carbon trading

Any trading system designed to offset carbon emissions from one activity (such as burning fossil fuels in manufacturing, driving, or flying) with another (such as installing more efficient technologies, planting carbon-reducing plants, or establishing contracts with others not to partake in carbon-releasing activities). The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) is the first and biggest carbon trading market in existence and is modeled on a stock market. Other programs, such as driveneutral.org also allow carbon trading for individuals without interfacing directly with the CCX or other trading systems.

When activities that reduce or capture carbon are paired successfully with those that produce it, these are said to be carbon neutral or climate neutral.

This page contains resources & Information related to Carbon Trading, Carbon offsets, Cap and Trade, Carbon exchange markets, emissions credits, Emissions Trading and more.

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The Branding Case for Offset-Inclusive Carbon Management

By Neil Braun, CEO, The CarbonNeutral Company As US companies transition to a low carbon economy, carbon management represents a new and fundamental…
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Carbon Offsets: Giving Credit Where It’s Due

By Justin Felt, Product Manager for Offsets, Point Carbon Carbon offset markets have exploded in the last ten years, from a theoretical concept…
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5 Reasons for Environmental & Economic Good Cheer

By Michael J. Walsh, Executive Vice President for Research, Chicago Climate Exchange/Chicago Climate Futures Exchange Policymakers in Washington and in capitals around the…

Poll: Can Markets Solve the Climate Crisis?

All month long, we’re putting carbon trading under the microscope, looking at who’s doing what, and examining the promises and pitfalls for what…
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Reframing Cap and Trade

By Peter Fusaro, Founder, Wall Street Green Trading Summit Cap and Trade has been hijacked, the wind taken out of its sails by…
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Can We Put a Price on Solving Climate Change?

Earlier this week, Lisa Zelljadt from Point Carbon wrote of her company’s new “Carbon 2010” report, which is a worthy attempt at covering…
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Carbon Markets: Trading to Stop Climate Change

By Elizabeth (Lisa) Zelljadt, Senior Analyst, Point Carbon Every morning Mike walks into his London office and logs on to the Intercontinental Exchange,…

A Light in the Dark: The Success of the U.S. Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Market

By Dan Kalafatas, President, 3Degrees It is tempting for environmental market advocates (like myself) to gnash their teeth as climate change misinformation and…

The Future Price of Carbon

According to SBI’s Energy’s Carbon Emissions Trading Markets Worldwide report the value of carbon market trading has grown from $727 million in 2004…

Global Trade’s Dirty Secret: Outsourced Emissions

The Carnegie Institution of Science released a new study this week finding that one-third of the carbon dioxide emissions developed countries release into the atmosphere…

How Carbon Markets Can Deliver Local, Sustainable Development Throughout the World

By Boyd Cohen, co-founder, Kincentricity Social Carbon Carbon trading is a $100+ billion global industry driven largely by the regulated markets in Europe,…

3p on Carbon Trading: Will Markets Solve the Climate Crisis?

Carbon offsets, carbon exchange markets, emissions credits, cap and trade, emissions trading. These assorted terms all describe the various forms of carbon trading,…

Carbon Emissions Meets Financial Reporting: No Time to Waste

By Lawrence E. Goldenhersh, president and CEO, Enviance, Inc. In January of this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Security and Exchange…

New Data on EU Carbon Trading Fraud Undermines Climate Fight

In what is sure to provide additional ammunition for climate denial suicide bombers*, Europol, the European Union’s top law enforcement agency, has announced…

Organized Crime Mixed Up in Environmental Initiatives — Again

As goes the financial markets, so go the renewable energy markets. If there’s an opportunity to make a buck, or in this case,…