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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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Australia sees record low project registration as market turns back on ERF

Published 09:21 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:27 on February 27, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

A record low number of new carbon-cutting projects have registered ahead of Australia’s next Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction, causing observers to question whether the mechanism could be revived even if the government were to top up funding.

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NZ Market: NZUs barely budge but hold above NZ$18

Published 09:55 on February 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:33 on February 24, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon allowances have traded in a narrow range for two weeks running but are holding above the NZ$18 ($13) level as major sellers remain on the fence.

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Poland’s coal-rich Silesia region leading race to host 2018 UN climate talks

Published 16:54 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:26 on February 24, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

At least five Polish cities are in the running to host the UN’s COP24 climate talks in 2018, but a pair in the country’s coal-mining hub of Silesia appear to be the leading candidates.

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Using wood for power may undermine global climate efforts -report

Published 13:21 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:34 on February 23, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Governments are wrongly assuming that burning wood for power is carbon neutral, according to a new report adding to mounting evidence that could have drastic consequences for meeting Paris Agreement goals and for utilities counting on the fuel source to hit emission targets such as those under the EU ETS.

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First Asia, then the world: Consortium touts climate benefits from global power grid expansion

Published 10:53 on February 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:03 on February 22, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's Offset Market, Japan, Other APAC, South Korea  /  No Comments

An industry-funded research consortium on Wednesday backed the establishment of a new interconnected grid across north and east Asia, and eventually the world, that it said could bring CO2 emissions down to half of 1990 levels by 2050.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – February 2017

Published 21:23 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:23 on February 21, 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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COMMENT: Labor’s climate policy could remove the need for renewable energy targets

Published 02:23 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:23 on February 21, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

An Australian Emissions Intensity Scheme would provide a stable carbon policy and would likely remove the need for fresh renewable energy targets in the future, argues the Grattan Institute’s Tony Wood.

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Singapore to implement carbon tax in 2019

Published 09:02 on February 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:17 on February 21, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Singapore will implement a tax of S$10-20 ($7-14) per tonne of CO2 from 2019, with revenue used to fund further emission cuts, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said Monday.

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