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COMMENT: Working with the private sector – can the GCF make it work?

Published 10:29 on August 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:29 on August 15, 2018  /  Conversations, International, Views  /  No Comments

It is clear that there needs to be a fundamental overhaul of the governance and decision making processes at the GCF to make its cooperation with the private sector work, writes Alexandra Tracy, a GCF board member representing the private sector.

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Voluntary carbon market activity poised to hit record levels -report

Published 06:58 on August 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:03 on August 15, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Activity in the voluntary carbon market in the first quarter put 2018 on pace to meet or exceed last year’s record, as business commitments to reduce carbon emissions kept increasing, according to a report published Wednesday.

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COMMENT: New CDM issuance rules penalise developers and discriminate against smaller companies

Published 23:06 on July 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:06 on July 10, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Views  /  No Comments

The UNFCCC’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has enjoyed great success in deploying more than $300 billion of investment into clean technology in developing countries around the world. But recent decisions by the UNFCCC risk alienating may of the companies whose activities support this mechanism and discriminate against smaller enterprises.

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CARBON FORWARD 2018: New entrants seek to ride the wave as EU carbon prices quadruple

Published 17:40 on June 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:34 on September 11, 2018  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Switzerland, Views  /  No Comments

**This article is available to non-subscribers** – The EU ETS has witnessed a dramatic change over the past year as carbon prices have quadrupled, the market has attracted new participants, and the developments have given confidence to existing participants that the world’s biggest carbon market will remain the EU’s main climate policy tool.

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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 20:03 on September 28, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, 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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