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ARB gives early insight into design of post-2020 California cap-and-trade

Published 23:42 on March 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:54 on March 2, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB held a public workshop today on preliminary post-2020 updates to the state’s cap-and-trade programme, addressing potential changes regarding overallocation, offsetting, and other elements of the scheme’s new possible design.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Can the World Bank model show us how to de-risk US environmental markets?

Published 18:02 on March 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:02 on March 2, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Given the regulatory risk that environmental markets can be altered or ended with the “stroke of a pen” from policy makers, lenders are generally unwilling to value revenue from environmental markets when underwriting projects. With this heavy, or complete, discounting of environmental market revenues, these markets fail to entice the level of investment needed for projects to generate environmental credits and provide verifiable conservation benefits. How can we reduce the risks associated with environmental credits and keep these critically important projects moving forward?

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2018 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  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, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Carbon Forward conference and training day. Spend two days with top experts, players, and decision-makers from the global carbon markets as they address today’s most attractive opportunities and pressing challenges. And join us for the EU ETS pre-conference training day organised by carbon market experts Redshaw Advisors, where you will learn how to effectively manage your carbon risk ahead of the looming overhaul of the bloc’s emissions trading scheme.

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‘Isolated’ EU nations willing to waive through CORSIA rulebook –EC official

Published 17:42 on February 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:44 on February 21, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

EU nations are prepared to waive through the draft rulebook for the CORSIA international offset market because they lack enough support to force changes, an EU official said on Tuesday.

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Climate finance vehicle picks 9 new initiatives to support in emerging nations

Published 12:26 on February 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:26 on February 16, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Public-private climate investment vehicle The Lab has selected nine initiatives from over 100 applications to support for this year, with funding expanding into land-use sectors.

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VCS becomes Verra: Voluntary market certifier changes name in rebranding

Published 23:30 on February 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:30 on February 15, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon market certifier Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) has changed its name to Verra in a rebranding that it says reflects its broadening portfolio of sustainable development and environmental standards.

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Carbon Pulse bolsters Americas coverage with three new reporters

Published 12:18 on February 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:18 on February 15, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, International, Mexico, REDD, South & Central, US, Views  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse has hired three new reporters to expand news coverage of carbon markets and taxes and climate change policy in North and South America.

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Triple murder turns spotlight on Cambodian REDD+ project

Published 09:49 on February 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:14 on February 14, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, International, Other APAC, REDD  /  No Comments

The recent killing of three people patrolling the site of a Cambodian REDD+ project, from which the Walt Disney Corp. has bought $2.6 million in carbon credits, has raised questions as to the viability of forest carbon projects.

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Heineken unveils new emissions reduction goals, internal carbon price

Published 21:31 on February 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:38 on February 12, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Monday announced a new emissions reduction strategy that seeks to incorporate more renewable energy sources into its operations while also introducing a pilot internal carbon price.

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Nations urged to waive through CORSIA rulebook as time pressure hits airlines

Published 00:47 on February 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:50 on February 12, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airlines are urging governments to waive through the draft rulebook for the CORSIA international offset market without further changes, as regulators face tight timelines to ready the scheme.

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