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Althelia aims to double its land-use project portfolio in face of watchdog concerns

Published 21:52 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:52 on March 24, 2017  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Natural capital vehicle Althelia Climate Fund said it is on course to double its project portfolio this year in an effort to secure returns for investors, responding to watchdog groups that raised concerns about its ability to generate revenues after it pocketed at least €4.4 million in management fees.

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Rich nations grant $8 mln to develop carbon markets in India

Published 11:27 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:46 on March 23, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC  /  No Comments

The World Bank-led Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) has granted $8 million to support India in developing market-based mechanisms to drive carbon emission cuts.

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NAMA Facility identifies 7 more projects for support

Published 17:58 on March 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:58 on March 10, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

The NAMA Facility has pre-selected seven projects to receive support to develop as NAMAs under its €60 million fourth funding call using donations from Germany and the UK.

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First proposals for CORSIA-approved aviation offset criteria due this year -ICAO

Published 00:12 on March 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:12 on March 4, 2017  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Initial recommendations on what emission credits should be allowed in the UN’s new global aviation offset scheme will be made this year, a senior ICAO official said this week, potentially giving airlines and low-CO2 project developers the first investment signals in what is expected to be a multi-billion dollar carbon market.

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CDM board delves deeper into voluntary market to save its struggling scheme

Published 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board has decided to reach out to companies involved in voluntary offsetting and wider corporate responsibility efforts in an attempt to shore up more appetite for CERs, which continue to languish below €0.30 amid scarce demand.

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Poland’s coal-rich Silesia region leading race to host 2018 UN climate talks

Published 16:54 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:26 on February 24, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

At least five Polish cities are in the running to host the UN’s COP24 climate talks in 2018, but a pair in the country’s coal-mining hub of Silesia appear to be the leading candidates.

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Global climate efforts to persevere with or without the US -Moody’s

Published 13:47 on February 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:47 on February 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Institutional and private sector forces will continue to drive global efforts to reduce GHG emissions even if US climate policy is moderated or reversed by the President Trump and his administration.

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REPORT: Emissions Trading Worldwide – ICAP Status Report 2017

Published 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

The International Carbon Action Partnership’s Status Report 2017, released on Feb. 15, provides a testament to the evolution of emissions trading from textbook assumptions to the real world. With the launch of China’s national ETS later this year, carbon markets will operate in economies generating close to half of the world’s GDP and covering more than 15% of global emissions.

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COMMENT: Should the UK stay or should it go? The consequences of a divorce with the EU ETS

Published 15:50 on February 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:50 on February 16, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Views  /  No Comments

As the UK prepares for Brexit, its future participation in the EU ETS is unclear. At least one MEP doesn’t think the country has a future in the market, while the British government says the issue is still part of ongoing negotiations. What alternatives does the UK have? Researchers at LSE’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment outline a few of them.

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Althelia unit hires REDD experts for global sales team

Published 00:17 on February 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:17 on February 3, 2017  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The newly-formed sales arm of London-based natural capital asset management firm Althelia Ecosphere has made a slew of appointments as it scales up efforts to pay back investors.

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