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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: As REDD talks progress in Bonn, question arises: who can use the term “REDD+”?

Published 14:15 on November 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:15 on November 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Towards the end of summer, climate negotiators learned of three trademark applications that were filed in May of this year. One was for the logo “REDDPLUSX”, which is described as a carbon credit brokerage. Another was for the logo “RRU”, which are proposed carbon credits generated by saving or supporting forests under the Paris Agreement. But it was the third, for the logo REDD+, that raised eyebrows across the climate community.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Forest carbon projects can narrow emissions gap, but not all are created equal

Published 11:08 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:05 on November 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Before year-end climate talks began in Bonn, Germany last Monday, the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) published its 2017 Emissions Gap Report, which warned that existing climate action plans – called “Nationally Determined Reductions” (NDRs) – won’t keep global temperatures from rising 2oC.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Despite Trump, the Paris Agreement continues to evolve at Bonn/Fiji climate talks

Published 16:44 on November 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:45 on November 3, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, US, Views  /  No Comments

It has been almost two years since countries adopted the historic Paris Agreement at the COP21 in France. In the next two weeks, this work will continue – perhaps less excitingly so – at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, known informally as COP23 in Bonn.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Forests can absorb 1 trillion tonnes of carbon by 2100

Published 16:35 on November 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:47 on November 3, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Forests can play a larger and more important role in reducing climate change emissions than previously thought, according to a suite of research released today.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Climate Trust sees $5 bln in new demand for North American offsets through 2030

Published 20:46 on October 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:46 on October 31, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

With California’s cap and trade system in place through 2030 and explicit demand for offsets in the legislation, The Climate Trust (The Trust) forecasts that North American carbon markets will demand a cumulative $4.86 billion of offsets from 2017 through 2030.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: New research continues to debunk old myths on carbon offsetting

Published 19:03 on October 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:03 on October 24, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Every few years, New York University’s Institute for Policy Integrity surveys economists who have expertise on climate change, and it always finds overwhelming support for putting a price on carbon to drive down emissions — support that ideologues on the right routinely dismiss, usually on unfounded “economic” grounds.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – October 2017

Published 17:56 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:56 on October 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the end-user marketplace, prices have remained fairly steady for most standards and project types, according to market sources.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: The high cost of Trump’s “money saving” Clean Power Plan repeal

Published 20:11 on October 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:39 on October 11, 2017  /  Americas, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

US Environmental Protection Agency boss Scott Pruitt withdrew from the Obama era’s Clean Power Plan today, and he says it’s because the plan is an expensive, unfair, and unprecedented intrusion by government into energy markets. Ecosystem Marketplace’s Steve Zwick debunks his argument.

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Coherent decarbonisation: Pöyry presents Policy Coherence Mechanism to protect EU ETS from overlapping instruments

Published 10:25 on September 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:25 on September 28, 2017  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

Pöyry presented today at the Carbon Forward 2017 conference a Policy Coherence Mechanism for the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The proposal is intended to ensure that the effectiveness of the carbon market does not suffer amid calls to strengthen other instruments who also drive decarbonisation. Pöyry Management Consulting developed the mechanism to deal with policy overlaps in a structured and predictable manner on behalf of a consortium made up of the three largest Nordic utilities – Fortum, Statkraft and Vattenfall.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – September 2017

Published 18:50 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:47 on October 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

After the summer break, activity is beginning to pick up again in the voluntary market, sources report.

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