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  • The ENDS guide to carbon offsets

    Leading environmental publisher ENDS (Environmental Data Services) has made an important contribution to the carbon offsetting debate by announcing publication of The ENDS Guide to Carbon Offsets. This one-of-a-kind guide provides much-needed help for confused offset purchasers by establishing a clear threshold for acceptable carbon offset quality and advising purchasers to steer clear of ...

  • The Clymb Offsets Its Shipping Carbon Emissions and Helps Build NativeEnergy’s Indiana School Wind Project

    Indiana carbon offset project powers school buildings and cuts greenhouse gas pollution SOURCE: NativeEnergy DESCRIPTION:Portland, Ore., January 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Clymb, the leading flash-sale e-tailer for the outdoor and active lifestyle, ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Carbon offset industries for Indigenous communities

    A new carbon offsetting industry could create up to 1,029 new jobs for Indigenous Australians and generate income of A$52 million per year according to a new CSIRO report.The study of six Indigenous Land Corporation properties across Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland looked at land management practices including fire management, reforestation and grazing land management. These ...

  • What is the dollar value of carbon offsetting?

    An Imperial College University Study shows that for every 1 tonne of CO2 emission removed from the atmosphere through a carbon offset program- a further value of US$664 dollars is delivered in economic, social and environmental benefits for local communities around the world. Offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction ...


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  • Forest carbon offsetting report 2010

    EcoSecurities, Conservation International, Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), ClimateBiz and the Norton Rose Group have collaborated to find out what more than 157 global, multinational and regional organisations think about forestry and forest carbon offsetting projects. Some of the key findings of the survey include: Positive attitudes towards forest ...


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  • Largest carbon offset transaction made in the US

    The largest publicly announced transaction of carbon offsets was recently made in the United States, signifying confidence in the role of carbon offsets in the country’s carbon market according to the parties involved. The Goldman Sachs Group, Blue Source and CE2 Carbon Capital completed a $12 million carbon offset deal, where CE2, a carbon market investment company, was sold the carbon offsets. ...


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  • Governments embrace voluntary carbon offset market

    A new Ecosystem Marketplace report takes stock of the 13 most advanced efforts, and offers a glimpse of the carbon markets of tomorrow. The United States has famously failed to develop a strategy for slowing and adapting to climate change, but that hasn't stopped the US states of Oklahoma, California, and Oregon from creating frameworks to support greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


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  • VER+ and BlueRegistry for credible carbon offset projects

    People, politics and business are aware that climate change is one of the leading challenges of the 21st century. With climate change on the rise in importance, not only official negotiations on current and future schemes have revived in relevance but emissions from any sort of activity or product have become an issue of general concern. It is usually dealt with the private or corporate ...


    By TÜV SÜD AG

  • Financial sector leads the way on carbon offsetting

    New report claims that 90% of companies in the FTSE 100 using carbon offsetting are non-carbon intensive, with the financial sector leading the way. A new report has revealed that just 0.1% of the 2.8B tonnes of carbon emissions created by the FTSE 100 list of companies are being offset, with the financial sector leading the way with voluntary carbon offsetting. But, ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Innovative approach for transportation related carbon offsets announced

    CN has pioneered a modal shift protocol that will create new carbon offset project opportunities for British Columbia"s transportation sector, CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau announced today. Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), a Crown corporation and leading provider of offsets in British Columbia (B.C.), has agreed to recognize the protocol for modal shift offset projects in ...


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  • REEEP Introduces Quality Benchmark for Carbon Offset Markets

    Vienna - Protecting the climate has become more sophisticated in recent years, with a plethora of options available to make a company, airline ticket or conference ‘carbon neutral.’ Governments, companies and individuals all have the opportunity to calculate the carbon emissions generated by their activities and then to purchase “offsets” from an emissions reduction project in the developing ...

  • Carbon offset firm to help reverse deforestation in Rwanda

    A Canadian carbon offset development company plans to invest US$17m on reforestation projects in Rwanda over the next 20 years, one of its senior officials said. Ecosystem Restoration Associates (ERA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Rwanda’s Multisector Investment Group Ltd, which finances small-to-medium sized companies and will act as the local implementer of the offset ...


    By IRIN Association

  • Vancity to renew carbon offset purchase relationship with Offsetters

    Two Canadian innovators, Offsetters (a leading carbon management provider) and Vancity (the largest credit union in English-speaking Canada) are, once again, teaming up in the name of a low-carbon future. Vancity announced that it will continue to offset its carbon footprint with an investment in carbon credits for the 2010 year provided in part by the Vancouver-based Offsetters. In turn, ...


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  • Voluntary carbon offsetting tops 100 million tonnes

    The demand for voluntary carbon offsetting grew 4% in 2012, with buyers committing more than $523 million to offset 101 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent report by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace. According to the report - Maneuvering the Mosaic - State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2013 - private sector buyers flocked to offsets earned by ...


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  • ClimateCHECK selected as Service Provider to Vancity Carbon Offset Program

    Vancity has selected ClimateCHECK as a Service Provider to the Vancity Carbon Offset Program to provide project assessment and verification services to organizations applying for and receiving grant funding for climate change mitigation projects. “Vancity is recognized for environmental leadership, and we are excited to be working within Vancity’s innovative program for achieving greenhouse ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • 3C implements carbon offset for Inter-American Development Bank meetings

    Frankfurt -  Frankfurt-based international carbon consulting and investment group 3C has concluded a contract to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of two international conferences held by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The emission reductions originate from a micro hydro power plant in Guatemala with a total installed capacity of 165 kW and an average annual power generation of ...


    By First Climate AG

  • Eco-tourism: Carbon `offsets`, a good idea that`s not working

    Top airlines and tour operators keen to shore up their green credentials nowadays offer customers carbon 'offsets' to compensate holiday pollution. The problem is that few tourists seem eager to write off their green guilt. The idea is simple enough: 'offsets' are schemes by which a tourist when paying his ticket can also buy into a project elsewhere that will compensate for the amount of carbon ...

  • New reports confirm benefits of B.C.’s carbon offsets plan

    Two new reports released today provide new insights on current and future economic opportunities in global carbon markets for British Columbia's carbon offsets plan. Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), the provincial Crown agency mandated to deliver made-in-B.C. carbon offsets to help the private and public sector to meet their carbon reduction goals, released the reports today that confirm the benefits ...


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  • ClimeCo America helps offset Duke University`s Carbon footprint

    Duke University (Duke) has accepted delivery of Climate Reserve Tonnes (CRTs) from a ClimeCo America Corporation (ClimeCo) fertilizer manufacturing nitrous oxide (N2O) abatement project. The purchase of carbon offsets is a significant step toward Duke's work to reduce ...


    By ClimeCo Corp.

  • Carbon Offsets - A multi-billion-dollar legacy for future generations in B.C.

    The UBC Sauder Business School's ISIS research centre reports British Columbia has emerged as a continental leader in the creation of a carbon offsets that will provide a multi-billion-dollar legacy for future generations dealing with climate change. Since becoming the first Canadian province to join the Western Climate Initiative four years ago British Columbia's government, private sector and ...


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