voluntary emission reduction credit Articles

  • 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 Foundation

  • Emissions Trading - Ontario sets out emissions trading plans

    Canadian province of Ontario has issued a discussion paper proposing a hybrid emissions trading scheme covering nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide. Elisabeth DeMarco examines the plans for a scheme that could form the basis for a wider emissions trading system. Ontario sets out emissions trading plans In late March, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MoE) released a policy option paper, ...


  • 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 ...


  • Is $0 your best guess? - Many companies do not yet factor in a price for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into their corporate planning.

    Emerging climate change policy regimes and evolving greenhouse gas (GHG) markets are increasingly important for corporate decision-makers around the world. Readers of Environmental Finance, of course, do not need to be convinced of the sheer magnitude of voluntary and mandatory climate change initiatives being discussed at national and international levels.  And few observers believe that ...

  • Proposed Revised Guidelines for the DOE 1605(b) Registry

    Introduction On December 5, 2003, the Department of Energy proposed revisions to the DOE 1605(b) registry, which is a voluntary, national greenhouse gas (GHG) i registry. The registry was originally established through Section 1605(b) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, which directed the DOE to develop a voluntary GHG reporting program. The program guidelines were initially issued in ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Improving the clean development mechanism with sustainability-rating and rewarding system

    As the world contemplates a post-Kyoto Protocol climate change policy architecture, some key observations of the clean development mechanism (CDM) remind us that climate change policies should be linked more closely to the promotion of sustainability. A sustainability-rated CDM (SR-CDM) is proposed in this paper; it applies the gold standard as a way of assessing the sustainability value of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Five ways to save the UN aviation climate agreement

    The UN aviation body, ICAO, is hosting its three yearly General Assembly in Montreal, bringing together 191 countries to vote on the future of international aviation emissions. AEF and the international civil society coalition, ICSA, are encouraging states to agree an ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • `Climate Change and Visibility-Related Issues for 2002,` published in Environmental Protection, February 2002

    Global Climate Change In March 2001, the Bush administration announced that it found the Kyoto Protocol fatally flawed with respect to American interests and, consequently, the U.S. would no longer participate in the implementation negotiations. Reaction both domestically and internationally was swift and forceful. Even members of the President's political party expressed opposition to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • 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

  • U.S. EPA's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Roadmap Manual

    About ten years ago, the U.S. EPA began publishing guidance regarding how states could take credit for emissions reductions realized through electric sector energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) policies and programs. The initial guidance[1], was published in August 2004 and was followed by guidance related to addressing emerging and voluntary measures in state implementation plans[2] ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • U.S.-Colombian Venture Set to Tap Carbon Market

    A U.S. energy brokerage and a Colombian consultancy have teamed up in a groundbreaking alliance to sell greenhouse-gas reduction credits from at least 20 Latin American projects after the Kyoto Protocol takes effect, as expected, later this year. The Wall Street firm Natsource and the Bogotá-based Andean Center for Economics in the Environment (Caema) plan to tap a global market for ...


  • Arab explorer completes CO2 neutral expedition

    Egyptian explorer Omar Samra, 33, has returned to Dubai to calculate his CO2 emissions in order to offset any environmental damage caused by his successful summiting of 16,050ft Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest mountain. Through a sponsorship partnership with Dubai-based Carbon Credit brokerage, Advanced Global Trading (AGT), Samra will have his team’s emissions calculated and the ...

  • LULUCF: The ‘No Loopholes’ environmental integrity package for Ministers

    The Forestry and Land Use sector (LULUCF) is responsible for at least 30% of global emissions and has huge emission reduction potential. Loopholes in coverage across land and forests of developed countries currently undermine emissions reduction and the integrity of targets. Ministers, here are your options on the table to contribute to ambitious emissions reductions with LULUCF. More ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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 ...

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