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Certification of Forest Carbon Methodologies

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25 March 2011

PUMA purchases VCS certified REDD forestry credits

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February 18, 2011

Voluntary Carbon Fills Compliance Void

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February 8, 2011

Kenyan Carbon Project Earns First-Ever Voluntary REDD Credits

The US-based conservation consultancy Wildlife Works Carbon won the race to issue the world’s first offset credits for the voluntary carbon market from a project designed to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

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January 13, 2011

VCS Approves Fourth REDD Methodology

Thursday 13 January 2011 – WASHINGTON – A new methodology for crediting projects that reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) was approved for use under the VCS Program Thursday. Developed by environmental consultancy Wildlife Works Carbon, the methodology is the fourth new REDD methodology approved by VCS.

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November 2010

Building Forest Carbon Projects

Developing forest carbon projects is complex and often daunting for project proponents, whether they are from the private sector, civil society organizations or government agencies.

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December 20, 2010

Contracting for Carbon

Forest carbon payments – payments for restoring or planting forest, or for preventing forest degradation or deforestation – can help to prevent and reverse forest loss.

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18 Dec 2010

Carbon offset markets: How do they work?

The market for carbon as a traded commodity consists of two main sectors:

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December 6, 2010

Debunking the Myths of a REDD+ Market

A binding deal on the REDD+ scheme to conserve the world’s forests has never been so close. How to finance REDD+ is still under debate, but experts in Cancun have reiterated that a combination of financing mechanisms will be needed to ensure adequate REDD+ funding.

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December 9th, 2010

REDD+: The movement towards voluntary markets, and sub-national action.

The heavy interest in REDD+ projects is palpable here in Cancun.  What is not so evident is that the compliance markets are going to be ready to move the REDD+ agenda forward.  Even if an agreement comes out of this COP, it will effectively be authorizing the technical working groups to begin

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December 03, 2010

Terra Global Capital’s VCS Mosaic REDD Methodology is First to Complete Dual Validation

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) has approved the first Mosaic REDD methodology after it successfully completed the dual validation process.


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by Dr. Radut