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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 22:53 on October 11, 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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London-based carbon investment firm assembles expert team ahead of fund launch

Published 15:35 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:37 on October 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A London-based investment management firm has appointed a cast of carbon trading industry veterans as staff and advisors as it prepares to launch a global environmental markets fund.

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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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Norway to release forestry cash to Guyana after renewable energy commitment

Published 11:30 on October 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:30 on October 4, 2019  /  Americas, EMEA, International, REDD, South & Central  /  No Comments

Norway has agreed to release the final $50 million of its forestry protection payments to Guyana after the South American nation agreed to increase its renewable energy use.

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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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Air France to offset all domestic flight emissions from 2020

Published 16:59 on October 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:36 on October 1, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, International, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Air France will from next year offset the emissions from all of its nearly 500 daily domestic flights, the airline’s CEO announced late Monday.

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Emissions trade could save $250 bln/yr for climate action by 2030, study finds

Published 21:20 on September 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:13 on September 24, 2019  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

International emissions trade under a well-functioning Article 6 of the Paris Agreement could save as much as $250 billion per year by 2030 and improve the chances of meeting the pact’s climate goals, according to a study published Tuesday.

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