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Carbon offset projects ‘having positive impact’

Voluntary offset markets function outside of the compliance markets and enable companies and individuals to purchase carbon offsets on a voluntary basis. The primary purpose of undertaking carbon projects– whether compliance or voluntary– is to 

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Virgin-LanzaTech tie-up to produce low carbon fuel

The low-carbon aviation fuel, which will be produced in India, is claimed to have half the carbon footprint of standard fossil fuel. Virgin Atlantic was the first airline to fly a plane on bio-fuel in February 2008. PTI “India, which is amongst the ..

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Carbon Retirement – the future of offsetting?

Critics have also branded carbon offsets simply a mandate for polluters to continue polluting and questioned whether the stated benefits from some projects, most notably forestry and HFC gas schemes, are quite as significant as they seem. 

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International News: Australia Carbon Farming; Japan Feed-In Tariff; German …

 the world’s first nationwide system for the creation and trade of carbon credits by its farming and forestry industries. The Carbon Farming Initiative will allow farmers and investors to generate tradeable carbon offsets from agricultural projects. 

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Compostable Biobags Have Higher Carbon Footprint, Report Says

Non-biodegradable bioplastics have a smaller carbon footprint than those that are designed to decompose, according to a white paper by UK firm Biome Bioplastics. Bioplastics: an important component of global sustainability uses figures from Brazilian 

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Investigation: Green travel still has a way to go

Although some merely pay lip service to the concept, there is growing evidence that the industry wants to reduce its carbon footprint. So what can individual travellers do to make responsible environmental choices? The answer is quite a lot, 

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How has Google Managed to be a Carbon Neutral Company since 2007?

“…the carbon footprint of your life on Google is zero,” said Urs Hoelzle, Senior Vice President of Google’s Technical Infrastructure Department. Despite the fact that Google’s data centers around the world, which run the services for Gmail, 

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Do Trees Grow on Money?

 boosted by a huge dose of carbon offsets from industry in wealthy nations. An offset-based REDD will allow those who protect forests to earn carbon credits – financial rewards based on the amount of CO 2 a forest can store and a market-derived 

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SA needs to cut carbon emissions

South Africa needs to find ways to cut carbon emissions in producing electricity to comply with the potential outcomes of COP17 later this year.

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Turkey needs new low-carbon economy model

Turkey needs alternative finance models to integrate into the green economy while decreasing carbon emission and implementing international requirements, said the head of the Turkish Industry and Business Association, or TÜSİAD, during a meeting in Istanbul on Thursday.

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Rainforest families to reap benefits of carbon market

Located on the Colombia-Panama border in the Sierra del Darien, the initiative involves around 1,000 Afro-Colombian, mestizo and indigenous families. The monies will be received from the emerging voluntary carbon market and the community plan to dedicate it to five main investment areas: local forest governance; income generating projects (e.g. ecotourism and chocolate growing); forest monitoring; reforestation; and, improved logging practices.

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Environmental expert gives advice to reduce carbon footprint

“Reduce, reduce, reduce.”

That was the message Alison Gannett had for 50 attendees at a conference about combating global warming at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on Sunday.

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How We Outsource Carbon Emissions

When it comes to greenhouse gases, its not what we make, its what we consume. The Economist recently published the results of a paper that was in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggesting that the developed countries are responsible for an even larger amount of greenhouse gases than we thought. While it looks like the developed world has been cutting emissions, in fact we have simply been shifting them to the developing world.

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Munich 2018 Shares Vision Of Carbon-Neutral Games At World Conference

A delegation from Munich 2018 is attending the 9th World Conference on Sport and the Environment in Doha to promote its bid.

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To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, Ride The Bus

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) – To put yourself on the road to preserving the ecology and your own economy, it may pay to take the bus.

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Carbon accounting system is mad as a hatter

If there was a pub where you could drink your fill and leave the hangover with the landlord, would you go there? Idle dreaming, but this is the deal in the world of carbon accounting, where responsibility is shared out among countries, and targets set for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Carbon Fee and Dividend: to Spur Job Creation, Industrial Boom

The conventional wisdom on carbon emissions is that we must emit ever more carbon dioxide, if we are to continue to be prosperous. This is a blatant falsehood rooted in 18th-century thinking about the nature of energy. The conventional wisdom on action to reduce carbon emissions is that it must be expensive, harmful to the economy, and result in less productive power generation. This is a blatant falsehood based on the outmoded idea that combustion is the most favorable way to harvest energy.

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Low-Carbon Economy Will Require Public-Private Cooperation: GE CEO

Business leaders have emphasized the need for collaboration with emerging-market governments and community groups to address the environmental challenges facing the world.

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High-speed broadband key to cutting carbon emissions, smart cities

Broadband partnerships and a long-term approach to Green IT is vital if countries are to cut carbon emissions, according to three industry leaders.

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Low-carbon, socially aware business models key to sustainable development

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today urged businesses to transform their enterprises into low-carbon operations that are environmentally sound and benefit communities in order to remain profitable and sustainable.

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TerraPass carbon calculator reveals indirect emissions from all-electric cars

TerraPass, a company that funds projects to reduce carbon emissions, unleashed an updated carbon-footprint calculator that includes all-electric vehicle data.

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Utilities Protest Carbon Caps

Greenhouse gas rules in New Mexico just cant catch a break. After escaping Gov. Susana Martinezand demise in the Legislaturetheyre in the crosshairs of utility companies.

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‘World’s first’ carbon credit insurance launched

Underwriter Parhelion has launched what is says is the first insurance policy protecting the value of carbon credits should the projects generating them be deemed ineligible by regulatory bodies.

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Analysis: Plain truth is carbon dioxide is forever

ABOUT 55 million years ago or thereabouts the Earth warmed rather suddenly and people are beginning to think that this might tell us something about how the world might respond to all the carbon dioxide we now insist on putting in the atmosphere.

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Imports help rich nations

An increasing share of global emissions is from the production of internationally traded goods and services, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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