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COP26 seen as “last chance” to forge Paris carbon trading rulebook

Published 23:04 on January 28, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:14 on January 31, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The 2020 COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow will be the final opportunity for countries to agree to the rulebook for the Paris Agreement’s market-based Article 6, but countries will still press on with carbon market deals over the next decade if negotiations come up short for a third straight year, experts said Tuesday.

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Japan picks projects in seven countries for carbon funding

Published 08:44 on January 27, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:37 on January 28, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Japan, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Japan’s environment ministry has picked 10 projects across seven countries for funding under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), expecting the investment to result in 14 million carbon credits by 2030.

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World Bank REDD programme adopts changes to align with CORSIA

Published 18:39 on January 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:21 on January 24, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has made revisions to its deforestation reduction programme methodology in response to comments from an UN aviation expert panel, with an aim of becoming eligible for the international flight offset programme CORSIA.

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World’s carbon markets grow 34% in value to $215 billion in 2019 -report

Published 21:34 on January 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:45 on January 23, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

Global carbon markets grew by 34% in 2019 to hit €194 billion ($215.1 bln) in value, according to analysts at Refinitiv, marking a third straight year of growth and a nearly fivefold increase in two years.

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Central European voluntary offset vendor accused of selling retired carbon credits

Published 00:09 on January 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:42 on January 6, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A Central European voluntary carbon offset vendor has been accused of reselling previously retired credits and of listing some units on its online registry without authorisation.

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CBL announces strategic moves in US offset, CORSIA aviation carbon markets

Published 14:41 on December 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:28 on December 18, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Trading platform CBL Markets has announced two major developments that it says will help it build a commanding market share while improving confidence in major burgeoning carbon markets, including US offsets and ICAO’s CORSIA scheme for international aviation.

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COP25: Testing Article 6 talks delayed for second year after marathon UN climate summit

Published 13:19 on December 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:31 on January 5, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Marathon UN climate talks in Madrid finished on Sunday afternoon without agreeing rules for international emissions trade under the Paris Agreement’s Article 6, as beleaguered hosts Chile pushed the record-long summit to try to broker a deal on a handful of sticking points.

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COP25: Roundup for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15

Published 09:47 on December 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 08:51 on December 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A marathon overnight session to develop an outcome for the UN climate summit was widely panned on Saturday morning, while negotiations on the highly contentious Article 6 rulebook for Paris-era international emissions trade continued. 

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COP25: Roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 11

Published 18:01 on December 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:15 on December 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The nearly 200 parties to the Paris Agreement on Wednesday dove headfirst into forging an agreement on the market-based Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, while dozens of attendees from environmental and indigenous groups were kicked out by UN security for protesting the slow pace of the talks.

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BRIEFING: Indonesia’s carbon trading plans

Published 17:36 on December 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:36 on December 11, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Indonesia has announced plans to launch a pilot carbon market next year, with a full-fledged emissions trading scheme to follow no later than 2024. A lot of specifics remain to be decided, but here are the details of the plans so far.

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