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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: With infrastructure reform, US can build world’s biggest, greenest carbon sink

Published 21:53 on May 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:08 on May 1, 2019  /  Americas, Conversations, REDD, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the middle of last month, US Senator (and New Green Deal co-sponsor) Ed Markey (D-Mass) said his party would make sure that any overhaul of the country’s infrastructure was done with clean energy. These “green infrastructure” projects don’t just keep greenhouse gas emissions down though; they generate environmental benefits. Some of them can even become carbon negative, meaning they can absorb more GHGs than they emit.

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COMMENT: Canada’s industry should support carbon pricing, not fight it

Published 10:00 on April 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:27 on April 23, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

The Canadian industry associations’ claims about the negative impact of carbon pricing on jobs and competitiveness are exaggerated and lack empirical evidence. Pollution pricing incentivises companies to innovate, which will be necessary to guarantee their competitiveness in the long-term.

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COMMENT: Canadian carbon reduction and energy efficiency options

Published 06:31 on April 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 06:31 on April 24, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, Views  /  No Comments

As corporates across Canada adjust to new federal and provincial carbon regulations, energy efficiency providers are fine-tuning their products and to serve the low-carbon economy. From low-hanging fruit to futuristic devices, there is no shortage of options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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COMMENT: Carbon leakage, trade exposure, and the Canadian federal backstop

Published 21:18 on March 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:18 on March 25, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

The corporate carbon pricing landscape across Canada is anything but a level playing field. For one, some provinces have implemented their own system, while others are complying with the federal plan. And even within this plan – the Federal Backstop – different sectors are expected to implement different benchmarks. Here is how Canadian industry is navigating its tricky carbon policy framework.

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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/CORSIA, 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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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Can the Green New Deal boost sky farming and save the giant carbon sink?

Published 18:32 on February 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:34 on February 26, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

By now, you’ve probably seen the news about US Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). On Friday, she unveiled a sweeping draft resolution to set US climate change policy for decades to come, and major media outlets competently contrasted her resolution with the more ambitious but less detailed “Green New Deal” proposal. Oh, wait… sorry. Wrong universe.

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COMMENT – Ontario’s plan vs the federal backstop: What companies need to know

Published 18:03 on February 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:36 on March 25, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

In the run-up to the Carbon Pricing for Canadian Industry conference – April 25-26 at the Hilton Toronto – Canadian Clean Energy conferences is running a series of articles on key topics for industries complying with provincial and federal carbon regulations.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Former UNFCCC boss Yvo de Boer still working the climate puzzle, but from a different angle

Published 00:05 on February 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:05 on February 13, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Yvo de Boer values his solitude and his garden – both of which he neglected while serving as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from mid-2006 to mid-2010.

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CARBON FAST FORWARD: A new series of regional carbon market conferences

Published 22:37 on February 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:37 on February 11, 2019  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Carbon Forward is launching a series of regional European carbon market conferences to help delve deeper into the issues affecting companies with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).

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CLIMATE XCHANGE: Cap-and-trade could be coming to Oregon – Here’s what you need to know

Published 22:49 on February 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:50 on February 8, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

On the last day of January, Oregon lawmakers introduced their highly-anticipated cap-and-trade bill, sending a loud and clear message that climate change is a top priority this coming session. Massachusetts-based think-tank Climate Xchange breaks down the legislation and offers an analysis of the proposal.

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