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UK’s easyJet becomes first major airline to offset all flight emissions

Published 12:13 on November 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:07 on November 19, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International, REDD, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Low-cost carrier easyJet will become the first airline to offset the fuel emissions from all of its flights, it announced Tuesday as part of its annual results.

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ANALYSIS: Experts divided on CORSIA aviation offset supply estimates, with CDM renewal risk in focus

Published 20:18 on November 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:18 on November 15, 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, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Experts are differing greatly on the potential supply of eligible carbon credits that could be available under ICAO’s global aviation offset scheme, and specifically on the amount of available CDM units, which are poised to play a key role.

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GCF approves funding for host of forest carbon projects

Published 10:05 on November 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:40 on November 13, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund board on Wednesday approved $308 million in funding for new projects, of which over 40% will go to forest carbon projects, although the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation withdrew an application for a controversial REDD bond scheme.

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Nepal to sign World Bank REDD deal next month -media

Published 17:16 on November 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:04 on November 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Nepal will ink its GHG reduction agreement with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) in December, local media reported Friday, in a move that would make it the first Asian nation to forge the REDD deal seen as a possible base for international emissions trade.

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EXCLUSIVE – Developers Assemble: EcoSecurities alumni regroup to relaunch iconic offset firm for new era of carbon markets

Published 21:39 on November 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:54 on November 8, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

EcoSecurities, one of the most iconic developers of the offset project boom of the 2000s, is being relaunched by a team of its alumni and co-founders, Carbon Pulse has learned, gearing up to trailblaze once again in a new era of international carbon markets.

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INTERVIEW: Shell witnessing “wind of change” in voluntary carbon market

Published 09:52 on November 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:29 on November 8, 2019  /  EMEA, International, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Shell expects a surge in demand for voluntary carbon credits after witnessing an immediate uptake from customers when it launched its own programmes, according the oil major’s executive tasked with making good on the company’s three-year $300 million nature commitment.

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FEATURE: A year out, UN’s CORSIA aviation scheme mired in offset supply struggles

Published 01:43 on November 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:53 on November 6, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme is just over a year away from entering into force, but a myriad of supply- and reputation-related concerns is clouding the horizon for airlines and investors, not least the fact that it remains unclear exactly which credits will be eligible.

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Spain approved as new host of COP25 climate talks, with dates unchanged

Published 14:14 on November 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:06 on November 5, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Spain’s offer to host this year’s UN climate talks has been approved, the international organisation said Friday, with Madrid set to be the venue after Chile pulled out due to ongoing protests in the country.

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Bank fund repays $1.2 million to Norway after misspending REDD funds

Published 11:17 on November 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:05 on November 1, 2019  /  Africa, EMEA, International, REDD  /  No Comments

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has over the past few months paid back NOK 11 million ($1.2 mln) to Norway after one of the funds it manages was found to have misspent funds meant to pay for forest protection, Norwegian development agency Norad said this week.

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Japan, Laos bring REDD into Joint Crediting Mechanism

Published 09:04 on November 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:07 on November 1, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, International, Japan, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD  /  No Comments

Japan and Laos have agreed to include projects that reduce deforestation levels into their Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) partnership, as Tokyo searches for ways to ramp up offset generation under the scheme.

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