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Publication Details - Executive Summary: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2009

Executive Summary: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2009

Taking Root and Branching Out

 

Kate Hamilton, Unna Chokkalingam, Maria Bendana - Ecosystem Marketplace

 

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Abstract

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Ecosystem Marketplace tracked projects generating credits over the past 20 years in both the voluntary and compliance markets. The voluntary category includes the Over the Counter (OTC) and Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) markets. The compliance category includes the New South Wales Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme (NSW GGAS), as well as the Kyoto Protocol-driven Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Joint Implementation (JI), New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and Kyoto Assigned Amount Units (AAUs). Because we are comparing transactions across markets and standards, it is important to note that assets transacted vary considerably. For example, a temporary Certified Emissions Reduction (tCER) under the CDM may be a different asset than a Voluntary Carbon Unit (VCU) under the Voluntary Carbon Standard. However, these assets are generally referred to as carbon dioxide tonnes (tCO2).

 

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Release Date: January 2010
File Type: MISC FORMAT [MISC FORMAT]
File Size: 1472 KB
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Parent Document: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2009

 

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