Carbon Market Watch

Scrutinising carbon markets & advocating fair, effective climate protection


  • SIDE EVENT: “Environmental and social accountability for results based finance – lessons learnt and ways forward”
    MONDAY, 1 JUN 2015, 16:45—18:15 KAMINZIMMER (113), WORLD CONFERENCE CENTER BONN The need for safeguards and accountability mechanisms is widely recognised in international financial institutions (IFIs). This event will discuss how lessons from IFIs can inform the design and operation of appropriate redress mechanisms for the GCF and other private and public climate finance flows. High standards… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-05-29
  • NEWS: EU carbon market fix agreed
    This week, European policymakers have provisionally agreed on a fix for the EU’s carbon market that is suffering from an oversupply of pollution permits and yielding record-low prices. While this is a great step forward, a permanent solution to tackle the glut of pollution permits is needed as part of… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-05-07
  • NEWS: Lessons learnt from EU’s carbon offset rules
    This week, the European Commission released new data on the number and origin of carbon offsets used in 2014 by companies in the EU’s carbon market. Despite new eligibility criteria to incentivize investments in poor countries, the majority of offsets come from China, Ukraine and Russia. Moreover, lack of transparency… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-05-06
  • NEWS: Growing expectations on EU ministers to promote aviation mitigation
    The inclusion of international flights into the EU’s carbon market was one factor that created momentum for a global, rather than regional, measure to address aviation emissions. Recognizing Europe’s potential importance in the ongoing negotiations towards a global market based measure, open letters from fifteen NGOs across Europe were sent… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-05-04