CP Daily: Monday August 10, 2015

Published 20:24 on August 10, 2015  /  Last updated at 21:26 on August 11, 2015  /  Newsletter  /  No Comments

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

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OUR TOP NEWS:

Abbott warns against “harmful” policies as Australia readies post-2020 target

Australia will make a strong contribution to efforts to fight global warming, but will not risk jobs or prosperity, prime Minister Tony Abbott said as the government is preparing to announce its post-2020 carbon target, which media reported Monday might be set at 25-28% below 2005 levels.

EUAs rise 1.8% towards €8 after strong auction

EU carbon prices climbed closer to €8 on Monday after a government auction attracted high numbers of bidders in a week where supply drops to its lowest this year.

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Bite-sized updates from around the world:

Emitting what would place them as the 6th and 7th most carbon polluting countries in the world, international aviation and shipping are the two elephants in the room at Paris and must not be allowed to be left out of the global climate deal given the track record of procrastination among their respective UN agencies, writes Andrew Murphy of environmental campaigners T&E. (RTCC)

Call for delay in New Zealand ETS review – Scheduling the bulk of the ETS review until after the December Paris talks would make sense, according to Simon Watt of lawfirm Bell Gully. (Stuff)

Small Tea Party meeting has a special guest: Big oil – Faced with a President who wants to make fighting climate change part of its legacy, lobbyists are instead taking their fight to the streets. (Bloomberg)

Poland’s power grid cut electricity supplies for industrial users for the first time in almost three decades as a heatwave entered its second week. (Bloomberg)

It is 100 days until the end of the true-up period of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. Developed country parties must ensure by Nov. 18 that they make up any shortfall in meeting their emission targets. On Sept. 30 the UNFCCC will publish preliminary information on the actual situation of each party’s emissions and units. (UNFCCC)

The Mexican Carbon Norm is set to come into force on Aug 14, with the purpose of bringing the country’s land-based carbon projects under one umbrella, though excluding avoided deforestation. The government aims to create a certification procedure that will provide uniform access to uniformed and validated credits in a voluntary market. (Ecosystem Marketplace)

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