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COP26: REDD+ moving ahead of Article 6, but questions remain on approach, integrity

Published 21:03 on November 12, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:38 on November 15, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

REDD+ outcomes approved and tracked by the UN are moving ahead of Article 6 negotiations under the Paris Agreement, although others are pursuing alternative approaches or calling for restrictions to ensure the environmental integrity of global carbon trading.

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COP26: Roundup for Day 10 – Nov. 11

Published 07:58 on November 11, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:48 on November 13, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Climate talks in Glasgow carry on, with negotiators having just two more full days to agree on texts before entering the more or less obligatory overtime. Check in here for the latest news and updates throughout the day.

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COP26: Roundup for Day 9 – Nov. 10

Published 06:42 on November 10, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:48 on November 13, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, 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, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Midway through the second week of COP26, and much is still left to be done. We follow the latest developments here and update continually throughout the day.

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COP26: Ghana strikes Article 6 cooperation deals with Mercuria, Sweden

Published 04:30 on November 10, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:19 on November 10, 2021  /  Africa, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Trading house Mercuria has signed an MoU with Ghana to help operationalise Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, including driving project development in a number of sectors across the economy.

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$100/tonne CO2 tax would have minor impacts in most OECD countries -study

Published 20:53 on November 9, 2021  /  Last updated at 20:53 on November 9, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A sudden global $100/tonne carbon tax would lower GDP by only 1-2% in most middle-to-high-income nations, but the effects would be more pronounced in carbon-intensive emerging economies such as Russia, South Africa, and India, according to new research.

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COP26: Democratic Congressional delegates tout US climate leadership amid domestic headwinds

Published 20:34 on November 9, 2021  /  Last updated at 20:34 on November 9, 2021  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A collection of Democratic lawmakers, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, arrived at the COP26 talks on Tuesday to rekindle trust in US climate leadership, but a bleak legislative and policy landscape at home and poor track record in global cooperation are raising doubts.

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COP26: Roundup for Day 8 – Nov. 9

Published 07:52 on November 9, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:04 on November 13, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, 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, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

It’s Science Day in Glasgow, while negotiations carry on under the guidance of ministers appointed by the UK COP26 Presidency.

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COP26: New ADB carbon fund to source Article 6 credits for financiers

Published 09:33 on November 8, 2021  /  Last updated at 01:28 on November 9, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South Korea, Switzerland  /  No Comments

The Asian Development Bank on Monday launched a new fund that will seek to drive climate action in the Asia-Pacific by sourcing carbon credits eligible under the Paris Agreement for investors.

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COP26: Roundup for Day 7 – Nov. 8

Published 01:58 on November 8, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:48 on November 13, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, 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, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Negotiators at COP26 in Glasgow enter the second week of the talks, with hopes of further progress as ministers get involved. We are tracking developments here.

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COP26: Ministers face uphill task as officials fail to advance Article 6 talks

Published 18:53 on November 6, 2021  /  Last updated at 19:01 on November 6, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The first week of negotiations over Article 6 rules to govern international emissions trade under the Paris Agreement ended on Saturday without agreement, leaving ministers with unwieldy documents to work on when they convene at COP26 in Glasgow on Monday.

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