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GCF eyes further €10 billion after agreeing process to refill coffers

Published 22:12 on September 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:12 on September 2, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) struck a deal late last week on how to refill its coffers, smoothing the path for the UN’s main climate finance instrument to continue channelling cash to poorer nations.

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FEATURE: Countries set to spurn UN chief’s calls for more climate ambition

Published 11:12 on August 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:28 on August 30, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

World leaders are unlikely to heed the UN secretary-general’s calls for countries to ramp up their Paris Agreement ambition next month, as domestic concerns and indifference from the US administration and other global heavyweights outweigh increasingly alarming evidence of a climate emergency.

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US trade war clouds prospects for China’s climate ambition, official says

Published 07:36 on August 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 07:36 on August 30, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

The trade war with the US and the general downturn in China’s economy is making it tougher for China to act on climate change, a senior government official said Friday, dodging questions from reporters on whether Beijing would respond to calls from the UN Secretary-General to raise ambition levels at a summit in New York next month.

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UPDATE- Three nations announce GCF cash as G7 pledges aid to fight Amazon fires

Published 10:23 on August 26, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:51 on August 27, 2019  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

The UK, France and Canada will double their contributions to the UN’s Green Climate Fund (GCF), the governments announced at the G7 summit on Monday, with Britain’s contribution amounting to a further $881 million and Canada’s some $226 million.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – EU renewable credit prices stumble ahead of France auction debut

Published 08:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:20 on August 22, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, 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  /  No Comments

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Voluntary climate initiative sees 46 firms commit to set tougher goals

Published 22:40 on August 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:55 on August 21, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Forty-six companies worth $2.2 trillion have signed up to set tougher climate goals under the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) ahead of an October ratcheting up of ambition.

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California senator urges ARB to oppose Tropical Forest Standard

Published 23:51 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:39 on August 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB should not endorse its Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) next month because sector-based REDD offsets lack environmental and social integrity and fail to address the root causes of deforestation, a state senator said, potentially opening a bicameral rift over the already divisive issue.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Stick or twist: investors came to the EU ETS, but will they go?

Published 17:24 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:47 on August 12, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – The 4th annual Carbon Forward conference & training day features a dedicated stream focused on the EU carbon market from an investor perspective.

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Glasgow selected as venue for UN climate talks in 2020

Published 16:07 on August 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:07 on August 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD  /  No Comments

Next year’s UN climate summit will be held in Glasgow, the UK government announced on Friday, assuming the country wins in its bid to host the annual conference.

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UN panel flags potential role for land-use carbon incentives, warns on BECCS

Published 20:09 on August 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:44 on August 9, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Paying landowners to protect their land could play a vital role in tackling climate change, though large-scale bioenergy use and storage could worsen the effects without careful management, according to UN-backed scientific panel IPCC in a landmark report.

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