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The methodology is being applied to a pilot project in Qinghai Province, China, which will eventually be able to deliver significant carbon offsets for a period of 10 years. FAO has sent its methodology for approval to the non-profit Verified Carbon 

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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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Australia adds opt-in rule for polluters in CO2 scheme

 carbon price,” he added, such as carbon credits from long-term tree plantations. That could benefit carbon offset firms such as Carbon Conscious (CCF.AX) and CO2 Group, (COZ.AX), the country’s main developer of tree plantations for carbon offsets

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Google Discloses Carbon Footprint, Renewable Energy Goals

But the company is among a rare breed that has spent money not just to buy carbon offsets or clean power to reduce carbon footprint, but it also has invested aggressively in advancing renewable energy technology development and deployment. 

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What Woodland Owners Should Know About Forest Carbon Offsets in the US South

Original economic analysis done by the authors suggests that under current market conditions (offset prices in the $8-$12/metric ton CO2e range), income from carbon offsetsmay be sufficient in some instances to pay property taxes or the “incremental” 

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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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  • Published: Sep 4th, 2011
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Olympics Drops Carbon-Offset Plan to Focus on U.K. Benefits

 so-called carbon offsets, or credits, which are created by funding clean- technology projects in developing countries. Greenhouse-gas emissions are blamed for climate change. Offset projects generate carbon credits when they reduce pollution versus 

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Don’t Call It Offsets: Site Connects Sponsors to Domestic CO2 Reduction Projects

There was a time when protesters where occupying offset companies, decrying these “modern day indulgences”, but carbon offsets seem to have slipped off the radar of late. Nevertheless, many companies and individuals continue to use carbon offsets 

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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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Carbon pooling advantage for farmers

POOLING of carbon and biomass will allow farmers to take advantage of opportunities in the billion dollar carbon market resulting from the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).

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Paying the cost of busting carbon

Even climate-change skeptics cant deny the cost of greenhouse gas emissions now that public sector organizations – such as the Cowichan Valley School District are paying for carbon offsets.

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New Zealand carbon price touches all-time high

SINGAPORE, March 18 (Reuters) – Spot New Zealand carbon units traded above the NZ$21 level this week for the first time, as soaring prices for U.N. carbon offsets continued to pull up the value of the local units.

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Interxion Switzerland Launches Carbon Offsetting Partnership with myclimate

ZURICH 16 MARCH 2011

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New High-Resolution Carbon Mapping Techniques Provide More Accurate Results

A team of scientists from the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology and the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) has developed new, more accurate methods for mapping carbon in Hawaii’s forests. Their research appears in an online issue of the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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Murray leaves heavy carbon footprint

TORONTO — A lot of taxpayer green and fossil fuel was burned up keeping Liberal cabinet minister Glen Murray in the air during his stint as chairman of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.

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Carbon Credits

The Saskatchewan government is currently drafting regulations to establish the rules for buying and selling carbon offsets.

Carbon is sequestered in the ground by no-till farming practises, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases.

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Greening Australia calls for fast-track of the Australian Government Carbon Farming Initiative

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Carbon scheme a win-win for farmers, business and the environment

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International interest in a carbon credit scheme provides a win-win for farmers and the environment

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U.N. panel says it has cut carbon offset backlog

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LONDON – A U.N. panel which oversees a market in carbon offsets under the Kyoto Protocol says it has cut a backlog in project approvals, a development that is likely to quell long-running private sector complaints about delays.

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U.N. panel says has cut carbon offset backlog

(Reuters) – A U.N. panel which oversees a market in carbon offsets under the Kyoto Protocol says it has cut a backlog in project approvals, a development that is likely to quell long-running private sector complaints about delays.

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  • Published: Dec 18th, 2010
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Carbon offsets open doors for rural communities

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A treadle water pump paid for by offsets has the power to transform poor communities

In the middle of a field on the plains of northern India, farmer Ram Dyal is making a point. One hand grabbing my sleeve, he wraps his other round a sturdy bamboo pole. “This”, he says, slapping it for emphasis, “has lifted poverty from our valley. It has lifted poverty from my home.”

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UN Carbon Offsets Rise Most in Almost Four Weeks After ICE Proposes Change

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United Nations carbon credits rose the most in almost four weeks after the ICE Futures Europe exchange proposed that offsets used for settlement against its contracts must comply with European trading rules.

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B.C. draft carbon offset rules draw criticism from environmentalist

Proposed rules for forest carbon offset projects are receiving criticism as a new draft protocol is opened up for public review.

The B.C. government released the draft Forest Carbon Offset Protocol (FCOP) Tuesday (November 23) and is requesting comments from the public on the document.

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