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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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Natural Capital Partners, VCS hit back at claims of dodgy Cambodian REDD offsets

Published 11:08 on January 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:19 on January 12, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Aviation, International, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Carbon brokers Natural Capital Partners and the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) have hit back against claims that offsets from the Oddar Meanchey REDD project in Cambodia lack environmental integrity.

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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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CBL Markets partners with Australian small investor platform for voluntary offsetting 

Published 21:30 on January 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:00 on January 10, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Exchange operators CBL Markets have partnered with Acorns Australia to offer voluntary offsetting to the small investor platform’s 370,000 users.

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Althelia invests €5.1 mln in Indonesian peatlands project 

Published 20:07 on January 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:07 on January 10, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, EMEA, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Natural capital vehicle Althelia Climate Fund has invested €5.1 million in a project to restore carbon-intensive peatland rainforest in Indonesia.

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Virgin Atlantic becomes latest firm to shun credits from controversial Cambodian REDD project

Published 18:59 on January 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:59 on January 10, 2018  /  Africa, Asia Pacific, Aviation, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airline Virgin Atlantic has become the latest firm to remove a Cambodian REDD+ project from its portfolio of offset sources, according to media reports, amid ongoing claims that large areas covered by the initiative were subject to rampant deforestation.

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Bluesource acquires EOS Climate’s ODS offset supply and project development contracts

Published 22:55 on January 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:55 on January 9, 2018  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Project developer Bluesource has agreed to acquire all ozone-depleting substance (ODS) offset supply and project development contracts from San Francisco-based EOS Climate.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: When ranking clean cookstoves, don’t let the perfect become enemy of the good

Published 19:25 on January 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:25 on January 9, 2018  /  Africa, EMEA, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

When one Ghanaian worker demonstrated her cookstove, she first overfilled it and then used a carcinogenic plastic bag to start the fire. Observers gasped. “Does she know that’s bad for her health?” asked several of them. According to Ecosystem Marketplace, this incident reminds us that there’s more to clean cookstoves than the machines themselves.

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ICAO draft sets out basis for eligible CORSIA credits, defers to programmes 

Published 18:24 on January 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:27 on January 10, 2018  /  Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN agency ICAO has proposed to defer much of the responsibility for ensuring the environmental integrity of carbon credits eligible for its CORSIA aviation offsetting scheme to the credit standards themselves, according to a preliminary draft of the rules seen by Carbon Pulse.

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