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The Bottom Line: Taking Stock Of The Role Of Offsets In Corporate Carbon Strategies

As the carbon content in the atmosphere rises to unprecedented levels, businesses are facing new risks. Delta Air Lines is concerned that rising temperatures could affect plane take-offs and that sea-level rise may encroach on coastal airports. Barclays bank is anticipating that tropical cyclones will alter the credit profile of some of their clients. Cosmetics […]

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Covering New Ground: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2013 Report

In its fourth year of publication, the State of the Forest Carbon Markets report series offers an un-paralleled, comprehensive view of the financial and technical landscape of the market for forest carbon offsets. Covering New Ground: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2013, produced and launched by Forest Trendsʼ Ecosystem Marketplace, offers the latest findings […]

The EU Emissions Trading System

The EU ETS has been established and extended over three successive phases: Phase I (2005–2007, often called the “pilot phase”);  Phase II (2008–2012); and Phase III (2013–2020). The EU appears to be on target and in fact ahead of schedule for achieving the ambitious emission reduction target set for the years 2008–2012, in large measure because of the […]

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State of Forest Carbon Markets 2011

The data and analysis that follow cover forest carbon activity in compliance carbon markets as well as voluntary carbon markets—such as the voluntary Over-the-Counter (OTC) market and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). The report finds that growing from already record-breaking years in 2008 and 2009, respondents reported a total of 30.1 million metric tonnes of […]

Forest Trends – Building Forest Carbon Projects (Step-by-Step Overview and Guide)

Forest projects around the world are working to confront the practical challenges of reducing emissions and providing local benefits. To facilitate the development of forest projects, we have compiled strategic step-by–step guidance to emerging best practices. Drawing on the experience of the Katoomba Incubator, this series of documents helps project developers understand key technical, social, […]

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State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2011

For five years, Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance have published the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Reports to shed light on trading volumes, credit prices, project types, locations, and the motivations of buyers in this market. Every year’s marketplace seems more complex than the one before, as actors continually refine […]

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State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2009

This report was created to answer fundamental questions about the voluntary carbon markets such as transaction volumes, credit prices, project types, locations, and the motivations of buyers in this market. Over the past several years, these markets have not only become an opportunity for citizen consumer action, but also an alternative source of carbon finance […]

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Beyond Carbon: Biodiversity and Water Markets

It is widely acknowledged that well-functioning ecosystems provide reliable and clean flows of water, productive soils, healthy and balanced biota, and many other services for human well-being. It is also widely documented that today many ecosystems and the services they provide are under threat. The use of markets and market-based mechanisms to conserve and pay […]

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Além do Carbono: Mercados de Água e Biodiversidade

Este livro pretende servir de contexto e apresentar um hist’orico para a confer^encia Katoomba: “Evitando o Desmatamento na Amaz^onia por meio de Mercados de PSE”, realizada em Mato Grosso, Brasil em 2009. A confer^encia ‘e a d’ecima quarta de uma s’erie de confer^encias Katoomba planejadas para incentivar e fortalecer os mercados ambientais no mundo todo.

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Forests: Taking Root in the Voluntary Carbon Markets

This publication is designed to introduce practitioners to the carbon markets, in particular the voluntary markets, and the current climate for reforestation, afforestation and REDD projects generating carbon credits. It is a collection of articles and one book chapter commissioned by the Ecosystem Marketplace. The articles were compiled to serve as context and provide background […]

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Forests: Taking Root in the Voluntary Carbon Markets

This publication is designed to introduce practitioners to the carbon markets, in particular the voluntary markets, and the current climate for reforestation, afforestation and REDD projects generating carbon credits. It is a collection of articles and one book chapter commissioned by the Ecosystem Marketplace. The articles were compiled to serve as context and provide background […]

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Conservation & Biodiversity Banking

Conservation and Biodiversity Banking is the first comprehensive book on species mitigation banking. It provides practical guidance, tools, case studies, analysis, and insights into endangered species banking in the United States and abroad, and serves a handbook for a broad audience including private landowners, complying industries, regulating agencies, policy makers, bank developers, and interested general […]

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Forging a New Frontier: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2008

OTC volume of voluntary emission offsets nearly tripled in 2007, and Ecosystem Marketplace has once again teamed up with New Carbon Finance to crunch and analyze this fascinating market. The full report is now available for download. Subtitled “Forging the Frontier” to highlight the emergence of more than twenty independent standards for verifying and validating […]

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The Matrix: Mapping Ecosystem Service Markets

The once-radical concept of saving the environment by documenting the economic value of environmental services and then getting industry to pay is finally catching on – but how is one to keep track of all the new methodologies and concepts? The Ecosystem Marketplace presents The Matrix, a new tool for surveying the ecosystem services landscape. […]

Why Invest in Ecosystem Services: A Business Brief from Forest Trends

Growing recognition of the value of ecosystem services creates strategic risks and opportunities for companies. Forest Trends' "Why Invest in Ecosystem Services: A Business Brief from Forest Trends" provides a short overview of these emerging issues, and discusses how investments in ecosystem services can be used as a management tool and can create an array […]

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Mitigation News v2.3

This daily conference newsletter was produced to provide participants with feature articles on relevant issuses and to provide summary and insight on the previous day’s sessions.