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Governments go slow on UN shipping speed limits, barely tighten new vessel standards

Published 21:45 on May 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:31 on May 18, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Governments held up work this week on near-term emission reductions measures for international shipping until later in the year while tightening standards for new vessels that are largely being met anyway.

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Canadian Conservative climate plan to lean more on int’l offsetting, leader suggests

Published 00:52 on May 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:09 on May 16, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Canadian federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has suggested his party’s long-awaited climate plan will aim to hit the country’s Paris Agreement targets by relying more on the purchase of international offsets compared to domestic abatement spurred by carbon pricing.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: How carbon markets can boost biodiversity and slow climate change

Published 15:35 on May 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:35 on May 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

We must take advantage of natural climate solutions if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Yet setbacks – such as an incomplete Paris Rulebook – have raised concerns amongst stakeholders, worried that without UN guidance on carbon markets, they cannot confidently scale up the required policies and programs. The Nature Conservancy has released a new guide that highlights why many are already taking action to make use of markets in funding NCS, and how businesses can thoughtfully take similar steps today amidst a developing regulatory landscape.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2019 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 10:31 on May 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:37 on May 8, 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, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Learn how to survive and thrive in carbon markets by joining us at the 4th annual CARBON FORWARD conference & training day where we will be joined by the pre-eminent experts to discuss a programme developed by environmental market experts and based on feedback from companies like yours.

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IMF suggests global carbon price floors to bolster Paris pact

Published 21:28 on May 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:18 on May 6, 2019  /  Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Big-emitting countries could voluntarily agree to set a carbon price floor to guarantee minimum emission cuts while securing global competitiveness for industry, senior IMF officials have suggested.

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EU lawmakers urge California to reject REDD, fearing wider use by airlines under CORSIA

Published 20:59 on April 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 08:53 on April 25, 2019  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California should reject the use of REDD tropical forest protection credits under its carbon market because it won’t ensure emission cuts and could pave the way for much greater use by airlines under the UN’s CORSIA offsetting mechanism, a cross-party group of EU lawmakers warned on Wednesday.

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Alberta oil sands leading Canada’s emissions further off track from Paris target -data

Published 21:42 on April 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:50 on April 16, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

Canada’s economy-wide emissions rose in 2017 on the back of higher output in Alberta’s oil and gas sector, leading the country further away from hitting its GHG target under the UN Paris Agreement, according to government data released Monday.

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CORRECTION: Nations seek to shift gears on UN Article 6 carbon market talks

Published 20:01 on April 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:12 on April 17, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments are looking to change their approach on agreeing to a global rulebook for carbon markets in an effort to avoid a repeat failure that almost crashed the UN climate talks last year.

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ANALYSIS: Uptick in voluntary carbon market activity still awaiting post-2020 clarity

Published 23:17 on April 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 12:44 on April 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A rise in voluntary market issuances over the past year could signal that entities are preparing for the start of multiple international emissions trading regimes in the next decade, but some cautioned there still may be too much risk to engage in early purchasing.

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New Zealand appoints carbon market expert in climate ambassador role

Published 10:04 on April 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:04 on April 10, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Climate Talks, International, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand has made a seasoned carbon market negotiator its new climate change ambassador.

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