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Issue date: 
December 3, 2009

Carbon trading situation at Q4/2009

The agreement achieved at the Copenhagen climate summit leaves business leaders around the world close to where they began, facing uncertainty about how environmental policy will affect their costs and decisions about investments.

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December 16, 2009

U.S. joins $3.5 bln scheme to fight deforestation

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The United States has pledged $1 billion as part of a $3.5 billion scheme as initial financing toward slowing deforestation, a major contributor to climate change, a U.S. government statement said on Wednesday.

Issue date: 
December 3, 2009

As emissions increase, carbon 'sinks' get clogged

World's oceans, forests becoming less able to absorb CO2

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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.

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December 15, 2009

Forests and indigenous peoples 'left vulnerable in final text'

COPENHAGEN 2009: THE FINAL draft of a deal on curbing carbon emissions from deforestation has been stripped of any real protection for natural forests or indigenous peoples who have looked after them for cen

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December 10, 2009

Is NYT understanding LULUCF?

At this week's global climate talks, some rich nations are prepared to urge more lenient accounting practices to hide a portion of their fossil fuel carbon emissions using their trees, environmentalists say.

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December 11, 2009

How much money is needed to stop deforestation?

A global policy to preserve forests and limit carbon dioxide emissions will likely be folded into a draft text this week at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Who where the top REDD negotiators at Copenhagen?

Destruction of forests — burning or cutting trees to clear land for plantations or cattle ranches — is thought to account for about 20 percent of global emissions. That's as much carbon dioxide as all the world's cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships combined.

New model for climate funding - The Mexican-Norwegian Proposal

Norway and Mexico launch a joint model to provide predictable funding for climate actions in developing countries, starting in 2013.

Issue date: 
December 14, 2009

RAPP, REDD and indigenous people

Carbon offset schemes like REDD have been a big part of the Copenhagen negotiations so far, but in practice they can go horribly wrong, reports Angela Dewan


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