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CP Daily: COP23 Special

Published 13:17 on November 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:35 on November 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN climate talks held in Bonn, Germany from Nov. 6-17 made modest progress on a number of technical issues including rules underpinning global carbon trading under the Paris Agreement, but a great deal of work remains ahead of next year’s deadline to complete the 2015 pact’s rule book.

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COP23: UN negotiators get ahead of themselves in Bonn CO2 trade talks

Published 18:00 on November 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:26 on November 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Negotiations on global carbon trade under the Paris Agreement edged ahead of other strands of the UN climate talks over two weeks in Bonn, boosting confidence that countries and companies seeking to use international CO2 deals will have rules in place well ahead of the pact’s 2020 start.

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COP23: Spotlight on questionable CDM projects brings Brazil’s split carbon market views to fore

Published 22:39 on November 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:36 on November 16, 2017  /  Americas, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central  /  No Comments

Three Brazilian hydro projects owned by state-owned energy company Eletrobras could generate nearly 170 million environmentally dubious CERs by 2030, climate campaigners have claimed, raising questions over the government’s continued support for the CDM while snubbing REDD-based offsets.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: As REDD talks progress in Bonn, question arises: who can use the term “REDD+”?

Published 14:15 on November 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:15 on November 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Towards the end of summer, climate negotiators learned of three trademark applications that were filed in May of this year. One was for the logo “REDDPLUSX”, which is described as a carbon credit brokerage. Another was for the logo “RRU”, which are proposed carbon credits generated by saving or supporting forests under the Paris Agreement. But it was the third, for the logo REDD+, that raised eyebrows across the climate community.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Forest carbon projects can narrow emissions gap, but not all are created equal

Published 11:08 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:05 on November 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Before year-end climate talks began in Bonn, Germany last Monday, the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) published its 2017 Emissions Gap Report, which warned that existing climate action plans – called “Nationally Determined Reductions” (NDRs) – won’t keep global temperatures from rising 2oC.

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COP23: US non-state actors collate climate efforts but will take another year to assess GHG impact

Published 18:30 on November 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:33 on November 13, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

An alliance of US cities, states, and businesses accounting for more than half the country’s economy said Saturday they remain committed to the Paris Agreement and will work towards collating the impact of their various mitigation measures by next autumn.

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COP23: German government launches tender to buy 82k CERs to offset summit

Published 21:10 on November 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:17 on November 10, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The German government has launched a tender to buy 82,000 “high-quality” CERs, preferably from projects in small island developing states (SIDS), to offset emissions stemming from the UN climate summit it is co-hosting in Bonn.

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COP23: International emissions trade talks lag as nations inch towards first Paris-era deals

Published 17:58 on November 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:59 on November 9, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Negotiations on global carbon trade under the Paris Agreement are lagging other strands of the UN climate talks in Bonn, with the slow pace prompting some countries to line up deals ahead of finalised rules.

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Prince Charles lobbied for carbon market rule changes after buying forest offset company shares -reports

Published 19:20 on November 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:53 on November 7, 2017  /  Americas, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Britain’s Prince Charles lobbied the EU and UN to make forestry eligible in their emissions trading schemes, all while failing to disclose his private estate had an offshore investment in a forest carbon company, according to media reports.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Despite Trump, the Paris Agreement continues to evolve at Bonn/Fiji climate talks

Published 16:44 on November 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:45 on November 3, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, US, Views  /  No Comments

It has been almost two years since countries adopted the historic Paris Agreement at the COP21 in France. In the next two weeks, this work will continue – perhaps less excitingly so – at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, known informally as COP23 in Bonn.

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