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CORRECTION: Nations seek to shift gears on UN Article 6 carbon market talks

Published 20:01 on April 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:12 on April 17, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments are looking to change their approach on agreeing to a global rulebook for carbon markets in an effort to avoid a repeat failure that almost crashed the UN climate talks last year.

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CDM board weighs expanding struggling scheme to ride-sharing apps, other urban sectors

Published 02:30 on April 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:59 on April 3, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board held its first meeting of 2019 last week, where it weighed a number issues including whether online ride-hailing applications should receive carbon offsets and how to expand the struggling scheme’s use into urban sectors.

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Chile moves UN COP25 climate summit to Easter Island over logistical, environmental fears

Published 00:01 on April 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:43 on April 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  1 Comment

Amid a raft of concerns about overcrowding and a lack of conference venue options in Santiago, the Chilean government has announced its remote Easter Island as the surprise site for this year’s UN COP25 climate summit, highlighting the island’s ecological-driven collapse as a point of urgency for global efforts to reduce emissions.

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ICAO names advisory board for CORSIA aviation offset scheme

Published 22:12 on March 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:09 on March 28, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, South Korea, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO has listed the members of its technical advisory board (TAB) for its CORSIA global offsetting mechanism, adhering to historical splits between rich and poor countries with the latter represented by major CDM host nations and oil majors.

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ICAP Status Report 2019: Emissions Trading Worldwide

Published 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse partner ICAP has published its annual Status Report “Emissions Trading Worldwide”. The 2019 edition provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and design elements of all ETS in operation, scheduled and under consideration around the world.

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Chile seen allowing unlimited offsets for expanded CO2 tax, may add RECs

Published 22:37 on March 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:38 on March 12, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Chile could allow the unlimited use of domestic offsets as a compliance option under its expanded $5/tonne carbon charge, though industry is lobbying to include RECs as well, according to an industry expert.

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UN confirms 2019 dates for COP25 climate talks in Chile

Published 16:37 on March 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:49 on March 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

The COP25 UN climate conference in Chile will be held this December, the international organisation confirmed on Thursday, reversing an initial decision by the host nation to push the next annual negotiation round to Jan. 2020.

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ICAO implements advisory body to review CORSIA offset units, though questions remain

Published 23:24 on March 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:35 on March 6, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO announced Wednesday that it had enacted an advisory body to review emissions credits under its CORSIA global offsetting mechanism, but it was unclear whether it had reached further decisions on the panel’s membership and transparency.

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ICAO approves carbon unit criteria for CORSIA aviation offset scheme

Published 23:28 on March 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:16 on March 6, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO’s Council approved broad emissions unit criteria on Tuesday under its CORSIA global offsetting mechanism, placating green groups that had warned the body against making changes that could undermine the programme’s environmental integrity.

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UK-based EU ETS verifiers, Kyoto account holders face restrictions under ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Published 23:01 on February 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:46 on March 1, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

UK-based emission auditors will no longer be able to verify GHG output from EU ETS participants in other countries should Britain leave the bloc without a withdrawal agreement, the UK government announced Thursday.

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