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IFC Raises $152 Million in Tropical Forest Bonds Debut

Developed by IFC in collaboration with BHP Billiton and Conservation International, some of the world’s largest Institutional investors, including TIAA-CREF and QBE, bought the first Forest Bonds issue, which gives them the option of receiving coupon payments in the form of cash or carbon credits from a UN REDD program in Kenya.

UN Climate Change Conference Opens; GWIR Reports from Copenhagen

The UN climate change conference opened in Copenhagen today as delegates and world leaders gather this week to try to hammer out a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. GWIR published Tom Schueneman is in Copenhagen to report.

UNFCC Climate Talks Close in Bonn: Progressing Toward Copenhagen

Climate talks conclude in Bonn with continuing progress toward COP15 in Copenhagen this December

UN Launches Project to “Unlock Carbon Markets” for Farmers, Foresters, Conservationists

The UN and partners announced the launch of an international research project that aims to evaluate and assess the ability of soils and forest in nine developing countries to capture and store carbon, as well as provide a range of additional environmental, social and economic benefits. The project aims to open up nascent carbon markets to farmers, ranchers, foresters and conservationists around the world.

Bonn Climate Talks To Be Continued June 1

By setting procedural boundaries for the upcoming climate summit in Copenhagen this December, it is hoped that the ongoing “pre-talks” in Bonn, Germany will bear fruit for meaningful change.

Why Developing Nations Might Not Commit To Binding CO2 Targets In Bonn

A look at current climate negotiations from Bonn Germany in preparation for the COP15 Climate Talks in Copenhagen this December