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Inclusion of shipping in EU ETS gains wide MEP support -key lawmaker

Published 13:17 on April 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:57 on April 7, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Shipping  /  No Comments

A proposal to include shipping in the EU ETS has gathered an “encouraging” consensus among EU lawmakers, according to the European Parliament’s lead lawmaker on the issue. 

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

Published 09:05 on April 1, 2020  /  Last updated at 09:26 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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EU shipping emissions proposal to face tussle over targets -analysts

Published 18:32 on March 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:50 on March 23, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

An EU proposal to put shipping emissions in the EU ETS will likely face wrangling over carbon intensity targets and its baseline emission year, analysts said in a report released Monday. 

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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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BRIEFING: EU lawmaker aims to seize momentum to put shipping in bloc’s ETS

Published 18:16 on March 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 06:26 on March 14, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Shipping  /  No Comments

The European Parliament is mulling an early bid to agree this year to include all ships using EU ports in the bloc’s ETS, attempting to capitalise on the current heightened momentum for climate action, the Parliament’s lead lawmaker on the issue told Carbon Pulse on Friday.

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Carbon Pulse kicks off 2020 with two new hires to enter investment, development phase

Published 00:01 on February 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:51 on February 18, 2020  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

Carbon Pulse has expanded its workforce to kick off 2020, hiring two experts to help bolster its unrivalled news and intelligence offering as the five-year old company enters a new period of investment and product development.

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Shipping climate goal to cost 100 times more than industry proposing to raise

Published 18:32 on January 20, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:04 on January 21, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Global investment of $50-70 billion a year will be needed to halve emissions from shipping by 2050, a scale 100 times greater than an industry-proposed $2/t levy would raise but a level experts say has already been borne by the maritime sector within living memory.

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PREVIEW COP25: UN carbon market talks to take centre stage in Madrid

Published 01:00 on November 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:04 on December 2, 2019  /  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, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Officials from nearly 200 governments arrive at COP25 in Madrid next week to hammer out the rules for international emissions trade under the Paris Agreement, with several testing issues remaining from last year when disagreements nearly threw off a wider deal on the 2015 pact.

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Shipping groups suggest fuel levy idea as EU measures loom larger

Published 20:11 on November 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:14 on November 15, 2019  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Industry associations have suggested charging ships a $2/tonne fuel tax, in one of several measures discussed at the UN’s maritime body IMO this week as the sector strives to avoid regulation under the EU ETS.

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Cruise line MSC seeks CO2 neutrality through blue carbon offsets

Published 18:34 on November 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:34 on November 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Shipping, South & Central, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Swiss-based MSC Cruises aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its marine fleet operations by Jan. 2020 through offsetting, and plans to increasingly rely on blue carbon projects to maintain the goal, it announced Friday.

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