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A new trading platform has launched that is promising to shake up the voluntary carbon market by allowing companies of all sizes to carbon offset in a fast, transparent and efficient online exchange.
* Buyers favour specific offset credits
* Ending transactions slow as players do back-to-back deals
LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Buying activity in the voluntary carbon market has been quite slow recently as buyers favour very specific types of offset credits and it is difficult to source such clean energy projects.
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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.
Title: Accelerating change in the global voluntary offset markets
Location: London, UK
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Description: Description: The Voluntary Carbon Markets conference will again bring the entire carbon market value chain together to provide a platform for discussion and to encourage new business relationships. Delegates will hear from expert speakers analysing the current market conditions and giving their pricing projections, will start by looking closer to home, where the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has published offset guidelines and a carbon neutral definition.
For registration visit : http://www2.greenpowerconferences.co.uk/v8-12/Registration/Index.php?sEventCode=CM0910UK
Start Date: 2009-10-12
End Date: 2009-10-13
WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – U.S. venture capitalists say they see a bright spot amid the international economic gloom: a potential trillion-dollar market in carbon spurred by new regulations and a growing awareness of climate change.
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