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Two CORSIA programmes approved as first REDD standards in a compliance carbon market

Published 19:25 on November 20, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:43 on November 20, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN body ICAO’s Council this week fully approved a new jurisdictional REDD programme to supply carbon credits under the pilot phase of the CORSIA global aviation offset scheme, that alongside an update to a previously-recognised standard will see a compliance-based carbon market accept international deforestation reduction units for the first time.

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Switzerland signs second carbon offset deal with Ghana

Published 13:41 on November 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:41 on November 18, 2020  /  Africa, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Switzerland has agreed a bilateral deal with Ghana to purchase carbon offsets under the Paris Agreement’s Article 6, in the second such agreement announced by the European nation in as many months.

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Audio recordings of Carbon Pulse’s side events at the ICAP-IETA Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion

Published 16:46 on November 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:37 on November 12, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Here is a summary of Carbon Pulse’s free side events at this week’s IETA-ICAP Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion, along with links to the audio recordings. (Video recordings not available to due to file size considerations)

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UN could start issuing Article 6 carbon credits from 2023 -researcher

Published 19:26 on November 11, 2020  /  Last updated at 14:51 on November 12, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

The UN could begin issuing carbon credits from former CDM projects under the Paris Agreement’s Article 6.4 mechanism as early as 2023, an event heard Wednesday.

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ANALYSIS: Biden election win presents numerous climate policy opportunities, though challenges loom

Published 23:50 on November 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:50 on November 9, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The projected presidential victory of Democratic nominee Joe Biden this weekend opens the door for the US government to take swift action on domestic and global climate policy during the first days of his administration, although a potentially divided Congress could stifle some of the progress necessary to achieve rapid and deep decarbonisation.  

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INTERVIEW: Carney-led voluntary CO2 market taskforce “barking up the wrong tree”, says South Pole boss

Published 22:00 on November 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:20 on November 10, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

On the eve of the release of an expert report that could help revolutionise the “murky” global voluntary carbon market, the head of South Pole – one of the world’s biggest offset developers – says the authoring taskforce led by former Bank of England head Mark Carney is “barking up the wrong tree” and should be focused more on how to significantly raise prices than on creating benchmarks or improving transparency.

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Climate finance for developing countries rose 11% in 2018 but risks missing 2020 target

Published 17:38 on November 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:38 on November 6, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Middle East  /  No Comments

OECD nations mobilised in 2018 11% more on climate finance for developing countries, compared with the previous year, although reaching the $100 million objective set by 2020 is still uncertain.

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US Election Roundup: Biden takes lead in presidential race, as Georgia Democrats force Senate run-off

Published 02:17 on November 4, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:37 on November 11, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Democratic nominee Joe Biden took the lead over President Donald Trump on Friday morning in the race to assume the Oval Office next year, while an outside chance that Democrats could win two Senate special elections in Georgia gives a faint hope to passing climate legislation through a divided Congress.

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PREVIEW: US election marks critical juncture for the future of domestic, international climate policy

Published 19:34 on October 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:02 on November 2, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Tuesday’s US election is primed to have a significant impact on future national and global climate mitigation efforts, with former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump offering starkly different views on environmental policy and clean energy.

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Offset supply squeeze, Sasol SOS as first South African carbon tax compliance period in the books

Published 20:45 on October 29, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:02 on November 11, 2020  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Activity in South Africa’s offset market is picking up and prices rising as the first carbon tax compliance deadline arrives, with major emitters seeking more GHG-cutting projects amid a big chunk of the country’s available offset supply being used up.

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