carbon offset trading Articles

  • Are Voluntary Carbon Offsets for You?

    The rapidly growing market for voluntary carbon offsets presents challenges for companies who want to purchase offsets and, at the same time, avoid criticism of how they manage their carbon footprint. The reality for most businesses is that they cannot reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to zero, and if they do want to go the extra mile to achieve “carbon neutrality” or another target, they may ...

  • Beyond CO2lonialism: the potential for fair trade certification to embrace voluntary carbon offsets

    Carbon offset projects are a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Some offset projects cause immediate harm to the people and environment of developing countries while others provide questionable returns in terms of actual carbon capture and storage. Finally, carbon offset projects create barriers to industrialisation for developing countries. All of these challenges must be addressed if ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Offset the carbon emissions of your marketing programs

    You can reduce and reuse as much as you can, but the reality is, it’s next to impossible to have a zero carbon footprint in a marketing department. That’s why most eco-minded businesses buy carbon offsets. What are carbon offsets? According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “a carbon offset is an emission reduction credit from another organization’s project that results in less carbon dioxide or ...


  • 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: ...

  • 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.

  • The state of carbon finance in Europe: a 'SWOT' analysis of the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme

    As Phase III of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) will begin in January 2012 when airlines operating flights to or from Europe will have to buy carbon permits to help offset their emissions under EU legislation, carbon finance and trading in Europe is set to proceed to a new horizon. Launched in January 2005, EU ETS is one of the established multilateral measures in the ...


    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

  • Offsets in the international emissions market: Do buyers get what they pay for?

    This paper analyses buyer preferences in the context of the market for emissions trading under the UNFCCC. The purpose of this paper is to investigate pricing of offsets (Certified Emissions Reductions or “CERs” under the UNFCCC) (through an empirical survey of two segments of the authorized CER buyer market) to understand the relationship between buyer preferences for CER carbon offsets in the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wallström Warms to Role for Aviation in EU Emissions Trading

    EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström has expressed cautious support for allowing European flights into the EU emissions trading scheme from 2008. Airport operator BAA has developed proposals to allow airlines to offset their rising emissions by buying EU allowances - and the UK Government looks likely to back the idea in its forthcoming aviation White Paper. Aviation's soaring ...

  • Emissions Trading in China: First Reports from the Field

    When Tianjin launched its carbon emission trading scheme (ETS) on Dec 26th 2013, it became the fifth ETS operating in China, following Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong. Now that five of seven pilots have started trading and the rest are expected to start in 2014, the aggregate of all emissions regulated in China through the seven pilots will be the second largest in the world, following ...

  • Understanding the voluntary carbon market

    The monitoring, reducing and offsetting of carbon emissions by corporations, organisations and individuals is rapidly moving from an ‘if’ and ‘why’ scenario to a ‘when’ and ‘how’ one. For the Kyoto Protocol signatory nations, this shift is one that combines elements of education, obligation and cooperation. For the few nations that have not signed on to the Kyoto Protocol, the change in ...

  • 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 ...

  • 2010 Olympics can be carbon neutral

    The 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games could achieve carbon neutrality through a comprehensive greenhouse gas management plan that includes the use of carbon offsets, notes the David Suzuki Foundation in a report released on January 24. The report, Meeting the Challenge: A Carbon Neutral 2010 Winter Games Discussion Paper, was commissioned by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Can trading pollution like stocks help fight climate change?

    The gas produced by hog manure at farms across the U.S. punches holes in the ozone layer, overheats the planet, and angers neighbors with its peculiar odor, a mix of rotten egg and ammonia. All that's needed to clear the air is to cover the manure with a system of tarps that captures the gas, but many farms don't do it because it's too expensive. "If you don't give people incentives to come up ...


    By Associated Press

  • Regulatory challenges for financial and carbon markets

    The controversy about how financial derivatives markets are to be regulated that has been opened up by the credit crunch is in many ways parallel to the widening debate over regulation of carbon markets. Both markets involve hitherto untried attempts at commodification: in the case of the financial markets, commodification of an unprecedented range of uncertainties, and in the case of the carbon ...

  • 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

  • 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

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