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Feb 22, 2012

South Africa to introduce carbon tax

(Reuters)- South Africa is looking to introduce a carbon tax next year to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, although nearly two-thirds of emissions will be tax-exempt until 2020 to lessen the impact on industry, the treasury said on Wednesday.

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Feb 22, 2012

Bunge Buys Climate Change Capital After C02 Prices Plunge

Bunge Ltd. (BG), the world’s second- largest oilseed processor, won approval to acquire Climate Change Capital, a London fund manager that manages the world’s largest private-sector carbon fund, after C02 prices slumped to a record.

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February 13, 2012

Uncertainties cloud state's carbon offset opportunities

ANDERSON, Calif. - Forestry's recognition as a carbon-friendly industry could provide lucrative opportunities for timberland owners in the emerging world of carbon credits.

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February 14, 2012

Tasmanian forest deal on the rocks

TONY EASTLEY: When the Prime Minister and the Tasmanian Premier signed a forestry agreement last year it appeared that an end was in sight to the protracted and bitter Tasmanian forestry debate.

This morning however the deal would appear to be in tatters.

Felicity Ogilvie reports from Hobart.

FELICITY OGILVIE: The timber company Ta Ann's announcement that it will cut up 40 jobs as a result of environmental groups lobbying against it has thrown the Tasmanian forest peace deal into disarray.

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February 16th, 2012

COP 17 Durban: Key outcomes for REDD+ and ClearSky Climate Solutions

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A deep dive into climate finance

What does climate finance really mean? Do we mean dedicated funds mobilized by donors in the carbon market, or do we mean funds actually used for mitigation and adaptation action?

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February 15, 2012

California cap-and-trade law spurs U.S. forest carbon projects

Now that California's carbon market has arrived, an Australian-based company that specializes in forest carbon offsets has jump started two forest projects with private landowners in the western U.S. The new company, Forest Carbon Partners, will make the projects available as carbon offsets for California polluters.

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February 10, 2012

Cash in on carbon: Timber firms can harvest profits from greenhouse gas initiative

California's call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 means new revenue for timber landowners willing to play the carbon-offset market.

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February 11, 2012

Irish finance bill ‘opens door to forest bonds’

Ireland has become the first country in the world to recognise forest carbon credits in its tax regime – paving the way for the issuance of forest bonds, according to a leading banker.

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27 January 2012

UK invests £110m in IFC climate funds

The UK government has invested £110 million ($157 million) into two new commercial funds, aiming to leverage in at least £3 billion of private capital for green investments in developing countries.


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