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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Brazil slashed GHG emissions 70% before Bolsonaro, and nobody noticed

Published 01:37 on May 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:37 on May 14, 2019  /  Americas, REDD, South & Central, Views  /  No Comments

Last week, Brazil’s top security adviser said that the Amazon forest was his country’s to exploit, regardless of the impact on greenhouse gas emissions. “I don’t accept this idea that the Amazon is world heritage, this is nonsense,” General Augusto Heleno Pereira said. “The Amazon is Brazilian, the heritage of Brazil and should be dealt with by Brazil for the benefit of Brazil.”

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: How carbon markets can boost biodiversity and slow climate change

Published 15:35 on May 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:35 on May 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

We must take advantage of natural climate solutions if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Yet setbacks – such as an incomplete Paris Rulebook – have raised concerns amongst stakeholders, worried that without UN guidance on carbon markets, they cannot confidently scale up the required policies and programs. The Nature Conservancy has released a new guide that highlights why many are already taking action to make use of markets in funding NCS, and how businesses can thoughtfully take similar steps today amidst a developing regulatory landscape.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2019 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 10:31 on May 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:37 on May 8, 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, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Learn how to survive and thrive in carbon markets by joining us at the 4th annual CARBON FORWARD conference & training day where we will be joined by the pre-eminent experts to discuss a programme developed by environmental market experts and based on feedback from companies like yours.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: With infrastructure reform, US can build world’s biggest, greenest carbon sink

Published 20:53 on May 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:08 on May 1, 2019  /  Americas, Conversations, REDD, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the middle of last month, US Senator (and New Green Deal co-sponsor) Ed Markey (D-Mass) said his party would make sure that any overhaul of the country’s infrastructure was done with clean energy. These “green infrastructure” projects don’t just keep greenhouse gas emissions down though; they generate environmental benefits. Some of them can even become carbon negative, meaning they can absorb more GHGs than they emit.

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EU lawmakers urge California to reject REDD, fearing wider use by airlines under CORSIA

Published 20:59 on April 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 08:53 on April 25, 2019  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California should reject the use of REDD tropical forest protection credits under its carbon market because it won’t ensure emission cuts and could pave the way for much greater use by airlines under the UN’s CORSIA offsetting mechanism, a cross-party group of EU lawmakers warned on Wednesday.

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Nordic firms unite to develop voluntary market for CO2 removals

Published 23:16 on April 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:16 on April 18, 2019  /  EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twenty-three mostly Nordic firms led by Finnish utility Fortum are developing a platform to create and sell GHG removal units on the voluntary carbon market, in an effort to stimulate CO2 removal applications derived from soil and from concrete and wood used in buildings.

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CORRECTION: Nations seek to shift gears on UN Article 6 carbon market talks

Published 20:01 on April 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:12 on April 17, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments are looking to change their approach on agreeing to a global rulebook for carbon markets in an effort to avoid a repeat failure that almost crashed the UN climate talks last year.

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ANALYSIS: Uptick in voluntary carbon market activity still awaiting post-2020 clarity

Published 23:17 on April 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 12:44 on April 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A rise in voluntary market issuances over the past year could signal that entities are preparing for the start of multiple international emissions trading regimes in the next decade, but some cautioned there still may be too much risk to engage in early purchasing.

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Shell to invest $300 mln in land projects to help meet its own GHG goal

Published 19:45 on April 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:52 on April 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Oil major Shell will spend $300 million over the next three years to help meet its self-imposed short-term emission target by offering drivers the chance to offset their carbon footprint.

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Switzerland invites ITMO emission activity proposals, bars land-use

Published 14:43 on April 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:09 on April 4, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s carbon credit procurement agency has opened its first call for proposals for GHG-cutting activities, with the aim of tying up its first emission trade agreements under the Paris Agreement.

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