey from plant scientist to eco-millionaire began on the end of a shovel in Borneo.

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May 13, 2010

European CO2 traders cautiously welcome U.S. bill

(Reuters) - A U.S. Senate climate bill, unveiled on Wednesday, has garnered general support from European carbon market players, though some have raised concerns over a few components of the proposed legislation.

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May 11, 2010

The Carbon Hunters

The Carbon Hunters was reported by Mark Schapiro, produced by Andres Cediel & co-produced by Daniela Broitman.

In a remote corner of Brazil's Atlantic coast, they say time is a fiction. This ancient forest is seemingly unspoiled by modern life -- beyond the reach of men, machines, and markets.

But a closer look reveals something very different happening here.

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May - 19 - 2010

Does Carbon Trading Damage Forests?

The World Bank is so concerned about the lack of forests remaining in the small country of Armenia that they have warned that it could one day become a desert.

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30 April 2010

AAU carbon trade drying up

The international market for AAU carbon allowances is drying up, according to a leading carbon analyst. The trade in government-level Kyoto carbon credits is winding down after numerous sales from eastern European nations holding surpluses to Japan, Norway and EU nations to help them meet their Kyoto targets.


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