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Why Suriname’s Carbon Finance Program Could Change The World

Ken Silverstein Mr. October is on deck. Marciano Dasai, Suriname’s minister of spatial planning and environment, spoke at Climate Week in New York and is pitching 4.8 million carbon offsets to the real heavy hitters — the rich nations responsible for most of the globe’s CO2 emissions. It’s the World Series of carbon finance —…
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Decarbonisation

Decarbonisation

Many governments and business leaders have made commitments to reduce carbon emissions in response to the 2015 Paris Agreement. This series covers topics surrounding green energy transition The 2015 Paris Agreement is a historic agreement between world governments to reduce carbon emissions in order to combat the effects of climate change. As a result, many…
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From Crisis to Confidence

Rethinking Integrity in the Voluntary Carbon Market Systemic flaws in the carbon market The VCM is riddled with a lack of transparency and robust quality standards. Various independent investigations have revealed that the market is flooded with low-quality credits with little to no impact on the climate. The Compensate Foundation has reached the same conclusion…
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Environment at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Environment at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Spotlight on Climate Change Environment at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Spotlight on climate change presents the progress made by countries in the region in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and protecting natural habitats. It describes the level of exposure to climate-related hazards and some of the main policy instruments…
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Suriname and climate change

Suriname and climate change

Pivotal role eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 14 september 2023 — Marciano Dasai, Minister of Spatial Planning and the Environment in Suriname, made it clear during a presentation at the Cabinet of the President that Suriname could become an important player in the short term and earn from carbon credits.  Minister Dasai has pointed out that Suriname has…
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Mangroves and climate change

Mangroves and climate change

eyesonsuriname Mangroves are found in 123 nations and territories, but they represent less than 0.4% of the total of the world’s forested areas. 🌊They support biodiversity, promote food security, and hold cultural, recreational and spiritual value. Their complex structures protect our coasts from storm surges and erosion. And, they absorb chemical pollution and trap sediments in…
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Suriname aims to be first to sell Paris Agreement carbon credits, adviser says

Suriname aims to be first to sell Paris Agreement carbon credits, adviser says

Sept 13 (Reuters) – The South American forest nation of Suriname plans to become the first country to sell carbon credits under a system set up by the 2015 U.N. Paris Agreement to help curb climate change, an adviser on the sale told Reuters. The prospective sale is a bid to attract investors with government-backed…
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Start-ups and big names

“The investment will be used for four parts,” says Jacob Ruiter, CEO of EIT InnoEnergy Benelux. “We are going to invest more in our current portfolio of companies and want to attract new companies. In doing so, we use the capital to set up new companies in promising markets. Our fourth goal is related to…
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Carbon credit market confidence ebbs as big names retreat

Carbon credit market confidence ebbs as big names retreat

By Susanna Twidale and Sarah Mcfarlane LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Voluntary carbon markets have shrunk for the first time in at least seven years, as companies including food giant Nestle and fashion house Gucci reduced buying and studies found several forest protection projects did not deliver promised emissions savings. Preserving forests is crucial to meeting international goals…
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Why It's So Hard to Put a Price on Carbon

Why It’s So Hard to Put a Price on Carbon

In the past decade, the phrase “put a price on carbon” has gathered steam around the globe. And carbon pricing has been hailed by scientists, economists, and business leaders as one of the most cost-effective tools to decarbonize economies. But the exact price—typically expressed in terms of value (e.g. dollars or other local currency) per…
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