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ALIRAN | 8 years 11 months ago

‘Custom Keepers’ in a district of Kalimantan are calling on the Indonesian president to stop a carbon-offset project in in the customary lands of the Dayak people. We, the undersigned Mantir Adat (Custom Keepers) of Kadamangan Mantangai in the District of Kapuas in Central Kalimantan, met and had...

Canberra Times | 8 years 11 months ago

Australia could meet almost half of its 5 per cent greenhouse reduction target by ending logging of native forests, according to a new economic study. The report, by Australian National University climate law expert Andrew Macintosh, estimates ending logging would generate enough carbon credits to...

Climate-I | 8 years 11 months ago

The July newsletter of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), housed at the World Bank, highlights that its Carbon Fund has become operational. The Fund will provide payments for verified emissions reductions from programmes for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest...

Guardian | 8 years 11 months ago

UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) warns against unregulated schemes which risk landing you with an overpriced and unsellable white elephant...

EDIE | 8 years 11 months ago

In a UK first the British government has approved a carbon accreditation scheme set up to recognise business' efforts to capture and store carbon. The creation of the Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) means corporations may now include details of any woodland creation schemes they operate in their...

Carbon Positive | 8 years 11 months ago

Carbon Positive is involved with a number of participants in the forest carbon sector to establish a representative organisation, the International Forest Carbon Association (IFCA). The following founding stakeholders believe it is time to speak with a unified, effective voice to governments, the...

Climatico | 8 years 11 months ago

As the number of public sector financial mechanisms targeting REDD+ has increased, and consequently the volume of money flowing in to REDD+, observers are increasingly pointing out that the public sector alone cannot supply the huge sums of money needed to combat deforestation. The private sector...

IPS News | 8 years 11 months ago

KATHMANDU, Jul 4, 2011 (IPS) - When Bina Tamang was told that she could earn money by not felling trees in the tiny forest that serves as the source of fuel and fodder for 65 families in her area, the 27-year-old was incredulous. That was two years ago. In June, when Tamang was informed that she...

New York Times | 8 years 11 months ago

WASHINGTON — As U.N. talks keep failing to agree how to raise money to protect forests, private investors are testing a trade in credits to slow the deforestation that emits as much carbon as all the world’s cars, ships, trucks and planes. BNP Paribas is one of a handful of financial institutions...

GHG Emission Trading BLOG | 8 years 11 months ago

Some 6 weeks ago the price of a CER (certified emission reduction created from reducing greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries using the CDM or clean development mechanism of the kyoto protocol) was 13 Euro and the emissions markets were looking healthy. Then a matter of couple of weeks...

Malaya | 8 years 11 months ago

Just like private property, carbon sequestration credits can now be bought and sold on national or international markets. Countries such as Australia are creating this new private property in response to international schemes that reward developing countries and landholders for REDD+, so-called for...

Climate-Connect | 8 years 11 months ago

The UK government has announced new scheme to assess the carbon captured and stored by forest projects initiated for carbon sequestration. The new standard called Woodland Carbon Code is a voluntary standard that would provide certification to forest projects for the carbon capture and stored. This...

The World Bank | 8 years 11 months ago

A new methodology for quantifying emission reductions from projects that reduce unplanned deforestation could help unlock carbon market revenues for countries and poor communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America, boosting the conservation of forests and creating new livelihoods.

The Vancouver Sun | 8 years 11 months ago

In its bid to become a "carbon neutral" government and North American climate change leader, the B.C. government has required that all government institutions, including cash-strapped school boards and health authorities, report their energy consumption and "offset" any greenhouse gas emissions by...

Climate Connect | 8 years 11 months ago

Japan has brought about changes in its Forests and Forestry Basic Plan under Forests Act (1964) with specific focus on carbon sequestration. A press release by the Ministry of Environment stated that the revision shave been made keeping in mind the diverse demands that forests are expected to meet...

Fauna-Flora International | 8 years 11 months ago

With the heat turned up on the voluntary carbon market, Zoe Ryan blogs about the huge implications of the auditing process of the Danau Siawan peat swamp forest REDD project in Kalimantan…

Face The Future | 8 years 11 months ago

Located in southwest Uganda, the Kibale National Park (KNP) is one of the last remaining tropical forest blocks in the country. It harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa and is home to at least 350 tree species. Despite the park’s ecological value...

The Age | 8 years 11 months ago

A company that specialises in forestry carbon credit projects in Asia, the Pacific Islands and Australia has collapsed. First Growth Funds which describes itself as an Australian investment company and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since December 1986, was placed in administration by its...

Trust Org | 8 years 11 months ago

The process of creating “carbon rights” – ownership of carbon stored in tropical forests – risks excluding the poor and landless who depend on forests if it is not done properly, a new briefing warns.

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September 2012 - a note by the Editor of ForestIndustries.EU: We wrote this article more than three years ago. Many significant events happened since then and a huge amount of new knowledge has been collected by the global community.



by Dr. Radut