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Don’t link carbon markets, policymakers are told

Published 01:37 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on March 22, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

Linking carbon markets increases volatility and makes it less likely that they achieve emission reductions, an article in the journal Nature argued, proposing instead that policymakers “keep it simple” on carbon pricing.

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Rich nation carbon price must reach $190/t without CO2-sucking -IRENA/IEA

Published 13:08 on March 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:08 on March 20, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Carbon prices must reach $190/tonne by 2050 in all developed countries in order to meet the Paris Agreement goal of staying well below 2C without resorting to negative CO2 technologies, according to a report by international agencies IEA/IRENA and commissioned by Germany.

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US climate programmes in firing line as Trump seeks widespread funding cuts

Published 17:20 on March 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:16 on March 16, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

A leaked draft executive order from the Trump Administration directs the EPA to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, alongside a host of other requirements targeting US climate policies.

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New tool helps track country progress towards Paris goals

Published 09:21 on March 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:22 on March 13, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

Climate Action Tracker on Monday launched a new online tool containing decarbonisation data from 41 nations across the world to help track progress towards meeting the targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.

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COMMENT: EU ETS threat to shipping is ‘wake-up call’, says EU climate boss Delbeke

Published 18:22 on March 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:16 on March 7, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping, Views  /  No Comments

Europe’s top climate official Jos Delbeke outlines why the global shipping sector needs a firm emissions objective in its climate action plans and why doubts among EU lawmakers that such work will be sufficiently robust are a wake-up call to all.

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CDM board delves deeper into voluntary market to save its struggling scheme

Published 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board has decided to reach out to companies involved in voluntary offsetting and wider corporate responsibility efforts in an attempt to shore up more appetite for CERs, which continue to languish below €0.30 amid scarce demand.

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Poland’s coal-rich Silesia region leading race to host 2018 UN climate talks

Published 16:54 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:26 on February 24, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

At least five Polish cities are in the running to host the UN’s COP24 climate talks in 2018, but a pair in the country’s coal-mining hub of Silesia appear to be the leading candidates.

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Using wood for power may undermine global climate efforts -report

Published 13:21 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:34 on February 23, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Governments are wrongly assuming that burning wood for power is carbon neutral, according to a new report adding to mounting evidence that could have drastic consequences for meeting Paris Agreement goals and for utilities counting on the fuel source to hit emission targets such as those under the EU ETS.

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CDM’s executive board elects new chairs

Published 19:09 on February 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:53 on February 21, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, Kyoto Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board has elected its new leaders to head the board this year, the UN’s climate change secretariat announced by email on Monday.

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Global climate efforts to persevere with or without the US -Moody’s

Published 13:47 on February 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:47 on February 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Institutional and private sector forces will continue to drive global efforts to reduce GHG emissions even if US climate policy is moderated or reversed by the President Trump and his administration.

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