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COP25: Amid record high carbon prices, South Korea pins hopes on UN solution

Published 15:09 on December 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:09 on December 13, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean negotiators play a far more active role than usual at this year’s UN climate negotiations in Madrid, hoping to push through rules that would allow Korean ETS firms to buy up to 55-60 million international carbon credits annually throughout the 2020s in a bid to avoid runaway domestic CO2 prices.

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COP25: Roundup for Friday, Dec. 13

Published 14:18 on December 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:54 on December 13, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

New Article 6 text dropped well behind schedule at the UN climate summit on Friday, with numerous contentious issues still remaining on agreeing the rulebook to international emissions trading under the Paris Agreement.

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EU leaders agree 2050 net zero deal despite lone holdout Poland

Published 01:33 on December 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:39 on December 13, 2019  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

EU leaders have failed to achieve consensus on targeting net zero emissions by 2050, declaring a deal had been reached but acknowledging that one member state was unable to commit to the goal at this point.

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COP25: Roundup for Thursday, Dec. 12

Published 18:41 on December 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:41 on December 12, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Negotiations on the rulebook with International emission trade plodded along in Madrid on Thursday, as slow progress on other elements of operationalising the Paris Agreement solicited fears the UN Climate Summit would once again run well into the weekend.

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COP25: Roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 11

Published 18:01 on December 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:15 on December 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The nearly 200 parties to the Paris Agreement on Wednesday dove headfirst into forging an agreement on the market-based Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, while dozens of attendees from environmental and indigenous groups were kicked out by UN security for protesting the slow pace of the talks.

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COP25: UN’s CORSIA advisory panel to make aviation offset recommendations in January

Published 13:03 on December 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:06 on December 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

An ICAO technical advisory panel is slated to make recommendations in January over which of the initial 14 global offset programme applications should be eligible to supply the UN aviation body’s CORSIA market starting in 2021, with sources suggesting that any ultimate decisions by member states may not be clear cut.

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World Bank-led PAF to hold fourth carbon offset auction on Mar. 3, 2020

Published 17:16 on December 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:16 on December 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) will hold its fourth auction on Mar. 3, 2020 to buy methane emission reduction credits from projects in the developing world, the bank announced Tuesday.

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COP25: Governments put up $100 mln for next phase of carbon pricing tech support

Published 16:47 on December 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:47 on December 10, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

Several rich-nation governments have pledged a total of $100 million to extend through 2030 and revamp the World Bank-led PMR carbon pricing technical support facility for emerging economies.

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COP25: Roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 10

Published 11:07 on December 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:48 on December 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The high-level segment of the UN climate summit kicked off Tuesday as national ministers descended on the Spanish capital, with the Paris Agreement’s market-based Article 6 text still requiring a substantial amount of work. Below is a running summary of those efforts, as well as other happenings at the summit.

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New Zealand, EU exchanges announce carbon market partnership

Published 10:06 on December 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:06 on December 10, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand’s NZX and Germany-based EEX are joining forces in a bid to run the auction platform for New Zealand’s reformed ETS and will together explore other partnership opportunities in the country and elsewhere, the exchanges announced Tuesday.

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