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Historically, the flexible mechanisms were defined and developed at the international level, under the auspices of the UNFCCC. Currently, more and more carbon markets are being developed unilaterally by some countries or in collaboration with other countries, but outside of the UN framework.

CPLC Conference in New Delhi discusses latest research finding on carbon pricing

March 2019 - Carbon Pricing has been identified as one of the most efficient strategies to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. To take stock of existing carbon pricing research and better understand successful carbon pricing implementation, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) and the World Bank Group hosted the world's first international research conference on carbon pricing in New Delhi, India. Held on February 14-15, the event brought together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, business leaders, and other carbon pricing and carbon market stakeholders to discuss the challenges of adopting and implementing carbon pricing and market-based instruments. more

Experts give insights into China's forest protection measures to combat climate change

February 2019 – In its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), China has set a 2030 goal of increasing its forest stock by some 4.5 billion m3 compared with levels in 2005. Forest management is also of key importance for the country’s national emissions trading scheme (ETS) which is currently being developed. Because forestation projects can potentially be used as offset activities using China Certified Emission Reductions (CCERs), this would enable market-based promotion of forest conservation activities. At a network meeting funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), selected experts gave insights into recent trends and the challenges faced in China’s forest conservation activities to mitigate climate change. more

Africa Climate Week 2019 opens its gates

March 2019 - Africa Climate Week takes place in Accra, Ghana, 18-22 March 2019. The event brings together diverse actors from the public and private sectors. Building on its long-standing presence at the African Carbon Forum and the Africa Climate Week, BMU will also be participating at this year’s climate week supporting workshops and side events. Implementing agencies as well as partners across Africa will present their lessons learned and showcase their experiences on market-based climate action during several events at the climate week. more

Carbon Pricing Research Conference takes place in New Delhi

January 2019 - The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) and the World Bank Group are hosting the world's first International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing (CPLC Research Conference) on February 14-15 in New Delhi, India. The event is convening over 30 researchers from across the globe to present papers on various carbon pricing themes. The two-day Conference will host over 300 participants and be centered around six central themes. more

Climate Change Conference in Katowice

December 2018 - Unfortunately, negotiations on Article 6 could not be concluded. Too many controversial issues remained unresolved. When it came to the issue of robust accounting and avoidance of double counting, negotiations broke down and only resumed in the final, closing phase. In the outcome, the EU was able to fully achieve its goals on accounting and avoidance of double counting (keywords: emissions balance, corresponding adjustments, structured summary). Double counting of certificates that can be used under CORSIA was also avoided. This was secured through transparency framework decisions. The Paris Agreement now provides the basis for ICAO’s CORSIA scheme, meaning that the ICAO must operationalise the double counting ban in 2019. When looked at as a whole, this is a good result, but one that left no time to continue negotiations on detailed rules for Article 6. more

Side Events COP24 (Kopie 1)

Overview of selected side events at COP24 in Katowice. More

Discussing Cooperative Climate Action

Reports from BMU Side Events at COP 24. More