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World Bank announces new carbon pricing coalition co-chair, high-level competitiveness forum

Published 00:24 on April 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:10 on April 20, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) on Thursday named a new co-chair, while the group’s managing body the World Bank announced a high-level forum on carbon pricing and competitiveness amid the release of a report on decarbonising the global power and chemicals sectors.

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WRI: What’s changing as countries turn INDCs into NDCs? Five early insights

Published 13:53 on April 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:53 on April 19, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views  /  No Comments

Some countries aren’t waiting until 2020 to make changes to their national climate commitments. As countries ratify the Paris Agreement, some have decided to revise their INDCs and communicate the changes as part of their first NDCs. WRI provides a summary.

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IMO adopts deal to cut shipping emissions at least 50% by 2050

Published 15:49 on April 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:17 on April 19, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Governments at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on Friday adopted an initial strategy to address international shipping emissions, including setting a 2050 target to cut emissions by at least 50% under 2008 levels.

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IMO strikes provisional shipping emissions deal, awaits full sign-off

Published 16:05 on April 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:40 on April 12, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EU ETS, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Governments at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) agreed to a provisional deal on Thursday for an initial strategy to address international shipping emissions, including a 50% long-term emission cut target, with the resolution due to be signed-off officially on Friday.

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EU lawmakers seek more on IMO emissions deal

Published 17:36 on April 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:39 on April 10, 2018  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

EU lawmakers urged countries to agree to a more ambitious deal to curb global shipping emissions, warning on Tuesday that the bloc will otherwise go further on its own.

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UN’s IMO meets to craft initial climate effort for international shipping

Published 13:26 on April 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:28 on April 10, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping  /  No Comments

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is grappling this week to secure an initial strategy to address shipping emissions, with countries edging towards agreeing a carbon-intensity goal initially and only later committing to absolute emission cuts and potentially using carbon markets.

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Canada’s current climate policies will yield Paris shortfall 4 times larger than govt estimates -report

Published 17:30 on March 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:30 on March 27, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

Canada’s shortfall towards meeting its Paris Agreement emission reduction targets will be almost four times larger than government estimates, according to an analysis released Tuesday, which forecasts that Ottawa’s existing climate measures will ‘cost money and human lives’.

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EU leaders ask European Commission to review Paris Agreement commitments

Published 21:12 on March 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:25 on March 22, 2018  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

EU leaders on Thursday called upon the European Commission to draft a new EU long-term climate strategy by early next year, setting the stage for an early review of the bloc’s climate goals before many of them have been made law.

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UN floats draft rulebook for international emissions trade, keeps CERs on the table

Published 17:03 on March 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:03 on March 16, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN officials on Friday released a draft paper to help guide governments working on a year-end deadline to finalise rules on international emissions trade under the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

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US Secretary of State Tillerson ousted by Trump in favour of climate sceptic Pompeo

Published 14:34 on March 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:09 on March 13, 2018  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

President Trump on Tuesday fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and appointed CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement, further obfuscating the US commitment to climate action moving forward.

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