Carbon Markets Books

  • Vision 2050 - The new agenda for business - in brief

    The Vision 2050 report lays out a pathway leading to a global population of some 9 billion people living well, within the resource limits of the planet by 2050. This work results from an 18-month combined effort with CEOs and experts, and dialogues with over 200 companies and external stakeholders in some 20 countries.The report presents new ...

  • Vision 2050 - The new agenda for business - full report

    The Vision 2050 report lays out a pathway leading to a global population of some 9 billion people living well, within the resource limits of the planet by 2050. This work results from an 18-month combined effort with CEOs and experts, and dialogues with over 200 companies and external stakeholders in some 20 countries.The report presents new ...

  • Global Warming: The Complete Briefing, 4th Edition

    John Houghton’s market-leading textbook is now in full colour and includes the latest IPCC findings, making it the definitive guide to climate change. Written for students across a wide range of disciplines, its simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science and impacts of climate change and highlights the need for ...

  • Chinese Economic Development And The Environment

    Over the past two decades, China has become an economic powerhouse. However, as the world’s largest producer of CO2 emissions, the scale and seriousness of China’s environmental problems are clearly evident. This pioneering book provides an economic analysis of the significant environmental and energy problems facing China in the 21st ...

  • Where does the carbon footprint fall? Developing a carbon map of food production

    The concept of local food is appealing to many consumers. But it is difficult to define what actually constitutes local food. Given the globalised nature of agricultural markets, bread baked in a small village bakery in England may be made from grain grown in Canada. Similarly, many of the inputs to a West Country dairy farm selling local ice ...

  • Carbon Sinks and Climate Change

    Reforestation and avoiding deforestation are methods of harnessing nature to tackle global warming – the greatest challenge facing humankind. In this book, Colin Hunt deals comprehensively with the present and future role of forests in climate change policy and practice. The author provides signposts for the way ahead in climate change policy and ...

  • Towards a Low Carbon Economy - A business contribution to the international

    This publication aims to share business experience in technology development and deployment, finance and carbon markets, cooperative sectoral approaches and adaptation and proposes policy recommendations for a future ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Arabic)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Chinese)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP YEAR BOOK 2008 (Formerly called GEO Year Book)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Spanish)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Russian)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of the Panama Canal Watershed

    Practical ideas provided by a case study of the Panama Canal Watershed Exciting opportunities await the use of market mechanisms for protecting forest ecosystems. However, questions remain on how to best apply these mechanisms. Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of the Panama Canal Watershed provides an integrated, ...

  • The voluntary carbon offsets market : An analysis of market charateristics and opportunities for sustainable development

    Originating in negotiations for the United Nations Kyoto Protocol, a global carbon market has recently evolved. A number of distinct markets are encompassed within its remit, including a voluntary retail arm. Although the volunatary retail market is very small in comparison to other segments, it has large growth potential as it can extend to ...

  • Establishing a Global Carbon Market

    Establishing a Global Carbon Market is a supplement to Policy Directions. It presents a discussion on the creation of the global carbon ...

  • Powering a Sustainable Future: Policies and measures to make it happen

    The report, Powering a Sustainable Future: Policies and measures to make it happen (and its technology solution booklet Powering Sustainable Solutions: Policies and measures), highlights that many low-carbon solutions exist today, but warns that their development and deployment at a sufficient scale to reduce the carbon intensity of electricity ...

  • Exploring the market for voluntary carbon offsets

    This paper explores the potential for financing small-scale high-benefit sustainable development projects through the voluntary and retail sector of the carbon market.Through a literature review and interviews with offset retailers and buyers from the private sector, the non-profit sector and government, the paper looks at how the voluntary and ...

  • Local Sustainable Development Effects of Forest Carbon Projects in Brazil and Bolivia: A view from the field; Markets for Environmental Services No.5.

    This is a report on a study of the socio-economic effects of four carbon sequestration projects in Brazil and Bolivia. The study examines how these projects contribute to local development processes and the benefits that accrue to local people. It draws a number of lessons relating to project design, social networks, economic impacts and relations ...

  • The social impacts of carbon markets in Costa Rica: a case study of the Huetar Norte region

    In the 1990s Costa Rica established a programme of Payments for Environmental Services (PES), through which forest owners can be rewarded financially for the environmental services their forests provide. Using the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach, this study assesses the social impacts of the PES programme in relation to carbon sequestration ...

  • Silver Bullet or Fools' Gold: A global review of markets for forest environmental services and their impact on the poor

    Market-based approaches to environmental management are increasingly common in all sectors of the economy. Forestry is no exception. Governments around the world have opened the door to private sector participation in all aspects of forestry, typically involving the use of market-based instruments to guide private investment. Of the many tools ...

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