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Lateline | 11 years 11 months ago

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcast: 03/10/2011, Reporter: Suzanne Smith Each tree in the forests of the Amazon is being assessed for its price as a commodity on international carbon trading markets.

Terra Global Capital | 11 years 11 months ago

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. Please click here to download from Terra Global Capital website.  

Environmetal Finance | 11 years 11 months ago

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).

Environmental Finance | 11 years 11 months ago

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.

AIPPNET | 11 years 11 months ago

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 government...

PolicyMIc | 11 years 11 months ago

How much is a forest worth? A newly evolving policy mechanism, supported by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is beginning to put a price on one ecosystem service that we tend to forget about in large tracts of forest land — carbon uptake...

Forest Carbon Asia | 11 years 12 months ago

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. With China’s emphasis on the development of forestry and forestry in tackling global climate change, highlights the role of “forest carbon...

Forest Carbon Asia | 11 years 12 months ago

This Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and FERN report exposes ongoing serious problems in the World Bank’s forest carbon fund, which is still failing to uphold the rights of forest peoples. Read the report here...

Forest Trends | 11 years 12 months ago

This report provides insight into Ghanaian statutory and case law and its potential implications for REDD+.

Forest Carbon Asia | 11 years 12 months ago

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. The funds represent interim...

Environmental Finance | 11 years 12 months ago

A proposal by Norway and Australia to finalise a new international climate framework by 2015 has been welcomed by market participants as a “realistic” proposal. “People have to be realistic,” said Martijn Wilder, a Sydney-based partner with law firm Baker & McKenzie. “It’s a recognition that we...

Forest Carbon Portal | 11 years 12 months ago

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (September 22, 2011) -  Soon after registration of the first tropical Improved Forest Management project in  threatened Orangutan habitat in Sabah, Borneo, Face the Future has registered yet another” first” of  its kind forestry project under the Verified Carbon Standard...

Environmental Finance | 12 years 5 days ago

A hybrid mechanism, in which tradable credits can be issued directly to forest carbon projects, as well as to national governments, is the clear preference of the private finance sector for rewarding projects that reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), according to a report from the...

Green Blogs | 12 years 5 days ago

The European Union is overestimating the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through reliance on biofuels as a result of a “serious accounting error,” according to a draft opinion by an influential committee of 19 scientists and academics.

Bretton Woods Project | 12 years 5 days ago

In June, the Bank released its annual States and Trends of the Carbon Market report, which revealed that the market for carbon credits has declined for the first time, with $1.5 billion of credits traded last year, the lowest amount since 2005. Andrew Steer, the Bank’s special envoy on climate...

Science Network | 12 years 5 days ago

The report, funded by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, has also found deforestation emits more carbon emissions than previously thought—a staggering 2.9 billion tonnes of CO2 per year The report’s authors suggested the world’s carbon...

LTSI | 12 years 5 days ago

Global Witness has contracted LTS to identify the main risks in REDD financial flows (from both public and private sources) from international to local level, and to propose appropriate financial audit mechanisms and safeguards to mitigate these risks. LTS will review existing funding mechanisms,...

SSRN | 12 years 1 week ago

The REDD scheme of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is a carbon-based compensation for projects that resulted in reducing carbon emissions or enhancing carbon sinks or both in tropical forests. However, estimating such emissions and sinks remains challenging, and thus...

Forest Carbon Asia | 12 years 1 week ago

The world has eagerly watched as Indonesia pilots public and private investments to curb the country’s massive forest losses while still meeting economic development goals.  But conflicting interests between the nation’s leadership turned ugly last month when a leading forest conservation project...

ANSA-EAP | 12 years 1 week ago

This paper argues in favor of the ownership by indigenous peoples and local communities of carbon in forests and trees and that such ownership could be the basis of social accountability that should be mainstreamed in implementing what is popularly known as the REDD-Plus mechanism.


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September 2012 - a note by the Editor of ForestIndustries.EU: We wrote this article more than three years ago. Many significant events happened since then and a huge amount of new knowledge has been collected by the global community.

by Dr. Radut