This Week In Forest Carbon:
Big steps were taken in the right direction these past couple of weeks, starting with a pledge from 33 major economies to support REDD+ developments and the release of the REDD+ Offset Working Group’s recommendations for counting REDD+ carbon credits in California’ cap-and-trade program. However, on the ground, Indonesia’s Ulu Masen forests may face logging threats due to a proposed spatial plan.
Two Steps Forward And One Step Back
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6 February 2013
Ecosystem Marketplace is pleased to announce an open call for organizations to contribute data to the State of the Forest Carbon Markets
and State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2013
Access this year’s survey HERE!
If your organization has developed forest carbon projects in either voluntary or compliance markets, we invite you to describe your project and any 2012 transactions. If you sold forest carbon offsets to voluntary buyers in 2012 but are not a project developer, we also welcome your response in the “2012 Transactions” survey section.
Forest carbon project developers that provide project-level information by February 15th – whether or not you have transacted credits yet – can also choose to have their project profiled as the Forest Carbon Portal’s Featured Project. Once you create a login, you can return to and update your response until you’re ready to submit!
Forest project developers can choose their preferred level of confidentiality – from completely open (including transaction prices and volumes) to completely confidential. Individual names and contact information will not be published or given out to third parties without prior permission.
ABOUT THE REPORTS: In 2012, Ecosystem Marketplace published the third edition of the State of the Forest Carbon Markets report, offering deep insights and fundamental market data for this rapidly growing and historically significant sector. This report, and the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets reports, have been quickly adopted as carbon market benchmarks and are cited throughout the year by major news outlets, private- and public-sector decision makers, and other market players and observers.
Access the surveys HERE. We appreciate your assistance and look forward to working with you.
Contact: For questions regarding the survey, contact Daphne Yin, Carbon Program Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To financially support either report, contact Molly Peters-Stanley, Carbon Program Manager, at email@example.com.
—The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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