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Experts suggest carbon border measures against US as EU, China move closer on climate

Published 22:49 on July 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:49 on July 16, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

The rest of the world should retaliate against the US’ escalating trade tariffs with carbon border adjustments rather than tit-for-tat countermeasures, according to researchers.

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China CORSIA withdrawal reports inaccurate, official tells media

Published 17:49 on July 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:49 on July 9, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Reports that China has withdrawn from the voluntary first phases of the UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme are inaccurate, according to a representative of China’s delegation to ICAO.

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Mystery of illegal ozone-depleting emissions solved, say environmental investigators

Published 14:15 on July 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:39 on July 9, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Environmental sleuths have tracked down what they believe is the location of a large illegal source of ozone-destroying emissions.

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GCF talks collapse, chief resigns as US funding hole looms larger

Published 14:35 on July 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 05:19 on July 5, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, REDD  /  No Comments

A four-day meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) board broke on Wednesday without taking any major decisions, as rich and poor nations rowed and failed to tackle how to replenish the GCF’s rapidly depleting funds currently lacking a US contribution.

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China withdraws intention to participate in ICAO’s CORSIA aviation offset scheme

Published 17:44 on July 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:54 on July 3, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

China has officially withdrawn its intention to participate in the UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme, Carbon Pulse has learned, dealing a massive blow to efforts to rein in the sector’s rising emissions.

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Mayday: Weak ambition, Chinese backtracking threaten future of CORSIA global aviation offset scheme

Published 20:22 on June 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:59 on June 29, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Fears are mounting that ICAO’s international aviation offsetting mechanism could collapse well before its 2021 start as China backtracks and other nations resist, while the scheme’s rules get severely weakened or delayed by infighting.

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ICAO adopts CORSIA aviation offset rulebook, postpones key decisions as China looks to back out

Published 00:37 on June 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:51 on June 29, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s aviation agency ICAO adopted its CORSIA rulebook on Wednesday, snubbing several governments’ calls for changes while giving airlines few additional signals on what offsets they can use to comply.

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France renews push for EU trade policy to link with Paris climate deal

Published 21:13 on June 25, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:13 on June 25, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

France’s environment ministers are pushing for the EU’s trade policy to be brought into line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement, in what many will see as a retaliatory move aimed at the US.

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Number of EU ETS participants holding surplus drops by half -survey

Published 19:10 on June 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:10 on June 6, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

The number of EU ETS-covered companies holding a surplus of allowances has more than halved over the past year, according to a worldwide survey by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon.

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Voluntary carbon market unwise to continue outside blurred lines of Paris Agreement, experts warn

Published 22:47 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:47 on May 23, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon market developers risk being crowded out of existence by increasingly expansive climate policies worldwide unless they quickly work out a way to earn revenues within the scope of the Paris Agreement, experts said at an event on Wednesday.

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