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Carbon markets in question as payment uncertainties loom

Carbon markets in question as payment uncertainties loom

A surge in carbon removal technologies raises questions about sustainable funding sources.

Lydia DePillis reports for The New York Times.

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In new scramble for Africa, an Arab sheikh is taking the lead

A company established by a Dubai sheikh is finalizing agreements with African nations to manage vast tracts of their forests and sell the carbon credits. Critics are concerned the deals will not benefit Africans and will just help foreign governments perpetuate high emissions.
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Va. environmentalists sue to block Youngkin from exiting carbon market

The Southern Environmental Law Center filed suit Monday to block Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) from withdrawing Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
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Forest campaign group renews charge that carbon credit verification schemes are flawed

The Rainforest Foundation UK claims that all the leading carbon credit verification schemes have allowed millions of credits to enter the voluntary carbon market which do not accurately represent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
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Pa. forest owners look to carbon market to help manage their trees

The Family Forest Carbon Program was developed to provide landowners with resources to create more carbon storage on their land through growing healthy trees.
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Even without human-driven deforestation, climate change threatens some forests

In a study published in Science, researchers analyzed a set of climate and ecosystem models to predict the risks that climate change poses to forests.

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Youngkin administration outlines plan to withdraw Virginia from carbon market by regulation

Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration announced their newest plans for how they intend to withdraw Virginia from a regional carbon market Wednesday, a move critics say is not allowed by law, would drain important state programs of funding, and would hurt the fight against climate change.

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