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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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FEATURE: Growing anti-climate political rhetoric highlighting need for ‘just transition’ plans

Published 23:41 on July 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:37 on July 6, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, New Zealand, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

A growing trend of right-wing populist politicians embracing anti-climate change and anti-carbon pricing rhetoric is putting more pressure on governments to develop and communicate ‘just transition’ plans to help affected communities.

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Finland to overcompensate for EU presidency flight emissions

Published 14:50 on June 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:58 on June 29, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, EU ETS, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Finland will buy 130,000 Gold Standard CERs from developer South Pole to overcompensate for flight emissions during its upcoming six-month term holding the rotating EU Presidency.

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California lawmakers urge adoption of Tropical Forest Standard

Published 23:09 on June 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:14 on June 20, 2019  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Four California assemblymembers asked state regulator ARB this week to adopt the Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) for international sector-based offset programmes despite ongoing disagreement and environmental justice opposition to the proposal.

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BY THE NUMBERS: Data sheds light on unused CER supply, Kyoto unit trading

Published 14:08 on June 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:51 on June 14, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

There remains more than 860 million unused CERs – a massive supply of offsets that could potentially be tapped by airlines to comply with ICAO’s CORSIA scheme or which could find its way into the Paris Agreement era.

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EU ETS prices to average €36 next decade as many expect further market tightening -survey

Published 16:34 on June 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:44 on June 5, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices will average €36.05 over 2021-2030, according to an annual survey of market observers and participants, marking a massive 63% year-on-year gain in expectations.

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REDD criticism should not affect California’s Tropical Forest Standard, advocates say

Published 23:50 on June 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:50 on June 3, 2019  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California’s Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) is unlikely to see an erosion in support due to a recent media report’s critique of REDD-eligible credits, because the proposal would mitigate most of the flaws that could occur with individual offset projects, two environmental advocates said.

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COMMENT: ProPublica’s Inexcusable REDD+ Belly Flop

Published 18:56 on May 23, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:56 on May 23, 2019  /  Americas, Conversations, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Mainstream media outlets have been congratulating themselves of late for becoming just 20 years too late on climate change, and now the same institutions that have consistently failed to cover the enormity of the challenge are failing to cover the myriad interlocking solutions. This week, ProPublica became the latest outlet to blow it

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Brazil slashed GHG emissions 70% before Bolsonaro, and nobody noticed

Published 01:37 on May 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:37 on May 14, 2019  /  Americas, REDD, South & Central, Views  /  No Comments

Last week, Brazil’s top security adviser said that the Amazon forest was his country’s to exploit, regardless of the impact on greenhouse gas emissions. “I don’t accept this idea that the Amazon is world heritage, this is nonsense,” General Augusto Heleno Pereira said. “The Amazon is Brazilian, the heritage of Brazil and should be dealt with by Brazil for the benefit of Brazil.”

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2019 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 10:31 on May 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:37 on May 8, 2019  /  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, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Learn how to survive and thrive in carbon markets by joining us at the 4th annual CARBON FORWARD conference & training day where we will be joined by the pre-eminent experts to discuss a programme developed by environmental market experts and based on feedback from companies like yours.

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