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Issue date: 
24th November 2011

Meru and Nanyuki - building a sustainable future with carbon finance

Recently I travelled to the foothills of Mount Kenya to visit the Meru and Nanyuki Community Reforestation Project, so I and a client could meet the communities benefitting from carbon finance and project developer TIST and see the project first hand.

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21 November 2011

Beyond repair? Bank lobbies for carbon markets

As UN climate talks loom, the Bank is lobbying G20 countries to resuscitate shrinking carbon markets through controversial measures, including using public climate finance to stimulate demand and creating markets for soil and forest carbon.

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November 22, 2011

Prospect of gaining carbon credit fires private sector investment – IIED report

The prospect of gaining carbon credits by acquiring land to implement reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation REDD+ has caught the eye of the private sector.

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17 November 2011

Vitol to buy 7 million CERs worth €45 million from Burundi's first PoA

VITOL, the world's leading energy trading firm has signed a landmark agreement to forward-purchase 7 million CERs to be generated from the first-ever CDM project and Program of Activity in Burundi.

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17 November, 2011

Carbon market financing biggest factor to determine REDD+ success, says expert

The decision to finance Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, or REDD+, through the carbon market is the biggest factor that will determine the success of the global scheme that aims to slow the rate of climate change, said an expert.

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17 November 2011

REDD+: Ready to engage private investors?

IIED code: 17112IIED
Published: Nov 2011 - IIED
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Peugeot and the ONF announce the launch of the sale of carbon credits

Outside the XII Scientific and Technical Council of the Peugeot carbon sink forest and ONF (French Agency for Forest) has been developed at the University of Brasilia from 2 to 4 November and has brought together dozens of political, scientific and academic Brazilian and French, Peugeot and ONF a

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November 9 2011

Kenya’s emerging carbon trade to benefit from new regulations

Finance minister Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2009/2010 Budget mentioned that Kenya would establish a carbon trading exchange.

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November 09, 2011

Reality check: Six questions about carbon offsets

As more and more airlines, travel-related companies and websites offer carbon offsets to neutralize the impact of our day-to-day activities on the climate, people are faced with the seemingly daunting task of figuring out what offset projects are doing the most to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emis

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10 November, 2011

Mixed forestry reaction to National promises

National Party promises to adopt some of the recommendations made by the panel that reviewed the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) have been welcomed by forest owners. But they say much more policy work is needed if forestry is to achieve its potential for New Zealand.


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by Dr. Radut