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ANALYSIS: Uptick in voluntary carbon market activity still awaiting post-2020 clarity

Published 23:17 on April 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 12:44 on April 11, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A rise in voluntary market issuances over the past year could signal that entities are preparing for the start of multiple international emissions trading regimes in the next decade, but some cautioned there still may be too much risk to engage in early purchasing.

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CDM board weighs expanding struggling scheme to ride-sharing apps, other urban sectors

Published 02:30 on April 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:59 on April 3, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s executive board held its first meeting of 2019 last week, where it weighed a number issues including whether online ride-hailing applications should receive carbon offsets and how to expand the struggling scheme’s use into urban sectors.

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Chile moves UN COP25 climate summit to Easter Island over logistical, environmental fears

Published 00:01 on April 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:43 on April 2, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  1 Comment

Amid a raft of concerns about overcrowding and a lack of conference venue options in Santiago, the Chilean government has announced its remote Easter Island as the surprise site for this year’s UN COP25 climate summit, highlighting the island’s ecological-driven collapse as a point of urgency for global efforts to reduce emissions.

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ANALYSIS: Long-delayed REDD deals seen as base for international emissions trade

Published 20:50 on March 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:43 on March 28, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Forest protection deals inked between African nations and a World Bank fund could spur international emissions trade under the Paris Agreement and ICAO’s CORSIA offsetting scheme for aviation, according to experts.

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ICAO names advisory board for CORSIA aviation offset scheme

Published 22:12 on March 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:09 on March 28, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, South Korea, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN aviation body ICAO has listed the members of its technical advisory board (TAB) for its CORSIA global offsetting mechanism, adhering to historical splits between rich and poor countries with the latter represented by major CDM host nations and oil majors.

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BP targets $100 mln for upstream GHG reduction projects

Published 21:16 on March 26, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:16 on March 26, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, South & Central  /  No Comments

Fossil fuel major BP on Tuesday announced a $100 million fund to lower emissions from its upstream oil and gas operations, months after shareholder pressure forced the company to beef up its climate-related disclosures.

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Global energy-related CO2 emissions spike 1.7% in 2018 to hit another record -IEA

Published 00:00 on March 26, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:42 on March 26, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Energy-related CO2 output shot up in 2018 to hit a second consecutive yearly high as Asian coal growth and the US oil and gas boom overshadowed global progress in renewable energy and energy efficiency, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report released Tuesday.

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ICAP Status Report 2019: Emissions Trading Worldwide

Published 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse partner ICAP has published its annual Status Report “Emissions Trading Worldwide”. The 2019 edition provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and design elements of all ETS in operation, scheduled and under consideration around the world.

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Chile seen allowing unlimited offsets for expanded CO2 tax, may add RECs

Published 22:37 on March 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:38 on March 12, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Chile could allow the unlimited use of domestic offsets as a compliance option under its expanded $5/tonne carbon charge, though industry is lobbying to include RECs as well, according to an industry expert.

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UN confirms 2019 dates for COP25 climate talks in Chile

Published 16:37 on March 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:49 on March 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central  /  No Comments

The COP25 UN climate conference in Chile will be held this December, the international organisation confirmed on Thursday, reversing an initial decision by the host nation to push the next annual negotiation round to Jan. 2020.

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