Introductory Guide on A/R CDM Project execution- Part 1

Afforestation and reforestation (A/R) is a complex class of CDM with only 27 registered projects across the globe. Out of these, five projects are from India. There are 7 small scale methodologies, 11 large scale methodologies and 2 consolidated methodologies for developing carbon credit projects30

Forest Carbon- India’s first A/R CDM project

Project Title: Small Scale Cooperative Afforestation CDM Pilot Project Activity on Private Lands Affected by Shifting Sand Dunes in Sirsa, Haryana. Sr. No Introductory Information (Pre-Project info) 1 Exact Location Sirsa, Western belt of Haryana (255 Km from New Delhi). The Sirsa district lies between30

Forest Carbon-ITC Social Forestry Project, Khammam

Project Title: Reforestation of severely degraded landmass in Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh, India under ITC Social Forestry Project Sr. No Introductory Information (Pre-Project info) 1 Exact Location Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh, The project activity is located in the tribal belt of the catchment area30

ICFRE can now validate and verify A/R CDM projects

Indian nodal agency for the national forestry research system, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun has been accredited by the United Nations- Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board to validate and verify CDM projects under the afforestation and reforestation sector.  The news30

REDD+

World’s first REDD credits issued under the VCS

On Feb 2011, world’s first Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) credits were issued under the VCS. This news has come out just after the announcement of changing VCS’s title from Voluntary Carbon Standard to Verified Carbon Standards. This project generated approximately 1.4530

Carbon can be traded again

European Union reopened world’s largest carbon trading market on first week of this month. It had been suspended after the cyber attack on 19th Jan 2010 on different National registries. (Read full story here). Hackers have succeeded to steal up to two million European Union30

Computer hackers are now active on Carbon markets

As per the IOL news, hackers stole million tonnes of carbon credits from the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS). Online auctioning for the carbon credits is not safe now. As a result 27 European States were shut down their national registries for a week.30

What is CDM?

Introduction: Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol defines Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); ‘The purpose of the clean development mechanism shall be to assist Parties not included in Annex I in achieving sustainable development and in contributing to the ultimate objective of the Convention, and to30

The global carbon cycle is under the impacts of LULUCF activities

“Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF)” is defined by the UN Climate Change Secretariat as “A greenhouse gas inventory sector that covers emissions and removals of greenhouse gases resulting from direct human-induced land use, land-use change and forestry activities.” The global carbon cycle is30