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One Planet Summit: North, Latin American governments commit to boosting regional carbon pricing ties

Published 16:00 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on December 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twelve North and Latin American national and sub-national governments on Tuesday committed to using carbon pricing as a central climate policy instrument and to deepen regional integration of their emissions trading markets.

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BNP Paribas to launch voluntary carbon market platform next year

Published 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A division of French bank BNP Paribas is launching a voluntary carbon offset platform to help connect investors and other credit buyers with project developers.

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Global forest carbon finance falls 25% in 2016, report finds

Published 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Global funding for efforts to store carbon in forests dropped 25% to $662.1 million in 2016, according to Ecosystem Marketplace’s annual report on the state of forest carbon finance.

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Ontario, Quebec take steps to advance provincial voluntary markets

Published 22:15 on December 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:44 on December 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments and organisations in Ontario and Quebec have taken recent measures to develop and advance voluntary carbon markets in their provinces.

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ANALYSIS: Airlines face CORSIA cost hike as hunt for cheap CO2 cuts gathers pace 

Published 19:37 on December 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 04:20 on December 6, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airlines face the prospect of rapidly rising prices for carbon offsets to meet their CORSIA goals as regulators dither on agreeing rules and countries forge their own climate policies.

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Australian airline launches first carbon neutral destination

Published 10:39 on December 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:34 on December 5, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Australian airline QantasLink this week opened two new domestic routes for which it will offset all associated emissions through buying carbon credits generated from tree planting.

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IAG chief says airline climate goals insufficient as airlines seek EU ETS exit 

Published 19:42 on December 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:42 on December 4, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Aviation’s global climate goals are not enough in the long term, according to IAG boss Willie Walsh, who said the sector eventually faces being suppressed by governments if it cannot achieve environmental sustainability.

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World’s first programmatic carbon market lines up five CO2-cutting activities 

Published 21:43 on November 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:25 on November 30, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The world’s first programmatic carbon market is targeting its first approvals of developing world GHG-cutting activities late next year and has a shortlist of five projects that will generate emission reduction units for five rich European nations.

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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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Chinese firm makes overseas acquisition to trade carbon in EU ETS, CORSIA

Published 09:52 on November 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:54 on November 27, 2017  /  Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Chinese trading firm Sovran has reached a deal to buy a NYSE-Euronext listed telecoms company, which it intends to use as a platform to trade carbon in the EU ETS and CORSIA aviation offset market.

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