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Advisor warns UK against using international credits towards post-2020 emission goals

Published 00:01 on January 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:51 on January 17, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The UK government must firm up how it will meet its medium-term emission goals and should not make use of legal loopholes such as buying foreign carbon credits, according to Britain’s independent advisory body the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

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Gold Standard adds voluntary project tool to measure gender equality progress

Published 15:07 on January 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:32 on January 15, 2018  /  Africa, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Non-profit certifier Gold Standard has begun to offer investors a way to measure gender equality progress in climate protection projects in the developing world, a part of its effort to broaden interest in funding development across poorer countries.

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ICAO draft sets out basis for eligible CORSIA credits, defers to programmes 

Published 18:24 on January 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:27 on January 10, 2018  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN agency ICAO has proposed to defer much of the responsibility for ensuring the environmental integrity of carbon credits eligible for its CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme to the credit standards themselves, according to a preliminary draft of the rules seen by Carbon Pulse.

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ADB seeks Paris carbon market link with sustainable development goals

Published 10:34 on January 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:34 on January 8, 2018  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The Asian Development Bank has developed a methodology for assessing the co-benefits of emission reduction projects that it says could be part of the international carbon market under the Paris Agreement.

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US withdrawal from Paris pact puts Canada’s climate targets in focus

Published 10:18 on December 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:43 on December 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Canada’s efforts to meet its Paris Agreement emissions goals by linking with carbon markets south of the border could be thwarted if the US exits the landmark climate agreement, experts have warned.

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DIALOGUE: What future for the voluntary carbon market in a world full of emission targets?

Published 09:21 on December 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:17 on December 19, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Dialogue, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

The voluntary carbon market is maintaining demand from corporate buyers but seeing average carbon credit prices fall under a looming global climate regime that could potentially squeeze them out. (Carbon Pulse Dialogues are discussions about carbon markets and climate policy by a selection of leading experts)

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One Planet Summit: North, Latin American governments commit to boosting regional carbon pricing ties

Published 16:00 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on December 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twelve North and Latin American national and sub-national governments on Tuesday committed to using carbon pricing as a central climate policy instrument and to deepen regional integration of their emissions trading markets.

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ANALYSIS: Airlines face CORSIA cost hike as hunt for cheap CO2 cuts gathers pace 

Published 19:37 on December 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 04:20 on December 6, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airlines face the prospect of rapidly rising prices for carbon offsets to meet their CORSIA goals as regulators dither on agreeing rules and countries forge their own climate policies.

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Defiant Saskatchewan unveils carbon tax-less climate plan with international links

Published 21:48 on December 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:34 on December 5, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Saskatchewan on Monday released its new climate change plan, opting for a suite of proposed measures including a market-based system that allows both provincial and international units but excluding an economy-wide price on carbon, defying the Canadian federal government in the process.

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IAG chief says airline climate goals insufficient as airlines seek EU ETS exit 

Published 19:42 on December 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:42 on December 4, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Aviation’s global climate goals are not enough in the long term, according to IAG boss Willie Walsh, who said the sector eventually faces being suppressed by governments if it cannot achieve environmental sustainability.

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