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EU carbon sinks 1.6 pct as industrial firms seen selling

EU carbon sinks 1.6 pct as industrial firms seen selling

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - European carbon prices fell 1.6 percent on Thursday as industrial companies took advantage of recent price gains to offload surplus permits, increasing supply.


Tianjin's carbon prices hit record low this week, over-allocation worries grow

BEIJING, July 24 (Reuters) - Carbon prices in China's Tianjin crumbled to the lowest level recorded in any of the seven pilot emission markets launched by the country, ahead of Friday's compliance deadline, sparking calls for the government to cut the amount of permits.


To cut carbon emissions, give communities rights to forest land - report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving forest communities secure rights to their land is an effective but underused way to limit carbon emissions from deforestation, a report showed on Thursday.


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  • 08 Jul 14

    Paris 2015 - will the Climate Potluck be low-carbon enough?

    In this report we construct three global emissions scenarios based upon possible outcomes of the 2015 climate summit in Paris. We find that none of our scenarios is likely to achieve the international goal of limiting global warming to two degrees. Global emissions reductions would need to be at least one and a half times greater than Europe's 2030 proposal to stay within the two degree carbon budget this century.

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  • 22 Jul 14

    The CDM EB80: $10 million deficit and new improvements for CDM operation

    Among other issues addressed at its 80th meeting last week, the Board revised the implementation of the management plan (MAP) for H1 2014. As a part of the MAP the Board revealed the state of current CDM-related incomes and expenditures, which resulted in a 10 USD million deficit. Furthermore, only one project case (a PoA) was presented for the Board’s consideration and no issuance cases were considered. The Board approved a number of PoA-related amendments to the CDM standards including streamlining technology approval for small- and microscale PoAs and facilitating post-registration changes to PoAs that introduce less-emitting technologies. At the same time another batch of CDM standards revisions (including deregistration rules) were further delayed, as the Board provided more amendments to be included in these documents. Besides the deregistration case, another key issue to be adopted is providing more flexibility for local stakeholders to engage in the course of a CDM project even after the local stakeholder consultation is over.

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