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BRICS seen backtracking on Paris commitments as responses emerge to Trump pull-out

Published 10:45 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:16 on September 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

BRICS nations are showing signs of wanting to delay their commitments under the Paris Agreement, a former US climate negotiator said Wednesday, sparking concerns that the biggest developing countries could be backtracking on their pledges in response to the US pulling out of the 2015 pact.

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ENERGY AND MINES: How is carbon shaping energy for mines?

Published 20:23 on September 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:23 on September 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Conversations, EMEA, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

With insights from mining leaders at Fortescue Metals Group, Gold Fields, Teck Resources, and Avalon Advanced Materials, this article looks at how carbon is driving new energy choices for the global mining sector.

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Companies expand on internal carbon pricing, still fall short -study

Published 18:50 on September 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:37 on September 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Large companies are expanding use of internal carbon pricing to reduce their carbon footprints, but these efforts still fall short of what experts suggest is needed.

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Investors, climate need tight post-2020 CER restrictions -report

Published 10:45 on September 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:58 on September 12, 2017  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The types of CERs eligible for use under the Paris Agreement or other emerging programmes such as CORSIA must be restricted to ensure the integrity of new markets and the confidence of investors, researchers have warned.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Sep. 8, 2017

Published 18:16 on September 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:16 on September 8, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, 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 CTX.

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Energy, investor trends to maintain US GHG cuts despite Paris withdrawal -Moody’s

Published 18:26 on September 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:22 on September 7, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The US will continue to see its GHG emissions decline in spite of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement, ratings agency Moody’s said, adding that growing investor and shareholder preferences for corporate sustainability will support the trend.

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CARBON FORWARD: The buyer’s dilemma – what makes a good carbon credit?

Published 11:24 on September 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:15 on September 7, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments, companies and investors take different approaches to weed out carbon credits they deem lacking in environmental integrity, making it tricky for airlines to anticipate buying options in what will become the world’s biggest offsetting scheme.

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Nova Scotia cap-and-trade stakeholders favour linked, WCI-friendly market despite govt reservations

Published 01:52 on September 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:52 on September 6, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A majority of stakeholders polled by the Nova Scotia government over its proposed cap-and-trade scheme favour designing it based on WCI’s rules and linking it to other North American carbon markets.

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Interest in funding SDGs is broadening beyond climate -survey

Published 22:42 on September 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:42 on September 5, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Interest in funding projects across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is growing across public and private sectors, with most potential investors willing to crowd together to maximise impact, a survey found on Tuesday.

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France, Germany target prompt conclusion for EU ETS reform talks, other carbon pricing efforts

Published 23:22 on September 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:14 on September 5, 2017  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

France and Germany are targeting a final agreement on post-2020 EU ETS reforms ahead of the Nov. 6-17 UN climate talks and have vowed to consider enhanced carbon pricing in the energy sector.

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