DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f14315/the_growth_of_carb) has announced the addition of the "The Growth of Carbon Investment Funds 2008" report to their offering.
The 3rd Edition of Research Reports International's The Growth of Carbon Investment Funds report is a 100-page study of the development of Carbon Procurement Vehicles, generally known as Carbon Investment Funds.
As the commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol grows nearer, interest in acquiring carbon credits is reaching a feverish pace. While governments and companies can use bilateral trades, brokers, or exchanges to acquire the credits needed to meet their greenhouse gas reduction targets; the time, cost, and expertise required make this method prohibitive for many. In addition, the limited availability of credits in the market means that demand is chasing a limited supply.
In order to both ease the acquisition and increase the supply of credits, many participants are putting their money into Carbon Investment Funds. These funds provide the large pool of capital and expertise needed to achieve the targets set by the Kyoto Protocol.
The Growth of Carbon Investment Funds report provides an overview of the key drivers of interest in carbon reduction - climate change and the Kyoto Protocol. It discusses the different mechanisms available for reducing or offsetting carbon emissions, as well as the type of carbon credits being created and the markets for trading those credits. Next, the report focuses in specifically on carbon funds providing a history of their development and an analysis of the different types of funds and investors. Finally, it provides profiles of 54 leading carbon funds including fund size, fund description, investment strategy, and portfolio details
Key Topics Covered: ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS OVERVIEW OF CLIMATE CHANGE - What are Greenhouse Gases? - How do GHGs Impact Climate? - The Kyoto Protocol - Current Status of Carbon Investing CARBON INVESTMENTS - Carbon Reduction Mechanisms - Types of Carbon Reduction - Types of Carbon Credits - Carbon Trading OVERVIEW OF CARBON INVESTMENT FUNDS - World Bank - Types of Carbon Fund Investors CARBON FUND PROFILES - Asia Pacific Carbon Fund - Austrian JI/CDM Program - Baltic Sea Region Testing Ground Facility - Belgium JI/CDM Programme - BioCarbon Fund - CAF-Netherlands CDM Facility - Carbon Assets Fund - Carbon Fund for Europe - Carbon Partnership Facility - CARE Brasil Social Carbon Fund CERUPT - Cheyne Carbon Fund - China Methane Recovery Fund - Cilmate Cent Foundation - Climate Change Capital Carbon Funds - Community Development Carbon Fund - Danish Carbon Fund - DanishCarbondk - Dexia-FondElec EEER Fund - EIB-KfW Carbon Programme ERUPT/CERUPT - European Carbon Fund - European Kyoto Fund - Fondo de Carbono para la Empresa Espanola - Finnder - FinE Carbon Fund - Forest Carbon Partnership Facility - Global Asian Clean Energy Services Fund - Gold Carbon Capital Fund - Greenhouse Gas Credit Aggregation Pool - ICECAP Carbon Portfolio - IFC - Netherlands Carbon Facility - Italian Carbon Fund - Japan Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund - KfW Carbon Fund - Kyoto Mechanisms Credit Acquisition Program - Latin American Carbon Program - Luso Carbon Fund - Merzbach Carbon Finance - Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund - Natsource Carbon Asset Pool - NEFCO Carbon Fund - Netherlands CDM Facility - Netherlands European Carbon Facility - Netherlands EBRD Carbon Fund - Nordic Carbon Fund - Peony Capital - Prototype Carbon Fund - Sindicatum Carbon & Energy Fund - Spanish Carbon Fund - Swedish International Climate Investment Programme - Trading Emissions - Umbrella Carbon Facility - UN Millenium Development Goal Carbon Facility
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