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China, Russia blast “unfair” CORSIA, as EU’s resolve tested on aviation ETS

Published 23:02 on September 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:29 on September 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

China and Russia have blasted the ICAO’s CORSIA aviation offsetting mechanism as unfairly burdening emerging economies, setting up a testing triennial Assembly of the UN aviation body that also threatens the EU’s inclusion of flights in its carbon market.

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California Tropical Forest Standard sets high environmental bar, incentivises communities -experts

Published 23:39 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:40 on September 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

International communities could struggle to meet the criteria set by California’s proposed Tropical Forest Standard (TFS), but the adoption of the policy may incentivise them to begin addressing deforestation, according to experts.

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Colombia carbon tax-linked offset cancellations slow on supply, administrative bottlenecks

Published 22:07 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:31 on September 17, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The surrendering of Colombian offsets to comply with the country’s carbon tax has slowed this year due to an extreme supply squeeze and administrative delays.

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Companies left out of UN emissions trade as work drags on

Published 18:17 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:17 on September 9, 2019  /  Africa, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The private sector has limited access to a slowly emerging international carbon market as governments are likely to take another two years to finalise its rules, experts said on Monday.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Where next for EU carbon prices?

Published 15:48 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:18 on September 5, 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

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Hear the views and pick the brains of five of the market’s top analysts at the 4th annual Carbon Forward conference and training day in London on Oct. 16-18.

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Low-cost EU airline emissions edge up in August

Published 14:57 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:17 on September 5, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Carbon emissions from two of Europe’s biggest low-cost airlines rose slightly in August, keeping both on track to record higher CO2 output and face costlier EU ETS bills this year.

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California Tropical Forest Standard leaves stakeholders divided despite revisions

Published 22:39 on September 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:51 on September 3, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Alterations to California’s Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) this summer did little to change supporters’ and opponents’ views of the possible precursor to jurisdictional REDD offsetting in domestic and international carbon markets, according to public comments released late last week.

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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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China’s Belt & Road could push Paris target out of sight, report warns

Published 10:24 on September 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:24 on September 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Mexico, Other APAC, South & Central  /  No Comments

The nearly 130 nations participating in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could push Paris Agreement global warming targets out of reach unless mechanisms are put in place to ensure green finance is an integral part of the programme, a report said Monday.

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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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