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EZ does it: Declining CO2 price trajectory necessary to counter climate uncertainty -study

Published 22:47 on October 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:08 on October 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

Carbon prices should start high and decline over time to combat the environmental and economic cost of long-term inaction, according to research published Tuesday, advocating turning the conventional approach on its head.

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Emissions trade could save $250 bln/yr for climate action by 2030, study finds

Published 21:20 on September 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:13 on September 24, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

International emissions trade under a well-functioning Article 6 of the Paris Agreement could save as much as $250 billion per year by 2030 and improve the chances of meeting the pact’s climate goals, according to a study published Tuesday.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019: Navigating opportunities in global carbon markets

Published 14:50 on September 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:16 on September 25, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, 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** – Learn how companies and governments are aligning with the Paris Agreement and finding opportunities in carbon markets worldwide.

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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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