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Issue date: 
November 30, 2011

Japan aims to start bilateral carbon offset program in 2013

Japan aims to start a program to work with companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries in 2013, according to a new set of action plans to be introduced at the climate talks in Durban, South Africa.

Bilateral Offset Credit Mechanism and Capacity building for MRV in Asia, Latin America and Africa

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October 21, 2011

Japan – The rising sun for carbon markets

Japan has exemplary carbon credentials. It is amongst the most energy and carbon efficient economies in the world, and one of its most beautiful cities gave its name to the UN’s Kyoto Protocol.

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July 15, 2011

Japan selects new batch of bilateral offset projects

Japan’s Environment Ministry said on Thursday that it has adopted 29 carbon projects under a bilateral offset mechanism, as part of nation’s efforts to achieve its climate goal to cut emissions.
The projects were selected from among 77 proposals made between April 28 and May 26 and cover such areas as waste management, transport, energy savings and avoided deforestation and degradation, the ministry said in a statement.

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October 17, 2011

Japan approves 4 forestry CDM projects


Host country: Nicaragua

Project Name: South CDM reforestation project in Nicaragua

Activities Summary: reforestation of native species to the former pasture has declined by over-harvesting (area: 813ha)

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September 29, 2011

Japan earmarks P5-B forestland loan

The Japanese government has earmarked the appropriation of an estimated Y9.244 billion, or approximately P5.084 billion, to strengthen forestland management in the Philippines.

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September 12, 2011

Japan still matters to the B.C. economy

Canadians are coming to recognize that the balance of power in the international economy is shifting inexorably toward Asia. Already home to three-fifths of humanity, the next two decades will see Asia grow to account for half or more of global output.

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09 Aug 2011

Japan favours REDD in latest offset funding awards

Four of the five offset pilot projects selected to receive Japanese government funding on Tuesday aim to curb deforestation (REDD) abroad, according to an official statement.


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27 July 2011

Japan revises its forest law to boost carbon sequestration

Japan has brought about changes in its Forests and Forestry Basic Plan under Forests Act (1964) with specific focus on carbon sequestration.

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Japan: Schweighofer, Stora Enso: "Hilfe derzeit das Wichtigste"

Wien. „Sehr mitgenommen“ und wegen „vieler persönlicher Verbindungen direkt betroffen von der entsetzlichen Situation in Japan“ zeigen sich die Mitarbeiter in der Unternehmenszentrale der Holzindustrie Schweighofer in Wien. Das Unternehmen liefert einen beträchtlichen Teil der gesamten Produktion nach Japan, von Rumänien aus, dem Standort der beiden Sägewerke.


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by Dr. Radut