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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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COMMENT: Funding for CO2 reductions – Insights from recent projects by Ontario cap-and-trade participants

Published 11:00 on March 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:44 on March 22, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

In the run-up to the 2nd Annual Ontario Cap and Trade Forum on April 18-19 at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto, Canadian Clean Energy Conferences is producing a series of articles featuring the key topics concerning regulated entities under Ontario’s program.

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COMMENT: More information on free allowances is vital for Ontario’s cap-and-trade participants

Published 16:14 on March 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:17 on March 21, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

In the run-up to the 2nd Annual Ontario Cap and Trade Forum on April 18-19 at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto, Canadian Clean Energy Conferences is producing a series of articles featuring the key topics concerning regulated entities under Ontario’s program.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Can the World Bank model show us how to de-risk US environmental markets?

Published 18:02 on March 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:02 on March 2, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Given the regulatory risk that environmental markets can be altered or ended with the “stroke of a pen” from policy makers, lenders are generally unwilling to value revenue from environmental markets when underwriting projects. With this heavy, or complete, discounting of environmental market revenues, these markets fail to entice the level of investment needed for projects to generate environmental credits and provide verifiable conservation benefits. How can we reduce the risks associated with environmental credits and keep these critically important projects moving forward?

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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 23:37 on May 14, 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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REPORT: Emissions Trading Worldwide – ICAP Status Report 2018

Published 23:01 on February 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:07 on February 28, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

The International Carbon Action Partnership’s new report finds 2017 marks a key step forward for emissions trading. The adoption of ETSs in emerging economies, structural reforms and new cooperation initiatives have boosted confidence in carbon markets and help establish emissions trading as an important tool in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: The dirt on soil carbon

Published 20:17 on February 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:17 on February 27, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Conversations, EMEA, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Late last year, on the eve of global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, the National Academies of the Sciences published a paper called “Natural Climate Solutions”, which showed how we could simultaneously feed more people while slashing greenhouse-gas emissions just by improving the way we manage our forests, farms, and fields.

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COMMENT: What does WCI linkage mean for Ontario industries?

Published 06:00 on February 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:17 on March 21, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

In the run-up to the 2nd Annual Ontario Cap and Trade Forum on April 18-19 at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto, Canadian Clean Energy Conferences is producing a series of articles featuring the key topics concerning regulated entities under Ontario’s program.

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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: Twenty percent of US climate emissions come from fossil fuel exploration on public land

Published 00:03 on February 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:04 on February 13, 2018  /  Americas, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

Forty two percent of all coal mined in the United States in 2015 came from public lands, as did 22 percent of all crude oil and 15 percent of all natural gas. Now, a new report from The Wilderness Society shows that fossil fuel exploration on public lands generates roughly 20 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions, and that activity shows no signs of abating.

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