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New REDD standard targets heavily forested countries for national-scale GHG reductions

Published 22:37 on July 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:14 on July 30, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new REDD standard will look to incentivise national-scale emission reductions in high forest cover, low deforestation (HFLD) countries, and the resulting carbon credits will be designed for use in a variety of compliance and voluntary markets.

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Norway and Suriname to explore carbon credits for preventing deforestation -report

Published 10:24 on July 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:29 on July 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Norway and Suriname are said to be exploring an arrangement where the South American country would earn carbon credits for keeping its tropical forest intact, according to a local news report.

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Five more tropical forest countries selected to World Bank’s REDD Fund

Published 17:43 on July 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:43 on July 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has selected emission reduction programmes from five developing countries to participate in the organisation’s Carbon Fund, bringing the nations a step closer to signing agreements seen as a possible base for forestry international emissions trade.

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UPDATE – Ghana notches REDD agreement with World Bank carbon fund

Published 17:14 on July 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:50 on July 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ghana will take in up to $50 million for protecting its forests under the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCFP), becoming the third African nation to sign the REDD deal seen as a base for possible international emissions trade.

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Second REDD project among latest GCF funding approvals

Published 09:36 on July 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:49 on July 9, 2019  /  Americas, International, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $266.9 million in new funding to 10 mitigation and adaptation projects, including a payment to Ecuador for cutting emissions by halting deforestation – the second programme of its kind to receive GCF funds.

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Road to COP25: Governments weigh the untapped potential of UN emissions trade

Published 19:39 on June 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:21 on June 27, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

International emissions trade under the Paris Agreement looks unlikely to realise its potential for cost-effective climate action as governments remain wary about its benefits, even as advocates say pilot initiatives offer credible examples.

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Conference Producer, Carbon Forward – London

Published 15:08 on June 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:55 on June 28, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Job Postings, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Newsletter, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Care about climate change? An exciting opportunity has emerged for a Conference Producer to manage the organisation of Europe’s flagship carbon market events.

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New UN Article 6 text emerges to raise hopes of emission trade deal this year

Published 17:53 on June 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:48 on June 26, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN produced a new draft text on rules covering international emissions trade on Tuesday, after governments broke a deadlock that some observers said raises the prospects for a deal later this year on the Paris Agreement’s divisive Article 6.

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UK set to host 2020 UN climate talks after Italy backs bid

Published 16:43 on June 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:32 on June 18, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD  /  No Comments

The British and Italian governments have agreed to partner on a proposal to co-host the 2020 UN climate talks, clearing the way for the UK to host the main summit, known as COP26.

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Voluntary carbon market stakes claim to thrive in Paris era

Published 21:32 on June 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:05 on June 14, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Entities should be able to continue buying voluntary carbon credits in the Paris Agreement era, though exactly how those claims will be reflected is still up for debate, a cross-stakeholder group has said.

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