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Don't forget to count the trees | European Voice

Don't forget to count the trees | European Voice | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
don't forget to count the trees power plants burning harvested wood can pack a massive carbon footprint.
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Friends of the Earth new paper: The failed promises of forest carbon finance

Friends of the Earth new paper: The failed promises of forest carbon finance | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Ultimately, the current focus on carbon market finance for REDD is neither feasible nor effective.
There are simpler solutions that could actually deliver emissions reductions at scale in the near-term, and in­novative sources of finance that could be mobilized at the scale needed. Governments should focus their efforts on developing more efficient and implementable policy frameworks and incentives to halt global deforestation instead of relying on unworkable carbon offset approaches.
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More downside risk seen for hard-hit EU carbon market

More downside risk seen for hard-hit EU carbon market | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - "Prices of European Union carbon permits have shed a third of their value since the start of the year ..."


Another big victim of the Eurocrisis.

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New Report: Finance sector lobbyists undermine Europe's carbon trading system

"Although the lobbyists look to be losing some of these battles, plenty of loopholes remain in the financial regulation of the carbon market. More fundamentally, emissions trading introduces speculation by design and has failed to meet its stated objectives. There is a need to de-financialise climate policy."

http://www.corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/publications/LettingTheMarketPlay.pdf

 

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EU to set airline share of free CO2 permits Sept 26

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The European Commission said itwill publish on Monday how many free emissions permits airlineswill receive from 2012.

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Hot Air Rises But Carbon Markets Fall

"The potential for carbon finance to hit a final limit to its credibility, and implode in 2012 is high and rising", says Andrew McKillop at the Market Oracle.

 

Another very pessimistic analysis of the EU's climate change flagship, the carbon emissions trading scheme.

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UBS analysts predict collapse in EU CO2 permits

(Reuters) - European Union carbon permits, which have shed more than 40 percent since June, could plunge further as the bloc struggles with a mounting debt crisis and a glut of supply in the carbon...

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Carbon: What price simplicity?

Carbon: What price simplicity? | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Is there a simpler way to put a price on carbon emissions than unwieldy trading schemes?

BBC's Richard Black looks at the EU's Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and a better alternative.

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EU's top court lawyer: airline carbon cap is legal

Reuters: "European rules forcing all airlines to pay for carbon emissions are within the law, an adviser to Europe's highest court said on Thursday, in the latest stage of a bitter battle between the European Union and the aviation industry."

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EU carbon price ‘should be €40-60t’

EU carbon price ‘should be €40-60t’ | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"Carbon allowances should cost at least €40 ($54.57) each, according to the long-term fundamentals of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), says analysis firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)."

 

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