carbon market Books

  • Establishing a Global Carbon Market

    Establishing a Global Carbon Market is a supplement to Policy Directions. It presents a discussion on the creation of the global carbon ...

  • Towards a Low Carbon Economy - A business contribution to the international

    This publication aims to share business experience in technology development and deployment, finance and carbon markets, cooperative sectoral approaches and adaptation and proposes policy recommendations for a future ...

  • Exploring the market for voluntary carbon offsets

    This paper explores the potential for financing small-scale high-benefit sustainable development projects through the voluntary and retail sector of the carbon market.Through a literature review and interviews with offset retailers and buyers from the private sector, the non-profit sector and government, the paper looks at how the voluntary and ...

  • The voluntary carbon offsets market : An analysis of market charateristics and opportunities for sustainable development

    Originating in negotiations for the United Nations Kyoto Protocol, a global carbon market has recently evolved. A number of distinct markets are encompassed within its remit, including a voluntary retail arm. Although the volunatary retail market is very small in comparison to other segments, it has large growth potential as it can extend to ...

  • Report 4700: Carbon Markets

    Report 4700: Carbon Markets focuses on Carbon Markets; it offers estimates of regulated and voluntary carbon trading activity. It also looks at carbon emissions brokerages, voluntary carbon offset markets, agricultural and forestry carbon offsets, the participation of consulting and engineering firms in the carbon market, and individual company ...

  • The social impacts of carbon markets in Costa Rica: a case study of the Huetar Norte region

    In the 1990s Costa Rica established a programme of Payments for Environmental Services (PES), through which forest owners can be rewarded financially for the environmental services their forests provide. Using the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach, this study assesses the social impacts of the PES programme in relation to carbon sequestration ...

  • Carbon Sinks and Climate Change

    Reforestation and avoiding deforestation are methods of harnessing nature to tackle global warming – the greatest challenge facing humankind. In this book, Colin Hunt deals comprehensively with the present and future role of forests in climate change policy and practice. The author provides signposts for the way ahead in climate change policy and ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Spanish)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP YEAR BOOK 2008 (Formerly called GEO Year Book)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Chinese)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Arabic)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • Improving the Clean Development mechanism: Options and Challenges Post-2012

    With a substantial project pipeline and more than 500 million Certified Emission Reductions issued to date, the Clean Development Mechanism has rapidly become a central pillar of the international carbon market. Nevertheless, growing criticism has been directed against a number of perceived shortcomings, from disappointing environmental and ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Russian)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • Carbon Dioxide Recovery and Utilization

    Carbon Dioxide Recovery and Utilization is a complete and informative resource on the carbon dioxide sources and market at the European Union level, with reference to the world situation. The book covers the following themes: - Sources of carbon dioxide and their purity, - Market of carbon dioxide and its uses, - Separation techniques of carbon ...

  • Report 4200: Carbon Capture & Storage Markets

    Report 4200: Carbon Capture & Storage Markets profiles CCS development and pilot plant activity in Europe, Canada and the U.S. and a list of major carbon capture and storage projects. In addition to charts depicting percentage of electricity generation from coal, fuel costs,and the operating cost increase of coal fired plants with CCS, ...

  • Local Sustainable Development Effects of Forest Carbon Projects in Brazil and Bolivia: A view from the field; Markets for Environmental Services No.5.

    This is a report on a study of the socio-economic effects of four carbon sequestration projects in Brazil and Bolivia. The study examines how these projects contribute to local development processes and the benefits that accrue to local people. It draws a number of lessons relating to project design, social networks, economic impacts and relations ...

  • A Sectoral Approach: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in the Cement Industry

    This economic and policy modeling project is designed to improve understanding of the impacts of different carbon policies on emissions reductions, global trade and regional market shares in the cement sector. The results of the study show that cement production is likely to more than double by 2030, based on current demand ...

  • Selling Forest Environmental Services: Market-based Mechanisms for Conservation and Development

    Forest destruction throughout the world poses significant risks. Not only are forests a source of valuable timber and non-timber proudcts, but they also provide important environmental services that help sustain life on earth.Only rarely do beneficiaries pay for the services they receive, however, resulting in low incentives to conserve forests, ...

  • Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of the Panama Canal Watershed

    Practical ideas provided by a case study of the Panama Canal Watershed Exciting opportunities await the use of market mechanisms for protecting forest ecosystems. However, questions remain on how to best apply these mechanisms. Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of the Panama Canal Watershed provides an integrated, ...

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