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UK proposes Nov. 2021 for rescheduled COP26 climate talks

Published 23:36 on May 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:55 on May 26, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Britain has asked the UN climate agency to reschedule the delayed COP26 summit in Glasgow for November 2021 in order to further mitigate the impacts of coronavirus pandemic, with a decision slated for later this week.

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Eight offset programmes apply for CORSIA aviation mechanism during second intake

Published 22:34 on May 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:15 on May 27, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO’s expert panel will consider eight additional emissions unit programmes for the global offsetting mechanism CORSIA, with the submissions ranging from Kyoto-era crediting methodologies to jurisdictional-scale forest and land-use activities to an unauthorised application to incorporate the Northeast US RGGI carbon market.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 010: Biofilica

Published 14:50 on May 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 14:50 on May 26, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the latest instalment of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Plinio Ribeiro, CEO of Brazil-based offset project developer Biofilica, about COVID-19 related impacts on the REDD credit market and the outlook for compliance and voluntary market-based programmes both internationally and in Brazil.

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ICAO postpones decision on rubber-stamping certain VCS offsets for CORSIA eligibility

Published 16:03 on May 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:13 on May 23, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Council will push back a decision on lifting temporary restrictions to Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) credits approved for the global aviation offset system CORSIA, standard and developer manager Verra told Carbon Pulse.

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EU keeps mum on CORSIA baseline as study says change could wipe airline offset obligations

Published 19:11 on May 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:39 on May 14, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airlines could avoid buying CORSIA units through the mid-2020s if nations alter the emissions baseline for the international aviation offset system, a study showed, with the EU on Wednesday making no mention of changing that provision in its proposal to implement the ICAO programme’s pilot phase.

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Next year’s UN climate talks should take place in Africa as planned, say continent’s negotiators

Published 12:38 on May 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:09 on May 13, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD  /  No Comments

African climate negotiators want next year’s COP27 UN summit to go ahead in Africa as planned, despite this year’s postponement of the UK-hosted talks to 2021.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 008: New Zealand Climate Change Commission/Motu Research Institute

Published 10:42 on May 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:16 on May 9, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, Conversations, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand  /  No Comments

In this latest episode of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we speak to Catherine Leining, policy fellow at the Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Institute and a member of New Zealand’s independent Climate Change Commission, about the ongoing NZ ETS reform work and the prospects of the country accessing the international carbon market.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 007: The Nature Conservancy

Published 16:54 on May 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:54 on May 7, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  2 Comments

In the latest instalment of the Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Kelley Hamrick, policy advisor at US-based environmental organisation The Nature Conservancy (TNC), about coronavirus-related impacts on the Paris Agreement’s Article 6 negotiations and ICAO’s global aviation offset mechanism CORSIA.

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Lead US climate negotiator departs for sustainability consultancy

Published 15:18 on May 5, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:36 on May 5, 2020  /  Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

The US State Department’s chief climate negotiator has exited President Donald Trump’s administration for a role in the sustainability consulting arm of a multinational utility, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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Green Deal the ‘compass’ to guide EU’s post-virus recovery, urge Merkel, von der Leyen

Published 22:46 on April 28, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:51 on April 28, 2020  /  Americas, Australia, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Shipping, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday reiterated her support for a more ambitious EU emissions reduction target for 2030, and along with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen urged fellow lawmakers to ensure that the bloc’s Green Deal is a central and guiding component of Europe’s post-coronavirus recovery plan.

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