UN chief praises EU proposal to temporarily curb oversupply of emission allowances

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed a move by the European Parliament to support the proposal to backload permits from the European Union's carbon market.

Africa ripe for carbon offset deals, UN tells forum

Africa presents a good opportunity for carbon offset projects, United Nations experts told a continent-wide meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said today.

Carbon credit scheme could propel action on climate change – UN

A United Nations-backed gathering on how to scale up a carbon credit system wrapped up today, with participants agreeing that the mechanism can help contribute to a successful outcome at this December’s climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, which aims to conclude an ambitious new pact to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

UN agency devises calculator to estimate carbon footprints of flights

The United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has unveiled a carbon calculation tool on its website that allows travellers to estimate the “carbon footprint” for any given flight they take.