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Natixis unit to buy natural capital firm Althelia Ecosphere

Published 12:53 on June 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:01 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Mirova, a unit of French asset manager Natixis Global, has entered into exclusive talks to buy a majority stake in natural capital investor Althelia Ecosphere.

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Japan picks REDD+ model project under JCM

Published 13:12 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:02 on July 5, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, International, Japan, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Japan has selected a project in Laos as a model for funding under its Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), the environment ministry said.

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Colombia to allow emitters to use offsets to cover CO2 tax obligations

Published 18:01 on June 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:43 on August 1, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, REDD, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Colombia has approved a measure allowing fuel producers and importers to cover 100% of their carbon tax obligations through purchasing either domestic or international carbon offsets.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – June 2017

Published 16:53 on June 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:02 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this month’s issue, ALLCOT notes quieter market conditions as offset traders occupy themselves with preparing portfolio proposals for corporate clients rather than carrying out deals. Will this trend continue into Q3?

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Reformed ETS can close 94% of Kazakhstan’s emissions gap -report

Published 11:14 on June 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:02 on July 5, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Other APAC, REDD  /  No Comments

A sensibly reformed emissions trading scheme with a top-down approach can achieve 94% of the greenhouse gas emission cuts Kazakhstan needs to make to meet its 2030 target, according to a German government report.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – May 2017

Published 10:44 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:03 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this month’s issue, ALLCOT looks at a reported rise in demand for CP1 CERs and what it means for VERs, plus they examine a new policy brief from The Gold Standard that suggests the development of NDCs risks marginalising carbon offsetting.

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NAMA pipeline keeps building as nations seek Paris use for them -report

Published 18:03 on May 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:03 on July 5, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD  /  No Comments

The number of NAMAs being planned continues to increase despite a chronic lack of funding as many developing nations want to use them to meet their pledges under the Paris Agreement.

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ICAO opens talks on offsets with World Bank REDD programme

Published 17:37 on May 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:02 on July 5, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO is in talks with the World Bank-led Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) as part of the agency’s ongoing work into whether REDD credits could be allowed into its CORSIA global offset scheme.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE – ANALYSIS: If Trump bails on Paris Agreement, at least he’ll be out of the way

Published 10:34 on May 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:02 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, US, Views  /  No Comments

“We seek your leadership,” said Kevin Conrad, Papau New Guinea’s representative at the 2007 UN climate talks in Bali, to US Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky. “But if for some reason you’re not willing to lead, leave it to the rest of us. Please, get out of the way!” That was 2007. Ten years on, Ecosystem Marketplace’s Steve Zwick notes the feeling of deja vu and asks if the US will try to formally block progress or just “gunk things up” again.

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Green Climate Fund to consider REDD investments

Published 10:15 on May 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:22 on July 5, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, EMEA, International, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund is weighing whether to channel investment into forestry projects as a way to help poor nations meet their climate commitments, a move that could potentially boost supply of REDD carbon credits.

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