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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 012: RGGI Commissioners

Published 19:41 on June 4, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:41 on June 4, 2020  /  Americas, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

In the latest installment of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we speak with former RGGI Commissioners Justin Johnson and David Littel about the upcoming 2021 programme review for the Northeast US power sector cap-and-trade scheme.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 011: EnergyLab (Chile)

Published 02:11 on June 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:11 on June 3, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, Conversations, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the latest edition of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Cristian Mosella, co-founder and executive director of Chilean consultancy EnergyLab, about the South American country’s recent COP25 presidency, its updated Paris Agreement NDC, and developments regarding a potential emissions trading programme and the current carbon tax.

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Investment and advisory group snaps up EIB climate finance expert

Published 01:33 on June 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:33 on June 2, 2020  /  Australia, Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A climate finance expert with the European Investment Bank is joining a London climate advisory and investment business, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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Australian developer agrees to strict oversight to remain in carbon business

Published 08:56 on June 1, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:12 on June 3, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Conversations  /  No Comments

Australian project developer Country Carbon has agreed to having its business practices strictly monitored by the government for a two-year period to address ‘compliance issues’ with regulations under the nation’s carbon offset market.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 010: Biofilica

Published 14:50 on May 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:12 on June 3, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, 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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COMMENT: Why low oil prices are good news for the environment, but not for the reasons you may think

Published 17:29 on May 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:04 on August 17, 2020  /  Conversations, Views  /  No Comments

Low oil and gas prices are no boon for the climate in the short term, but they give us a window into a future of ever-decreasing fossil fuel demand that may deter expansion an opportunity to put in place policies that get us paying to decarbonise the fossil fuels we dig up, argues Eli Mitchell-Larson of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 009: The Gold Standard

Published 18:35 on May 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:26 on May 12, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this latest episode of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Owen Hewlett, chief technical officer at The Gold Standard, which is one of the main certifiers of voluntary carbon market projects and an approved standard under the international CORSIA aviation offset scheme.

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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 02:12 on June 3, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, Conversations, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Views  /  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 02:13 on June 3, 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, Views, 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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*NEW* MARCU MY WORDS: Europe’s Climate Law – Locking in the Future?

Published 21:33 on May 4, 2020  /  Last updated at 10:24 on May 5, 2020  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

The EU Climate Law, with its sweeping scope and ambitious objectives, will recalibrate the parameters of economic activity across the continent. In particular, it will dramatically narrow the options available to member states when they decide on how to meet their current and future energy demand.

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