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Trading Carbon reveals the latest results from their projects survey

Trading carbon, with the help of Point Carbon has compiled a set of results based on factual data to show the leading emission reduction project activities in 2009.

A summary of the results can be located in the link below and EcoSecurities were pleased to be recognized as the leading project participant by registered projects 2009 as well as achieving joint third in the validated projects category.

Download: full survey results (PDF)

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Survey: Forest carbon offsetting

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Is your company involved in forestry? Which project types do you prefer? Or do you feel forestry is too risky?

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  • Published: Jan 4th, 2010
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New report into the costs of carbon offsetting through the CDM

At Carbon Retirement, we have just published a short piece of research into the efficiency of carbon offsetting through the Clean Development Mechanism, covered by the BBC. It shows that for every

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  • Published: Nov 23rd, 2009
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Greening Your Travel: Carbonfund.org’s Eric Carlson on NPRs WAMU Kojo Nnamdi Show

The president and co-founder of the nonprofit Carbonfund.org, Eric Carlson, was a guest today on WAMU-FMs Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss green travel for the holidays. He was on the first half hour along with Nancy Young, Vice President of Environmental Affairs for the Air Transport Association.

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Survey: Survey Seeks Answers to How Employers and Employees Interact on Sustainability

Organizations with sustainability interests are beginning to look beyond the spheres of facilities and supply chain management, instituting programs that engage their employees on environmental behavior.

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  • Published: Nov 11th, 2009
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Brighter Planet Survey Leads to New Model of Offset Sales and Environmentalism

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  • Published: Nov 5th, 2009
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Offsetting Emissions

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  • Published: Oct 16th, 2009
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Free summaries of climate change, carbon offsets, power generation

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Free summaries are available for down load, Visit the above site for the list of summaries available. A portion of the indroduction of the summary titled

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Over 90% of companies rate environmental benefits as key motivation for interest in carbon offsets

Dublin 23rd September 2009: EcoSecurities, a leading company in the business of sourcing, developing and trading carbon credits from greenhouse gas emission reduction projects, has partnered with Baker McKenzie LLP, a leading climaate change law firm and ClimateBiz, the resource for climate management, to launch the second edition of The Carbon Management and Offsetting Trends Survey Report 2009.

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  • Published: Sep 21st, 2009
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Review of Forest Carbon Standards – Development of a tool to help organizations to identify the most appropriate forestry carbon credit

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Background

The concept of climate change began to attract attention in the 19th Century but it was not until the 1970s did substantial debate occur. In 1997, the Kyoto Protocol became the first environmentally focused, global, legally binding document. It has set limits on carbon emissions, officially defined the six greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFC, PFC and SF6) and utilised three mechanisms (Emissions trading, clean development mechanism and joint implementation) to assist the market in financially viable emission reduction schemes. The voluntary carbon market emerged to fulfill the demand from organizations and businesses that wished to reduce their carbon emissions outside and beyond the compliance market.

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  • Published: Aug 25th, 2009
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The Responsible Purchasing Guide for Carbon Offsets

The Responsible Purchasing Guide for Carbon Offsets

The Responsible Purchasing Guide for Carbon Offsets: guide produced in partnership with Carbonfund.org, is published by the Responsible Purchasing Network in print, as a PDF file, and on the web. Print and PDF copies are available to the public. The online edition includes additional resources available to members of the Responsible Purchasing Network, including: searchable product listings, multiple policy and specification samples, comparisons of standards, and related documents. Visit ResponsiblePurchasing.org to obtain a copy or to access the web-based edition of the Guide.

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  • Published: Jul 24th, 2009
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Environmentalism 2.0

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  • Published: Jul 21st, 2009
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Fortifying the Foundation: 2009 Report

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As in the two previous years, Ecosystem Marketplace

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  • Published: Jul 19th, 2009
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Maintaining Carbon Market Integrity: Why Renewable Energy Certificates Are Not Offsets

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OQI Publishes Brief, “Maintaining Carbon Market Integrity: Why Renewable Energy Certificates Are Not Offsets”
The World Resources Institute Analyzes Offset Quality in the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

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http://www.offsetqualityinitiative.org/OQI%20REC%20Brief%20Web.pdf

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http://www.offsetqualityinitiative.org/OQI%20REC%20Brief%20Exec%20Sum%20Web.pdf

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  • Published: Jul 18th, 2009
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EDO Issues Paper – National Carbon Offset Standard: Key Issues and Contentions

Introduction

On 15 December 2008 the Commonwealth Government released a White Paper outlining the final design of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) and the medium-term target range for reducing emissions. Following this, the Government released a Discussion Paper and draft National Carbon Offset Standard (the Standard) intended to apply to voluntary abatement activity that occurs beyond that imposed by the Scheme.
The purpose of this paper is to clarify key elements of the proposed Standard, which will have significant implications for voluntary abatement action and current approaches to carbon offsetting and carbon neutrality. It is intended that this paper will assist interested parties who wish to make a submission on some of the key issues raised in the Discussion Paper.

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  • Published: Jul 17th, 2009
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Renewable Energy Credits & Carbon Offsets Liability Insurance

Introduction

Chemical substances – CO2, CH4, N2O, and SF6 – have a lot to answer for as greenhouse gases that permeate the air contribute to global warming. Although there is still no grand plan in place to reduce global emissions, some important steps in the right direction have been made. The European Emissions Trading Scheme is up and running and working well. In fact, the United States is looking to launch a similar foundation by the end of 2008. The transfer of efficient

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  • Published: Jul 14th, 2009
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National Carbon Offset standard

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The Department of Climate Change released a discussion paper and a draft national carbon offset standard for public consultation in December 2008.
The standard is designed to ensure that consumers have confidence in the voluntary carbon offset market and the integrity of the carbon offset products they produce.

Consultation on the discussion paper and draft standard have now closed and submissions are now available.

Draft National Carbon Offset Standard (342 KB)

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/carbonoffsetting/pubs/draftoffsetstandard.pdf

National Carbon Offset standard discussion paper (908 KB)

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/carbonoffsetting/pubs/national-carbon-offset-standard-paper.pdf

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  • Published: Jul 11th, 2009
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Carbon Concierge Introduces COPEM – Carbon Offset Provider Evaluation Matrix

Top North American offset providers evaluated and rated based on industry standards Customizable tool allows for tailored assistance to ensure the most effective carbon offset purchasing decisions

Executive Summary

Climate change, or rather, climate destabilization, is the greatest challenge facing the world today, and will have significant ramifications for business. To address this challenge and minimize risks, both internal and external, businesses must get their own house in order. That is, complete a Green House Gas (GHG) footprint analysis, strategically evaluate product and service offerings for climate change risks, set reduction goals for both product/service and operational GHG emissions, implement programs to achieve those reduction goals, and finally, consider carbon offset purchases.

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  • Published: Jul 9th, 2009
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Forest, Carbon, Climate Myths

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  • Published: Jul 9th, 2009
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Carbon Offsets Then and Now

Strategies that stimulate innovation and provide critical sources of investment into the emerging green technology sector.

In order to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, we need to reduce emissions by at least 60 percent over the coming two decades. A single magic bullet allowing governments, organizations, and individuals to meet this target is very unlikely. Instead, we need a portfolio of approaches and a communal effort to stimulate the alternative energy sector. High-quality carbon offsets can allow emitters to pool investment in the short to medium term to secure strategic emissions reductions. This mechanism stimulates innovation within organizations, since offsets attach a cost to greenhouse gas emissions and provide a critical source of investment into the emerging green technology sector.

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  • Published: Jul 7th, 2009
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Sharing global CO2 emission reductions among one billion high emitters

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We present a framework for allocating a global carbon reduction target among nations, in which the concept of

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EcoSecurities, Conservation International (CI), ClimateBiz and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) findings of their recent Forest Carbon Offsetting Trends survey 2009.

Find out what 120 global, multinational and regional organisations attitudes are to forest carbon projects in general. In addition the report also examines the motivating factors behind corporate decisions to purchase forest carbon offsets and the perceptions which organisations have regarding the additional community and biodiversity benefits that many forestry projects often provide.

Download your free copy of the report here.

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EcoSecurities and ClimateBiz findings of the carbon offsetting trends survey 2008.

Find out what 65 leading multinational organisations are doing in terms of their carbon management strategies. This primary quantitative research study provides industry insight and benchmarks regarding some of the strategies that are being utilised to help the transition to a low carbon economy.

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