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Carbon Emissions/Trading/Finance


Carbon Emissions Trading
Links to sources on carbon trading.
Carbon Disclosure Project Reports Access methods vary.
Global Carbon Atlas Provides a number of ways to visualize carbon dioxide emissions and flux data, and to compare between countries and regions over time (1960 – 2012).
ESS Dive Data on global climate change including carbon dioxide, water vapor, energy balances, carbon cycles, and gas emissions. 
Carbon Majors

Historical production data from 122 of the world’s largest oil, gas, coal, and cement producers. This data is used to quantify the direct operational emissions and emissions from the combustion of marketed products that can be attributed to these entities. The data spans back to 1854 and contains over 1.42 trillion tonnes of CO2e covering 72% of global fossil fuel and cement emissions since the start of the Industrial Revolution in 1751.

World Bank Climate Finance Web Site  
North American Carbon Program Multidisciplinary research program designed to obtain scientific understanding of North America's carbon sources & sinks and of changes in carbon stocks needed to meet societal concerns and to provide tools for decision makers.
Vulcan Project Quantifies North American fossil fuel carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at space & time scales much finer than has been achieved in the past.
International Energy Agency Detailed international data on carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion.
World Development Indicators In addition to supplying economic & social data, environmental data including land use & agricultural production, energy production & use, and emissions. Data as early as 1960.
Sage Data  Includes data from the World Resources Institute (discontinued), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (weather data), and the Environmental Protection Agency (air quality).
ProQuest Statistical Insight Index to statistical publications issued by the U.S. Government, international & inter-governmental organizations, and non-U.S. governmental sources including state governments, associations, commercial publishers, universities, and independent research organizations.
Environmental Data Explorer United Nations Environment Programme Data portal to international & regional data on many aspects of the environment including agriculture, air quality, biodiversity, coral reefs, ecosystems, endangered and threatened species, emissions, erosion, forests, human settlements, land use, ozone, pesticides, and weather.

Excel file for RICE model as of April 26, 2010
Examines alternative outcomes for emissions, climate change, and damages under different policy scenarios. It uses an updated version of the RICE model (Regional Integrated model of Climate and the Economy). New projections suggest that substantial future warming will occur if no abatement policies are implemented. The model also calculates the path of carbon prices necessary to keep the increase in global mean temperature to 2 degrees C or less in an efficient manner.