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CDM board delves deeper into voluntary market to save its struggling scheme

Published 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board has decided to reach out to companies involved in voluntary offsetting and wider corporate responsibility efforts in an attempt to shore up more appetite for CERs, which continue to languish below €0.30 amid scarce demand.

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ClimateCare partners with Gold Standard as voluntary market broadens across development goals

Published 12:39 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:01 on February 27, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Non-profit certifier Gold Standard has partnered with UK-based project developer ClimateCare to help it promote to companies a new standard for projects that will apply across all types of climate and development goals.

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South Africa prescribes more delays, consultations for long-awaited carbon tax

Published 00:29 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:29 on February 23, 2017  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA  /  No Comments

The introduction of South Africa’s long-awaited carbon tax looks doubtful this year after the government announced via its 2017 budget more delays and consultations for the bill.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – February 2017

Published 21:23 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:14 on March 22, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary markets have been steady over the past month with many buyers preparing their purchase strategy for the year rather than engaging actively in the market. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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Deutsche Post DHL gains first certification under Gold Standard’s new fairtrade mark

Published 18:46 on January 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:37 on January 13, 2017  /  Africa, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL Group has become the first company to get a carbon-cutting project certified under the Fairtrade Climate Standard, a new joint venture between certifiers Gold Standard and Fairtrade.

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COMMENT: Reassured optimism trumped US leadership worries at COP22 -EEM

Published 19:24 on January 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:24 on January 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

As a broker, advisor and technology provider within the voluntary carbon market, European Environmental Markets (EEM) has keenly followed developments at the COP22 in order to see if the momentum from the 2015 Paris UN climate talks would translate into further significant developments within our sector and climate finance more broadly.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: A topsy-turvy 2016 sets tone for turbulent 2017 in forest carbon

Published 22:35 on January 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:35 on January 4, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ecosystem Marketplace’s Steve Zwick summarises the past year in forest carbon and sets the scene for what is expected to be a choppy 2017 for the market.

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Green Climate Fund approves $320 million in new project disbursements

Published 08:58 on December 15, 2016  /  Last updated at 17:22 on December 15, 2016  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund at its latest board meeting approved $320 million in funding for eight new mitigation and adaptation projects, but delayed a decision on a simplified approval process for LDCs and small island nations.

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Fiji, Poland tapped as next COP hosts

Published 16:42 on November 17, 2016  /  Last updated at 16:42 on November 17, 2016  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

Fiji will chair next year’s UN climate summit in the German city of Bonn while Poland has proposed to once again host the talks in 2018, sources told Carbon Pulse.

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Study urges stronger control over carbon offset market

Published 12:17 on November 8, 2016  /  Last updated at 12:21 on November 8, 2016  /  Africa, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The international carbon offset market needs an independent monitoring process to guarantee the credibility of credits, a Stanford University-led study said, highlighting a Kenya-based project that it showed huge discrepancies between its own findings and the project-owners’ reports.

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