CP Daily: Monday October 19, 2015

Published 02:47 on October 20, 2015  /  Last updated at 03:53 on October 20, 2015  / Ben Garside /  Newsletters

A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.

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World, state leaders unite in calling for a price on carbon

An alliance of heads of state, city and state leaders from rich and poor nations, with the support of an assortment of large companies, have joined forces to urge countries and companies around the globe to put a price on carbon.

31 jurisdictions urge Paris deal to include international carbon trade

A group of 31 national and sub-national governments spanning four continents on Monday urged UN negotiators to include provisions for international carbon trade as part of the Paris global climate pact.

Oman, Antigua submit INDC pledges as UN talks resume

Oman became the first Gulf State to submit its INDC on Monday, handing in its pledge to a UN climate pact alongside Caribbean island nation Antigua and Barbuda as UN climate negotiations resumed for week-long talks in Bonn.

CPP Roundup: Fitch rankings, Rubio reversal, and Texas, Missouri plans

Presenting Carbon Pulse’s semi-regular CPP Roundup: a brief, bullet-pointed summary of this week’s happenings concerning the US’ proposed Clean Power Plan.

Solvay converts nearly 400,000 CERs into Korean offsets

South Korea’s Solvay Fluor has cancelled 367,000 CERs from the UN’s CDM registry to have them converted into offsets eligible for the Korean ETS where they trade for as much as 18 times more.

Two-thirds of NER300 projects behind schedule, some ask for early cash, EU documents show

Two-thirds of the carbon-cutting projects awarded more than €2 billion in EU funding under the bloc’s NER300 programme have requested extensions to their operational deadlines, a document seen by Carbon Pulse showed, with the average delay to those installations starting estimated at 27 months.

EU Market: EUAs dip as analysts flag bearish pressure

EU carbon prices slipped for the third consecutive session on Monday as analysts gave a bearish-to-neutral outlook this week.

Czech Republic approved to hand out free 2015 EUAs to utilities

The European Commission has given the Czech Republic the green light to hand out 20.6 million free EU carbon allowances to its utilities for their 2015 emissions, according to a notice published on the EU executive’s website.

Cambodia cancels REDD projects amid ‘lack of interest’

Cambodia has cancelled seven projects that had been given the go-ahead to study the feasibility of earning carbon credits under the UN’s REDD programme over a lack of interest in taking up carbon trading, the Cambodia Daily reported.


Job listings this week:

Climate Change Senior Specialist, IADB – Washington DC
Senior Climate Change Officer, AfDB – Abidjan
Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Transport & Climate Change, IPPR – London or Manchester
Research Fellow, Energy, Transport and Climate Change, IPPR – London or Manchester
Policy Analyst, Global Canopy Programme – Oxford, UK
Senior Environment & Climate Change Officer, South Gloucestershire Council – near Bristol, UK

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Bite-sized updates from around the world

UN climate talks resume in Bonn for a week-long session, the penultimate before Paris. The group of 130+ developing nations reject the ‘unbalanced’ 20-page working text as a basis for negotiations, and so did the EU. (Business Standard)

The US and other rich nations are doing less than their fair share to fight climate change under the Paris deal while China is outperforming, a report by 18 civil society groups said. (Reuters)

And by the end of a heated opening day of Bonn talks, some 50 submissions – most ranging between 1-2 pages – were added to the negotiating text. (Climate Home)

Listen to excerpts of a conference held last Friday by the French ministry of foreign affairs and international development that looked at how to increase women’s access to carbon markets. (climatereporters.com)

And finally… It’s still early in the evening up there, but several Canadian TV networks are calling a Liberal victory in today’s much-watched federal election.  More on this to follow as the results come in.

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