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WRI: What’s changing as countries turn INDCs into NDCs? Five early insights

Published 13:53 on April 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:53 on April 19, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views  /  No Comments

Some countries aren’t waiting until 2020 to make changes to their national climate commitments. As countries ratify the Paris Agreement, some have decided to revise their INDCs and communicate the changes as part of their first NDCs. WRI provides a summary.

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Blockchain-based venture commits first funds to Ecosphere REDD credits

Published 22:35 on April 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:33 on April 17, 2018  /  Americas, International, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Blockchain-based carbon credit platform Poseidon has committed to spend its first tranche of cash buying Peruvian REDD credits from UK-based Ecosphere+, as part of an initiative offering a voluntary carbon credit platform for retailers.

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ExxonMobil voids another big batch of Colombian CERs against country’s carbon tax, almost doubling total

Published 03:44 on April 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 03:44 on April 6, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

US oil major ExxonMobil continued its brisk pace of Colombian CER cancellations this week, annulling another huge batch against the country’s carbon tax.

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Colombian CER cancellations surge after new offset restrictions imposed

Published 00:47 on April 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:34 on April 5, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The number of Colombian CERs voluntarily cancelled by emitters against the country’s carbon tax has surged over the past three months, following the introduction of new offset usage restrictions in January.

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Mexico might face a 3-year delay to ETS launch amid policy uncertainty, expert warns

Published 14:49 on March 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:09 on March 22, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Mexico might delay the implementation of its emission trading scheme by up to three years as a result of a short preparation period and uncertainty over the outcome of the upcoming election, an expert has warned.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2018 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Carbon Forward conference and training day. Spend two days with top experts, players, and decision-makers from the global carbon markets as they address today’s most attractive opportunities and pressing challenges. And join us for the EU ETS pre-conference training day organised by carbon market experts Redshaw Advisors, where you will learn how to effectively manage your carbon risk ahead of the looming overhaul of the bloc’s emissions trading scheme.

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Green Climate Fund board approves over $1b in fresh spending

Published 10:33 on February 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:10 on March 9, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

The board of the Green Climate Fund this week approved spending of over $900 million across 19 projects, including a large energy efficiency programme in Brazil and a private renewables scheme in India.

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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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