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Issue date: 
10 Oct 2012

Ethiopian forest project gets UN carbon credits

The U.N. has issued carbon credits to a reforestation project in Ethiopia, the second time tree planting has received emission reductions. The project in the village of Humbo, Ethiopia, which was approved by the U.N.

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11 Oct 2012

Investment in UN's carbon scheme to 'dry up' as prices plunge

UN carbon credits could be worth just 50 euro cents by the end of the decade due to a huge oversupply of allowances, hitting investment in its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), analysts Thomson Reuters Point Carbon warned yesterday.

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October 12, 2012

Country needs assessment: A report on REDD+ readiness among UN-REDD Programme and Forest Carbon Partnership facility

A country needs assessment on REDD+ was commissioned by the UN-REDD Programme following a decision of its Policy Board that such an assessment be conducted to enable it to review its policies and align the Programme’s support with the priority needs of countries.

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Oct. 04, 2012

MSU is helping India manage forests, reduce greenhouse gasses

Researchers at Michigan State University will use a $1.5 million grant to help India manage its forests and reduce the developing nation’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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02 October 2012

California's forest protocol outpaces EU's LULUCF plans

Editors note - you might consider to read that article first:  EU seeks tighter CO2 grip on farms, forests -draft

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October 01, 2012

Voluntary CO2 offset prices hold up despite crumbling CERs

Voluntary carbon credits, once castigated as the black sheep of the global emissions markets, are now worth double U.N.-backed units as demand from corporate buyers seeking more than mere emission cuts from their investment has increased.

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Sep 13, 2012

Forest project issued CO2 credits for California market

Project developer Finite Carbon announced Wednesday it has registered a project that has issued 200,000 offsets eligible for use in California's cap-and-trade system, bolstering the currently short supply of credits available in the forthcoming market.

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13 Sep 2012

Kyoto carbon credit glut is far larger than expected, warn analysts

The giant surplus of carbon credits currently swamping the global carbon market may never recede, removing any hope of reducing global emissions without a significant increase in national emission reduction targets, campaigners will warn today.

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Aug. 28, 2012

Brazil's Boa Vista Forest Carbon Offset Project Earns Verification from SCS

SCS Global Services has verified the Brazilian Boa Vista Afforestation/Reforestation carbon offset project under the American Carbon Registry (ACR) Standard. The project sequesters greenhouse gases (GHG) by planting and managing fast-growing Acacia mangium Willd.

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30 Aug 2012

Origin drops forestry deal amid carbon worries

Origin Energy has quit $133 million worth of options for forestry projects in Australia amid fears that the price of carbon will plunge, according to The Australian Financial Review.


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by Dr. Radut