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COMMENT: Locking down Europe’s climate target

Published 09:03 on July 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:44 on July 12, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

Europe’s carbon budgets are becoming dangerously unmoored from the 2030 target they were meant to protect. New rules are urgently needed to course-correct Europe’s carbon budgets and emissions to control for Brexit, unregulated aviation emissions and other unanticipated threats, writes Damien Morris, director of consultancy Futureproof.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Super Early Bird 20% discount ends June 30

Published 16:12 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:15 on June 26, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**Save €200 with the Super Early Bird discount – Register by Friday** – CARBON FORWARD 2017 takes place Sep. 26-28 in Canary Wharf, London. The two-day conference (Sep. 27-28) is being held at the 5-star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, while the venue for the pre-conference Training Day (Sep. 26) is nearby and will be announced shortly.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: They’re back! Global alliance rallies around Republican plan for gradually-rising US carbon tax

Published 16:20 on June 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:21 on June 20, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

In February, a group of prominent Republicans aligned with Ted Halstead’s fledgling Climate Leadership Council called for a nationwide carbon tax. Now the Council is back, with a formal charter, a diverse array of founding members, and a full page ad in today’s Wall Street Journal calling for a climate-change solution that “bridges partisan divides, strengthens our economy and protects our shared environment”.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – June 2017

Published 16:53 on June 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:02 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this month’s issue, ALLCOT notes quieter market conditions as offset traders occupy themselves with preparing portfolio proposals for corporate clients rather than carrying out deals. Will this trend continue into Q3?

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COMMENT: EU nations risk climate credibility with forest rules that would mask emission increases

Published 09:02 on June 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:36 on June 16, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Views  /  No Comments

Forest mitigation should be measured using a scientifically-objective approach, not allowing countries to hide the impacts of policies that increase net emissions, writes a group of environmental scientists led by Joanna House, a reader in environmental science and policy at the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol, UK.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Can this Swiss feed supplement do for cows what Tesla is doing for cars?

Published 22:51 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:13 on June 23, 2017  /  Conversations, EMEA, International, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

More than 1.5 billion cows graze this great earth, and each of them has four stomachs. That’s 6 billion bloated bags of good and bad bacteria, some of which aids digestion but some of which steals the cows’ half-chewed grass and corn and emits massive amounts of methane. Ecosystem Marketplace talks to an entrepreneur who is looking to develop offsets from a feed supplement that kills some of the methane-emitting bacteria in a cow’s gut while leaving the digestion-helping bacteria intact.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Draft programme released

Published 17:34 on June 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:19 on June 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

We’re excited to release the draft programme for this year’s Carbon Forward 2017 conference and training day.

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Reactions to Trump’s decision to pull the US out of Paris

Published 21:28 on June 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:39 on June 2, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will leave the Paris Agreement but is open to renegotiating a “fairer” deal. Below is a collection of reactions from lawmakers, experts and other stakeholders from around the world over the decision.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: US farms and rural communities lose big if Trump pulls out of Paris Agreement

Published 14:13 on June 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:13 on June 23, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

If US President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement as expected, some of the biggest losers will be American farmers and private forest owners, who stand to lose billions of in lost productivity and carbon payments.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: The agenda for this year’s event is taking shape…

Published 15:44 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:46 on May 23, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Following the immense success of the inaugural Carbon Forward 2016 conference and training day, this year Carbon Forward 2017 will delve deeper into the issues affecting companies with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and other carbon markets worldwide.

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