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NZ lawmakers propose stern restraints on international carbon credit use

Published 09:55 on October 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:20 on October 22, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand should only be allowed to use international carbon units to meet its domestic emission target in special circumstances, the parliamentary Select Environment Committee said Monday in its revised Zero Carbon Bill, which also retained controversial GHG goals for the agriculture sector.

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Tax CO2 from largest emitters $75/t by 2030 to avoid 2C temperature rise, says IMF

Published 01:22 on October 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:38 on October 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A global temperature rise of 2 degrees C could be avoided if large emitting countries collectively adopt a carbon tax of $75/tonne by 2030, as well as other ambitious actions, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund.

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New Zealand PM firm on need for agriculture emission cuts amid ETS talks

Published 13:14 on October 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:58 on October 9, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, International, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday reiterated the need to reduce carbon emissions from agriculture and the opportunities such action might bring, speaking amid a domestic row that is delaying plans for how to bring the sector into the NZ emissions trading scheme.

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Article 6 failure at COP25 could force bilateral carbon market links, experts say

Published 04:23 on October 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:48 on October 10, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, International, New Zealand, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Failure to agree on rules for Article 6 at this year’s UN climate talks in Chile could see countries like Australia and New Zealand forging their own bilateral links to get access to the international credits they need to fulfil their Paris Agreement pledges, market experts warned Wednesday.

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London-based carbon investment firm assembles expert team ahead of fund launch

Published 15:35 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:37 on October 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A London-based investment management firm has appointed a cast of carbon trading industry veterans as staff and advisors as it prepares to launch a global environmental markets fund.

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New Zealand government names climate commission chair-designate

Published 07:08 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:38 on October 9, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand climate change minister James Shaw announced the chairperson of the country’s independent Climate Change Commission on Tuesday.

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Battle over agriculture emissions threatens NZ govt’s pursuit of bipartisan climate policy

Published 05:11 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:40 on October 9, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand’s opposition National party is threatening to not support the coalition government’s Zero Carbon Act, as disagreement over how to handle the country’s agriculture emissions heats up.

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NZ Market: NZUs ease off as market struggles for momentum

Published 06:05 on October 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:28 on October 7, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon permits on Monday fell back to the lower end of their recent range, curbed by the ongoing policy inertia and the fixed price option (FPO).

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ICAO moves toward long-term GHG goal, CORSIA launch despite opposition from 25 nations

Published 23:44 on October 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:23 on October 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Assembly on Friday backed the progression of work on setting a long-term emissions target for aviation and to advance the UN body’s CORSIA global offsetting mechanism towards operationalisation, though a fifth of the countries in attendance voted against the two resolutions in a surprise secret ballot.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – UK climate minister Duncan to deliver keynote speech

Published 11:13 on October 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:57 on October 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

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