Forest Carbon Portal
"Ecosystem Marketplace’s Forest Carbon Portal is a clearinghouse of information, feature stories, event listings, project details, ‘how-to’ guides, news, and market analysis on forest-based carbon sequestration projects. Deforestation and land-use change are responsible for 17% of the world’s human-driven greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity decline, and an incredible loss of ‘ecological capital.’ Discussions of how to incorporate forestry and agriculture more fully into cap-and-trade schemes and voluntary carbon markets are moving at a rapid pace, and the quick evolution of the discourse – combined with data gaps and a lack of knowledge of the capacity-building activities being organized around the world – has called for a centralized hub of information to which stakeholders can turn. For these reasons, we have created the Forest Carbon Portal.
Launched at the December 2008 UN Climate Conference of the Parties in Poznan, Poland, this satellite site to Ecosystem Marketplace exists to fill knowledge and ‘market intelligence’ gaps with the goal of stimulating progressive land-based carbon market offset projects policy in the regulated markets, and successful pilot projects in the voluntary markets. It is designed for the investor, the student, the policymaker, the project developer, the analyst, the broker, the retailer, and the conservationist. In other words, if you have an interest in land-based carbon sequestration, these resources are for you."