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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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Davos: World needs $50-100 CO2 price, non-elite “ambassadors” to relay that message to a distrusting public

Published 12:28 on January 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:33 on January 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

A global carbon price of $50-100/tonne is needed to incentivise cleaner investment, but “trust-worthy ambassadors” need to be recruited by governments and companies to convey and explain this message amid rising populist movements and the public’s growing distrust of experts and ‘elites’.

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Amid doubts over buyers, US non-profit prepares offset guarantees

Published 12:05 on January 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on January 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

US-based non-profit The Climate Trust plans from next year to offer guarantees to US project developers that it will purchase their carbon credits regardless of future market demand.

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CDP forms panel to find right CO2 prices to meet Paris Agreement

Published 22:13 on January 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:30 on January 16, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Non-profit CDP has formed the world’s first industry-led initiative to define the carbon prices needed for the power generators and other sectors to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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With PAF funds spent, World Bank touts auction model beyond gases

Published 19:23 on January 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:23 on January 13, 2017  /  International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank is eyeing the use of auctions to fund green buildings and promote forest protection globally after viewing its Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) as a successful way of stretching public funds to fight climate change.

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Deutsche Post DHL gains first certification under Gold Standard’s new fairtrade mark

Published 18:46 on January 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:37 on January 13, 2017  /  Africa, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL Group has become the first company to get a carbon-cutting project certified under the Fairtrade Climate Standard, a new joint venture between certifiers Gold Standard and Fairtrade.

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