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Nordic nations float ITMO trade model with Peru

Published 18:56 on May 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:29 on May 17, 2018  /  Americas, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

Carbon-cutting activities in Peru’s waste sector could be developed using international emissions trade in a way that resolves many concerns over how carbon markets can contribute to the Paris Agreement, according to an initial draft of a study commissioned by Nordic countries.

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Switzerland approaches countries to host pilot crediting under Paris Agreement

Published 12:10 on May 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:38 on May 11, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Switzerland has begun talks with several developing nations to test pilot GHG-cutting initiatives, aiming to secure carbon credits that could be eventually used to help meet its Paris Agreement goal.

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UN adds more Paris rulebook talks as higher CO2 prices raise demand hopes

Published 18:56 on May 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 07:49 on May 11, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments have agreed to hold an extra week of negotiations on international emissions trade and other rules under the 2015 Paris Agreement, as two weeks of UN climate talks in Bonn ended Thursday yielding little progress.

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New initiative markets ‘blue carbon’ credits for climate resiliency

Published 17:43 on May 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:43 on May 10, 2018  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Green group The Nature Conservancy and insurance company XL Catlin have teamed up to develop ‘Blue Carbon Resilience Credits’ for marketing the benefits of ecosystems that combine carbon sequestration and climate change resiliency.

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Researchers tee up trial forestry ITMO trade from Colombia to Korea

Published 18:55 on May 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 03:30 on May 5, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Four research institutions have partnered to test a forest carbon trade that would involve transferring REDD carbon credits from Colombia to South Korea to help meet Paris Agreement goals.

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Renewables rise helps to close Paris gap as governments lag -analysts

Published 11:53 on May 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:53 on May 3, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Other APAC, Shipping, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

The faster-than-expected expansion of renewables worldwide is helping to narrow the gap to Paris Agreement goals, despite some governments making little progress on climate action and the effects of US President Trump’s policies not yet taking hold, researchers said Thursday.

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Carbon markets and their business proponents drawn into UN participation fight

Published 14:24 on May 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:37 on May 1, 2018  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The promotion of carbon markets by business groups including IETA has been labelled a “dangerous distraction” to climate action by transparency campaigners seeking a more clearly-defined structure for accessing UN climate negotiations.

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Pedal power: UN approves plans to allow bike lanes, sharing schemes to earn carbon credits

Published 23:55 on April 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:55 on April 30, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Projects that facilitate the use of bicycles in developing nations, including installing bike lanes and parking lots and implementing bike-sharing programmes, now qualify for carbon credits, a UN panel has decided.

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Amid CDM gridlock at UN, African states seek funding alternatives

Published 19:32 on April 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:32 on April 30, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Lacking buyers for their carbon credits, African nations are appealing to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other institutions to finance their carbon-cutting activities as Paris Agreement rulebook talks drag on.

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COP24: Inflated hotel prices, lengthy commutes await attendees at UN climate talks in Poland’s coal capital

Published 18:20 on April 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:03 on April 30, 2018  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

**Free to read for non-subscribers** – Planning on attending COP24 in Poland this December? Then prepare for inflated accommodation prices and daily commutes to the venue of potentially two hours or more each way.

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