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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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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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Switzerland picks five more ITMO activities for potential emission trade deals

Published 14:03 on March 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 14:03 on March 18, 2020  /  International, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s carbon credit procurement agency this week selected five GHG-reducing activities for its second call for proposals, adding to three picked earlier in its efforts to tie up its first emission trade deals under the Paris Agreement’s market-based Article 6.

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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 22:07 on March 16, 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 dampen 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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Switzerland shuts emissions trading registry, extends compliance deadline over virus crisis

Published 18:01 on March 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:53 on March 17, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland has closed its emissions trading registry and extended the ETS compliance deadline for emitters due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the government announced Monday, adding that it had also cancelled this month’s allowance auction.

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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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Ghana inks agreement with Switzerland on ITMO activities

Published 16:29 on March 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:50 on March 3, 2020  /  Africa, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Ghanaian and Swiss governments have signed a memorandum of understanding to further cooperation under the Paris Agreement’s market-based Article 6, building off a project the European nation’s carbon credit procurement agency selected last year.

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