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Nordic nations float ITMO trade model with Peru

Published 18:56 on May 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:29 on May 17, 2018  /  Americas, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

Carbon-cutting activities in Peru’s waste sector could be developed using international emissions trade in a way that resolves many concerns over how carbon markets can contribute to the Paris Agreement, according to an initial draft of a study commissioned by Nordic countries.

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IBM, Veridium unveil blockchain-based offset trading platform, with initial focus on REDD

Published 16:15 on May 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:35 on May 17, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

IBM and Veridium Labs have teamed up to launch a blockchain-based platform to transform carbon offsets into digital tokens for trade on a decentralised exchange, the companies announced on Tuesday.

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Switzerland approaches countries to host pilot crediting under Paris Agreement

Published 12:10 on May 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:38 on May 11, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Switzerland has begun talks with several developing nations to test pilot GHG-cutting initiatives, aiming to secure carbon credits that could be eventually used to help meet its Paris Agreement goal.

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UN adds more Paris rulebook talks as higher CO2 prices raise demand hopes

Published 18:56 on May 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 07:49 on May 11, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments have agreed to hold an extra week of negotiations on international emissions trade and other rules under the 2015 Paris Agreement, as two weeks of UN climate talks in Bonn ended Thursday yielding little progress.

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Researchers tee up trial forestry ITMO trade from Colombia to Korea

Published 18:55 on May 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 03:30 on May 5, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Four research institutions have partnered to test a forest carbon trade that would involve transferring REDD carbon credits from Colombia to South Korea to help meet Paris Agreement goals.

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Australia should move on international offsets but might meet closed doors, observers warn

Published 09:22 on May 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:34 on May 3, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

If Australia wants to use international carbon credits to meet its Paris target it should start seeking out potential bilateral partnerships now, though may find many governments reluctant to export them, according to observers.

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Carbon markets and their business proponents drawn into UN participation fight

Published 14:24 on May 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:37 on May 1, 2018  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The promotion of carbon markets by business groups including IETA has been labelled a “dangerous distraction” to climate action by transparency campaigners seeking a more clearly-defined structure for accessing UN climate negotiations.

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Pedal power: UN approves plans to allow bike lanes, sharing schemes to earn carbon credits

Published 23:55 on April 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:55 on April 30, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Projects that facilitate the use of bicycles in developing nations, including installing bike lanes and parking lots and implementing bike-sharing programmes, now qualify for carbon credits, a UN panel has decided.

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Amid CDM gridlock at UN, African states seek funding alternatives

Published 19:32 on April 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:32 on April 30, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Lacking buyers for their carbon credits, African nations are appealing to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other institutions to finance their carbon-cutting activities as Paris Agreement rulebook talks drag on.

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California-based consultant rejoins emissions trading group IETA

Published 17:55 on April 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:55 on April 30, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

A California-based consultant has rejoined IETA to work on the emissions trading association’s growing US and international research efforts.

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