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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

World’s Polluters Escape Detection with Outdated Approach

Sustainability data company Ecometrica called on countries and governments to adopt modern direct methods to measure climate-change emissions, following revelations by the BBC that official figures for emissions of climate-warming gases often are flawed, allowing some countries to underreport the level of pollution. “The time has come to move to direct monitoring of emissions and

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Urban Dwellers Drive Massive Deforestation Locally and Abroad

Washington, D.C.—Urban centers lie at the root of an important—and often neglected—source of emissions: deforestation. According to Senior Researcher Tom Prugh in Can a City Be Sustainable?, the latest edition of the annual State of the World series from the Worldwatch Institute, deforestation caused by growing urban consumption is contributing to massive emissions globally, despite increasing sustainability efforts

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Hundreds of Cities Commit to Combating Emissions

Washington, D.C.—Over 200 cities have set greenhouse gas reduction goals or targets. Action in these cities, which represent a combined population of 439 million people, could propel countries to meet their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)—–the national greenhouse gas reduction pledges embodied in the Paris Agreement. According to Can a City Be Sustainable?, the latest

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Methane from Some Wetlands May Lower Benefits of Carbon Sequestration

Sacramento, Calif. – Methane emissions from restored wetlands may offset the benefits of carbon sequestration a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey suggests. Wetlands are known to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide through plant photosynthesis and also provide habitat and food sources for wildlife, act as biological filters for improving water quality and improve coastal

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Study Maps 15 Years of Carbon Dioxide Emissions on Earth

World leaders face multiple barriers in their efforts to reach agreement on greenhouse gas emission policies. And, according to Arizona State University researchers, without globally consistent, independent emissions assessments, climate agreements will remain burdened by errors, self-reporting and the inability to verify emissions progress.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Updated VCS Methodology Poised to Help Communities Account for Emission Reductions in Grasslands and Shrublands

Grasslands and shrublands cover roughly 25 percent of the earth’s land surface, and as a result these ecosystems have the potential to store an enormous amount of carbon, particularly in their soil. Yet, historically there have been limited methods to quantify and monetize the emission reductions which result from project activities that conserve these vital

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

First-Ever, REDD+ Project in the State of Acre, Brazil to Achieve Dual VCS-CCBS Validation

CarbonCo, LLC, a subsidiary of the Carbonfund.org Foundation, a leading climate solutions organization, is excited to announce the Purus Project, a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) forest conservation project, has officially become the first-ever REDD+ project in the State of Acre, Brazil to achieve dual-validation to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Huge Uncertainty in the Carbon Outcomes of Common Land-use Transitions

Land-use changes, including deforestation, are important sources of carbon emissions linked to global climate change. However, a new study challenges key policy assumptions. The study reports that it remains virtually impossible to anticipate how many common land-use transitions affect carbon stocks, based on existing data.  This includes agricultural shifts, suggesting that efforts to replace slash-and-burn

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

For Climate, Place Matters

At this point, most serious researchers agree that the average city-dweller produces fewer climate-warming emissions than a typical suburban or rural resident. City-folks tend to drive less, and walk or use transit more, than those of us who live in suburbs or out in the country. And city dwellers also tend to have less living

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Point Carbon Special Report: 2007 Carbon Market in Review

PR – Point Carbon, a world-leading provider of independent analysis and consulting services for governments and companies in the global power, gas and carbon markets, published a report today announcing an impressive 80 percent growth in the cash value of the global carbon markets. The special issue titled, “2007 Carbon Market in Review,” attributes the