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US climate programmes in firing line as Trump seeks widespread funding cuts

Published 17:20 on March 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:16 on March 16, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

A leaked draft executive order from the Trump Administration directs the EPA to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, alongside a host of other requirements targeting US climate policies.

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Russian group claims first blockchain CO2 trade but security benefits weighed

Published 19:12 on March 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:06 on March 16, 2017  /  Africa, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Russian Carbon Fund has claimed the first carbon credit transaction using blockchain technology, buying African VCUs from developer Aera Group in an effort to build a carbon trading hub in the country.

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New tool helps track country progress towards Paris goals

Published 09:21 on March 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:22 on March 13, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

Climate Action Tracker on Monday launched a new online tool containing decarbonisation data from 41 nations across the world to help track progress towards meeting the targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.

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NAMA Facility identifies 7 more projects for support

Published 17:58 on March 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:58 on March 10, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

The NAMA Facility has pre-selected seven projects to receive support to develop as NAMAs under its €60 million fourth funding call using donations from Germany and the UK.

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Voluntary market data from CTX for Mar. 10, 2017

Published 12:08 on March 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:08 on March 10, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX).

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Global shipping needs a firm GHG goal amid EU threat -EU’s Delbeke

Published 18:59 on March 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:22 on March 6, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Nations must agree on an explicit emissions goal for international shipping to help earn the trust of EU lawmakers and avoid regional measures, according to Europe’s top climate official.

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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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First proposals for CORSIA-approved aviation offset criteria due this year -ICAO

Published 00:12 on March 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:12 on March 4, 2017  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Initial recommendations on what emission credits should be allowed in the UN’s new global aviation offset scheme will be made this year, a senior ICAO official said this week, potentially giving airlines and low-CO2 project developers the first investment signals in what is expected to be a multi-billion dollar carbon market.

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Voluntary market data from CTX for Mar. 3, 2017

Published 18:37 on March 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:14 on March 4, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX).

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Voluntary exchange CTX gains traction after relaunch, fee cut

Published 18:37 on March 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:38 on March 3, 2017  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary market hub Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) is attracting new business following a global re-launch and drastic fee cut, with plans to offer exclusive deals and a move into emerging compliance markets on the horizon, according to CEO Adrian Rimmer.

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