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Norway pays Indonesia for cutting 11.2 MtCO2e under forestry deal

Published 12:59 on July 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 12:59 on July 10, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD  /  No Comments

Norway has paid Indonesia for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 11.2 MtCO2e, the first payment under a 10-year-old bilateral forestry deal after a smaller transfer flagged last year never materialised.

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German govt launches tender to buy 431k CERs

Published 19:06 on July 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:06 on July 8, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The German government has launched a tender to buy 431,300 CERs to offset the emissions from a series of activities including those associated with its EU Council presidency.

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Japan co-funds 10 new JCM projects across South East Asia

Published 09:30 on July 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:20 on July 8, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Japan, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Japan’s environment ministry has picked 10 more projects it will co-fund under its Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), to help meet its emissions target under the Paris Agreement.

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ICAO Council drops 2020 from emissions baseline for CORSIA’s pilot phase

Published 22:47 on June 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:22 on July 1, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Council on Tuesday agreed to omit 2020 from the carbon neutral growth baseline during the international aviation offset programme CORSIA’s first three years, while leaving the door open for the UN body’s Assembly to make that change for the entire 15-year duration of the scheme.

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US threatens CORSIA exit if GHG baseline decision not made next week

Published 20:17 on June 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:51 on June 26, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The US will opt out of the first three years of the CORSIA offset mechanism for global air travel if other countries do not agree to alter the programme’s emissions baseline next week, with other nations potentially following suit, a Dutch minister said Friday.

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US, Singapore carbon firms partner to develop cookstove projects

Published 12:58 on June 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:02 on June 23, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South Korea, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Two carbon specialist firms have partnered to develop cookstove carbon offset projects with co-benefits in Africa and Asia – investments for which they are still pursuing funding.

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Green COVID-19 recoveries must not shy away from stringent CO2 prices -experts

Published 22:49 on June 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:33 on June 22, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central  /  No Comments

Sustainable economic recovery efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic should not only feature CO2 taxes or emissions trading schemes to stimulate a clean and just transition, but also avoid the pitfalls of weak carbon pricing rates that have persisted for years, experts said Monday.

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Market stability mechanisms both a necessity and deterrent to ETS linking -study

Published 22:15 on June 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:22 on June 23, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

Mechanisms that help manage unexpected shocks in emissions trading schemes are a necessary consideration when weighing the linking of two carbon markets, however existing ones can also act as a deterrent to connecting systems, according to a study released late Friday.

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Greater clarity on CORSIA offset supply, eligibility necessary for enhanced market participation -report

Published 22:52 on June 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:52 on June 17, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A lack of standardisation and transparency across eligible offset programmes under the international aviation offset market CORSIA is presenting a barrier to entry for participants and making it difficult to estimate credit supply, according to a new report.  

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Global energy emissions growth sees dip in 2019 as coal’s role fades -BP

Published 10:33 on June 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:58 on June 18, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Global CO2 emissions from energy use grew by 0.5% in 2019, only partially unwinding the unusually strong 2.1% rise in 2018, oil major BP said in its annual energy review published on Wednesday.

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