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California Tropical Forest Standard sets high environmental bar, incentivises communities -experts

Published 23:39 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:40 on September 9, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

International communities could struggle to meet the criteria set by California’s proposed Tropical Forest Standard (TFS), but the adoption of the policy may incentivise them to begin addressing deforestation, according to experts.

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Colombia carbon tax-linked offset cancellations slow on supply, administrative bottlenecks

Published 22:07 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:31 on September 17, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The surrendering of Colombian offsets to comply with the country’s carbon tax has slowed this year due to an extreme supply squeeze and administrative delays.

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Companies left out of UN emissions trade as work drags on

Published 18:17 on September 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:17 on September 9, 2019  /  Africa, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The private sector has limited access to a slowly emerging international carbon market as governments are likely to take another two years to finalise its rules, experts said on Monday.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Where next for EU carbon prices?

Published 15:48 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:18 on September 5, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, 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  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Hear the views and pick the brains of five of the market’s top analysts at the 4th annual Carbon Forward conference and training day in London on Oct. 16-18.

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California Tropical Forest Standard leaves stakeholders divided despite revisions

Published 22:39 on September 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:51 on September 3, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Alterations to California’s Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) this summer did little to change supporters’ and opponents’ views of the possible precursor to jurisdictional REDD offsetting in domestic and international carbon markets, according to public comments released late last week.

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Climate Action Reserve salvaging Ontario grassland protocol with voluntary Canadian initiative

Published 22:22 on August 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:32 on August 28, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Offset registry Climate Action Reserve (CAR) is aiming to finalise its voluntary Canadian grassland offset protocol this fall after the Ontario government cancelled the entity’s WCI contract earlier this year, and the methodology could still be used in federal or provincial-run compliance markets. 

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California offset issuances drop under 500k as supply climbs to 161.5 mln

Published 21:28 on August 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:52 on August 29, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB granted under half a million California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) across three protocols this week and reduced the invalidation period on an additional 447,000 offsets, state data showed.

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California mine methane capture offsets risk non-additionality and increasing coal profitability -study

Published 22:16 on August 26, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:25 on August 26, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The design of California’s mine methane capture (MMC) offset protocol may incentivise non-additional emission reductions and allow coal operations to run longer by improving profitability, researchers said in a new study.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – EU renewable credit prices stumble ahead of France auction debut

Published 08:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:20 on August 22, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, 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  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – The 4th annual Carbon Forward conference & training day features key insights from environmental markets experts.

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Voluntary climate initiative sees 46 firms commit to set tougher goals

Published 22:40 on August 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:55 on August 21, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Forty-six companies worth $2.2 trillion have signed up to set tougher climate goals under the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) ahead of an October ratcheting up of ambition.

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