Carbon Trade Watch

Recent content by Carbon Trade Watch

Fact Sheet: Carbon Offsets

December 2009
What are carbon offsets? Why do they negatively impact environment? Isn't carbon trading better than nothing?  This fact sheet answers all your questions about carbon offsets.

Fact Sheet: Cap and Trade

December 2009
What is wrong with cap and trade? Who profits from these schemes? What is EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)? Can cap and trade markets be reformed?  This fact sheet answers all your questions about cap and trade.

350 Reasons that Carbon Trading won't Work

November 2009
As the UN climate talks in Copenhagen get closer, it is clear that the discourse on climate solutions has been hijacked by corporate interests. Carbon trading is being promoted as the only solution to the climate crisis, pushing aside alternative approaches...and it's proving to be a farce.

Carbon Trading

September 2009
A guide to why carbon trading will not work in justly tackling climate change and what alternatives might.

The Carbon Connection

April 2008
Background notes Português Watch the whole film online

The Carbon Connection

April 2008
Two communities, connected by bearing the brunt of the new trade in carbon dioxide, make their own films about living with the impacts of the trade in carbon. A devastating expose of the impact of pollution trading in North and South, as well as the power of multimedia to bring communities together in resistance.

EU energy package: a licence to carry on polluting

January 2008
New EU rules announced as part of the European Commission’s energy package, released today, will do little to cut carbon emissions without more fundamental changes to the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS). The Commission has been subjected to a fierce bout of industry lobbying as it looks to replace free emissions permits with an auction system, although this has been subjected to a series of opt outs and will not take full effect until 2020. “The EU has compromised to corporate lobbyists again” says Tamra Gilbertson of Carbon Trade Watch, a project of the Transnational Instit

The Carbon Connection

January 2008
New documentary examines the impact of carbon trading.