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Sharing the Stage

Last year, voluntary carbon offset buyers threw their collective weight behind climate-led development. With many of these buyers driven to altruistically “combat climate change through their purchases, 2013 saw a record volume of offsets transacted from projects that deliver climate and community-facing outcomes (“cobenefi ts) in developing countries. KEY REPORT FINDINGS Across all years of […]

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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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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 […]

Guidebook to Markets and Commercialization of Forestry CDM projects'

Given the little experience gained on trading CERs from forestry projects, this guide aims at providing information to project developers about markets and commercialization of CERs from forestry projects. The guide takes the reader through the development stages of a CDM forestry project; the specific characteristics of forestry CERs and the demand for this type […]

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Picking up Steam: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2007

The ‘State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2007: Picking Up Steam’ is a comprehensive quantitative assessment of the voluntary carbon market with information on prices and volumes traded, as well as an analysis of current trends and buyer motivations. The report includes data gathered from both buyers and sellers and offers a detailed summary of […]

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Voluntary Carbon Markets:

Designed to support the growth of the voluntary carbon market, this book, Voluntary Carbon Markets, offers a much-needed resource for investors, business executives, consumers, and others, explaining in detail how this market works, its potential for growth, and how to get involved. “The Voluntary Carbon Market describes a remarkable area of innovation in the fight […]

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Katoomba News v1.4

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.

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Katoomba News v1.3

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.

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Katoomba News v1.2

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.

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Katoomba News v1.1

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.

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A Tale of Two Continents: Ecosystem Services in Latin America and East and Southern Africa

For the past two years, the Ecosystem Marketplace has been delivering the latest information about market mechanisms and payments for ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, water quality, and biodiversity. To get a better sense of how the concepts of environmental markets, market-like mechanisms and payments for ecosystem services are likely to impact communities in […]

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Offsetting Emissions: A Business Brief on the Voluntary Carbon Market

This business brief is intended for companies considering the purchase of voluntary offsets for their greenhouse gas emissions. It offers clear steps that guide early assessments and enable corporate decision makers to become educated consumers within voluntary carbon markets.

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Northwestern Lights: Regional Leadership in Environmental Markets

Here at the Ecosystem Marketplace, we are well into our second year of covering the twists, turns and straight-aways of payments for ecosystem services. As environmental markets continue to grow and diversify in the Pacific Northwest, we think it is a good time to highlight some of the regional intelligence we have amassed. In the […]

Handbook for the Design of Payment for Hydrological Services Mechanisms

This handbook outlines how to make a quick diagnostic of the potential for PES in the region, the guide lines to design the mechanism, the implementation process of the program, and the mechanisms to monitor the compromises acquired. The handbook also defines the criteria to evaluate the program and implement a process of permanent improvement, […]

Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance Standards

The CCB Standards are designed primarily for climate change mitigation projects. They Standards can be used in developing, developed or emerging economies, and can be used for projects funded with private and/or public investment. They describe elements for design and management of projects, as well as elements to be monitored and certified

Summary of Existing Rules for Generating Emissions Reductions from Land Management and Conservation Activities

Matrix developed by The Nature Conservancy comparing how seven of the leading carbon offset programs address key carbon forestry issues including: Measurement & Monitoring, Additionality, Baselines, Leakage, and Permanence. The programs evaluated are the: Clean Development Mechanism; California Climate Action Registry; Chicago Climate Exchange; Climate, Community & Biodivirsity Standards; Oregon Climate Trust; BioCarbon Fund; and […]

Incentives for LULUCF activities – an overview

"Incentives for LULUCF activities" provides an overview of the various incentives that exist for GHG mitigation activities in forestry and agricuture activities. The spreadsheet is organized by country and currently covers 24 countries, most of which are Annex B countries under the Kyoto Protocol. The Excel list contains five worksheets. The sheets: "Subsidies", "Tax incentives […]