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Kenya opens Africa’s first carbon exchange

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya opened Africa’s first climate exchange platform on Thursday, expected to unlock trade in carbon credits on the continent and benefit small scale projects.

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Forest Protocol White Papers

When Version 3.0 of the Climate Action Reserves Forest Project Protocol (FPP) was adopted by the Reserves Board of Directors on September 1, 2009 the Board instructed Reserve staff to continue to explore a series of issues related to forest carbon accounting and forest management practices. To this end, the Reserve has commissioned a series of white papers to examine these issues in more depth. The white papers cover the following topics:

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  • Published: Feb 9th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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This Week in Forest Carbon: What do you think?

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4 February 2011 | Ecosystem Marketplace is pleased to announce an open call for organizations to contribute data to the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2011 and State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2011 reports.

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Press Release: ERA Announces Canada’s First Ever Public-Private Partnership Involving Carbon Finance and Conservation on Over 750 Hectares of Ecologically Sensitive Lands on Denman Island

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Oct 12, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. /quotes/comstock/11v!e:esr

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  • Published: Oct 11th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Biothermica Coal Carbon and Walter Energy Agree to Develop Ventilation Air Methane Projects

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October 6, 2010, BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Coal Geology) Biothermica Coal Carbon

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  • Published: Oct 9th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Sberbank Starts Russia’s Second Tender for UN Carbon Credits

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Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) — OAO Sberbank started Russia’s second carbon-credit tender for projects that plan to cut greenhouse gases under the United Nations’ Joint Implementation program.

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  • Published: Oct 6th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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New code to determine the quality of forest carbon projects

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A new scheme is being tested that will help businesses find out the real potential of tree planting projects designed to sequester carbon.
The Forestry Commission is set to begin testing a quality assurance scheme, the Woodland Carbon Code, which will provide businesses with transparency about what their contributions to forest carbon projects could achieve.

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Press Release: Carbon Prices Hit Highs as the EU Moves to Ban Controversial Credits

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CER prices soared to hit a four-month high on Thursday on news that European companies could be banned from using carbon credits from controversial offset projects, according to ICIS Heren data.

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  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2010
  • Category: Asia
  • Comments: 1

Brunei Should Invest In Carbon Projects

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Bandar Seri Begawan – While oil and gas continue to drive Brunei’s economy, investment in carbon projects could see significant environmental and social returns for the Sultanate.

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  • Published: Aug 1st, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 15

Africa looks to vast forests for carbon credits

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Reporting from Banco, Ivory Coast

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  • Published: Jul 29th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 15

Africa looks to vast forests for carbon credits

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They inhabit a polluted part of Ivory Coast’s main city with few jobs and a swelling population, but residents of Abidjan’s slums have a rare respite: a stretch of pristine rainforest.

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Press Release: ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. Announces Appointment of Mr. Jeff Calvert, P.Eng., MBA, as Chief Financial O

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ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd., (TSX VENTURE:ESR), is pleased to announce that Mr. Jeff Calvert, P.Eng., MBA, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the company. Mr. Herrick Lau has resigned as CFO effective July 15, 2010.

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  • Published: Jul 24th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 12

Africa looks to vast forests for carbon credit

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BANCO, Ivory Coast: They inhabit a polluted part of Ivory Coasts main city with few jobs and a swelling population, but residents of Abidjans slums have a rare respite: A stretch of pristine rainforest.

From their wooden shacks and unpainted concrete houses by motorways on the edge of Banco National Park, the millions who live in north Abidjan need no lesson on its worth.

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  • Published: Jul 12th, 2010
  • Category: India
  • Comments: 4

SRF, Navin Flourine May See Carbon Credits Fall

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July 2 (Bloomberg) — India’s top earners of United Nations carbon credits, including tire-maker SRF Ltd., may see revenue fall after a panel recommended a probe that could bring them fewer tradable permits than expected, analysts said.

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  • Published: Jul 5th, 2010
  • Category: India
  • Comments: 3

SRF, Navin Flourine May See Carbon Credits Fall on UN Report

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July 2 (Bloomberg) — Indias top earners of United Nations carbon credits, including tire-maker SRF Ltd., may see revenue fall after a panel recommended a probe that could bring them fewer tradable permits than expected, analysts said.

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  • Published: Jul 2nd, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 1

Buyers beware: Brigands and organized criminals threaten the global carbon market

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Despite its relative infancy, the global carbon market is plagued with a virtual deluge of corrupt and illegal transactions. Over the past two years it appears as if the floodgates have been opened to a torrent of fraudsters, scam artists and fake businesses. It is suspected by international police authorities that this has been led by well-organized criminal elements. Such a rapid spread of corrupt practices now threaten to undermine confidence in the global carbon market, thereby constituting the third and final fundamental flaw confronting the search for market-based solutions to the global climate problem. I shall be addressing this in todays column.

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Aust interest in NZ carbon credits

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Wellington, June 11 NZPA – The implementation of the Government’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) at the end of this month means that companies will be able to generate carbon credits to be sold domestically or overseas, says the chairman of a Maori commercial development company working with an Australian operator.

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  • Published: Jun 13th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
  • Comments: 3

Workshop Report on Carbon Offsets through Wetlands Released

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8 June 2010: The Ramsar Secretariat has released the report of the expert workshop “Achieving Carbon Offsets through Mangroves and Other Wetlands,

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  • Published: Jun 5th, 2010
  • Category: India
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India Gets Fewer Carbon Credits as UN Scrutinizes Projects

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June 2 (Bloomberg) — India, the second-largest supplier to the United Nations emissions market, received 51 percent less carbon credits in the five months through May as regulators scrutinize the countrys projects.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 3

View: Green investment bank is vital to achieve low carbon targets: BVCA

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association has suggested the Government that it should act quickly to create a green investment bank that will assist it in attaining climate targets.

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Australia eyes Thai carbon projects

Thailand has the potential to draw investments from Australia in the clean energy and environment sector under the Rudd government’s carbon cluster initiative targeting Southeast Asian nations and India.

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Opinion: Carbon trading: A worldwide shell game?

Carbon trading, according to investigative journalist Mark Schapiro, is now the fastest-growing commodities market on earth.

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  • Published: Dec 22nd, 2009
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 2

Copenhagen climate deal: London faces carbon trading challenge from New York

Political leaders signed a watered-down agreement this weekend with no future roadmap to international emissions trading.
However, President Barack Obama is likely to use the US’s commitment to lowering its emissions as a way of forcing his cap-and-trade bill through the Senate in the spring.

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Carbon capture shut out of CDM for at least another year

The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)

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Green Technology -Avaya Picks CarbonView to Manage Carbon Emissions

Viewlocity Technologies recently announced that Avaya (News – Alert), an international provider of enterprise communications systems and solutions, had chosen Viewlocity Technologies’ CarbonView solution to effectively gauge and track their carbon emissions for the company’s worldwide operations.

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