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Climate finance vehicle picks 9 new initiatives to support in emerging nations

Published 12:26 on February 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:26 on February 16, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Public-private climate investment vehicle The Lab has selected nine initiatives from over 100 applications to support for this year, with funding expanding into land-use sectors.

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VCS becomes Verra: Voluntary market certifier changes name in rebranding

Published 23:30 on February 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:30 on February 15, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon market certifier Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) has changed its name to Verra in a rebranding that it says reflects its broadening portfolio of sustainable development and environmental standards.

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ANALYSIS: CORSIA’s wide-door offset policy may give airlines fewer clues on costs

Published 23:00 on January 31, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:03 on January 31, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Multiple offset certifiers expect to meet required standards for the global CORSIA aviation offset scheme, potentially resulting in a fragmented market that will give airlines more supply options but less idea of cost.

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Gold Standard adds voluntary project tool to measure gender equality progress

Published 15:07 on January 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:32 on January 15, 2018  /  Africa, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Non-profit certifier Gold Standard has begun to offer investors a way to measure gender equality progress in climate protection projects in the developing world, a part of its effort to broaden interest in funding development across poorer countries.

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Virgin Atlantic becomes latest firm to shun credits from controversial Cambodian REDD project

Published 18:59 on January 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:59 on January 10, 2018  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airline Virgin Atlantic has become the latest firm to remove a Cambodian REDD+ project from its portfolio of offset sources, according to media reports, amid ongoing claims that large areas covered by the initiative were subject to rampant deforestation.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: When ranking clean cookstoves, don’t let the perfect become enemy of the good

Published 19:25 on January 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:25 on January 9, 2018  /  Africa, EMEA, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

When one Ghanaian worker demonstrated her cookstove, she first overfilled it and then used a carcinogenic plastic bag to start the fire. Observers gasped. “Does she know that’s bad for her health?” asked several of them. According to Ecosystem Marketplace, this incident reminds us that there’s more to clean cookstoves than the machines themselves.

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Owner of former offset developer Camco winds up carbon activities

Published 17:31 on January 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:21 on January 5, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Former carbon credit developer Camco is to close as London-listed parent firm RedT completes a long-standing strategy to focus purely on its energy storage business.

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South Africa publishes new draft carbon tax bill, with implementation further delayed

Published 19:44 on December 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:45 on December 15, 2017  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The South African government on Thursday published a second draft of its long-delayed carbon tax bill, making a number of amendments based on stakeholder comments received following the release of the previous iteration in 2015.

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BNP Paribas to launch voluntary carbon market platform next year

Published 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A division of French bank BNP Paribas is launching a voluntary carbon offset platform to help connect investors and other credit buyers with project developers.

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Global forest carbon finance falls 25% in 2016, report finds

Published 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Global funding for efforts to store carbon in forests dropped 25% to $662.1 million in 2016, according to Ecosystem Marketplace’s annual report on the state of forest carbon finance.

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