Category Archives: Carbon market

More trees, please………

This is like proceedings of a select international conference and is a follow up to the series of articles which arose in similar circumstances two years ago. It’s a global sampler of interested and interesting participants, responding to an article … Continue reading

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“Burn our planet or face financial meltdown. Not much of a choice.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/21/carbon-problems-financial-crisis-hutton Very simply and to paraphrase for those of you who have so little time that you cannot spare ten minutes to scan the above Will Hutton assessment it runs like this: “We lost and we’re all doomed”. or “The … Continue reading

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How do you price the tonne of carbon that, once burned, tips the balance and triggers catastrophic, irreversible global warming?

[I wrote this a couple of years ago for The Ecologist. They didn’t use it but, hey, I still like it. It was a valid question and emphasises the position of inevitable no return we seem to be sailing through … Continue reading

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A Carbon Fixation.

[This is another slightly older text – 2009 – now updated, combed through and, I hope, broadening the contexting of present goals] Anthropogenic atmospheric carbon is spoken of as released annually on a 60:20:20 basis, as close as we seem … Continue reading

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Michael’s Moot, an extraordinary meeting – honest, constructive and so much cheaper than Doha

OK, OK, OK, I must write up the minutes of this gathering. In fact, I will call it a moot – Michael’s Moot. He called it to discuss the ongoing deterioration in the global forest and the eminent failure of … Continue reading

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REDD it again – cant see the wood, cant see the trees….

Further unexpurgated sage remarks drawn down from Linkdin. I’m treating it a bit like attending a conference on the crisis. I am the self appointed minuting secretary – though it also feels a bit like running an illicit still and … Continue reading

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Can I call it CEL?

Carbon too cheap to sell!! Well I read and digested the preceding discussion and tried to extract its pointers, its drift. There were a number of strands, as Javier de Vicente remarked, and an air of confusion but the essence … Continue reading

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“Carbon is at a historic low”

OK, this is essentially just raw conversation, drawn down from Linkedin. I’ve just done a scant edit for flow and added references to clarify terminology. Chat’s still ongoing – I’ve not joined in yet! But it’s skirting around a lot … Continue reading

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Quid Pro Quo

Offsetting isn’t working and the carbon market is a farce. Sometimes I feel I have the patience of a saint. I have for so long been able to wait whilst the new systems “bed down” and discover whether they work … Continue reading

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RTeasing but it’s no joke

We seem to be at the same point economically as about two years ago, with so many official, governmental, institutional pundits forcing their features into a smile and saying that, yes, we do seem to be coming out from what … Continue reading

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