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A Tree for a Fish: The (il)logic behind selling biodiversity

Thursday, 11 December 2014 | Carbon Trade Watch
article thumbnail Putting a price on ecological systems has been around for several decades, although it was especially heightened during the UN climate negotiations with the introduction of the carbon market, a system which places a monetary value on the carbon-cycle capacity of nature for trade in financial...
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'Pedal Contra Pre-Sal' video in portuguese

Thursday, 11 December 2014 | Carbon Trade Watch
In the South-East state of Espirito Santo Brazil off-shore pre-salt petroleum was discovered deep under the Earth's crust in 2006. The subsequent oil exploration and extraction has had numerous impacts on the marine environment and the people who live there. Espirito Santo is a state which has...
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The Natural Capital Finance Facility: A window into the green economy

Thursday, 11 December 2014 | Carbon Trade Watch
article thumbnail This new publication aims to break down the complexities of emerging "nature" financing by exploring a new pilot facility put forward by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, called the Natural Capital Finance Facility. The authors discover the lack of transparency...
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New Publication - Natural Gas Lock-in: Current politics in the European Union

Friday, 24 October 2014 | Carbon Trade Watch
article thumbnail The paper wants to start questioning the emphasis in EU policies on natural gas and three elements in particular:     •    Natural gas as transition fuel     •    The massive planned investments in gas-related...
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The 21st of September is the International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations.

Friday, 19 September 2014 | Carbon Trade Watch
WRM and GRAIN put together a great grouping of videos that call attention to the impacts from large industrial oil palm plantations. Read more.        
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New ‘Biodiversity offsetting, making dreams come true’ mockumentary

Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Carbon Trade Watch
Biodiversity offsets justify the destruction of irreplaceable ecosystems to make way for mining projects, motorways and pipelines to name a few. Europe is the new frontier for biodiversity offsets. The European Union is considering new legislation that permits biodiversity offsets. Tell the EU...
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New Briefing from Carbon Trade Watch

Monday, 09 June 2014 | Carbon Trade Watch
EU policy aims to rapidly introduce biodiversity offsetting into current legislation. This briefing aims to highlight the flaws to this approach.
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Masking the Destruction: REDD+ in the Peruvian Amazon

Monday, 09 June 2014 | Carbon Trade Watch
   More than 15 years of United Nations negotiations on international climate agreements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have so far been a resounding failure. Not only is there a higher concentration of carbon dioxide pollution in the earth’s atmosphere today than ever...
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Carbon Trade Watch in Brazil

Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Carbon Trade Watch
Carbon Trade Watch is participating in two months of activities and research in Brazil. Carbon Trade Watch joined the "Pedal Against Pre-salt Petroleum" bike and action tour and is currently in Brazil doing research until March. Please see the blog for more...
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NEW PUBLICATION Extractive Energy: How the EU ETS exacerbates climate change

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch
article thumbnail   Energy in the EU is dominated by fossil fuels. About 77% of energy used by the average European citizen is met by oil, gas and coal. Nuclear power provides an estimated 14%, with the remaining 9% coming from renewable energy sources. Set in the middle, the EU ETS is positioned...
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Sparks all over the world - Update from the COP19 Warsaw, Poland

Monday, 18 November 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch
I arrived to an overcast, cold Warsaw eager to get to my residence, drop off my things and get to work. As I was walking I noticed 15 fire engines and police cars blocking off the wide street ahead. While I got closer the gas fumes began making my eyes water and I realized that across the street...
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COP 19 Climate Capture: Stop the corporate takeover and expansion of carbon markets now!

Sunday, 10 November 2013 | Scrap the EU-ETS
For almost 20 years, multilateral climate policies have served to create profitable financial schemes that maintain fossil fuel dependent systems that are responsible for the climate crisis. November 11-22 in Warsaw, Poland, the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the UN Framework...
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No Biodiversity Offsets!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | No Biodiversity Offsets!
Around the world, ecosystems and the communities are harmed by large infrastructure projects, extractive industries and new financial markets. To facilitate these activities, public and private entities are promoting new schemes to allow their environmental impacts to be...
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International Day Against Monoculture Plantations

Sunday, 22 September 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch and FASE-ES
article thumbnail Carbon Trade Watch and FASE-ES are finalizing the photo essay "Like Oil and Water: Struggles Against the Brazilian Green Economy" based on a collaborative fieldwork carried out in the Espirito Santo and Bahia regions in Brazil last year. The photo essay will highlight the...
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Tricks of the Trade

Thursday, 19 September 2013 | Annie Reece
Resource magazine, p.14-17, issue 73 (Sep-Oct 2013). www.resource.uk.com   The research collective Carbon Trade Watch warns that this [backloading] is just a short-term fix to what is a fundamentally flawed system. The group’s Joanna Cabello explains: “The EU ETS...
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Climate Justice Organisations Say ‘Forget Backloading and Scrap the ETS!'

Monday, 01 July 2013 | Scrap the EU-ETS
Joint statement by civil society groups and organisations 1 July 2013, Brussels, Belgium – Ahead of the backloading vote at the European Parliament that will take place tomorrow, a coalition of 44 civil society organisations released a statement today rejecting the EU ETS, which...
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Green is the Color of Money: The EU ETS failure as a model for the “green economy”

Monday, 17 June 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch
article thumbnail Carbon Trade Watch will participate in the 10th International Biannual Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) taking place in Lille, France from June 18 -21. CTW will present a poster during the conference titled, 'Green is the Color of Money, The EU ETS failure as a...
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Violation of Free, Prior and Informed Consent by UN-REDD and REDD

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch
download in english [PDF 100KB]    download in spanish [PDF 100KB]    Of the sixteen countries with UN-REDD National Programmes, at least ten countries have violated the right to free, prior and informed consent and the right to participation of civil...
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Europe cannot drill its way to a low-carbon economy, say climate justice groups

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | Scrap the EU-ETS
The European Union (EU) and their national governments are set to discuss increased shale gas extraction in Europe which will increase environmental and social harm as well as dangerous climate change Brussels, May 21, 2013. - EU leaders will meet tomorrow (May...
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Trading emissions is NOT a solution to climate change

Thursday, 16 May 2013 | Carbon Trade Watch
Civil society organizations and social movements around the world tell California’s Governor that “Trading emissions is NOT a solution to climate change”    To: - The Honourable Jerry Brown, Governor of California - The California REDD Offset Working Group...
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