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California Tropical Forest Standard leaves stakeholders divided despite revisions

Published 22:39 on September 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:51 on September 3, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Alterations to California’s Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) this summer did little to change supporters’ and opponents’ views of the possible precursor to jurisdictional REDD offsetting in domestic and international carbon markets, according to public comments released late last week.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – EU renewable credit prices stumble ahead of France auction debut

Published 08:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:20 on August 22, 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, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

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Lufthansa adds clean fuel option in new offset platform

Published 18:41 on August 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:29 on August 20, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, RINs & LCFS, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

German airline Lufthansa has begun to offer passengers the option of offsetting any flight emissions with sustainable aviation fuel, despite it costing around 30 times more than traditional carbon-cutting projects.

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California senator urges ARB to oppose Tropical Forest Standard

Published 23:51 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:39 on August 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB should not endorse its Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) next month because sector-based REDD offsets lack environmental and social integrity and fail to address the root causes of deforestation, a state senator said, potentially opening a bicameral rift over the already divisive issue.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Stick or twist: investors came to the EU ETS, but will they go?

Published 17:24 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:47 on August 12, 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 Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

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Low-cost EU airlines see flight emissions take off in July

Published 23:14 on August 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:35 on September 5, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Carbon emissions from two of Europe’s biggest low-cost airlines rose considerably in July, putting both on track to record higher CO2 output and face costlier EU ETS bills this year.

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China’s Hainan pushes on with plan for international carbon exchange

Published 09:28 on August 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:06 on August 9, 2019  /  Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Hainan province in southern China is working with state-owned power companies and others to establish itself as a carbon trading hub, pulling together domestic as well as international carbon traders.

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Fourteen offset programmes apply for ICAO’s CORSIA aviation mechanism

Published 23:52 on August 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:02 on August 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO’s expert panel will consider 14 emissions unit programme applications for the global offsetting mechanism CORSIA, with the submissions ranging from Kyoto era offset programmes and REDD initiatives to jurisdictional schemes in China, the Middle East, and Poland.

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BRIEFING: World Bank REDD Deals

Published 22:59 on August 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:07 on August 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Three African nations have now signed deforestation reduction agreements under the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) that could form the base of possible international emissions trade, with more deals expected to come later this year.

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California’s ARB to consider updated Tropical Forest Standard at September meeting

Published 22:51 on July 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:02 on July 30, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB will consider endorsing an updated version of its Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) at the board’s Sep. 19 meeting, nearly a year after the agency delayed its original approval of the possible precursor to jurisdictional REDD offsetting following a flurry of backlash.

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