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Cruise line MSC seeks CO2 neutrality through blue carbon offsets

Published 18:34 on November 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:34 on November 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Swiss-based MSC Cruises aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its marine fleet operations by Jan. 2020 through offsetting, and plans to increasingly rely on blue carbon projects to maintain the goal, it announced Friday.

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Nepal to sign World Bank REDD deal next month -media

Published 17:16 on November 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:04 on November 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Nepal will ink its GHG reduction agreement with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) in December, local media reported Friday, in a move that would make it the first Asian nation to forge the REDD deal seen as a possible base for international emissions trade.

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EXCLUSIVE – Developers Assemble: EcoSecurities alumni regroup to relaunch iconic offset firm for new era of carbon markets

Published 21:39 on November 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:54 on November 8, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

EcoSecurities, one of the most iconic developers of the offset project boom of the 2000s, is being relaunched by a team of its alumni and co-founders, Carbon Pulse has learned, gearing up to trailblaze once again in a new era of international carbon markets.

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FEATURE: A year out, UN’s CORSIA aviation scheme mired in offset supply struggles

Published 01:43 on November 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:53 on November 6, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme is just over a year away from entering into force, but a myriad of supply- and reputation-related concerns is clouding the horizon for airlines and investors, not least the fact that it remains unclear exactly which credits will be eligible.

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Airlines seek out cheaper offsets even before CORSIA costs hit

Published 00:52 on November 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:36 on November 6, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Most airlines already seek out bargain basement carbon credits for their passenger offset programmes and are likely to be even less picky once CORSIA obligations start, a conference heard on Tuesday.

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Spain approved as new host of COP25 climate talks, with dates unchanged

Published 14:14 on November 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:06 on November 5, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Spain’s offer to host this year’s UN climate talks has been approved, the international organisation said Friday, with Madrid set to be the venue after Chile pulled out due to ongoing protests in the country.

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Chile pulls out of hosting COP25 climate talks amid protests

Published 14:47 on October 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:22 on November 1, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Chile has pulled out of hosting this year’s COP25 UN climate talks, as well as next month’s APEC Summit, President Sebastian Pinera announced on Wednesday, as a wave of violent riots continues to grip the country.

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Ramped-up donations keep UN climate fund going, defying US snub

Published 15:26 on October 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 06:58 on October 26, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) refilled its coffers on Friday as a group of mostly wealthy nations upped their pledges to keep the UN’s flagship climate finance vehicle afloat, despite the US refusing to pay up.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019: UK will update Paris NDC early next year, wants EU to follow -minister

Published 22:53 on October 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 07:19 on October 19, 2019  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

The UK will update its Paris Agreement pledge early next year and is seeking the EU to follow in step or slightly later in encouraging other nations to act, UK climate minister Ian Duncan said Friday.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Will small forest owners finally be able to tap carbon markets?

Published 14:50 on October 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:25 on October 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Wong family of Peru amassed a fortune building up a chain of supermarkets, but much of their wealth today is in real estate – including the 220,000-hectare (543,400-acre) Madeacre forestry concession that family’s late patriarch, Erasmo Wong, cobbled together in the province of Tahuamanu.

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