ARTICLES IN ORDER
New Markets Text Due Friday Morning, But Climate Talks Extended Through Weekend
December 12
  |  Carbon Market

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement governs international carbon markets, and a new text for implementing it has been promised for Friday morning – even as negotiations, originally scheduled to end then, have been extended through to the weekend.

High-Ambition Countries Re-Float Old Article 6 Principles
December 11
  |  Carbon Market

11 December 2019 | MADRID | With climate negotiators still deadlocked over how to incorporate carbon markets into the Paris Agreement, negotiators from Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia, Senegal, New Zealand, the EU and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), among others, are attempting to build support for a set of principles that had circulated earlier […]

Climate Talks Remain Stuck on Markets
December 11
  |  Carbon Market

Ministers from New Zealand and South Africa have been working to unlock climate negotiations stuck on Article 6, which concerns markets. Without agreement on markets, there is little hope of agreeing on how to ratchet up ambition.

Opinion
Climate Finance Must Stop Excluding Indigenous Communities
December 11

REDD+ can be great medicine for sick or endangered forests, but can it also act as a vaccine for healthy ones? Yes, it can – by supporting indigenous people, who act as a planetary immune system for forests. Doing so, however, means rethinking additionality, which is a pillar of carbon finance.

Nearly 180 Companies Embrace Science-Based Targets to Align With Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C Target
December 11
  |  Climate change

As climate negotiations enter their critical final days, private companies representing more than 5.8 million employees have pledged to hold themselves to emission levels in keeping with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C target.

Technical Phase of Climate Negotiations Ends With No Agreement on Markets
December 9
  |  Carbon Market

Technical negotiations around the creation of international carbon markets have wrapped up in Madrid, leaving a mess for the high-level phase of talks that begins Tuesday.

Voluntary Carbon Volume Hits Seven Year High on Demand for Natural Climate Solutions
December 5
  |  Climate change

“Natural Climate Solutions” have been in the news a lot these past two years, and they’re also in the minds of people and businesses looking to achieve carbon neutrality. Demand for offsets generated through better management of forests, farms, and fields increased 264 percent over the past two years, leading to a seven-year high in volume of voluntary carbon offsets.

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