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Climate Action Reserve salvaging Ontario grassland protocol with voluntary Canadian initiative

Published 22:22 on August 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:32 on August 28, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Offset registry Climate Action Reserve (CAR) is aiming to finalise its voluntary Canadian grassland offset protocol this fall after the Ontario government cancelled the entity’s WCI contract earlier this year, and the methodology could still be used in federal or provincial-run compliance markets. 

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US presidential candidate Sanders sets out energy decarbonisation by 2030, $200 bln GCF contribution

Published 18:32 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

US Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders unveiled Thursday his wide-ranging environmental plan modelled on the Green New Deal, aiming to decarbonise the country’s energy supply over the next 10 years and ramp up America’s international climate commitments under the UN Paris Agreement and Green Climate Fund (GCF).

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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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Canadian Conservative climate plan seen missing Paris target by nearly 200 Mt -report

Published 22:31 on August 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:38 on August 21, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, International  /  No Comments

The Canadian federal Conservatives’ climate plan would take the country even further off its Paris Agreement GHG target by scrapping or altering a variety of CO2 pricing and clean fuel measures and replacing them with negligible or difficult-to-measure initiatives, according to a new policy brief.

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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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Provincial offset protocol list for Canadian OBPS could be delayed till fall, sources say

Published 15:46 on August 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:49 on August 9, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian government may push back releasing a list of provincial offset protocols eligible under the federal ‘backstop’ output-based pricing system (OBPS) due to delays with several jurisdictions, sources told Carbon Pulse.

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Vietnam to introduce pilot carbon tax for power, cement production

Published 02:57 on August 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:33 on August 9, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Vietnam is planning to launch a two-year pilot carbon tax for thermal power generation and cement production across four provinces as it steps up market-based efforts to stymie its rapidly rising greenhouse gas emissions.

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British Columbia finance committee calls for review of carbon tax

Published 17:25 on August 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:50 on August 9, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The British Columbia Assembly should review its C$40/tonne carbon price as part of a comprehensive evaluation of the Canadian province’s taxation system, a legislative committee said on Wednesday.

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Alberta carbon tax lawsuit honing in on national concern argument

Published 22:47 on August 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:47 on August 7, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Alberta’s lawsuit against the federal ‘backstop’ CO2 tax will focus more closely on the national concern branch of the Canadian constitution than previous Conservative-led legal challenges, while also arguing that strategies other than a minimum carbon pricing standard can drive GHG reductions.

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Washington state CO2 taxes could have disrupted stock prices without other safeguards -study

Published 22:12 on August 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:12 on August 6, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, US  /  No Comments

Failed efforts to impose a carbon tax in Washington state would have likely exerted significant financial pressure on downstream firms in the Pacific Northwest state by creating a stranded asset risk, according to new research.

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