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Climate change 10-12-2015

Quebec minister: ‘Regions are driving the development of carbon pricing’

The Canadian province of Quebec has recently established a carbon market, and linked it to California’s market, in the hopes of inspiring more regional North American initiatives. 
Climate change 18-11-2015

COP21 will end a decade of failed climate finance

With 8,000 projects in developing countries, the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is still clinging to life. But the Paris agreement might spell the end for the ineffective system. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 11-09-2012

UN panel flags Kyoto carbon market overhaul

A high–level UN panel has proposed a hard-hitting package to reform the centrepiece of the carbon market established by the Kyoto Protocol, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
Climate change 07-11-2011

Report questions benefits of coal plant credits

Coal plants in developing countries get billions of euros in climate finance for new projects that do little to reduce CO2 emissions, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) says in a new report.
Climate change 03-10-2011

Carbon credits tarnished by human rights ‘disgrace’

The reported killing of 23 Honduran farmers in a dispute with the owners of UN-accredited palm oil plantations in Honduras is forcing the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) executive board to reconsider its stakeholder consultation processes.
Climate change 03-05-2011

Climate crime threatens billions in aid

Billions of euros could be plundered unless climate change mechanisms are strengthened and made more transparent, according to Transparency International (TI). 
Climate change 24-01-2011

Europe votes to ban industrial gas credits

Carbon credits gained by destroying controversial HFC-23 and nitrous oxide industrial gases will be banned from Europe's emissions trading scheme (ETS) after a vote by EU member-state representatives.
Climate change 26-11-2010

Commission proposes ban on industrial gas offsets

The European Commission yesterday (25 November) presented plans to ban the use of controversial international offset credits from certain industrial gas projects in the EU's cap-and-trade system after 2012.
Climate change 25-11-2010

EU readies plans to limit CO2 offsets

As the UN climate summit in Cancún draws nearer, the EU is preparing a proposal to rein in the use of international carbon credits under its cap-and-trade system.
Climate change 26-08-2010

EU to restrict credits from industrial gas projects in ETS

The EU's climate chief yesterday (25 August) said the European Commission was preparing measures to limit the use of carbon credits from industrial gas projects in its cap-and-trade system after 2012.
Climate change 23-08-2010

UN halts carbon credits to Chinese HFC plants

A UN body said last Friday (20 July) it would review a request from a Chinese plant destroying HFC-23 to generate carbon credits after having blocked four similar requests in a bid to ensure that the plants do not deliberately boost their greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate change 16-07-2010

Chinese firms cashing in on EU carbon trade

European industries are subsidising direct competitors in China and India by buying international credits to offset their carbon dioxide emissions, an NGO said in a new report.
Climate change 30-06-2010

Carbon offset auditors get poor grade

Reviewers of carbon-offsetting projects in developing countries under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) were given poor grades for the second year in a row by green group WWF.