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October 17, 2011

Ecuador: Threats From Carbon Market

Ecuador’s participation in the global carbon market has generated complications in indigenous peoples and Afro-Ecuadorian communities, which have not only seen cutbacks in their rights to use land for ancestral activities, but whose organizations have also undergone fracturing due to the governme

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11 October 2011

Allianz takes 10% stake in REDD developer

German insurance giant Allianz has invested an undisclosed sum in Wildlife Works Carbon, a US-based developer of projects that reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

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Carbon markets look to the Amazon for offsets

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September 30, 2011

State of Forest Carbon Markets 2011

This second annual State of the Forest Carbon Markets tracks, reports, and analyzes trends in global transac

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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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30 September 2011

Forest carbon markets grow, despite uncertainty

A surge in activity around projects that reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) has helped boost the value of the forest carbon markets – despite lingering uncertainty about their future, according to a survey.

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September 30, 2011

The Emerging Market for Forest and Land-Use Carbon

This report was prepared by Terra Global Investment Management, LLC the investment manager of the Terra Bella Forest and Land-Use Carbon Fund, a Luxembourg SIF-SICAV currently in structuring and capital raising.

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04 Oct 2011

Congo businessman blazes carbon-market trail for Africa

IBI, Democratic Republic of Congo (AlertNet) - A Congolese businessman has become the first private investor in Africa to win approval to sell carbon credits earned from restoring tropical rainforest on the Kyoto Protocol’s carbon market.

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September 21, 2011

Forest carbon sinks usher development opportunities in China

In May, Jia Zhibang of the State Forestry Bureau said that China also hoping to increase the forest carbon sinks up to 416 million tons of Carbon by 2020.

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September 26, 2011

Norway releases US$1.1M to Guyana outside GRIF

Norway has released US$1.1M to Guyana outside of the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) – the agreed mechanism for the disbursement of funds under the two countries forests’ agreement – in order to enable Guyana to meet its contractual obligations under the partnership.


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