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 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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Carbon Retailer Profile – AgCert

AgCert International Limited (AgCert™) is a wholly-owned AES subsidiary that produces and sells greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions.   It is a “mass producer” of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs).

Website: www.agcert.com
Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland
Project Locations: Brazil, Mexico
United Nations Approved: Yes

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Carbon offsets scheme “great” for the Monaro

THE Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI), a carbon offsets scheme that will financially reward farmers and landholders for reducing Australia’s carbon pollution, has passed the Senate this week. Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly, said the CFI was an 

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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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What are carbon credits?

In the voluntary carbon offset market, individuals and businesses purchase carbon credits on a voluntary basis in order to lower their carbon footprint, or the total amount of carbon emissions that result from their activities. Carbon offsets can 

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Encana strikes new deal with B.C.s Pacific Carbon Trust

VANCOUVER – Encana and the British Columbia governments Pacific Carbon Trust have a new deal thats expected to cut emissions from gas flaring in northeast B.C.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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Singapore: Carbon tax scheme a matter of when

For most governments, going green is clearly a matter of political correctness. But the route to achieving a cleaner, carbon-reduced environment is no easy one.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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RMGL to share revenue by selling carbon credits

GURGAON: Other than transplanting trees, the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) has decided to share the revenue generated by selling carbon credits.

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Businesses move quickly to discard banned carbon credits

Power plants and factories covered by the EU’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) used more UN-issued carbon credits to meet their emissions targets last year than ever before, analyst firm Thomson Reuters Point Carbon said this week, noting that companies could be looking to offload soon-to-be banned offset credits issued by controversial industrial gas projects.

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ANALYSIS-California faces risk in carbon gold rush -Point Carbon

Brisbane, May 2, 2011 (ABN Newswire) – Carbon Energy Limited (ASX:CNX) (PINK:CNXAF) is pleased to advise that testing of its 5 MW Power Station has commenced with the successful introduction of syngas to the first gas engine.

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Farmers need to be carbon aware

THE Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) will provide more opportunities for farmers if it is linked to an emissions trading scheme (ETS).

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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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How to price carbon dioxide emissions without scamming Canadians

Today, Im going to play Devils Advocate.

Im going to propose what I think an honest system of pricing carbon dioxide emissions would look like.

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Investors twig on to carbon

RETAIL FOREST investors are on the cusp of claiming early windfalls from carbon credits.

Although private forest owners have been selling carbon credits already

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EcomNets Announces Earth Day 2011 Release of CliMetrics Carbon Management Software (CCM)

EcomNets Announces Earth Day 2011 Release of CliMetrics Carbon Management Software (CCM)

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Taiwan readies for carbon trade scheme

The Environmental Protection Administration unveiled a set of regulations to manage Taiwans carbon emissions, paving the way for a trading platform.

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BarCap ups 2013 U.N. carbon price forecast by 10 percent

(Reuters) – Barclays Capital raised its price forecast for U.N.-backed carbon credits by 10 percent to 24 euros ($34.70) a tonne on widening spreads, analysts said in a research note on Tuesday.

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KenGen taps green energy for lucrative carbon market

KenGen has launched a bid to tap electricity from solar power as it seeks to diversify its generating sources and shake off over-dependency on hydroelectric power, which is often vulnerable to rainfall shortages.

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Emirates wins UN carbon credits for reducing emissions

The UAE has become the first nation in the GCC to earn credits from the UN for reducing carbon emissions.

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Carbon Tax

We are told that the carbon tax will be

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Camco International signs its largest carbon development agreement to date

Carbon emissions consultants Camco International Ltd (LON:CAO) said it signed its largest ever carbon development agreement, with Huaneng Renewables Corporation Ltd.

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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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Kenya opens Africa’s first carbon exchange

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya opened Africa’s first climate exchange platform on Thursday, expected to unlock trade in carbon credits on the continent and benefit small scale projects.

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Farm carbon credit initiative panned

RIO TINTO, Woodside and other major emitters are putting pressure on the federal government to change the rules for its agricultural carbon credit scheme to make it easier for them to meet their future carbon liabilities.

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Congo community to use carbon payments to put kids through school

KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) March 8, 2011 /African Press Organization/ — A small community in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that decided to replant its degraded forest is ensuring education for hundreds of children and providing basic health care services

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