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IMO sets course for shipping emission cuts, but without final destination

Published 17:36 on July 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:36 on July 7, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Shipping, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on Friday sketched an outline under which it will flesh out its initial strategy to address shipping emissions by 2018, but it stopped short of committing to decarbonise the sector this century.

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Target the target: IMO resumes shipping emission goal-setting efforts

Published 20:26 on July 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:36 on July 4, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping  /  No Comments

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Monday resumed work that will determine whether its 2018 initial strategy to address international shipping emissions should contain far-reaching targets, binding measures, or merely warm words.

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Natixis unit to buy natural capital firm Althelia Ecosphere

Published 12:53 on June 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:01 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Mirova, a unit of French asset manager Natixis Global, has entered into exclusive talks to buy a majority stake in natural capital investor Althelia Ecosphere.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Super Early Bird 20% discount ends June 30

Published 16:12 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:15 on June 26, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**Save €200 with the Super Early Bird discount – Register by Friday** – CARBON FORWARD 2017 takes place Sep. 26-28 in Canary Wharf, London. The two-day conference (Sep. 27-28) is being held at the 5-star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, while the venue for the pre-conference Training Day (Sep. 26) is nearby and will be announced shortly.

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COMMENT: EU nations risk climate credibility with forest rules that would mask emission increases

Published 09:02 on June 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:36 on June 16, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Views  /  No Comments

Forest mitigation should be measured using a scientifically-objective approach, not allowing countries to hide the impacts of policies that increase net emissions, writes a group of environmental scientists led by Joanna House, a reader in environmental science and policy at the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol, UK.

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IETA managing director to join South Pole Group

Published 15:27 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:27 on June 14, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

IETA’s London-based managing director is leaving the emissions trading association to join consultancy, project developer and offset vendor South Pole Group.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Draft programme released

Published 17:34 on June 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:19 on June 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

We’re excited to release the draft programme for this year’s Carbon Forward 2017 conference and training day.

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US EPA boss Pruitt surprises with early exit from G7 environment ministers’ summit

Published 13:06 on June 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:50 on June 12, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt surprised fellow environment ministers at a G7 summit in Bologna, Italy on Sunday by leaving just hours after arriving in order to return to the US for a pre-scheduled cabinet meeting.

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Carbon floor price could form part of new French climate plan as govt hires experts

Published 18:09 on June 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:10 on June 8, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

France will soon announce a list of new climate policy actions, which could include a carbon floor price, as the country seeks to go beyond its international commitments in the wake of US President Trump’s decision last week to ditch the Paris Agreement.

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US treaty exit leaves questions over role in UN climate talks -Figueres

Published 12:57 on June 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:36 on June 8, 2017  /  Americas, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement leaves major questions over whether and how the US might influence international climate change negotiations over the next four years, former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told reporters in Beijing on Thursday.

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