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Carbon consultancy Ecofys loses director to government role

Published 22:50 on November 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:50 on November 14, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

A veteran carbon consultant is leaving Ecofys for a role in the road, water and waterways agency of the Dutch government.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: As REDD talks progress in Bonn, question arises: who can use the term “REDD+”?

Published 14:15 on November 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:15 on November 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Towards the end of summer, climate negotiators learned of three trademark applications that were filed in May of this year. One was for the logo “REDDPLUSX”, which is described as a carbon credit brokerage. Another was for the logo “RRU”, which are proposed carbon credits generated by saving or supporting forests under the Paris Agreement. But it was the third, for the logo REDD+, that raised eyebrows across the climate community.

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UK slaps £800k in EU ETS non-compliance penalties on 30 companies

Published 17:52 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:52 on November 13, 2017  /  Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Middle East, US  /  No Comments

Thirty-five UK-based big-emitting facilities and airlines, operated by 30 firms including energy company ConocoPhillips and investment bank Morgan Stanley, have been hit with more than £800,000 ($1.05 mln) in non-compliance fines related to the EU ETS.

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COP23: Bypassing Trump, Canada and Mexico team up with 15 US state governors on climate

Published 16:37 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:47 on November 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Climate Talks, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Canada, Mexico, and a coalition of 15 US state governors signed a declaration committing to jointly strengthen their climate action on Monday, aiming to defy the Trump administration.

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COP23: NAMA Facility launches biggest-ever funding call as UK puts up more cash for poorer nations

Published 12:16 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:24 on November 13, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

The NAMA Facility launched its fifth funding call seeking applications from carbon-cutting projects in the developing world, as  EU donors collectively provided a record €85 million as they see the mitigation mechanism transitioning into the Paris-era.

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COP23: Northeastern US states renew push for possible market-based policy to cut transport emissions

Published 11:56 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:51 on November 13, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Seven northeastern US states and the District of Columbia on Monday launched a public consultation process for a regional approach to cutting carbon emissions, with a market-based approach identified as one potential outcome.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Forest carbon projects can narrow emissions gap, but not all are created equal

Published 11:08 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:05 on November 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Before year-end climate talks began in Bonn, Germany last Monday, the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) published its 2017 Emissions Gap Report, which warned that existing climate action plans – called “Nationally Determined Reductions” (NDRs) – won’t keep global temperatures from rising 2oC.

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COP23: US non-state actors collate climate efforts but will take another year to assess GHG impact

Published 18:30 on November 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:33 on November 13, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

An alliance of US cities, states, and businesses accounting for more than half the country’s economy said Saturday they remain committed to the Paris Agreement and will work towards collating the impact of their various mitigation measures by next autumn.

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COP23: German government launches tender to buy 82k CERs to offset summit

Published 21:10 on November 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:17 on November 10, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The German government has launched a tender to buy 82,000 “high-quality” CERs, preferably from projects in small island developing states (SIDS), to offset emissions stemming from the UN climate summit it is co-hosting in Bonn.

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CORRECTED – COP23: Germany puts €50m towards N2O abatement, eyes €20m in offsets via World Bank auction platform

Published 14:30 on November 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:49 on November 15, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany will spend €50 million in directly funding N2O nitric acid abatement in developing countries and is aiming put an additional €20 million towards buying CDM or voluntary offsets via the World Bank’s auction platform emerging out of the Pilot Auction Facility (PAF).

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