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Proposed new Irish coalition govt to push ahead with carbon tax increases

Published 06:52 on April 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 12:56 on April 16, 2020  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Ireland’s potential new government is pushing ahead with plans to raise the country’s carbon tax, calling climate change a more pressing crisis than the coronavirus.

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Ontario, oil and gas sector lead Canadian emissions 2% higher in 2018

Published 05:06 on April 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 12:36 on April 16, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, International, US  /  No Comments

Higher Canadian emissions in 2018 continued to take the country further away from its Paris Agreement target, as GHG growth in the oil and gas sector persisted and Ontario bucked its previous abatement progress, according to government data published on Wednesday.

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Chile to implement CO2 budget, consider markets in updated NDC

Published 05:11 on April 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:07 on April 10, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

Chile will aim to peak its GHG emissions in 2025 and set a carbon budget for the coming decade as part of its new Paris Agreement contribution submitted Thursday, and will also start a public-private dialogue on how international emissions trading may help meet those targets.

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CORRECTION – Canada moves to delay 2019 deadlines for ‘backstop’ large emitter programme

Published 10:41 on April 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 04:04 on April 13, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian environment ministry proposed Wednesday to delay the 2019 reporting and compliance deadlines for the federal ‘backstop’ output-based pricing system (OBPS), potentially giving large stationary emitters more time to procure offsets or surplus credits.

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New Mexico, Nevada adhering to climate policy timelines during coronavirus outbreak

Published 09:26 on April 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 10:22 on April 8, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

New Mexico and Nevada are maintaining schedules to outline potential climate change and carbon pricing strategies by later this year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic presents logistical challenges for the Southwest US states.

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Hawaii CO2 tax legislation faces uncertain future amid COVID-19 pandemic

Published 05:00 on April 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 09:45 on April 6, 2020  /  Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, Carbon Taxes, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Hawaii legislators’ plans to approve a carbon levy proposal this year are in doubt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the economic fallout from the virus outbreak could present an opportunity to raise critical revenue for the tourism-dependent US state, the bill sponsor told Carbon Pulse.

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Coronavirus plagues South Africa carbon tax collections

Published 14:33 on April 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 12:07 on April 3, 2020  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The coronavirus crisis is introducing a number of problems for South Africa and its new carbon tax, including preventing emitters from registering to pay it, experts say.

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UPDATE – Colombia extends verification arrangements for carbon tax offset projects

Published 02:29 on April 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 10:44 on April 3, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Colombia has prolonged temporary verification requirements for domestic offsets eligible for use against the South American nation’s carbon levy as the federal government continues work on its accreditation programme for in-country projects.

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Carbon consultancy offering ‘Corona Credits’ to offset emissions reduced by global virus lockdown

Published 19:05 on April 1, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:26 on April 1, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's Offset Market, 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  /  1 Comment

*FREE READ* – A new carbon consultancy is calculating the global greenhouse gas emissions being saved by people working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak, and it is packaging and selling the reductions as voluntary carbon offsets.

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Canada holds firm on ‘backstop’ CO2 tax increase amid coronavirus pandemic

Published 02:33 on March 31, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:46 on March 31, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Ottawa will go ahead with Wednesday’s scheduled rise of its federal carbon levy, maintaining the revenue-neutral tax will financially benefit most Canadians at a time of economic turmoil due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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