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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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  • Published: May 6th, 2011
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California Gambles on Carbon Trade

WASHINGTON California is putting its reputation as a pioneering environmental heavyweight on the line as it prepares to establish a carbon market in eight months.

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Camco first to list Gold Standard Credits on Carbon Trade Exchange

In December, one of the most notable carbon market deals was done on the sidelines of COP16. Carbon Trade Exchange, the world

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BlueNext Says Any Delay in Spot Carbon Trading Needs Discussion

David Rapin, business development director at BlueNext SA, comments on potential delays in the settlement of spot carbon trades to protect against theft.

The Paris-based exchange was the biggest spot exchange for emission allowances last year. EU officials said Feb. 9 they may consider a trading delay to help prevent

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Australia government says no agreed position on carbon price

(Reuters) – Australia’s multi-party climate committee on Friday said it had not yet reached an agreement on how to put a price on carbon emissions, with talks on a new policy to continue over the coming months, Climate Minister Greg Combet said on Friday.

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Govt still undecided on carbon pricing

Australia’s multi-party climate committee had not yet reached an agreement on the politically sensitive issue of how to put a price on carbon emissions, with talks on a new policy to continue over the coming months, Climate Minister Greg Combet said on Friday.

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TAKE-A-LOOK-EU freezes spot carbon trade after theft

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Halyps Cement, the Greek
subsidiary of Italcementi (ITAI.MI: Quote), had around 300,000 European carbon permits
stolen from the Greek emissions registry, it said on Monday.

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EU Carbon Trades Little Changed After Reaching 10-Day High on German Power

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European Union carbon-dioxide permits were little changed after reaching the highest price in 10 days as rising German power and U.K. natural gas prices boosted demand for emission rights.

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Carbon trade: Cambodia forests for EU scheme

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CAYMAN Islands-registered Green Glory Ltd is in the process of obtaining management rights to establish a carbon credit scheme using Cambodias forests, according to a company statement.

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Forest transitions, trade, and the global displacement of land use

Reducing tropical deforestation is an international priority, given its impacts on carbon emissions and biodiversity. We examined whether recent forest transitionsa shift from net deforestation to net reforestationinvolved a geographic displacement of forest clearing across countries through trade in agricultural and forest products.

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Calif., Mexico, Brazil states in carbon mkt pilots

* California plans carbon trade starting in 2012

* Pilot projects would include REDD in Mexico, Brazil

DAVIS, Calif. Nov 15 (Reuters) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign agreements with two regions of Mexico and Brazil on Tuesday to incorporate pilot projects that safeguard tropical forests into the U.S. state’s carbon market, the state’s Secretary for Environmental Protection said.

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  • Published: Oct 22nd, 2010
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CO2 Risk Tool May Spur UN Carbon Trade, IDEAcarbon

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London, October 15 – IDEAglobal, a research company advised by economist Nicholas Stern, has started selling software that predicts prices of United Nations carbon credits and may spur trading and investment in emissions reduction.

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South Africa: Experts Disagree on Carbon Trade Plan

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Johannesburg CARBON trading professionals are divided over whether SA should design its own carbon emissions trading scheme to suit the African market, as suggested by advisory firm Deloitte.

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Australia’s Gillard says no rush to carbon trade

* PM Gillard says no rush to carbon pricing

* BHP Billiton calls for Australia to move ahead of world

* Gillard boosted by BHP Billiton backing

CANBERRA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Thursday she would not push the accelerator on emissions trading after miner BHP Billiton called for her government to move ahead with a price on carbon.

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Climate expert tells NZ to cut the carbon

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Countries like New Zealand must shift to a low-carbon economy or risk being shut out by trade barriers, says a leading voice on climate change.

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  • Published: Sep 5th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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More firms in carbon trade setting up shop in Singapore

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Singapore, Aug 28 – More companies trading in carbon offsets and those financing emissions reduction projects are setting up shop in Singapore.

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Gillard Will Toughen Rules on New Coal Plants as Part of Climate Policy

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Australias government will set up a citizens assembly to build consensus on putting a price on carbon and will today outline plans on renewable energy and power generation, Climate Change Minister Penny Wong said.

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  • Published: Jul 20th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Chinese firms cashing in on EU carbon trade

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European industries are subsidising direct competitors in China and India by buying international credits to offset their carbon dioxide emissions, an NGO said in a new report.

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  • Published: Jul 19th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Big bucks in carbon trade?

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A cap-and-trade market for harmful greenhouse gas emissions could save participants $100 billion US over the next 10 years, a carbon trade group including a handful of Canadian provinces has found.

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  • Published: Jun 7th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Barclays snaps up carbon emissions trader Tricorona for

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Retail and investment banking giant Barclays (LON:BARC) is snapping up Stockholm listed carbon trader Tricorona AB for

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  • Published: May 25th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Another ETS fraud raid reveals firearms, piles of cash

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EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – In the early hours of Friday morning, UK tax authorities raided a series of homes and businesses nabbing four men that are believed to be part of an organised criminal gang suspected of ETS carbon trade fraud worth

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  • Published: May 21st, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Emitter Use of UN Credits in EU Carbon Trade Was Steady in 2009

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May 15 (Bloomberg) — Factories and power stations in the European Union used about 82 million metric tons of their United Nations offset credits last year, European Commission regulator Peter Zapfel said, about the same level as in 2008.

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  • Published: May 19th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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International governors meet to prioritize carbon trade

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The five-day Governors Climate and Forest (GCF) forum opened in Banda Aceh on Monday to discuss and formulate a number of policies to fight for the rights of local people to maintain their own forests and profit from carbon trade.

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  • Published: May 17th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Emitter Use of UN Credits in EU Carbon Trade Was Steady in 2009

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May 15 (Bloomberg) — Factories and power stations in the European Union used about 82 million metric tons of their United Nations offset credits last year, European Commission regulator Peter Zapfel said, about the same level as in 2008.

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  • Published: May 17th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Suspension from Kyoto carbon trading looms for Bulgaria

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SOFIA Bulgaria will likely be suspended from carbon emissions trading as of June 30 for failing to comply with UN recommendations, Environment Minister Nona Karadzhova said Thursday.

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