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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 010: Biofilica

Published 14:50 on May 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:12 on June 3, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the latest instalment of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Plinio Ribeiro, CEO of Brazil-based offset project developer Biofilica, about COVID-19 related impacts on the REDD credit market and the outlook for compliance and voluntary market-based programmes both internationally and in Brazil.

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UN must uphold CORSIA rules to avoid delaying airlines’ climate action, say campaigners, offset providers

Published 16:33 on May 25, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:05 on May 25, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments must ignore airlines’ pleas to modify the UN’s CORSIA international flight offsetting mechanism in the wake of the coronavirus impact because weakening the existing rules would set the sector’s climate action efforts back many years, campaigners and offset industry players urged on Monday.

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World Bank Group launches tender to buy almost 200k carbon offsets

Published 10:52 on May 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:06 on May 24, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank Group has launched a request for proposals (RFP) to buy almost 200,000 carbon credits to offset the organisation’s emissions.

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Surprise EU data release lifts lid on 12 years of ETS emissions transactions

Published 18:13 on May 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:30 on May 16, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

The European Commission this week quietly published over 12 years’ worth of trading records from the EU ETS emissions registry, offering a comprehensive glimpse of how hundreds of billions tonnes of CO2 were shifted across more than a million transactions.

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ICAO postpones decision on rubber-stamping certain VCS offsets for CORSIA eligibility

Published 16:03 on May 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:13 on May 23, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Council will push back a decision on lifting temporary restrictions to Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) credits approved for the global aviation offset system CORSIA, standard and developer manager Verra told Carbon Pulse.

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COVID-19 impacts presenting challenges for California offset developers and verifiers

Published 22:56 on May 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:22 on May 14, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California Carbon Offset (CCO) prices collapsing this spring has made the process of selling and developing compliance offsets more difficult, as ‘shelter-in-place’ restrictions across the US could present issues for certain verification activities down the road, stakeholders said Thursday.

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Canadian gold miner inks forestry offset deal with developer and First Nation community

Published 23:03 on May 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:48 on May 14, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A Canadian mineral exploration company has agreed to develop an Ontario-based forestry project with a North American offset developer and a First Nations group, with most of the credit revenue earmarked for the indigenous community.

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California sets 20-mth high with 11.2 mln new offsets, as Quebec issues first credits since July

Published 22:34 on May 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:29 on May 14, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB minted 11.2 million new credits this week in its highest single issuance since autumn of 2018, while Quebec’s environment ministry handed out its first compliance offsets in 10 months, according to data released Wednesday.

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EU keeps mum on CORSIA baseline as study says change could wipe airline offset obligations

Published 19:11 on May 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:39 on May 14, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airlines could avoid buying CORSIA units through the mid-2020s if nations alter the emissions baseline for the international aviation offset system, a study showed, with the EU on Wednesday making no mention of changing that provision in its proposal to implement the ICAO programme’s pilot phase.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 009: The Gold Standard

Published 18:35 on May 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:26 on May 12, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this latest episode of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Owen Hewlett, chief technical officer at The Gold Standard, which is one of the main certifiers of voluntary carbon market projects and an approved standard under the international CORSIA aviation offset scheme.

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