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UK’s easyJet becomes first major airline to offset all flight emissions

Published 12:13 on November 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:07 on November 19, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International, REDD, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Low-cost carrier easyJet will become the first airline to offset the fuel emissions from all of its flights, it announced Tuesday as part of its annual results.

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ANALYSIS: Experts divided on CORSIA aviation offset supply estimates, with CDM renewal risk in focus

Published 20:18 on November 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:18 on November 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Experts are differing greatly on the potential supply of eligible carbon credits that could be available under ICAO’s global aviation offset scheme, and specifically on the amount of available CDM units, which are poised to play a key role.

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USDA, Nature Conservancy launch voluntary Appalachian forest carbon partnership

Published 17:34 on November 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:35 on November 15, 2019  /  Americas, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will partner with green group The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to help Appalachian landowners develop forestry offset projects for the voluntary market, the entities announced Wednesday.

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California offset issuances rise to 820k with bumper mine methane batch

Published 21:49 on November 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:31 on November 14, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California handed out nearly 821,000 new compliance offsets this week, with the mine methane capture (MMC) and forestry protocols making up a bulk of that new supply, according to data released Wednesday.

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GCF approves funding for host of forest carbon projects

Published 10:05 on November 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:40 on November 13, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund board on Wednesday approved $308 million in funding for new projects, of which over 40% will go to forest carbon projects, although the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation withdrew an application for a controversial REDD bond scheme.

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Qantas announces 2050 net zero emissions target, doubling of offset use

Published 01:20 on November 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:03 on November 12, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Australian airline Qantas on Monday said it would reach net zero emissions by 2050, and as part of the plan will immediately double its use of carbon credits by matching each tonne offset by its customers.

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Cruise line MSC seeks CO2 neutrality through blue carbon offsets

Published 18:34 on November 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:34 on November 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Swiss-based MSC Cruises aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its marine fleet operations by Jan. 2020 through offsetting, and plans to increasingly rely on blue carbon projects to maintain the goal, it announced Friday.

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Nepal to sign World Bank REDD deal next month -media

Published 17:16 on November 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:04 on November 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Nepal will ink its GHG reduction agreement with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) in December, local media reported Friday, in a move that would make it the first Asian nation to forge the REDD deal seen as a possible base for international emissions trade.

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EXCLUSIVE – Developers Assemble: EcoSecurities alumni regroup to relaunch iconic offset firm for new era of carbon markets

Published 21:39 on November 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:54 on November 8, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

EcoSecurities, one of the most iconic developers of the offset project boom of the 2000s, is being relaunched by a team of its alumni and co-founders, Carbon Pulse has learned, gearing up to trailblaze once again in a new era of international carbon markets.

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INTERVIEW: Shell witnessing “wind of change” in voluntary carbon market

Published 09:52 on November 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:29 on November 8, 2019  /  EMEA, International, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Shell expects a surge in demand for voluntary carbon credits after witnessing an immediate uptake from customers when it launched its own programmes, according the oil major’s executive tasked with making good on the company’s three-year $300 million nature commitment.

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