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NZ lawmakers propose stern restraints on international carbon credit use

Published 09:55 on October 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:26 on October 21, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand should only be allowed to use international carbon units to meet its domestic emission target in special circumstances, the parliamentary Select Environment Committee said Monday in its revised Zero Carbon Bill, which also retained controversial GHG goals for the agriculture sector.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Will small forest owners finally be able to tap carbon markets?

Published 14:50 on October 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:25 on October 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Wong family of Peru amassed a fortune building up a chain of supermarkets, but much of their wealth today is in real estate – including the 220,000-hectare (543,400-acre) Madeacre forestry concession that family’s late patriarch, Erasmo Wong, cobbled together in the province of Tahuamanu.

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CORRECTION: Russia scraps carbon tax plans after industry pushback

Published 15:48 on October 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:13 on October 18, 2019  /  EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Russia has dropped plans to introduce a carbon tax for major emitters, local media reported Thursday, electing instead to merely measure their carbon output.

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INTERVIEW: Green growth chief sees “real potential” for step up in Paris pledges

Published 17:39 on October 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 12:22 on October 19, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South Korea  /  No Comments

Several big-emitting Asian nations are considering stepping up their low-ball Paris emission pledges as they discover viable alternatives to coal and a limited role for emissions trade under Article 6, according to the operational head of intergovernmental body GGGI.

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CDM hits dual milestones ahead of UN carbon offset scheme’s potential conclusion

Published 22:53 on October 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:30 on October 14, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) passed two noteworthy milestones this month, as countries prepare to determine whether to wind up the project-based carbon finance programme.

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EU nations scrambling to halt rising illegal trade in super-pollutants

Published 20:32 on October 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 07:29 on October 12, 2019  /  China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The EU is battling to curb surging illegal imports in potent Chinese-made F-gases, with smugglers set to bring in products this year with more global warming impact than the greenhouse gas emissions of a mid-sized European country.

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Shell expands carbon neutral driving offer to UK with land offsets

Published 13:02 on October 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:06 on October 10, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Oil major Shell will offer British drivers the chance to offset their carbon footprint, it said on Thursday, expanding from its Dutch initiative as part of a global commitment to invest $300 million in land-based emissions-curbing initiatives.

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London-based carbon investment firm assembles expert team ahead of fund launch

Published 15:35 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:37 on October 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A London-based investment management firm has appointed a cast of carbon trading industry veterans as staff and advisors as it prepares to launch a global environmental markets fund.

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ICAO moves toward long-term GHG goal, CORSIA launch despite opposition from 25 nations

Published 23:44 on October 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:23 on October 7, 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, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Assembly on Friday backed the progression of work on setting a long-term emissions target for aviation and to advance the UN body’s CORSIA global offsetting mechanism towards operationalisation, though a fifth of the countries in attendance voted against the two resolutions in a surprise secret ballot.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – UK climate minister Duncan to deliver keynote speech

Published 11:13 on October 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:57 on October 2, 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 & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

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