Valuing co-benefits to drive investment in carbon projects

Valuing co-benefits to drive investment in carbon projects

The recent 2013 World Bank report on carbon finance indicates that global  climate finance reached approximately US$364 billion in  2011, with the private sector contributing a large  proportion of this investment. Carbon prices are at an all time low and the  international carbon markets are likely to remain uncertain for several years  due to the current economic climate, the reduction in demand and unchanged  supply of credits, plus the relative in-action by the international governments  at Doha (COP 18).

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Undeniable future benefits from carbon management

Undeniable future benefits from carbon management

I recently read an article ‘Coal’s high cost in China: 2.5 billion years of  life expectancy’, discussing the high costs of coal use in China. The title stating that the high cost is 2.5 billion  years of life expectancy. Wow! The article outlines the study that correlated  life expectancy data of the population in China to the high levels of air  pollution from coal powered heating.

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Forests are the Flags of Nature

Forests are the Flags of Nature

They say forests are the flags of nature - when the flag falls, you know that it is the end of the race.  2011 marks the International Year of Forests, as a consequence of a resolution adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, re-affirming amongst other commitments, to the Non-legally Binding Authoritative Statement of Principles for a Global Consensus on the Management, Conservation and Sustainable Development of All Types of Forests.

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Forests are the Flags of Nature

Forests are the Flags of Nature

They say forests are the flags of nature - when the flag falls, you know that it is the end of the race.  2011 marks the International Year of Forests, as a consequence of a resolution adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, re-affirming amongst other commitments, to the Non-legally Binding Authoritative Statement of Principles for a Global Consensus on the Management, Conservation and Sustainable Development of All Types of Forests.

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