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Forest carbon

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Jan 26, 2012

Rise and spread of national and sub-national forest carbon schemes

International climate change negotiations at COP17 in Durban, December 2011 saw further developments on the proposed REDD+ mechanism to reduce forest-based emissions and enhance forest carbon sinks.

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January 18th, 2012

China lowers carbon floor price as CER prices crash

China has lowered the minimum price foreign companies must pay for Chinese carbon credits for the first time since 2008, but traders say the move is unlikely to have much impact as it will remain twice as high as current carbon prices.

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January 17th, 2012

SocGen cuts carbon price forecasts by over 22 pct

ociete Generale on Tuesday lowered its price forecasts for European Union and U.N.-backed carbon, citing an over-supply of emission units, a worsening EU economic outlook and an expansion of low-carbon energy sources.

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January 18, 2012

Rainforest in Transition: Is the Amazon Transforming before Our Eyes?

The Amazon rainforest is in flux, thanks to agricultural expansion and climate change.

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Japanese Institute Evaluates Carbon Balances of Tropical Forests in Southeast Asia

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12 January 2012

REDD+: Funding for carbon trading projects halted

Dar es Salaam.  Funding for a carbon trading system known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) has been suspended until further negotiations between poor countries and powerful industrial nations.

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January 10, 2012

Project Developer’s Guidebook to VCS REDD Methodologies

The purpose of this guidebook is to assist project developers in evaluating and selecting those VCS approved methodology(ies) that are best suited to account for the greenhouse gas benefits of their proposed REDD project activities.

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April 1, 2011

Carbon Impacts from Selective Logging of Forests in Berau District, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Few studies have attempted to address the carbon emissions resulting from the degradation of tropical forests. Selective forest logging represents an important form of degradation of tropical forests, and may lead to future deforestation of the area by providing accessibility to these areas.

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December 21, 2011

Study: Forest thinning increases carbon releases

Assumptions that forest thinning treatments help sequester carbon are not grounded in science — instead, recent research shows that thinning act

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December 23, 2011

Alternatives to carbon markets to finance REDD

At the beginning of the UN climate negotiations in Durban (COP17), FERN published a short report looking at carbon markets as a means of financing REDD.


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by Dr. Radut