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World Bank announces new carbon pricing coalition co-chair, high-level competitiveness forum

Published 00:24 on April 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:24 on April 20, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) on Thursday named a new co-chair, while the group’s managing body the World Bank announced a high-level forum on carbon pricing and competitiveness amid the release of a report on decarbonising the global power and chemicals sectors.

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WRI: What’s changing as countries turn INDCs into NDCs? Five early insights

Published 13:53 on April 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:53 on April 19, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views  /  No Comments

Some countries aren’t waiting until 2020 to make changes to their national climate commitments. As countries ratify the Paris Agreement, some have decided to revise their INDCs and communicate the changes as part of their first NDCs. WRI provides a summary.

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Trading firms ALLCOT, AitherCO2 team up to bolster EU ETS offering

Published 15:39 on March 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:44 on March 23, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Carbon trading firms ALLCOT and AitherCO2 have joined forces to enhance their services for clients in the EU ETS, with a focus on emitters in Eastern Europe.

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UN floats draft rulebook for international emissions trade, keeps CERs on the table

Published 17:03 on March 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:03 on March 16, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN officials on Friday released a draft paper to help guide governments working on a year-end deadline to finalise rules on international emissions trade under the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2018 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Carbon Forward conference and training day. Spend two days with top experts, players, and decision-makers from the global carbon markets as they address today’s most attractive opportunities and pressing challenges. And join us for the EU ETS pre-conference training day organised by carbon market experts Redshaw Advisors, where you will learn how to effectively manage your carbon risk ahead of the looming overhaul of the bloc’s emissions trading scheme.

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Green Climate Fund board approves over $1b in fresh spending

Published 10:33 on February 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:10 on March 9, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

The board of the Green Climate Fund this week approved spending of over $900 million across 19 projects, including a large energy efficiency programme in Brazil and a private renewables scheme in India.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: The dirt on soil carbon

Published 20:17 on February 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:17 on February 27, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Conversations, EMEA, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Late last year, on the eve of global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, the National Academies of the Sciences published a paper called “Natural Climate Solutions”, which showed how we could simultaneously feed more people while slashing greenhouse-gas emissions just by improving the way we manage our forests, farms, and fields.

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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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