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EU confirms strong warming effects of aviation beyond CO2, urges caution

Published 19:06 on November 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:02 on November 24, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

The non-CO2 climate impacts from aviation are at least as important as those of CO2 alone, according to fresh analysis published by the European Commission on Tuesday, which has angered campaigners by recommending waiting years to take any action.

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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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Netherlands approves increased flight ticket tax from 2021

Published 18:03 on November 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:59 on November 13, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

The Dutch government has decided to push ahead with plans to introduce a flight ticket tax from next year, but backed down from levying it on cargo flights, the Netherlands’ Ministry of Finance said on Friday.

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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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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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Wizz Air expects Q4 capacity drop as COVID resurgence reverses summer recovery

Published 11:48 on November 5, 2020  /  Last updated at 12:38 on November 5, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Hungarian carrier Wizz Air expects its passenger capacity to decline in Q4 due to a surge in coronavirus cases and new lockdown measures, undoing a Q3 recovery that saw its capacity reach 80%.

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MARCU MY WORDS: The importance of the Article 6 Guidelines to the success of the Paris Agreement

Published 22:46 on November 4, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:46 on November 4, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, Dialogue, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South Korea, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The absence of the Article 6 Guidelines creates uncertainty for the accounting treatment of assets in the emerging carbon market under the Paris Agreement as well as for other related markets. The importance of the international accounting treatment cannot be overstated.

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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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Major European airlines bounce back from COVID demand drop in Q3, but risk ‘second wave’ effects

Published 11:37 on October 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:45 on October 30, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

European airline groups AirFrance/KLM and IAG saw a rebound in their passenger capacity in Q3 on increased holiday travel demand during the summer break, but restrictions amid a second wave of coronavirus cases cast doubt over the sector’s recovery.

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