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In an advance on offsetting, Swiss firm offers CO2 removal credits to voluntary market

Published 10:51 on February 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:02 on February 22, 2018  /  International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A Swiss company is offering CO2 removal credits to the voluntary carbon market in an effort to boost funding and expand its carbon capture technology.

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‘Isolated’ EU nations willing to waive through CORSIA rulebook –EC official

Published 17:42 on February 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:44 on February 21, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

EU nations are prepared to waive through the draft rulebook for the CORSIA international offset market because they lack enough support to force changes, an EU official said on Tuesday.

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Climate finance vehicle picks 9 new initiatives to support in emerging nations

Published 12:26 on February 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:26 on February 16, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Public-private climate investment vehicle The Lab has selected nine initiatives from over 100 applications to support for this year, with funding expanding into land-use sectors.

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Australia releases ETS-like draft design for National Energy Guarantee

Published 11:04 on February 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:04 on February 15, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Australia’s Energy Security Board (ESB) on Thursday released a draft design proposal for the National Energy Guarantee that included many of the same elements found in intensity-based emissions trading schemes.

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Experts float international emission trade suggestions as UN talks approach business end

Published 18:33 on February 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:48 on February 12, 2018  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A group of experts have outlined how guidance on international emissions trade could look, aiming to help advance work that UNFCCC negotiators have been tasked to agree this year.

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Nations urged to waive through CORSIA rulebook as time pressure hits airlines

Published 00:47 on February 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:50 on February 12, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airlines are urging governments to waive through the draft rulebook for the CORSIA international offset market without further changes, as regulators face tight timelines to ready the scheme.

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ANALYSIS: CORSIA’s wide-door offset policy may give airlines fewer clues on costs

Published 23:00 on January 31, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:03 on January 31, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Multiple offset certifiers expect to meet required standards for the global CORSIA aviation offset scheme, potentially resulting in a fragmented market that will give airlines more supply options but less idea of cost.

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Advisor warns UK against using international credits towards post-2020 emission goals

Published 00:01 on January 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:51 on January 17, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The UK government must firm up how it will meet its medium-term emission goals and should not make use of legal loopholes such as buying foreign carbon credits, according to Britain’s independent advisory body the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

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Gold Standard adds voluntary project tool to measure gender equality progress

Published 15:07 on January 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:32 on January 15, 2018  /  Africa, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Non-profit certifier Gold Standard has begun to offer investors a way to measure gender equality progress in climate protection projects in the developing world, a part of its effort to broaden interest in funding development across poorer countries.

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ICAO draft sets out basis for eligible CORSIA credits, defers to programmes 

Published 18:24 on January 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:27 on January 10, 2018  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN agency ICAO has proposed to defer much of the responsibility for ensuring the environmental integrity of carbon credits eligible for its CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme to the credit standards themselves, according to a preliminary draft of the rules seen by Carbon Pulse.

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