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May 13, 2010

European CO2 traders cautiously welcome U.S. bill

(Reuters) - A U.S. Senate climate bill, unveiled on Wednesday, has garnered general support from European carbon market players, though some have raised concerns over a few components of the proposed legislation.

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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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30 April 2010

AAU carbon trade drying up

The international market for AAU carbon allowances is drying up, according to a leading carbon analyst. The trade in government-level Kyoto carbon credits is winding down after numerous sales from eastern European nations holding surpluses to Japan, Norway and EU nations to help them meet their Kyoto targets.

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May 13, 2010

Investors wary of "green" forestry

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - Forests have a growing value as a result of climate policies, but the complexity of carbon markets coupled with the effects of the financial crisis are deterring investment, investors and analysts said in London on Thursday.

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May 4, 2010

EcoSecurities: Forest carbon offsetting report 2010

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April 30, 2010

Sandor Exits CO2 Trade, Sells Climate Exchange to ICE (Update3)

(Updates with Sandor comment in third, 14th and 15th paragraphs.)

By Mathew Carr and Simon Lomax

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May 5th, 2010

Kenya Turns to Carbon Trade in a Bid to Curb Climate Change

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has  said the country is keen to partner with investment bankers to promote trading in carbon markets and  ensure the rehabilitation of the Mau and other threatened forests in the country.

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April 29, 2010

Economic woes may damage moves to slow deforestation

KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA, April 29 (Reuters) - Growing economic pain may increasingly force consumers to turn to palm oil, one of the cheapest cooking oils, a move that could scupper nascent plans to slow deforestation in Southeast Asia.

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April 15, 2010

Will Forest Carbon Markets Thrive, or Get Lost in the Woods?

For thousands of years, we have been planting and growing trees without difficulty. It’s simple, and forest carbon business strategy can be, too. In fact, it’s core to what I’m trying to teach the MBA/MS students in my course at the Erb Institute this semester: If the world’s best available technology for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is employing the natural photosynthetic capacity of natural forest management, we can too.

But in many ways, we are all unable to see the forests for the trees.


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