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Press Statement: EU countries take a small step to address carbon market oversupply

BRUSSELS 28 February 2017. Today the EU environment ministers adopted their position on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) revision. While the ministers proposed some improvements to the original proposal, more is needed to align one of the EU’s key climate laws with the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Open letter to UN Special Rapporteurs: request to carry an on-site visit to assess situation regarding Barro Blanco

We, the undersigned organisations, want to draw your attention on the worrying situation faced by the local communities affected by the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam located in the Ngäbe-Bugle Comarca (autonomous territory), in Western Panama, and kindly ask you to carry out an on-site visit in order to meet with the communities and assess their situation.


Civil Society Workshop – The road to a low carbon economy: strengthening the connection between local, national and European climate policy

This workshop (Madrid, 5-6 April 2017) aims to build the civil society’s understanding and capacity on the EU’s key climate policy tools. This event will also encourage participants to reflect on how the connection between local and European campaigns can provide momentum for more ambitious climate action. Register here

Student Debate: The Carbon Battle

The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), in cooperation with Carbon Market Watch, is delighted to host an interactive academic debate on European Climate Policy.

Tuesday, 28th March 2017 | 18.30 – 20.30
Rome and Lisbon rooms, VUB Pleinlaan 5, floor -1 Register here


Policy Brief: Addressing aviation emissions under the EU Emissions Trading System

This briefing explains the contribution of aviation to climate action, analyses the Commission’s proposal and provides recommendations for improvement.

You can find the briefing here



We’re hiring a Fundraising Officer

Carbon Market Watch is seeking a Fundraising Officer to help secure funds to implement our ambitious five year work plan on our campaigns related to carbon pricing, aviation & shipping, climate governance and fair climate action.

See here for more details


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