(January 21, 2011) Cases of fraud and corruption have plagued carbon markets since their inception more than five years ago. As recent media reports suggest, officials in charge of regulating these markets have failed to keep them clean.
(December 17, 2010) The U.N. backtracks on its promise to suspend approval of carbon credits for contentious projects, writes Brady Yauch.
(October 20, 2010) Ukraine is the latest country to face allegations of fraud connected with carbon credits, writes Brady Yauch.
(October 8, 2010) Mark Schapiro, from the Center for Investigative Reporting, writes about the increasing complexity of policing the emerging carbon market.
(October 1, 2010) In one of the UN’s most important schemes for tackling climate change, auditing companies may have too many temptations to misbehave thanks to conflicts of interest reminiscent of the financial crash, writes Chelsea Wald for Deutsche Welle.
(July 6, 2010) Brady Yauch writes that, far from failing to prevent carbon emissions, new allegations say the U.N’s carbon credit scheme is actually paying polluters to increase their polluting ways.
(June 23, 2010) A British company is alleged to have bribed Liberian officials in a carbon credit deal, writes Brady Yauch.
(May 3, 2010) The carbon market may suffer a fallout similar to what happened recently to the subprime market in the United States.
(April 28, 2010) An overview of carbon fraud.
(January 8, 2007) China is turning its environmental problems into a shrewdly managed financial asset, capitalizing on corporate and governmental efforts to curb global warming. How much China’s actions will do for the atmosphere remains an open question.