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People Com CN | 14 years 2 months ago

Though opinions were still poles asunder, participants at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue emerged from three days of discussion which ended Tuesday with guarded optimism. They based their optimism on hopes of reviving stalled debate and rekindling practical cooperation among those who attended...

Carbon Positive | 14 years 2 months ago

A number of environmental groups have combined in opposition to the post-Copenhagen process aiming to fast track the international REDD+ initiative. Led by France and Norway, the so-called Paris-Oslo process sees developed and developing countries attempting to push on with a global REDD...

Carbon Positive | 14 years 2 months ago

A group of climate policy researchers has proposed an international registry be set up to coordinate the disparate efforts toward a global REDD+ mechanism. The Technical Working Group on the Institutional Architecture for Climate Finance says such a body is needed to harmonise the wide range of...

Reuters | 14 years 2 months ago

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.

IPS News | 14 years 2 months ago

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, Apr 27 (IPS) - The UN-led global initiative to use forest conservation as a way to offset greenhouse gas emissions heated things up at the people's summit against climate change in Bolivia. In the end, the participants reached a consensus - and rejected the plan.

Pambazuka News | 14 years 2 months ago

All carbon is not created equal: One ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated in New York from several McDonalds burgers, for instance, clocking in at 16kg per 1kg of meat, is not the equivalent of one ton of CO2 emitted in a country like South Africa, where energy generated from coal provides...

UN REDD Newsletter 7 | 14 years 2 months ago

REDD+ Country Progress… In Their Own Words At the recent Policy Board meeting in Nairobi, country representatives, Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society organizations, and donors spoke to the UN-REDD Programme about their commitment to REDD+ readiness and the value of their...

GRIST | 14 years 3 months ago

  In the ongoing negotiations over the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman bill, different polluters are clamoring for cash to compensate them for not fouling the atmosphere quite so much. One of their targets: the legislation's set-aside funds for reducing tropical deforestation, which is responsible for at...

Resources for the Future | 14 years 3 months ago

  Consumers. Households. Citizens. Loyal subjects. The American people. The emergence of cap and dividend as a key piece of the Senate climate debate—either as a stand-alone bill or more likely a core principle of the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman process—can be directly traced to increasing awareness...

REDD Monitor | 14 years 3 months ago

The European Commission will tomorrow state that it is opposed to the inclusion of forest-based carbon credits in the ETS, in a wide-ranging Communication on deforestation and how the European community plans to deal with it. The Communication will say that the aim should be to reduce...

Carbon Positive | 14 years 3 months ago

How does carbon trading work? Does it really help tackle climate change? Isn’t it all just smoke and mirrors? Is the Kyoto Protocol doing any good? These and similar questions are increasingly being asked as the evidence for global warming mounts, scientists tell us more of dramatic climatic...

Carbon Finance | 14 years 3 months ago

Expectations that forest-based carbon credits will be eligible for use in future compliance regimes could boost the market, according to Ecosystem Marketplace. Many current deals for forestry credits are being completed on a pre-compliance basis due to expectations that US or international...

Carbon Positive | 14 years 3 months ago

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...

Ecosystem Marketplace | 14 years 3 months ago

On March 29th, 2006, the World Bank convened a group of policymakers to review options for including forestry credits in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). Toby Janson-Smith, Director of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance, gives the Ecosystem Marketplace an...

Carbon Positive | 14 years 3 months ago

Time is now short for forestry projects to deliver any worthwhile volume of carbon credits to the CER market by 2012. While the bottlenecks that have held back the afforestation and reforestation (A/R) sector in Kyoto’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are now mostly resolved, it may be too...

Green Biz | 14 years 3 months ago

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...

Mongabay | 14 years 3 months ago

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) has been widely lauded as a mechanism that could fund forest conservation and poverty alleviation efforts while fighting climate change. At the December U.N. climate meeting in Bali, delegates agreed to include REDD in future...

Carbon Positive | 14 years 3 months ago

Tree-planting activities - reforestation and afforestation - have come in for criticism in recent times, giving rise to a debate over whether planting new forests in order to combat climate change is worthwhile, and whether it can be accurately reflected in a system of economic credits. The...

Climate-L | 14 years 3 months ago

  March 2010: Global Witness, a non-governmental organization (NGO) representing civil society on the UN-REDD Policy Board, has submitted an assessment of the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Readiness-Preparation Proposals (R-PPs) and Joint Program Documents (JPDs) of the...

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