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2010-02-02 20:53:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The carbon development market is riding high, having achieved $126 billion worth of transactions in 2008, almost double its value in 2007. By the end of the first commitment phase in 2012, countries all over the world are expected to have reduced 2.7 billion tons of carbon emissions. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.environmental.frost.com), CDM - Strategic Analysis for Growth...

2010-01-22 13:05:22

Unclear land rights, corruption threaten to undermine success of promised REDD funds As environmental and political leaders struggle to determine how to move forward from the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, a new report by an international coalition of top forest organizations warns that the failure to set legal standards and safeguards for a mechanism to transfer funds to forest-rich nations may trigger a sharp rise in speculation and corruption, placing unprecedented pressures...

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2010-01-14 11:35:21

Scientists are reporting that "biochar" "” a material that the Amazonian Indians used to enhance soil fertility centuries ago "” has potential in the modern world to help slow global climate change. Mass production of biochar could capture and sock away carbon that otherwise would wind up in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas. Their report appears in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a bi-weekly journal. Kelli Roberts and colleagues note that...

2009-12-17 14:28:42

An agreement in Copenhagen to fund reduced emissions from deforestation may generate multiple environmental and economic benefits if investments simultaneously target sites that are both carbon and biodiversity-rich. But the new report, published today in the journal Conservation Letters, also warns of challenges in countries such as Brazil and parts of East Africa unless safeguards are followed. This is because funding Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) might...

2009-12-17 08:15:00

MIAMI, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the Copenhagen Climate Summit's call for innovative environmental solutions, a pioneering program was launched today to allow law firm clients to pay legal fees with carbon credits. Carbon credits are units that can offset a company's carbon footprint. One carbon credit is equal to one ton of carbon dioxide. The credits, which can be bought and sold in international markets, have gained significant traction as a legitimate currency to transact...

2009-12-14 05:00:00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, England and LAS VEGAS, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carbon Reducer Industries UK Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: CARN) has confirmed and placed purchase orders to Carbon Credits International Inc. for several ProReducer power optimisation units that will be distributed for trial periods over a variety of locations throughout the UK which will include government and private car parks, multi story car parks and shopping malls. Then to expand sales to government schools and...

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2009-12-11 11:05:00

Nation's Forests and Soils Store Equivalent of 50 Years of U.S. CO2 Emissions The first phase of a groundbreaking national assessment estimates that U.S. forests and soils could remove additional quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere as a means to mitigate climate change. The lower 48 states in the U.S. hypothetically have the potential to store an additional 3-7 billion metric tons of carbon in forests, if agricultural lands were to be used for planting forests. This...

2009-12-10 12:31:37

Call for a Focus on Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses Disagreement over what constitutes a forest could undermine an agreement to protect forests, which is expected to be one of the bright spots at the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen, according to an analysis by the Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins. While negotiators are struggling to reach consensus in many areas, there is widespread optimism that the conference will produce a framework...

2009-12-09 17:47:59

Payments for REDD could shift power from agents of forest destruction to proponents of protection, says report An agreement at this week's UN Climate Change talks in Copenhagen to cut carbon emissions by paying developing countries to maintain their forests has the potential to reverse the decline in the world's forests, according to a comprehensive analysis of national policy options to reduce deforestation released today by CIFOR, the Center for International Forestry Research. The 400-page...

2009-12-03 16:10:21

Forest dwellers must be included in the design of the upcoming forest deal at Copenhagen in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis, according to a scientist at the University of Leeds. Writing today in Nature, Dr Simon Lewis argues that at least 50% of the carbon credit payments to be agreed at Copenhagen, known as REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degredation), should be made to forest dwellers directly, and their property rights assured. "There is the potential here for...


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