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29 January 2013

‘Carbon credit rules for forestry projects should be made simpler’

The carbon credit rules for forestry projects should be made simpler, said the director general of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) Dr VK Bahuguna while chairing the surveillance audit of ICFRE-Designated Operational Entity (DOE) in Dehradun on Monday.

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Carbon benefits going up in smoke?

The collapsing price of carbon has left investors feeling conned and forest owners warning of deforestation.

They have seen the value of their investments plummet as the carbon price has sunk from $25 a tonne to less than $3.

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November 12, 2012

Warning of mass deforestation after govt's Kyoto pull-out

A warning of mass deforestation, now that the Government is walking away from the Kyoto Protocol.

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser says as of next year New Zealand will align climate change efforts with countries that are collectively responsible for 85 percent of global emissions.

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Domestic timber demand on the rise in Brazil

Research has shown that domestic demand for timber in Brazil is on the rise, along with costs.

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October 22, 2012

SCS Validates the Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Carbon Offset Project Under Verified Carbon Standard

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October 16, 2012

UN emissions credits sink to record low as demand wilts

United Nations Certified Emission Reductions dropped to their lowest ever as German power for 2013 fell to a record amid Europe’s continued debt crisis.

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Oct 16, 2012

First Community-Based Mosaic REDD+ Project in Asia Awarded VCS and CCB Validation

The Oddar Meanchey REDD+ project in Cambodia has achieved successful dual validation under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standard.

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02 October 2012

California's forest protocol outpaces EU's LULUCF plans

Editors note - you might consider to read that article first:  EU seeks tighter CO2 grip on farms, forests -draft

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October 01, 2012

Voluntary CO2 offset prices hold up despite crumbling CERs

Voluntary carbon credits, once castigated as the black sheep of the global emissions markets, are now worth double U.N.-backed units as demand from corporate buyers seeking more than mere emission cuts from their investment has increased.

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July 05, 2012

Forestry carbon farming stunted by ETS decision

Changes to the emissions trading scheme will stop investment in one of New Zealand's most important sources of future carbon emissions reduction - forestry "carbon farming", says Carbon Farm chief executive Murray McClintock.


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