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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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  • 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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  • 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 ...

  • Making sense of the voluntary carbon market

    This report, prepared by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), discusses the role of the voluntary carbon market and provides an overview of the most important currently available carbon offset standards. It compares the following standards side-by-side, outlining the most pertinent aspects of each: Clean Development ...


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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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  • 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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  • Carbon Forum America showcasing offset quality

    A recent Federal Trade Commission workshop has highlighted concerns about offset quality and consumer information in the fast-growing voluntary carbon market.  Carbon Forum America will showcase the response of leaders in the carbon market to develop the necessary standards.  Four non-profit entities will use their presence at CARBON FORUM AMERICA to present and interactively discuss ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. Private Placement Clarification

    ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. ("ERA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ESR) wishes to advise that, for its private placement announced on September 14, 2012, the Exchange has approved a warrant exercise price of $0.21 and not $0.11 as first announced. Robert Falls, Ph.D., R.P.Bio., Chairman ERA Carbon Offsets About ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. A pioneer in carbon offset projects based on forest ...


    By ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.

  • Walmart rebukes FTC attempt to standardize carbon offsets

    The Federal Trade Commission publishes a green guide to ensure that companies don’t market their products with inaccurate environmental claims. It recently sought to update the guide with some clarifications on carbon offsets. As loyal Triple Pundit readers will know, I am an unabashed fan of increased regulation in the carbon offset sphere. To my mind increased regulation is a win-win for ...

  • LRQA`s Dr. Warris authors new voluntary carbon standard

    LRQA’s Dr Anne-Marie Warris, Technical Director Climate Change was retained by the VCS Steering Committee to author the new Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS 2007) based on their decisions. Her technical expertise was crucial in the final version of the standard, as her work with the International Standards Organization (ISO) has resulted in elements of ISO 14064 and ISO 14065 being incorporated ...

  • ERA Acquisitions to Create Powerhouse Carbon Offsets Company in BC

    British Columbia's carbon market is again in the news with the announcement by ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. ((TSX¬-V: ESR) that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Offsetters Clean Technology Inc. and Carbon Credit Corporation to create one of the largest carbon project development groups in Canada. The Company also announced plans to appoint Dr. James Tansey, current CEO ...


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  • Leading business groups call for transparency and quality in the voluntary carbon market

    2007 saw a dramatic increase in the voluntary carbon market which is used by individuals and companies that want to contribute to addressing climate change in areas that are not covered by the emerging international and national regulatory systems. Meeting at the 2008 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, leading business organizations provided their support for the new Voluntary Carbon ...

  • 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 ...

  • Viability, LLC Project Achieves First Domestic Voluntary Carbon Standard Validation

    Viability, an economic development firm centered around renewable energy and energy efficiency projects recently had its project design document for the fuel switch from natural gas to renewable biomass for thermal purposes validated under the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS). This project is the first US based project to become validated under the VCS using UNFCCC approved methodology AMS-I.C. ...


    By Viability, LLC

  • New carbon standard guarantees environmental integrity and transparency for global offset market

    A new global carbon offset standard launches today at the London Stock Exchange boosting business, consumer and government confidence in the voluntary carbon market. The Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) provides a new and much needed quality assurance for certification of credible voluntary offsets.  The rigour and transparency of the new VCS will boost market confidence for many companies ...

  • 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.

  • ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd Announces Results of Annual General Meeting

    ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. ("ERA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ESR) is pleased to announce the results of its annual general and special meeting of shareholders held Thursday October 25th in Vancouver. All resolutions presented before ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd shareholders at the 2012 annual general and special meeting were passed by a significant majority of the votes cast by shareholders. The ...


    By ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.

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