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Programs for Climate Action get underway with $400 m for forests and $300 m for renewables

New Delhi: A $100 million pledge from the Government of Japan has helped to secure the funding base and launch the operational phase of two new climate programs supporting forest management and renewable energy investments in developing countries.

POST Copenhagen: state of affairs in Mid January 2010

January 21, 2010: Copenhagen deal falters as just 20 countries of 192 sign up to declare their global warming strategies

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January 13, 2010

Interview with Tuvalu Climate Negotiator Ian Fry

Ian Fry, the chief climate change negotiator for Tuvalu, fought on behalf of low-lying island nations during the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, last month.

REDD for Dummies

TREES are one of the most efficient systems of carbon capture and storage on the planet. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen, locking the carbon into their roots, trunk, branches, twigs and leaves and the soil. They are so good at this that about 20% of the greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere can be attributed to deforestation. In the run-up to the climate talks in Copenhagen in December, bright minds around the world are negotiating a formal scheme for reducing the loss of trees as a way of lowering the world’s carbon emissions.

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December 21, 2009

South American Environmental Trusts Join Columbia Center to Create Amazon Forest Carbon Credits

Five environmental trust funds in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have joined with Columbia University’s Center for Environment, Economy, and Society to establish the Amazon Forest Carbon Partnership, a collaboration to reduce carbon emissions and provide an economic alternative for forest dwelling communities and commercial enterprises in the Amazon. The issue of forest carbon credit, in which wealthy countries offset their emissions by compensating land holders for preserving forests, was a core point of negotiations at the global climate summit in Copenhagen.
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December 21, 2009

Do they think we are all idiots?

Falling carbon price could result in higher bills, energy firms warn

Climate change has no time for delay or denial

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December 17, 2009

Climate summit closed to civil society, but remains open to big business

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December 15, 2009

The US discovers forest markets...

Defining how a forest can generate carbon credits could be the one landmark agreement coming out of the UN climate talks in Copenhagen.

Carbon Capitalists Warming to Climate Market Using Derivatives



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