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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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Kenya opens Carbon exchange for Africans to earn dividends

Nairobi. Kenya opened Africas first carbon exchange last week that will make it easier to trade carbon credits resulting from green energy projects and afforestation.

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  • Published: Sep 22nd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Congo among nations advancing on forest carbon

OSLO (Reuters) – Nations including Democratic Republic of Congo are making surprise progress towards taking part in a $200 million project for slowing deforestation from late 2010, World Bank experts said.

They also said Latin America, with forested nations around the Amazon, had strong incentives to take part since most of the continent’s greenhouse gas emissions came from deforestation and shifts in land use, rather than use of fossil fuels.

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  • Published: Sep 21st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Eskom in carbon credits deal

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Electricity parastatal Eskom signed its first Emission Credits Purchase Agreement (ECPA) with European bank BNP Paribas in Johannesburg on Thursday.

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  • Published: Sep 19th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Namibians not to pay SA carbon tax – by Desie Heita

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  • Published: Sep 16th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Carbon imperialism devastating Africa

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For five centuries, Africa has suffered at the hands of the West. Starting with the slave trade, through the colonial era, to todays neoliberal global economy, the development of industrial capitalism in the West has come at a terrible price paid by Africans.

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  • Published: Sep 11th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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LG in ambitious plan to cut its carbon emissions

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As electronic manufacturing companies strive to reduce their carbon footprint in their productions, LG Electronics has sets its agenda to cut down its carbon emissions by 150,000 tonnes by 2020.

According to regional marketing manager East Africa George Mudhune the solar industry cluster has been organised within the group and is achieving rising integration in the solar power industry:

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  • Published: Aug 16th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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SA government backs Carbon tax

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Deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe on Tuesday defended a carbon tax that seeks to “green” the South African economy.

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  • Published: Aug 14th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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South Africa Limits Carbon Tax Exemptions

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South Africas National Treasury has refused to allow certain vehicles to be exempted from its reform of the excise duty on motor vehicles, which will now include a carbon emissions component.

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  • Published: Aug 14th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Treasury ready for September 1 introduction of new passenger-vehicle carbon tax

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The green tax to be placed on passenger cars from September 1 is expected to earn the national fiscus R450-million in the 2010/11 financial year, says National Treasury spokesperson Jabulani Sikhakhane.

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  • Published: Aug 13th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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State puts cart before horse on vehicle carbon tax

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The way the government is introducing a carbon dioxide emissions tax on new cars is unfair on consumers and looks like a revenue-raising fiscal intervention rather than one aimed at equitably limiting harm caused to the environment.

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  • Published: Aug 12th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Minibus taxis will be exempt for the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions tax to be raised on passenger vehicles and double-cab and small pick-ups from September 1, with the jury still out on large single-cab pick-ups, often used as company workhorses within various sectors of the economy.

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  • Published: Aug 8th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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South Africa: Treasury to Propose Carbon Tax at Source

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Johannesburg THE Treasury is considering a proposal to introduce a carbon tax at source, probably of about R100 per ton, according to industry sources.

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  • Published: Jul 29th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Africa looks to vast forests for carbon credits

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They inhabit a polluted part of Ivory Coast’s main city with few jobs and a swelling population, but residents of Abidjan’s slums have a rare respite: a stretch of pristine rainforest.

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Press Release: International Funds for Low Carbon Technologies Poised to Facilitate Financing of Clean Energy Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, Says Frost & Sullivan

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 19

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  • Published: Jun 30th, 2010
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Any future carbon taxes should be revenue neutral,

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The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has made a call for any further carbon taxes that may be introduced in South Africa to be revenue neutral.

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  • Published: May 1st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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View: Eskom seeks Medupi carbon credits

ESKOM wants to apply for carbon credits for Medupi, its planned coal- fired power station in Limpopo, under the United Nations (UN) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme, in a move sure to inflame environmental sensibilities.

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  • Published: Apr 23rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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South Africas first carbon dioxide refrigeration plant commissioned

The first supermarket-based carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigeration plant has been commissioned in South Africa, at a Woolworths store north of Johannesburg, and is delivering encouraging efficiency.

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Ghana, others benefit from $40b Asia low carbon initiative

Ghana and some other developing countries will benefit from a $40 billion Asia low carbon initiative to manage their forest resources.

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  • Published: Mar 17th, 2010
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Several CDM projects underway in Africa

At Africa Carbon Forum foundations were laid for a substantially increased African involvement in CDM projects. CDM projects promote sustainable development and economic growth in African countries. More than 1000 people from the private and public sector in African and other countries took part in Africa Carbon Forum, held in Nairobi, 3 – 5 March.

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  • Published: Mar 9th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Africa’s carbon market projects expanding

Africa has over 120 carbon market projects that are either up and running or in the pipeline in areas ranging from wind power to forestry schemes.

A new assessment published Wednesday shows that however, in comparison to the rest of the world, the continent is still lagging behind, with the potential for clean and green energy largely under-exploited while growth in Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects under the Kyoto Protocol remains uneven.

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  • Published: Mar 1st, 2010
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Event : SECOND ALL-AFRICA CARBON FORUM TO BE HELD IN NAIROBI, KENYA ON 3

Conference, Trade Fair and Capacity Development to build on CDM gains on continent IETA, UNEP, UNDP, WB, UNITAR, UNCTAD AfDB and UNFCCC

The programme is set and the list of participants is growing fast for the second all-Africa Carbon Forum, set to take place at the United Nations Gigiri complex in Nairobi, Kenya, 3

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Bottom-Up Approach Offers Hope for CDM in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Africa has so far failed to harness the opportunities for sustainable development offered by the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism, but First Climate’s Durando Ndongsok says it doesn’t have to be that way. He offers a recipe for success post-2012

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Africa boycott UN climate talks, demands CO2 cuts

* Meetings cancelled at Barcelona talks

* African nations demand cuts in emissions by rich

BARCELONA, Spain, Nov 3 (Reuters) – African nations boycotted U.N. climate talks on Tuesday in a protest to urge rich countries to set deeper 2020 cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Carbon Manna Africa Ltd. Announces Collaboration With the Town of Kogelo, Kenya — the Ancestral Home of President Barack Obama

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Mama Sarah Obama Welcomes Introduction of the Cell-Phone-Based Carbon Manna(SM) System to Kogelo to Address Copenhagen Consensus Challenges
SAN DIEGO, CA and KOGELO, KENYA–(Marketwire – October 27, 2009) – Carbon Manna Unlimited in San Diego, California, a non-profit standards-setting organization popularizing the world’s first form of non-debt-based microfinance — the highly-scalable, cell-phone-based Carbon Micro-PROFIT-Sharing system — announced today an exclusive agreement between its affiliate, Carbon Manna Africa Ltd. (Nairobi, Kenya), and the Kogelo Community Development Foundation (KCDF) in Kogelo, Kenya. Kogelo is the childhood hometown of U.S. President Barack Obama’s late father. Carbon Manna Africa and KCDF will jointly utilize the sustainable Carbon Manna(SM) Micro-PROFIT-Sharing System to address various healthcare, nutrition and education challenges common to the Developing World as enumerated in the Copenhagen Consensus.

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