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CDM board delves deeper into voluntary market to save its struggling scheme

Published 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:24 on February 27, 2017  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board has decided to reach out to companies involved in voluntary offsetting and wider corporate responsibility efforts in an attempt to shore up more appetite for CERs, which continue to languish below €0.30 amid scarce demand.

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ClimateCare partners with Gold Standard as voluntary market broadens across development goals

Published 12:39 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:01 on February 27, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Non-profit certifier Gold Standard has partnered with UK-based project developer ClimateCare to help it promote to companies a new standard for projects that will apply across all types of climate and development goals.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – February 2017

Published 21:23 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:14 on March 22, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary markets have been steady over the past month with many buyers preparing their purchase strategy for the year rather than engaging actively in the market. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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CDM’s executive board elects new chairs

Published 19:09 on February 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:53 on February 21, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, Kyoto Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board has elected its new leaders to head the board this year, the UN’s climate change secretariat announced by email on Monday.

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German environment agency seeks 200k CERs to offset govt travel

Published 17:50 on February 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:50 on February 20, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany’s environment agency (UBA) wants to buy just over 200,000 CERs to offset the emissions from business travel by federal government employees.

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Four more banned by UK government over VER investment scams

Published 16:48 on February 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:48 on February 17, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Four more UK-based men have been penalised by the British government for selling illiquid voluntary carbon credits at inflated prices as investments.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: How two First Nations and a small Canadian town tapped carbon finance to better manage their shared forest

Published 17:15 on February 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on February 16, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Tom Cole, the operations manager at Cheakamus Community Forest, has a mental list of what he calls “Tom’s magic spots” – hidden-away gems he’s gotten to know over 30 years of exploring these British Columbia woods. One is a little lake that acts as an “absolute mirror”; he swears that “you can’t tell if you’re looking at the lake or looking at reality.”

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North Carolina firms partner to sell offsets from urban tree planting to local schools

Published 21:00 on February 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:00 on February 15, 2017  /  Americas, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A Greensboro, North Carolina-based company has partnered with a tree planting firm in nearby Charlotte to develop an urban voluntary offset project that will generate credits to be sold to nearby environmentally-conscious colleges and universities.

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Hot dog! Firms team up to generate offsets from low-carbon NYC food carts

Published 22:28 on February 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:28 on February 9, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Two companies have joined forces to develop carbon offset projects that replace traditional New York City street food carts with low-carbon alternatives.

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Althelia unit hires REDD experts for global sales team

Published 00:17 on February 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:17 on February 3, 2017  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The newly-formed sales arm of London-based natural capital asset management firm Althelia Ecosphere has made a slew of appointments as it scales up efforts to pay back investors.

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