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Issue date: 
19 Dec 2011

Guyana forest carbon plan struggles to get off paper

(Reuters) - After decades of depending on bauxite, timber and gold for revenue, Guyana proposed five years ago that wealthy foreigners pay it to protect its tropical South American rainforests.

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December 14, 2011

New AFOLU methodologies posted for public comment

The following methodologies have been submitted to the VCS methodology approval process. The methodologies are posted on the VCS website for a 30-day public comment period, from 13 December 2011 through 12 January 2012.

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Dec. 13, 2011

ERA Surpasses 2 Million Tonnes in Carbon Offset Sales

ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. is pleased to announce that the company has achieved a new sales milestone, having sold more than 2 million tonnes of forest based carbon offsets to customers and clients around the world.

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Dec 14, 2011

EU carbon plunges 10 percent to record low of 6.30 euros

(Reuters) - EU carbon prices fell to their lowest ever level on Wednesday as the euro currency and equities slid on renewed fears over the bloc's debt crisis and oil prices tanked after producers promised to maintain high output.

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13 December 2011

CERs crash 8.8 percent, hit record low

UN-backed carbon offsets plunged to an all-time low Tuesday on the back of continued fears of over-supply in the market, albeit in thin trade.

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16 December 2011

VERs: the preferred carbon offset instrument for communicating voluntary action

Over the years, a number of our clients that first used compliance-grade offsets, namely Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), as part of their carbon management strategies have switched to voluntary offsets, or Verified Emission Reductions (VERs).

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November 29, 2011

Carbon Plantations in Mozambique: Livelihoods, Development, and Local Legitimacy

The Norwegian forestry company Green Resources (GR) is one of several commercial actors that have started planting forests in Africa, aiming to reduce global CO2 emissions and join the international emissions trade market.

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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.

Issue date: 
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.


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by Dr. Radut