biodiversity credit News

  • Carbon credits for forestry management

    A recent study has investigated two carbon credit payment schemes which the authors say could provide incentives for forest managers to increase forest land and lengthen rotation time between harvests. There are a number of reasons for ensuring the upkeep of forests, including promoting biodiversity and providing social and cultural benefits, such as recreational opportunities. The ...

  • Indigenous Brazilian tribe certified to trade carbon credits

    Brazil's Paiter Suruí community has become the first indigenous group in the country to receive international certification to sell carbon credits in return for protecting and restoring forests in their Amazonian territory. The Suruí community, which numbers around 1300 people, was first contacted ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Few African farmers benefit from carbon credit projects

    African smallholder farmers lack adequate and reliable information about how to participate in agricultural carbon credit projects, says one of the authors of a recent report on innovations in such projects. A report published in July by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security says carbon credit projects ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Environment Bank and mission markets launch online conservation credit platform

    The Environment Bank today launches the first online ‘conservation credit’ trading platform.  The Environment Bank, the first organization to deliver biodiversity offsetting in the UK, and Mission MarketsTM, a professional services firm specializing in the impact and sustainability sectors and operating an international platform for exchanging environmental credits, today jointly ...

  • Cement firms eye biodiversity, water goals after CDM disappointment

    Cement companies will look to introduce goals on water usage and biodiversity preservation, following the disappointing outcome to a plan that would have addressed carbon emissions, said the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI).   The CSI, a collaboration of 23 cement producers under the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, submitted a ...


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  • Biodiversity - a bigger threat than climate change - Does anyone care?

    Only two of the world"s largest 100 companies have identified biodiversity and ecosystem loss as a strategic issue according to analysis from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP into corporate reporting on biodiversity and ecosystem impact and dependency. The analysis, undertaken as part of the UN report on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for business to be released in summer, shows few of ...


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  • Amazonian People First to Earn Carbon Credits after Proving They Saved Endangered Rainforest

    Four years ago, the indigenousPaiter Suruíof the Brazilian Amazon voted to shift the basis of their economic livelihoods away from logging and other activities that require bulldozing the forest towards activities that conserve it. To make up for lost income, they sought to earn credit for the carbon captured in trees under a mechanism known as REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from ...


    By Forest Trends Association

  • ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.: community ecosystem restoration program first in Canada to receive gold level-climate, community and biodiversity standard`s validation

    ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: ESR), through its 100% owned subsidiary ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc. (ERA), is pleased to announce that their Community Ecosystem Restoration Program (CERP) has received final validation to the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance"s (CCBA) Gold Level Project Design Standard as of June 24th, 2010. The CCBA Project Design Standards evaluate ...

  • Habitat banking report: CCC & eftec joint announcement

    A call to scale up private investment in the protection of nature, by creating a habitat banking system and biodiversity credits, has been made in a joint report by Climate Change Capital, the investment manager and advisory group, and eftec, the leading environmental economic consultancy. The foreword has been written by Stanley ...

  • UN expert panel for nature to kick off in 2011

    The establishment of a new UN body to advise governments on how to tackle biodiversity loss and protect ecosystem services was given the final go-ahead in December, paving the way for a global debate on new green taxes, biodiversity credits and the building of ecosystem businesses. A resolution on the establishment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services ( ...


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  • Global carbon markets now open to Wetland Restoration and Conservation

    Wetlands International welcomes the approval of the new carbon trading category “Wetlands Restoration and Conservation” (WRC) by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). The new category provides a strong incentive for private investment in conservation and restoration of carbon rich wetlands. The Verified Carbon Standard’s new ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Kenya hopes to become Africa`s carbon trade hub

    Kenya has announced plans to establish a regional carbon emissions trading scheme to steer Africa"s carbon market. This would hopefully position the country as the continent"s carbon credit trade hub, finance minister Uhuru Kenyatta said in his budget speech to parliament earlier this month (10 June). Kenyatta said a framework for carbon trading — in which polluters buy and sell the right ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ecosystem markets take off

    While global financial markets crumble, a new form of markets is on the rise. Ecosystem markets, exchanges of nature's various services, are adding new dimensions to conservation. In addition to using regulation to restrict development, more countries are turning to the invisible hand of the market to protect biodiversity, clean waterways, and fight climate change. In a nutshell, market-based ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Pavan Sukhdev, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, wins 2013 Gothenburg Award

    The Jury of the Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development announced Pavan Sukhdev, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, as a winner of the 2013 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development. He receives this prestigious award in recognition for his role as the study leader of "The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity" (TEEB), a global initiative focused on drawing attention to the economic benefits of ...

  • REDD Carbon Offset Project in Peru´s Cordillera Azul National Park Earns Double Validation and Verification from SCS Global Services

    A "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)" carbon offset project in Peru's Cordillera Azul National Park has earned independent validation under two internationally recognized standards based on assessments conducted by third-party verifier SCS Global Services.  The project, which ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Forest carbon offsetting report 2010

    EcoSecurities, Conservation International, Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), ClimateBiz and the Norton Rose Group have collaborated to find out what more than 157 global, multinational and regional organisations think about forestry and forest carbon offsetting projects. Some of the key findings of the survey include: Positive attitudes towards forest ...


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  • Join forces to share biological resources equitably

    Countries must put aside cynicism and differing opinions to make the Nagoya protocol a success, say Suneetha Subramanian and Govindan Parayil. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), adopted at the Rio Earth Summit of 1992, has been open and transparent to the concerns of various stakeholders — including those considered less powerful. During the Tenth meeting of the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...


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  • DNV GL earns top ranking in 2014 voluntary carbon market survey

    DNV GL is again ranked as the “best verification company” in the 2014 survey by Environmental Finance magazine, continuing its leadership position in the worldwide market for voluntary carbon offset projects and trading of carbon emissions credits. DNV GL also earned top honors in the 2013 survey. “We are delighted and grateful for this recognition,” says Dave ...

  • Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment 20 years on – The importance of EU nature protection

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Habitats Directive and the Natura 2000 network. As you probably correctly assume, this is not my first celebration, but the message of the importance of both, the Directive and the Network, should be repeated again and again. I am particularly pleased to celebrate this special occasion with you, who ...

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