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COMMENT: EU nations risk climate credibility with forest rules that would mask emission increases

Published 09:02 on June 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:36 on June 16, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Views  /  No Comments

Forest mitigation should be measured using a scientifically-objective approach, not allowing countries to hide the impacts of policies that increase net emissions, writes a group of environmental scientists led by Joanna House, a reader in environmental science and policy at the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol, UK.

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IETA managing director to join South Pole Group

Published 15:27 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:27 on June 14, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

IETA’s London-based managing director is leaving the emissions trading association to join consultancy, project developer and offset vendor South Pole Group.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Draft programme released

Published 17:34 on June 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:19 on June 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

We’re excited to release the draft programme for this year’s Carbon Forward 2017 conference and training day.

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US EPA boss Pruitt surprises with early exit from G7 environment ministers’ summit

Published 13:06 on June 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:50 on June 12, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt surprised fellow environment ministers at a G7 summit in Bologna, Italy on Sunday by leaving just hours after arriving in order to return to the US for a pre-scheduled cabinet meeting.

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Carbon floor price could form part of new French climate plan as govt hires experts

Published 18:09 on June 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:10 on June 8, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

France will soon announce a list of new climate policy actions, which could include a carbon floor price, as the country seeks to go beyond its international commitments in the wake of US President Trump’s decision last week to ditch the Paris Agreement.

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US treaty exit leaves questions over role in UN climate talks -Figueres

Published 12:57 on June 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:36 on June 8, 2017  /  Americas, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement leaves major questions over whether and how the US might influence international climate change negotiations over the next four years, former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told reporters in Beijing on Thursday.

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Hawaii becomes first US state to enact law supporting Paris goals

Published 10:28 on June 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:28 on June 7, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

Hawaii’s governor on Tuesday signed two bills to cut GHG emissions, becoming the first US state to enact into law portions of the Paris Agreement after President Trump last week announced that he would withdraw the country from the landmark climate pact.

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Former NYC mayor Bloomberg offers $15 mln to cover UN funding gap

Published 18:47 on June 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:47 on June 2, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist, has committed up to $15 million to cover any hole left in the UN climate body’s budget by the US departure from the Paris Agreement.

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China, EU beef up climate commitments as Trump breaks away

Published 08:42 on June 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:34 on June 2, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

China and the EU have strengthened a joint statement on climate that will be delivered in Brussels on Friday, promising to step up their efforts after President Donald Trump moved to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement.

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Reactions to Trump’s decision to pull the US out of Paris

Published 21:28 on June 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:39 on June 2, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will leave the Paris Agreement but is open to renegotiating a “fairer” deal. Below is a collection of reactions from lawmakers, experts and other stakeholders from around the world over the decision.

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