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COMMENT: Five massive drivers of future demand for offsets

Published 00:01 on April 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:36 on April 2, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Prior to the onslaught of COVID-19, a quick scan of the news each day would reveal that climate change is on the minds of customers and corporates worldwide.  Warmer winters with rain where there was once snow, colder weather anomalies due to destabilization of the polar vortex, and summers punctuated by raging fires in both hemispheres make the topic impossible to ignore.  And, while new regulatory regimes are cropping up across the globe, voluntary action is on the rise.

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Carbon consultancy offering ‘Corona Credits’ to offset emissions reduced by global virus lockdown

Published 08:05 on April 1, 2020  /  Last updated at 08:26 on April 1, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, 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, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

*FREE READ* – A new carbon consultancy is calculating the global greenhouse gas emissions being saved by people working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak, and it is packaging and selling the reductions as voluntary carbon offsets.

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ICAO may approve next round of CORSIA aviation offset applications after Art. 6 decision

Published 21:31 on March 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:31 on March 26, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO will look to endorse a second round of programme applications for its global offset system CORSIA by the end of the year, with that decision potentially occurring after countries attempt to forge the rulebook of international emissions trading under the Paris Agreement at COP26, according to an updated timeline.

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CORSIA offset recommendations run counter to feedback on CDM and China’s CCERs, comments show

Published 22:07 on March 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:08 on March 25, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO should not have unconditionally accepted the CDM or China’s GHG Voluntary Emission Reduction Program to supply the pilot phase of its global aviation offset system CORSIA due to environmental integrity concerns and a lack of transparency in their applications, according to public comments released Monday.

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Verra seeks clarifications, changes on aviation offset restrictions under CORSIA

Published 21:32 on March 19, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:36 on March 19, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Offset standard developer and manager Verra is planning a series of alterations to its Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) project types that the ICAO Council declined to approve for use under the international aviation offset system CORSIA.

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Major climate conference nixed over coronavirus

Published 11:55 on March 19, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:55 on March 19, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A major annual climate change conference scheduled for late May has been cancelled over the coronavirus crisis.

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Vietnam ministry to draw up carbon trading proposal

Published 11:00 on March 19, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:40 on March 19, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Vietnam’s environment ministry has been tasked with drawing up the design for a domestic carbon market by the end of the year, though it remains unclear what shape the programme will take or how far-reaching it will be.

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Indonesia firm on ETS plans despite rising virus concerns

Published 09:32 on March 19, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:42 on March 19, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Indonesia is sticking to plans to launch a pilot emissions trading market later this year, a government official said Thursday, despite concerns over the impact of the COVID-19 virus.

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Airlines’ CORSIA offset requirements could skew lower with flexibility provision -analysis

Published 21:17 on March 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:22 on May 29, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A flexibility mechanism built into the global aviation offset programme CORSIA could reduce carbon credit obligations during the scheme’s pilot phase to address coronavirus-related impacts on the emission baseline, eliminating the need for any changes to the underlying ICAO resolution, according to a green group’s analysis.

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UN approves six offset programmes, vintage restrictions for CORSIA aviation scheme

Published 19:03 on March 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:17 on March 14, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The ICAO Council on Friday endorsed six programmes in full and two others on a conditional basis to supply the UN body’s CORSIA international aviation offset mechanism, with eligible carbon credits initially restricted to a five-year window.

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