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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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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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Tax CO2 from largest emitters $75/t by 2030 to avoid 2C temperature rise, says IMF

Published 01:22 on October 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:38 on October 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A global temperature rise of 2 degrees C could be avoided if large emitting countries collectively adopt a carbon tax of $75/tonne by 2030, as well as other ambitious actions, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund.

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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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Indonesia sets up agency to deal with climate funding, carbon markets

Published 11:22 on October 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:54 on October 9, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Indonesia has established a new agency to channel funding for increased climate action, including any trading of carbon credits with developed nations or potential domestic emissions trading programmes.

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Article 6 failure at COP25 could force bilateral carbon market links, experts say

Published 04:23 on October 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:48 on October 10, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, International, New Zealand, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Failure to agree on rules for Article 6 at this year’s UN climate talks in Chile could see countries like Australia and New Zealand forging their own bilateral links to get access to the international credits they need to fulfil their Paris Agreement pledges, market experts warned Wednesday.

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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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Cambodia pushes for REDD deal with Germany

Published 14:01 on October 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:33 on October 3, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD  /  No Comments

Cambodia has asked Germany to consider buying some of its nature-based carbon credits, the government said in a statement, likely putting the country’s REDD programme in the frame.

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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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