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*NEW PODCAST*: CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS

Published 19:15 on April 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:26 on April 6, 2020  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  1 Comment

Being confined to our homes with the wider world firmly under lockdown due to the coronavirus, we have started a podcast: Carbon Pulse Conversations. Check out our first episode!

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COMMENT: Five massive drivers of future demand for offsets

Published 01:01 on April 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:36 on April 2, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Prior to the onslaught of COVID-19, a quick scan of the news each day would reveal that climate change is on the minds of customers and corporates worldwide.  Warmer winters with rain where there was once snow, colder weather anomalies due to destabilization of the polar vortex, and summers punctuated by raging fires in both hemispheres make the topic impossible to ignore.  And, while new regulatory regimes are cropping up across the globe, voluntary action is on the rise.

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COMMENT: Doubling down on climate action in the time of corona

Published 20:42 on April 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:28 on April 2, 2020  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Let this economic crisis not be a brake on the low-carbon transition, but an accelerator. With the Green Deal as a compass, we can marry our emergency spending with structural changes that will prepare us for a greener tomorrow. Because we cannot backtrack on our climate commitments, neither governments nor companies. That is more than crisis management, that is responsible policy, writes Renat Heuberger, CEO, South Pole.

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COMMENT: ICAO’s carbon market report offers valuable lessons for Article 6 talks

Published 19:34 on March 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:34 on March 30, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Conversations, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A report by experts recommending carbon credits for the ICAO’s CORSIA international aviation mechanism provides valuable lessons for the Article 6 negotiations. Even in the absence of an Article 6 agreement at COP26, countries which want to use global carbon markets should heed these lessons.

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Australian carbon market conference postponed amid virus spread

Published 07:05 on March 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 08:56 on March 16, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Conversations  /  No Comments

The Carbon Market Institute has postponed its annual Australasian Emissions Reduction Summit as a precaution amid the COVID-19 virus spread, it announced Monday.

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COMMENT: The gravity-defying wonder of EUAs

Published 16:19 on March 4, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:19 on March 4, 2020  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

The chart below shows how European carbon prices have outperformed the rest of the energy complex so far this year. EUAs are down just 1.7% since January 1, while coal, oil, natural gas and power have all fallen between 7% and 21%.

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German prosecutors reissue warrant for Briton suspected of masterminding EU ETS fraud

Published 22:08 on February 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:08 on February 10, 2020  /  Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

German prosecutors on Monday reissued an arrest warrant for a British businessman suspected of masterminding a €125 million tax fraud using the EU ETS.

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Australian developers renew push to earn carbon credits from killing camels

Published 09:50 on January 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 09:50 on January 7, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Conversations  /  No Comments

Australian firm RegenCo is lobbying the environment ministry to issue carbon credits for culling feral camels as part of a strategy to manage the country’s large population, which experts say is responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE – Shades of REDD+: Should forest offsets be eligible for CORSIA?

Published 18:20 on December 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:39 on December 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

When operating details of the Kyoto Protocol’s CDM were negotiated from 2001-03, many voiced concerns about forest carbon credits and their high risk of reversals, potential to displace emissions, and the difficulties in accurately quantifying emission reductions. Nearly two decades on, it is worthwhile to reconsider the question of whether or not forest mitigation could be ready for carbon markets. The question is back on the table as ICAO sets up a scheme for reducing emissions from international air travel.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Shades of REDD+ Nesting – A good or bad piece of Swiss cheese?

Published 23:27 on November 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:40 on December 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

There was a time when people thought that forests were the low-hanging fruit of the climate challenge, and that reducing emissions from deforestation was fast, easy, and cheap. No one thinks that anymore.

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