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US EPA aiming for early 2019 in finalising major environmental rollbacks as aviation and biomass on hold

Published 00:06 on October 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:11 on October 18, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, International, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The US EPA signalled Wednesday it is aiming to finalise rulemaking on regulations for the power and transportation sector early next year, while deferring further decisions on how to set GHG standards in aircraft and treat biogenic CO2 emissions.

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As CORSIA doubts persist, developers push ‘future-proof’ carbon projects to airlines

Published 21:42 on October 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:43 on October 4, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Developers are focusing on investing in and promoting carbon-cutting projects they think most likely to be eligible under the CORSIA aviation offset scheme, in an effort to encourage airlines to buy the units ahead of rules being finalised.

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US retains support for CORSIA, says China participation “essential”

Published 19:27 on October 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:30 on October 3, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

The US still supports the CORSIA international flight offsetting mechanism but sees China’s early participation as essential to the scheme’s launch, an industry event heard on Wednesday.

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Aviation may need CO2 price of $200/t to drive switch to cleaner fuels -experts

Published 14:57 on October 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:57 on October 2, 2018  /  Aviation, International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Aviation needs to impose a carbon price as high as $200/tonne to incentivise a switch to cleaner fuels and reach zero emissions without offsetting by 2060 in order to align with the Paris Agreement, an expert group told industry leaders on Tuesday.

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CARBON FORWARD 2018: Will international carbon trade thrive under the Paris Agreement?

Published 18:46 on September 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:19 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The world’s biggest carbon offset market is set to sunset in 2020, with governments at odds over how the UN CDM’s thousands of projects and billions of carbon credits should be subsequently treated under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

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Nations seek stripped-down Paris rulebook as work piles up

Published 14:01 on September 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 04:52 on September 11, 2018  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments are planning to agree only core elements of global guidance for international emissions trade this year, stripping down Article 6 text to the bare essentials as work mounts up on the wider Paris Agreement rulebook.

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Carbon Pulse hires top carbon expert to lead Americas coverage

Published 23:00 on September 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:41 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**FREE READ** – Carbon Pulse has hired one of North America’s top carbon market experts to lead its news coverage and expand its offerings on the continent.

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UNFCCC pulls offsetting promotion after being accused of mocking low-carbon lifestyle changes

Published 20:35 on August 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:52 on October 8, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s climate division hastily pulled a social media campaign and accompanying video relaunching its voluntary offsetting platform on Wednesday, just hours after the ad was panned by campaigners and other viewers for mocking people’s efforts to lead a low-carbon lifestyle.

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Voluntary carbon market activity poised to hit record levels -report

Published 06:58 on August 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:03 on August 15, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Activity in the voluntary carbon market in the first quarter put 2018 on pace to meet or exceed last year’s record, as business commitments to reduce carbon emissions kept increasing, according to a report published Wednesday.

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Rise of international compliance markets will still accommodate voluntary carbon offsets -experts

Published 00:50 on August 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:58 on August 1, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Several opportunities will still exist for voluntary market participants to develop and sell offsets over the next decade as more global compliance mechanisms come online, according to experts.

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