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FEATURE – Off his radar: Low-key approach seen crucial to CORSIA evading Trump’s climate axe

Published 19:44 on July 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:18 on July 30, 2017  /  Americas, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement and his wider rollback of national climate policies has raised concerns over whether the country will fulfil its pledge to initially partake in the UN’s global aviation offset scheme, leading many to hope the issue stays off his radar.

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Germany launches tender to buy CERs to offset 2016 federal govt travel

Published 12:04 on July 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:04 on July 27, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany has launched a tender to procure offsets to neutralise the GHG emissions generated from the business trips of federal government officials in 2016.

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New Zealand to auction CO2 allowances from 2020, seek limited links to international markets

Published 22:52 on July 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 03:18 on July 26, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea  /  No Comments

New Zealand will introduce carbon allowance auctions and begin phasing out free allocation after 2020, while seeking limited linkages to other emission markets, in a bid to ramp up the efficiency of its ETS, the government announced Wednesday as part of its long-running review of the programme.

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BP’s offset unit expands voluntary offering with SDG focus

Published 18:40 on July 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:22 on July 20, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Oil giant BP’s offsetting initiative BP Target Neutral has expanded its portfolio for 2017 by using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for assessment to investing in four carbon-cutting projects.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – July 2017

Published 12:12 on July 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:00 on July 18, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Activity in the voluntary offset market has calmed in the last month and prices have stagnated slightly. With western corporates heading into the summer holiday season, activity is expected to remain lacklustre for the next six weeks.

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CDM board alters fee system to address growing number of unclaimed CERs

Published 16:44 on July 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:44 on July 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Carbon Taxes, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s Executive Board this week took steps to curb the increasing number of CERs that are sitting in UNFCCC ‘pending accounts’ awaiting payment of required issuance fees by their owners.

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VCS teams up with Standards Council of Canada on new offset verifier accreditation scheme

Published 22:46 on July 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:46 on July 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Standards Council of Canada have teamed up to provide a new accreditation programme for validation/verification bodies (VVBs).

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Carbon trading firm Vertis opens sixth European office in Poland

Published 15:15 on July 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:10 on July 13, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Budapest-based carbon trading firm Vertis has opened an office in Poland, its sixth in Europe, as the company continues with its expansion plans.

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Malaysia’s Kelantan govt distances itself from unauthorised forestry carbon project offset sales

Published 11:56 on July 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:01 on July 6, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Malaysia’s Kelantan state on Wednesday said it has not asked any private companies to start selling carbon credits associated with a 400,000-hectare forestry project and urged any buyers to go to the police, raising more questions regarding the government’s controversial partnership with the scheme’s developer.

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Malaysian REDD project in doubt after central bank places operator on warning list

Published 13:56 on July 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:27 on July 12, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Malaysian central bank has put a private company operating a massive forestry project for Kelantan state on its Financial Consumer Alert list, casting doubt over the project’s credibility and ability to generate UN-issued offsets.

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