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California punts endorsement of Tropical Forest Standard to 2019

Published 01:30 on November 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:05 on November 19, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, International, Mexico, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB on Friday postponed a decision until next spring on whether to approve the Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) that could allow jurisdictions to link their sector-based offset programmes to the state’s carbon market, with stakeholders warning of the standard’s environmental and social ramifications.

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Mexico sees benefits of carbon programme, though companies spot issues

Published 20:52 on November 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:28 on November 12, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Mexico has released additional analysis for its draft three-year pilot cap-and-trade programme showing the benefits far outweigh costs, though state-owned oil firm Pemex voiced opposition.

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COMMENT: Paris goals can only be achieved in time with robust bottom-up action

Published 23:09 on November 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:09 on November 6, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Despite the scientific evidence, there are still nations that are either not convinced of the need to reduce emissions, or are unwilling to do so. But real demand for change is growing at ground level. Consumers around the world are paying greater attention to the environment and the climate, and making changes to their own lifestyles. They are also starting to ask uncomfortable questions of the businesses that supply them.

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UN opens tender to buy 141k Gold Standard CERs

Published 12:34 on October 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:34 on October 30, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN has launched a tender to buy some 140,800 Gold Standard CERs, including a batch from projects with co-benefits for women.

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Mexico releases details of 3-year pilot cap-and-trade programme

Published 17:55 on October 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:55 on October 23, 2018  /  Americas, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

Mexico has released details of its three-year cap-and-trade pilot programme, which will begin in 2019 and feature some of the same mechanisms used by other North American carbon markets.

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Nodal Exchange, IncubEx to launch US environmental markets on Nov. 16

Published 15:48 on October 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:02 on October 3, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

Nodal Exchange and IncubEx will begin offering a suite of North American environmental products, including California Carbon Allowances (CCAs) and RGGI Allowances (RGAs), on Nov. 16 pending regulatory review.

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Mexico announces 2022 start to its emissions trading scheme

Published 17:10 on September 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:17 on October 9, 2018  /  Americas, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

Mexico plans to roll out an emissions trading system (ETS) by 2022, one year later than the country’s most recent thinking and after it will complete a three-year pilot programme starting next year, its environment ministry said in a statement.

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GCAS: California’s Brown pitches broader carbon pricing cooperation, slams Trump US methane policy

Published 19:31 on September 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:02 on September 12, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

California Governor Jerry Brown publicly ridiculed a Trump administration proposal that could ease regulations on methane emissions leaks in the US, while simultaneously calling on the expansion of carbon pricing mechanisms to other areas of the world.

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California releases draft tropical forest offset standard as it prepares to revisit contentious REDD issue

Published 15:36 on September 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:37 on September 6, 2018  /  Americas, Mexico, REDD, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

California will hold a public meeting on Nov. 15 to consider whether regulators should endorse a tropical forest standard, in a move that would pave the way for the state’s cap-and-trade programme to become the world’s first compliance carbon market to allow REDD credits.

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Carbon Pulse hires top carbon expert to lead Americas coverage

Published 23:00 on September 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:41 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**FREE READ** – Carbon Pulse has hired one of North America’s top carbon market experts to lead its news coverage and expand its offerings on the continent.

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