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UN promises "bold response" to stalled carbon offset scheme


Clean Development Mechanism blames unambitious national emissions reduction policies after number of project submissions falls in 2013

25 Feb 2014

UN carbon trading office to open in Colombia

Emerging markets - Colombia

Bogotá centre aims to increase the region's participation in the Clean Development Mechanism

23 Aug 2013

UN carbon offset scheme cruises to the Caribbean

Brazil - beach sun

New centre in Grenada aims to expand Clean Development Mechanism schemes in the region

26 Jul 2013

Global carbon market volume set to rise 14 per cent

Price volatility and credits coming onto the market driving high number of trades, but confidence in Clean Development Mechanism is ebbing away

26 Mar 2013

Clean Development Mechanism passes small-scale project milestone

Over 100 groups of micro carbon-cutting schemes now accredited by UN's offsetting programme

28 Feb 2013

Corporate giants demand EU carbon market action

More than 30 companies urge MEPs to approve plan to boost prices in the EU emissions trading scheme ahead of key vote

14 Feb 2013

CDM clocks up 6,000th carbon offsetting project

Vietnamese wind farm takes UN's under-fire Clean Development Mechanism past latest milestone

31 Jan 2013

Doha: Kyoto extension unlikely to rescue carbon price

Analysts say new commitment period is insufficient to tackle lack of demand for carbon credits

11 Dec 2012

Expand carbon market participation at Doha, urges trade body

Emissions trading body argues that encouraging countries to participate in Clean Development Mechanism would help reduce glut of credits

26 Nov 2012

UN touts Clean Development Mechanism success

Much criticised carbon trading scheme has delivered $215bn of investment in emission-cutting projects since 2006

21 Nov 2012

CDM reaches 5,000th carbon-cutting project milestone

Wind farm in Dominican Republic takes UN's troubled carbon trading platform to latest landmark

15 Nov 2012

Investment in UN's carbon scheme to 'dry up' as prices plunge

Thomson Reuters Point Carbon predicts value of CERs will drop to €0.50 by the end of the decade as oversupply bites

11 Oct 2012

Kyoto carbon credit glut is far larger than expected, warn analysts

Surplus of over 16 billion tonnes of CO2 in first two Kyoto periods puts carbon targets at risk

13 Sep 2012

Could businesses rescue the UN's carbon offset scheme?

Clean Development Mechanism "could collapse" without intervention from private sector, officials warn

12 Sep 2012

Countries must move urgently to save "under threat" CDM offset scheme

Panel examining UN's Clean Development Mechanism calls on countries to up carbon-cutting efforts in bid to encourage investment

10 Sep 2012

UN's CDM offset scheme issues one billionth carbon credit

Clean Development Mechanism reaches milestone, but analysts remain concerned over low-carbon credit prices and Kyoto uncertainty

07 Sep 2012

Bangkok climate talks prep the ground for Doha

UNFCCC says informal talks made progress, despite fears Qatar summit is heading for deadlock

05 Sep 2012

Wonderbag aims to heat up African carbon offset market

Carbon-credit generating slow-cooking device launches in Rwanda after bagging Unilever deal

24 Aug 2012

UN 'help desk' to aid roll out of carbon offset projects

New service to help boost number of carbon offset projects undertaken in poorer countries

03 Aug 2012

UN reports high demand for carbon-cutting loan scheme

42 projects in developing countries have applied for interest-free loans to support new Clean Development Mechanism projects

12 Jul 2012

Carbon cutting projects to qualify for UN-backed interest-free loans

UNFCCC unveils scheme to help fund green projects in the world's least developed countries

23 Apr 2012

Bloomberg: World's carbon markets down 20 per cent in 2012

Record volumes of trading fail to compensate for plummeting carbon prices

05 Apr 2012

PwC China green guru swoops in to boost UK links

Allan Zhang heads to London as firm gears up to meet growing demand for carbon management services from Chinese firms

22 Feb 2012

UN carbon offsets hit record low amidst fears over “grey” credits

Analysts warn prices are likely to remain in doldrums for 12 months as certified emission reduction credits reach €3.32 a tonne

16 Jan 2012

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