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→  March 23, 2013

Late last month, executives gathered in London for the Aviation Carbon 2013 summit. A few themes developed from this summit.  Among the themes was that  any adopted carbon emissions offset program must show a verifiable difference to the health of the environment, and that any carbon emissions offset program must be simple to join.  Discussion […]

→  February 27, 2013

The clock is ticking for global airlines to come up with a plan to cut carbon emissions ahead of a top-level government meeting later this year. Mainland Chinese carriers are already concerned about three options tabled by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for discussion at the assembly in September of the organisation’s 190 member […]

→  November 20, 2012

UK: French multinational cement producer Lafarge has been named in a list of top ten companies surrendering offsets into the European Union’s (EU) emissions trading scheme (ETS) by environmental campaign group Sandbag. According to Sandbag’s report ‘Help or Hindrance? Offsetting in the EU ETS,’ Lafarge purchased 181,425 certified emissions reduction (CERs) credits in 2011. Carbon […]

→  November 20, 2012

UK: French multinational cement producer Lafarge has been named in a list of top ten companies surrendering offsets into the European Union’s (EU) emissions trading scheme (ETS) by environmental campaign group Sandbag. According to Sandbag’s report ‘Help or Hindrance? Offsetting in the EU ETS,’ Lafarge purchased 181,425 certified emissions reduction (CERs) credits in 2011. Carbon […]

→  October 1, 2012

Carbon trading schemes are emerging all over the world as governments try to meet greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets in the fight against climate change. Thailand and Vietnam last week announced plans to launch emissions trading schemes. The European Union has agreed to link its own carbon market with Australia’s scheme in 2018 and has […]

→  September 25, 2012

mongabay.com September 25, 2012 California’s forest conservation-based carbon offsets in its climate change legislation may not lead to net reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and could exacerbate social conflict in places like southern Mexico, argues a report released Monday by Greenpeace. But the activist group faced sharp criticism from backers of California’s initiative. The report, […]

→  September 3, 2012

After announcing this week it will link its future carbon market to the EU’s, Australia may look to California next as a potential emissions-trading partner, but the US state may be less keen to cement a trans-continental link, analysts said. On Tuesday, Australia announced it will link its emissions trading scheme to Europe’s in 2015, […]

→  September 3, 2012

After announcing this week it will link its future carbon market to the EU’s, Australia may look to California next as a potential emissions-trading partner, but the US state may be less keen to cement a trans-continental link, analysts said. On Tuesday, Australia announced it will link its emissions trading scheme to Europe’s in 2015, […]

→  July 28, 2012

South Korea has banned the use of international offsets in its emissions trading scheme, leaving Australia isolated as one of the few places planning to allow in a large number of carbon credits from projects in developing countries. The South Korean government will force its large greenhouse gas emitters to meet carbon targets through domestic […]

→  July 20, 2012

Any lifeline European Union regulators throw to the bloc’s own troubled carbon market may do little to help the United Nations’ ailing emissions offset scheme. The EU emissions trading scheme and the UN-backed offset market have been in an interdependent relationship since 2005, particularly since most of the demand for offset credits comes from the […]