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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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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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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: US faces real trade isolation if Trump pulls out of Paris Agreement

Published 22:26 on February 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:26 on February 8, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, South & Central, US, Views  /  No Comments

I was in Marrakesh, Morocco, for global climate talks when Donald Trump won the US presidential election, and within hours a consensus emerged: the Paris Agreement was as good a deal for the United States as it was for the rest of the world, and only a fool would “cancel” it, as Donald Trump had promised to do while on the campaign trail.

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Chile announces gradual coal phase-out

Published 17:57 on February 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:57 on February 1, 2018  /  Americas, South & Central  /  No Comments

The Chilean government and the country’s main energy generators this week announced a plan to gradually phase-out coal-fired generation, which currently accounts for some 40% of Chile’s power mix.

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ANALYSIS: Colombian emitters face offset supply crunch as door closes on foreign units

Published 00:15 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:47 on January 18, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

As Colombia stops allowing emitters to use international offsets to cover their national carbon tax obligations, its companies are struggling to find enough domestic credits to meet demand.

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Gold Standard adds voluntary project tool to measure gender equality progress

Published 15:07 on January 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:32 on January 15, 2018  /  Africa, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Non-profit certifier Gold Standard has begun to offer investors a way to measure gender equality progress in climate protection projects in the developing world, a part of its effort to broaden interest in funding development across poorer countries.

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North, Latin American governments plan gathering to forge closer carbon pricing ties

Published 16:49 on January 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:49 on January 11, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twelve North and Latin American national and sub-national governments will meet in Chile later this month for their first gathering since committing to boost carbon pricing integration, with several other jurisdictions considering joining.

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CAR awards first offsets to Disney-backed Mexican forest project

Published 11:52 on December 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:16 on December 18, 2017  /  Americas, Mexico, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Climate Action Reserve (CAR) has issued voluntary offsets to the first Mexican forestry project registered under the programme.

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One Planet Summit: North, Latin American governments commit to boosting regional carbon pricing ties

Published 16:00 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on December 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twelve North and Latin American national and sub-national governments on Tuesday committed to using carbon pricing as a central climate policy instrument and to deepen regional integration of their emissions trading markets.

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BNP Paribas to launch voluntary carbon market platform next year

Published 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A division of French bank BNP Paribas is launching a voluntary carbon offset platform to help connect investors and other credit buyers with project developers.

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