All posts by Caroline Baker

Jurisdictional REDD+ And The California Market

In 2010, an agreement was signed between the governor of California, U.S. and the governors of the state of Chiapas, Mexico and Acre, Brazil aimed towards the collaborative reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction of deforestation and forest degradation (“REDD”). In response to this agreement, the REDD Offset Working Group (“ROW”) was established […]

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REDD+ And Gender Equality

As CDM project development continues to languish due to a surplus of CER credits flooding the EU ETS, many eyes have turned towards the possibility for the inclusion of REDD+ projects for offset credit generation. New markets, including the recently activated California market, see REDD+ as an appealing possibility for integrating international offset credits. The […]

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American Airplanes And The EU ETS

The EU ETS has served as an essential part of the EU’s efforts to meet its emissions reduction targets under the first Kyoto commitment period. Covering over 10,000 energy intensive facilities in the twenty-seven EU member nations, including oil refineries, iron and steel plants, power plants with capacity of more than 20 megawatts, cement, glass, […]

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What Is The Australian Carbon Farming Initiative?

The Australian Carbon Farming Initiative (“CFI”) is a voluntary domestic offset mechanism geared towards the agriculture sector, which is not covered under the Australian emissions trading system (“ETS”). The aim is to promote sustainable land use and provide funding for landscape restoration projects. Through the initiative, farmers will be able to earn carbon credits through […]

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