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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.

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November 29th, 2011

Forest Bonds: Realizing a Net Zero Deforestation, Forest-Friendly Economy

Heating and cooling, timber, water, food, habitat, energy, massive storehouses of carbon – forests provide an incredible amount of direct and indirect ecosystem services to humans, along with all other forms of life on earth. That’s especially true of tropical forests.

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December 01, 2011

Peruvian Amazon could become global centre of ‘carbon piracy’: report

The Peruvian Amazon is the new global centre of “carbon piracy”, as banks, conservationists and entrepreneurs rush to snap up the legal rights to trade carbon, according to a report published today at the UN climate talks in Durban.

Issue date: 
November 30, 2011

Carbon offset firms feel heat of price crash

Shares in firms set up to profit from efforts to curb pollution traded near all-time lows on Tuesday as the collapse of the carbon emissions market they depend on raised concerns about their future.

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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.

Issue date: 
24th November 2011

Meru and Nanyuki - building a sustainable future with carbon finance

Recently I travelled to the foothills of Mount Kenya to visit the Meru and Nanyuki Community Reforestation Project, so I and a client could meet the communities benefitting from carbon finance and project developer TIST and see the project first hand.

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22 November 2011

Researcher selected for groundbreaking forests study

The Minister for Climate Change, Cassy O’Connor today announced CO2 Australia Limited as the successful consultant who will carry out groundbreaking research into the carbon stored in Tasmania’s forests.

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21 November 2011

Beyond repair? Bank lobbies for carbon markets

As UN climate talks loom, the Bank is lobbying G20 countries to resuscitate shrinking carbon markets through controversial measures, including using public climate finance to stimulate demand and creating markets for soil and forest carbon.

Issue date: 
November 1, 2011

China’s Pilot Transaction on Forestry Carbon Sequestration Officially Kicked Off

Approved by the State Forestry Administration (SFA), China’s pilot forestry carbon sequestration transaction officially kicked off on November 1st 2011 in Yiwu City of Zhejiang Province.

Issue date: 
23 November 2011

Old Growth Forests of Northeast China



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by Dr. Radut