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Norway and Suriname to explore carbon credits for preventing deforestation -report

Published 10:24 on July 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:29 on July 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Norway and Suriname are said to be exploring an arrangement where the South American country would earn carbon credits for keeping its tropical forest intact, according to a local news report.

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UK considers transport offsetting as developers eye domestic carbon market

Published 18:25 on July 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:25 on July 18, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UK has launched a consultation looking into mandating all transport providers to offer passengers the chance to offset their journeys over land, air, and sea to help bring down the sector’s carbon emissions.

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Five more tropical forest countries selected to World Bank’s REDD Fund

Published 17:43 on July 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:43 on July 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has selected emission reduction programmes from five developing countries to participate in the organisation’s Carbon Fund, bringing the nations a step closer to signing agreements seen as a possible base for forestry international emissions trade.

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UPDATE – Ghana notches REDD agreement with World Bank carbon fund

Published 17:14 on July 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:50 on July 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ghana will take in up to $50 million for protecting its forests under the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCFP), becoming the third African nation to sign the REDD deal seen as a base for possible international emissions trade.

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EU finmins keep ETS on table in search for post-Brexit cash, as flight tax plans advance

Published 16:55 on July 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:55 on July 9, 2019  /  Aviation, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

EU finance ministers on Tuesday kept on the table the option of earmarking a fifth of ETS auction revenues for the post-Brexit 2021-2027 central EU budget, and discussed a bloc-wide aviation carbon tax as France pushed ahead with its own plans.

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Iceland’s bankrupt WOW Air served with record EU ETS non-compliance fine

Published 16:14 on July 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:14 on July 8, 2019  /  Aviation, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Grounded Icelandic airline WOW Air has been hit with a record €27 million penalty for non-compliance under the EU ETS.

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EU low-cost airline emissions climb in June, teeing up big ETS bills for 2019

Published 14:04 on July 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:00 on August 8, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Carbon emissions from two of Europe’s biggest low-cost airlines rose month-on-month in June, putting both on track to record higher CO2 output and face costlier EU ETS bills this year.

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Road to COP25: Governments weigh the untapped potential of UN emissions trade

Published 19:39 on June 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:21 on June 27, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

International emissions trade under the Paris Agreement looks unlikely to realise its potential for cost-effective climate action as governments remain wary about its benefits, even as advocates say pilot initiatives offer credible examples.

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Conference Producer, Carbon Forward – London

Published 15:08 on June 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:55 on June 28, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Job Postings, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Newsletter, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Care about climate change? An exciting opportunity has emerged for a Conference Producer to manage the organisation of Europe’s flagship carbon market events.

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Netherlands won’t wait for EU lead on aviation tax, sees others joining

Published 16:48 on June 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:48 on June 21, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The Netherlands won’t wait for the EU’s protracted lawmaking process to launch an aviation carbon tax and expects several fellow member states to follow or extend their own initiatives.

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