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CARBON FORWARD: Voluntary demand steady but prices fall as market confronts Paris-era doubts

Published 00:06 on September 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:42 on September 29, 2017  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The voluntary carbon market is maintaining demand from corporate buyers but average prices are falling as developers work out the best way to secure their future under a global climate regime that may otherwise squeeze them out.

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Expanding into land use, the climate finance vehicle that Trump might just want to keep

Published 14:39 on September 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:39 on September 22, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, South & Central  /  No Comments

A climate investment vehicle partly funded by rich nations including the US this week agreed its third round of funding for innovative finance instruments, expanding into previously under-served areas such as cattle ranching and cloud forests.

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More confusion as EU, US make conflicting statements about Trump’s Paris withdrawal

Published 11:22 on September 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

There was more policy confusion surrounding the US position on the Paris Agreement this weekend after claims from government officials that the country would remain in the 2015 climate pact were refuted by White House spokespeople and members of Trump’s cabinet.

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Companies need 3-5 years to bed in climate risk disclosures, laws ultimately needed -FSB Task Force

Published 14:59 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:59 on September 14, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Companies will need three-to-five years to refine how they disclose their climate risks in their mainstream financial reporting, but the voluntary practice will eventually need to be made mandatory, according to a key advisor to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

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EU Parliament votes to put CORSIA aviation offset scheme under closer watch

Published 12:04 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:04 on September 13, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The European Parliament on Wednesday voted to extend the suspension of extra-European flights from the EU ETS, but called for a review of the UN’s CORSIA scheme that could see those routes become regulated under the bloc’s carbon market again in the future.

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BRICS seen backtracking on Paris commitments as responses emerge to Trump pull-out

Published 10:45 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:16 on September 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

BRICS nations are showing signs of wanting to delay their commitments under the Paris Agreement, a former US climate negotiator said Wednesday, sparking concerns that the biggest developing countries could be backtracking on their pledges in response to the US pulling out of the 2015 pact.

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Investors, climate need tight post-2020 CER restrictions -report

Published 10:45 on September 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:58 on September 12, 2017  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The types of CERs eligible for use under the Paris Agreement or other emerging programmes such as CORSIA must be restricted to ensure the integrity of new markets and the confidence of investors, researchers have warned.

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Energy, investor trends to maintain US GHG cuts despite Paris withdrawal -Moody’s

Published 18:26 on September 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:22 on September 7, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The US will continue to see its GHG emissions decline in spite of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement, ratings agency Moody’s said, adding that growing investor and shareholder preferences for corporate sustainability will support the trend.

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Interest in funding SDGs is broadening beyond climate -survey

Published 22:42 on September 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:42 on September 5, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Interest in funding projects across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is growing across public and private sectors, with most potential investors willing to crowd together to maximise impact, a survey found on Tuesday.

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France, Germany target prompt conclusion for EU ETS reform talks, other carbon pricing efforts

Published 23:22 on September 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:14 on September 5, 2017  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

France and Germany are targeting a final agreement on post-2020 EU ETS reforms ahead of the Nov. 6-17 UN climate talks and have vowed to consider enhanced carbon pricing in the energy sector.

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