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FEATURE – Off his radar: Low-key approach seen crucial to CORSIA evading Trump’s climate axe

Published 19:44 on July 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:18 on July 30, 2017  /  Americas, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement and his wider rollback of national climate policies has raised concerns over whether the country will fulfil its pledge to initially partake in the UN’s global aviation offset scheme, leading many to hope the issue stays off his radar.

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With Hollywood backing, US NGO offers up 2 million Kenyan REDD credits

Published 22:24 on July 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:06 on July 28, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Aviation, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Kenya’s locally-managed Chyulu Hills forest protection project is to offer 2 million REDD credits to individual and corporate voluntary buyers in a marketing drive from US NGO Conservation International.

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Germany launches tender to buy CERs to offset 2016 federal govt travel

Published 12:04 on July 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:04 on July 27, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany has launched a tender to procure offsets to neutralise the GHG emissions generated from the business trips of federal government officials in 2016.

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CDM board alters fee system to address growing number of unclaimed CERs

Published 16:44 on July 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:44 on July 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Carbon Taxes, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s Executive Board this week took steps to curb the increasing number of CERs that are sitting in UNFCCC ‘pending accounts’ awaiting payment of required issuance fees by their owners.

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EU lawmakers seek to put ICAO aviation scheme on closer watch

Published 09:38 on July 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:38 on July 12, 2017  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) voted on Tuesday to extend the suspension of extra-European flights from the EU ETS but called for a 2019 review of the UN’s CORSIA scheme that could see those routes again regulated under the bloc’s carbon market.

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Natixis unit to buy natural capital firm Althelia Ecosphere

Published 12:53 on June 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:01 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Mirova, a unit of French asset manager Natixis Global, has entered into exclusive talks to buy a majority stake in natural capital investor Althelia Ecosphere.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Super Early Bird 20% discount ends June 30

Published 16:12 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:15 on June 26, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**Save €200 with the Super Early Bird discount – Register by Friday** – CARBON FORWARD 2017 takes place Sep. 26-28 in Canary Wharf, London. The two-day conference (Sep. 27-28) is being held at the 5-star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, while the venue for the pre-conference Training Day (Sep. 26) is nearby and will be announced shortly.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for June 23, 2017

Published 17:38 on June 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:08 on June 30, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, China, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by CTX.

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Swiss-EU ETS link to advance after immigration hurdle side-stepped

Published 14:44 on June 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:44 on June 22, 2017  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Officials are preparing technical proposals this year to the link the EU and Swiss carbon markets after both jurisdictions resolved an overarching immigration issue.

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EU nations align with Brussels on keeping international flights out of ETS

Published 12:38 on June 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:50 on June 21, 2017  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

EU nations have agreed a position largely in line with a Brussels plan to extend the suspension of extra-European aviation emissions from the EU ETS until ICAO’s global CORSIA regulation is evaluated.

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