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IETA GHG Market Sentiment Survey

The survey unmistakably shows that participants continue to have confidence in the Carbon Market and most importantly expect this market to grow in the future. It also sends an important message to those in Bali about the need for more harmonization of rules and policies to ensure a robust and transparent market.

KEYWORDS: Carbon, Markets


SOURCE: International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)


Integrating Climate Risk Management into African Development Bank Operations

This AfDB document is about challenges and activities the bank is facing with. There is also a list of potential funds for adaptation activities. Also, we may find explanation of bank's projects such as Climate Information for Development – Africa (ClimDev Africa) programme and the Climate Adaptation for Rural Livelihoods and Agriculture (CARLA).

KEYWORDS: AfDB, ClimDev, Agriculture




Financing Mechanisms to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation: Issues in Design and Implementation 

This paper identifies key features and examines performance issues pertinent to the design and implementation of a fund- or market-based mechanism to RED(D). Four key features relevant to an environmentally-effective and economically-efficient financing mechanism are establishing clear goals and objectives, ensuring sufficient and long-term sources of funding, developing eligibility and prioritisation criteria, ensuring accurate and consistent monitoring and performance evaluation. The paper reviews and assesses the recent proposals for RED(D) financing mechanisms under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to consider how they address these features.

KEYWORDS: forestry, financing mechanism, GHG, REED




New Carbon Standard Guarantees Environmental Integrity and Transparency for Global Offset Market

Press release related to future voluntary carbon market.

KEYWORDS: Carbon, Market


SOURCE: Voluntary Carbon Standard,


Carbon Market Special Report

The article is dealing with Weather Risk and the Carbon Markets



SOURCE: Point Carbon


Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

This presentation gives an overview of the bank's policy and approach in terms of adaptation activities.

KEYWORDS: AfDB, Adaptation




CDM JI_Manual_for Project Developers and Policy Makers2007

This manual included topics such as: What is CDM?, CDM institutions, CDM Procedures, Types of CDM, CDM Project Design Document (CDM-PDD), Monitoring and Verification processes, Joint Implementation (JI)-institutions, procedures, guidelines, projects.

KEYWORDS: CDM, Guidebook


SOURCE: Ministry of the Environment, Japan


Promoting Renewable Energy and the use of Biomass in Power Generation

Apart from own presentation, RWE is suggesting options for generating electricity from biomass.

KEYWORDS: Carbon, Energy, Agriculture




State of the Voluntary Carbon Market

This report contains some relevant information related to voluntary carbon markets such as: Regulatory Context, Introduction to the Voluntary Carbon Markets, Size and Growth of the Voluntary Carbon Markets, The Origin of an Offset: Credit Sources, Voluntary Offset Credit Prices, Standards & Registries as well as reasons why would anybody buy these offsets

KEYWORDS: Carbon, Markets




Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector of Developing Countries: Mitigation, Adaptation, and Decision Making

The warming of the climate system is undeniable and evident from observations of increases in global air and ocean temperatures, as well as in melting of snow and ice, and rising global sea levels. Measures are needed to reverse the current trend of increased accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. The two main paths to reverse this trend are: (a) reducing GHG emissions through cleaner energy generation, and (b) removing CO2 through carbon “sinks” or carbon sequestration. The agricultural and forestry sectors can play a key role in both paths. Carbon markets are being developed worldwide and will likely encourage actions in the agricultural sector that will lead to increased amounts of sequestered carbon and reduced emissions of GHG. However, the implementation of carbon-market oriented projects for small farmers in least developed countries still remains a major challenge. Even under the most optimistic scenarios, adaptation is necessary to address the impacts of warming which is already unavoidable due to past emissions. Incorporating the issue of climate change into decision-making is complicated by the uncertainty levels associated with climate change scenarios. This incorporation is also challenged by a frequent “double conflict of scales”: (a) the temporal scales of climate change scenarios are frequently much farther in the future than the ones needed for decision-making, and (b) the spatial scales of the climate scenarios (e.g., regional up to global) are much coarser than the ones often needed for actual decision-making (i.e., local level). Introducing the issue of “climate change” into the policy and development agendas can be facilitated by considering the longer-term variations as part of the continuum of the total climate variability (seasons to decades to centuries), and generate information at the temporal scale that is relevant and applicable for particular time frames or planning horizons of the different decisions. This approach introduces “climate change” as a problem of the present as opposed to a problem of the future. Incorporation of climate change in the planning agendas requires the engagement of stakeholders from the beginning of the research and development activities. Stakeholder engagement is also facilitated by developing “discussion-support tools” and by establishing participatory pilot studies.

KEYWORDS: Development agendas, Decision-making, agriculture, Policy agendas



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