carbon credit trading Articles

  • Carbon Credits Explained

    Carbon Credits Explained Over the past one hundred years the capitalist economy we live in has improved our way of living. It's enabled us to progress itself through the years. The free market has provided us with the resources to travel the globe, to give us products beyond our wildest dreams and to build great cities. The free markets accurately reflect ...


    By Carbon Investments

  • 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

  • The need for Virtual Water Credits and Trading System

    Understanding, sensitizing and accounting Virtual Water Trade (the embedded water flow) between locations, nations and geographies is necessary to contain future water wars. Virtual water need not be limited to agricultural output, but can also be applied to all other products and services. Across nations, all organizations, farmers and consumers should be accounted for the Virtual Water Units ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carbon Trading not a Scam | Advanced Global Trading

    Carbon Credits remain a high-performing and legitimate commodity despite some criticism from elements of the financial sector - according to a Dubai-based expert from AGT Advanced Global Trading. In ...

  • Efficiency’s role in carbon cap-and-trade

    We hear a lot about how efficiency will play an increasingly important role as the United States undertakes efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. But how does that play out in a practical sense under cap-and-trade programs?The Offset Quality Initiative provides insight in a new white paper on greenhouse gas offsets: ...

  • Emissions Trading (Cap and Trade)

    The Kyoto Protocol, adopted by 170 nations but not the US, established the initial carbon trading market. The goal of an emissions trading plan is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Typically, a government agency sets an annual limit (cap) on the amount of emissions generated. Companies that emit greenhouse gases are given credits or allowances which represent the right to emit a ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Kenya to launch Africa’s first carbon trading hub

    Kenya plans to launch a carbon trading platform to facilitate the trade of carbon credits and to help drive renewable energy. Kenya plans to create a carbon trading market to help drive clean tech and carbon emissions reduction within the country and across Africa. The carbon trading platform is expected to be open for business by the middle of next year, and it will be the first of its kind in ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Energy tax credits and the devil in congress

    It is difficult to get beyond the hyperbole of the election season to uncover a candidate’s true position. The non-partisan Pew Center on Global Climate Change performed a service with a recently released just-the-facts guide on the energy platforms of the presidential contenders http://www.pewclimate.org/voter-guide.What is remarkable about this year’s ...

  • Achieving the benefits of carbon trading: It`s all in the design

    The global carbon market is real and growing rapidly. The World Bank reported that the market grew in 2006 to reach US$30 billion and that the value of carbon credits being bought and sold nearly tripled in 2006 from 2005 levels. For 2007, indications are that this rapid pace of growth has continued, driven by regulations at the national level under the Kyoto Protocol, at the corporate level ...

  • Carbon emission trading in India and Sri Lanka

    Kyoto Protocol has established three trading mechanisms, namely International Emission Trading (IET), Joint Implementation (JI) and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) which enable industrialised countries to achieve carbon emission reduction targets as economically as possible. Out of these three mechanisms, CDM is the most important mechanism for the developing countries. CDM allows the carbon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Book Reviews: Carbon Trading Law and Practice

    keywords: climate change, carbon trading. Kyoto Protocol, emissions trading schemes, market based systems, environmental markets Whatever the future of the international climate change regime, carbon markets are here to stay and their number may well increase. Any book, therefore, that provides the reader with a clearer understanding of how carbon markets work, is a welcome contribution ...


  • 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

  • EU Emissions Trading

    Untitled Document The European Union ...

  • 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 ...

  • What is all this about Cap and Trade?

    Discussions about climate change policy focus on how we can reach the goal that a large majority of the world’s scientists believe is necessary: to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 70-80% from a 1990 baseline by 2050. One suggested system to achieve this is called “Cap and Trade”. Cap and trade has been bashed in many U.S. news talk shows (particularly among conservative ...


  • Efficiency left out of cap and trade

    Waxman/Markey’s climate change bill is about 1,400 pages. Its length and complexity, alone, provides fuel for its opponents. Would it stand a better chance of enactment if it encompassed less?For example, would it have been wiser if Congress pursued cap and trade one year and a renewable energy standard another? I’ve asked this question a lot during interviews the past few weeks, and received a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Environment, energy & emissions trading Brief Summer 2009

    In this inaugural issue of Environment, Energy & Emissions Trading Brief, Henry Krupa provides a synopsis of Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act, which will foster renewable energy projects and promote energy conservation in Ontario, among other things. Then, David Thring discusses the Ontario government’s proposed legislation to establish a capand trade system to reduce greenhouse ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • Advanced Global Trading: Investing in a better world

    Four years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers in the US and the subsequent global financial crisis, have we learned our lesson? Are we investing our money in more sustainable enterprises and steering clear of the kind of investment black holes that did so much damage last time? It’s not surprising that those in the field of sustainable investment see the events of the last few years as ...

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