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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Will small forest owners finally be able to tap carbon markets?

Published 14:50 on October 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:25 on October 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Wong family of Peru amassed a fortune building up a chain of supermarkets, but much of their wealth today is in real estate – including the 220,000-hectare (543,400-acre) Madeacre forestry concession that family’s late patriarch, Erasmo Wong, cobbled together in the province of Tahuamanu.

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CDM hits dual milestones ahead of UN carbon offset scheme’s potential conclusion

Published 22:53 on October 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:30 on October 14, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) passed two noteworthy milestones this month, as countries prepare to determine whether to wind up the project-based carbon finance programme.

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Tax CO2 from largest emitters $75/t by 2030 to avoid 2C temperature rise, says IMF

Published 01:22 on October 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:38 on October 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A global temperature rise of 2 degrees C could be avoided if large emitting countries collectively adopt a carbon tax of $75/tonne by 2030, as well as other ambitious actions, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund.

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ICAO moves toward long-term GHG goal, CORSIA launch despite opposition from 25 nations

Published 23:44 on October 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:23 on October 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Assembly on Friday backed the progression of work on setting a long-term emissions target for aviation and to advance the UN body’s CORSIA global offsetting mechanism towards operationalisation, though a fifth of the countries in attendance voted against the two resolutions in a surprise secret ballot.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – UK climate minister Duncan to deliver keynote speech

Published 11:13 on October 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:57 on October 2, 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 & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Survive and thrive in carbon markets by joining us at the 4th annual CARBON FORWARD conference & training day where we will be joined by the pre-eminent experts to discuss a programme developed by environmental market experts and based on feedback from companies like yours.

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EZ does it: Declining CO2 price trajectory necessary to counter climate uncertainty -study

Published 22:47 on October 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:08 on October 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

Carbon prices should start high and decline over time to combat the environmental and economic cost of long-term inaction, according to research published Tuesday, advocating turning the conventional approach on its head.

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IHS Markit launches global carbon index amid growing investor interest

Published 12:32 on September 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 12:32 on September 25, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

Information provider IHS Markit has launched a global carbon index, reflecting the rise in investor interest in environmental commodities.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019: Navigating opportunities in global carbon markets

Published 14:50 on September 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:16 on September 25, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, 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 & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Learn how companies and governments are aligning with the Paris Agreement and finding opportunities in carbon markets worldwide.

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Norway, Germany ramp up forest protection in Africa after Brazil fiasco

Published 11:40 on September 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:51 on September 24, 2019  /  Africa, EMEA, International, REDD  /  No Comments

Norway and Germany have pledged funding for new major REDD deals to protect African rainforests just a month after the two nations stopped payments to a similar programme in Brazil.

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Climate Action Summit: Small nations’ ambition can’t outweigh major emitter inaction

Published 17:02 on September 23, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:05 on September 24, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Nearly 60 countries at the Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday committed to increase their GHG reduction targets ahead of next year’s Paris Agreement deadline, yet their efforts were overshadowed by larger emitters refuting the UN chief’s calls for higher ambition.

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