carbon credit industry Articles

  • Carbon Funds, How They Work

    It could be said that when the average man on the street hears about a new Environmental Fund or Climate Change Funds its easy to imaging the observer visualizing a member of Greenpeace flogging and IPO prospectus on Wall Street. Perhaps destined to be a most undersubscribed offering.In reality many of these carbon fund raisings are employing tried-and-true investment principals such as: ...

  • Crediting co2 sequestration – An alternative approach to integrating CCS into the EU ETS

    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies are currently discussed as a promising measure by stakeholders in the power industry sector, who see it as an opportunity to both continue using fossil fuels and to comply with the challenges of climate protection by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Initial demonstration projects have already been launched.1 According to the European Commission, it ...

  • The Sustainable Forest Products Industry, Carbon and Climate Change – Key Messages for Policy-Makers (2007 Update)

    This publication calls for public policies that make the best use of the forestry sector’s carbon profile and carbon cycle. It proposes six key points that those responsible for devising forestry and carbon policies need to know, and it highlights the carbon opportunities and challenges facing the sector. Specifically, the Sustainable Forest Products Industry (SFPI) calls on policy-makers to: ...

  • Failed announcement on EU ETS generates uncertainty in carbon market

    Carbon traders criticise European Commission’s failed announcement on carbon credits for damaging investor’s confidence. The Carbon Markets and Investors Association (CMIA) has widely criticised the European Commission's change in its decision to ban the use of industrial gas offset credits in the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS), saying that the uncertainty could restrict ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Carbon offsets from organic waste conversion projects

    The Climate Act ion Reserve (the Reserve) has long had a protocol to give credit for the capture and destruction of methane emissions from organic waste in landfills, but they have now opened up the possibility of credits for projects that prevent that waste from entering landfills in the first place. In October 2009, the Reserve adopted the Organic Waste Digestion Project Protocol, covering both ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The emerging Canadian carbon market: New fundamentals and opportunities

    Steps have recently been taken by the Ontario government to implement a cap and trade system in Ontario, and by the Canadian federal government to facilitate trading of offset credits for greenhouse gas ('GHG') emissions.Ontario introduced enabling legislation on May 27, 2009 (Bill 185) to amend the Environmental Protection Act (Ontario) to allow the provincial government to establish a cap and ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • Voluntary carbon market is fast becoming big business

    If anyone had doubts about the importance of the voluntary carbon market they would certainly have been overcome by the announcement last month by Merrill Lynch of a new carbon offset service to assist businesses to reduce emissions through voluntary offsets. In partnership with ICF International, Merrill Lynch’s new Green and Gold initiative is the latest in a series of moves by major financial ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • China readies national carbon market to fight climate change

    BEIJING (AP) - At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market. A closer look indicates otherwise: The scrolling list rotates the same dozen or so trades, all from last year. The lights from the Beijing Environment Exchange - one of seven pilot markets in China for trading carbon - raises ...


    By Associated Press

  • If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?

    Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still hope it can help limit climate change. Earth’s atmosphere has long served as a free dump for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated by humans. That is changing as policy-makers embrace economists’ advice that the best way to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to charge an ...


    By Ensia

  • Industrial Symbiosis – New Driver of Green Growth

    UK-based International Synergies Limited is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading expert in industrial symbiosis, having developed a model that has been applied across five continents. In this article, the company’s Chief Executive, Peter Laybourn, discusses how the approach helps policy makers and business to move towards a circular economy. Industrial symbiosis is recognized ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The Kyoto Protocol: Understanding what it means to enterprise carbon emissions management

    The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement that was created out of the non-binding United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC is an international treaty that was created to encourage participating countries to stabilize the level of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the earth's atmosphere. It was created out of the UN “Earth Summit” in Rio De Jeneiro in 1992. As the ...


    By Verisae

  • Market convergence through the back door: Inadvertent integration of the world’s carbon markets under NAFTA

    Canada has promised to set up a greenhouse gas trading program to facilitate its greenhouse gas emissions reductions and has expressed an interest in tying its program to the European Union Emission Trading Scheme. At the same time, the United States Congress is contemplating legislation that would set up the country’s own, domestically-scaled GHG trading program and attempt to insulate it from ...

  • Beyond carbon financing: The role of sustainable development policies and measures in REDD

    This report looks beyond quantifying emissions reductions at a more flexible approach for recognizing mitigation actions being taken by developing countries in the forest sector. This approach ensures that countries with high historical emissions are not necessarily favored for support, and it allows for a broader set of MRV criteria to capture country’s efforts to change the drivers of ...

  • The Canadian Regulatory Framework for carbon trading: Sailing away from consensus while waiting for the U.S. Federal Scheme

    There is a lot of controversy on Parliament Hill in Canada regarding the greenhouse gas policy to be enacted. It is very difficult to assess the latest proposed framework without suggesting a political view or without analysing the economic context of Canadian actors involved in the emissions trading market. The purpose of this article is to briefly articulate the main controversial issue of said ...

  • The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy

    Pension funds, insurance companies and other investors who manage trillions of dollars have an enormous opportunity to change the future by investing in clean energy. The global clean energy industry has plenty of reasons to feel good these days. First, there was last month’s historic COP 21 Paris climate ...


    By Ensia

  • Development and integration of new processes consuming carbon dioxide in multi-plant chemical production complexes

    Fourteen new energy-efficient and environmentally acceptable catalytic processes have been identified that can use excess high-purity carbon dioxide as a raw material available in a chemical production complex. The complex in the lower Mississippi River Corridor was used to show how these new plants could be integrated into this existing infrastructure using the chemical complex analysis system. ...


    By Springer

  • EU narrows down carbon-market overhaul options, climate action commissioner says

    The European Union's regulatory arm is winnowing down the options for a long-term overhaul of the world's biggest carbon market and aims to make a decision in the coming months, EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said. The European Commission has floated several scenarios to help curb a record glut of emission permits and boost the price of carbon in the bloc's €54 billion ($72 ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Who really is responsible for climate change and industrial emissions policy in Canada?

    There seems to be no end to press releases announcing good things to deal with climate change and equally no end to criticism for alleged failings in this regard. All three levels of government share in the plaudits and criticisms for achievements or failures related to climate change, which is understandable given the lack of clarity as to who actually is responsible for climate change related ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Study shows online consumers want environmentally friendly options

    Reducing the carbon footprint of what we buy isn’t easy, but the opportunity for impact is substantial: In the United States, producing and delivering consumer purchases releases twice as much carbon into the atmosphere as home energy use and personal travel. By gathering and sharing information on carbon emissions associated with their products, companies can make environmentally friendly ...


    By Ensia

  • Opportunities to Generate Cash Flow for Family Forests Using Conservation Payments

    There has been significant discussion about the merits of stacking conservation payments over the past few years. A simple explanation for credit stacking is when landowners are paid for conservation practices on their property that provide multiple benefits to the environment. Examples of credits types that might be stacked include: endangered species, water quality, wetlands, and carbon. ...


    By The Climate Trust

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