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Chile seen allowing unlimited offsets for expanded CO2 tax, may add RECs

Published 22:37 on March 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:38 on March 12, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Chile could allow the unlimited use of domestic offsets as a compliance option under its expanded $5/tonne carbon charge, though industry is lobbying to include RECs as well, according to an industry expert.

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UN confirms 2019 dates for COP25 climate talks in Chile

Published 16:37 on March 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:49 on March 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

The COP25 UN climate conference in Chile will be held this December, the international organisation confirmed on Thursday, reversing an initial decision by the host nation to push the next annual negotiation round to Jan. 2020.

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ICAO implements advisory body to review CORSIA offset units, though questions remain

Published 23:24 on March 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:35 on March 6, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO announced Wednesday that it had enacted an advisory body to review emissions credits under its CORSIA global offsetting mechanism, but it was unclear whether it had reached further decisions on the panel’s membership and transparency.

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ICAO approves carbon unit criteria for CORSIA aviation offset scheme

Published 23:28 on March 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:16 on March 6, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO’s Council approved broad emissions unit criteria on Tuesday under its CORSIA global offsetting mechanism, placating green groups that had warned the body against making changes that could undermine the programme’s environmental integrity.

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UK-based EU ETS verifiers, Kyoto account holders face restrictions under ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Published 23:01 on February 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:46 on March 1, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

UK-based emission auditors will no longer be able to verify GHG output from EU ETS participants in other countries should Britain leave the bloc without a withdrawal agreement, the UK government announced Thursday.

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Without two-pronged offset limit, airlines’ CORSIA scheme risks having no climate benefit -researchers

Published 19:32 on February 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 02:06 on February 26, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments this month risk adopting CORSIA international aviation offsetting scheme rules that have no climate benefit unless they impose both vintage and vulnerability limits on the eligible carbon credits, researchers said on Monday.

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ICAO panel agree recommendations for airlines’ CORSIA eligibility

Published 23:50 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:50 on February 19, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A technical panel at UN aviation agency ICAO has settled on recommendations for how to calculate emission benefits from airlines’ use of cleaner fuels – rules that will help determine the sector’s carbon credit demand under the CORSIA offsetting mechanism.

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South Africa’s parliament approves long-awaited carbon tax bill

Published 17:32 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:28 on February 19, 2019  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday approved the country’s long-awaited carbon tax bill, clearing a key hurdle in keeping the measure on track to enter into force this spring.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Former UNFCCC boss Yvo de Boer still working the climate puzzle, but from a different angle

Published 00:05 on February 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:05 on February 13, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Yvo de Boer values his solitude and his garden – both of which he neglected while serving as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from mid-2006 to mid-2010.

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World Bank carbon fund inks first REDD payment deals

Published 19:06 on February 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:46 on February 12, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Australia, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Two African nations will receive over $100 million for protecting some of their forests under the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), the agency announced on Tuesday, jump-starting the first REDD payouts from the facility’s Carbon Fund since it launched at the beginning of the decade.

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