Carbon Offset Organizations

Pioneering REDD+ Project Looks to Pave Sustainable Development Pathway in Peru’s Amazon

Construction of the Southern Transoceanic Highway through the Brazil-Peru Amazon up over the Andes and down to Peru Pacific ports is going to irreversibly change the lives of residents and the Amazon Basin ecosystem. A consortium of environmental and sustainable development groups are employing pioneering Payment for Ecosystem Services mechanisms to avoid massive deforestation and biodiversity loss and environmental degradation that may come with it.

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International Group Garners First Voluntary Carbon Offsets for Reforesting Peruvian Amazon with Native Species

Discussion and debate concerning the merits and demerits of proposed UN REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and other avoided deforestation and reforestation schemes continues in the run-up to negotiating a successor to the Kyoto Protocol at the UNFCCC’s 15th Conference of Parties in Copenhagen this December. Touting the environmental and socioeconomic benefits of their particular sustainable forestry methods and organizational capabilities, …

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Europeans Agree To Build Fifteen CO2 Capture And Storage Research Labs

Coal-fired power plants are major contributors to our planet’s pollution problems. Even though fewer new plants are being built, limited progress is made on capturing and sequestering the carbon released. At present, only a few million tons of CO2 are captured and stored annually. Recent MIT research suggests that carbon sequestering can reduce human generated CO2 to 80% of 1990 levels by 2050 – …

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