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Report provides new analysis of carbon accounting, biomass use, and climate benefits

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A recent report provides new ideas regarding carbon and energy benefits forests and forest products provide.

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10 November, 2011

Mixed forestry reaction to National promises

National Party promises to adopt some of the recommendations made by the panel that reviewed the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) have been welcomed by forest owners. But they say much more policy work is needed if forestry is to achieve its potential for New Zealand.

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November 1, 2011

Sustainable Forest Management and Carbon in Tropical Latin America: The Case for REDD+

This review paper assesses the economic, governance and technical conditions that shape forest management in tropical Latin America with particular regard to efforts to reduce forest-based carbon emissions.

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November 10, 2011

OPIC Signs First Insurance Contract for REDD Carbon Reduction Project

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has executed the first political risk insurance contract for a Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) project that will protect 64,318 hectares of forest in Cambodia and sequester approximately 8.7 million metric tons of CO2e

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Nov. 3, 2011

Terra Global Secures Investment Capital for REDD and Land-Use Carbon Fund

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Terra Global Investment Management secures approval for up to $40 million of financing for the world's first globally diverse community-based REDD and land-use carbon fund.

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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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October 26, 2011

Carbon rights in REDD+: Exploring the implications for poor and vulnerable people

One of the key questions that has arisen in the context of the REDD+ debate surrounds which actors have the right to exploit the benefits of GHG emissions reductions and removals in REDD+, and the associated rights to international payments.

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15 October 2011

Carbon offset projects ‘having positive impact’

The carbon offset projects being undertaken in Tanzania by a Norwegian company, Green Resources ASA (GRAS), have begun to make remarkable progress in addressing the challenge of climate change and contributing significantly to national poverty alleviation efforts.

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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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