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China, Russia blast “unfair” CORSIA, as EU’s resolve tested on aviation ETS

Published 23:02 on September 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:29 on September 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

China and Russia have blasted the ICAO’s CORSIA aviation offsetting mechanism as unfairly burdening emerging economies, setting up a testing triennial Assembly of the UN aviation body that also threatens the EU’s inclusion of flights in its carbon market.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Where next for EU carbon prices?

Published 15:48 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:18 on September 5, 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, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Hear the views and pick the brains of five of the market’s top analysts at the 4th annual Carbon Forward conference and training day in London on Oct. 16-18.

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China’s Belt & Road could push Paris target out of sight, report warns

Published 10:24 on September 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:24 on September 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Mexico, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

The nearly 130 nations participating in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could push Paris Agreement global warming targets out of reach unless mechanisms are put in place to ensure green finance is an integral part of the programme, a report said Monday.

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FEATURE: Countries set to spurn UN chief’s calls for more climate ambition

Published 11:12 on August 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:28 on August 30, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

World leaders are unlikely to heed the UN secretary-general’s calls for countries to ramp up their Paris Agreement ambition next month, as domestic concerns and indifference from the US administration and other global heavyweights outweigh increasingly alarming evidence of a climate emergency.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – EU renewable credit prices stumble ahead of France auction debut

Published 08:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:20 on August 22, 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, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – The 4th annual Carbon Forward conference & training day features key insights from environmental markets experts.

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ADB warns of major hurdles for effective carbon pricing in Asia

Published 12:47 on August 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 12:47 on August 21, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's Pilot Markets, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Asia’s ability to deploy carbon pricing instruments to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at a lower cost remains hamstrung by regulatory shortcomings and a lack of success in attracting private sector finance, according to an Asian Development Bank think-tank.

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Australia announces Pacific climate aid package but struggles to convince

Published 10:08 on August 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:08 on August 13, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Australia this week will detail a A$500 million ($338 mln) climate aid package for the Pacific, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Tuesday, although observers were left unconvinced as long as Australia does nothing to stem its own rising GHG emissions.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Stick or twist: investors came to the EU ETS, but will they go?

Published 17:24 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:47 on August 12, 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 Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – The 4th annual Carbon Forward conference & training day features a dedicated stream focused on the EU carbon market from an investor perspective.

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Vietnam to introduce pilot carbon tax for power, cement production

Published 02:57 on August 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:33 on August 9, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Vietnam is planning to launch a two-year pilot carbon tax for thermal power generation and cement production across four provinces as it steps up market-based efforts to stymie its rapidly rising greenhouse gas emissions.

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South Korean firms sign major CDM deal in Bangladesh

Published 01:44 on August 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:27 on August 9, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South Korea  /  No Comments

Korea Midland Power and trading firm Ecoeye have signed a deal with subsidiaries of Bangadesh’s state-owned oil and gas firm PetroBangla to develop a CDM project that will generate some 1 million carbon credits annually for use in the South Korean emissions trading scheme.

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