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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: In Bonn, progress on markets hampered by gridlock on everything else

Published 14:42 on November 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:42 on November 20, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Americas aren’t named for Christopher Columbus, but for his map-maker, Amerigo Vespucci, who first figured out that Brazil is a pretty big part of the New World – something to keep in mind as climate negotiators sketch out the map for implementing the Paris Agreement.

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CP Daily: COP23 Special

Published 13:17 on November 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:35 on November 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN climate talks held in Bonn, Germany from Nov. 6-17 made modest progress on a number of technical issues including rules underpinning global carbon trading under the Paris Agreement, but a great deal of work remains ahead of next year’s deadline to complete the 2015 pact’s rule book.

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COP23: UN negotiators get ahead of themselves in Bonn CO2 trade talks

Published 18:00 on November 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:26 on November 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Negotiations on global carbon trade under the Paris Agreement edged ahead of other strands of the UN climate talks over two weeks in Bonn, boosting confidence that countries and companies seeking to use international CO2 deals will have rules in place well ahead of the pact’s 2020 start.

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COP23: 25 nations, sub-nationals join UK-Canada coal exit alliance

Published 19:23 on November 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:44 on November 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Some 25 national and sub-national jurisdictions have joined a global alliance forged by the UK and Canada to encourage a transition from unabated coal-fired power to cleaner alternatives, with the founding nations seeking to reach 50 members within a year.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: As REDD talks progress in Bonn, question arises: who can use the term “REDD+”?

Published 14:15 on November 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:15 on November 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Towards the end of summer, climate negotiators learned of three trademark applications that were filed in May of this year. One was for the logo “REDDPLUSX”, which is described as a carbon credit brokerage. Another was for the logo “RRU”, which are proposed carbon credits generated by saving or supporting forests under the Paris Agreement. But it was the third, for the logo REDD+, that raised eyebrows across the climate community.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Forest carbon projects can narrow emissions gap, but not all are created equal

Published 11:08 on November 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:05 on November 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Before year-end climate talks began in Bonn, Germany last Monday, the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) published its 2017 Emissions Gap Report, which warned that existing climate action plans – called “Nationally Determined Reductions” (NDRs) – won’t keep global temperatures from rising 2oC.

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COP23: US non-state actors collate climate efforts but will take another year to assess GHG impact

Published 18:30 on November 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:33 on November 13, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

An alliance of US cities, states, and businesses accounting for more than half the country’s economy said Saturday they remain committed to the Paris Agreement and will work towards collating the impact of their various mitigation measures by next autumn.

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COP23: German government launches tender to buy 82k CERs to offset summit

Published 21:10 on November 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:17 on November 10, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The German government has launched a tender to buy 82,000 “high-quality” CERs, preferably from projects in small island developing states (SIDS), to offset emissions stemming from the UN climate summit it is co-hosting in Bonn.

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COP23: Voluntary carbon market seeks role in driving Paris Agreement ambition

Published 17:08 on November 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:30 on November 10, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Businesses involved in the voluntary carbon market face a crossroads under the Paris Agreement and are reaching out to other stakeholders at this month’s UN climate talks to help determine their future.

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CORRECTED – COP23: Germany puts €50m towards N2O abatement, eyes €20m in offsets via World Bank auction platform

Published 14:30 on November 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:49 on November 15, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany will spend €50 million in directly funding N2O nitric acid abatement in developing countries and is aiming put an additional €20 million towards buying CDM or voluntary offsets via the World Bank’s auction platform emerging out of the Pilot Auction Facility (PAF).

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