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Understanding carbon offsetting

 

The forest carbon projects

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The european emission trading scheme

IFP Energies nouvelles, CDC Climat et l’ADEME présentent une vidéo pédagogique pour tout comprendre de la pierre angulaire du régime européen de lutte contre les […]

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Biogas digesters

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Improved cookstoves

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Soil key-role in climate change

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Carbon

Le carbone est présent partout sur la planète. Mais où exactement ? Une vidéo IRD

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El Niño 2015/2016

   

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Putting a price on carbon

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Climate change : causes and consequences

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News

 

Décryptages

 

ChangeClimate

Natural gas now cooking with gas!

Currently made up of fossil fuels for more than 80%, the global primary energy mix has entered a period of transformation. In 2015, oil is […]

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Data show no recent slowdown in global warming

  From 1951 to 2012, temperatures increased by an average of 0.12°C every decade. But from 1998 to 2012 this rise was of only 0.05°C. […]

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Permafrost and biological methane : two carbon time-bombs

  For the first time since records began, the parts per million (ppm) of CO2 in the atmosphere were over 400 in March 2015. For […]

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How volcanoes offset global warming

After a major rise of temperatures since the beginning of the 20th century, global warming seems to have taken a break for the last 15 […]

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The unavoidable sea level rise

  2005, Hurricane Katrina: the flooding of New Orleans killed 18,000 people. 2008, Hurricane Nargis: 150,000 people killed in the Irrawaddy Delta region, also because […]

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The Southern ocean is the true lung of our planet

  Every year mankind’s GHG emissions total is 10 billion Teq CO. Half of these emissions are stocked in the atmosphere and contribute to strengthen […]

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El niño is back

  El Niño was expected last year but it was a no-show. It finally happened on March 2015 according to scientists at the National Oceanic […]

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From extreme weather to climate forecasts

In January 2015, Africa and more precisely Cape Verde, Malawi and Mozambique have experienced unusual heavy rainfalls. Some weather stations have recorded rain levels approaching […]

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Climate, food security and healthcare

805 million people worldwide suffer from hunger. For the most part, these people live in developing countries. According to the the United Nations Development Program […]

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Biodiversity and climate : The silence of the bees

  The biodiversity on the planet records 6 000 plants, 40 000 invertebrates and 1 000 vertebrates. This rich biodiversity has been living on Earth […]

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Antarctic: the hidden price of the iceberg

In a worst case scenario, the melting of the entire Antarctic Ice sheet would lead to a rise of sea levels of 57 meters. But […]

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Large fossil reserves must stay in the ground

According to a scientific report published on the 7th of January in Nature, three quarters of known fuel reserves must be kept in the ground […]

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2015, Hot year

  2015 se fait une place au soleil dans le top 3 des 10 années françaises les plus chaudes jamais enregistrées depuis 1880. 10 années […]

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2014, the hottest year

By the end of November 2014, the year 2014 was thought to be on track to be one of the hottest, if not the hottest, […]

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CarbonEconomy

Climate bonds : a new to fund the fight against climate change

  What’s an obligation ? It is a “debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity which borrows the funds for a […]

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CDM : a call for support to Africa

Even though Africa has a small share of responsabilty in climate change as it only accounts for 7% of global emissions, it is one of […]

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CDM: welcome to aviation!

On February 2015, the CDM’s executive board met in Geneva. The flying industry, responsible for 12% of global emissions, will be included in new methodologies […]

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Putting a price on carbon

  According to Francois Hollande, carbon’s price has to be part of an agreement during the next COP21 that will take place in Paris on […]

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Too many CO2 allowances

Les dysfonctionnements du marché carbone ont fait l’objet de tractations lors du sommet sur le climat européen qui a eu lieu fin octobre 2014. Le nombre […]

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To think climate action as an investment

  Climate change is a very serious threat for mankind and especially for the most vulnerable populations. Global warming will reduce crop yields and will […]

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Carbon Market : the EU’s visible hand

  9 months until the COP21 and the European Union finally sheds some light on the carbon’s market which is currently running out of gas. […]

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French ambitious energy transition bill adopted

  After a lot of back-and-forth and some heated parliamentary debates, the French National Assembly and the Senate have finally found an agreement in France […]

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Fossil fuel subsidies

  5,3$ trillion in 2015, $10 million dollars a minute every day, this is the cost of fossil fuels subsidies according to a new estimate […]

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The Tobin tax to the aid of the Green Fund

Tobin Tax, Robin Hood tax, financial transaction tax… three different names for a same project which has been discussed for more than 30 years. James […]

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Climate economics : orthodox or hetheredox

A scientific consensus has been established on the existence of climate change. However, it is not the case for solutions to implement in order to […]

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Carbon tax in France : 14,5 € per TCO2eq

  In 2014, the French Parliament has voted in favor of the Finance Bill that included a carbon tax – Contribution Climat Energie-. The main […]

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Linking carbon markets

UK’s Energy and Climate Change Committee published a report recommending an international connection of CO2 quota trading schemes throughout the world. According to Tim Yeo, […]

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ClimasCOPe, analysing the COP21’s stakes

  CDC Climate research, a partner of the ADEME, launches ClimasCOPe, a monthly publication in order to analyze international negotiations on climate. Carbon’s price, Climate […]

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1 billion voluntary carbon credits in 10 years

Despite its relative small size, the voluntary offsetting market has positive results, reports the Forest Trends and Ecosystem marketplace. Over the past decade, nearly 1 […]

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Downloadable docs


To better understand climate change and the carbon economy, PDF documents are at your disposal.

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Glossary

 


Carbon offsetting from A to Z.

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Frequently asked questions


Find answers to all your frequently asked questions.

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