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UPDATE – More stakeholders weigh in ahead of German climate plan announcement

Published 17:52 on September 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:32 on September 18, 2019  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The German government will on Friday unveil its comprehensive new climate plan, which is said to centre around a domestic emissions trading scheme for the country’s transportation and heating sectors.

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Colombia’s Boyaca region to launch Latin America’s first emissions trading scheme

Published 14:32 on September 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:32 on September 17, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Colombian region of Boyaca will launch Latin America’s first emissions trading scheme next month.

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Dutch Supreme Court advisors support higher GHG target ruling

Published 12:08 on September 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 12:17 on September 13, 2019  /  Aviation, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Advisors to the Dutch Supreme Court on Friday recommended that a judicial ruling ordering the country’s government to set a deeper emissions reduction target be upheld, in a move that could help establish a global precedent in forcing states to act to prevent climate change.

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Merkel’s Union parties to propose German carbon market for non-EU ETS sectors

Published 21:59 on September 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:13 on September 13, 2019  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Germany’s ruling CDU/CSU parties will next week propose a comprehensive national climate package centred around an emissions trading scheme for transportation and buildings, which recycles revenue back to consumers and companies and features allowance price controls.

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Colombia carbon tax-linked offset cancellations slow on supply, administrative bottlenecks

Published 22:07 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:31 on September 17, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The surrendering of Colombian offsets to comply with the country’s carbon tax has slowed this year due to an extreme supply squeeze and administrative delays.

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ROUNDUP: US Democratic presidential candidate climate town hall

Published 16:38 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:38 on September 5, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field outlined their ideas for decarbonising the US economy on Wednesday night, with the candidates’ presentations revealing a split on carbon pricing and on when the country should hit net-zero emissions.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Where next for EU carbon prices?

Published 15:48 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:18 on September 5, 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, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Hear the views and pick the brains of five of the market’s top analysts at the 4th annual Carbon Forward conference and training day in London on Oct. 16-18.

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Hydrogen could decarbonise global steel production with $35-50/t carbon price -report

Published 09:21 on August 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:39 on August 29, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Zealand  /  No Comments

Hydrogen could replace fossil fuels in the steel-making process and help decarbonise the sector globally almost completely by 2050 with a carbon price of around $35-50, a report said Thursday.

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Climate Action Reserve salvaging Ontario grassland protocol with voluntary Canadian initiative

Published 22:22 on August 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:32 on August 28, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Offset registry Climate Action Reserve (CAR) is aiming to finalise its voluntary Canadian grassland offset protocol this fall after the Ontario government cancelled the entity’s WCI contract earlier this year, and the methodology could still be used in federal or provincial-run compliance markets. 

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US presidential candidate Sanders sets out energy decarbonisation by 2030, $200 bln GCF contribution

Published 18:32 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

US Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders unveiled Thursday his wide-ranging environmental plan modelled on the Green New Deal, aiming to decarbonise the country’s energy supply over the next 10 years and ramp up America’s international climate commitments under the UN Paris Agreement and Green Climate Fund (GCF).

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