State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2011: From Canopy to Currency
This second annual State of the Forest Carbon Markets tracks, reports, and analyzes trends in global transactions of emissions reductions generated from forest carbon projects. The data and analysis that follow cover forest carbon activity in compliance carbon markets as well as voluntary carbon markets—such as the voluntary Over-the-Counter (OTC) market and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). The report finds that growing from already record-breaking years in 2008 and 2009, respondents...
Linking Reduced Deforestation and a Global Carbon Market: Impacts on Costs, Financial Flows, and Technological Innovation
Discussions over tropical deforestation are currently at the forefront of climate change policy negotiations at national, regional, and international levels. This paper analyzes the effects of linking Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) to a global market for greenhouse gas emission reductions. We supplement a global climate-energy-economy model with alternative cost estimates for reducing deforestation emissions in order to examine a global program for...
A day in the life of a carbon credit for reduced deforestation
There is broad domestic and international support to include the policy approach called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in climate policy. Allowing credit for deforestation reductions within climate legislation can significantly reduce the costs of a U.S. climate program. It is also a powerful way to get major emitting developing countries to make their own emissions reduction commitments.
Conserving the Climate: Scaling-up Global Markets for Forest Carbon
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