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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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February 14, 2012

UN and KPMG Prod Corporate Leaders on Sustainability

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged corporate leaders to back up their words about sustainable business practices with concrete actions at a KPMG-sponsored conference on sustainability.

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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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09 February 2012

Govt spends half of climate funds

Dar es Salaam. Tanzania has only spent half of Norwegian funds on Reduced Deforestation and Land Degradation (REDD), the ambassador of Norway, Ms Ingunn Klepsvik has said.Speaking to The Citizen recently, Ms Klepsvik said despite halfway expenditure on Norwegian REDD funds, the country has performed well in terms of preparedness in absorbing REDD funds in the future.

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Feb 6, 2012

Spain Needs $466 Million in Carbon Credits to Meet Kyoto Limit

Spain may need to buy at least 355 million euros ($466 million) of carbon emissions permits to meet its obligations under the Kyoto Pr

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6 February 2012

Tanzania: Country to Benefit From U.S.$500 Million Climate Funds

Tanzania is among countries that would benefit from funds donated by Norway to finance projects that aim at reducing the effects of climate change.Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD).


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by Dr. Radut