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  • Serious shortcomings in carbon trading scheme - German research institute

    The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is a flexible mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol that allows countries and businesses to offset their emission reductions from greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement projects in developing and newly industrializing countries. There are two key criteria which these CDM projects must fulfil. Firstly, the project must genuinely reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Secondly, ...


    By Öko-Institut e.V.

  • Emissions trading improving, says new EEA report

    The European Union is running the largest multi-country, multi-sector greenhouse gas Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) worldwide. A report presented by the European Environment Agency shows that the implementation of the ETS is improving. For the reporting year 2007, all Member States have delivered information on their experience in accordance with Article 21 of the Emissions Trading Directive.  The ...

  • Why emissions trading is more effective than a carbon tax, says IETA

    A cap and trade system is the best means to establish a quantifiable, legally enforceable limit on emissions which will ensure that essential climate change targets are met at the lowest possible cost. Such a program, when combined with offsets, will accelerate global emissions reductions. In addition, cap and trade provides the private sector with the flexibility required to reduce emissions ...

  • Are there too many cap and trade plans?

    The Canadian Council of Chief Executives recently noted there are too many cap and trade plans in the works and more cooperation between states, regions and countries is required. A recent Calgary Herald article quoted the Council’s CEO Thomas ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • First round of new loan scheme shows great interest in CDM Projects

    A newly launched loan scheme aimed at helping spur Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in developing countries closed its first round of applications with a strong show of interest from countries across the world. The CDM Loan Scheme received applications from 42 projects in 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. Africa had the bulk of applications, with 29 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Questions and Answers on the European Commission`s proposal to revise the EU Emissions Trading System

    1) What is the aim of emissions trading? The aim of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is to help EU Member States achieve their commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective way. Allowing participating companies to buy or sell emission allowances means that emission cuts can be achieved at least cost. The EU ETS is the cornerstone of the EU's ...

  • CRC energy efficiency scheme - Chris Huhne speech to the CBI Conference

    It’s my pleasure to be here today, and to be part of this distinguished lineup. Richard Lambert and I spent some time together in China last week, and he is a powerful advocate for British business at home and abroad. His foresighted decision to set up the CBI Climate Change Board helped put British business at the centre of the climate change debate. And you have helped us internationally ...

  • Buyer Liability Insurance Now Available for California’s Cap-and-Trade Offset Program

    The Climate Action Reserve, North America’s premier carbon offset registry, and Parhelion Underwriting Ltd., the leading innovator for carbon market insurance products, today announced a unique, strategic alliance to support the delivery of the first insurance product for compliance offset credits in California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. Under this alliance, Parhelion is offering ...


    By Climate Action Reserve

  • China prepares to steal United States’ thunder, may launch cap-and-trade within five years

    Just when leaders in the U.S. Senate admitted to abandoning their plan of issuing a federal climate bill by the end of this year, top Chinese officials were discussing how to launch carbon trading programs under their country's next Five-Year Plan (2011-15). Serving as China's overarching social and economic ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • CARBON EXPO 2006: Unique business platform for the rapidly growing emissions market

    - World's only trade fair and conference for emissions trading and the carbon market will take place in Cologne from 10th to 12th May 2006 - Overview and analysis of the latest trends in the global carbon market - Conference: Increased emphasis on trade and the services sector CARBON EXPO - Global Carbon Market Fair & Conference, which will be taking place for the third time from ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • “Texas Climate & Carbon Exchange” Opens for Global Trading Announces deals with Australian and Japanese partners

    Starting today at 9:30 am Eastern/8:30 am Central, Texas Climate & Carbon Exchange (TCCX) opens worldwide trading, making the carbon credits of 145 members from 22 companies available to companies, utilities, and municipalities in North America. The electronic, emissions offsets mercantile dedicated to global trading of carbon offsets and credits celebrated the launch of the exchange last ...

  • European governments focus on reducing CO2 emissions from cars

    EU Environment Council, 3 March - the council adopted conclusions on environment focusing on the following priorities: climate change and energy, halting biodiversity loss, environmental technologies, sustainable consumption and production, and simplification of legislation. The conclusions will be submitted to the spring European Council. The Council held policy debates on the climate action and ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Preliminary report: CARBON EXPO 2006: Unique business platform for the rapidly growing emissions market

    - World's only trade fair and conference for emissions trading and the carbon market will take place in Cologne from 10th to 12th May 2006 - Overview and analysis of the latest trends in the global carbon market ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • Focusing on energy sales over certificates to improve efficiency

    A number of EU Member States are already using or considering Energy Efficiency Certificate (EEC) schemes. However a recent analysis suggests that Energy Sales Targets are an alternative worth considering. These targets focus on reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the energy sales per average customer. In order to promote efficient use of energy resources and meet ...

  • Financing climate change action and boosting technology change

    Public and private financing for climate action will need to be scaled up significantly in the coming years, according to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Indeed, the Cancun Agreements call on developed countries to provide new and additional resources for climate actions USD $30 billion over 2010-2012 and a longer term goal of $100 billion per year by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ESP Provides Software Solution to Meet Newly Announced US 1605b GHG Reporting Guidelines

    Software helps companies address new US 1605b requirements for objectivity, completeness, verifiability and consistency in entity-wide GHG reporting Mountain View, California – ESP (Environmental Software Providers), the leading provider of enterprise environmental information management solutions announced today that its opsEnvironmental software offers a cost-effective solution for companies ...


    By IHS

  • Financing climate change action and boosting technology change

    Public and private financing for climate action will need to be scaled up significantly in the coming years, according to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Indeed, the Cancun Agreements call on developed countries to provide new and additional resources for climate actions USD $30 billion over 2010-2012 and a longer term goal of $100 billion per year by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The ENDS guide to carbon offsets

    Leading environmental publisher ENDS (Environmental Data Services) has made an important contribution to the carbon offsetting debate by announcing publication of The ENDS Guide to Carbon Offsets. This one-of-a-kind guide provides much-needed help for confused offset purchasers by establishing a clear threshold for acceptable carbon offset quality and advising purchasers to steer clear of ...

  • Lead up to Cancun - what`s in store?

    As the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change's 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) Nov. 29 - Dec. 10 in Cancun nears, observers scrutinizing international action and inaction since COP15 are looking to predict how the event may unfold. COP15's hot button issues of maximum temperature rise and reduction targets remain largely unaddressed. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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