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UPDATE – Incoming British PM Johnson names new environment, energy ministers

Published 23:39 on July 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:23 on July 25, 2019  /  Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Incoming British Prime Minster Boris Johnson has named new minsters in charge of energy and the environment after more than half of the Conservative cabinet resigned or was sacked upon his arrival at Downing Street earlier Wednesday.

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Norway and Suriname to explore carbon credits for preventing deforestation -report

Published 10:24 on July 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:29 on July 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Norway and Suriname are said to be exploring an arrangement where the South American country would earn carbon credits for keeping its tropical forest intact, according to a local news report.

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Five more tropical forest countries selected to World Bank’s REDD Fund

Published 17:43 on July 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:43 on July 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has selected emission reduction programmes from five developing countries to participate in the organisation’s Carbon Fund, bringing the nations a step closer to signing agreements seen as a possible base for forestry international emissions trade.

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EU won’t bring deeper emission goal to UN chief’s September summit

Published 18:34 on July 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 07:03 on July 12, 2019  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

The EU won’t showcase a deeper collective emission cut goal at September’s UN Secretary General climate summit, officials said on Thursday, dashing hopes that the bloc’s leaders could return to the table this summer to agree a net zero 2050 goal.

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UPDATE – Ghana notches REDD agreement with World Bank carbon fund

Published 17:14 on July 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:50 on July 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ghana will take in up to $50 million for protecting its forests under the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCFP), becoming the third African nation to sign the REDD deal seen as a base for possible international emissions trade.

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G19 holds together on climate despite US efforts

Published 05:18 on July 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:59 on July 2, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

The Group of 20 major economies once again failed to agree a united line on tackling climate change on Saturday, but 19 of them held together despite US efforts to encourage others to join it in exiting the Paris Agreement.

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Road to COP25: Governments weigh the untapped potential of UN emissions trade

Published 19:39 on June 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:21 on June 27, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

International emissions trade under the Paris Agreement looks unlikely to realise its potential for cost-effective climate action as governments remain wary about its benefits, even as advocates say pilot initiatives offer credible examples.

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Conference Producer, Carbon Forward – London

Published 15:08 on June 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:55 on June 28, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Job Postings, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Newsletter, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Care about climate change? An exciting opportunity has emerged for a Conference Producer to manage the organisation of Europe’s flagship carbon market events.

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Hundreds of major investors pressure G20 on climate targets, carbon pricing

Published 09:17 on June 26, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:15 on June 26, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan  /  No Comments

Nearly 500 investors managing $34 trillion worth of capital are urging G20 nations to strengthen their Paris Agreement targets, and put in place policies to achieve those goals, including meaningful prices on carbon emissions and targets for phasing out fossil fuel subsidies.

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New UN Article 6 text emerges to raise hopes of emission trade deal this year

Published 17:53 on June 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:48 on June 26, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN produced a new draft text on rules covering international emissions trade on Tuesday, after governments broke a deadlock that some observers said raises the prospects for a deal later this year on the Paris Agreement’s divisive Article 6.

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