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Global carbon pricing coalition turns focus to shipping

Published 15:48 on May 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:48 on May 25, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, Shipping, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank-led Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition has launched a maritime programme aimed at helping shipping companies adopt internal carbon pricing, smoothing the path for a globally-applied mandatory measure.

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Lawyer up: More lawsuits being filed against governments for climate inaction

Published 22:39 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:25 on May 25, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Zealand, Other APAC, US  /  No Comments

Lawsuits seeking to hold governments to account for their climate-related commitments are on the rise, with over 650 filed in the US alone – almost three times the number recorded in the rest of the world.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: The agenda for this year’s event is taking shape…

Published 15:44 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:46 on May 23, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Following the immense success of the inaugural Carbon Forward 2016 conference and training day, this year Carbon Forward 2017 will delve deeper into the issues affecting companies with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and other carbon markets worldwide.

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Firms face push for transparency on internal carbon pricing -World Bank

Published 11:27 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:01 on May 23, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Companies may soon have to be more transparent on how rigorously they apply internal carbon pricing amid mounting pressure to address climate risks from regulators and investors, according to the World Bank’s head climate official John Roome.

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After the money dries up, CDM project discontinuation risks vary drastically -study

Published 23:31 on May 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:53 on May 23, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Some CDM project types face considerably higher risks than others of being discontinued due to the disappearance of carbon offset revenues, a new study shows, threatening to raise CO2 emissions by roughly a billion tonnes in the developing world if the facilities are dismantled.

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UN climate negotiators plough on as US withdrawal prospect overshadows details

Published 20:58 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:16 on May 19, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

The UN’s intersessional climate talks wrapped up on Thursday after making incremental progress on a Paris Agreement rulebook, with observers drawing hope from emerging details of efforts by major economies to counter the impact of a potential US withdrawal from the process.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – May 2017

Published 10:44 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:44 on May 18, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this month’s issue, ALLCOT looks at a reported rise in demand for CP1 CERs and what it means for VERs, plus they examine a new policy brief from The Gold Standard that suggests the development of NDCs risks marginalising carbon offsetting.

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Carbon market expects to avoid Trump backfire -survey

Published 09:00 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:19 on May 18, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

Most global carbon market participants don’t expect the Trump presidency to directly impact international emissions markets, according to an annual survey by Thomson Reuters, although more respondents than before said CO2 markets are doing little to cut emissions.

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NAMA pipeline keeps building as nations seek Paris use for them -report

Published 18:03 on May 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:10 on May 16, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The number of NAMAs being planned continues to increase despite a chronic lack of funding as many developing nations want to use them to meet their pledges under the Paris Agreement.

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ICAO opens talks on offsets with World Bank REDD programme

Published 17:37 on May 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:37 on May 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO is in talks with the World Bank-led Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) as part of the agency’s ongoing work into whether REDD credits could be allowed into its CORSIA global offset scheme.

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