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New Zealand government names climate commission chair-designate

Published 07:08 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:38 on October 9, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand climate change minister James Shaw announced the chairperson of the country’s independent Climate Change Commission on Tuesday.

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Battle over agriculture emissions threatens NZ govt’s pursuit of bipartisan climate policy

Published 05:11 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:40 on October 9, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand’s opposition National party is threatening to not support the coalition government’s Zero Carbon Act, as disagreement over how to handle the country’s agriculture emissions heats up.

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Increased coal consumption pushes up South Korea’s GHG emissions

Published 11:15 on October 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:15 on October 7, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea’s greenhouse gas emissions rose 2.4% in 2017, the government announced Monday, with the increase largely driven by higher coal use for electricity generation and steel production.

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NZ Market: NZUs ease off as market struggles for momentum

Published 06:05 on October 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:28 on October 7, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon permits on Monday fell back to the lower end of their recent range, curbed by the ongoing policy inertia and the fixed price option (FPO).

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ICAO moves toward long-term GHG goal, CORSIA launch despite opposition from 25 nations

Published 23:44 on October 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:23 on October 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Assembly on Friday backed the progression of work on setting a long-term emissions target for aviation and to advance the UN body’s CORSIA global offsetting mechanism towards operationalisation, though a fifth of the countries in attendance voted against the two resolutions in a surprise secret ballot.

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South Korea plans tighter CO2 caps for ETS companies next decade

Published 11:17 on October 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:17 on October 4, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korea plans to reduce the number of allowances issued to participants in its emissions trading scheme over the 2020s as part of its strategy to meet Paris Agreement obligations, according to a draft government climate plan.

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Cambodia pushes for REDD deal with Germany

Published 14:01 on October 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:33 on October 3, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD  /  No Comments

Cambodia has asked Germany to consider buying some of its nature-based carbon credits, the government said in a statement, likely putting the country’s REDD programme in the frame.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – UK climate minister Duncan to deliver keynote speech

Published 11:13 on October 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:57 on October 2, 2019  /  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, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

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Australia’s offset issuance drops to just above 100k

Published 09:59 on October 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:48 on October 2, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator this week issued slightly more than 100,000 carbon credits, with all the units awarded to vegetation-based projects.

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EZ does it: Declining CO2 price trajectory necessary to counter climate uncertainty -study

Published 22:47 on October 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:08 on October 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

Carbon prices should start high and decline over time to combat the environmental and economic cost of long-term inaction, according to research published Tuesday, advocating turning the conventional approach on its head.

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