Carbon theme heats up as markets suffer the crunch

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Providers are launching new ways to access carbon trading as the theme gathers momentum during the global market downturn. Sterling Waterford Securities has listed a carbon credit note on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, while index provider Dow Jones has partnered with the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) to offer a new series linked to global emissions.

At a London commodities seminar last month, certified emission reductions (CERs) were named one of the key ideas for current markets, along with