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Negotiators, observers upbeat on Article 6 talks ahead of Bangkok

Published 09:14 on August 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:05 on August 30, 2018  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Negotiations on the future carbon market mechanisms under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement are making good progress, with expectations that next week’s climate conference in Bangkok will see final text start to take shape, according to stakeholders.

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COMMENT – Wanted: Team coach for the Green Climate Fund

Published 02:00 on August 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:10 on September 5, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, US, Views  /  No Comments

Reaching agreement on replenishment in the GCF family is easier said than done. Among several hotly debated issues at its last Board meeting was an hours-long discussion of how to launch replenishment — with no resolution. If we want the GCF to succeed, the Board needs to get past the logjam. Here’s WRI’s take on how they could.

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UNFCCC pulls offsetting promotion after being accused of mocking low-carbon lifestyle changes

Published 20:35 on August 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:52 on October 8, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s climate division hastily pulled a social media campaign and accompanying video relaunching its voluntary offsetting platform on Wednesday, just hours after the ad was panned by campaigners and other viewers for mocking people’s efforts to lead a low-carbon lifestyle.

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German government launches CER tender to offset travel emissions

Published 14:44 on August 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:44 on August 9, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany has launched a tender to procure nearly 300,000 offsets as part of its commitment to neutralise the GHG emissions generated from the business trips of federal government officials.

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Rise of international compliance markets will still accommodate voluntary carbon offsets -experts

Published 00:50 on August 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:58 on August 1, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Several opportunities will still exist for voluntary market participants to develop and sell offsets over the next decade as more global compliance mechanisms come online, according to experts.

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Record batch of Colombian CERs cancelled by emitters against country’s carbon tax

Published 23:06 on July 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:06 on July 20, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A record batch of Colombian CERs were voluntarily cancelled this week for use by local emitters against the country’s carbon tax.

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European carbon traders posit cause of surprise CER price surge

Published 23:01 on July 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:13 on July 19, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

CERs surged to a 20-month high on Wednesday, accelerating a recent rally that has seen prices double in the past four months and which has left many traders scratching their heads.

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COMMENT: New CDM issuance rules penalise developers and discriminate against smaller companies

Published 23:06 on July 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:06 on July 10, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Views  /  No Comments

The UNFCCC’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has enjoyed great success in deploying more than $300 billion of investment into clean technology in developing countries around the world. But recent decisions by the UNFCCC risk alienating may of the companies whose activities support this mechanism and discriminate against smaller enterprises.

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China CORSIA withdrawal reports inaccurate, official tells media

Published 17:49 on July 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:49 on July 9, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Reports that China has withdrawn from the voluntary first phases of the UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme are inaccurate, according to a representative of China’s delegation to ICAO.

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China withdraws intention to participate in ICAO’s CORSIA aviation offset scheme

Published 17:44 on July 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:54 on July 3, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

China has officially withdrawn its intention to participate in the UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme, Carbon Pulse has learned, dealing a massive blow to efforts to rein in the sector’s rising emissions.

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