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Lufthansa adds clean fuel option in new offset platform

Published 18:41 on August 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:29 on August 20, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, RINs & LCFS, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

German airline Lufthansa has begun to offer passengers the option of offsetting any flight emissions with sustainable aviation fuel, despite it costing around 30 times more than traditional carbon-cutting projects.

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California senator urges ARB to oppose Tropical Forest Standard

Published 23:51 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:39 on August 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB should not endorse its Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) next month because sector-based REDD offsets lack environmental and social integrity and fail to address the root causes of deforestation, a state senator said, potentially opening a bicameral rift over the already divisive issue.

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California grants 3.1 mln offsets as CCO-0 supply swells

Published 23:24 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:24 on August 14, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB dished out over 3.1 million California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) this week in the second largest issuance of 2019, as the number of credits without invalidation periods climbed by over 10%.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Stick or twist: investors came to the EU ETS, but will they go?

Published 17:24 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:47 on August 12, 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 Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – The 4th annual Carbon Forward conference & training day features a dedicated stream focused on the EU carbon market from an investor perspective.

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World Bank extends carbon credit eligibility ahead of N2O auction

Published 22:41 on August 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:43 on August 8, 2019  /  EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Nitric Acid Climate Auction Program (NACAP) has extended the emission reduction generation period that eligible CER and VER carbon credits can be delivered into the programme.

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UN panel flags potential role for land-use carbon incentives, warns on BECCS

Published 20:09 on August 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:44 on August 9, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Paying landowners to protect their land could play a vital role in tackling climate change, though large-scale bioenergy use and storage could worsen the effects without careful management, according to UN-backed scientific panel IPCC in a landmark report.

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Fourteen offset programmes apply for ICAO’s CORSIA aviation mechanism

Published 23:52 on August 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:02 on August 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO’s expert panel will consider 14 emissions unit programme applications for the global offsetting mechanism CORSIA, with the submissions ranging from Kyoto era offset programmes and REDD initiatives to jurisdictional schemes in China, the Middle East, and Poland.

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BRIEFING: World Bank REDD Deals

Published 22:59 on August 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:07 on August 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Three African nations have now signed deforestation reduction agreements under the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) that could form the base of possible international emissions trade, with more deals expected to come later this year.

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California’s ARB to consider updated Tropical Forest Standard at September meeting

Published 22:51 on July 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:02 on July 30, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB will consider endorsing an updated version of its Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) at the board’s Sep. 19 meeting, nearly a year after the agency delayed its original approval of the possible precursor to jurisdictional REDD offsetting following a flurry of backlash.

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New REDD standard targets heavily forested countries for national-scale GHG reductions

Published 22:37 on July 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:14 on July 30, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new REDD standard will look to incentivise national-scale emission reductions in high forest cover, low deforestation (HFLD) countries, and the resulting carbon credits will be designed for use in a variety of compliance and voluntary markets.

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