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Nepal to sign World Bank REDD deal next month -media

Published 17:16 on November 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:04 on November 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Nepal will ink its GHG reduction agreement with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) in December, local media reported Friday, in a move that would make it the first Asian nation to forge the REDD deal seen as a possible base for international emissions trade.

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EXCLUSIVE – Developers Assemble: EcoSecurities alumni regroup to relaunch iconic offset firm for new era of carbon markets

Published 21:39 on November 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:54 on November 8, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

EcoSecurities, one of the most iconic developers of the offset project boom of the 2000s, is being relaunched by a team of its alumni and co-founders, Carbon Pulse has learned, gearing up to trailblaze once again in a new era of international carbon markets.

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FEATURE: A year out, UN’s CORSIA aviation scheme mired in offset supply struggles

Published 01:43 on November 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:53 on November 6, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme is just over a year away from entering into force, but a myriad of supply- and reputation-related concerns is clouding the horizon for airlines and investors, not least the fact that it remains unclear exactly which credits will be eligible.

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Spain approved as new host of COP25 climate talks, with dates unchanged

Published 14:14 on November 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:06 on November 5, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Spain’s offer to host this year’s UN climate talks has been approved, the international organisation said Friday, with Madrid set to be the venue after Chile pulled out due to ongoing protests in the country.

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Bank fund repays $1.2 million to Norway after misspending REDD funds

Published 11:17 on November 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:05 on November 1, 2019  /  Africa, EMEA, International, REDD  /  No Comments

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has over the past few months paid back NOK 11 million ($1.2 mln) to Norway after one of the funds it manages was found to have misspent funds meant to pay for forest protection, Norwegian development agency Norad said this week.

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UPDATE – Spain steps in with offer to host COP25 climate talks after Chile withdrawal

Published 16:02 on October 31, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:10 on November 1, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Spain has offered to host this year’s UN climate talks in Madrid, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said Thursday, after Chile pulled out due to ongoing protests in the country.

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Chile pulls out of hosting COP25 climate talks amid protests

Published 14:47 on October 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:22 on November 1, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Chile has pulled out of hosting this year’s COP25 UN climate talks, as well as next month’s APEC Summit, President Sebastian Pinera announced on Wednesday, as a wave of violent riots continues to grip the country.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Will small forest owners finally be able to tap carbon markets?

Published 14:50 on October 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:25 on October 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Wong family of Peru amassed a fortune building up a chain of supermarkets, but much of their wealth today is in real estate – including the 220,000-hectare (543,400-acre) Madeacre forestry concession that family’s late patriarch, Erasmo Wong, cobbled together in the province of Tahuamanu.

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CDM hits dual milestones ahead of UN carbon offset scheme’s potential conclusion

Published 22:53 on October 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:30 on October 14, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) passed two noteworthy milestones this month, as countries prepare to determine whether to wind up the project-based carbon finance programme.

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Tax CO2 from largest emitters $75/t by 2030 to avoid 2C temperature rise, says IMF

Published 01:22 on October 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:38 on October 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A global temperature rise of 2 degrees C could be avoided if large emitting countries collectively adopt a carbon tax of $75/tonne by 2030, as well as other ambitious actions, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund.

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