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COP25: Roundup for Monday, Dec. 9

Published 13:02 on December 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:55 on December 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN climate negotiations in Madrid shift into high gear this week with the arrival of ministers from most of the nearly 200 countries attending the COP25 talks tasked with finalising work on emissions trading rules under the Paris Agreement’s Article 6. Below is a running summary of those efforts, as well as other happenings at the summit.

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COP25: With the rules still in flux, governments and businesses scramble to pioneer Paris carbon markets

Published 18:47 on December 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:52 on December 6, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Businesses and governments on the sidelines of the Madrid climate talks are busy building the foundations for a Paris era international carbon market and carving out a role for themselves, even as delegates remain gridlocked in negotiations over the rules.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE – Shades of REDD+: Should forest offsets be eligible for CORSIA?

Published 18:20 on December 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:39 on December 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, 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

When operating details of the Kyoto Protocol’s CDM were negotiated from 2001-03, many voiced concerns about forest carbon credits and their high risk of reversals, potential to displace emissions, and the difficulties in accurately quantifying emission reductions. Nearly two decades on, it is worthwhile to reconsider the question of whether or not forest mitigation could be ready for carbon markets. The question is back on the table as ICAO sets up a scheme for reducing emissions from international air travel.

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PREVIEW COP25: UN carbon market talks to take centre stage in Madrid

Published 01:00 on November 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:04 on December 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Officials from nearly 200 governments arrive at COP25 in Madrid next week to hammer out the rules for international emissions trade under the Paris Agreement, with several testing issues remaining from last year when disagreements nearly threw off a wider deal on the 2015 pact.

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California reduces invalidation period on 1 mln offsets, while new credits languish

Published 21:20 on November 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:49 on November 28, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB granted more than 253,000 new offset credits across two protocols this week as issuances stayed low, while the agency reduced the invalidation period on nearly 1 million credits, according to data released Wednesday.

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Mexico reveals emissions cap levels for pilot ETS ahead of 2020 start

Published 18:51 on November 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:46 on November 27, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

Mexico published emissions limits and sectoral breakdowns for the first two years of its pilot cap-and-trade programme on Wednesday, bringing the long-awaited start of the market’s trial phase a step closer.

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None of 14 offset standard contenders meet CORSIA aviation scheme criteria -report

Published 15:09 on November 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:27 on November 27, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

None of the 14 carbon credit standards that have applied for eligibility under the UN’s global CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme meet the criteria set out by governments, while some of the candidates may not even be considered offset programmes.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Shades of REDD+ Nesting – A good or bad piece of Swiss cheese?

Published 23:27 on November 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:40 on December 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

There was a time when people thought that forests were the low-hanging fruit of the climate challenge, and that reducing emissions from deforestation was fast, easy, and cheap. No one thinks that anymore.

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Mexican carbon pricing NGO sees director leave for IHS Markit

Published 15:34 on November 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:34 on November 19, 2019  /  Americas, Bavardage, International, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

The director of non-governmental organisation and CO2 pricing consultancy Carbon Trust’s Mexico office will take on a new role at information provider IHS Markit, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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ANALYSIS: Experts divided on CORSIA aviation offset supply estimates, with CDM renewal risk in focus

Published 20:18 on November 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:18 on November 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, 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, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Experts are differing greatly on the potential supply of eligible carbon credits that could be available under ICAO’s global aviation offset scheme, and specifically on the amount of available CDM units, which are poised to play a key role.

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