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Clean Development Mechanism
U.N. panel eyes ways to expand and speed carbon offsetsReuters | 14 Feb 2011
A United Nations panel will discuss this week ways to give poor countries better access to clean energy projects and clear a backlog of applications for carbon offsets, members said in a webcast on Monday.
Europe must ban flawed carbon creditsGuardian Unlimited | 17 Jan 2011
Millions of pollution permits in Europe's emissions trading scheme do very little for the environment. A vote on Friday could change that. Paying €14 for something that costs just 17 cents is clearly good business for the seller. But in the strange case of the European Union Emissions Trading...
We can transform our countryside. Put forests in the hands of the peopleGuardian Unlimited | 16 Jan 2011
A campaign to stop the government selling our woodlands misses a great chance to revolutionise their ownershipLast week, I received an email from the campaigning group 38 Degrees imploring me to sign a petition to "Save Our Forests". I studied forestry at university and I love forests. I love the...
U.S. says financing core part of Cancun climate dealReuters | 14 Dec 2010
Despite tough economic times, rich countries must make good on short-term pledges of billions of dollars in financing to help developing countries tackle global warming, the U.S. climate envoy said.
New climate battle looms in South Africa in 2011Reuters | 13 Dec 2010
The world's governments face a new battle in South Africa in 2011 between rich and poor about slowing climate change, buoyed by some progress in Mexico but with faded hopes for a new treaty in coming years.
Forest projects inch forward despite climate talks logjamReuters | 05 Dec 2010
International projects generating voluntary carbon credits by protecting forests are slowly moving forward despite blocked U.N. climate talks, emissions markets developers said. Many delegates at the 190 nation talks that go on until December 10 at a resort in Mexico are trying to push forward a program called reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation, or REDD, because forest destruction releases up to 17 percent of mankind's carbon emissions.
The Clean Development Mechanism Takes Center Stage at COP16ClimateBiz | 04 Dec 2010
The program to allow developed countries to offset their emissions through projects in the developing world was the focus of negotiations in Cancun this week, although progress was halting as time at the conference ticked away.
U.N. panel issues 20 million carbon offsetsReuters | 27 Nov 2010
A United Nations panel overseeing trade in carbon offsets under the Kyoto Protocol decided late on Friday to issue 20 million tonnes of offsets, the information company Point Carbon reported.
Indonesia eyeing $1bn climate aid to cut down forests, says GreenpeaceGuardian Unlimited | 23 Nov 2010
Vague legal definitions may allow Indonesia to class forests as 'degraded' and 'rehabilitate' the land with palm trees and biofuel crops. Indonesia plans to class large areas of its remaining natural forests as "degraded" land in order to cut them down and receive nearly $1bn of climate aid for...
China rules out linking climate aid to transparencyReuters | 19 Nov 2010
BEIJING. China said on Friday it will not agree to any deal tying climate change aid from rich nations to its acceptance of tighter international checks of its greenhouse gas emissions, which it said will grow for some time.
EU says fulfils climate aid pledge, but is it new?Reuters | 15 Nov 2010
European governments have fulfilled a promise to deliver 2.2 billion euros ($3 billion) to help poor countries tackle climate change, EU reports show, but critics say the money might have come from rebranding existing aid pledges.
Graciela Chichilnisky's innovation: carbon capturingGuardian Unlimited | 14 Nov 2010
The "architect of the Kyoto Protocol's carbon market" regulates the Global Thermostat. There are several reasons why Graciela Chichilnisky can claim to be an innovator. She was the architect of the Kyoto Protocol's carbon market, the lead author on the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...
U.N. panel delays ruling on green rewards for coalReuters | 18 Sep 2010
A United Nations panel has delayed key decisions on a scheme meant to reward projects that cut carbon emissions in developing countries, including whether to approve a modern coal plant for such incentives.
U.N. gives CO2 auditors time to study liability planReuters | 16 Sep 2010
A United Nations panel will give clean energy project auditors three weeks to study a proposal to make them liable for over-issuing Kyoto carbon offsets, according to a webcast of a panel meeting on Thursday.
Three China HFC projects face U.N. CO2 offset probeReuters | 17 Aug 2010
LONDON (Reuters) - A UN panel will review carbon offset issuances requests by three Chinese greenhouse gas destroying projects, a UN spokeswoman said on Tuesday, a sign the most lucrative projects under the Kyoto Protocol may face more scrutiny.
Cargill and Marubeni Join Forces to Develop Offset ProjectsClimateBiz | 17 Aug 2010
Marubeni Corp. and Cargill, a food and agricultural producer and marketer, will target projects that will generate offset credits in forestry, biomass and renewable energy. The new partners will develop projects under current Kyoto and post-Kyoto frameworks for Japanese buyers.