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EU carbon price hike boosts hope for Paris rulebook deal, though markets may be sacrificed

Published 18:12 on September 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:12 on September 4, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

A rapidly-rising EU carbon price is helping to boost confidence that the Paris Agreement rulebook will be finalised this year, though this could mean leaving out guidance on how carbon markets will operate under the UN pact.

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Carbon Pulse hires top carbon expert to lead Americas coverage

Published 23:00 on September 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:41 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**FREE READ** – Carbon Pulse has hired one of North America’s top carbon market experts to lead its news coverage and expand its offerings on the continent.

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Negotiators, observers upbeat on Article 6 talks ahead of Bangkok

Published 09:14 on August 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:05 on August 30, 2018  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Negotiations on the future carbon market mechanisms under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement are making good progress, with expectations that next week’s climate conference in Bangkok will see final text start to take shape, according to stakeholders.

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COMMENT – Wanted: Team coach for the Green Climate Fund

Published 02:00 on August 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:10 on September 5, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, US, Views  /  No Comments

Reaching agreement on replenishment in the GCF family is easier said than done. Among several hotly debated issues at its last Board meeting was an hours-long discussion of how to launch replenishment — with no resolution. If we want the GCF to succeed, the Board needs to get past the logjam. Here’s WRI’s take on how they could.

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UNFCCC pulls offsetting promotion after being accused of mocking low-carbon lifestyle changes

Published 20:35 on August 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:52 on October 8, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s climate division hastily pulled a social media campaign and accompanying video relaunching its voluntary offsetting platform on Wednesday, just hours after the ad was panned by campaigners and other viewers for mocking people’s efforts to lead a low-carbon lifestyle.

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Voluntary carbon market activity poised to hit record levels -report

Published 06:58 on August 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:03 on August 15, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Activity in the voluntary carbon market in the first quarter put 2018 on pace to meet or exceed last year’s record, as business commitments to reduce carbon emissions kept increasing, according to a report published Wednesday.

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German government launches CER tender to offset travel emissions

Published 14:44 on August 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:44 on August 9, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany has launched a tender to procure nearly 300,000 offsets as part of its commitment to neutralise the GHG emissions generated from the business trips of federal government officials.

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Rise of international compliance markets will still accommodate voluntary carbon offsets -experts

Published 00:50 on August 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:58 on August 1, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Several opportunities will still exist for voluntary market participants to develop and sell offsets over the next decade as more global compliance mechanisms come online, according to experts.

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S&P Dow Jones launches equity indexes that weigh future carbon price risks

Published 20:04 on July 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:04 on July 17, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Share index compiler S&P Dow Jones has launched a series of equity market indexes to measure the performance of companies against their valuation at risk from predicted 2030 carbon prices.

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China CORSIA withdrawal reports inaccurate, official tells media

Published 17:49 on July 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:49 on July 9, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Reports that China has withdrawn from the voluntary first phases of the UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme are inaccurate, according to a representative of China’s delegation to ICAO.

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