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UPDATE – COP24: Chile to host next UN climate summit in Jan. 2020 after Brazil withdrawal

Published 19:43 on December 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:13 on December 16, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Chile has been named as the location of the next UN climate summit after Brazil withdrew its offer to host.

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UPDATE – COP24: Negotiators risk Paris Agreement integrity in effort to clinch Article 6 market deal

Published 14:58 on December 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:27 on December 14, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new global carbon market mechanism under the Paris Agreement’s Article 6 risks undermining the landmark climate treaty if negotiators fail to remove a provision in the draft text, observers said Friday.

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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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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: In Katowice, indigenous leaders call for wider uptake of REDD+

Published 18:22 on December 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:22 on December 6, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

“RIA lives!” said Peruvian indigenous leader Fermín Chimatani Tayori, referring to a private-public partnership called “Amazon Indigenous REDD+”, an eight-year effort to develop protocols and projects that use carbon finance to support indigenous development plans called “Life Plans” (Planes de Vida).

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COP24: Companies, business groups band together to avoid double counting in carbon markets

Published 12:30 on December 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 07:21 on December 6, 2018  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD  /  No Comments

Some 40 companies, business group, and environmental organisations on Wednesday released the ‘Katowice Declaration on Sound Carbon Accounting’ to avoid double counting of emission cuts in carbon markets set up under the Paris Agreement and ICAO.

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COP24: ICAO dodges CORSIA offset decisions as EU aims to keep options open

Published 21:38 on December 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:07 on December 5, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, US  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO has once again postponed decisions on eligible credits and cleaner fuels under its CORSIA global offsetting mechanism, miring it in further uncertainty as the EU takes steps to safeguard its ability to continue regulating flight emissions.

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COP24: UN secretary-general details 2019 summit to raise climate ambition

Published 10:55 on December 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:55 on December 4, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central  /  No Comments

The UN has identified six action areas with a high potential to drive GHG reductions and resilience as it encourages countries to bump up their Paris Agreement targets at a New York conference next September, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Tuesday.

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COP24: More than 70 entities join German initiative to offset emissions

Published 19:04 on December 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:16 on December 4, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

More than 70 German companies, governments, and NGOs have joined a voluntary initiative launched by the German government to buy carbon credits on their way to carbon neutrality.

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COP24: Countries step up to host 2019 UN climate talks after Brazil withdraws

Published 12:04 on December 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:04 on December 2, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central  /  No Comments

At least four Latin American and Caribbean countries have voiced interest in hosting next year’s UN climate summit after Brazil withdrew its offer.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Corruption, poor enforcement hamper global efforts to end deforestation

Published 01:22 on December 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:22 on December 1, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Zanzibar’s Masingini Natural Forest Reserve provides drinking water for much of the island and habitat for dozens of rare and endangered species, but its forests are being illegally clear-cut. Meanwhile, in the Brazilian Amazon, the “lungs of the planet”, recent satellite images show 7900 square km of illegal deforestation in just the last year. Isolated transgressions? Hardly.

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