carbon credit trading Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Energi

  • 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: ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • EU Emissions Trading

    Untitled Document The European Union ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

  • 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 ...

  • Transnational aspects of a linked carbon market

    As greenhouse gas emissions trading systems emerge worldwide, the prospect of linking these systems has increasing economic appeal. However, there are a number of, practical and political considerations to take into account which may in many cases outweigh this theoretical attractiveness. There are also several legal instruments and approaches that can be used to link schemes ranging, from the ...

  • 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: ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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