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COMMENT: Bunker emissions – time is up

Published 22:54 on September 19, 2016  /  Last updated at 06:59 on September 20, 2016  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, Conversations, International, Shipping, Views  /  No Comments

The time of reckoning for international aviation and shipping is with us. Yet 19 years after Kyoto, there are many worrying signs over whether their respective organisations can agree credible measures to tackle their emissions, writes Bill Hemmings, director, aviation and shipping, at campaigners T&E.

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CDM Board to pitch 7 ways to make best use of the mechanism

Published 20:54 on September 16, 2016  /  Last updated at 16:39 on September 19, 2016  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping  /  No Comments

The CDM Executive Board has agreed a list of seven best uses of the market mechanism that it will pitch to countries at November’s UN climate talks in Marrakesh.

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Emerging nations dig in ahead of latest UN talks on shipping emissions -media

Published 18:35 on September 13, 2016  /  Last updated at 16:46 on September 19, 2016  /  Climate Talks, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Nine emerging nations have signalled their opposition to setting greenhouse gas emissions targets for international shipping ahead of the resumption of UN talks on the issue.

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EU lawmakers launch push to get shipping in the EU ETS

Published 12:44 on September 5, 2016  /  Last updated at 12:47 on September 5, 2016  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Several MEPs from across the political spectrum have tabled changes to the EU ETS reform bill that would have shipping face EUA buying obligations from 2020 and receive a share of the bloc’s auctioning revenue to help fund emission cuts.

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Shipping industry not convinced about market measures to cut CO2, says spokesman

Published 16:42 on June 8, 2016  /  Last updated at 16:42 on June 8, 2016  /  Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Market-based measures to tackle shipping CO2 emissions are “highly controversial” and the majority of the maritime industry remains unconvinced that they work or deliver genuine emission reductions, according to a senior lobbyist from the sector.

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IMO again delays talks over GHG reduction targets for shipping industry

Published 21:26 on April 21, 2016  /  Last updated at 21:26 on April 21, 2016  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, Shipping, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) once again pushed back proposals for the global shipping sector to take on emissions reduction targets amid stiff opposition from emerging economies.

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First VERs issued to ships with anti-slime coating

Published 18:08 on February 24, 2016  /  Last updated at 18:11 on February 24, 2016  /  Shipping, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The first voluntary carbon credits have been awarded to ship owners that have coated their hulls in a substance designed to reduce drag caused by the build up of slime, AkzoNobel, the inventors of the technology, announced on Wednesday.

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Shanghai expands carbon market, adds local shipping

Published 13:25 on February 22, 2016  /  Last updated at 10:18 on February 23, 2016  /  Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Shanghai on Monday nearly doubled the number of emitters covered by its local ETS by lowering the coverage threshold and adding new sectors, becoming the world’s first carbon market to include shipping.

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Shipping industry urges IMO to develop CO2 reduction pledge for sector

Published 12:37 on February 22, 2016  /  Last updated at 13:15 on February 22, 2016  /  Climate Talks, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has urged the UN to craft a non-binding pledge to cut the sector’s global greenhouse gas emissions, but warned that shipping should not be expected to reduce at the same rate as rich nations given its limited abatement options.

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MEPs urge EU to revisit long-term climate goals, issue warning on GHGs from aviation and shipping

Published 21:13 on January 20, 2016  /  Last updated at 11:46 on January 21, 2016  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping  /  No Comments

Several senior MEPs have raised the prospect of the EU deepening its long-term emission reduction goals in the light of the Paris Agreement, with one suggesting that current efforts to tackle global aviation emissions might not be enough to prevent a return to unilateral action by the bloc.

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