voluntary carbon credit News

  • State of the voluntary carbon markets report 2010

    Report Finds the U.S. was largest buyer and seller of Credits In The $387 Million Voluntary Carbon Markets in ...

  • State of the voluntary carbon markets report 2010

    2009 was a tumultuous year for the voluntary carbon markets, which saw transactions equivalent to 94 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions reductions, a 26% drop compared to 2008, according to the fourth annual State of the Voluntary Carbon Market Report issued today by Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The total value of traded credits declined 47% to US$387 million in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • School board to sell carbon credits

    The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and the Greening Canada Fund (GCF) signed an agreement this week under which TDSB will begin selling carbon credits to GCF - credits created from results of the Board"s efforts to make significant reductions to its greenhouse gas emissions. Over five years, this innovative transaction - one of the first of its kind - is expected to generate more than $1.7 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Report confirms 2009 voluntary carbon market slump

    Global voluntary carbon market activity dropped off heavily in 2009, hit hard by global recession. But the slump would have been greater were it not for record pre-compliance demand in the United States. That"s the broad picture emerging from the latest annual State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report by EcoSystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The study measured a 26 per cent ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 GLOBE SERIES

  • Governments embrace voluntary carbon offset market

    A new Ecosystem Marketplace report takes stock of the 13 most advanced efforts, and offers a glimpse of the carbon markets of tomorrow. The United States has famously failed to develop a strategy for slowing and adapting to climate change, but that hasn't stopped the US states of Oklahoma, California, and Oregon from creating frameworks to support greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Voluntary carbon offsetting tops 100 million tonnes

    The demand for voluntary carbon offsetting grew 4% in 2012, with buyers committing more than $523 million to offset 101 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent report by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace. According to the report - Maneuvering the Mosaic - State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2013 - private sector buyers flocked to offsets earned by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Initiative: Carbon-credit dollars for timber lots

    For most of Oregon's history, the forests like the ones near Paul Nys' house were places where a landowner could get wealthy. Cultivated from seed, rows of trees were grown to a healthy middle age and then chopped down, buzzed into lumber at sawmills and shipped out. Over the years, the retired schoolteacher has had many offers to buy his property, like many other landowners in the state's timber ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • LRQA`s Dr. Warris authors new voluntary carbon standard

    LRQA’s Dr Anne-Marie Warris, Technical Director Climate Change was retained by the VCS Steering Committee to author the new Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS 2007) based on their decisions. Her technical expertise was crucial in the final version of the standard, as her work with the International Standards Organization (ISO) has resulted in elements of ISO 14064 and ISO 14065 being incorporated ...

  • 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 ...

  • New platform to assure quality standards in the voluntary market

    Frankfurt - 3C Group and Carbonetworks have entered a transatlantic ...


    By First Climate AG

  • ALLCOT to develop a project in Senegal to reforest mangroves which will generate carbon credits

    ALLCOT Group, a sustainability company that serves clients on three continents, will develop a project in Senegal to reforest mangroves that will generate carbon credits.   The company plans to undertake a programme of several small projects (known as a Programme of Activities) in the regions of Casamance and Sine Saloum.   ALLCOT has signed an agreement with Oceanium, a Senegalese ...


    By ALLCOT

  • ERA Closes Acquisition of Offsetters Clean Technology Inc. and Carbon Credit Corporation

    ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. ("ERA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ESR) is pleased to announce that it has closed its acquisition (the "Acquisition") of Offsetters Clean Technology Inc. ("Offsetters") and Carbon Credit Corporation ("CCC") of Vancouver BC, Canada. The Company has also closed its private placements announced on September 17, 2012 (the "First Private Placement") and October 9, 2012 (the ...


    By ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.

  • Carbon Trading Magazine Survey Names SCS Global Services the Best Validation and Verification Company in the Voluntary Carbon Market for 2012

    SCS Global Services was named "Best Validation Company" and "Best Verification Company( http://www.scsglobalservices.com/carbon-offset-verification )" in Carbon Trading Magazine's 2012 Carbon Market Survey( ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • E-Waste Systems Launches Carbon Credit Initiative with Village Green Global

    E-Waste Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: EWSI) (the "Company"), an electronic waste management and reverse logistics company, announced today the breakthrough development of an exclusive software solution with Village Green Global ('VGG') to be operated under the eWaste Carbon Credit (eWasteCC™) brand name. "eWasteCC™ brings the first public carbon credit trading ability to the e-waste industry. ...


  • ICF International Takes Best Advisory/Consultancy Award In Voluntary Carbon Market Survey

    ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been honored by companies participating in Environmental Finance magazine’s Voluntary Carbon Market Survey 2012 for its outstanding work in voluntary carbon markets. With more than 600 companies casting votes, ICF was ...


    By ICF International, Inc.

  • Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. Signs Voluntary Emission Reduction Transfer Agreement for the Settlement of Orica's Remaining Interest in MicroCoal.

    Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (CNSX: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") has recently reached an agreement with Orica Limited ("ORI" or the "Recipient") defining the terms and obligations for the settlement of ORI's outstanding debt in MicroCoal Inc. ("MCI") and the transfer of its remaining 41.79% stake in MCI to the Company (the "Debt"). Pursuant to the Share Purchase Agreement signed by CFS and ...


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