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New Zealand issues voluntary offset guidelines

Published 10:26 on September 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:26 on September 18, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, International, New Zealand, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

New Zealand has issued guidelines for companies wanting to use carbon credits to voluntarily offset their GHG emissions, flagging the potential use of international units as well as some permits also eligible in the domestic emissions trading scheme.

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Colombia’s Boyaca region to launch Latin America’s first emissions trading scheme

Published 14:32 on September 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:32 on September 17, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Colombian region of Boyaca will launch Latin America’s first emissions trading scheme next month.

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Stakeholders brace for fierce debate on California’s Tropical Forest Standard

Published 21:47 on September 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:11 on September 16, 2019  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, Mexico, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Critics and supporters of California’s Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) are anticipating a contentious meeting on Thursday to decide the fate of the possible precursor to jurisdictional REDD offsetting, with some believing state regulator ARB will approve the proposal after its year-long review.

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California’s ARB still seeking EJ, labour representatives for offset task force

Published 18:03 on September 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:18 on September 16, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB opened a second solicitation for its Compliance Offsets Protocol Task Force (OPTF) on Friday, as the agency is seeking additional applicants from the environmental justice and labour communities.

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California issues just shy of 1 mln new offsets as CCO-3 issuance slows

Published 21:18 on September 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:37 on September 11, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California has awarded nearly 1 million new offset credits across two protocols in its latest issuance round, while the regulator minted fewer credits with reduced invalidation risk, according to data released Wednesday.

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China, Russia blast “unfair” CORSIA, as EU’s resolve tested on aviation ETS

Published 23:02 on September 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:29 on September 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

China and Russia have blasted the ICAO’s CORSIA aviation offsetting mechanism as unfairly burdening emerging economies, setting up a testing triennial Assembly of the UN aviation body that also threatens the EU’s inclusion of flights in its carbon market.

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California Tropical Forest Standard sets high environmental bar, incentivises communities -experts

Published 23:39 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:40 on September 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

International communities could struggle to meet the criteria set by California’s proposed Tropical Forest Standard (TFS), but the adoption of the policy may incentivise them to begin addressing deforestation, according to experts.

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Colombia carbon tax-linked offset cancellations slow on supply, administrative bottlenecks

Published 22:07 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:31 on September 17, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The surrendering of Colombian offsets to comply with the country’s carbon tax has slowed this year due to an extreme supply squeeze and administrative delays.

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Companies left out of UN emissions trade as work drags on

Published 18:17 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:17 on September 9, 2019  /  Africa, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The private sector has limited access to a slowly emerging international carbon market as governments are likely to take another two years to finalise its rules, experts said on Monday.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Where next for EU carbon prices?

Published 15:48 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:18 on September 5, 2019  /  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, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Hear the views and pick the brains of five of the market’s top analysts at the 4th annual Carbon Forward conference and training day in London on Oct. 16-18.

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