Carbon Market Watch

Scrutinising carbon markets & advocating fair, effective climate protection


  • Policy Brief: Carbon leakage myth buster
    Executive summary The current EU ETS rules have granted preferential treatment to industrial companies deemed at risk of “carbon leakage” in the form of awarding free pollution permits. The ongoing legislative process to revise the EU ETS rules for the post-2020 period provides an important opportunity to revisit the rules… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-10-05
  • NEWS: CDM Board to discuss human rights safeguards
    Following numerous incidents of human rights violations related to CDM projects, the CDM Board will, for the first time, discuss options to address these concerns at its next meeting starting on 12 October. It will also discuss recommendations to overhaul the CDM’s local stakeholder consultation rules, including a requirement that… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-10-01
  • NEWS: Four magic potions for the EU’s carbon market
    In July 2015, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal to revise the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) in order to implement the EU’s 2030 target of at least 40% domestic emission reductions. Although the proposal suggests a few improvements it fails to introduce much needed provisions that improve the… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-10-01
  • Carbon Market Watch is looking for a Press Officer
    Purpose of the position  Carbon Market Watch is seeking a dynamic Press Officer to support Carbon Market Watch’s advocacy campaigns in the run up to COP21 and beyond. Tasks and responsibilities Plan and implement innovative and effective media strategies for campaigns, design effective narratives; Research, write and distribute press releases;… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-10-01
  • Media Statement: US and China launch Common Vision for Paris back to back with adoption of new universal Sustainable Development Agenda
    25 September 2015. Today, in a significant move, the USA and China launched a common vision for Paris, including a new climate finance commitment by China of $3.1 billion that will be provided through its South-South Cooperation Fund – a bilateral mechanism for providing climate aid to other developing countries. … ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-09-25
  • WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #12: Ever more uncertainty over Barro Blanco
    On the first of September tensions in Panama heightened when heavy machinery moved very close to the Ngöbe-Bugle Comarca to complete the highly contested Barro Blanco hydro dam, which is registered under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism. This was preceded by the forceful eviction of indigenous people camping next to… ... read more
    Source: CMWPublished on 2015-09-08