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US presidential candidate Sanders sets out energy decarbonisation by 2030, $200 bln GCF contribution

Published 18:32 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

US Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders unveiled Thursday his wide-ranging environmental plan modelled on the Green New Deal, aiming to decarbonise the country’s energy supply over the next 10 years and ramp up America’s international climate commitments under the UN Paris Agreement and Green Climate Fund (GCF).

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – EU renewable credit prices stumble ahead of France auction debut

Published 08:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:20 on August 22, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, 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

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Voluntary climate initiative sees 46 firms commit to set tougher goals

Published 22:40 on August 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:55 on August 21, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Forty-six companies worth $2.2 trillion have signed up to set tougher climate goals under the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) ahead of an October ratcheting up of ambition.

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Canadian Conservative climate plan seen missing Paris target by nearly 200 Mt -report

Published 22:31 on August 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:38 on August 21, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, International  /  No Comments

The Canadian federal Conservatives’ climate plan would take the country even further off its Paris Agreement GHG target by scrapping or altering a variety of CO2 pricing and clean fuel measures and replacing them with negligible or difficult-to-measure initiatives, according to a new policy brief.

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Norway halts forest payments to Brazil

Published 03:06 on August 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 08:07 on August 16, 2019  /  Americas, EMEA, International, REDD, South Korea  /  No Comments

Norway has halted payments to the Amazon Fund for deforestation efforts in Brazil, claiming the Bolsonaro government has broken the terms of their agreement.

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California senator urges ARB to oppose Tropical Forest Standard

Published 23:51 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:39 on August 15, 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 should not endorse its Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) next month because sector-based REDD offsets lack environmental and social integrity and fail to address the root causes of deforestation, a state senator said, potentially opening a bicameral rift over the already divisive issue.

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Germany suspends Brazil forest aid amid deforestation resurgence

Published 18:58 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:17 on August 13, 2019  /  Americas, EMEA, International, REDD, South & Central  /  No Comments

Germany is suspending some of its long-standing forest protection funding to Brazil because it doubts Brasilia is continuing preservation efforts.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Stick or twist: investors came to the EU ETS, but will they go?

Published 17:24 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:47 on August 12, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, 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 Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

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Glasgow selected as venue for UN climate talks in 2020

Published 16:07 on August 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:07 on August 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD  /  No Comments

Next year’s UN climate summit will be held in Glasgow, the UK government announced on Friday, assuming the country wins in its bid to host the annual conference.

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South Korean firms sign major CDM deal in Bangladesh

Published 01:44 on August 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:27 on August 9, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South Korea  /  No Comments

Korea Midland Power and trading firm Ecoeye have signed a deal with subsidiaries of Bangadesh’s state-owned oil and gas firm PetroBangla to develop a CDM project that will generate some 1 million carbon credits annually for use in the South Korean emissions trading scheme.

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