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CARBON FORWARD 2017: The agenda for this year’s event is taking shape…

Published 15:44 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:46 on May 23, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Following the immense success of the inaugural Carbon Forward 2016 conference and training day, this year Carbon Forward 2017 will delve deeper into the issues affecting companies with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and other carbon markets worldwide.

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Oregon-based Climate Trust seeks two new board members

Published 10:06 on May 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:23 on May 19, 2017  /  Americas, Conversations, Job Postings, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Climate Trust, a mission-driven, Oregon-based nonprofit that specializes in mobilizing conservation finance, is actively seeking candidates for two open seats on its enterprising Board of Directors.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – May 2017

Published 10:44 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:44 on May 18, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this month’s issue, ALLCOT looks at a reported rise in demand for CP1 CERs and what it means for VERs, plus they examine a new policy brief from The Gold Standard that suggests the development of NDCs risks marginalising carbon offsetting.

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Brussels held an 8-week consultation on its controversial aviation ETS plan and only four Germans responded

Published 22:25 on May 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:25 on May 8, 2017  /  Aviation, Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Four German citizens were the only respondents to an eight-week public consultation held by the European Commission over its divisive proposal to extend the limited coverage of the EU aviation ETS, and all four opposed the idea.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE – ANALYSIS: If Trump bails on Paris Agreement, at least he’ll be out of the way

Published 10:34 on May 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:39 on May 8, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

“We seek your leadership,” said Kevin Conrad, Papau New Guinea’s representative at the 2007 UN climate talks in Bali, to US Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky. “But if for some reason you’re not willing to lead, leave it to the rest of us. Please, get out of the way!” That was 2007. Ten years on, Ecosystem Marketplace’s Steve Zwick notes the feeling of deja vu and asks if the US will try to formally block progress or just “gunk things up” again.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE – Setting the rules of the game at the Bonn climate change talks

Published 15:21 on May 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:22 on May 3, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

What’s true for sports is true for tackling climate change: to make things happen, you have to agree on the rules of the game. Paula Caballero, Global Director of the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute and a former UN negotiator, explains.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE – Carbon Offsetting: Buyers’ Guide 1.0

Published 06:31 on April 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 06:31 on April 26, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ecosystem Marketplace’s Steve Zwick has come to suspect that lots of people want to offset their emissions but don’t know how. This is his effort to correct that.

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SAVE THE DATE – Carbon Forward 2017 Conference: The Impact of Brexit, Trump, Paris, EU ETS Phase 4, and More

Published 17:16 on April 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:16 on April 20, 2017  /  Bavardage, Conversations, Views  /  No Comments

Following the immense success of the inaugural Carbon Forward 2016 conference and training day last October, we are pleased to announce the dates for Carbon Forward 2017.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – April 2017

Published 15:02 on April 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:29 on May 18, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The voluntary market is facing up to a challenging period as a new global mechanism is developed by the United Nations and while companies pursue fast-growing markets in low-carbon energy.

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COMMENT: A note to UNFCCC staff on developments in the US, by UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa

Published 10:28 on March 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:28 on March 31, 2017  /  Americas, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

A reflection by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa for staff working at the UN agency regarding recent developments in the United States.

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