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ANALYSIS: Colombian emitters face offset supply crunch as door closes on foreign units

Published 00:15 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:47 on January 18, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

As Colombia stops allowing emitters to use international offsets to cover their national carbon tax obligations, its companies are struggling to find enough domestic credits to meet demand.

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Gold Standard adds voluntary project tool to measure gender equality progress

Published 15:07 on January 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:32 on January 15, 2018  /  Africa, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Non-profit certifier Gold Standard has begun to offer investors a way to measure gender equality progress in climate protection projects in the developing world, a part of its effort to broaden interest in funding development across poorer countries.

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North, Latin American governments plan gathering to forge closer carbon pricing ties

Published 16:49 on January 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:49 on January 11, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twelve North and Latin American national and sub-national governments will meet in Chile later this month for their first gathering since committing to boost carbon pricing integration, with several other jurisdictions considering joining.

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CAR awards first offsets to Disney-backed Mexican forest project

Published 11:52 on December 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:16 on December 18, 2017  /  Americas, Mexico, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Climate Action Reserve (CAR) has issued voluntary offsets to the first Mexican forestry project registered under the programme.

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One Planet Summit: North, Latin American governments commit to boosting regional carbon pricing ties

Published 16:00 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on December 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twelve North and Latin American national and sub-national governments on Tuesday committed to using carbon pricing as a central climate policy instrument and to deepen regional integration of their emissions trading markets.

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BNP Paribas to launch voluntary carbon market platform next year

Published 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A division of French bank BNP Paribas is launching a voluntary carbon offset platform to help connect investors and other credit buyers with project developers.

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Global forest carbon finance falls 25% in 2016, report finds

Published 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Global funding for efforts to store carbon in forests dropped 25% to $662.1 million in 2016, according to Ecosystem Marketplace’s annual report on the state of forest carbon finance.

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Emissions trading association IETA appoints carbon market expert as California rep

Published 19:23 on December 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:57 on December 6, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Emissions trading association IETA has hired a new representative in California, naming a veteran carbon market expert to the role.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Why the EU needs to embrace forest carbon finance

Published 19:41 on November 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:41 on November 28, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A new report on forest finance shows that investments in the forest sector fall far short of what’s needed to end deforestation. Conserving and restoring tropical forests could deliver up to 30% of the carbon savings necessary to keep the average global temperature rise to 1.5C, only about 1% of international development funding for climate mitigation is directed towards this.

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Argentina proposes $25/t national carbon tax on energy sector

Published 17:08 on November 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:37 on November 27, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Mexico, South & Central  /  No Comments

Argentina has proposed a new $25/tonne carbon tax on its energy sector, targeting emissions from transport fuels, natural gas and coal, as well as the country’s burgeoning oil and shale gas industry.

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