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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: How Trump’s budget hits the environment, agency-by-agency

Published 13:19 on March 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:19 on March 17, 2017  /  Americas, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

Ecosystem Marketplace provides a breakdown of the environmental impacts by department of President Trump’s draft 2018 budget, ranked by depth of cut on a percentage basis.

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INTERVIEW: Q&A with Glen Murray, Ontario minister of climate change and environment

Published 19:59 on March 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:59 on March 15, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

Minister Murray is leading Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade programme, for which the first auction will be on Mar. 22. Canadian Clean Energy Conferences asked him for an update on key programme developments including the post-2020 market design, offset protocols, and the linkage with the Western Climate Initiative.

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COMMENT: EU ETS threat to shipping is ‘wake-up call’, says EU climate boss Delbeke

Published 18:22 on March 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:16 on March 7, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping, Views  /  No Comments

Europe’s top climate official Jos Delbeke outlines why the global shipping sector needs a firm emissions objective in its climate action plans and why doubts among EU lawmakers that such work will be sufficiently robust are a wake-up call to all.

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COMMENT: European carbon market – cutting emissions or just counting allowances?

Published 12:41 on February 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:29 on February 24, 2017  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

Rachel Solomon Williams of Sandbag explains why there is there is one more chance to fix this structural problem of the EU ETS in the current round of negotiations after EU Parliament deliberations have left the carbon market cold.

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INTERVIEW: Canada’s Enbridge on compliance, customers comms, CO2 reductions and the need for market certainty

Published 21:50 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:51 on February 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

As Manager of Carbon Strategy and Integrated Resource Planning for Enbridge Gas Distribution, Fiona Oliver-Glasford has a unique perspective on compliance strategies and challenges under Ontario’s cap-and-trade program. Canadian Clean Energy Conferences spoke with Oliver-Glasford to gain insight on how Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company is navigating the new cap-and-trade landscape.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – February 2017

Published 21:23 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:14 on March 22, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary markets have been steady over the past month with many buyers preparing their purchase strategy for the year rather than engaging actively in the market. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: How two First Nations and a small Canadian town tapped carbon finance to better manage their shared forest

Published 17:15 on February 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on February 16, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Tom Cole, the operations manager at Cheakamus Community Forest, has a mental list of what he calls “Tom’s magic spots” – hidden-away gems he’s gotten to know over 30 years of exploring these British Columbia woods. One is a little lake that acts as an “absolute mirror”; he swears that “you can’t tell if you’re looking at the lake or looking at reality.”

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STATS: MEP roll-call vote data from the post-2020 EU ETS reform vote

Published 14:56 on February 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:56 on February 16, 2017  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

There were 14 roll-call votes as MEPs considered post-2020 reforms to the EU ETS at bill’s first reading on Feb. 15. Herein is a summary of how lawmakers voted on each amendment and the entire package.

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REPORT: Emissions Trading Worldwide – ICAP Status Report 2017

Published 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

The International Carbon Action Partnership’s Status Report 2017, released on Feb. 15, provides a testament to the evolution of emissions trading from textbook assumptions to the real world. With the launch of China’s national ETS later this year, carbon markets will operate in economies generating close to half of the world’s GDP and covering more than 15% of global emissions.

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COMMENT: Should the UK stay or should it go? The consequences of a divorce with the EU ETS

Published 15:50 on February 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:50 on February 16, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Views  /  No Comments

As the UK prepares for Brexit, its future participation in the EU ETS is unclear. At least one MEP doesn’t think the country has a future in the market, while the British government says the issue is still part of ongoing negotiations. What alternatives does the UK have? Researchers at LSE’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment outline a few of them.

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