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Eight offset programmes apply for CORSIA aviation mechanism during second intake

Published 22:34 on May 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 14:05 on May 27, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO’s expert panel will consider eight additional emissions unit programmes for the global offsetting mechanism CORSIA, with the submissions ranging from Kyoto-era crediting methodologies to jurisdictional-scale forest and land-use activities to an unauthorised application to incorporate the Northeast US RGGI carbon 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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UN must uphold CORSIA rules to avoid delaying airlines’ climate action, say campaigners, offset providers

Published 16:33 on May 25, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:05 on May 25, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments must ignore airlines’ pleas to modify the UN’s CORSIA international flight offsetting mechanism in the wake of the coronavirus impact because weakening the existing rules would set the sector’s climate action efforts back many years, campaigners and offset industry players urged on Monday.

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World Bank Group launches tender to buy almost 200k carbon offsets

Published 10:52 on May 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:06 on May 24, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank Group has launched a request for proposals (RFP) to buy almost 200,000 carbon credits to offset the organisation’s emissions.

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Surprise EU data release lifts lid on 12 years of ETS emissions transactions

Published 18:13 on May 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:30 on May 16, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

The European Commission this week quietly published over 12 years’ worth of trading records from the EU ETS emissions registry, offering a comprehensive glimpse of how hundreds of billions tonnes of CO2 were shifted across more than a million transactions.

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Global carbon fund hands back majority of early gains after volatility bet sours

Published 18:34 on May 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 20:47 on May 13, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

A carbon market investment fund in April handed back most of the gains made the previous month after a bet on volatility went sour.

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Next year’s UN climate talks should take place in Africa as planned, say continent’s negotiators

Published 12:38 on May 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:09 on May 13, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD  /  No Comments

African climate negotiators want next year’s COP27 UN summit to go ahead in Africa as planned, despite this year’s postponement of the UK-hosted talks to 2021.

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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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EU emitters ramp up Kyoto offset usage as cheap ETS compliance option enters final year

Published 19:59 on May 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:14 on May 12, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Companies regulated by the EU ETS exchanged over 27 million Kyoto Protocol offsets for EUAs in the past 12 months, ramping up the practice with just a year left for emitters to tap this cheaper compliance option.

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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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