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Alberta oil sands leading Canada’s emissions further off track from Paris target -data

Published 21:42 on April 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:50 on April 16, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

Canada’s economy-wide emissions rose in 2017 on the back of higher output in Alberta’s oil and gas sector, leading the country further away from hitting its GHG target under the UN Paris Agreement, according to government data released Monday.

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CORRECTION: Nations seek to shift gears on UN Article 6 carbon market talks

Published 20:01 on April 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:12 on April 17, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments are looking to change their approach on agreeing to a global rulebook for carbon markets in an effort to avoid a repeat failure that almost crashed the UN climate talks last year.

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ANALYSIS: Uptick in voluntary carbon market activity still awaiting post-2020 clarity

Published 23:17 on April 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 12:44 on April 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A rise in voluntary market issuances over the past year could signal that entities are preparing for the start of multiple international emissions trading regimes in the next decade, but some cautioned there still may be too much risk to engage in early purchasing.

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New Zealand appoints carbon market expert in climate ambassador role

Published 10:04 on April 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:04 on April 10, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Climate Talks, International, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand has made a seasoned carbon market negotiator its new climate change ambassador.

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US court strikes down additional Obama-era HFC regulations

Published 21:05 on April 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:31 on April 5, 2019  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

A US appeals court on Friday threw out parts of a 2016 EPA regulation limiting the use of HFCs, coming nearly two years after the same court overturned another Obama-era regulation governing the high global warming potential gases.

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Campaigners urge governments boost funding to ‘overlooked’ landscape restoration

Published 18:45 on April 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:45 on April 3, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments are chronically underfunding the restoration of natural landscapes that can simultaneously tackle climate change and biodiversity loss, an international group of campaigners said Wednesday.

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CDM board weighs expanding struggling scheme to ride-sharing apps, other urban sectors

Published 02:30 on April 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:59 on April 3, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board held its first meeting of 2019 last week, where it weighed a number issues including whether online ride-hailing applications should receive carbon offsets and how to expand the struggling scheme’s use into urban sectors.

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Chile moves UN COP25 climate summit to Easter Island over logistical, environmental fears

Published 00:01 on April 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:43 on April 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  1 Comment

Amid a raft of concerns about overcrowding and a lack of conference venue options in Santiago, the Chilean government has announced its remote Easter Island as the surprise site for this year’s UN COP25 climate summit, highlighting the island’s ecological-driven collapse as a point of urgency for global efforts to reduce emissions.

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ANALYSIS: Long-delayed REDD deals seen as base for international emissions trade

Published 20:50 on March 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:43 on March 28, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Forest protection deals inked between African nations and a World Bank fund could spur international emissions trade under the Paris Agreement and ICAO’s CORSIA offsetting scheme for aviation, according to experts.

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ICAO names advisory board for CORSIA aviation offset scheme

Published 22:12 on March 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:09 on March 28, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, South Korea, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO has listed the members of its technical advisory board (TAB) for its CORSIA global offsetting mechanism, adhering to historical splits between rich and poor countries with the latter represented by major CDM host nations and oil majors.

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