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ANALYSIS: Long-delayed REDD deals seen as base for international emissions trade

Published 20:50 on March 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:43 on March 28, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Forest protection deals inked between African nations and a World Bank fund could spur international emissions trade under the Paris Agreement and ICAO’s CORSIA offsetting scheme for aviation, according to experts.

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Restarted China coal boom halts global build decline, report warns

Published 11:12 on March 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 12:56 on March 28, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Other APAC, US  /  No Comments

China last year restarted construction on a number of previously suspended coal plants, offsetting a decline in the rest of the world to push up global capacity build figures for the first time in three years, according to a report published Thursday.

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ICAP Status Report 2019: Emissions Trading Worldwide

Published 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse partner ICAP has published its annual Status Report “Emissions Trading Worldwide”. The 2019 edition provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and design elements of all ETS in operation, scheduled and under consideration around the world.

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Norway set to make first payment to Indonesia for halting deforestation

Published 09:24 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:23 on February 20, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, Other APAC, REDD  /  No Comments

Norway is ready to make its first payment to Indonesia under the two nations’ 2010 agreement to halt deforestation, after the South East Asian nation reported a drop in greenhouse gas emissions from the sector in 2017.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Former UNFCCC boss Yvo de Boer still working the climate puzzle, but from a different angle

Published 00:05 on February 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:05 on February 13, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Yvo de Boer values his solitude and his garden – both of which he neglected while serving as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from mid-2006 to mid-2010.

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French, Indian firms awarded UN offsetting contracts in 2018

Published 22:17 on February 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:17 on February 4, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN has awarded two contracts to buy a total 140,800 Gold Standard CERs to offset the organisation’s annual emissions.

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World Bank cuts carbon credit eligibility ahead of N2O auction

Published 16:40 on January 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:40 on January 24, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Nitric Acid Climate Auction Program (NACAP) has shifted forward the eligibility cut-off date for carbon credits that can be sold in its inaugural auction, effectively reducing the pool of potentially available units.

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China is world’s biggest funder of coal plants abroad -report

Published 12:03 on January 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:49 on January 22, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, China, Other APAC  /  No Comments

China’s public banks and corporations have become world leaders in funding coal-fired power plants, providing financing for over a quarter of the world’s new facilities while domestic limits often prevent such investments at home, a report has found.

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COP24: UK, Italy announce bids to host 2020 UN climate talks

Published 13:15 on December 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:24 on December 13, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UK and Italy are both vying to host the annual UN climate summit in 2020, their environment ministers announced Thursday.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Tropical countries far short of meeting deforestation targets

Published 20:04 on December 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:04 on December 12, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

If we’re to prevent global temperatures from rising to a level more than 1.5ºC (2.7ºF) above pre-industrial levels, we must dramatically improve the way we manage our forests, farms, and fields.

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