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Press statement: New study adds urgency to end UN carbon offsetting scheme

Brussels 19 April 2017. The European Commission has released a new study showing major flaws in carbon offsets from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). As countries flesh out the rules to implement the Paris Agreement, Carbon Market Watch calls for an end to the scheme, and a shift away from offsetting as a climate policy approach.


EU Climate Leader Board – Where countries stand on the Effort Sharing Regulation

In the run up to the Environment Council in June when ministers discuss the EU’s largest climate tool, Carbon Market Watch and Transport & Environment analysed country positions in the negotiation process on the Effort Sharing Regulation and ranked them in the “EU Climate Leader Board”.

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Events

A Clean Fit: How the EU Emissions Trading System and the Clean Energy Package can work together for the climate

This event brings together policymakers and stakeholders to analyse the interaction between different policies and offer ways forward in order to safeguard the environmental integrity of EU climate action in line with the Paris Agreement. Tuesday 6 June, 14.00-18.00 – Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union.  Register here


Webinar – Ensuring carbon market integrity under the Paris Agreement – challenges and opportunities

Tuesday 23 May 2017  15:00 – 16:30 CEST (Brussels)

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Publications

Policy Brief: Good-Bye Kyoto: Transitioning away from offsetting after 2020

This briefing explains the differences in the contexts of the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, the differences between the CDM and the SDM, the lessons of the CDM experience for the SDM, and recommends steps to transition from the CDM to the SDM.

Read full briefing here


Policy Brief: Building blocks for a robust Sustainable Development Mechanism

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

 


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