carbon credit market Articles

  • On the potential of flexible instruments under the Kyoto Protocol

    This paper analyses the potential market for project-based international cooperation within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol. With the help of existing cost data, it is shown that the scope for cost savings by using the project-based flexible instruments of the Protocol is considerable, and that a multi-billion dollar carbon credit market can emerge.Keywords: clean development mechanism, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forecast: Brazil - national climate change plan

    Law 12.187 of 29 December 2009 institutes the National Climate Change Policy of Brazil. While debate rages on over whether or not Copenhagen was effective, Brazil has taken a meaningful step to reduce its projected greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions by approximately 37% by 2020. Much of this reduction will come from cuts in deforestation rates. In addition, projected anthropogenic emissions will ...

  • Global carbon credits and climate exchanges

    This study analyses the carbon credits contracts as a market-based mechanism to solve the global environmental problem by offering monetary rewards to countries and corporations that are low greenhouse emitters and putting economic pressure on those that are high greenhouse emitters. The mechanism is a by-product of the Kyoto Protocol which came into effect on February 16, 2005. There are two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Overview of the climate action reserve: opportunities for landfill operators

    There is an active and growing market for carbon credits in the U.S., and landfill owners/ operators need to be aware of the opportunities that this may present for their businesses. Though we do not yet have a nationwide cap-and-trade system, there is an active voluntary market for carbon credits (millions of dollars and millions of credits were traded in 2009) and momentum is gaining behind ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 10 common carbon credit buyer questions -- What every seller should know

    You’re a project owner or developer with a fresh project generating valuable carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol. Perhaps this is your first project, or maybe you’ve already established your track record in the market. No matter what your prior experience level, you know that 2012 is fast approaching and you want to obtain the best possible terms for selling your carbon credits. This means ...

  • New Pathways for International Climate Funding

    A New analysis from World Resources Institute finds countries can achieve the goal of mobilizing $100 billion per year in international climate funding by 2020. The new paper finds the goal can be reached through multiple pathways and will require bringing in funding from various sources, including the public and private sectors. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • Signs of trouble and progress as Bonn climate talks wrap up

    Much like recent extreme weather events in Europe and the United States, this month’s ...

  • The risks and opportunities in starting a carbon trading firm within the carbon marketplace

    This paper looks at the viability of starting a carbon trading firm in Australia, based on the understanding and nature of carbon trading and its acceptance and implementation in the economy. The main function of the firm is to work as a broker on behalf of organisations or individuals for buying and selling carbon credits. A broad overview of the evolution of the carbon trading market and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 Energi

  • GHG Mitigation in Brazil`s Land Use Sector - An Introduction to the Current National Policy Landscape

    Brazil aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 36.1 percent to 38.9 percent from a projected baseline by 2020 through several sectoral plans and initiatives. This paper provides an overview of GHG mitigation plans in Brazil’s land use sector. Key initiatives include the Action Plan to Prevent and Control Deforestation in the Amazon (PPCDAm); the Action Plan to Prevent and Control ...

  • How to unlock business funding for development projects

    Results-based carbon financing shows the way forward for involving the private sector in development, says ClimateCare's Edward Hanrahan. There is increasing acknowledgement that the public and private sectors need to work together to build a sustainable future. In a world where 780 million people still lack access to safe drinking ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • How Carbon Trading Can Help Preserve Coastal Ecosystems

    Introduction The ocean is the largest long-term carbon sink on the planet, storing and cycling 93% of the earth’s CO2 . The ocean’s vegetated habitats, in particular mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses, comprise only 0.05% of the plant biomass, but store equal amount of carbon as terrestrial biomass per year, and thus stand among the most ...


    By Climate Institute

  • 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

  • On the up

    The global carbon markets traded an estimated € 92 billion worth of carbon credits in 2008. 4.9 billion t of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) of greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions changed hands under the various international, regional, national and sub-national carbon trading schemes that together make up the global carbon marketplace. These figures demonstrate the phenomenal expansion and maturation of the ...

  • Year One – A review of British Columbia’s carbon tax

    On July 1, 2008 British Columbians saw gas prices rise by 2.34 cents per litre and on July 1, 2009 gas prices increased again by an additional 1.17 cents. This is a result of the carbon tax introduced by the B.C. government in July of 2008 as part of its Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan commits the Province to a 33% reduction of greenhouse gas ('GHG') emissions by 2020. B.C.'s carbon ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • Calculation of energy recovery and greenhouse gas emission reduction from palm oil mill effluent treatment by an anaerobic granular-sludge process

    Conventional aerobic and low-rate anaerobic processes such as pond and open-tank systems have been widely used in wastewater treatment. In order to improve treatment efficacy and to avoid greenhouse gas emissions, conventional treatment can be upgraded to a high performance anaerobic granular-sludge system. The anaerobic granular-sludge systems are designed to capture the biogas produced, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bringing ecosystem markets to scale in the Southern United States

    For the most part, Ecosystem Markets still linger in the early stages of development. There is much more theoretical work to be done to set up environmental credit markets, including carbon offsets and payments for watershed services. But more pilot projects can also help these markets evolve and show how they might work in the real world. Development pressures in the U.S. South often mean ...

  • Water Sustainability

    I7.1  | Water Optimization – 30% Groundwater Use Reduction Tabatha Pellerin, Senior Program Manager, AECOM AECOM assisted the Entergy Lewis Creek gas/coal fired electric power plant with water conservation efforts prompted by a goal of 30% ...

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