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  • 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

  • Carbon credit trading schemes and carbon offsets as part of an investment product

    The Financial Services Authority (FSA) are receiving an increasing number of reports from people who have been approached by firms promoting carbon credit trading schemes or offering carbon offsets as part of an investment product to individuals. ClimateCare recommends that any individual that has been approached by a business selling carbon offsets as a personal investment reads the advice on ...


    By ClimateCare

  • EU vote attempts to drive up price of carbon-trading credits

    The European Parliament voted Tuesday in favor of reinvigorating Europe’s carbon trading program despite the differences in the region over energy policy. The legislation will help to restore financial incentives for an industrial shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. Policy makers and industry leaders have vigorously debated the effectiveness of carbon trading due to a ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • California Kicks Off Cap-and-Trade Program to Auction Carbon Emission Credits

    Today, California kicked off the first auction of their cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases under the California Air Resources Board (CARB) new cap-and-trade program. This is the first large-scale carbon market in the United States, and is expected to be the second largest carbon market in the world, after the European Union. "Many may agree, especially with the buzz around climate change ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • The future of carbon trading in the US

    An analysis by New Carbon Finance concludes that a carbon trading scheme in the US is inevitable within four to five years. Currently the US favors a domestic market, however linking into international schemes could significantly reduce the price of carbon, impose less cost on US industry and consumers and help make the US a climate change ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Regulations being developed for international carbon credits

    The government is developing regulations to specify the carbon credits known as assigned amount units that will be accepted for compliance with the emissions trading scheme, Climate Change Minister David Parker announced today. 'The ETS legislation allows imported assigned amount units, or AAUs, to be surrendered under the New Zealand emissions trading scheme, but only where these AAUs meet the ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Regulations being developed for international carbon credits

    The government is developing regulations to specify the carbon credits known as assigned amount units that will be accepted for compliance with the emissions trading scheme, Climate Change Minister David Parker announced today. 'The ETS legislation allows imported assigned amount units, or AAUs, to be surrendered under the New Zealand emissions trading scheme, but only where these AAUs meet the ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Post 2012 Carbon Credit Fund - Project Developers aim to lock in their future carbon credit revenues now

    Creating certainty for project developers while a post-2012 agreement has not yet been accomplished, the Fund’s investors affirm their commitment to the carbon credit market.  At the Carbon Expo in Barcelona the Fund announces continued interest among project developers as uncertainty over a post-2012 agreement persists. In the last few weeks alone, the Fund has signed two ERPAs and several ...

  • Carbon credits to be used to fund GM food crops

    US biotech firm Arcadia Biosciences has announced a plan to help fund the planting of genetically modified rice with carbon credits. The company will work with the Chinese government to give farmers who plant their crops carbon credits, which they can then sell on the global carbon trading market. Arcadia is touting its GM rice as a greener alternative to the regular crop. The plant has had a ...

  • UK committee supports personal carbon trading

    A House of Commons committee suggested last week that the UK Parliament create a personal carbon-trading scheme for all citizens of the United Kingdom. It was the strongest statement yet by any government in favor of an individual cap-and-trade system for buying and selling greenhouse gas emissions. Personal carbon trading would provide a set 'carbon emissions allowance' to each citizen and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Montreal exchange to launch carbon futures trading

    The Montreal Climate Exchange (MCeX), a joint venture of the Montreal Exchange (MX) and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), plans to launch trading of futures contracts on Canada carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) units on May 30, 2008, subject to regulatory approval. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Biothermica Sells 325 000 Carbon Credits to the Government of Luxemburg

    First Trade of Carbon Credits: Biothermica Energy Inc Sells 325,000 Carbon Credits to Luxemburg, Credits Generated by a Landfill Project in Latin America. Montreal: Evolution Markets Inc. announces today it has brokered a trade of carbon reduction credits under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) between the Government of Luxembourg and Biothermica Energy Inc. The sale of ...

  • House Buys Carbon Credits Through Chicago Climate Exchange

    The Chicago Climate Exchange, which began its greenhouse gas trading operations in 2003, has announced the results of its auction of Carbon Financial Instrument contracts conducted on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives at its request. The reverse auction was a bid for 300 contracts representing 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from a pool of U.S. based projects that have ...

  • World Bank caught in controversy over suspect carbon credits

    A storm has been brewing for months in an obscure corner of the carbon-trading world, and it's now raging into full public view. At issue is whether the UN should modify the way it gives valuable carbon credits for climate-destroying refrigerant chemicals, and the stakes are high. The decision could reshape the $2.7 billion carbon crediting scheme known as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Carbon Capital Markets to offer Carbon Credits from United Nations Approved Projects

    Carbon Capital Markets®, a leading carbon trading and asset management company, is to offer issued Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). The issued CERs will be made available to companies looking to voluntarily offset their carbon footprint as part of their wider environmental and CSR strategies and customer engagement.  Issued CERs are Kyoto compliant carbon credits which have already ...


    By Carbon Capital Markets

  • Greenhouse gas calculator connects farming practices with carbon credits

    Greenhouse gas markets, where invisible gases are traded, must seem like black boxes to most people. Farmers can make money on these markets, such as the Chicago Climate Exchange, by installing methane capture technologies in animal-based systems, no-till farming, establishing grasslands, and planting trees. Farmers, students, extension educators, offset aggregators, and other stakeholders need ...

  • European banks establish EUR 125m carbon credit fund

    The EUR 125 million Post 2012 Carbon Credit Fund established by five leading European public financing institutions; the European Investment Bank-EIB (initiator and principal investor with EUR 50 million), Caisse des Dépôts (EUR 25 million), Instituto de Crédito Oficial-ICO (EUR 10 million), KfW Bankengruppe (EUR 25 million) and the Nordic Investment Bank-NIB (EUR 15 million), is beginning its ...

  • EU kicks off latest carbon trading crackdown

    The EU launched the latest phase of its clampdown on fraud in the carbon market yesterday, banning any trade in "recycled" carbon credits in a move designed to avoid a repeat of last month"s scandal that saw a number of firms purchase illegally traded emission allowances that had already been surrendered by other companies. The fraud stemmed from a controversial decision by the Hungarian ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • MCeX launches first Canadian carbon trading market

    There wasn’t much business transacted - just three contracts changed hands. But the debut of Canada’s new carbon emissions market last week heralds great potential for growth. The Montréal Climate Exchange (MCeX), a joint venture of the Montréal Exchange (MX) and the Chicago Climate Exchange(R) (CCX), officially launched trading in Canada of futures contracts on carbon ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EC to connect EU with UN carbon credit registry before December

    The European Commission, Member States and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat have successfully completed all the testing required for connecting to the UN's international carbon credit registry. The EU's Community Independent Transaction Log (CITL) and Member State registries will be connected to the UN's International Transaction Log (ITL) before ...

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