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California Tropical Forest Standard leaves stakeholders divided despite revisions

Published 22:39 on September 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:51 on September 3, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Alterations to California’s Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) this summer did little to change supporters’ and opponents’ views of the possible precursor to jurisdictional REDD offsetting in domestic and international carbon markets, according to public comments released late last week.

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Japan, World Bank target JCM offset scheme to pilot Paris Agreement carbon market

Published 14:45 on August 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:45 on August 27, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, International, Japan, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Japan and the World Bank have signed an MoU on the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), aiming to use the offset programme to pilot the emerging international carbon market under the Paris Agreement.

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US presidential candidate Sanders sets out energy decarbonisation by 2030, $200 bln GCF contribution

Published 18:32 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

US Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders unveiled Thursday his wide-ranging environmental plan modelled on the Green New Deal, aiming to decarbonise the country’s energy supply over the next 10 years and ramp up America’s international climate commitments under the UN Paris Agreement and Green Climate Fund (GCF).

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – EU renewable credit prices stumble ahead of France auction debut

Published 08:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:20 on August 22, 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, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

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California senator urges ARB to oppose Tropical Forest Standard

Published 23:51 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:39 on August 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB should not endorse its Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) next month because sector-based REDD offsets lack environmental and social integrity and fail to address the root causes of deforestation, a state senator said, potentially opening a bicameral rift over the already divisive issue.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Stick or twist: investors came to the EU ETS, but will they go?

Published 17:24 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:47 on August 12, 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 Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

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Glasgow selected as venue for UN climate talks in 2020

Published 16:07 on August 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:07 on August 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD  /  No Comments

Next year’s UN climate summit will be held in Glasgow, the UK government announced on Friday, assuming the country wins in its bid to host the annual conference.

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World Bank extends carbon credit eligibility ahead of N2O auction

Published 22:41 on August 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:43 on August 8, 2019  /  EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Nitric Acid Climate Auction Program (NACAP) has extended the emission reduction generation period that eligible CER and VER carbon credits can be delivered into the programme.

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UN panel flags potential role for land-use carbon incentives, warns on BECCS

Published 20:09 on August 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:44 on August 9, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Paying landowners to protect their land could play a vital role in tackling climate change, though large-scale bioenergy use and storage could worsen the effects without careful management, according to UN-backed scientific panel IPCC in a landmark report.

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Fourteen offset programmes apply for ICAO’s CORSIA aviation mechanism

Published 23:52 on August 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:02 on August 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO’s expert panel will consider 14 emissions unit programme applications for the global offsetting mechanism CORSIA, with the submissions ranging from Kyoto era offset programmes and REDD initiatives to jurisdictional schemes in China, the Middle East, and Poland.

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