The scale of investment needed to slow greenhouse gas emissions is larger than governments can manage through transfers. Therefore, climate change policies rely heavily on markets and private capital. This is especially true in the case of the Kyoto Protocol with its provisions for trade and investment in joint projects.

A new report from the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative (EJCC) and Redefining Progress finds that the negative social and economic effects of climate change are amplifying the social inequities that already exist among African Americans, low-income, and other marginalized communities.

This green paper outlines the Australian Government

You can stop berating yourself for buying that Spanish clementine or New Zealand lamb. Although lists of "what you can do to save the planet" include eating locally

This report explains the failure of the world's biggest carbon offsets program to make a dent in greenhouse-gas emissions.

As UN efforts to save the forests grind on, a range of alternatives is on offer

This report discusses the role of the voluntary carbon offset market and provides an overview and guide to the most important currently available voluntary carbon offset standards using the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as a benchmark. Carbon offset markets have been promoted as an important part of the solution to the climate crisis because of their economic and environmental efficiency and their potential to deliver sustainability co-benefits through technology transfer and capacity building.

This report discusses the role of the voluntary carbon offset market and provides an overview and guide to the most important currently available voluntary carbon offset standards using the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as a benchmark .The report compares the standards side-by-side and outlines the most pertinent aspects of each.

This report look at why the clean development mechanism is failing to reduce climate pollution, and outline a fair, effective framework for addressing the climate crisis.

Through its Green Carbon Initiative, WWF is deeply involved in the process of developing a credible and comprehensive standard system for forest carbon projects. This guidebook sets out what an appropriate meta-standard framework (MSF) must encompass in terms of both technical and methodological elements and implementation procedures to guide project developers and investors. It identifies those issues for which adequate guidance exists and point to where to find it. It also discusses topics for which further development is encouraged.

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