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  • 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 Foundation

  • 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

  • Making sense of the voluntary carbon market

    This report, prepared by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), discusses the role of the voluntary carbon market and provides an overview of the most important currently available carbon offset standards. It compares the following standards side-by-side, outlining the most pertinent aspects of each: Clean Development ...


    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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • New platform to assure quality standards in the voluntary market

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


    By First Climate AG

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 Foundation

  • What is the dollar value of carbon offsetting?

    An Imperial College University Study shows that for every 1 tonne of CO2 emission removed from the atmosphere through a carbon offset program- a further value of US$664 dollars is delivered in economic, social and environmental benefits for local communities around the world. Offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Expobioenergía offsets its CO2 emissions

    After measuring and calculating the CO2 emitted to the atmosphere during Expobioenergía 2011, the time has come to offset in the way suggested by Huellacero, an initiative of ...

  • Carbon Forum America showcasing offset quality

    A recent Federal Trade Commission workshop has highlighted concerns about offset quality and consumer information in the fast-growing voluntary carbon market.  Carbon Forum America will showcase the response of leaders in the carbon market to develop the necessary standards.  Four non-profit entities will use their presence at CARBON FORUM AMERICA to present and interactively discuss ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Viability, LLC Project Achieves First Domestic Voluntary Carbon Standard Validation

    Viability, an economic development firm centered around renewable energy and energy efficiency projects recently had its project design document for the fuel switch from natural gas to renewable biomass for thermal purposes validated under the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS). This project is the first US based project to become validated under the VCS using UNFCCC approved methodology AMS-I.C. ...


    By Viability, LLC

  • Greenlite Announces Changes to Carbon Offsets Marketing Website

    (OTCBB: GLTV) Greenlite Ventures Inc. ("Greenlite") announced today that it has made a number of strategic changes to its carbon offsets marketing website at www.greenlitecarboncredits.com. The changes have been made in order to boost response to Greenlite's product offerings. The most important change is the reduction of price for carbon ...


    By Marketwire

  • Financial sector leads the way on carbon offsetting

    New report claims that 90% of companies in the FTSE 100 using carbon offsetting are non-carbon intensive, with the financial sector leading the way. A new report has revealed that just 0.1% of the 2.8B tonnes of carbon emissions created by the FTSE 100 list of companies are being offset, with the financial sector leading the way with voluntary carbon offsetting. But, ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • REEEP Introduces Quality Benchmark for Carbon Offset Markets

    Vienna - Protecting the climate has become more sophisticated in recent years, with a plethora of options available to make a company, airline ticket or conference ‘carbon neutral.’ Governments, companies and individuals all have the opportunity to calculate the carbon emissions generated by their activities and then to purchase “offsets” from an emissions reduction project in the developing ...

  • ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. Private Placement Clarification

    ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. ("ERA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ESR) wishes to advise that, for its private placement announced on September 14, 2012, the Exchange has approved a warrant exercise price of $0.21 and not $0.11 as first announced. Robert Falls, Ph.D., R.P.Bio., Chairman ERA Carbon Offsets About ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. A pioneer in carbon offset projects based on forest ...


    By ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.

  • California Electricity Users Offered Greenhouse Gas Offset

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, (ENS) - Pacific Gas and Electric Company has won approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC, to launch ClimateSmart - a new voluntary program that offers customers the option to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions associated with their energy use. The climate protection program is scheduled to launch in spring 2007. Conceived and ...

  • ERA Carbon Offsets Announces Resignation of Director

    ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: ESR) reports that Stuart McNeill has resigned as a director of the Company. The Board of Directors would like to thank him for his services to the Company. On Behalf of the Board of Directors, Robert Falls, Ph.D., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer About ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. A pioneer in forest ...


    By Marketwire

  • VER+ and BlueRegistry for credible carbon offset projects

    People, politics and business are aware that climate change is one of the leading challenges of the 21st century. With climate change on the rise in importance, not only official negotiations on current and future schemes have revived in relevance but emissions from any sort of activity or product have become an issue of general concern. It is usually dealt with the private or corporate ...


    By TÜV SÜD AG

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