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CDM board alters fee system to address growing number of unclaimed CERs

Published 16:44 on July 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:44 on July 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Carbon Taxes, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s Executive Board this week took steps to curb the increasing number of CERs that are sitting in UNFCCC ‘pending accounts’ awaiting payment of required issuance fees by their owners.

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Certifier Gold Standard goes deeper into development, teams up with UNFCCC

Published 20:16 on July 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:16 on July 10, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Non-profit offset certifier Gold Standard on Monday launched a new standard for projects that applies across all types of climate and development action, aiming to attract interest from companies seeking to align with the UN’s Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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G20 isolates Trump on climate, shies away from carbon pricing pledges

Published 19:41 on July 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:26 on July 10, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Nineteen of the G20 major economies on Saturday endorsed a climate action plan while declaring the 2015 Paris Agreement irreversible, isolating the US and rebuffing President Trump’s efforts to renegotiate the pact.

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Malaysia’s Kelantan govt distances itself from unauthorised forestry carbon project offset sales

Published 11:56 on July 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:01 on July 6, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Malaysia’s Kelantan state on Wednesday said it has not asked any private companies to start selling carbon credits associated with a 400,000-hectare forestry project and urged any buyers to go to the police, raising more questions regarding the government’s controversial partnership with the scheme’s developer.

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Dutch corporates extend REDD buying, see wider interest

Published 19:11 on July 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:01 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Four Dutch companies including utilities Eneco and Essent have extended their long-standing REDD investments, and are teaming up with a Dutch business group to promote similar moves among smaller firms keen to extol their climate and sustainability credentials.

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Malaysian REDD project in doubt after central bank places operator on warning list

Published 13:56 on July 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:27 on July 12, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Malaysian central bank has put a private company operating a massive forestry project for Kelantan state on its Financial Consumer Alert list, casting doubt over the project’s credibility and ability to generate UN-issued offsets.

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Target the target: IMO resumes shipping emission goal-setting efforts

Published 20:26 on July 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:36 on July 4, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping  /  No Comments

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Monday resumed work that will determine whether its 2018 initial strategy to address international shipping emissions should contain far-reaching targets, binding measures, or merely warm words.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Super Early Bird 20% discount ends June 30

Published 16:12 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:15 on June 26, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**Save €200 with the Super Early Bird discount – Register by Friday** – CARBON FORWARD 2017 takes place Sep. 26-28 in Canary Wharf, London. The two-day conference (Sep. 27-28) is being held at the 5-star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, while the venue for the pre-conference Training Day (Sep. 26) is nearby and will be announced shortly.

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IETA managing director to join South Pole Group

Published 15:27 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:27 on June 14, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

IETA’s London-based managing director is leaving the emissions trading association to join consultancy, project developer and offset vendor South Pole Group.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Draft programme released

Published 17:34 on June 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:19 on June 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

We’re excited to release the draft programme for this year’s Carbon Forward 2017 conference and training day.

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