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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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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Can this Swiss feed supplement do for cows what Tesla is doing for cars?

Published 22:51 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:13 on June 23, 2017  /  Conversations, EMEA, International, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

More than 1.5 billion cows graze this great earth, and each of them has four stomachs. That’s 6 billion bloated bags of good and bad bacteria, some of which aids digestion but some of which steals the cows’ half-chewed grass and corn and emits massive amounts of methane. Ecosystem Marketplace talks to an entrepreneur who is looking to develop offsets from a feed supplement that kills some of the methane-emitting bacteria in a cow’s gut while leaving the digestion-helping bacteria intact.

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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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Reactions to Trump’s decision to pull the US out of Paris

Published 21:28 on June 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:39 on June 2, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will leave the Paris Agreement but is open to renegotiating a “fairer” deal. Below is a collection of reactions from lawmakers, experts and other stakeholders from around the world over the decision.

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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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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – May 2017

Published 10:44 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:03 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, 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 13:02 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, 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 21:14 on June 23, 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 21:14 on June 23, 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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