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California senator urges ARB to oppose Tropical Forest Standard

Published 23:51 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:39 on August 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB should not endorse its Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) next month because sector-based REDD offsets lack environmental and social integrity and fail to address the root causes of deforestation, a state senator said, potentially opening a bicameral rift over the already divisive issue.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Stick or twist: investors came to the EU ETS, but will they go?

Published 17:24 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:47 on August 12, 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 Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

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California’s ARB to consider updated Tropical Forest Standard at September meeting

Published 22:51 on July 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:02 on July 30, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB will consider endorsing an updated version of its Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) at the board’s Sep. 19 meeting, nearly a year after the agency delayed its original approval of the possible precursor to jurisdictional REDD offsetting following a flurry of backlash.

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California mints 900k WCI offsets as Quebec grants over 50k

Published 22:37 on July 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:20 on July 26, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB issued over 900,000 new offsets (CCOs) this week, while Quebec resumed its issuances with more than 50,000 of its own compliance-grade credits, according to jurisdictional data.

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Japan to co-fund seven new JCM projects for 3.8 mln carbon credits

Published 13:53 on June 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:53 on June 27, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Japan, Mexico, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Japan’s environment ministry on Thursday announced it would co-fund seven projects that it expects could generate almost 4 million carbon credits under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) by 2030.

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California lawmakers urge adoption of Tropical Forest Standard

Published 23:09 on June 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:14 on June 20, 2019  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Four California assemblymembers asked state regulator ARB this week to adopt the Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) for international sector-based offset programmes despite ongoing disagreement and environmental justice opposition to the proposal.

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BY THE NUMBERS: Data sheds light on unused CER supply, Kyoto unit trading

Published 14:08 on June 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:51 on June 14, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

There remains more than 860 million unused CERs – a massive supply of offsets that could potentially be tapped by airlines to comply with ICAO’s CORSIA scheme or which could find its way into the Paris Agreement era.

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REDD criticism should not affect California’s Tropical Forest Standard, advocates say

Published 23:50 on June 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:50 on June 3, 2019  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California’s Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) is unlikely to see an erosion in support due to a recent media report’s critique of REDD-eligible credits, because the proposal would mitigate most of the flaws that could occur with individual offset projects, two environmental advocates said.

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Mexico outlines pilot ETS without setting annual emission caps

Published 22:50 on May 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:50 on May 28, 2019  /  Americas, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

Mexico plans to implement a three-year cap-and-trade pilot programme beginning in 2020 that would utilise direct allocation and auctions to distribute allowances to end users, but it has not yet determined the appropriate caps, according to a public consultation released on Monday.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2019 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 10:31 on May 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:37 on May 8, 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, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

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