centres and networks
The Carbon Trader provides reporting, library and commercial services intermediary within
the emerging carbon credit market. The Carbon Broker (www.thecarbontrader.com/auction/auction.htm)
provides opportunity for organizations to market carbon credits.
This web site is an initiative promoted by UNDP and implemented by the CSDA within the
framework of UNDP/United Nations Office for Project Services regional project for Latin
America and the Caribbean. The web site focuses on the CDM, and has been created initially
for use by climate change negotiators in the region. The web site will be expanded to
cover other regions. The web site provides access to: monthly CDM bulletin; negotiators'
guide to CDM negotiation text; official and unofficial CDM documents; an inventory of
country-specific CDM activities; brief descriptions of CDM projects; links to other CDM
sites; a roster of relevant institutions and consultants; schedule of CDM meetings; public
forums and chat rooms for negotiators; an inventory of CDM capacity building activities;
and a search function.
CDM Marketplace provides an on-line 'one-stop-shop' that allows emitters, project
sponsors, host country partners, investors and the CDM services industry to work together
on successful CDM projects; and access to critical skills from world class companies: CDM
project management, financial due diligence, verification, certification, corporate
finance, insurance trading, tax and legal support.
CDM Online.org is an internet-based CDM information center. This site contains current
information about the CDM, including literature, discussion groups and training
activities. It aims to enhance the negotiation capacity of climate change developing
country negotiators and promote private sector involvement in this financial mechanism.
The CDM Susac project is committed to identify investments in key sectors (primarily
energy) in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, which will be identified in
conjunction with market players, and developed through operational national secretariats
coordinating national and international activities. These secretariats will identify and
promote projects that meet developmental and environmental objectives that result in
accelerated national growth on an equitable, low-carbon path.
Chicago Climate Exchange
The goal of the program is to design and implement a voluntary 'cap-and-trade' market for
greenhouse gases. Primarily based in US Midwestern states, CCX has been able to increase
its penetration of existing sectors in both the United States and Canada as well as
European Union-based companies with North American operations and new participants in
Mexico and Brazil.
CleanAir Canada has evolved out of the PERT (Pilot Emission Reduction Trading) Project.
The objective of CleanAir Canada is to demonstrate leadership in the development and
facilitation of market-based approaches to reducing, offsetting and managing emissions.
CleanAir Canada Inc. is committed to excellence in the development, operation and expanded
use of local and global emission reduction market mechanisms in Canada. The
multi-stakeholder membership is built on the volunteer efforts of a broad range of
companies and organizations. CleanAir Canada has developed the country's largest
experienced-based knowledge centre for emission reduction market mechanisms.
Climate Change Knowledge Network: climate
The CCKN established the Climate Compendium to provide a thorough, regularly-updated
overview of the key issues and actors and the state of the climate negotiations. The
information on CDM in the compendium covers issues under debate, recent CDM articles,
reports and publications, CDM web sites and resources.
CO2e.com has been formed by the Cantor Fitzgerald group in association with
PricewaterhouseCoopers. Both Cantor Fitzgerald and PricewaterhouseCoopers are
organizations with a substantial track record in helping businesses engage in carbon
commerce. CO2e.com incorporates both a marketplace and a full suite of online carbon
commerce support including: a web-based broker-assisted marketplace for the trading of
emissions reductions, a daily news service, briefings & insights, a specialized search
engine, online business & trading tools, a global register of recognized climate
change consultants and experts.
The aim of EcoCarbon is to provide industry-based education and training with respect to
the Kyoto flexibility mechanisms. EcoCarbon is providing experience in trading of
greenhouse gases (GHGs), with a focus on Australian industry, though not excluding
international participation. The web site provides the latest news and information,
related links, and contacts.
Emissions Marketing Association
The mission of the Emissions Marketing Association is to promote market-based trading
solutions for environmental management and to serve its membership. EMA promotes the
advancement and application of policy and regulation relevant to market-based emission
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Trading
The GERT Pilot is designed to provide all participants with practical experience in
emission reduction trading; assess environmental and economic benefits of emission
reduction trading; test and evaluate the technical, administrative and legal elements of
an emission reduction trading system; maximize involvement of the private sector by
emphasizing the use of business principles to achieve environmental and economic
objectives; encourage identification and joint investment in GHG emission reduction,
avoidance and/or sequestration activities; and help build the foundation for a possible
future emission reduction trading system.
Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative is a broad international coalition of businesses,
non-governmental organizations, government, and inter-governmental organizations. It
operates under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and
the World Resources Institute. The GHG Protocol Initiative consists of two modules:
Corporate GHG Accounting and Reporting: corporate inventory module, and Accounting for GHG
Reduction Projects: project module.
International Carbon Bank and Exchange
The International Carbon Bank and Exchange provides a platform that enables individual and
corporate clients to keep track of greenhouse gases in a secure environment. Clients can
use their account at the ICBE to establish baselines, introduce emission reductions, and
acquire offsets in real-time.
International Emissions Trading Association
The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is committed to establish a
functional international framework for trading greenhouse gas emission reductions. IETA
members seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable
greenhouse gas emission reductions while balancing economic efficiency with environmental
integrity and social equity.
International Greenhouse Partnerships
International Greenhouse Partnerships (IGP) Program is a cooperative effort by Australian
industry and government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through projects overseas. The
IGP Office was set up in the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources, Government of
Australia, to implement the IGP Program and facilitate through international negotiations
the establishment of the CDM and JI. The program provides assistance to help cover
additional transaction costs incurred by businesses undertaking cooperative implementation
projects and undertakes capacity building and training courses on the project based
International Utility Efficiency
The purpose of the IUEP is to identify international energy project development
opportunities, to support voluntary market-based mechanisms, including joint
implementation (JI), clean development mechanism (CDM), and emissions trading project
investment and development activities. IUEP has established a program to solicit,
evaluate, and fund project proposals from US utilities and energy companies interested in
developing and implementing international projects that avoid, reduce, or mitigate
greenhouse gas emissions in a credible, creative, and cost-effective manner.
Natsource's Greenhouse Gas Brokerage Desk utilizes the company's first hand knowledge of
energy and environmental markets and its global public policy expertise on climate change
and related environmental issues to provide brokerage and strategic consulting services
for its clients.
Point Carbon provides focused information and analyses of key factors influencing the
present value of carbon permits. Point Carbon's quarterly analysis of carbon market
developments covers both political, economic, emissions-related and market-related factors
influencing the value of carbon, and is based on both quantitative data and qualitative
Trexler and Associates, Inc.
Trexler and Associates, Inc. (TAA) is active in the emerging field of climate change risk
management and in identifying and implementing greenhouse gas emissions reduction and
offset strategies. TAA is implementing several carbon-offset projects internationally and
in the United States. Projects in TAA's portfolio include landfill and sewage treatment
plant methane capture and cogeneration, energy efficiency, reforestation and forest
protection, and rural electrification through photovoltaics.
UK Emissions Trading Scheme
The UK emissions trading scheme is the world's first economy-wide greenhouse gas trading
scheme. Several organizations have voluntarily taken on a legally binding obligation to
reduce their emissions against 1998-2000 levels, delivering over 4 million tonnes carbon
dioxide equivalent emission reductions by the final year of the scheme. More details are
available at www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/trading/index.htm
UNCTAD GHG Emissions Trading
The goal of the programme is to reduce the impact of climate change by helping foster the
development of an integrated global emissions trading system in which all countries would
participate based on the accepted principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.
A Plurilateral Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading System (www.unctad.org/ghg/projects/ghget.htm)
has been launched which will provide support to interested governments, corporations and
non-governmental organizations for the development of a plurilateral market for trading in
greenhouse gas emission allowance and certified emission reduction credits.
UNIDO Knowledge Network for Industrial Technology
The UNIDO Knowledge Network for Industrial Technology Transfer (KNITT) aims to facilitate
the development and application of new knowledge to 'enable' industrial activities under
the project-based mechanisms (the clean development mechanism and joint implementation) of
the Kyoto Protocol in developing and transition economy countries. KNITT consists of
inter-linked national networks each supporting the application of locally relevant
knowledge to the processes of identification, screeening and implementation of industrial
CDM projects (assessment, transfer, adaptation, adoption and diffusion of industrial
greenhouse-gas mitigation technologies) in their countries.