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Climate Action Summit: Small nations’ ambition can’t outweigh major emitter inaction

Published 17:02 on September 23, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:05 on September 24, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Nearly 60 countries at the Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday committed to increase their GHG reduction targets ahead of next year’s Paris Agreement deadline, yet their efforts were overshadowed by larger emitters refuting the UN chief’s calls for higher ambition.

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France convinces Germany to consider EU carbon border measure

Published 20:33 on September 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:13 on September 21, 2019  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Germany has agreed to France’s urgings to consider an EU carbon border measure, adding to the increasing number of European proponents for a policy to shield the bloc’s industry from foreign rivals not faced with comparable environmental limits.

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California endorses contentious Tropical Forest Standard for sector-based deforestation reduction

Published 03:16 on September 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 02:03 on September 21, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB endorsed the controversial Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) on Thursday, coming roughly 10 months after the agency first attempted to greenlight the framework that could serve as a model for jurisdictional REDD programmes in compliance-based and voluntary carbon markets.

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EU falters on whether to resist UN moves to exclude flights from ETS

Published 18:37 on September 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:12 on September 19, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The EU is poised to leave open whether to defend its right to include flights in its ETS, despite expectations that the UN’s ICAO will seek to shut down what many see as the world’s most ambitious aviation climate policy.

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China backs Paris, but silent on new targets ahead of NYC climate summit

Published 09:53 on September 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:40 on September 17, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

China on Tuesday laid out its position ahead of next week’s climate summit in New York, pledging a 100% commitment to the Paris Agreement but stopping short of promising to increase its own ambitions.

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Switzerland aims to sign up 20 ITMO activities by next year

Published 19:25 on September 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:24 on September 13, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s carbon credit procurement agency Klik aims to select 20 GHG-reducing activities by the middle of next year, with three confirmed Paris Agreement emission trade initiatives serving as insight into what the country is seeking.

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China, Russia blast “unfair” CORSIA, as EU’s resolve tested on aviation ETS

Published 23:02 on September 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:29 on September 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

China and Russia have blasted the ICAO’s CORSIA aviation offsetting mechanism as unfairly burdening emerging economies, setting up a testing triennial Assembly of the UN aviation body that also threatens the EU’s inclusion of flights in its carbon market.

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California Tropical Forest Standard sets high environmental bar, incentivises communities -experts

Published 23:39 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:40 on September 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

International communities could struggle to meet the criteria set by California’s proposed Tropical Forest Standard (TFS), but the adoption of the policy may incentivise them to begin addressing deforestation, according to experts.

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Companies left out of UN emissions trade as work drags on

Published 18:17 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:17 on September 9, 2019  /  Africa, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The private sector has limited access to a slowly emerging international carbon market as governments are likely to take another two years to finalise its rules, experts said on Monday.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Where next for EU carbon prices?

Published 15:48 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:18 on September 5, 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, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Hear the views and pick the brains of five of the market’s top analysts at the 4th annual Carbon Forward conference and training day in London on Oct. 16-18.

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