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Greens warn against voluntary offset transition without corresponding adjustments

Published 19:09 on July 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:09 on July 9, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The absence of corresponding adjustments on voluntary carbon credit transfers over the next decade risks double counting emission reductions and obscuring climate mitigation progress, environmental organisations argued Thursday.

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IMO policy should establish higher GHG reduction threshold for biofuels than CORSIA -report

Published 22:44 on July 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:44 on July 8, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, RINs & LCFS, Shipping  /  No Comments

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) should model its plan to decarbonise the global shipping sector on the CORSIA programme for aviation, but it should go further than its fellow UN body ICAO in setting a more ambitious carbon reduction target for sustainable fuels, according to a report published this week.

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With international aviation climate efforts diluted, EU considers beefing up its own laws

Published 17:16 on July 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:22 on July 8, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

The EU is re-examining its climate policy for airlines, including a potential return to covering foreign flights in its carbon market, after the UN’s CORSIA international aviation offsetting scheme was effectively put on ice last week.

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ICAO Council drops 2020 from emissions baseline for CORSIA’s pilot phase

Published 22:47 on June 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:22 on July 1, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Council on Tuesday agreed to omit 2020 from the carbon neutral growth baseline during the international aviation offset programme CORSIA’s first three years, while leaving the door open for the UN body’s Assembly to make that change for the entire 15-year duration of the scheme.

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US threatens CORSIA exit if GHG baseline decision not made next week

Published 20:17 on June 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:51 on June 26, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The US will opt out of the first three years of the CORSIA offset mechanism for global air travel if other countries do not agree to alter the programme’s emissions baseline next week, with other nations potentially following suit, a Dutch minister said Friday.

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Pandemic impact to hit ETS prices for 2 years, voluntary market more resilient -survey

Published 08:00 on June 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:16 on June 24, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to weigh on ETS prices worldwide for the next two years, with price expectations for the coming decade also dropping, according to an annual survey of carbon market participants and observers published on Tuesday.

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Eyeing voluntary market split, Gold Standard seeks firm line on Paris-era offsetting

Published 18:07 on June 19, 2020  /  Last updated at 06:26 on June 20, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Offset certifier Gold Standard plans to differentiate post-2020 vintage carbon credits depending on whether host nations make corresponding adjustments to their emissions inventories, a firm line that may force offset buyers to drastically rethink their voluntary climate strategies.

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Greater clarity on CORSIA offset supply, eligibility necessary for enhanced market participation -report

Published 22:52 on June 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:52 on June 17, 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

A lack of standardisation and transparency across eligible offset programmes under the international aviation offset market CORSIA is presenting a barrier to entry for participants and making it difficult to estimate credit supply, according to a new report.  

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Global energy emissions growth sees dip in 2019 as coal’s role fades -BP

Published 10:33 on June 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:58 on June 18, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Global CO2 emissions from energy use grew by 0.5% in 2019, only partially unwinding the unusually strong 2.1% rise in 2018, oil major BP said in its annual energy review published on Wednesday.

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ANALYSIS: From black sheep to blue chip, offsetting wages battle for acceptance

Published 09:28 on June 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:50 on June 15, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Long seen as a shortcut for corporate climate action, offsetting is aiming for a major credibility boost this year, in a process that could transform the voluntary and compliance carbon markets.

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