The Japanese government has almost completed planned purchases of emissions offsets from abroad in a scheme under the Kyoto Protocol to supplement domestic efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

In a new program centered on Earth Day, eBay is becoming the latest company to promote its green credentials.

EBay is now a green company?

This report looks beyond quantifying emissions reductions at a more flexible approach for recognizing mitigation actions being taken by developing countries in the forest sector.

Article 12.5 of the Kyoto Protocol specifies that emission reductions are only to be certified under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) if they are additional to any that would occur in the absence of the certified project activity. The primary question to be pursued in this discussion paper is simply: Why?

LONDON - A suspension of the Chinese government's price floor for Kyoto carbon offset sales, expected in March, could weigh on this already battered market, analysts IDEAcarbon said on Friday.

There's a new market growing in the United States, but unlike others trading in tangible commodities, this one trades in the absence of something that no one wants: greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. According to industry figures, the global markets for both voluntary offsets and those sold to meet compliance requirements are growing rapidly, and U.S.

MUMBAI: When Barack Obama talked about harnessing the sun, wind and soil to fuel cars and run factories, a flicker of hope rekindled in the hearts of Indian entrepreneurs pursuing clean technology projects. There is optimism now that growth in the carbon sector could indeed pick up, leading to higher demand generation for carbon credits from India.

MUMBAI: When Barack Obama talked about harnessing the sun, wind and soil to fuel cars and run factories, a flicker of hope rekindled in the hearts of Indian entrepreneurs pursuing clean technology projects. There is optimism now that growth in the carbon sector could indeed pick up, leading to higher demand generation for carbon credits from India.

Date: 21-Jan-09
Country: UK
Author: Michael Szabo

LONDON - A new advisory firm launched on Monday seeks to boost carbon emissions trading in sub-Saharan Africa and raise the continent's lagging profile in the $120 billion global carbon market.

Date: 16-Jan-09
Country: UK
Author: Michael Szabo - Analysis

LONDON - Tumbling prices for emissions permits may have knock-on effects on the world's $120 billion carbon market, including a slowing of U.N. offset supplies and a shake out in green project developers.

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