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Australia adds opt-in rule for polluters in CO2 scheme

 carbon price,” he added, such as carbon credits from long-term tree plantations. That could benefit carbon offset firms such as Carbon Conscious (CCF.AX) and CO2 Group, (COZ.AX), the country’s main developer of tree plantations for carbon offsets

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  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2011
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Carbon price set to rise following “spectacular” victory for Greens

The price of carbon credits is predicted to rise to

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As global carbon-trading market stumbles, investors think locally

Vibhav Nuwal was once an enthusiastic supporter of the global carbon market. The Indian-born banker started in September 2009 to develop carbon credits, targeted at investors in Europe and Japan, for Mumbai-based private-equity fund Managing Emissions. Less than a year later, he quit his job, convinced that the United Nations failure to broker a global agreement to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions meant that the carbon credit market was effectively dead.

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New Zealand Carbon-Emission Credits Gain as Weak Currency Increases Demand

Carbon-emission credit prices in New Zealand rose this week as a decline in the countrys currency, known as the Kiwi, made domestic contracts more competitive against credits sold in Europe.

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  • Published: Mar 15th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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EPA zeros in on Taiwan’s carbon emissions

Taiwan, March 9 – The government is working on establishing a carbon neutrality management platform, Environmental Protection Administration Minister Stephen Shu-hung Shen said March 9.

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  • Published: Mar 11th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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New carbon credit trading platform

ADBA, the trade association for the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry, has today announced a proposal to create a biomethane based carbon credit trading platform which can also serve as a green gas certification scheme to support the development of the AD industry.

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  • Published: Feb 14th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Carbon credit system to raise production costs: report

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s introduction of a full-fledged carbon credit system could raise production costs of the country’s manufacturing sector and hurt economic growth, a state-run think tank said Tuesday.

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  • Published: Feb 10th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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UAEs First Carbon Neutral Book launched

UAE-based publisher GVPmedia, a division of GVPartnerships Ltd. creator of the ‘BEST OF…’ annual series, has launched CleanUAE, the region’s first carbon neutral book. CleanUAE showcases the efforts of UAE companies in adopting best practices in environmental, social and corporate governance fields.

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  • Published: Feb 9th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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China provinces seek approval to set up local CO2 mkts

(Reuters) – A number of Chinese regions are lobbying Beijing to allow them to set up local pilot carbon markets within the next five years, but the government response is likely to be lukewarm, analysts said.

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Romania probes carbon credits theft from Swiss Holcim

BUCHAREST Romanian prosecutors said Monday they had launched an investigation after the theft of 1.6 million carbon credits from the local branch of Swiss cement company Holcim.

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What is carbon trading?

Europe has been trading permits to emit carbon dioxide since 2005. The economic concept of the trading scheme is simple but the practice has been fraught with problems.

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  • Published: Feb 3rd, 2011
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The great carbon trading scandal

Within a few clicks of a computer mouse, stolen goods worth

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  • Published: Feb 1st, 2011
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California Using Carbon Markets to Clean up Ozone-Killers

Decades after most industrialized countries banned Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), tons of the stuff is still lurking in old refrigerators and foam insulation. Now the US state of California is using carbon markets to pay for the destruction of this environmental WMD, which can have up to 10,000 times the global-warming impact of carbon dioxide.

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Offset Ban Will Boost Demand for Africa Carbon Projects, UN Says

The European Unions ban on carbon credit imports linked to some industrial gases will boost demand for Clean Development Mechanism projects in Africa, a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change official said.

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Greening Australia calls for fast-track of the Australian Government Carbon Farming Initiative

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The Original Condom Company Exhibits Savoir-Faire With the Carbon Offsetting of Their New Luxury Condom Products

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French Luxury Condom Hits the US Market Prior to National Condom & Earth Day With Eco-Awareness Top of Mind

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Carbon scheme a win-win for farmers, business and the environment

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International interest in a carbon credit scheme provides a win-win for farmers and the environment

19 January, 2011 – The Federal Governments Carbon Farming Initiative, due to be introduced mid 2011, is already attracting interest from large corporations in Australia and overseas.

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  • Published: Dec 18th, 2010
  • Category: India
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Silence on Kyoto mars carbon credit biz

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Mumbai, Dec. 13: The silence at Cancun on the future of the Kyoto Protocol has cast a cloud of uncertainty over the emission trading business (carbon credits) in India.

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Carbon trading pilot begins

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The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has introduced a pilot forest carbon credit trading scheme in Chanthaburi province.

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Event: Complimentary Webinar: Portfolio and Risk Management for REC’s and Voluntary Carbon Credits

First Carbon Finance Spreads Green Over Highland

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ADDIS ABABA, Nov 9, 2010 (IPS/IFEJ) – It has been decades since the people of the Humbo Woreda have been self-sufficient in food. A Clean Development Mechanism project – Ethiopia’s first – centred on the reforestation of the plateau at the heart of the district, is restoring the local environment – and sustainable livelihoods along with it.

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Green Globe International, Inc. Pursues New Carbon Credit Project in Major Market in South America

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Globe International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GGII) today announced that the company is pursuing a new potential carbon credit monetization project for a major city in Brazil, as well as another targeted project for the U.S. market. The newly targeted projects, which are reflective of Green Globe International’s global approach to carbon credit projects, have been presented through the company’s agreement with Green Giant Venture Fund, an internationally recognized carbon project developer.

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  • Published: Nov 2nd, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Singapore market for carbon trade growing

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SINGAPORE’S carbon market is growing and new firms are setting up shop here on the back of increased interest in carbon trading in Asia.

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Green Globe International, Inc. Pursues New Carbon Credit Project in Major Market in South America

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LOS ANGELES, Oct 27, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Green Globe International, Inc. /quotes/comstock/11i!ggii (GGII 0.00, 0.00, 0.00%) today announced that the company is pursuing a new potential carbon credit monetization project for a major city in Brazil, as well as another targeted project for the U.S. market. The newly targeted projects, which are reflective of Green Globe International’s global approach to carbon credit projects, have been presented through the company’s agreement with Green Giant Venture Fund, an internationally recognized carbon project developer.

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EU carbon prices rely heavily on targets, CER rules

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EU carbon prices could remain languishing at little more than

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