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California mints 260k new offsets with DEBs-eligible ODS projects netting the bulk

Published 22:39 on April 14, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:39 on April 14, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB issued more than 260,000 new offsets this week, with the ozone-depleting substance (ODS) protocol accounting for the majority of these and with all qualifying as providing direct environmental benefits to the state (DEBs), according to data published Wednesday.

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INTERVIEW – Making the grade: London-based startup launches carbon offset ratings service

Published 11:51 on April 12, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:53 on April 12, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The flourishing global voluntary carbon market is about to achieve another ‘coming of age’ milestone: its own fixed income-style ratings system.

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Lessons from no deforestation movement helping to shape investors’ views on net zero

Published 23:14 on March 30, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:18 on March 30, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, EMEA, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Investors networks are increasingly adding interim targets and flexibility into frameworks to evaluate the validity of corporate net zero commitments, building on a decade of trial and error from the no deforestation movement, experts said.

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California offset issuance sinks to four-month low

Published 20:43 on March 24, 2021  /  Last updated at 20:43 on March 24, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California Carbon Offset (CCO) issuances hit a four-month low this week as state regulator ARB doled out fewer than 200,000 new credits, according to data published Wednesday.

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Green Climate Fund commits $1.2 bln to new projects

Published 08:27 on March 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 08:27 on March 22, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, International, Mexico, Other APAC  /  No Comments

The Green Climate Fund approved $1.2 billion in new funding to 15 projects at this year’s first board meeting, including programmes aiming to cut emissions by more than 420 MtCO2e over their life spans.

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“Forceful, abrupt” international climate action response to birth US carbon price by 2025 -experts

Published 18:56 on March 18, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:22 on March 19, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Delayed efforts to combat climate change will result in a “forceful, abrupt, and disorderly” response by governments by 2025, which combined with protectionist policies will see the US introduce a national carbon pricing system by that date.

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Carbon Pulse strengthens unrivalled voluntary markets coverage with expert ‘Net Zero’ hire

Published 11:00 on March 3, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:21 on March 3, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

(Free read) – Carbon Pulse has significantly strengthened its unrivalled voluntary markets coverage by hiring one of the longest serving environmental journalists on the beat and a world renowned expert in the role of forestry and other land uses in combatting climate change.

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Strong rebound risks cancelling out COVID-era emissions drop -IEA

Published 07:04 on March 2, 2021  /  Last updated at 10:04 on March 2, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A strong China-led rebound from last year’s coronavirus restrictions pushed global energy-related CO2 emissions above historical levels towards the end of 2020, International Energy Agency (IEA) data showed Tuesday.

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World’s climate pledges falling far behind target, UN report shows

Published 13:00 on February 26, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:53 on February 26, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, UK ETS  /  No Comments

Despite some positive developments, nations’ pledges to beef up climate action fall far short of what is needed to limit global warming to 1.5C, a UN report showed on Friday.

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California adds 930,000 new offsets as bulk of issuance comes from out-of-state projects

Published 21:12 on February 10, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:02 on February 10, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California doled out more than 930,000 compliance offsets across nine projects over the past two weeks, with the majority of the new issuances going to projects that do not provide direct environmental benefits to the state (DEBs), according to data published by state regulator ARB on Wednesday.

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