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German government keeps CER standards in new tender to offset travel emissions

Published 13:40 on July 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:40 on July 16, 2019  /  EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany has launched a new tender to buy CERs to offset emissions from its 2018 business travel, setting extensive limits in a process that offers some clues as to what rich-nation governments may seek to push for under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and the CORSIA international offsetting mechanism.

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Five more tropical forest countries selected to World Bank’s REDD Fund

Published 17:43 on July 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:43 on July 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has selected emission reduction programmes from five developing countries to participate in the organisation’s Carbon Fund, bringing the nations a step closer to signing agreements seen as a possible base for forestry international emissions trade.

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UPDATE – Ghana notches REDD agreement with World Bank carbon fund

Published 17:14 on July 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:50 on July 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ghana will take in up to $50 million for protecting its forests under the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCFP), becoming the third African nation to sign the REDD deal seen as a base for possible international emissions trade.

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Road to COP25: Governments weigh the untapped potential of UN emissions trade

Published 19:39 on June 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:21 on June 27, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

International emissions trade under the Paris Agreement looks unlikely to realise its potential for cost-effective climate action as governments remain wary about its benefits, even as advocates say pilot initiatives offer credible examples.

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Conference Producer, Carbon Forward – London

Published 15:08 on June 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:55 on June 28, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Job Postings, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Newsletter, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Care about climate change? An exciting opportunity has emerged for a Conference Producer to manage the organisation of Europe’s flagship carbon market events.

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New UN Article 6 text emerges to raise hopes of emission trade deal this year

Published 17:53 on June 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:48 on June 26, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN produced a new draft text on rules covering international emissions trade on Tuesday, after governments broke a deadlock that some observers said raises the prospects for a deal later this year on the Paris Agreement’s divisive Article 6.

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EU emitters up Kyoto offset usage as high EUA prices bite, deadline nears

Published 12:44 on June 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:11 on June 19, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Companies regulated by Europe’s carbon market have exchanged almost 16 million Kyoto Protocol offsets for EU Allowances in the past six months, significantly ramping up the practice as EUA prices hit an 11-year high and as the usage deadline approaches.

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UK set to host 2020 UN climate talks after Italy backs bid

Published 16:43 on June 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:32 on June 18, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD  /  No Comments

The British and Italian governments have agreed to partner on a proposal to co-host the 2020 UN climate talks, clearing the way for the UK to host the main summit, known as COP26.

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China lays foundation for voluntary carbon market

Published 11:57 on June 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:55 on June 17, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

China has for the first time laid out rules for carbon neutralising major events and activities, including defining which types of carbon credits would be eligible, a first step towards creating a voluntary GHG market in the world’s biggest-emitting nation.

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Voluntary carbon market stakes claim to thrive in Paris era

Published 21:32 on June 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:05 on June 14, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Entities should be able to continue buying voluntary carbon credits in the Paris Agreement era, though exactly how those claims will be reflected is still up for debate, a cross-stakeholder group has said.

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