carbon market initiative Articles

  • MANAGING GREENHOUSE GASES IN THE DEVELOPING CARBON MARKETS

    Introduction On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force following Russia’s ratification after a lengthy period of uncertainty. Although the US and Australia have stated that they will not ratify the Protocol, here, too, there are initiatives by state governments and by the private sector to reducegreenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Firms are now faced with important strategic ...


    By ENVIRON

  • 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

  • 4 Key issues surrounding climate policies, carbon markets, and competitiveness

    Even in the absence of an international framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, several countries, states, and provinces are developing and implementing climate policies. A growing number of these policies include market-based programs, some of which aim to link to each other through regional and global ...

  • Forests for Carbon: Exploring forest carbon offsets in the U.S. South

    Southern U.S. forests remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the form of carbon in leaves, roots, branches, trunks, soil, and woody debris and other plant litter through a process known as “carbon sequestration.” Through this process, southern forests and other woodlands play a role in regulating Earth’s climate and moderating the effects of global climate ...

  • Carbon accounting software solution

    Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace.  With approximately 175,000 employees across 70 countries, Fujitsu is one of the world’s largest IT service providers. In 2008 Fujitsu announced an ambition to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 million tonnes by 2020 through environmental innovation.  In addition, the company has committed to becoming an industry ...


    By Greenstone+

  • A prescription for lower carbon medicine

    How pharmaceutical companies can keep up with the shifting trend towards reducing carbon emission beyond their direct organisational control. Regulation, efficiency and reputation have encouraged many organisations to consider how they can measure and reduce carbon emissions in their own businesses. The agenda, however, is now shifting towards the wider ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 3 Key initiatives from Australia’s Climate Change Policy

    Australia is a major nation to watch when it comes to curbing climate change. The country made an international commitment to reduce its GHG emissions by 5 to 25 percent from 2000 levels by 2020. How Australia achieves these reductions can provide lessons on how other countries around ...

  • The bottom line series: Carbon taxes

    Climate policy debates often feature discussions about the role of a carbon tax, either as an alternative or a supplement to a cap-and-trade program. This fact sheet describes the similarities and differences between the two policy approaches and answers other common questions about a tax on carbon. What is a carbon tax? A carbon tax is a fee imposed on fossil fuels, and other primary products ...

  • 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: ...

  • UK Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

    Energy Efficiency Reduction Bill a Benchmark for Others?The pressure has been growing on individual companies, producers and emitters of greenhouse gases to try and restrict the output. Up until this time, it has been voluntary to report carbon emissions but legal initiatives are now underway to make this mandatory. A carbon reduction bill has already been put in place in the UK and may soon come ...


    By Verisae

  • 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 ...

  • New Guide to Carbon Pricing Leadership

    At a special event on the margins of COP21, Heads of State put the spotlight on carbon pricing as a necessary and effective measure to tackle the climate change challenge. Together with a global agreement, a sufficient price for carbon ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Digester Developer Taps Natural Gas Markets

    IN the late 1990s, Dan Eastman and two colleagues were researching business opportunities in the renewable energy industry. They were looking for a commercially viable technology that could take renewable energy from an experimental phase to a solid business investment. In 1999, Eastman and his partners founded Microgy, Inc., with its base in Wisconsin. The company licensed the Xergi anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • A look inside Facebook’s carbon footprint

    Facebook, a business that relies so heavily on people’s willingness to share information, took an important step recently by sharing some details of its own. The social networking company has, for the first time, released information about its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Facebook used the GHG Protocol’s Corporate Standard for reporting emissions, categorizing them into Scope 1 ...

  • What carbon footprint? Asks Corus

    Problem In case you haven’t heard, our planet is getting warmer. At what rate it is occurring or how much human activity has to do with the increasing temperatures is a heated debate, pardon the pun. One thing we do know for sure…carbon dioxide (CO2) is a contributing factor in global warming and humans are responsible for a large portion of these emissions. If you had asked ...

  • Introduction to Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) requirements

    Environmental managers from thousands of UK commercial enterprises will take on a much more important role within their respective organizations when the Carbon Reduction Commitment, or CRC, comes into effect in 2010. The initiative of the British government's Department for Energy and Climate Change has been rather hurriedly introduced and its scope is not fully understood by many of the very ...


    By Verisae

  • M.E. Heuck takes the carbon out of cookware

    Challenge As consumers make more and more purchasing decisions based on a product’s ‘green’ credentials, sustainable products have become more commonplace. Consumers readily abandoned companies that were not certified by a credible sustainability agency or group. Recognizing how important it was to adjust to changing consumer attitudes, Heuck, a renowned worldwide ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • An Opportunity to Develop a North American Price on Carbon

    Instruments for pricing carbon are beginning to proliferate. In recent years, South Korea implemented a trading system; France and Portugal implemented carbon taxes; China began seven subnational trading system pilots and announced a national trading system for implementation by 2020; and South Africa and Chile announced carbon taxes that will take effect in 2016 and 2017, respectively. These ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Supply and demand: key trends in carbon consumption

    Hugh Jones, Managing Director of Carbon Trust Advisory, investigates eight key trends Carbon Trust Advisory predicts will have an impact over 2012 and beyond Regulatory pressures, the need to improve efficiency and save money, and the promise of reputational gain have driven many large organisations to look at how they can measure and reduce carbon in their own business. As carbon ...


    By Carbon Trust

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you