The United States accounts for 25% of the Global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. To keep pace with growing electricity demands, the U.S and developing countries are turning more to coal-fired generation with correspondingly greater GHG emissions and other forms of pollution. Therefore, it is imperative to focus on what can be done to reverse this trend. At the same time, technologies for renewable energy generation and energy efficiency are available, and increasingly, these are being deployed on a cost-competitive basis. Environmental financial trading and the markets offer a solution and a way forward through Green Trading!
Environmental financial trading began in the U.S in 1995 and has since spread to many countries. Green Trading Markets provides valuable information on continued U.S innovations in the context of the global development of green commodity markets.
* New ways of leveraging existing assets.
* New revenue streams and new opportunities for commodity trading.
* various approaches to improving management of greenhouse gases.
* Maximising renewable enegy sources
Foreward, Preface and Introduction
1. Green Trading: Convergence of the Capital Markets and the Environment
2. Carbon/Greenhouse Gas Transparency and Socially Responsible Investing
3. The U.S. Political Landscape and Its Impact on Environmental Trading
4. Global Greenhouse Gas Markets: Where Do We Go from Here?
5. Initial Observations from the First Year of the Chicago Climate Exchange
6. White, Green, and Black Certificate Trading: The Italian Experience
7. Expanding Markets for Renewable Energy Certificates: Progress and Challenges
8. Wind Energy: Promoting a Cleaner Energy Future
9. Of Crystal Balls and Market Fundamentals: Anticipating GHG Prices
10. Integrating Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management into Capital Projects Planning
11. Developing an Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investment Fund
12. C-Lock-A Method to Maximize Carbon Sequestration Value to Agro-forestry Producers and Purchasers
13. Attracting Institutional Investment into the Australian Forestry Sector
14. Terrestrial Carbon Offsets for Industry Portfolios
15. Information Technology: Enabling and Accelerating Environmental Markets
16. Green Trading Markets: Where Are We Now?
Resources on Green Trading
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