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Cruise line MSC seeks CO2 neutrality through blue carbon offsets

Published 18:34 on November 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:34 on November 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Swiss-based MSC Cruises aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its marine fleet operations by Jan. 2020 through offsetting, and plans to increasingly rely on blue carbon projects to maintain the goal, it announced Friday.

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Nepal to sign World Bank REDD deal next month -media

Published 17:16 on November 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:04 on November 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Nepal will ink its GHG reduction agreement with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) in December, local media reported Friday, in a move that would make it the first Asian nation to forge the REDD deal seen as a possible base for international emissions trade.

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EXCLUSIVE – Developers Assemble: EcoSecurities alumni regroup to relaunch iconic offset firm for new era of carbon markets

Published 21:39 on November 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:54 on November 8, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

EcoSecurities, one of the most iconic developers of the offset project boom of the 2000s, is being relaunched by a team of its alumni and co-founders, Carbon Pulse has learned, gearing up to trailblaze once again in a new era of international carbon markets.

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FEATURE: A year out, UN’s CORSIA aviation scheme mired in offset supply struggles

Published 01:43 on November 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:53 on November 6, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme is just over a year away from entering into force, but a myriad of supply- and reputation-related concerns is clouding the horizon for airlines and investors, not least the fact that it remains unclear exactly which credits will be eligible.

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World Bank-led PAF to hold fourth carbon offset auction

Published 14:00 on November 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:06 on November 5, 2019  /  International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) will hold a fourth auction next year to buy methane emission reduction credits from projects in the developing world, the bank said Tuesday.

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UPDATE – US concerns flag major risks for UN’s CORSIA aviation scheme as sign-up deadline nears

Published 16:59 on November 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:15 on November 5, 2019  /  Aviation, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The US has major concerns about the EU’s and China’s approaches to CORSIA, making the success of the UN’s aviation offset scheme anything but certain just months ahead of a crunch deadline.

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Spain approved as new host of COP25 climate talks, with dates unchanged

Published 14:14 on November 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:06 on November 5, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Spain’s offer to host this year’s UN climate talks has been approved, the international organisation said Friday, with Madrid set to be the venue after Chile pulled out due to ongoing protests in the country.

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Japan, Laos bring REDD into Joint Crediting Mechanism

Published 09:04 on November 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:07 on November 1, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, International, Japan, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD  /  No Comments

Japan and Laos have agreed to include projects that reduce deforestation levels into their Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) partnership, as Tokyo searches for ways to ramp up offset generation under the scheme.

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UPDATE – Spain steps in with offer to host COP25 climate talks after Chile withdrawal

Published 16:02 on October 31, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:10 on November 1, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Spain has offered to host this year’s UN climate talks in Madrid, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said Thursday, after Chile pulled out due to ongoing protests in the country.

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Chile pulls out of hosting COP25 climate talks amid protests

Published 14:47 on October 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:22 on November 1, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Chile has pulled out of hosting this year’s COP25 UN climate talks, as well as next month’s APEC Summit, President Sebastian Pinera announced on Wednesday, as a wave of violent riots continues to grip the country.

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