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First Thai project registers under Japan’s JCM

Published 10:35 on August 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:06 on August 22, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Japan, Other APAC  /  No Comments

A small-scale solar project has become the first to register and become eligible to earn carbon credits under the Japan-Thailand Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM).

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Japanese firms show renewed interest in offsets

Published 10:09 on August 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:09 on August 9, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Japan, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Japanese firms are increasingly re-entering the carbon offset market to help achieve sustainability goals, according to local media.

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Carbon pricing most efficient way to hit Japan’s CO2 targets, env. minister tells Reuters

Published 14:18 on June 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:49 on June 29, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Carbon pricing is the most efficient way for Japan to meet its 2050 emissions target, according to environment minister Kouichi Yamamoto, who suggested that the country’s nearer term goal is in peril.

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Japan picks REDD+ model project under JCM

Published 13:12 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:02 on July 5, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, International, Japan, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Japan has selected a project in Laos as a model for funding under its Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), the environment ministry said.

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BP welcomes energy emissions flatlining but unsure if it will last

Published 15:19 on June 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:28 on June 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Global CO2 emissions from energy were virtually flat in 2016 for the third consecutive year, oil major BP said on Tuesday, but it’s not clear whether this is a longer-lasting trend.

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China, EU beef up climate commitments as Trump breaks away

Published 08:42 on June 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:34 on June 2, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

China and the EU have strengthened a joint statement on climate that will be delivered in Brussels on Friday, promising to step up their efforts after President Donald Trump moved to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement.

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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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President Trump confirms US withdrawal from “unfair” Paris Agreement

Published 21:18 on June 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:35 on June 2, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, 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, setting off a major rift between the Republican-controlled government and the rest of the world on climate change.

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Environment ministry backs carbon pricing in Japan’s long-term climate plan

Published 08:23 on April 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:18 on April 18, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Japan’s Ministry of Environment has released a long-term vision for climate change policies that back a strategy to use carbon pricing as a key tool to cut emissions, though the document noted that there are “different opinions” on the issue.

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Global renewable investment kept falling in 2016 as costs tumble -BNEF

Published 16:27 on April 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:15 on April 7, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016 at an investment level 23% lower than the previous year, according to research by UNEP and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

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