This report presents an overview of the progress achieved so far by the EU, its Member States and other EEA member countries towards their respective targets under the Kyoto Protocol and the EU burden-sharing agreement. The assessment is based on greenhouse gas emission data in Europe for 2008, the first year of the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period which runs from 2008 to 2012.

U.S. policymakers have relied on offsets from developing countries as a primary form of cost containment in proposed cap-and-trade legislation. These legislative proposals allow for emitters to use up to 1.5 billion tons CO2e of offsets from developing countries to meet their annual compliance obligations.

The greater than before attention to forests in international climate change negotiations indicates that both international and national policy makers and think tanks have come to recognize the importance of natural forests as terrestrial carbon sinks.

The Brazil Low Carbon Study aims to support Brazil

India ranks 5th in aggregate GHG emissions behind USA, China, EU & Russia according to this latest INCCA report. Also reveals that emissions intensity of India

This technical paper presents issues relating to the transformation of pledges for emission reductions into quantified emission limitation and reduction objectives (QELROs). It provides a brief explanation of this transformation and illustrates the effect that different variables have on it.

This article addresses forestry projects attempting to register with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

This paper reflects the state of the REDD negotiations at the end of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. The paper examines some of the main areas for moving ahead with REDD implementation, including principles and actions; measurement, reporting and verification (MRV); institutional arrangements; means of implementation and financing.

This State of the Forest Carbon Markets report presents new trends in global forest carbon offset markets that have not, until now, been comprehensively documented. This report was created to increase transparency and answer fundamental questions about the supply of forestry-based carbon credits, such as transaction volumes, credit prices, hectares influenced and tenure rights.

06 Dec 2010

I have reached Cancun few hours’ back to attend the 16th Conference of Parties (CoP-16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and have been greeted with news that can only be characterised as bad or worse.