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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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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: US faces real trade isolation if Trump pulls out of Paris Agreement

Published 22:26 on February 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:26 on February 8, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, South & Central, US, Views  /  No Comments

I was in Marrakesh, Morocco, for global climate talks when Donald Trump won the US presidential election, and within hours a consensus emerged: the Paris Agreement was as good a deal for the United States as it was for the rest of the world, and only a fool would “cancel” it, as Donald Trump had promised to do while on the campaign trail.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Clipping coupons for the climate – The Dutch plan to make carbon trading fun

Published 23:25 on January 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:30 on January 31, 2018  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Jos Cozijnsen shakes his tangled mane of black hair and adjusts his leathery blue suit – fashioned, it turns out, from overalls discarded by German railroad workers and available through his sustainable clothing company, Goodfibrations.

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COMMENT: Next steps for Ontario cap-and-trade participants

Published 20:06 on January 16, 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. (This article is available to anyone who has had a free trial of Carbon Pulse, as well as our subscribers. Simply login to your Carbon Pulse account to read it.)

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Why the EU needs to embrace forest carbon finance

Published 19:41 on November 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:41 on November 28, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new report on forest finance shows that investments in the forest sector fall far short of what’s needed to end deforestation. Conserving and restoring tropical forests could deliver up to 30% of the carbon savings necessary to keep the average global temperature rise to 1.5C, only about 1% of international development funding for climate mitigation is directed towards this.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: In Bonn, progress on markets hampered by gridlock on everything else

Published 14:42 on November 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:42 on November 20, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Americas aren’t named for Christopher Columbus, but for his map-maker, Amerigo Vespucci, who first figured out that Brazil is a pretty big part of the New World – something to keep in mind as climate negotiators sketch out the map for implementing the Paris Agreement.

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