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Germany unveils €9 bln hydrogen plan to cut industry emissions as firms launch steel pilot

Published 18:10 on June 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:48 on June 10, 2020  /  Africa, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Germany on Wednesday unveiled a €9 billion strategy to expand clean hydrogen capacity at home and abroad to help cut emissions from transport and EU ETS-covered heavy industry, while major companies set out a related plan to use the fuel to decarbonise steel.

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UN accepts UK proposal to host COP26 in Nov. 2021

Published 20:57 on May 28, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:55 on May 29, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

*FREE READ* – Governments have agreed to move the COP26 UN climate summit to Nov. 2021 as environmental groups urged the UK hosts and other nations to use the extra time to enhance their climate action plans and to ‘green’ their post-coronavirus recovery efforts.

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UK proposes Nov. 2021 for rescheduled COP26 climate talks

Published 23:36 on May 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:55 on May 26, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Britain has asked the UN climate agency to reschedule the delayed COP26 summit in Glasgow for November 2021 in order to further mitigate the impacts of coronavirus pandemic, with a decision slated for later this week.

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Eight offset programmes apply for CORSIA aviation mechanism during second intake

Published 22:34 on May 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 14:05 on May 27, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO’s expert panel will consider eight additional emissions unit programmes for the global offsetting mechanism CORSIA, with the submissions ranging from Kyoto-era crediting methodologies to jurisdictional-scale forest and land-use activities to an unauthorised application to incorporate the Northeast US RGGI carbon market.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 010: Biofilica

Published 14:50 on May 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:12 on June 3, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the latest instalment of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Plinio Ribeiro, CEO of Brazil-based offset project developer Biofilica, about COVID-19 related impacts on the REDD credit market and the outlook for compliance and voluntary market-based programmes both internationally and in Brazil.

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World Bank Group launches tender to buy almost 200k carbon offsets

Published 10:52 on May 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:06 on May 24, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank Group has launched a request for proposals (RFP) to buy almost 200,000 carbon credits to offset the organisation’s emissions.

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ICAO postpones decision on rubber-stamping certain VCS offsets for CORSIA eligibility

Published 16:03 on May 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:13 on May 23, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Council will push back a decision on lifting temporary restrictions to Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) credits approved for the global aviation offset system CORSIA, standard and developer manager Verra told Carbon Pulse.

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EU keeps mum on CORSIA baseline as study says change could wipe airline offset obligations

Published 19:11 on May 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:39 on May 14, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airlines could avoid buying CORSIA units through the mid-2020s if nations alter the emissions baseline for the international aviation offset system, a study showed, with the EU on Wednesday making no mention of changing that provision in its proposal to implement the ICAO programme’s pilot phase.

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Next year’s UN climate talks should take place in Africa as planned, say continent’s negotiators

Published 12:38 on May 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:09 on May 13, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD  /  No Comments

African climate negotiators want next year’s COP27 UN summit to go ahead in Africa as planned, despite this year’s postponement of the UK-hosted talks to 2021.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 009: The Gold Standard

Published 18:35 on May 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:26 on May 12, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this latest episode of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Owen Hewlett, chief technical officer at The Gold Standard, which is one of the main certifiers of voluntary carbon market projects and an approved standard under the international CORSIA aviation offset scheme.

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