28 Mar 2014
Here you will find a round-up of all the recent news and events in mechanisms from around the world.
- Tenure rights, participation and regulations are just some of the recommendations found in the Status of Forest Carbon Rights and Implications for Communities, the Carbon Trade, and REDD+ Investments. In response, Carol Smith explains the report's findings and calls for fairer carbon markets.
Source: Our World.
- Emerging carbon trading markets can offer lessons for the future, says a group of researchers from Duke University. They also discuss what it might take for these markets to develop further and to link together.
- How do you make markets work to minimise air pollution? Enforcement is key in China’s new environmental markets.
- The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched their first Climate Awareness Bond (CAB) in pounds sterling.
- Sustainable banking is no longer for hippies, says Chief Executive of Ecology Building Society as bank reports record success.
- Carbon Finance to help Janguar Land Rover to meet their ambitous target to improve health, reduce poverty and create new opportunities for employment and education for 12 million people around the world by the end of this decade.
- Ben Garside explains why IIED and Practical Action are calling for a Sustainable Development Goal in energy ahead of the next round of consultations and UN negotiations.
Photo: G.M.B. Akash/PANOS. Source: IIED.
- Investors, such as Ceres, are looking to incorporate environmental data into listing rules and are calling for universal sustainability reporting standards.
- Sustainable Energy Association leads call for policy ambition after 2015.
- A report from Green Alliance calls for a landfill ban, claiming that it could create 50,000 jobs.
- The ethical consumer market is now worth £54 billion in UK while £3.6 billion worth of goods and services were boycotted on ethical grounds.
- The demand is there - ethical goods are now more popular than cigarettes and alcohol despite recession.