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UPDATE – Spain steps in with offer to host COP25 climate talks after Chile withdrawal

Published 16:02 on October 31, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:10 on November 1, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Spain has offered to host this year’s UN climate talks in Madrid, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said Thursday, after Chile pulled out due to ongoing protests in the country.

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Chile pulls out of hosting COP25 climate talks amid protests

Published 14:47 on October 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:22 on November 1, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Chile has pulled out of hosting this year’s COP25 UN climate talks, as well as next month’s APEC Summit, President Sebastian Pinera announced on Wednesday, as a wave of violent riots continues to grip the country.

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Singapore firm launches blockchain-based exchange for CORSIA-eligible carbon credits

Published 10:31 on October 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:24 on October 30, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, International, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Singapore-based venture AirCarbon has launched a blockchain-based exchange for trading of tokens to be backed by carbon credits eligible in the global aviation sector’s CORSIA offset scheme, the company said Wednesday.

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Tax CO2 from largest emitters $75/t by 2030 to avoid 2C temperature rise, says IMF

Published 01:22 on October 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:38 on October 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A global temperature rise of 2 degrees C could be avoided if large emitting countries collectively adopt a carbon tax of $75/tonne by 2030, as well as other ambitious actions, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund.

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German cabinet approves tweaked climate package, sending it to parliament

Published 22:47 on October 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:37 on October 9, 2019  /  Aviation, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Germany’s ministerial cabinet on Wednesday approved the government’s new €54 billion climate plan after making a few tweaks, sending the proposals to tackle non-EU ETS emissions for passage by parliament and state lawmakers.

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Low-cost EU airline emissions dive in September

Published 17:37 on October 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:29 on November 8, 2019  /  Aviation, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Two of Europe’s biggest low-cost airlines posted a month-on-month decline in their carbon emissions in September.

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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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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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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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Air France to offset all domestic flight emissions from 2020

Published 16:59 on October 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:36 on October 1, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Air France will from next year offset the emissions from all of its nearly 500 daily domestic flights, the airline’s CEO announced late Monday.

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