Carbon Trading News

REDD advances—slowly—in Durban

A program proposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation made mixed progress during climate talks in Durban. Significant questions remain about financing and safeguards to protect against…

Zambia building a carbon exchange

Carbon finance can help rural Africans establish more sustainable ways of doing business, and several efforts are underway to build carbon exchanges that can help project developers identify prices and…

Carbon credits ‘stolen’

The European Union temporarily shut down its carbon market after a security breach, reports Point Carbon. The European Commission suspended most of its Emissions Trading Scheme following the disclosure of…

Voluntary carbon markets plunge in 2009

Battered by a faltering world economy and lack of progress on U.S. climate legislation, voluntary carbon markets declined by nearly every measure in 2009, according to the fourth annual State…

Massive forest carbon scam alleged in Liberia

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf established a commission investigate a proposed forest carbon credit deal between the West African nation's Forest Development Authority (FDA) and UK-based Carbon Harvesting Corporation, reports…