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May 15, 2012

Guayna's GRIF - What happens to the money?

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1 April 2012

Nigeria: Nation Gets U.S.$4 Million Grant From UN-REDD

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27th February 2012

Safeguarding REDD+ Finance: Ensuring transparent and accountable international financial flows

Funding forest protection in developing countries poses numerous financial risks: from inefficient allocation through to mismanagement of funds, misappropriation and corruption.

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02 Mar, 2012

UN support for soil carbon

THE United Nations has thrown its support behind soil carbon, but Australian attempts to create a market mechanism to reward the building of soil carbon reserves are still mired in complexity.

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Feb 22, 2012

Bunge Buys Climate Change Capital After C02 Prices Plunge

Bunge Ltd. (BG), the world’s second- largest oilseed processor, won approval to acquire Climate Change Capital, a London fund manager that manages the world’s largest private-sector carbon fund, after C02 prices slumped to a record.

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A deep dive into climate finance

What does climate finance really mean? Do we mean dedicated funds mobilized by donors in the carbon market, or do we mean funds actually used for mitigation and adaptation action?

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February 15, 2012

California cap-and-trade law spurs U.S. forest carbon projects

Now that California's carbon market has arrived, an Australian-based company that specializes in forest carbon offsets has jump started two forest projects with private landowners in the western U.S. The new company, Forest Carbon Partners, will make the projects available as carbon offsets for California polluters.

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February 11, 2012

Irish finance bill ‘opens door to forest bonds’

Ireland has become the first country in the world to recognise forest carbon credits in its tax regime – paving the way for the issuance of forest bonds, according to a leading banker.

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02 February 2012

GRIF funds disbursement awaiting agreement on projects

THE Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) will not be available for disbursal until the Government of Guyana and its partners -- the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) --

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27 January 2012

UK invests £110m in IFC climate funds

The UK government has invested £110 million ($157 million) into two new commercial funds, aiming to leverage in at least £3 billion of private capital for green investments in developing countries.


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