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June 6, 2010

Carbon sink plans sunk by stalling of emission plan

TREE-planting schemes and other carbon-offset projects could be abandoned by organisations at the end of the month, another casualty of the federal government's delayed emissions trading scheme.

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June 4, 2010

Land grabs meet climate policy

Very interested to see the news today that City of London police have “arrested the director of a Merseyside-based business in connection with an alleged plan to pay Liberian officials $2.5m (£1.7m) in connection

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June 3, 2010

Domestic Offsets in the American Power Act: Preserving the Integrity?

NRDC staff have posted assessments of a number of key elements of the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act discussion draft.

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24 May 2010

First forest carbon improvement plan approved

US environmental consultancy EcoTrust has won approval for the first carbon offset project methodology in improved forest management (IFM) under the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS). IFM is a relatively new field of carbon crediting activity taking on heightened importance following the widening of the international REDD initiative on deforestation to include forest restoration and sustainable forest management - so called REDD-plus.  

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May 11, 2010

The Carbon Hunters

The Carbon Hunters was reported by Mark Schapiro, produced by Andres Cediel & co-produced by Daniela Broitman.

In a remote corner of Brazil's Atlantic coast, they say time is a fiction. This ancient forest is seemingly unspoiled by modern life -- beyond the reach of men, machines, and markets.

But a closer look reveals something very different happening here.

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May - 19 - 2010

Does Carbon Trading Damage Forests?

The World Bank is so concerned about the lack of forests remaining in the small country of Armenia that they have warned that it could one day become a desert.

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Saturday, 30 August 2008

Forest carbon standards: Full rundown

Over the past two years, the voluntary carbon market space has grown and changed rapidly. Independent assessment of carbon projects is now a must for any project developer or retailer of carbon offsets. An array of third-party audit standards has emerged to support the validation of projects and the verification of their emissions reductions for the creation of carbon credits.

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March 2010

New report from Focus on the Global South: Carbon Offsets & Climate Finance in India


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28 March 2010

Nestle Waters (Vittel): Carbon offsetting programmes in Peru

Nestle Waters France wants to offset emissions from its factories in the west by buying trees in a rainforest thousands of miles away..

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Thursday, 25 February 2010

New Zealand leads on forest carbon

While cap-and-trade legislation stalls in the US and Australia, Copenhagen’s limited progress holds back REDD, and the inflexibilities of the Kyoto Protocol’s CDM keeps a lid on reforestation act


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by Dr. Radut