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US agriculture secretary may support carbon market for farmers -report

Published 18:45 on May 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:47 on May 15, 2019  /  Americas, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue could back a carbon market for the sector to stimulate more revenue for farmers, and an upcoming appropriations bill may urge his agency to research the development of that option, a federal congressperson told a news outlet.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: How carbon markets can boost biodiversity and slow climate change

Published 15:35 on May 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:35 on May 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

We must take advantage of natural climate solutions if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Yet setbacks – such as an incomplete Paris Rulebook – have raised concerns amongst stakeholders, worried that without UN guidance on carbon markets, they cannot confidently scale up the required policies and programs. The Nature Conservancy has released a new guide that highlights why many are already taking action to make use of markets in funding NCS, and how businesses can thoughtfully take similar steps today amidst a developing regulatory landscape.

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California issues 1.2 mln offsets as forestry supply increases

Published 21:48 on May 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:48 on May 8, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB granted 1.2 million California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) this week, reversing a recent trend of issuances below the 1-mln mark, according to state data.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2019 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 10:31 on May 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:37 on May 8, 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, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Learn how to survive and thrive in carbon markets by joining us at the 4th annual CARBON FORWARD conference & training day where we will be joined by the pre-eminent experts to discuss a programme developed by environmental market experts and based on feedback from companies like yours.

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Newest Oregon ETS amendment targets natural gas consignment, early-action offsets

Published 22:16 on May 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:09 on May 6, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Oregon legislators are proposing to include a consignment-based allowance allocation system for natural gas companies and encouraging early-action offsets as they work to finalise the state’s WCI-modelled carbon market bill in the coming weeks, a state senator told Carbon Pulse.

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North American offset developers team up for grasslands project venture

Published 16:16 on May 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:38 on May 2, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Two offset project developers from the US and Canada have started a new joint venture to develop and sell voluntary credits from grasslands conservation, with the possibility of exploring other project types and entering compliance carbon markets.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: With infrastructure reform, US can build world’s biggest, greenest carbon sink

Published 20:53 on May 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:08 on May 1, 2019  /  Americas, Conversations, REDD, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the middle of last month, US Senator (and New Green Deal co-sponsor) Ed Markey (D-Mass) said his party would make sure that any overhaul of the country’s infrastructure was done with clean energy. These “green infrastructure” projects don’t just keep greenhouse gas emissions down though; they generate environmental benefits. Some of them can even become carbon negative, meaning they can absorb more GHGs than they emit.

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Gold Standard Foundation appoints new CEO

Published 09:01 on April 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 08:26 on April 30, 2019  /  Bavardage, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Gold Standard Foundation on Tuesday announced it has appointed a new chief executive, who will join the organisation from the Global Green Growth Institute.

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New US offset protocol aims to reduce costs for voluntary urban forestry

Published 01:38 on April 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:38 on April 25, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new Climate Action Reserve (CAR) protocol aims to reduce costs for voluntary urban forestry projects, but the methodology would have to demonstrate success and pass other regulatory hurdles to become eligible for WCI compliance-grade offsets, a company official said.

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California mints 126k offsets in smallest issuance of 2019

Published 21:29 on April 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:53 on April 25, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB distributed 125,900 California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) this week, in the lightest issuance of the year to date.

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