PRLog - April 19, 2011 - GIBRALTAR, Gibraltar -- Climate change has emerged as an important theme for investors in recent years, evidenced by the growing numbers of shareholder resolutions related to climate change, the significant increase in renewable energy investments and the huge growth in the value of the carbon emissions markets, now estimated to be worth €160 billion per annum.
Carbon markets grew to $127 billion in 2010, nearly doubling from 2007 levels. Rapid growth is also expected over the next ten years. Some industry projections forecast the carbon markets will reach $3 trillion by 2020. Whilst regulation is creating a number of national and international cap and trade schemes, financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley have rapidly expanded their carbon businesses.
Barclays Capital has forecast 42% growth in the value of carbon credits by 2012.
For investors this could mean that carbon credits represent an exciting opportunity to become directly involved with high-impact, ethical investments that deliver real, measurable benefits to people and the environment. The value of carbon credits is likely to increase significantly as the markets mature and the international demand for carbon increases.
Baron Traders Limited. Registered in Gibraltar. Registered Number: 105368 Registered Office: Don House, 30-38 Main Street, Gibraltar.
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Baron Traders Limited is a 100% owned Gibraltar owned company formed in 2010 to facilitate the purchase of VCS / Gold standard carbon credits between provider/owner and investor.
Baron Traders have access to the global carbon markets operating a hassle-free, unique platform that enables investers a range of carbon credits generated from low carbon, energy efficiency and sustainability projects around the world.