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In an advance on offsetting, Swiss firm offers CO2 removal credits to voluntary market

Published 10:51 on February 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:02 on February 22, 2018  /  International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A Swiss company is offering CO2 removal credits to the voluntary carbon market in an effort to boost funding and expand its carbon capture technology.

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‘Isolated’ EU nations willing to waive through CORSIA rulebook –EC official

Published 17:42 on February 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:44 on February 21, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

EU nations are prepared to waive through the draft rulebook for the CORSIA international offset market because they lack enough support to force changes, an EU official said on Tuesday.

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Climate finance vehicle picks 9 new initiatives to support in emerging nations

Published 12:26 on February 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:26 on February 16, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Public-private climate investment vehicle The Lab has selected nine initiatives from over 100 applications to support for this year, with funding expanding into land-use sectors.

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VCS becomes Verra: Voluntary market certifier changes name in rebranding

Published 23:30 on February 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:30 on February 15, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon market certifier Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) has changed its name to Verra in a rebranding that it says reflects its broadening portfolio of sustainable development and environmental standards.

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Exchange operator CBL Markets sees trade volumes rise in 2017

Published 00:20 on February 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:24 on February 14, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Exchange operator CBL Markets said it experienced strong growth last year, in part due to an influx of new participants and the Australia-headquartered firm’s expansion into other environmental markets.

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Ontario says proceeding with development of all 13 offset protocols despite ECO concerns

Published 23:55 on February 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:55 on February 13, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ontario is moving forward with developing all of its 13 proposed offset protocols including one for conservation cropping, but will work with the province’s Environmental Commissioner (ECO) to address concerns linked to the practice, a government spokesman said.

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Ontario says proceeding with forestry offset protocols but keeps mum on conservation cropping

Published 23:26 on February 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:36 on February 12, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ontario is moving forward with developing two forestry offset protocols against the recommendations of the province’s Environmental Commissioner (ECO), who had advised scrapping at least three proposed project types including conservation cropping over concerns about their environmental integrity.

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Heineken unveils new emissions reduction goals, internal carbon price

Published 21:31 on February 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:38 on February 12, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Monday announced a new emissions reduction strategy that seeks to incorporate more renewable energy sources into its operations while also introducing a pilot internal carbon price.

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Experts float international emission trade suggestions as UN talks approach business end

Published 18:33 on February 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:48 on February 12, 2018  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A group of experts have outlined how guidance on international emissions trade could look, aiming to help advance work that UNFCCC negotiators have been tasked to agree this year.

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Nations urged to waive through CORSIA rulebook as time pressure hits airlines

Published 00:47 on February 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:50 on February 12, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airlines are urging governments to waive through the draft rulebook for the CORSIA international offset market without further changes, as regulators face tight timelines to ready the scheme.

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