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Cafedirect Carbon Credit reforestation project

Coffee farmers in Peru look to carbon market to fund climate adaptation

Matilda Lee

14th May, 2012

Coffee brands' project aims to stop slash and burn farming by linking local reforestation to the international carbon market. Matilda Lee reports from Peru more...
Quebec

Quebec to beat California in setting up first carbon market in North America

Henry Gass

20th July, 2011

Quebec is set to bring in North America’s first cap-and-trade system from January 2012. But debate still rages about its usefulness more...
beach

Carbon offsetting version two: a greener way to travel?

Valentina Jovanovski

12th May

Carbon offsetting isn't perfect but Much Better Adventures’ partnership with environmental charity, the Converging World, has produced an initiative that just might work more...

Why our growing taste for cheap Brazilian beef is devastating the Amazon

Chris Pala

5th April, 2011

Brazil’s cattle sector has become the largest driver for deforestation globally, overtaking palm oil plantations in Asia. With the UK sourcing 40 per cent of its processed beef from Brazil, campaigners are now calling for a consumer boycott. Chris Pala investigates more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

California overcomes oil opposition to approve the first US carbon-trading scheme

Tom Levitt

17th December, 2010

The state, the eighth largest economy in the world, hopes to create the second biggest carbon market after Europe when it opens in 2012 more...
Graciela Chichilnisky

Will 21st century capitalism go green?

Graciela Chichilnisky

21th September, 2010

The role of economics and the future of capitalism will be to preserve our natural resources rather than destroy them but the US may be missing the message, says economist Graciela Chichilnisky more...
Tropical rainforests

Shell funding of forest protection scheme could result in 'largest land grab of all time'

Ecologist

8th September, 2010

Oil giant's investment in Indonesian REDD conservation project is a crude attempt to increase profit and gloss over its expanding oil drilling operations, say campaigners more...

'Street champions' inspire communities to adopt low-carbon lifestyles

Laura Laker

13th August, 2010

A pioneering social marketing project in Richmond and Ham is using neighbourhood networks to improve energy efficiency in the borough more...
Pricing Carbon book

EU carbon trading scheme has been 'an enormous success'

Danny Ellerman

9th March, 2010

The European Emissions Trading Scheme was always going to disappoint the NGOs who wanted a perfect climate solution, but simply bashing it ignores the progerss that can be made through small steps more...
Pricing Carbon book

European carbon trading labelled 'model for the world'

Ecologist

1st March, 2010

The world’s first carbon trading scheme should be used as a model for global cap-and-trade says leading American economist more...
Guardian Environment Network

MPs propose carbon tax to boost green investment

Terry Macalister

8th February, 2010

MPs say a carbon tax is needed to get the EU emissions trading scheme working more...
Dan Box

What the carbon market did after Copenhagen: nothing

Dan Box

2nd February, 2010

Come 31st of January - the day when international emissions cuts were supposed to be announced - carbon markets should have rocketed. They didn't, and that's a bad sign more...

Carbon Market: 1/18 of 18

Molly Scott Cato

Why carbon trading cannot work

Molly Scott Cato

13th November, 2009

Carbon trading cannot work. How do we know this? Because economic theory tells us so more...
Stock market

Carbon trading is a dangerous obsession, says report

Ecologist

November 5th, 2009

Carbon trading schemes are allowing speculators to grow rich but are not delivering the emissions cuts promised, says Friends of the Earth more...
Carbon markets

Carbon markets not working, says Deutsche Bank

Ecologist

2nd November, 2009

Carbon markets are not working and UK and US government policy is not encouraging investment in renewable energy, says a leading bank more...
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Cornering the market

Faisal Islam

1st June, 2008

Do the peaks and troughs of the financial markets really hold the key to solving our environmental troubles? Faisal Islam investigates more...
Investigations

Carbon Trading and the limits of free-market logic

Kevin Smith

3rd October, 2007

Carbon trading, its backers claim, brings emissions reductions and supports sustainable development in the global south. But, argues Kevin Smith, it may do neither, and is harming efforts to create a low-carbon economy. more...

The Wages of Denial

David Fleming

1st April, 2003

We are all about to pay the price of ignoring the coming energy famine. By David Fleming

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