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CARBON FORWARD 2019: Navigating opportunities in global carbon markets

Published 14:50 on September 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:16 on September 25, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Learn how companies and governments are aligning with the Paris Agreement and finding opportunities in carbon markets worldwide.

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Climate Action Summit: Small nations’ ambition can’t outweigh major emitter inaction

Published 17:02 on September 23, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:05 on September 24, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Nearly 60 countries at the Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday committed to increase their GHG reduction targets ahead of next year’s Paris Agreement deadline, yet their efforts were overshadowed by larger emitters refuting the UN chief’s calls for higher ambition.

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Industry can compete amid higher carbon prices, say business leaders

Published 13:14 on September 23, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:17 on September 23, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

Carbon prices of up to $50-100/tonne could be introduced over the next decade without jeopardising industrial competitiveness, according to a report backed by nearly 50 businesses and business groups.

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California endorses contentious Tropical Forest Standard for sector-based deforestation reduction

Published 03:16 on September 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 02:03 on September 21, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB endorsed the controversial Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) on Thursday, coming roughly 10 months after the agency first attempted to greenlight the framework that could serve as a model for jurisdictional REDD programmes in compliance-based and voluntary carbon markets.

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Colombia’s Boyaca region to launch Latin America’s first emissions trading scheme

Published 14:32 on September 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:32 on September 17, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Colombian region of Boyaca will launch Latin America’s first emissions trading scheme next month.

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Stakeholders brace for fierce debate on California’s Tropical Forest Standard

Published 21:47 on September 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:11 on September 16, 2019  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, Mexico, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Critics and supporters of California’s Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) are anticipating a contentious meeting on Thursday to decide the fate of the possible precursor to jurisdictional REDD offsetting, with some believing state regulator ARB will approve the proposal after its year-long review.

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Switzerland aims to sign up 20 ITMO activities by next year

Published 19:25 on September 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:24 on September 13, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s carbon credit procurement agency Klik aims to select 20 GHG-reducing activities by the middle of next year, with three confirmed Paris Agreement emission trade initiatives serving as insight into what the country is seeking.

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China, Russia blast “unfair” CORSIA, as EU’s resolve tested on aviation ETS

Published 23:02 on September 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:29 on September 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

China and Russia have blasted the ICAO’s CORSIA aviation offsetting mechanism as unfairly burdening emerging economies, setting up a testing triennial Assembly of the UN aviation body that also threatens the EU’s inclusion of flights in its carbon market.

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California Tropical Forest Standard sets high environmental bar, incentivises communities -experts

Published 23:39 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:40 on September 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

International communities could struggle to meet the criteria set by California’s proposed Tropical Forest Standard (TFS), but the adoption of the policy may incentivise them to begin addressing deforestation, according to experts.

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Colombia carbon tax-linked offset cancellations slow on supply, administrative bottlenecks

Published 22:07 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:31 on September 17, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The surrendering of Colombian offsets to comply with the country’s carbon tax has slowed this year due to an extreme supply squeeze and administrative delays.

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